International News

Washington: Popular student stuns city in deadly high school attack

Washington: Popular student stuns city in deadly high school attack

Oct 26, – Jaylen Fryberg was well liked and athletic, a football player named to his high school’s homecoming court just one week ago. He was also facing problems, writing of some unspecified troubles on his Twitter feed: “It breaks me… It actually does….” The popular Marysville-Pilchuck High School freshman opened fire in the school’s […]

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Rights group condemn Myanmar’s plan to resettle Rohingya as more than 100,000 ‘have now fled’

Rights group condemn Myanmar’s plan to resettle Rohingya as more than 100,000 ‘have now fled’

Oct 25, – Human rights groups condemned on Friday a Myanmar government plan that could force thousands of minority Rohingya Muslims into detention camps indefinitely if they do not qualify for citizenship. The U.S. and some other embassies in Myanmar had raised their concern with the government about some aspects of the plan, a U.S. […]

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Iranian woman hanged for killing ‘man who tried to rape her’

Iranian woman hanged for killing ‘man who tried to rape her’

Oct 25, – Iran Saturday hanged a woman convicted of murdering a former intelligence officer she claimed had tried to sexually assault her, defying international appeals for a stay of execution. Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, who had been on death row for five years, was put to death at dawn, the official IRNA news agency quoted […]

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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

Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against ISIS

Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against ISIS

Oct 25, – Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic State extremist group. The 28-year-old Kurdish fighter, who uses a nom de guerre, said she decided […]

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Palestinian teen shot dead by Israeli forces at West Bank protest

Palestinian teen shot dead by Israeli forces at West Bank protest

Oct 24, – A Palestinian boy was shot dead during clashes between Israeli soldiers and stone-throwing protesters in the occupied West Bank on Friday, medics and residents said. Orwah Hammad, 14, was shot in the head in the village of Silwad, north of the Palestinian seat of government in Ramallah. An army spokesman told Reuters […]

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Yazidi commander killed on Iraq’s Mount Sinjar

Yazidi commander killed on Iraq’s Mount Sinjar

Oct 24, – Islamic State group jihadists besieging Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq have killed a commander of forces from the Yazidi religious minority defending the area, a fighter said on Thursday. The commander, Al-Sheikh Khayri, had returned from Germany, which has large Yazidi community, to fight, and was killed on Wednesday night, Khalaf Mamu […]

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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

WHO: Ebola deaths at 4,877 as number of cases near 10,000

WHO: Ebola deaths at 4,877 as number of cases near 10,000

Oct 23, – The number of people with Ebola is set to hit 10,000 in West Africa, the World Health Organization said, as the scramble to find a cure gathered pace. The UN’s public health body said 9,936 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone — the three countries at the epicentre of the world’s […]

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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 […]

October 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
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 […]

October 11, 2014 | By | Reply More

Women Rights

Iranian woman hanged for killing ‘man who tried to rape her’

Iranian woman hanged for killing ‘man who tried to rape her’

Oct 25, – Iran Saturday hanged a woman convicted of murdering a former intelligence officer she claimed had tried to sexually assault her, defying international appeals for a stay of execution. Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, who had been on death row for five years, was put to death at dawn, the official IRNA news agency quoted […]

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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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