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Canadian charged with Iraq killings of 5 US soldiers

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th January 2015

Canadian charged with Iraq killings of 5 US soldiers NEW YORK: A Canadian man will appear in a New York court on Saturday accused of conspiracy and murder over the killing of five US soldiers in Iraq, US prosecutors said. Faruq Khalil Muhammed Isa, 36, will appear in a US federal court in Brooklyn after being extradited from Canada, said Loretta Lynch, US attorney...


EU tells Moscow to ‘assume its responsibility’ in Ukraine war

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th January 2015

EU tells Moscow to ‘assume its responsibility’ in Ukraine war BRUSSELS: The European Union called Friday on Moscow to “assume its responsibility” in ending the separatist war in Ukraine. “Time is running out in eastern Ukraine where the escalation of fighting has caused far too many civilian as well as military casualties,” EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said in a statement. Mogherini said the...


Europe, France to unveil anti-terror plans after Paris attacks

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st January 2015

Europe, France to unveil anti-terror plans after Paris attacks PARIS: French and European officials will unveil details of anti-terror measures Wednesday to counter threats of new attacks and strengthen cooperation in the wake of deadly shootings in Paris. In the French capital, on high alert since jihadist attacks left 17 dead two weeks ago, Prime Minister Manuel Valls will outline promised measures to boost...


Paris hostage-taker ‘knows’ one Charlie Hebdo killer: source

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 9th January 2015

Paris hostage-taker ‘knows’ one Charlie Hebdo killer: source PARIS: A gunman holding hostages in a Paris kosher supermarket on Friday knew at least one of the suspects in the Charlie Hebdo massacre. Amedy Coulibaly, 32, wanted over the killing of a policewoman on Thursday, is thought to be the man holed up with hostages in the grocery store at the Porte  de Vincennes...


Drink-driving suspect crashes into British police station

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd January 2015

Drink-driving suspect crashes into British police station LONDON: – British police arrested a man on suspicion of drink-driving Friday after he crashed his car into the police station. Officers at Frodsham police station near Liverpool in northwest England did not have to go far to find their suspect after the car was left with its front end resting on the outside wall....


Former Greek PM to create new party ahead of snap election

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd January 2015

Former Greek PM to create new party ahead of snap election ATHENS: – Former Greek prime minister Georges Papandreou announced on Friday he was creating a new political party just weeks before snap elections this month, sparking anger in his own Socialist party. The move, described as “absurd” by the Socialist Pasok party of which Papandreou is still a lawmaker, is likely to complicate the potential...


10,000 apply for human paintball bullet tester job

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd January 2015

10,000 apply for human paintball bullet tester job LONDON:- Some 10,000 people from around the world have applied to be shot at as a paintball bullet tester, the British company posting the job advert said Friday. UKPaintball, which has more than 60 paintballing venues in Britain, said it was stunned by the response to its search for a “human bullet impact tester”. Candidates...


Italy migrant ‘ghost ship’ arrives in port

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd January 2015

Italy migrant ‘ghost ship’ arrives in port by Francesco MONTEFORTE CORIGLIANO: – A ship abandoned by its crew and left drifting with 450 migrants on board reached Italy’s jagged southern coast on Friday, ending the second gruelling “ghost ship” rescue operation this week. Women and children were among hundreds of migrants left stranded aboard the Ezadeen, which docked in the port of...


Stressful times for students at Ukraine rebel universities

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd January 2015

Stressful times for students at Ukraine rebel universities by Max DELANY DONETSK: – Third-year economics student Inna Shmarai is kind of stressing out these days. It’s not just that exams are coming up soon at the National University in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk and some of the stuff she’s been studying this term has been really complicated. What’s adding to the slight...


Under fire from bishops,Pope shirts pulled from Philippine stores

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th December 2014

Under fire from bishops,Pope shirts pulled from Philippine stores MANILA: The Philippines’s largest broadcaster pulled souvenir T-shirts for an upcoming papal visit from its stores Monday, after coming under fire from Catholic bishops irked by the words “no religion” emblazoned on them. Pope Francis, who has been praised for being reform-minded regarding long-contentious issues such as remarriage, divorce and homosexuality, will visit the deeply...


Pakistan pledges total annihilation of terrorists

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th December 2014

Pakistan pledges total annihilation of terrorists UNITED NATIONS: A senior Pakistani diplomat has pledged the total annihilation of terrorism from his country as he denounced  the  “heinous and barbaric” attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, killing over 132 children. “The terrorist attacked our children and hit our heart … now we will go for their jugular”, Ambassador Sahebzada Ahmed...


Turkey court issues warrant for Erdogan foe Gulen

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th December 2014

Turkey court issues warrant for Erdogan foe Gulen by Stuart WILLIAMS ISTANBUL: – An Istanbul court on Friday issued an arrest warrant for US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen who President Recep Tayyip Erdogan regards as his top enemy, in a controversial case that has strained ties with the EU. The court agreed an earlier request by prosecutors for the arrest notice but it...


Long road to recovery for injured in east Ukraine

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th December 2014

Long road to recovery for injured in east Ukraine by Max DELANY DONETSK, Ukraine:- Sitting up with difficulty in her hospital bed, Raisa Bulda says that despite months of treatment she still feels like she is only just beginning her recovery. It was back in August that a shell tore through her home on the edge of rebel bastion Donetsk in eastern Ukraine and...


EU summit to discuss crisis-hit Russia, economic plan

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th December 2014

EU summit to discuss crisis-hit Russia, economic plan by Jean-Luc BARDET BRUSSELS: – EU leaders on Thursday will discuss tense relations with Russia and punishing sanctions imposed over Moscow’s actions in Ukraine at a summit led for the first time by Poland’s Kremlin-wary former premier Donald Tusk. Leaders will also back a huge 315-billion-euro ($380-billion) investment plan unveiled last month by new European...


Russia condemns attack on school in Peshawar

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th December 2014

Russia condemns attack on school in Peshawar ISLAMABAD: Russia on Tuesday strongly condemned the barbaric act of terrorism carried out by the terrorists at a school in Peshawar. According to Russian embassy, the Russian Foreign Ministry while condemning the terrorist attack at school in which students were made hostages while more than 100 students and teachers, most of them children killed and...


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

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th December 2014

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 16 hours by a gunman holding several hostages, television reports said early Tuesday. An AFP photographer on the scene saw what appeared to be a body, covered by a bloodstained sheet, being stretchered out of...


Spain PM admits people still suffering from crisis

By: Hassaan Ali, Uploaded: 15th December 2014

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 economic crisis even though the country is gradually recovering from recession. Rajoy drew criticism from opponents and labor unions last week when he claimed that the six-year crisis was “history” now the economy was growing...


Miss South Africa crowned Miss World

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th December 2014

Miss South Africa crowned Miss World LONDON:  Miss South Africa, 22-year-old Rolene Strauss, was crowned Miss World 2014 at the pageant’s final in London on Sunday, with an estimated billion viewers watching on television around the globe. Miss Hungary, Edina Kulcsar, was the runner-up and Miss United States, Elizabeth Safrit, came third in the 64th annual competition, contested by women from...


Ukraine is own worst threat: Russian deputy PM

By: Hassaan Ali, Uploaded: 13th December 2014

Ukraine is own worst threat: Russian deputy PM MOSCOW: – Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who oversees defence, said Saturday that Ukraine was its own worst threat, after Kiev announced plans to boost its armed forces because of the conflict in east Ukraine. Rogozin quoted Ukrainian Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak as telling parliament Friday that Kiev faced threats both from pro-Russian separatists...


Ukraine says 11 attacks and drone spotted despite truce

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th December 2014

Ukraine says 11 attacks and drone spotted despite truce KIEV: – The Ukrainian army on Saturday reported 11 attacks against its positions in the east where a ceasefire is tentatively holding and said a drone was spotted over Mariupol, the last major eastern town under its control. “The surveillance activities of the enemy have intensified around Mariupol where a drone was identified,” the military...


Radicals rampage through normally tranquil Zurich centre

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th December 2014

Radicals rampage through normally tranquil Zurich centre GENEVA: – Dozens of masked radicals clashed with police and set cars, trees and trash bins on fire in central Zurich late Friday, sending terrified diners fleeing in the upscale and normally tranquil neighbourhood, police said. Police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon to disperse some 200 people, many of them armed with...


Baltics up defence spending as Russia buzzes borders

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th December 2014

Baltics up defence spending as Russia buzzes borders 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 Kremlin’s territorial ambitions. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are on heightened alert as Russian military planes and warships...


French court refuses to block taxi app UberPOP

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th December 2014

French court refuses to block taxi app UberPOP PARIS: A French court Friday rejected a bid by taxi companies to have Uber’s amateur car service UberPop banned. The commercial court in Paris ruled that a new law making it harder for Uber drivers to solicit business could not be enforced until the government had published full details of the restrictions. San Francisco-based Uber...


Women in artistic spotlight in mafia heartland

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th December 2014

Women in artistic spotlight in mafia heartland by Angus MACKINNON CASORIA:- In the unlikely setting of one of Italy’s mafia heartlands, a major exhibition of modern artworks by and about women has opened with organisers billing it as the biggest ever of its kind. Featuring the work of more than 80 female artists from all over the world, the “I am Woman”...


Belgium braces for national strike chaos

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th December 2014

Belgium braces for national strike chaos by Philippe SIUBERSKI BRUSSELS: – Belgium risks coming to a virtual standstill Monday as the biggest national strike for years grounds all flights, halts public transport and severs international train links in protest at the new government’s austerity policies. The strike, which is the climax of a union movement that began last month with a...


The foreign students accidentally trapped in Ukraine’s war

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th December 2014

The foreign students accidentally trapped in Ukraine’s war by Laetitia PERON DONETSK:- Wissam Fawzi left Iraq in 2006, hoping to put the horrors of war behind him and study dentistry far away from the sound of bombs. Unfortunately, he picked eastern Ukraine for his new home. “I wanted to move to Donetsk because there was war in Iraq. There was shelling in Baghdad...


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