International News

Two U.S. soldiers killed in bomb attack in Afghan capital

Two U.S. soldiers killed in bomb attack in Afghan capital

Nov 24, – Two U.S. soldiers were killed when their vehicle was hit by a bomb in the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday, officials and sources said. “It was a magnetic bomb,” said Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi. “It was either attached to the vehicle belonging to the foreigners or it was planted and detonated […]

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Devastating floods hit Morocco, at least 17 dead, 24 missing

Devastating floods hit Morocco, at least 17 dead, 24 missing

Nov 24, – Morocco’s government says heavy flooding in the south of the country has killed at least 17 people with a further 24 missing after heavy rains over the weekend. In the southern city of Guelmim alone, 13 people were killed by a flash flood that roared through a dry river bed, reported the […]

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Death toll climbs to 50 in blast at Afghan volleyball game

Death toll climbs to 50 in blast at Afghan volleyball game

Nov 24, – The death toll in Afghanistan’s deadliest insurgent attack this year has risen to at least 50, with 63 wounded, many of them children, officials said on Monday, as NATO confirmed that two of its service members were killed in an insurgent attack. The nationality of the NATO soldiers could not be confirmed, […]

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European Crises

Three more Ukrainian soldiers killed as fighting rages in east

Three more Ukrainian soldiers killed as fighting rages in east

Nov 24, – Three Ukrainian servicemen have been killed in the past 24 hours in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in the east despite a ceasefire in place since early September, a Ukrainian military spokesman said on Monday. Ukraine lost four other serviceman on Saturday, and the death toll among Ukrainian soldiers since the ceasefire came […]

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UK: Government threat to close eight Muslim schools in London

UK: Government threat to close eight Muslim schools in London

Nov 22, – Britain scurries to combat extremism on its home front, eight independent Muslim schools are being threatened with closure as their education curriculum is said to expose students to radical Islamist ideology, a local newspaper reported Friday. Chief Schools Inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw warned that the students in these schools could be “vulnerable […]

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Battered, Greece faces years to recoup recession

Battered, Greece faces years to recoup recession

Nov 15, – The women volunteer at a charity clinic that recycles drugs sent by relatives of dead cancer patients, recovering stroke victims, or new mothers who overstocked on baby formula. In a tiny, windowless storeroom, elderly women sort through items normally destined for the trash. It’s an unlikely place to be saving lives. The […]

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Arab Uprising

Palestinian man shot by Israeli troops near Gaza border

Palestinian man shot by Israeli troops near Gaza border

Nov 23, – Israeli forces have shot dead a Palestinian farmer near the Gaza border, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. This is the first fatality since the latest tentative ceasefire agreement in August, when the 50-day Gaza war ended. The ministry has identified the man as Fadel Mohammed Halawa, 32. He was allegedly shot dead […]

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Islamic State group recruits, exploits children

Islamic State group recruits, exploits children

Nov 23, – Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police. In Raqqa, the Islamic State group’s de facto capital in Syria, boys attend training camp and religious courses before heading off to […]

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US-Led airstrikes on Islamic state kill over 900 in Syria since Sept: Watchdog

US-Led airstrikes on Islamic state kill over 900 in Syria since Sept: Watchdog

Nov 22, – Air strikes by U.S.-led forces in Syria have killed 910 people, including 52 civilians, since the start of the campaign against Islamic State and other fighters two months ago, a group monitoring the conflict said on Saturday. The majority of the deaths, 785, were Islamic State fighters according to the Britain-based Syrian […]

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Environment

Devastating floods hit Morocco, at least 17 dead, 24 missing

Devastating floods hit Morocco, at least 17 dead, 24 missing

Nov 24, – Morocco’s government says heavy flooding in the south of the country has killed at least 17 people with a further 24 missing after heavy rains over the weekend. In the southern city of Guelmim alone, 13 people were killed by a flash flood that roared through a dry river bed, reported the […]

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At least 8 dead after massive US snowstorm

At least 8 dead after massive US snowstorm

Nov 19, – A ferocious lake-effect storm left the Buffalo area buried under 6 feet of snow Wednesday, trapping people on highways and in homes, and another storm expected to drop 2 to 3 feet more was on its way. Even hardened Buffalo residents were caught off-guard by the early-season storm that was expected to […]

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Australians bury heads in sand to protest government climate stance

Australians bury heads in sand to protest government climate stance

Nov 13, – Protesters stuck their heads in the sand on Australia’s Bondi Beach on Thursday, mocking the government’s reluctance to put climate change on the agenda of a G20 summit this weekend. Australian PM Tony Abbott’s perceived failure to address climate change is all the more galling in the wake of an agreement between […]

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Health & Fitness

Roadside bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood samples

Roadside bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood samples

Nov 21, – It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi van in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus. Authorities publicly appealed on national radio Friday to the unidentified robbers to hand […]

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WHO says more than 5,000 have now died of Ebola

WHO says more than 5,000 have now died of Ebola

Nov 13, – More than 5,000 people have died in the Ebola outbreak that is ravaging West Africa, the World Health Organization reported Wednesday, marking another grisly toll in the epidemic. This is the largest Ebola outbreak ever recorded, with more than 14,000 people sickened, the vast majority in the West African countries of Liberia, […]

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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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Women Rights

India: Cop forces female dancer to perform at gunpoint

India: Cop forces female dancer to perform at gunpoint

Nov 12, – A police constable allegedly forced a dancer to continuously perform at gunpoint for an hour and showered currency notes worth Rs 30,000 on her at a function in Uttar Pradesh’s Shahjahanpur town. On Monday night, the cop, identified as Shailendra Shukla, suddenly barged into the cultural function, climbed the stage, loaded his […]

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Iran jails British woman for attending men’s volleyball match

Iran jails British woman for attending men’s volleyball match

Nov 02, – An Iranian-British woman who took part in a demonstration in Tehran against a ban on women attending some men’s sporting events was jailed for a year for spreading anti-state propaganda, Iranian media said. Ghoncheh Ghavami, 25, was first arrested on June 20 outside the city’s Azadi Stadium, where she and others were […]

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Boko Haram says kidnapped girls married off, denies truce

Boko Haram says kidnapped girls married off, denies truce

Nov 01, – Boko Haram has claimed the 219 schoolgirls it kidnapped in Nigeria earlier this year have converted to Islam and been married off, according to a new video obtained on Friday. The Islamist group’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, also denied claims by Nigeria’s government that it had agreed to a ceasefire and apparently ruled […]

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