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75,000 could starve to death in Nigeria: UN

As many as 75,000 children will die over the next year in famine-like conditions created by Boko Haram if donors don’t respond quickly, the UN Children’s Fund is warning. That’s far more than the 20,000 people killed in the seven-year Islamic uprising…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

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China on Thursday warned Japan against ‘playing with fire’ in the contested waters of the South China Sea, after Tokyo announced it may patrol alongside the US in the region…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

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Thai authorities blocked an Amnesty International news conference on torture in the kingdom Wednesday, the watchdog said, the latest move to silence rights groups in the army-run country…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

India at UN tells Pakistan to ‘abandon dream’ of Kashmir

India’s foreign minister on Monday used her address at the UN General Assembly to accuse Pakistan of terrorism, warning that India will not give up control in the disputed territory of Kashmir…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

Excessive air pollution affects 92pc of people: WHO

More than nine out of 10 people worldwide live in areas with excessive air pollution, contributing to strokes, heart disease, lung cancer and other problems, the World Health Organisation said Tuesday…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

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Two improvised bombs exploded in the eastern German city of Dresden on Monday evening – one at a mosque and one at an international conference centre – but no one was injured, police said on Tuesday…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

Uproar in Italy after Swiss region vote to block foreign workers

Italians were up in arms Monday after the southern Swiss canton of Ticino voted for a measure that would force employers to prioritise local residents over commuters living in Italy…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

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Human Rights Watch on Monday accused Pakistan’s police of routinely carrying out extra-judicial killings, torture and arbitrary arrests, and called on Islamabad to implement urgent reforms of its under-resourced forces…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News
Eight soldiers killed in extremist attacks in Nigeria 

Eight soldiers killed in extremist attacks in Nigeria 

Islamic extremists have killed eight soldiers and wounded 17 in two attacks in northeastern Nigeria, the country’s military said Monday…

September 26, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

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The world’s largest radio telescope began operating in southwestern China Sunday, a project Beijing says will help humanity search for alien life…

September 26, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

Family releases shocking video of Charlotte shooting

The family of the African American man whose death has triggered days of unrest in Charlotte, North Carolina has released dramatic video of the police shooting, raising pressure on authorities to make their own footage public…

September 25, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

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Three foreigners belonging to a suspected passport forgery ring were charged Saturday after police found them with drugs, guns and a dismembered body stashed in the freezer of a Bangkok building…

September 25, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

19 dead in clashes with IS in Libya

Ten jihadists and nine pro-government fighters died in clashes Thursday around the last positions of the Islamic State group in the Libyan coastal city of Sirte, medical and military sources said…

September 24, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

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A Turkish court on Friday put a prominent journalist under arrest just a day after he was released over accusations related to the failed July coup, in a case that has sparked global concern. Journalist and writer Ahmet Altan was detained late on Thursday,…

September 24, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News
Members of the Syrian Red Crescent help the families of opposition fighters carry their belongings into a bus at a Syrian army checkpoint on the edge of the rebel-held Waer neighbourhood in the central city of Homs during an evacuation operation on on Thursday. Under a deal with the Syrian government, an estimated 150 rebels and their families are being evacuated from Waer to northern parts of Homs province. — AFP photo

Russia, US clash at UN as strikes pound Aleppo

Russia and the United States clashed at the United Nations over the carnage in Syria on Wednesday, as air strikes pounded Aleppo following the collapse of a ceasefire…

September 23, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News
Dozens more feared dead in Egypt migrant boat tragedy

Dozens more feared dead in Egypt migrant boat tragedy

Rescuers brought more bodies to shore on Thursday a day after a boat crowded with migrants capsized off the coast of Egypt, drowning at least 51 people…

September 23, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

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President Barack Obama is poised to veto legislation exposing Saudi Arabia to court action over the 9/11 attacks, stepping in to defend legal precedent and an awkward ally, but inviting election-time opprobrium…

September 23, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News
Barcelona pageant celebrates transgender women

Barcelona pageant celebrates transgender women

Despite facing violence and discrimination in many countries, 28 transgender women found a place to shine.
The women competed last weekend to be crowned miss trans star international…

September 22, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

Paris climate accord closer after UN meeting

The landmark Paris agreement on climate change moved closer to reality Wednesday after 31 countries joined during the United Nations General Assembly…

September 22, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

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Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Tuesday slammed as a ‘farce’ his pending prosecution for allegedly masterminding the large-scale plundering of the state oil giant Petrobras…

September 22, 2016 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

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