International News

Mother arrested for murder after eight children stabbed to death in Australia

Mother arrested for murder after eight children stabbed to death in Australia

Dec 20, – An Australian woman was arrested for murder in the killings of eight children, seven of whom are believed to be her own, police said Saturday. The children were found dead inside the woman’s home. The 37-year-old woman, who is recovering in a hospital from stab wounds, was under guard and speaking with […]

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Pakistani army kills 77 militants in retaliation for school massacre

Pakistani army kills 77 militants in retaliation for school massacre

Dec 19, – Pakistani warplanes and ground forces killed at least 77 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people — most of them children in a school massacre. Meanwhile, a Pakistani prosecutor said the government will try to cancel the bail granted […]

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8 children stabbed to death in northern Australian city

8 children stabbed to death in northern Australian city

Dec 19, – Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said. Queensland state police said they were called to the home in the Cairns suburb of Manoora on Friday morning after receiving a report of a woman with serious […]

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European Crises

Five Ukrainian soldiers killed ahead of peace talks

Five Ukrainian soldiers killed ahead of peace talks

Dec 19, – Ukrainian forces lost five soldiers on Friday in a sudden resurgence of clashes ahead of peace talks aimed at ending the separatist conflict and mending East-West ties. The toll was the highest since Kiev and Russian-backed militias struck a December 9 truce designed to reinforce a tenuous September agreement that was followed […]

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European parliament recognizes Palestinian state ‘in principle’

European parliament recognizes Palestinian state ‘in principle’

Dec 17, – European parliament settled on a compromise resolution recognizing Palestinian statehood and the two-state solution in principle, so long peace talks progress, on Wednesday. Following a deal among the main parties, the motion that was carried stated: “(The European Parliament) supports in principle recognition of Palestinian statehood and the two-state solution, and believes […]

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Turkish police arrest 27 in raids on  anti-Erdogan media

Turkish police arrest 27 in raids on anti-Erdogan media

Dec 14, – Turkish police on Sunday arrested the editor of Turkey’s biggest-selling newspaper and 26 others in lightning raids on supporters of an exiled cleric who has become President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s top foe. The operation was the most significant yet against supporters of US-based Fethullah Gulen, a former ally of Erdogan who the […]

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Arab Uprising

Israeli aircraft hit Gaza for first time since August truce

Israeli aircraft hit Gaza for first time since August truce

Dec 20, – Israeli aircraft hit Gaza on Saturday for the first time since an August truce ended a 50-day war after a rocket hit the Jewish state, witnesses and the army said. A Palestinian health ministry spokesman in the Gaza Strip said there were no casualties in the air strike, which came just hours […]

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Kurdish clashes with ISIS delay evacuation of Yazidis in Mount Sinjar

Kurdish clashes with ISIS delay evacuation of Yazidis in Mount Sinjar

Dec 20, – Sporadic clashes between Iraqi Kurdish fighters and Islamic State extremists, as well as other logistics problems, are delaying the evacuation of the last Yazidis still trapped on Mt. Sinjar, an Iraqi lawmaker told the Associated Press on Friday. Iraqi Kurdish forces battling ISIS militants managed on Thursday to open up a key […]

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ISIS has executed 100 foreigners trying to quit their army

ISIS has executed 100 foreigners trying to quit their army

Dec 20, – The Islamic State extremist group has executed 100 of its own foreign fighters who tried to flee their headquarters in the Syrian city of Raqqa, the Financial Times newspaper said Saturday. An activist opposed to both IS and the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is well-known to the British business […]

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Environment

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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Hundreds of thousands without power as storm sweeps US

Hundreds of thousands without power as storm sweeps US

Nov 27, – More than 350,000 electric customers from Maine to Virginia were without power this morning, after a storm dumped a sloppy mix of rain and snow along the East Coast. New Hampshire residents experienced the heaviest level of outages, with more than 180,000 electric customers there reported without power this morning. More than […]

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Health & Fitness

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 […]

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West Africa Ebola Death Toll Rises to 7,000: WHO

West Africa Ebola Death Toll Rises to 7,000: WHO

Nov 30, – The death toll from the worst Ebola outbreak on record has reached nearly 7,000 in West Africa, the World Health Organization said on Saturday. The toll of 6,928 dead showed a leap of just over 1,200 since the WHO released its previous report on Wednesday. The U.N. health agency did not provide […]

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UN says deadline to curb Ebola will not be met

UN says deadline to curb Ebola will not be met

Nov 25, – A deadline of December 1 to contain the Ebola virus will not be fully met due to escalating numbers of cases in Sierra Leone and elsewhere, the UN Ebola Emergency Response Mission which had set the target, said. The mission set the goal in September, seeking to have 70 percent of Ebola patients under […]

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Women Rights

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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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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