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At least two killed as police end Sydney hostage siege: report

SYDNEY: At least two people were killed as police stormed the Sydney cafe to end a siege of more than...

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Spain PM admits people still suffering from crisis

MADRID: Spain’s prime minister admitted on Monday that jobless people and their families are still suffering the consequences of the...

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Hong Kong leader declares Occupy protest ‘over’ as last site cleared

by Dennis CHONG HONG KONG: – Hong Kong’s leader declared an end to more than 11 weeks of sit-in protests...

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Abe pledges Japan constitution rewrite after election win

by Shingo ITO TOKYO: – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday he would work to convince voters of the need...

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Haiti opposition cautiously welcomes PM’s resignation

Port-au-Prince: Haiti’s emboldened opposition welcomed the resignation Sunday of Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, who faced repeated calls to go over...

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S.Sudan activists release first list of victims killed in war

JUBA: – From a 14-month old toddler to a 105-year old grandmother: the first names of some of the tens...

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Newtown marks massacre anniversary with reflection

New York:A deeply scarred US town lowered flags to half mast and urged quiet reflection on the two-year anniversary Sunday...

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Jordan, Saudi kings in talks as they battle IS

Riyadh: Jordan’s King Abdullah II met his Saudi counterpart in Riyadh Sunday for talks as both nations participate in a...

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Ghani urges ulema, tribal elders to help halt attacks

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday called for clerics and tribal elders to help stem a surge in deadly insurgent...

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Tense Srinagar ‘votes’ as Modi seeks power

Indian held Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar voted Sunday in continuing elections, where the party of Hindu nationalist Prime Minister...

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The Iraqi Human Rights Ministry has declared that an ISIS terrorist known as Abu...
 
 
Kashmiri Hurriyet leaders denounce Peshawar attack ISLAMABAD: Hurriyet leaders in Indian Occupied Kashmir including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Syed Ali Gilani, Muhammad...
 
 
Huge crowds mourn Kim Jong-Il on third death anniversary SEOUL: – North Korean television showed tens of thousands of mourners bowing before a huge...
 
 
Modi phones Nawaz, expresses grief over Peshawar killings ISLAMABAD: Indian Prime Minister Narindra Modi on Tuesday telephoned Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and...
 
 
Terror attack on Peshawar school shakes all people of conscience: Kerry WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry, while condemning the terrorist attack on Army Public...
 
 
Russia condemns attack on school in Peshawar ISLAMABAD: Russia on Tuesday strongly condemned the barbaric act of terrorism carried out by the...
 
 
 
Baltics up defence spending as Russia buzzes borders
13th December 2014
by Mike Collier, and Vaidotas Beniusis in Vilnius RIGA: – Russia’s meddling in Ukraine has delivered a wake-up call on defence spending to small Baltic states which spent half a century under Soviet occupation and now fear the...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
South Sudan: a year of war in a divided nation
13th December 2014
JUBA: – They came only for a night: thousands fleeing gunshots in the darkness for the safety of UN peacekeeping bases in South Sudan’s capital Juba. In the following days, gunfire and explosions continued to shake the city,...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mexico minister denies scandal in purchase of luxury home
13th December 2014
MEXICO CITY, Mexico’s finance minister acknowledged Friday having purchased a luxury home from the same government contractor who controversially sold a mansion to the nation’s first lady, but insisted the transaction was entirely legal. The home purchase was...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thailand’s Crown Prince divorces wife
13th December 2014
by Jerome TAYLOR BANGKOK: – Thailand’s Crown Prince has divorced his wife in a dramatic fall from grace for a senior princess that comes at a time of heightened anxiety over the health of Thailand’s revered but ailing...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Surging child abuse in Egypt overshadowed by strife
13th December 2014
by Haitham El-Tabei CAIRO: – Eight-year-old Rahma was on her way home from school when she was raped — another victim of a surge in child abuse that has been overshadowed by turmoil in Egypt. Two months on,...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pacific storm triggers mudslides, floods in Southern California
13th December 2014
LOS ANGELES: A Pacific storm pounded Southern California with heavy rain and high winds on Friday,triggering flash floods, a small tornado and mudslides that prompted the evacuation of hundreds of homes, damaged dozens of others and disrupted passenger...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 



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