International News

Canada’s PM says Parliament attack was terrorism, a day of chaos leaves soldier, gunman dead

Canada’s PM says Parliament attack was terrorism, a day of chaos leaves soldier, gunman dead

Oct 23, – U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday offered his condolences to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper over the “tragic” attack near parliament and pledged continued security coordination with Ottawa, Agence France-Presse reported. “Obviously, the situation there is tragic,” Obama told reporters in the Oval Office after Wednesday’s attack. “Just two days ago, a […]

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Canada’s parliament attacked, Soldier and assailant dead, PM Harper safe

Canada’s parliament attacked, Soldier and assailant dead, PM Harper safe

Oct 22, – At least one gunman entered Canada’s parliament buildings on Wednesday and many shots were fired just outside the room where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was addressing a meeting of legislators. Harper was safely removed from the building but parliament was locked down. Eyewitnesses said at least 30 shots were fired in dramatic […]

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Indian footballer dies after fatal goal celebration

Indian footballer dies after fatal goal celebration

A 23-year-old Indian footballer has died from severe spinal cord damage after attempting to celebrate a goal with a somersault, an official told Reuters on Monday. Bethlehem Vengthlang FC midfielder Peter Biaksangzuala died on Sunday at a hospital in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram after the incident in Tuesday’s match in the third tier […]

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European Crises

American teenage girls caught in Germany on way to ISIS

American teenage girls caught in Germany on way to ISIS

Oct 22, – Three American teenage girls from Colorado were stopped in Germany over the weekend while they were en route to Syria to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), U.S. authorities said on Tuesday. The girls from suburban Denver in Colorado are two sisters, ages 17 and 15, and their 16-year-old […]

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Ukraine parliament says 100s died in Ilovaisk battle

Ukraine parliament says 100s died in Ilovaisk battle

Oct 20, – A report by Ukraine’s parliament revealed Monday that more than 300 soldiers were killed during a weeks-long battle that marked a crushing setback in the military campaign to root out pro-Russian separatist forces in the east. The report is the first official confirmation of the scale of a defeat in the city […]

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Now German Bikers Join Dutch comrades in Fight Against ISIS in Kobane

Now German Bikers Join Dutch comrades in Fight Against ISIS in Kobane

Oct 19, – Members of a German motorcycle gang have arrived in the besieged Syrian city of Kobane to fight against Islamic State militants who have been attacking the city for the past four weeks. Leaders of the Cologne-based Median Empire Motorcycle Club, which has strong Kurdish links, have posted images of their riders posing […]

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Arab Uprising

Israeli police on red alert after ‘terror attack’ on Jerusalem train station

Israeli police on red alert after ‘terror attack’ on Jerusalem train station

Oct 23, – Police flooded flashpoint neighbourhoods of Jerusalem on Thursday after clashes triggered when a Palestinian rammed his car into a crowd, killing a baby in what authorities described as a “terror attack”. It was the second deadly incident involving a Palestinian driving a vehicle in three months and prompted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu […]

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UN warns ISIS onslaught threatening another massacre of Iraqi Yazidis

UN warns ISIS onslaught threatening another massacre of Iraqi Yazidis

Oct 22, – Two months after the US launched airstrikes in Iraq to drive back ISIS fighters and save the Yazidi sect from a humanitarian catastrophe, ISIS is still seizing villages and terrorizing the minority group, Loveday Morris and Mustafa Salim report for The Washington Post. ISIS militants seized two Yazidi villages on Monday and […]

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UN chief Ban Ki-moon to set up’ possible Israeli war crimes inquiry

UN chief Ban Ki-moon to set up’ possible Israeli war crimes inquiry

Oct 22, – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said he is setting up an inquiry into attacks on UN facilities during Israel’s recent offensive in Gaza. He said the independent investigation would look into most serious cases where innocent people were killed. The inquiry will also analyse the reported use of UN facilities by […]

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Environment

Rescue workers clear debris after Indian cyclone kills 21

Rescue workers clear debris after Indian cyclone kills 21

Oct 13, – Rescue workers and soldiers cleared uprooted trees and electrical poles blocking roads on Monday after a tropical cyclone killed at least 21 people and demolished tens of thousands of mud huts in eastern India. In Japan, a tropical storm could reach the Tokyo area early Tuesday. At typhoon strength earlier, Vongfong hit […]

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Japan volcano rescue suspended as death toll rises to 36

Japan volcano rescue suspended as death toll rises to 36

Sep 29, – Five more bodies were found near the peak of an erupting Japanese volcano on Monday, as rescuers suspended their search because of the growing danger from toxic gas. The grim discovery takes to at least 36 the total number of people feared to have died when Mount Ontake erupted without warning during […]

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Typhoon Kalmaegi blows out of Philippines

Typhoon Kalmaegi blows out of Philippines

Sep 15, – The government weather bureau said the eye of Typhoon Kalmaegi was over the South China Sea some 372 kilometers (231 miles) west of northwestern Laoag city before noon, moving northwest toward southern China at 30 kilometers per hour (19 kph). It was packing sustained winds of 120 kph (75 mph) and gusts […]

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Health & Fitness

U.S. military faces new kind of threat with Ebola

U.S. military faces new kind of threat with Ebola

Oct 13, – At Fort Campbell in Kentucky, spouses of U.S. soldiers headed to Liberia seem to be lingering just a bit longer than usual after pre-deployment briefings, hungry for information about Ebola. For these families, the virus is raising a different kind of anxiety than the one they have weathered during 13 years of […]

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U.S. begins enhanced Ebola screening program at New York’s JFK airport

U.S. begins enhanced Ebola screening program at New York’s JFK airport

Oct 11, – A stepped-up screening program that checks the temperature of travelers arriving from West Africa is starting at New York’s Kennedy International Airport, part of an ongoing effort to stop the spread of Ebola, which has so far killed more than 4,000 people. The effort to screen travelers from the three West African […]

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Cynicism dies hard in Ebola-hit Liberian slum

Cynicism dies hard in Ebola-hit Liberian slum

Oct 04, – In the narrow, gloomy alleyways of one of west Africa’s largest slums, Liberian teenagers explain the dangers of Ebola to their neighbours — but the message is falling on deaf ears. West Point, a squalid township of 75,000 jutting from Liberia’s capital Monrovia into the Atlantic Ocean, has been awash with cynicism […]

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Women Rights

ISIS women only brigade signals new role of female Jihadist

ISIS women only brigade signals new role of female Jihadist

Sep 29, – Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has launched a new online marketing campaign aiming to lure Western women to fight on its behalf. The terrorist organization is pitching women by focusing on the “pleasure of providing the domesticity that a warrior waging jihad needs and by doing so serving Islam,”. The […]

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Afghan court sentences 5 to death for gang rape

Afghan court sentences 5 to death for gang rape

Sep 15, – The panel of three judges, led by Judge Sediqullah Haqiqqi, also invalidated on Monday the death sentences given to two other defendants, whose sentences were reduced to 20 years in prison for unrelated crimes. An appeals court has sentenced five men to death for armed robbery and sexual assault against an Afghan […]

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UN report says one in 10 girls sexually abused worldwide

UN report says one in 10 girls sexually abused worldwide

Sep 04, – Around 120 million girls around the world, close to one in 10, have been raped or sexually assaulted by the time they turn 20, a new UN report has found. In a global study of violence against children, the child welfare agency UNICEF reveals that one fifth of all murder victims are […]

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