International News

11 people killed when bus falls into gorge in eastern India

11 people killed when bus falls into gorge in eastern India

Mar 30, – A bus driver lost control of his vehicle on a sharp curve on a mountain road in eastern India and plunged into a gorge, killing at least 11 people, police said Monday. Twenty-six passengers were injured, some critically, in the accident in Garhwa district of Jharkhand state, police Superintendent Priyadarshi Alok said. […]

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Hope, fear as Nigerians await results of presidential vote

Hope, fear as Nigerians await results of presidential vote

Mar 30, – Nigerians waited in hope and fear on Monday for results of a presidential election in which voting was relatively smooth nationwide despite technical glitches, deadly attacks by Islamic extremists and allegations of political thuggery in some areas. The winner of the vote in Africa’s most populous and richest nation could be announced […]

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South Korea’s HWPL opens peace office ‘alliance of Religions’ in Thailand for first time in history

South Korea’s HWPL opens peace office ‘alliance of Religions’ in Thailand for first time in history

Mar 29, – The Alliance of Religions’ Peace Office embarked on its first successful meeting on March 21st 2015 at the Social Welfare Society in Thailand. Hosted by Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), the event was attended by religious leaders from various faiths such as Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism and Sikhism engaging in […]

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European Crises

Amanda Knox acquittal leaves Kercher murder mystery unsolved

Amanda Knox acquittal leaves Kercher murder mystery unsolved

Mar 31, – Who killed Meredith Kercher? While Amanda Knox and her ex-lover celebrate their shock acquittal, the grisly case of the British student’s murder is far from solved. Eight years after Kercher was found in a pool of blood with her throat slashed, Italy’s top court threw the case out late Friday, ending a […]

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Amanda Knox is free: Italy’s top Court overturns her conviction ending an eight year ordeal

Amanda Knox is free: Italy’s top Court overturns her conviction ending an eight year ordeal

Mar 28, – Amanda Knox, who maintained that she and her former Italian boyfriend were innocent in her British roommate’s murder through multiple trials and nearly four years in jail, was vindicated Friday when Italy’s highest court threw out their convictions once and for all. “Finished!” Knox’s lawyer Carlo Dalla Vedova exulted after the decision […]

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Italy prepares to rule again on Amanda Knox conviction

Italy prepares to rule again on Amanda Knox conviction

Mar 27, – Italy’s highest court is expected to rule on Friday on whether to uphold the conviction of American Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher. The brutal killing and tangle of trials that followed gripped attention on both sides of the Atlantic, inspiring books and films. […]

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Arab Uprising

ISIS kills more than 40 people in government-held central Syria

ISIS kills more than 40 people in government-held central Syria

Mar 31, – Islamic State fighters on Tuesday killed over 40 people, mostly civilians, in an attack on a central Syrian village, opposition activists and Syrian state TV said. The assault on the government-held village of Mabuja was the latest atrocity by the Sunni extremist group, which last week released a video showing its militants […]

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Iran sends aid to Yemen’s rebels amid Saudi-led airstrikes

Iran sends aid to Yemen’s rebels amid Saudi-led airstrikes

Mar 31, – Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounded Yemen’s Shiite rebels for a sixth day on Tuesday, destroying missiles and weapons depots and for the first time using warships to bomb the rebel-held airport and eastern outskirts of the port city of Aden. The airstrikes’ campaign by Sunni Arab states, which began last week, is meant […]

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Iraqi forces struggle to take back Tikrit, 164 Killed in Battles

Iraqi forces struggle to take back Tikrit, 164 Killed in Battles

Mar 30, – The Iraqi offensive aimed at driving the Islamic State group out of the northern city of Tikrit has been slowed by booby traps, snipers and suicide bombers, but received a powerful boost last week when a U.S.-led coalition began launching airstrikes in support of the operation. Some officials in Tikrit are saying […]

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Environment

Chile volcano eruption spews ash and lava, forcing thousands to evacuate

Chile volcano eruption spews ash and lava, forcing thousands to evacuate

Mar 03, – Volcano Villarrica in southern Chile erupted in the early hours of Tuesday, sending a plume of ash and lava high into the sky, and forcing the evacuation of nearby communities. The volcano, located near the popular tourist resort of Pucon around 750 km (460 miles) south of the capital Santiago, is one […]

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Afghanistan: Death toll In country’s worst avalanches  ‘exceeds 200′

Afghanistan: Death toll In country’s worst avalanches ‘exceeds 200′

Feb 26, – The death toll from a series of avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall in Afghanistan rose above 200 on Thursday, officials said. The bulk of the deaths came in Panjshir province, north of Kabul, where at least 168 people were killed, acting provincial governor Abdul Rahman Kabiri told. The avalanches came after days […]

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Afghanistan avalanche death toll climbs to 100, scores still missing

Afghanistan avalanche death toll climbs to 100, scores still missing

Feb 25, – Avalanches triggered by heavy snow have killed more than 100 people in mountainous areas of Afghanistan and the death toll is expected to rise, officials said on Wednesday. Most of the victims were in Panjshir province north of the capital Kabul, where 95 bodies were recovered according to acting governor Abdul Rahman […]

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Health & Fitness

New Ebola cases trigger lockdown in Sierra Leone capital

New Ebola cases trigger lockdown in Sierra Leone capital

Feb 15, – Sierra Leone – Sierra Leone imposed a quarantine in a fishing district of the capital city, Freetown, after at least five new Ebola cases were confirmed there, an official said Saturday. The measure, imposed Friday, affects the coastal district of Aberdeen, which contains both upscale hotels and informal settlements, said OB Sisay, […]

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Victory against Ebola ‘within our reach,’ says new U.N. mission chief

Victory against Ebola ‘within our reach,’ says new U.N. mission chief

Jan 04, – Ending the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history is a difficult task, but it is “within our reach”, the U.N.’s new mission chief on the disease said, warning that the world has no choice but to beat back the infection. “This is a global crisis. We definitely have a difficult time ahead of […]

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WHO: Ebola death toll in three African countries hits 7373, over 19000 infections

WHO: Ebola death toll in three African countries hits 7373, over 19000 infections

Dec 21, – The death toll from Ebola in the three worst-affected countries in West Africa has risen to 7,373 among 19,031 cases known to date there, the World Health Organization said on Saturday. The latest data, posted overnight on the WHO website, reflected nearly 500 new deaths from the worst ever outbreak of the […]

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Women Rights

Moroccan women hold mass rally for gender equality

Moroccan women hold mass rally for gender equality

Mar 09, -Thousands of Moroccan women rallied in the capital Rabat on Sunday to demand gender equality and press the Islamist-led government to act against “all forms of discriminations” against them. The rally, which marks the International Woman’s Day, was called for by the so-called Coalition of Equality and Democracy backed by several political parties, […]

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Foreign women, but not locals, may get stadium nod in Iran

Foreign women, but not locals, may get stadium nod in Iran

Mar 08, – Foreign women may be allowed to attend football matches in Iran, a top official said on Sunday, “Foreign women are permitted to attend the football competitions,” President of Iran Football Federation Ali Kaffashian said. “We are committed to providing high-quality facilities at the right time to host the 2019 Asian Cup,” he […]

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Fear, sexual violence, kidnapping, life for women under Boko Haram

Fear, sexual violence, kidnapping, life for women under Boko Haram

Mar 07, – When Boko Haram attacks made life at home unbearable, Rebecca Samuel was confronted with a stark choice that any mother would struggle to make. Her family had decided to leave the remote town of Chibok, northeast Nigeria, in March 2014 because of the persistent threats from the Islamist militants. But Samuel decided […]

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