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India: 5 cops arrested for alleged gang rape of 16 year old at gun point

India: 5 cops arrested for alleged gang rape of 16 year old at gun point

Dec 20, – The Chandigarh Police on Thursday faced a major embarrassment after five of its constables were accused of gangraping a 16-year-old girl multiple times at gunpoint for the past one and a half months. While four of them were arrested, one was unidentified and absconding. The girl confided the incident to one of […]

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Iraq: Suicide bombers kill 36 Shi’ite pilgrims in Baghdad

Iraq: Suicide bombers kill 36 Shi’ite pilgrims in Baghdad

Dec 19, Baghdad — Suicide bombings targeting Shiite pilgrims in and around the Iraqi capital and other violence across the country killed 36 people and wounded dozens others Thursday, officials said. One suicide bomber set off his explosive belt near a group of pilgrims in Baghdad’s southern district of Dora, killing 14 people and wounding […]

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Syria: Aleppo hospitals ‘overwhelmed’ in wake of deadly air strikes

Syria: Aleppo hospitals ‘overwhelmed’ in wake of deadly air strikes

Dec 18, – Hospitals in the Syrian city of Aleppo have been overwhelmed with casualties after a wave of air strikes which killed more than 100 people in recent days, Medecins Sans Frontieres says. Indiscriminate and sustained attacks by government aircraft had caused significant damage in areas populated by civilians, the organisation warned. Bodies are […]

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Moscow confirms deployment of Iskander missiles on NATO borders

Moscow confirms deployment of Iskander missiles on NATO borders

Dec 17, Moscow – Lithuania and Poland expressed concern on Monday about signals that Russia has deployed state-of-the-art missiles in a territory that borders the NATO countries. The U.S. State Department also said that it has urged Russia to avoid taking any steps that could destabilize that region. Russia’s Defense Ministry gave an oblique response […]

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Dubai International Film Festival 2013 closes

Dubai International Film Festival 2013 closes

Dec 16, – The landmark tenth edition of the Dubai International Film Festival’s (DIFF) closing night featured the Red Carpet Gala screening of “American Hustle”, directed by David O. Russell (‘Three Kings’, ‘Silver Linings Playbook’). The highly anticipated film leads the nominations alongside Steve McQueen’s “12 Years A Slave”, both receiving seven nominations in the […]

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India: Sexist comments make rape victims’ trauma worse

India: Sexist comments make rape victims’ trauma worse

Dec 15, New Delhi: Referring to the December 16 Delhi gangrape, President Pranab Mukherjee’s son and Congress’ sitting Member of Parliament (MP) from Jangipur Abhijit Mukherjee earlier this year made a sexist comment that created a political storm and embarrassed his father. While speaking at an event in West Bengal, Abhijit said “dented and painted” […]

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Renewed violence in Bangladesh claims three lives

Renewed violence in Bangladesh claims three lives

Dec 15, Dhaka, Bangladesh — Police in Bangladesh opened fire Sunday to try to stop rampaging activists of an Islamist party who were protesting the execution of one of its leaders, leaving at least three people dead and wounding scores, a doctor said. The violence took place in Lalmonirhat district in northern Bangladesh as Jamaat-e-Islami […]

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Amitabh Bachchan’s three pieces of advice to the next generation

Amitabh Bachchan’s three pieces of advice to the next generation

Dec 14, “Never let negativity get you down; it’s your incentive to fight back.”  Words of advice from Amitabh Bachchan, Living Legend, as he was honoured for his contribution to Indian cinema by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan today. He felt “humbled, privileged,” he said at being named by NDTV as one of […]

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US Lawmakers Warn of Sanctions if Ukraine Violence Worsens

US Lawmakers Warn of Sanctions if Ukraine Violence Worsens

Dec 12, – The US state department has said it is considering all options, including sanctions, towards Ukraine as the political crisis there continues. It follows attempts by riot police to dislodge anti-government protesters from their strongholds in the capital. The US warned Ukraine not to used its armed forces against civilians. US officials say […]

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