International News

At least 81 killed as bombs, gunfire erupt at crowded mosque in Nigeria

At least 81 killed as bombs, gunfire erupt at crowded mosque in Nigeria

Nov 29, – Gunmen set off three bombs and opened fire on worshippers at the main mosque in north Nigeria’s biggest city Kano on Friday, killing at least 81 people, witnesses and officials said, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of Islamist Boko Haram militants. Blasts from the coordinated assault rang out as scores […]

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Taliban launch horrific suicide attack on British diplomatic convoy in Afghanistan

Taliban launch horrific suicide attack on British diplomatic convoy in Afghanistan

Nov 28, – The Taliban bombed a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday morning, killing five people, and attacked a foreign compound in the city centre in the evening, officials and witnesses said. The suicide attack on the car in the east of the Afghan capital killed two embassy workers, one […]

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Indian hanged girls ‘committed suicide’, not gang-raped, says CBI

Indian hanged girls ‘committed suicide’, not gang-raped, says CBI

Nov 27, – Two girls found hanging earlier this year in northern India committed suicide and were not gang-raped and murdered as previously thought, federal investigators said Thursday. The cousins, aged 12 and 14, were found hanging from a tree in an impoverished village in Uttar Pradesh state in May, reigniting international outrage over crimes […]

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European Crises

2nd Czech government minister targeted with deadly poison envelope

2nd Czech government minister targeted with deadly poison envelope

Nov 28, – The Czech Interior Ministry will tighten security at government offices after unknown culprits sent envelopes with deadly doses of poison to two ministries in recent days, Interior Minister Milan Chovanec said on Friday. The two poisoned letters were intercepted before reaching the addressees and no one was hurt. They envelopes were sent […]

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British Muslims raise concern over new controversial anti-terror law

British Muslims raise concern over new controversial anti-terror law

Nov 26, – British Muslim rights groups and ordinary faithful said they felt singled out by a tough new anti-terror law unveiled on Wednesday, labelling the planned legislation divisive and rushed. While there is agreement on the need to prevent would-be British jihadists from joining the ranks of the Islamic State group, there is also […]

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Three more Ukrainian soldiers killed as fighting rages in east

Three more Ukrainian soldiers killed as fighting rages in east

Nov 24, – Three Ukrainian servicemen have been killed in the past 24 hours in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in the east despite a ceasefire in place since early September, a Ukrainian military spokesman said on Monday. Ukraine lost four other serviceman on Saturday, and the death toll among Ukrainian soldiers since the ceasefire came […]

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Arab Uprising

UN Declares Emergency In Gaza After Floods Batter Coastal Enclave

UN Declares Emergency In Gaza After Floods Batter Coastal Enclave

Nov 28, – A United Nations agency has declared a state of emergency in Gaza City after two days of heavy rains and flooding in the war-ravaged Palestinian enclave. “Hundreds of residents in the flooded areas around Sheikh Radwan storm water lagoon have evacuated their homes,” the UN agency for Palestinian refugees said on Thursday, […]

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Toll in Syrian airstrikes on Raqqa rises to 95

Toll in Syrian airstrikes on Raqqa rises to 95

Nov 26, – The death toll from a series of Syrian government airstrikes on the Islamic State group’s stronghold in northeastern Syria has risen to at least 95, making it one of the deadliest attacks on the city of Raqqa in the past three years, activists said Wednesday. Some of the Tuesday airstrikes hit a […]

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Syrian government air strikes kill 63 civilians in Raqqa

Syrian government air strikes kill 63 civilians in Raqqa

Nov 25, – More than 63 people were killed in militant-held Syrian city of Raqqa after Syria regime war planes struck the militant group’s stronghold on Tuesday, an observer group monitoring the war said. Half of those killed were civilians, Reuters news agency reported adding that Syrian government officials were not immediately available to comment. […]

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Environment

Hundreds of thousands without power as storm sweeps US

Hundreds of thousands without power as storm sweeps US

Nov 27, – More than 350,000 electric customers from Maine to Virginia were without power this morning, after a storm dumped a sloppy mix of rain and snow along the East Coast. New Hampshire residents experienced the heaviest level of outages, with more than 180,000 electric customers there reported without power this morning. More than […]

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Devastating floods hit Morocco, at least 17 dead, 24 missing

Devastating floods hit Morocco, at least 17 dead, 24 missing

Nov 24, – Morocco’s government says heavy flooding in the south of the country has killed at least 17 people with a further 24 missing after heavy rains over the weekend. In the southern city of Guelmim alone, 13 people were killed by a flash flood that roared through a dry river bed, reported the […]

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At least 8 dead after massive US snowstorm

At least 8 dead after massive US snowstorm

Nov 19, – A ferocious lake-effect storm left the Buffalo area buried under 6 feet of snow Wednesday, trapping people on highways and in homes, and another storm expected to drop 2 to 3 feet more was on its way. Even hardened Buffalo residents were caught off-guard by the early-season storm that was expected to […]

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Health & Fitness

UN says deadline to curb Ebola will not be met

UN says deadline to curb Ebola will not be met

Nov 25, – A deadline of December 1 to contain the Ebola virus will not be fully met due to escalating numbers of cases in Sierra Leone and elsewhere, the UN Ebola Emergency Response Mission which had set the target, said. The mission set the goal in September, seeking to have 70 percent of Ebola patients under […]

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Roadside bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood samples

Roadside bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood samples

Nov 21, – It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi van in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus. Authorities publicly appealed on national radio Friday to the unidentified robbers to hand […]

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WHO says more than 5,000 have now died of Ebola

WHO says more than 5,000 have now died of Ebola

Nov 13, – More than 5,000 people have died in the Ebola outbreak that is ravaging West Africa, the World Health Organization reported Wednesday, marking another grisly toll in the epidemic. This is the largest Ebola outbreak ever recorded, with more than 14,000 people sickened, the vast majority in the West African countries of Liberia, […]

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Women Rights

India: Cop forces female dancer to perform at gunpoint

India: Cop forces female dancer to perform at gunpoint

Nov 12, – A police constable allegedly forced a dancer to continuously perform at gunpoint for an hour and showered currency notes worth Rs 30,000 on her at a function in Uttar Pradesh’s Shahjahanpur town. On Monday night, the cop, identified as Shailendra Shukla, suddenly barged into the cultural function, climbed the stage, loaded his […]

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Iran jails British woman for attending men’s volleyball match

Iran jails British woman for attending men’s volleyball match

Nov 02, – An Iranian-British woman who took part in a demonstration in Tehran against a ban on women attending some men’s sporting events was jailed for a year for spreading anti-state propaganda, Iranian media said. Ghoncheh Ghavami, 25, was first arrested on June 20 outside the city’s Azadi Stadium, where she and others were […]

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Boko Haram says kidnapped girls married off, denies truce

Boko Haram says kidnapped girls married off, denies truce

Nov 01, – Boko Haram has claimed the 219 schoolgirls it kidnapped in Nigeria earlier this year have converted to Islam and been married off, according to a new video obtained on Friday. The Islamist group’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, also denied claims by Nigeria’s government that it had agreed to a ceasefire and apparently ruled […]

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