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In Asia
April 27, 2015 11:44 am gmt |
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Nepal urged countries to send aid to help it cope with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake that killed nearly 1,800 people including a 15-year-old girl, have been killed in India, 12 in Tibet and four in Bangladesh. Two Chinese citizens died at the Nepal-China border.  Thousands of people brave...
In Uncategorized
April 27, 2015 10:34 am gmt |
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Foreign media reports the death toll from devastating Nepal quake rises beyond 3,200,  Rameshwor Dangal, head of Nepal’s disaster management agency, said another 6,500 people had been injured. Dozens of people are also reported to have been killed in neighboring China and India. Thousands have ...
In Australia
April 27, 2015 7:21 am gmt |
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An Australian man trapped in a legal minefield in Sri Lanka has sent desperate pleas for help to political leaders on both sides of the Indian Ocean. But Dusan Jacenko fears his case is hopeless and he could end up in a Sri Lankan prison. He has now sent impassioned pleas for help to Sri Lankan [&hel...
In Latest Stories
April 26, 2015 10:15 am gmt |
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Mexican director Bernardo Arellano’s drama about an elderly couple facing economic hardship has scooped the best film award at the fifth Beijing International Film Festival. Comienzo del Tiempo’, or “The Beginning of Time”, tells the story of Antonio and Bertha who fall on har...
In Latest Stories
April 26, 2015 7:12 am gmt |
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At least 115 children have been killed and 172 injured in Yemen as the Saudi-led operation against Shiite Houthi militia forces enters its fifth week, UN agency said, adding that the total number of the dead and wounded kids may be even higher. “The number of child casualties shows clearly how devast...
In America
April 26, 2015 5:59 am gmt |
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Protesters have been angry since Freddie Gray, a black man, died in police custody after suffering an unexplained spinal injury. Protesters smashed windows and hurled objects at officers as the biggest protest yet over the death of a young black man in police custody turned violent. At least 2,000 pe...
In Middle East
April 26, 2015 4:03 am gmt |
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Fighting between Yemen’s warring factions raged in southern and central parts of the country and air strikes hit Houthi militia forces in Aden on Friday, but there were no fresh moves toward dialogue. Saudi Arabia says it is winding down its month-old bombing operation against the Iran-allied H...
In Asia
April 26, 2015 4:02 am gmt |
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Reports has said more than 100 people are known to have died in powerful earthquake. Many historic buildings, has been destroyed. The quake measured 7.9 and struck an area between the capital kathmadu city pakhara. Tremors were felt across the region, as far afield as Pakistan, Bangladesh and neighbo...
In Latest Stories
April 25, 2015 10:40 am gmt |
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Ellen Pao, the woman who took a Silicon Valley firm to court over sexism claims and lost, has been asked to pay legal costs of nearly $1m (£660,000). Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins has said it will waive these costs if former employee Ms Pao does not appeal against the jury’s decision. Ms...
In Asia
April 25, 2015 9:11 am gmt |
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A Japanese man has been arrested for landing a drone on the prime minister’s office with a minuscule amount of radiation in an apparent protest against the use of nuclear power, four years after the Fukushima disaster. Unemployed Yasuo Yamamoto, 40, who lives in Fukui Prefecture in western Japa...
In Asia
April 25, 2015 4:38 am gmt |
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Sabeen Mehmud was shot dead as she drove home with her mother, who was also attacked. Ms Mehmud had been the subject of death threats before. Ms Mehmud was a director of the charity The Second Floor, also known as T2F. T2F regularly holds seminars on human rights issues. It houses a cafe and book sho...
In Latest Stories
April 25, 2015 4:37 am gmt |
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A convoy of Iranian ships headed toward Yemen is now moving away from the war-torn country, days after the U.S. deployed warships to the Yemeni coast, according to two U.S. defense officials. One of those American ships, the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, has also been redirected away from ...
In America
April 25, 2015 3:17 am gmt |
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U.S. drone strike in January targeting an al Qaeda compound in Pakistan near the Afghan border inadvertently killed an American and an Italian who had been held hostage for years by the group, U.S. officials said on Thursday. President Barack Obama apologized and took “full responsibility”...
In World
April 25, 2015 3:15 am gmt |
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Police in Italy have arrested 20 people suspected of having links to al-Qaeda, as prosecutors say the Vatican may have been the target for a planned attack in the year 2010. Investigators say they found a militant ring in Sardinia, with a suicide attacker potentially planning to target the Holy See. ...