International News

Mystery illness plagues girls in Colombia

Mystery illness plagues girls in Colombia

Sep 18, – A mystery illness is plaguing girls in this town in northern Colombia, and locals say a vaccine against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus, or HPV, is to blame. First their hands and feet feel cold. Then they go pale and cannot move. Some convulse and fall to the floor. In El Carmen […]

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15 nabbed as beheading plot thwarted in Australia terrorism raids

15 nabbed as beheading plot thwarted in Australia terrorism raids

Sep 18, – A senior member of Islamic State was urging a network in Australia to carry out public beheadings, prime minister Tony Abbott said after the largest counter-terrorism raids in the country’s history. More than 800 police officers were involved in raids in Sydney’s north-west on Thursday morning with 15 people detained. Two men […]

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Boko Haram Gunmen attack Nigerian college; 15 killed

Boko Haram Gunmen attack Nigerian college; 15 killed

Sep 18, – Two suicide bombers killed at least 15 students Wednesday at a government college in Nigeria’s northern city of Kano, police and emergency officials said. Four men in a tricycle taxi drove up to the Federal College of Education Kano and opened fire when security guards insisted on searching the vehicle, according to […]

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European Crises

Scottish independence: Dramatic headlines greet Scotland’s ‘day of destiny’

Scottish independence: Dramatic headlines greet Scotland’s ‘day of destiny’

Sep 18, – Newspapers declared Thursday a “day of destiny” in dramatic front pages streaked with blue, white and red as Scotland votes on whether to split from the United Kingdom. On a front page covered with the Union Jack, which may have to be altered if Scotland chooses to become independent, The Times called […]

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French parliament approves travel ban for potential militants

French parliament approves travel ban for potential militants

Sep 17, – France’s parliament on Tuesday approved a new anti-terror bill aimed at preventing potential militants from travelling to Iraq, Syria or elsewhere by confiscating their passports. The travel ban on French nationals could be imposed “where there are serious reasons to believe that someone is planning to travel abroad to take part in […]

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‘Worst shipwreck in years’ leaves 700 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean

‘Worst shipwreck in years’ leaves 700 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean

Sep 16, – More than 700 people fleeing Africa and the Middle East may have drowned in shipwrecks in the Mediterranean over the last week, bringing the death toll this year to almost 3,000, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Monday. In the worst incident, as many as 500 migrants are believed to […]

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Arab Uprising

Report: Nearly 3 million Syrian children not in school, education buildings used by military

Report: Nearly 3 million Syrian children not in school, education buildings used by military

Sep 18, – Nearly three million Syrian children are not attending school due to the civil war raging in their homeland, an international charity group said Thursday, as the country’s intractable conflict threatens to deny an entire a generation of education. Syria’s civil war has killed more than 190,000 people, forced more than 3 million […]

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Nearly 50 dead in Syria air strikes on central province

Nearly 50 dead in Syria air strikes on central province

Sep 17, – At least 48 people including rebel fighters have been killed in Syrian government air bombardments around a town in the central province of Homs, a monitoring group said on Wednesday. Two days of air strikes left women and children among the dead, including a mother who was killed along with five of […]

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Austrian teenage girl who went to Syria to join ISIS has been killed

Austrian teenage girl who went to Syria to join ISIS has been killed

Sep 16, – One of two Austrian teenage girls, hunted by Interpol after reportedly travelling to fight for Islamist rebels in Syria, is believed to have been killed, British newspaper The Telegraph reported on Monday. Earlier this year, Samra Kesinovic, 16, and Sabina Selimovic, 15, disappeared from their homes in the Austrian capital of Vienna. […]

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Environment

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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Tropical Storm Dolly moves ashore in Mexico

Tropical Storm Dolly moves ashore in Mexico

Sep 03, – The U.S. Hurricane Center said Dolly was located about 25 miles (40 kilometers) south-southeast of Tampico on Tuesday evening. The storm’s maximum sustained winds were near 45 mph (75 kph) and it was moving to the west at 9 mph (15 kph). Tropical Storm Dolly moved ashore late Tuesday and soaked Mexico’s […]

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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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Health & Fitness

Obama warns Ebola crisis ‘spiraling out of control’

Obama warns Ebola crisis ‘spiraling out of control’

Sep 17, – President Barack Obama issued a global call to action to fight West Africa’s Ebola epidemic, warning the deadly outbreak was unprecedented and “spiraling out of control,” threatening hundreds of thousands of people. Speaking as he unveiled a major new US initiative which will see 3,000 US military personnel deployed to West Africa […]

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U.S. to train Liberian armed forces to help tackle Ebola crisis

U.S. to train Liberian armed forces to help tackle Ebola crisis

Sep 13, – The United States said on Friday it would train Liberia’s security forces to assist in isolation operations to tackle an Ebola epidemic ravaging the West African nation, after a boy was killed when soldiers opened fire on a protest last month. The worst Ebola outbreak on record has killed more than 2,400 […]

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With surge in Liberia, Ebola case toll above 4,200

With surge in Liberia, Ebola case toll above 4,200

Sep 09, – A surge in Ebola infections in Liberia is driving a spiraling outbreak in West Africa that is increasingly putting health workers at risk as they struggle to treat an overwhelming number of patients. A higher proportion of health workers has been infected in this outbreak than in any previous one. The latest […]

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Women Rights

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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UN report says one in 10 girls sexually abused worldwide

UN report says one in 10 girls sexually abused worldwide

Sep 04, – Around 120 million girls around the world, close to one in 10, have been raped or sexually assaulted by the time they turn 20, a new UN report has found. In a global study of violence against children, the child welfare agency UNICEF reveals that one fifth of all murder victims are […]

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‘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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