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India: UP cops caught on camera thrashing, kicking women protesters

India: UP cops caught on camera thrashing, kicking women protesters

Jan 14, – Cops in Uttar Pradesh have been caught on camera kicking, slapping and using canes to hit a group of women who were protesting against the death of two men in an accident in the Rasoolpur area of Firozabad. The cops, led by Shriprakash Yadav, the station house officer of the Rasoolpur police […]

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Diplomat row: India blames US for ‘mini crisis’

Diplomat row: India blames US for ‘mini crisis’

Jan 11, New Delhi – India’s government said Saturday that there was no standoff with the United States over the arrest and strip search of an Indian diplomat in New York, as both countries appear eager to defuse the monthlong dispute. After meeting with the diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, following her return to New Delhi, External […]

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Tensions rise: Tit for tat India expels US diplomat after Khobragade’s indictment

Tensions rise: Tit for tat India expels US diplomat after Khobragade’s indictment

Jan 11, – A nasty month-long diplomatic row between India and the US got inflamed on Friday with New Delhi expelling an American diplomat after Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, whose arrest had sparked unprecedented acrimony between the countries, was indicted by a US grand jury and left for New Delhi before she could be declared persona […]

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Standoff by police, protesters in Tunisia

Standoff by police, protesters in Tunisia

Dec 17, TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisian police stepped up security while protesters from across the spectrum accused the government Tuesday of betraying the revolutions that started in this country and rocked the Arab world. The protests were held to mark three years since a young vendor set himself on fire in desperation over unemployment and […]

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Ukraine court frees protesters held after Kiev clashes

Ukraine court frees protesters held after Kiev clashes

Dec 13, – A Ukrainian court has freed nine people arrested during clashes between pro-EU protesters and riot police, a key demand of the protest movement. The nine were arrested during a violent crackdown on 30 November to drive protesters away from the presidential administration in the capital Kiev. Amid the international outrage, US Secretary […]

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India: Frustrated investors cheer opposition gains

India: Frustrated investors cheer opposition gains

Dec 09, Mumbai, India – Sweeping wins for India’s pro-business opposition party in state elections are being welcomed by investors as a sign that national polls next year will deliver a government capable of tackling the malaise in Asia’s third-largest economy. India’s benchmark Sensex stock index surged 1.6 percent Monday to a record high after […]

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Thai PM Shinawatra survives confidence vote as protests continue

Thai PM Shinawatra survives confidence vote as protests continue

Nov 28, – Yingluck Shinawatra has survived a no-confidence vote lodged by Thailand’s opposition comparatively comfortably. Politicians voted in Bangkok in the midst of street protests against the Thai government. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra received 297 votes of support in Thursday’s no-confidence vote, while 134 members of parliament voted against the government. Yingluck’s embattled government […]

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Syrian Clerics rule besieged Damascus residents may eat dogs

Syrian Clerics rule besieged Damascus residents may eat dogs

Oct 15, – A group of Syrian clerics have issued a ruling – or fatwa – allowing people living in besieged suburbs of Damascus to eat meat that is normally forbidden. In a video, the Muslim clerics said people could eat cats, dogs and donkeys to stave off hunger. The fatwa comes amid reports of […]

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Herat attack: Afghanistan Taliban target US consulate

Herat attack: Afghanistan Taliban target US consulate

Sep 13, – US and Afghan forces have fought off an attack by Taliban insurgents on the US consulate in the western city of Herat.   Two Afghan police and one security guard were killed in the dawn assault, along with four attackers. The US consulate said its staff were safe. The Taliban said they […]

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