International News

Landslides kill at least 36 in Japanese city of Hiroshima

Landslides kill at least 36 in Japanese city of Hiroshima

Aug 20, – At least 36 people, including several children, were killed in Japan on Wednesday, when landslides triggered by torrential rain slammed into the outskirts of the western city of Hiroshima, and the toll could rise further, police said. Seven people were missing after a month’s worth of rain fell overnight, loosening slopes already […]

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Ebola kills 84 in three days, death toll passes 1200 mark: UN

Ebola kills 84 in three days, death toll passes 1200 mark: UN

Aug 19, – The Ebola virus killed 84 people in just three days, bringing the global death toll to 1,229, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. The death toll, which passed the 1,000-mark over a week ago, soared higher from last Thursday to Saturday. The number of confirmed infections jumped by 113 over the three […]

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Twin protest suspend life in Pakistani capital

Twin protest suspend life in Pakistani capital

Aug 18, – Twin protests demanding the Pakistani government step down have wreaked havoc in the capital, Islamabad, where commuters must circumvent shipping containers and barbed wire to get to work, protesters knock on people’s doors to use the bathroom, and garbage is piling up. “People are talking of revolution but (they) don’t care about […]

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European Crises

Ukrainian government troops take over much of Luhansk

Ukrainian government troops take over much of Luhansk

Aug 20, – After days of street battles and weeks of shelling, Ukrainian troops made a significant push Wednesday into rebel-held territory, claiming control over a large part of the separatist stronghold of Luhansk and nearly encircling Donetsk, the largest rebel-held city. The advance of the Ukrainian army against pro-Russian separatists comes as the civilian […]

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Fear of flight chaos as Iceland’s biggest volcano rumbles

Fear of flight chaos as Iceland’s biggest volcano rumbles

Aug 19, – Iceland has warned that its largest volcano is in danger of erupting, four years after millions of air travellers were grounded by a huge ash cloud from another peak. Scientists believe the ash from an eruption at Bardarbunga could disrupt transatlantic and northern European air traffic, with floods of melting ice likely […]

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Ukraine: Dozens killed in attack on convoy, rebels deny firing rocket

Ukraine: Dozens killed in attack on convoy, rebels deny firing rocket

Aug 18, – Dozens of people, including women and children, were killed fleeing fighting in eastern Ukraine on Monday when their convoy of buses was hit by rocket fire, military spokesmen said. Ukraine accused pro-Russian rebels of targeting the convoy, which it said was bearing white flags when it was hit near the eastern city […]

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Arab Uprising

Israel’s Prime Minister: ‘We Will Not Stop’ Gaza Operation

Israel’s Prime Minister: ‘We Will Not Stop’ Gaza Operation

Aug 20, – Israel’s prime minister says he will press forward with a military operation in the Gaza Strip until rocket fire out of the Palestinian territory is halted. Benjamin Netanyahu made the comments in a nationwide address Wednesday, a day after talks aimed at ending Israel’s monthlong war against Hamas militants collapsed in failure. […]

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Death toll mounts as Israeli airstrikes hit Gaza

Death toll mounts as Israeli airstrikes hit Gaza

Aug 20, – Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier. One of the Israeli airstrikes appeared to have targeted the home of Mohammed Deif, the Islamic militant […]

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Islamic State post video claiming to show beheading of U.S. journalist

Islamic State post video claiming to show beheading of U.S. journalist

Aug 20, – Islamic State insurgents posted a video on Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and images of another U.S. journalist whose life they said depended on how the United States acts in Iraq. The video, titled “A Message To America,” presented President Barack Obama with bleak options that could […]

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Environment

HRO chief says air pollution among top 5 causes of death in India | World Environment Day 2014

HRO chief says air pollution among top 5 causes of death in India | World Environment Day 2014

June 06, – In new estimates released WHO reports that in 2013 around 7 million people died – one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk Tameem […]

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India rejects WHO report declaring New Delhi most polluted in the world

India rejects WHO report declaring New Delhi most polluted in the world

May 08, – India’s air monitoring centre Thursday dismissed data released by the World Health Organisation that showed New Delhi’s air as the dirtiest worldwide, saying the finding was biased and misleading. A study of 1,600 cities across 91 countries released Wednesday by WHO showed Delhi had an annual average concentration of airborne small particles […]

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More than 2,000 firms in breach of anti-pollution rules in China

More than 2,000 firms in breach of anti-pollution rules in China

Apr 10, – 2,000 Plus Chinese enterprises were found to be in violation of state pollution guidelines following a nationwide inspection campaign covering 25,000 industrial firms, the environment ministry said on Thursday. With the environment identified as one of the government’s top priorities after years of unfettered economic growth, Beijing has promised to enhance its […]

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Health & Fitness

Ebola kills 84 in three days, death toll passes 1200 mark: UN

Ebola kills 84 in three days, death toll passes 1200 mark: UN

Aug 19, – The Ebola virus killed 84 people in just three days, bringing the global death toll to 1,229, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. The death toll, which passed the 1,000-mark over a week ago, soared higher from last Thursday to Saturday. The number of confirmed infections jumped by 113 over the three […]

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Ebola Outbreak: Canada quarantines patient with Ebola-like symptoms

Ebola Outbreak: Canada quarantines patient with Ebola-like symptoms

Aug 09, – A patient back from Nigeria who showed symptoms of fever and flu — possible signs of Ebola — was put in isolation in a Toronto-area hospital, Canadian health officials said late Friday. Nigeria is one of several countries in West Africa that has had confirmed cases of Ebola, in the world’s largest […]

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Yoga, Meditation May Help Dementia Patients and Caregivers Alike

Yoga, Meditation May Help Dementia Patients and Caregivers Alike

June 06, – ‘Holistic’ program involving these and other activities brought relaxation, exercise, small study foundLife with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias can be difficult for the affected individual and his or her caregiver. But a small British study suggests that a “holistic” program involving yoga, meditation and other interventions can ease the burden for […]

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Women Rights

‘Back to school’ hijabs on sale in British department store

‘Back to school’ hijabs on sale in British department store

Aug 16, – UK-based department store John Lewis is offering for the first time the hijab in its school uniform department. John Lewis, which is due to sell the Islamic headscarf in its London and Liverpool stores, said it was responding to school demands. “We provide uniforms for 350 schools across the country,” a spokesperson […]

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Egypt: Seven gets life-term jail for sexual assaults in public squares

Egypt: Seven gets life-term jail for sexual assaults in public squares

July 16, – An Egyptian court sentenced seven men to life in prison on Wednesday for sexual assaults on women during public rallies in Cairo’s iconic Tahrir Square, in the first such heavy sentences since the government vowed to crack down on rampant sexual violence. Sexual harassment has long been a problem in Egypt, but […]

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Spain’s Catalonia region to push ahead with burka ban

Spain’s Catalonia region to push ahead with burka ban

July 12, – A ban on the wearing of burkas – a body-covering cloak worn by some Muslim women – is to be put into effect by the government of the Spanish autonomous region of Catalonia in the wake of the European Court of Human Rights decree that its ban does not breach human rights […]

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