All posts tagged "World"

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    Brother kills sister for voting in Pakistan

    An angry brother shot his elder sister dead because she voted in Pakistani local elections after he had forbidden her to do so, police said Wednesday. The murder occurred in the town of Taxila 25 kilometres (15 miles) west of Islamabad on Tuesday, according to officials. Danish Ali, 20, was furious...

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    Al Jazeera Journalists speak out against flotilla ordeal at hands of Israel

    Two Al Jazeera journalists have spoken out after Israeli navy forces assaulted and abducted them while covering the ‘Freedom Flotilla III’ heading to Gaza. Mohamed El Bakkali, Al Jazeera’s reporter accompanying the flotilla, said that the attack on the ship occurred in international waters, which is an act of piracy and a violation of international law. El Bakkali...

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    Alleged spying: WikiLeaks calls for legal action against US

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told French television Wednesday that the time had come for legal action over US snooping after leaked documents revealing Washington had spied on three French presidents sparked fresh outrage. Speaking on TF1, the anti-secrecy campaigner urged France to go further than Germany: by launching a “parliamentary inquiry” into...

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    South Africa bans Sudan president from leaving over arrest warrant

    A South African court on Sunday issued a temporary ban on Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir leaving the country after the International Criminal Court called for him to be arrested at a summit in Johannesburg. Bashir, who is wanted over alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in the Darfur conflict, mostly...

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    Kofi Annan supports Chancellor Merkel and G7 leaders’ statement on cutting fossil fuels and promoting renewable investments in Africa

    GENEVA, Switzerland, June 9 – The Africa Progress Panel welcomes the commitment made by the G7 to...

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    John Kerry Breaks Leg While Riding Bicycle

    The U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, was on Sunday in Geneva flown to a hospital with...

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    #freeajstaff campaign scoops major PR award

    The campaign to secure the release of Peter Greste, Baher Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy and Abdullah Elshamy has...

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    Egypt sentences Ex-President Mohamed Morsi to death

    An Egypt court has sentenced former President Mohamed Morsi to death for a mass prison break in 2011. The court ruled on Saturday that the sentencing of Morsi and 105 others will be referred to the Grand Mufti, the highest religious authority in Egypt, for confirmation. Many of those sentenced were tried...

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    Boston bomber, Tsarnaev sentenced to death

    A US jury has decided Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should die for his role in the Boston marathon bombing in...

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    Again 7.3 Earthquake Magnitude Hits Nepal (Video)

    A deadly magnitude 7.3 earthquake has struck Nepal, two weeks after a devastating quake killed more than 8,000 people in the Himalayan nation, the USGS has reported. Police said at least 13 people had been killed in the new quake, which the USGS initially reported as magnitude 7.1, before later upgrading it...