International News

Army chief takes power after Burkina president bows to protests

Army chief takes power after Burkina president bows to protests

Oct 31, – The head of Burkina Faso’s armed forces took power on Friday after President Blaise Compaore resigned amid mass demonstrations against an attempt to extend his 27-year rule in the West African country. Compaore, who seized power in a 1987 coup, had attempted to defy popular pressure for him to step down after […]

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Protesters in Burkina Faso burn parliament, demand president’s resignation

Protesters in Burkina Faso burn parliament, demand president’s resignation

Oct 30, – Tens of thousands of protesters demanding the ousting of Burkina Faso’s veteran President Blaise Compaore faced off with security forces outside the presidential palace after burning parliament and ransacking state television on Thursday. At least three protesters were shot dead and scores were wounded by security forces, emergency services said, as the […]

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‘Dear mom, don’t cry,’ hanged Iranian woman’s says in last message

‘Dear mom, don’t cry,’ hanged Iranian woman’s says in last message

Oct 29, – Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, was hanged on Saturday despite an international campaign for her release over her seven years in prison. She left her final will in a voice message to her mother, Shole Pakravan, in April, according to the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), which released the English translation. Ms […]

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European Crises

Swimming FINA stands by decision to award highest honour to Vladimir Putin

Swimming FINA stands by decision to award highest honour to Vladimir Putin

Oct 31, – Swimming’s world governing body has defended a decision to award it highest honor to Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying it had nothing to do with politics. FINA has been criticized over the timing of the decision with relations between Russia and the NATO alliance under strain, but the body’s executive director Cornel […]

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UN warns Spain over migrant deportations

UN warns Spain over migrant deportations

Oct 28, – The UN on Tuesday warned Spain over plans to instantly deport migrants who clamber over the border fence into its north African territories, saying Madrid could end up breaking international law. “UNHCR is concerned over a proposal by Spain to legalise automatic returns of people trying to cross border fences into its […]

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Children’s plight in focus as Germany urges solidarity for Syrian refugees, host states

Children’s plight in focus as Germany urges solidarity for Syrian refugees, host states

Oct 28, – Germany’s foreign minister called Tuesday for a “vow of solidarity” from the international community for millions of Syrian refugees and the countries such as Lebanon struggling to host them. Ahead of a one-day conference at his ministry in Berlin, Frank-Walter Steinmeier stressed the need to focus not only on the refugees’ humanitarian […]

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Arab Uprising

Flow of foreign jihadists recruit to Iraq, Syria on ‘unprecedented scale’ says UN

Flow of foreign jihadists recruit to Iraq, Syria on ‘unprecedented scale’ says UN

Oct 31, – Jihadists from more than 80 countries have flocked to fight in Iraq and Syria on an “unprecedented scale”, according to extracts of a UN report published by Britain’s Guardian newspaper on Friday. Around 15,000 people have travelled to fight alongside Islamic State (IS) and other hardcore militant groups from “countries that have […]

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Sweden becomes first E.U. member to recognize state of Palestine

Sweden becomes first E.U. member to recognize state of Palestine

Oct 31, – Israel recalled its ambassador to the Swedish capital of Stockholm for “consultations” on Thursday, after the European country officially recognized the state of Palestine, the Israeli foreign ministry spokesman said. “This indeed reflects our irritation and annoyance at this unhelpful decision which does not contribute to a return to [peace] negotiations,” Emmanuel […]

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Jerusalem on edge after police kill Palestinian suspect of shooting Jewish far rightist

Jerusalem on edge after police kill Palestinian suspect of shooting Jewish far rightist

Oct 30, – Israeli police on Thursday shot dead a 32-year-old Palestinian man suspected of having tried hours earlier to kill a far-right Jewish activist, leading to fierce clashes in East Jerusalem and fears of a new Palestinian uprising. The Al-Aqsa compound, or Temple Mount, which is a central cause of the latest violence, was […]

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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

US modifies Ebola guidelines after quarantine uproar

US modifies Ebola guidelines after quarantine uproar

Oct 28, – US health authorities have issued new guidelines for health workers returning from Ebola-hit nations after a firestorm of criticism over state quarantine restrictions, including from the UN chief. The enforced quarantine in New Jersey of a US nurse who had come home after treating patients in Sierra Leone sparked controversy — and […]

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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 […]

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Women Rights

Dozens more girls abducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria

Dozens more girls abducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria

Oct 28, – Dozens of girls and young women are being abducted by Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria, raising doubts about an announced cease-fire and the hoped-for release of 219 schoolgirls held captive since April. On Oct. 17, Nigeria’s military said a cease-fire had been agreed to with Boko Haram and ordered troops to immediately […]

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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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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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