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Protesters clash with police in centre of Ukraine’s capital

Protesters clash with police in centre of Ukraine’s capital

Jan 19, – Thousands of anti-government demonstrators clashed for hours with riot police in Ukraine’s capital Sunday, attacking officers with sticks, stones and flares after new laws were passed to stifle protests. Dozens of people, including more than 20 police, were injured. The protesters, many wearing hard hats and gas masks in defiance of the […]

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German brewers want UNESCO status for ‘pure beer’ law

German brewers want UNESCO status for ‘pure beer’ law

Dec 02, – German brewers have launched a bid to get a unique law regulating the brewing of beer recognized by UNESCO. They hope to get the world heritage seal of approval in time for the 500th anniversary of the regulation. The German Brewers Federation announced on Monday that it had submitted an application to […]

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Baghdad hit by deadly bomb blasts

Baghdad hit by deadly bomb blasts

Nov 25, – At least 24 people have been killed and dozens injured in a series of bomb attacks in and around the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, officials say. The deadliest attack happened in the evening, when at least 15 were killed by blasts outside a cafe at an outdoor market in the central Sadriya district. […]

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Adulterers may be stoned under new Afghan law

Adulterers may be stoned under new Afghan law

Nov 25, – Two lovers narrowly escaped being stoned in Baghlan province north of Kabul, but were shot by public over the weekend. Death by stoning for convicted adulterers is being written into Afghan law, a senior official said on Monday, the latest sign that human rights won at great cost since the Taleban were […]

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pays tribute to victims of Auschwitz death camp

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pays tribute to victims of Auschwitz death camp

Nov 18, OSWIECIM, Poland — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday visited the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz to pay tribute to Holocaust victims. Ban walked through the infamous “Arbeit Macht Frei” (Work Makes You Free) gate to see exhibitions that document the inhuman conditions that the inmates suffered there. Housed in red brick […]

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