International News

Experts warn, Ebola-hit Liberia staring into the abyss

Experts warn, Ebola-hit Liberia staring into the abyss

Sep 30, – With its collapsed health service, sick and poorly equipped security forces and broken economy, Ebola-hit Liberia finds itself on the brink of complete societal breakdown, experts warn. The already impoverished west African state was on the slow road to recovery after 14 years of ruinous civil war ended in 2003, following the […]

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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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Hong Kong protesters defiant after tear gas chaos

Hong Kong protesters defiant after tear gas chaos

Sep 29, – Thousands of defiant Hong Kong protesters stood their ground on Monday after facing tear gas and riot police in overnight clashes, paralysing parts of the city with their campaign to demand Beijing allow free elections. In the worst unrest since the former British colony was handed back to China in 1997, demonstrators […]

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European Crises

First Dutch cat and dog restaurant opens in Amsterdam

First Dutch cat and dog restaurant opens in Amsterdam

Sep 30, – A dog eats during the opening of the first Dutch cat and dog restaurant in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In preparation for Animals day on October 4th, the Royal Canin Experience Center opened a pop-up eatery in Amsterdam for the four-legged friends. Press journalist for HRO media – Norberto LLuch reports.

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British fighters make up a quarter of ISIS foreign jihadists

British fighters make up a quarter of ISIS foreign jihadists

Sep 30, – Britain accounts for around one in four of all European fighters who have pledged their allegiance to Isis, with an estimated 500 Britons among 2,000 foreign fighters from across Europe. One reason is the sheer ease with which people can get to Istanbul in Turkey, and then catch a bus to get […]

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345 rescued ‘Syrian refugees’ refuse to leave Cypriot cruise ship

345 rescued ‘Syrian refugees’ refuse to leave Cypriot cruise ship

Sep 26, – More than 300 people, apparent refugees fleeing from Syria, refused to leave a cruise ship that rescued them from a small boat stranded off Cyprus, a cruise line official said Thursday. Salamis Cruise Lines Managing Director Kikis Vasiliou said that the people are insisting that they be taken to Italy instead. “They […]

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Arab Uprising

Syrian school blasts kill 22, including 10 kids

Syrian school blasts kill 22, including 10 kids

Oct 01, – Twin car bombings near a school in Syria killed 22 people on Wednesday, including at least 10 children, with the second exploding as parents frantically searched for their sons and daughters in a street littered with school bags and body parts. Syria’s children are frequently among the victims of attacks in the […]

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The UN mission in Baghdad says at least 1,119 Iraqis killed in September

The UN mission in Baghdad says at least 1,119 Iraqis killed in September

Oct 01, – The U.N. mission in Baghdad says at least 1,119 Iraqis died in violence in September but that the real figure was likely much higher since the organization’s death toll does not include killings in areas controlled by the Islamic State group. Wednesday’s statement says 854 civilians and 265 members of the Iraqi […]

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U.S. hints it’s time for Assad to prepare his departure

U.S. hints it’s time for Assad to prepare his departure

Oct 01, – The United States is focusing its efforts on defeating Islamic State militants wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria but has not changed its position that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must go, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations said on Tuesday. Assad had not yet realized the inevitability of his ouster. The […]

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Environment

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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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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Health & Fitness

Experts warn, Ebola-hit Liberia staring into the abyss

Experts warn, Ebola-hit Liberia staring into the abyss

Sep 30, – With its collapsed health service, sick and poorly equipped security forces and broken economy, Ebola-hit Liberia finds itself on the brink of complete societal breakdown, experts warn. The already impoverished west African state was on the slow road to recovery after 14 years of ruinous civil war ended in 2003, following the […]

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Liberia’s top doctor goes under quarantine after assistant dies of Ebola

Liberia’s top doctor goes under quarantine after assistant dies of Ebola

Sep 29, – Liberia’s chief medical officer, who is also a deputy health minister, has put herself in quarantine as a precaution against Ebola after one of her assistants died from the disease, the government said on Saturday. Bernice Dahn is the latest senior West African medical official to be directly affected by an outbreak […]

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Anti-smoking proposal for Egyptian film, TV sparks debate

Anti-smoking proposal for Egyptian film, TV sparks debate

Dep 26, – A proposal by the World Health Organization to limit tobacco promotion in Egyptian movies and drama series has sparked mixed reactions in a country where around 18 million citizens use tobacco. The WHO proposal calls on producers of Egyptian movies and drama series to adopt a code of ethics that would see […]

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Women Rights

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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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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