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Japan outraged, PM condemns ‘immoral and heinous’ beheading of hostage by ISIS

Japan outraged, PM condemns ‘immoral and heinous’ beheading of hostage by ISIS

Feb 01, – Japan has reacted with anger and defiance to a video appearing to show the beheading of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto by an Islamic State militant. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan “would not give in to terrorism” and that he would expand his support to countries fighting IS. IS has cited Japanese […]

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After deaths of 44 Filipino commandos in deadly clash a setback to peace with rebels

After deaths of 44 Filipino commandos in deadly clash a setback to peace with rebels

Jan 31, – A deadly clash between Philippines police and Muslim rebels in the south of the country has dealt a temporary setback to peace talks, Manila’s chief peace negotiator said on Saturday, appealing for renewed efforts to keep the process on track. The government has described last Sunday’s clash, which shattered a three-year ceasefire, […]

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Chadian army kills 120 Boko Haram militants in northern Cameroon

Chadian army kills 120 Boko Haram militants in northern Cameroon

Jan 31, – More than 120 Boko Haram militants are dead after the Islamist group challenged a Chadian army contingent in northern Cameroon, officials say. Three soldiers and 123 militants were killed in the attacks staged by the Islamist group on Thursday and Friday in the Fotokol region, according to a Chadian military statement read […]

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European Crises

Fighting rages in Donetsk, 15 Ukrainian soldiers killed in past 24 hours

Fighting rages in Donetsk, 15 Ukrainian soldiers killed in past 24 hours

Jan 31, – Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Saturday as pro-Russian separatists sought to tighten the circle around government forces clinging on to a rail center, with 15 Ukrainian soldiers killed in the past 24 hours. Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said separatists were keeping up intense pressure on Debaltseve, a major rail and road […]

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19 civilians killed by shelling in Ukraine as government and rebels blame each other

19 civilians killed by shelling in Ukraine as government and rebels blame each other

Jan 30, – At least 19 civilians have been killed by shelling in eastern Ukraine today as another attempt at peace talks between separatists and the government was aborted. One shell hit a community centre in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk where people were queuing for food and humanitarian aid, killing five. Another two people […]

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Russia says Kiev’s military actions will escalate Ukraine fighting

Russia says Kiev’s military actions will escalate Ukraine fighting

Jan 29, – Russia said Wednesday military action by the Ukrainian government would prompt an “inevitable further escalation of the conflict” with pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine and undermine any peacemaking. Russia has stepped up criticism of Kiev since violence has intensified in the conflict, where a fragile cease-fire signed in September collapsed after rebels […]

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Arab Uprising

ISIS claims it beheaded second Japanese hostage Kenji Goto

ISIS claims it beheaded second Japanese hostage Kenji Goto

Jan 31, – Islamic State has released a gruesome video claims the beheading of their second Japanese hostage. Kenji Goto, a freelance journalist, was captured by the terror group in October and was threatened with death unless an Iraqi female militant was handed over by Jordan. However, tonight the terror group has posted a clip […]

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US airstrike kills Islamic State ‘chemical weapons expert’

US airstrike kills Islamic State ‘chemical weapons expert’

Jan 31, – A chemical weapons expert of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was killed in a coalition airstrike last week near Mosul, Iraq, the U.S. Central Command said in a statement on Friday. The air raid took out Abu Malik, whose training “provided the terrorist group with expertise to pursue a […]

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ISIS kills senior Kurdish general, 8 of his troops in Iraq

ISIS kills senior Kurdish general, 8 of his troops in Iraq

Jan 30, – Clashes with Islamic State militants killed a senior Kurdish military commander and eight of his fighters just outside the disputed northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday, officials said. Attacks elsewhere killed 27 people, with twin bombs hitting a crowded market in Baghdad and a suicide bomber targeting pro-government Shiite militiamen who […]

January 30, 2015 | By | Reply More

Environment

Airports, Highways close as massive snowstorm threatens to paralyze Northeast US

Airports, Highways close as massive snowstorm threatens to paralyze Northeast US

Jan 27, – Tens of millions of people in the Northeast hunkered down on Monday for a historic blizzard that was expected to drop more than 2 feet of snow, whipped around by winds approaching hurricane force — enough to bring New York, Boston and most of the northeast corridor to an eerie standstill. More […]

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Landslide in Indonesia destroys village, killing 32-with 100 still missing

Landslide in Indonesia destroys village, killing 32-with 100 still missing

Dec 14, – Rescuers pulled more bodies from the debris Sunday after heavy rain in central Indonesia loosened soil and collapsed a hill, setting off a landslide that killed at least 32 villagers and left 76 others missing under piles of mud. About 2,000 rescuers, including soldiers, police and volunteers, were digging through the mud […]

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Typhoon Hagupit triggers massive evacuation in Philippines

Typhoon Hagupit triggers massive evacuation in Philippines

Dec 06, – More than half a million people in the Philippines have fled from a powerful typhoon in one of the world’s biggest peacetime evacuations as the storm churns towards central provinces that still bear the scars of a super typhoon 13 months ago. Typhoon Hagupit was approaching eastern coasts on Saturday, with its […]

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Health & Fitness

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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Ebola centres overflow as Sierra Leone steps up fight

Ebola centres overflow as Sierra Leone steps up fight

Dec 18, – Ebola centres in Sierra Leone overflowed on Wednesday as health workers combed the streets of the capital Freetown for patients, after the government launched a major operation to contain the epidemic in West Africa’s worst-hit country. President Ernest Bai Koroma said on national television that travel between all parts of the country […]

December 18, 2014 | By | Reply More

Women Rights

Iran rejects controversial new hijab law

Iran rejects controversial new hijab law

Jan 03, – A draft law that would give greater powers to Iran’s police and volunteer militias to enforce women’s compulsory wearing of the veil has been ruled unconstitutional, state media reported Saturday. Under Islamic law in force in Iran since the 1979 revolution, women must wear loose clothing, known as hijab, that covers the […]

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Saudi women detained for driving referred to terrorism court

Saudi women detained for driving referred to terrorism court

Dec 25, – Two Saudi women detained for nearly a month in defiance of a ban on females driving were referred on Thursday to a court established to try terrorism cases, several people close to the defendants said. The cases of the two, Loujain al-Hathloul and Maysa al-Amoudi, were sent to the anti-terrorism court in […]

December 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Delhi city government bans Uber after alleged rape

Delhi city government bans Uber after alleged rape

Dec 08, – Uber is banned from operating in the capital with immediate effect and the company will be blacklisted from providing transport services in future, a government statement said. The Delhi city government on Monday banned Uber from operating in the Indian capital after a passenger accused one of its drivers of rape, dealing […]

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