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In World
April 7, 2015 8:51 am gmt |
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A key Senate Democrat is throwing his weight behind a proposal that would allow Congress to reject the Iran nuclear deal, complicating President Barack Obama’s efforts to dodge Republican opposition and lock in the pact on his own. New York Sen. Chuck Schumer said Monday that he is backing legi...
In World
April 7, 2015 7:37 am gmt |
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Unsafe food is linked to the deaths of an estimated 2 million people annually – including many children. Food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances is responsible for more than 200 diseases, ranging from Diarrhoea to cancers. New threats to food safety are constantly ...
In Asia
April 7, 2015 6:23 am gmt |
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The bill reintroduces indefinite detention without trial – something the prime minister had repealed in 2012. Human Rights Watch called the move “a giant step backwards for human rights”. It was passed hours after the police announced the detention of 17 suspected militants believed...
In World
April 7, 2015 4:38 am gmt |
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The Red Cross on Saturday called for an immediate 24-hour ceasefire in battle-torn Yemen, saying many more people recently wounded in airstrikes and ground fighting will die if not tended to soon. The call came just before the U.N. Security Council met late Saturday morning to discuss the situation i...
In World
April 6, 2015 9:55 am gmt |
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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has said that, it hopes to bring vital medical supplies and aid workers into Yemen after receiving approval from the Saudi-led military coalition. Also, it has said on Saturday that there was an urgent need for fighting to halt in the worst-affected...
In America
April 6, 2015 7:48 am gmt |
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Alaska has become the third U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, but organizers don’t expect any public celebrations since it remains illegal to smoke marijuana in public. Police officers are ready to start handing out $100 fines in the state’s largest city, to make sure taking a...
In World
April 6, 2015 6:27 am gmt |
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In the past years, Saudi Arabia has expanded counter terrorism laws that make it illegal for Saudis to fight in Syria and Iraq. The kingdom has also expanded the terrorism rehabilitation centers. More than 3,000 young Saudi men graduated from the program since it began in 2008, including 120 former p...
In America
April 6, 2015 5:46 am gmt |
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Over 5,000 employees contracted by the two companies involved in the Port City Project, have been suspended from their contracts with immediate effect. 5,924 workers, who were attached to the two Chinese companies have had their contracts suspended. A media spokesperson from the CHEC Port City Colomb...
In Sports
April 5, 2015 11:46 am gmt |
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Mieko Nagaoka, a 100 years old Japanese woman, has completed the FINA masters swimming competition in Matsuyama. She has completed the target in one hour, 15 minutes and 54.39 seconds by swimming 1,500 meters and has kept a world record. She started masters swimming in Japan at the age of 84 and at 8...
In America
April 5, 2015 2:29 am gmt |
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Marc Benioff is having his way with a plate of scrambled eggs and chicken-apple sausage at a cliff side diner overlooking the Pacific. Casual in a sweatshirt and baseball cap, he’s easy to confuse with the tourists, unless you happen to know that the logo on both items — UCSF Benioff Children&#...
In America
April 5, 2015 2:06 am gmt |
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An American geologist who was sentenced in China for procuring state secrets has been released from a Beijing prison, human rights group Dui Hua said. According to San Francisco-based Dui Hua, Xue Feng was working in China when he helped his employer, energy consulting firm IHS, purchase an oil indus...
In Britain
April 4, 2015 9:49 am gmt |
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The UK based news paper published a civil service memo claiming Scotland’s first minister privately said Labour’s leader was not “PM material”. Ms Sturgeon tweeted the story was “categorically, 100% untrue”. French officials said she did not express a preference fo...
In Canada
April 4, 2015 6:43 am gmt |
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Iran and major powers are close to agreement on a 2- or 3-page accord with specific numbers that would form the basis of a long-term settlement aimed at ending a 12-year standoff over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, officials said on Friday. Western and Iranian officials familiar with the negotiati...
In World
April 3, 2015 12:05 pm gmt |
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Thousands of people marched in Indiana’s largest city on Saturday to protest a state law that supporters contend promotes religious freedom but detractors see as a covert move to support discrimination against gay people. Waving signs reading “No hate in our state” and carrying rain...
In World
April 3, 2015 12:05 pm gmt |
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Despite torrential rain, tens of thousands lined the streets to view the funeral procession carrying Mr Lee’s coffin through the city-state. A state funeral then took place attended by world leaders, ahead of a private family cremation ceremony. About 1.5m people paid tribute to Mr Lee at sites...