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Over 2000 trucks block French highways in protest

Over 2000 trucks block French highways in protest

Nov 16, PARIS — Between 2,000 and 4,000 freight trucks closed off major French highways and slowed traffic to a crawl on nine roadways to protest a proposed environmental tax on heavy loads. France’s Socialist government in late October suspended the tax, which initially was the focus of sometimes violent demonstrations in the region of […]

November 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Sri Lanka rights abuse allegations divide Commonwealth

Sri Lanka rights abuse allegations divide Commonwealth

Nov 15, – A Commonweath summit has opened in Sri Lanka with the host facing criticism over alleged rights abuses. Three countries have boycotted the summit over Sri Lanka’s refusal to allow an international inquiry into the issue. Sri Lanka opened a summit of the 53-nation Commonwealth on Friday, welcoming leaders from Britain and its […]

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Egypt Lifts 3-Month-Old State Of Emergency

Egypt Lifts 3-Month-Old State Of Emergency

Nov 11, – Egypt’s state of emergency and curfew have been lifted, the government has announced. The move came two days earlier than expected, after a court ruling. The state of emergency and the night-time curfew were introduced on 14 August after security forces forcibly ended sit-ins in support of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. […]

November 12, 2013 | By | Reply More
Gunmen Kill 30 Members of Wedding Party in Nigeria

Gunmen Kill 30 Members of Wedding Party in Nigeria

Nov 03, – Gunmen in north-eastern Nigeria have killed more than 30 people in a attack on a wedding convoy. It happened on a notoriously dangerous stretch of road between Bama and Banki in Borno State, east of the regional capital Maiduguri. The groom was reportedly amongst the victims. The Islamist militant group Boko Haram […]

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Jailed Pussy Riot Member Tolokonnikova Has Been “Disappeared”

Jailed Pussy Riot Member Tolokonnikova Has Been “Disappeared”

Nov 02, – One of the jailed members of the Pussy Riot protest band has vanished from sight since she was moved to a new prison 10 days ago, reports from Russia say. The husband of Nadezhda Tolokonnikova told a US news website he had not received any news about her and her current location […]

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European Parliament clears way for UAE Schengen visa exemption

European Parliament clears way for UAE Schengen visa exemption

Oct 22, – Brussels: The European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs has voted with overwhelming majority in favour of listing the UAE among nations to be granted visa-free access to Schengen countries. Sulaiman Al Mazroui, UAE Ambassador to the European Union, said that the vote is a huge diplomatic achievement for […]

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Rihanna told to leave Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque after “indecent” photoshoot

Rihanna told to leave Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque after “indecent” photoshoot

Oct 21, – Dubai: Wherever Rihanna goes, controversy is sure to follow — and Abu Dhabi is no exception. The brazen trend-setter made a stop at the du Arena on Yas Island this Saturday, but it wasn’t her show that had people talking; rather a set of professional photographs posted to her Instagram that day. […]

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Australian officials warn wildfires could merge into ‘mega fire’

Australian officials warn wildfires could merge into ‘mega fire’

Oct 21, – Wildfires in southeastern Australia could converge into one “mega fire” if weather conditions worsen, authorities have warned. Firefighters are battling to contain the worst bushfires to hit New South Wales in decades. Major fires ravaging the Blue Mountains west of Sydney are threatening to merge to form a massive blaze, the state’s […]

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Probe finds France’s deportation of Roma schoolgirl lawful

Probe finds France’s deportation of Roma schoolgirl lawful

Oct 19, – A probe into the deportation of a 15-year-old Roma schoolgirl from France has found that her family’s expulsion was lawful. But the French president says she can return to France alone to continue her studies. “The decision to implement the deportation of the Dibrani family was consistent with current regulations” was the […]

October 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Deadly blast near Syria capital ‘kills 16 soldiers’

Deadly blast near Syria capital ‘kills 16 soldiers’

Oct 19, – At least 16 Syrian soldiers have been killed in a suicide bombing and fighting that followed in a Damascus suburb, activists say. The blast triggered clashes at a checkpoint near the mainly-Christian area of Jaramana, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. State media blamed “terrorists” for the explosion but did not […]

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