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In World
June 5, 2015 10:41 am gmt |
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Eight of the 10 men reportedly jailed for the attempted assassination of Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai were actually set free, it has emerged. In April, officials in Pakistan said that 10 Taliban fighters had been found guiltyand received 25-year sentences. The secrecy surrounding the trial, ...
In World
June 5, 2015 10:25 am gmt |
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An American national has been arrested in Bogo City this past Wednesday for allegations that he forcefully had sex with a 16-year-old girl. The allegations stem from an encounter that happened almost one year ago when a ‘recruiter’ convinced the girl to allow 69-year-old Harold Glover to come spend t...
In Middle East
June 5, 2015 10:12 am gmt |
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A man is seeking Dh10,000 in moral and financial compensation against his colleague, who failed to repay Dh927 towards the Etisalat bill that he had paid on his behalf. The Asian claimant was said to have agreed with his Arabic colleague to regularly pay the latter’s monthly Etisalat bills and get re...
In World
June 5, 2015 9:43 am gmt |
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More 90 experts on human rights, law, politics and minorities, including UN special procedures as well as representatives of UN Member States, met at the OIC headquarters in Jeddah as part of a two-day meeting on how to effectively implement UN Human Rights Council Resolution 16/18 on combating relig...
In Africa
June 5, 2015 9:15 am gmt |
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Ghana’s president, John Mahama, has called for three days of mourning after scores of people were killed in an explosion at a petrol station in the capital, Accra. Around 90 people who sought shelter from floods overnight at the state-owned GOIL petrol station near a busy downtown intersection ...
In America
June 5, 2015 9:11 am gmt |
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Kenyan police have charged five men in connection with the attack by the armed group al-Shabab on a university in eastern Kenya in April in which 148 people were killed. The five men pleaded not guilty to 152 counts of committing acts of terrorism in a Nairobi court yesterday (Thursday). Four al-Shab...
In Australia
June 5, 2015 4:10 am gmt |
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Mr Bond died on Friday morning at the Fiona Stanley Hospital in a Perth after undergoing heart surgery earlier in the week. The hospital and Mr Bond’s adult children confirmed his death on Friday morning. Mr Bond, who funded Australia’s 1983 Americas Cup win, fell from grace in 1996 when ...
In World
June 5, 2015 3:52 am gmt |
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Chinese hackers are suspected of carrying out a “massive breach” affecting the data of millions of US government workers, officials said. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) confirmed on Thursday that almost four million current and past employees have been affected. The breach could...
In Australia
June 4, 2015 12:59 pm gmt |
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Alan Bond, the flamboyant Australian businessman who funded the country’s historic 1983 America’s Cup victory before losing his fortune and his freedom, was in a coma yesterday (Wednesday) after open-heart surgery. The 77-year-old Bond was in intensive care in a hospital in the city of Pe...
In Asia
June 4, 2015 11:47 am gmt |
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Relatives of some of the nearly 400 people missing after a cruise ship capsized on China’s Yangtze River have staged a protest near the sinking site. Dozens of people broke through police cordons at the river in Jianli, Hubei province, demanding more information. State media say 65 people are n...
In Australia
June 4, 2015 11:27 am gmt |
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The first refugees to be resettled in Cambodia from the Australian detention centre on Nauru have arrived in Phnom Penh. The four people – three Iranians and one Rohingya – were the only people to volunteer for the controversial scheme. Last year, Cambodia agreed to take in refugees rejec...
In America
June 4, 2015 9:32 am gmt |
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Several ethnic groups, yoga studios and corporates are among the nearly 70 organizations that have joined hands with a prominent Indian-American community outfit that is organizing events across 100 US cities to mark the first International Day of Yoga on June 21st. Overseas Volunteers for Better Ind...
In America
June 4, 2015 9:28 am gmt |
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A US official said today (Thursday) that more than 10,000 Islamic State militants have been killed by American-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria in nine months, offering a body count for a campaign that has yet to blunt their advance. Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken’s figure came after a ...
In Africa
June 4, 2015 8:21 am gmt |
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The Nigerian military, including nine senior commanders, should be investigated for their role in shooting, starving, suffocating and torturing thousands of people to death during the fight against Boko Haram, Amnesty International says. More than 7,000 boys and young men have died under military det...
In Africa
June 4, 2015 8:17 am gmt |
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Some 175 people have died in a fire at a petrol station in Ghana’s capital, Accra, officials say. The fire on Wednesday night started as people in the city were trying to cope with two days of heavy rain, which has left many homeless and without power. The flooding hampered rescue efforts and i...