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18 killed, 41 injured in blasts near Abuja – Bomb blasts carried out by two suicide bombers

Posted by on 03/10/2015
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18 killed, 41 injured in blasts near Abuja – Bomb blasts carried out by two suicide bombers

18 killed, 41 injured in blasts near Abuja – Bomb blasts carried out by two suicide bombers

ABUJA: Two explosions that ripped through the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital Abuja have left at least 18 people dead and 41 wounded, the National Emergency Management Agency said yesterday. “The death toll is now 18 because three people died in the hospitals this morning while 41 others were injured and are receiving treatment in the […]

Israeli troops hunt killers of couple – EU calls for justice as well as restraint

Posted by on 02/10/2015
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Israeli troops hunt killers of couple – EU calls for justice as well as restraint

Israeli troops hunt killers of couple – EU calls for justice as well as restraint

BEIT FURIK: Hundreds of Israeli troops were hunting yesterday for suspected Palestinian gunmen after the killing of a settler couple as they drove through the occupied West Bank with their young children. Eitam and Naama Henkin, both in their 30s, were shot dead in their car on Thursday night as they travelled between the settlements […]

Thousands of Iraqis rally for reforms

Posted by on 02/10/2015
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Thousands of Iraqis rally for reforms

Thousands of Iraqis rally for reforms

BAGHDAD: Thousands of Iraqis demonstrated in Baghdad and several other cities yesterday, urging the government to deliver on its promised reform package aimed at tackling corruption and improving services. Iraqis have been staging weekly protests since July. The movement that stemmed from exasperation over power cuts in the searing summer heat gradually led to broader […]

Germany in flux fetes 25 years of post-Wall unity – Annual party to be held in business capital Frankfurt

Posted by on 02/10/2015
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Germany in flux fetes 25 years of post-Wall unity – Annual party to be held in business capital Frankfurt

Germany in flux fetes 25 years of post-Wall unity – Annual party to be held in business capital Frankfurt

BERLIN: Germany celebrates 25 years today since its historic reunification just as a record influx of migrants and a massive cheating scam at iconic carmaker Volkswagen have sparked a national bout of soul-searching. The silver anniversary of the day communist east Germany and the capitalist west reunited as one country comes as Europe’s top economy […]

Japan PM new slogan stirs memories of wartime rhetoric

Posted by on 02/10/2015
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Japan PM new slogan stirs memories of wartime rhetoric

Japan PM new slogan stirs memories of wartime rhetoric

TOKYO: A new slogan adopted by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and meant to show that all Japanese will benefit from economic growth is raising eyebrows among those who see it as an eerie echo of wartime propaganda. Abe unveiled the goal of building a “Society in Which All 100 million People can be Active” after […]

Trump and Carson’s attacks on Muslims worry GOP elders – ‘If I win, they’re going back’

Posted by on 02/10/2015
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Trump and Carson’s attacks on Muslims worry GOP elders – ‘If I win, they’re going back’

Trump and Carson’s attacks on Muslims worry GOP elders – ‘If I win, they’re going back’

WASHINGTON: The candidates atop the GOP presidential field are ramping up political attacks aimed at Muslims, a move designed to appeal to hardline conservatives. But party elders worry that escalating anti-immigrant rhetoric could cost Republicans the White House in 2016. The aggressive words, in particular from front-runners Donald Trump and Ben Carson, have exacerbated a […]

Iran troops to join Syria war

Posted by on 01/10/2015
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Yemeni, Saudi forces retake strategic Red Sea strait – UAE soldier dies of injuries sustained in August

Posted by on 01/10/2015
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Migrants face new diversion – Hungary prepares to seal off Croatia border

Posted by on 01/10/2015
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Migrants face new diversion – Hungary prepares to seal off Croatia border

Migrants face new diversion – Hungary prepares to seal off Croatia border

ZAKANY, Hungary: A small gap in coils of newly laid razor wire is all that remains of the Zakany- Botovo border crossing between Hungary and fellow European Union member Croatia, as Budapest prepares to close off another route for migrants flocking to Europe. Heavy machinery is clearing trees and a 3- metre-high fence is taking […]

I will send Syrian refugees home if elected: Trump – ‘Refugees may also include IS members’

Posted by on 01/10/2015
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Afghan forces retake control of Kunduz away from Taleban

Posted by on 01/10/2015
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Fresh blast rocks southern Chinese town: State media

Posted by on 01/10/2015
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Fresh blast rocks southern Chinese town: State media

Fresh blast rocks southern Chinese town: State media

BEIJING: A fresh explosion rocked a southern Chinese town yesterday, one day after 17 parcel bombs killed at least seven and wounded scores in the same district, state media reported. The latest blast occurred in the early morning in a residential building in Liucheng, a rural county of the Guangxi region, the official Xinhua news […]