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World Ebola fears grow – Europe, Asia on high alert

Posted by on 31/07/2014
Filed under Africa, Health & Science, World

World Ebola fears grow – Europe, Asia on high alert

World Ebola fears grow – Europe, Asia on high alert

LONDON: Fears that the West African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents grew on Wednesday with European and Asian countries on alert and a leading medical charity warning the epidemic was out of control. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said the crisis gripping Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone would only get worse and warned there […]

150 feared dead – Mudslide swallows Indian village

Posted by on 31/07/2014
Filed under Subcontinent, World

150 feared dead – Mudslide swallows Indian village

150 feared dead – Mudslide swallows Indian village

MALIN: Rescue workers dug through deep mud and debris yesterday in search of victims of a major landslide in western India that buried homes, with the death toll expected to reach 150. Following monsoon downpours in the Pune district of Maharashtra state, a hillside gave way early on Wednesday, sending a mass of muddy earth […]

Pakistan acid attacks on women cast pall of fear

Posted by on 31/07/2014
Filed under Subcontinent, Top Stories, World

Pakistan acid attacks on women cast pall of fear

Pakistan acid attacks on women cast pall of fear

QUETTA: A recent spate of acid attacks in a region of Pakistan previously untouched by the crime has sparked an impassioned debate about rising Islamization that is forcing an increasing number of women to stay at home. The horrific crime, which disfigures and often blinds its overwhelmingly female victims, has long been used to settle […]

21 bathers drown in rough seas off Pakistan’s Karachi – Residents fighting to swim ‘heights of stupidity’

Posted by on 31/07/2014
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21 bathers drown in rough seas off Pakistan’s Karachi – Residents fighting to swim ‘heights of stupidity’

21 bathers drown in rough seas off Pakistan’s Karachi – Residents fighting to swim ‘heights of stupidity’

KARACHI: At least 21 bathers have drowned in rough seas off Pakistan’s biggest city Karachi, officials said yesterday, after defying a ban on swimming during the monsoon season. The bathers were among thousands who had taken to the beaches to celebrate the Eid-Al-Fitr holiday, which began on Tuesday and continues until today. Senior police officer […]

Manila to evacuate 13,000 amid renewed Libya clashes – Filipina abducted and gang-raped

Posted by on 31/07/2014
Filed under Middle East, Top Stories, World

Manila to evacuate 13,000 amid renewed Libya clashes – Filipina abducted and gang-raped

Manila to evacuate 13,000 amid renewed Libya clashes – Filipina abducted and gang-raped

TRIPOLI: The Philippines was preparing yesterday to evacuate 13,000 citizens from Libya as violence raged and after a Filipino worker was beheaded and a nurse was gang-raped there. Greece is also sending a warship to evacuate some of its citizens as well as people from other countries. Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario was heading […]

Feds end effort to reclaim mummy mask for Egypt

Posted by on 31/07/2014
Filed under Middle East, Spectrum, World

Feds end effort to reclaim mummy mask for Egypt

Feds end effort to reclaim mummy mask for Egypt

A 3,200-year-old mummy mask at the center of a years-long custody fight will stay at the St Louis Art Museum now that the US government is giving up its fight to reclaim it for Egypt. US Attorney Richard Callahan said Tuesday that the Department of Justice will take no further legal action to reclaim the […]

Horseplay is a rich man’s game in China – Members have to be rich to afford membership

Posted by on 31/07/2014
Filed under Asia, Other Sports, Sports, Top Stories, World

Horseplay is a rich man’s game in China – Members have to be rich to afford membership

Horseplay is a rich man’s game in China – Members have to be rich to afford membership

DALIAN: Gripping his mallet, Peng Zhichun gallops towards goal on a Chinese polo field, one of a growing number of the country’s wealthy elite discovering the joys of the saddle and the whip. “New clubs are opening, people are more into equestrian sports, into polo, there are more international players coming, so it’s growing really […]

Gaza ceasefire efforts up in smoke after lull – Besieged Palestinians face Eid under Israeli bombing

Posted by on 27/07/2014
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Gaza ceasefire efforts up in smoke after lull – Besieged Palestinians face Eid under Israeli bombing

Gaza ceasefire efforts up in smoke after lull – Besieged Palestinians face Eid under Israeli bombing

GAZA/JERUSALEM: Fighting subsided in Gaza yesterday after Hamas militants said they backed a 24-hour humanitarian truce, but there was no sign of any comprehensive deal to end their conflict with Israel. Hamas said it had endorsed a call by the United Nations for a pause in the fighting in light of the Eid Al-Fitr holiday […]

IS jihadists make advance in Syria – Rebels capture weapons depot

Posted by on 27/07/2014
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IS jihadists make advance in Syria – Rebels capture weapons depot

IS jihadists make advance in Syria – Rebels capture weapons depot

BEIRUT: Islamic State jihadists, building on vast land grabs in Iraq, have seized an army position in the Syrian city of Hasakeh, a monitoring group said yesterday. On another front in Syria’s complex civil war, rebels seeking President Bashar Al-Assad’s ouster captured a weapons depot in Hama province, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. […]

Dozens killed in Libya clashes – Clashes in Benghazi, Tripoli worst since 2011 * UK embassy convoy attacked

Posted by on 27/07/2014
Filed under Middle East, Top Stories, World

Dozens killed in Libya clashes – Clashes in Benghazi, Tripoli worst since 2011 * UK embassy convoy attacked

Dozens killed in Libya clashes – Clashes in Benghazi, Tripoli worst since 2011 * UK embassy convoy attacked

BENGHAZI: At least 36 people were killed in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi, many of them civilian, where Libyan Special Forces and Islamist militants clashed on Saturday night and Sunday morning, medical and security sources said. The government said more than 150 people have died in the capital Tripoli and Benghazi in two weeks of […]

Taleban attack Afghan police chief’s home

Posted by on 27/07/2014
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Taleban attack Afghan police chief’s home

Taleban attack Afghan police chief’s home

KABUL, Afghanistan: Taleban insurgents attacked the home of a well-known provincial police chief in restive southern Afghanistan yesterday, killing a civilian and a border policeman before being shot dead by police, officials said. The six gunmen, all of whom were wearing suicide vests, launched the attack from a school building near Gen. Abdul Razeq’s house […]

N Korea defies UN censure to fire missile into sea

Posted by on 27/07/2014
Filed under Asia, Top Stories, World

N Korea defies UN censure to fire missile into sea

N Korea defies UN censure to fire missile into sea

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un guided the military’s latest rocket-firing drill, state media said yesterday, confirming the missile launch which was conducted in defiance of UN censure. Saturday’s launch was the first since the UN Security Council on July 17 officially condemned Pyongyang for its recent series of ballistic missile tests, in violation of […]

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