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Human rights advocate found stabbed to death in the Maldives

News Room : April 24, 2017 11:08 am

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka: Police in the Maldives said that they’re investigating the stabbing death of a prominent blogger and human rights advocate. Police said in a statement that Yameen Rasheed was found with multiple stab wounds in a house in the capital, Male. He died at a hospital. The motive for his killing was not more »
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Ready to hit US carrier with ‘single strike:’ N. Korea

News Room : April 24, 2017 11:07 am

SEOUL: North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a US aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a US carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific. US President Donald Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean more »
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Top conservationist wounded in Kenya gun attack

News Room : April 24, 2017 11:05 am

NAIROBI: Italian-born conservationist and writer Kuki Gallman was seriously injured after being shot in her conservation park in Kenya’s drought-stricken center. The 73-year-old, whose best-selling autobiography “I Dreamed of Africa” was made into a film with Kim Basinger playing Gallman, was “shot in the stomach during an attack” at the sprawling Laikipia Nature Conservancy, a more »
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South African faces trial over slaying of his wealthy family

News Room : April 24, 2017 11:04 am

CAPE TOWN: In a case that has gripped South Africa, the 22-year-old scion of a wealthy family goes on trial in Cape Town on Monday, accused of slaughtering his family in a frenzied axe attack. The case has also made headlines internationally, as police failed to arrest anyone for the grisly killings until Henri van more »
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Macron, Le Pen set for French election run-off

News Room : April 24, 2017 11:00 am

PARIS: Pro-European Emmanuel Macron is set to face far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential run-off, results showed making him clear favorite to emerge as the country’s youngest leader in its history. Macron topped Sunday’s first round with 23.7 percent of votes, slightly ahead of National Front (FN) leader Le Pen with 21.9 percent, more »
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Germany to press Israel for two-state solution

News Room : April 24, 2017 10:59 am

BERLIN: Deep and “unbreakable” ties between Germany and Israel are part of Germany’s national identity and pillars of its foreign policy, but Berlin will continue to press for a two-state solution, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said. “With respect to the Middle East conflict, our solidarity with Israel also means working to ensure that Israel and more »
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Trump heads into tough week with budget, health care battles

News Room : April 24, 2017 10:58 am

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump is heading into one of the most challenging weeks of his presidency, juggling a renewed health care push and a looming budget deadline. It’s all complicated by a potential showdown with Democrats over paying for a border wall. The symbolic 100-day mark for the administration is Saturday. That’s the same day more »
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Syria evacuees on move again after 48-hour delay: monitor

News Room : April 21, 2017 9:19 am

BEIRUT: Hundreds of frightened Syrian evacuees were on the move again Friday after being blocked for 48 hours at a transit point where a bomber killed dozens of their fellow townspeople, a monitor said. Some of the 60 buses carrying civilians and loyalist fighters from the besieged regime-held towns of Fuaa and Kafraya left the more »
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Turkish minister says ECHR has no jurisdiction over referendum

News Room : April 21, 2017 9:18 am

ANKARA: Turkey’s Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said that the European Court of Human Rights had no jurisdiction to rule on appeals over the referendum granting President Tayyip Erdogan new powers. The main opposition CHP party said on Wednesday it might take its appeal for the referendum to be annulled to Turkey’s Constitutional Court or the more »
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Italy’s top court reviews Concordia captain’s case

News Room : April 21, 2017 9:17 am

ROME: Italy’s highest court on Thursday began reviewing the case of Francesco Schettino, the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that sank in 2012 leaving 32 people dead. Schettino, dubbed “Captain Coward” by the press for abandoning the stricken vessel during the nighttime disaster, was handed a 16-year and one month jail term in more »
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