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7-year-old Girl Found Hanging From Tree After Being R*ped In Indian Village

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A seven-year-old girl was found hanging from a tree in a village in eastern India after locals suspect she was r*ped, according to police reports. Angry villagers sought revenge after discovering the body in eastern West Bengal state on Thursday, hunting down and attacking three men they accused of kidnapping, ... Read More »

Ukraine PM Resigns As MPs Exchange Punches


Ukraine’s prime minister has resigned in protest at the collapse of the ruling coalition and a parliamentary schism that has hurt the nation’s fight against pro-Russian rebels. “I announce my resignation in connection with the dissolution of the parliamentary coalition and the blocking of government initiatives,” Arseniy Yatsenyuk said on ... Read More »

Putin’s Daughter Living In Holland Sparks Outrage After MH17 Disaster

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Russian President Vladmir Putin’s daughter is living with a Dutch boyfriend in the Netherlands as the country reels from MH17, which has been widely blamed on pro-Russian rebels. Outrage over Maria Putin’s presence in the grief-stricken country — which lost 193 citizens aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 — is fuelling ... Read More »

Why Young Workers Are Dying In Their Sleep


Young workers in a major Chinese factory city are dying suddenly in their sleep, a devastating trend thought to be linked to dangerous work hours. According to the Epidemiological Study of Sudden Unexplained Nocturnal Death Syndrome (Sunds), as cited by the Straits Times, at least 1124 cases were reported in ... Read More »

2 Ukrainian Military Jets Shot Down – Defence Ministry


Two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down in the rebel-held area where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed were hit by missiles fired from Russian soil, Ukraine’s military said. “According to preliminary information, the rockets were launched from Russian territory,” Kiev’s National Security and Defence Council said. The planes came down close ... Read More »

Cameroon Villages Live In Terror Of Boko Haram


In the villages that line the border with Nigeria, even those charged with protecting Cameroonians from Boko Haram fighters fear the fall of darkness. “When night falls, we tremble. We don’t sleep,” said a Cameroonian policeman from a far-northern border town, on condition of anonymity. The Nigeria-born Islamist group has ... Read More »

MH17: Ukrainian Fighter Jet Could Be Responsible For The Disaster, Not Separatists – Russia

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Russia has provided an explosive alternative explanation of how Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 went down. Speaking to the media, a high-ranking Russian military official implied that a Ukrainian fighter jet could be responsible for the disaster, not pro-Russian separatists. The US claims its intelligence shows a ground-to-air missile launched from ... Read More »

Cameron Calls For Tough Sanctions Against Russia

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British prime minister David Cameron has attempted to push a series of hardened economic sanctions against Russia and was trying to overcome the reluctance of France and Germany to co-operate in a Europe-wide response to the calamity that struck Flight MH17. The British want tough restrictions on Russian banks and ... Read More »

Joko Widodo Named Indonesia’s President-elect

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Indonesia’s president-elect Joko Widodo has called for the country to unify after a deeply divisive election that ended with his rival quitting in controversy. Indonesia’s electoral commission on Tuesday night announced Jakarta’s popular governor had won with 53 per cent — or more than 70 million votes — in the ... Read More »

Lebanese Cleric Linked With Al-Qaeda Arrested In Libya

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A Lebanese-Australian cleric with links to al-Qaeda has been arrested in Tripoli, Libya while a wanted man with Swedish nationality has also been killed in a police raid in the northern capital. The incidents on Sunday heightened tensions in the restive city, the frequent scene of deadly unrest linked to ... Read More »

Typhoon Kills 18 In Southern China

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The strongest typhoon to hit southern China in four decades has killed 18 people and destroyed tens of thousands of homes, the government and state media said Sunday, while in the Philippines the death toll from the storm’s earlier destruction rose to 94. Typhoon Rammasun killed nine people and left ... Read More »

France Defends Ban On Pro-Gaza Protest Following Violence


French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has defended a controversial decision to ban a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Paris that went ahead regardless and ended up in violence. “What happened again yesterday in Paris — unacceptable unrest — justifies all the more the brave choice by the interior ministry to ban a ... Read More »

7 Killed In Kenya Terror Attack


No fewer than seven people have been killed in an armed assault on a bus in southern Kenya. The attack happened on Friday night at Corner Mbaya, 5 kilometres from the coastal town of Witu, Kenya Red Cross says. Two of those killed were security officials and five were civilians, ... Read More »

Thousands Protest 6-year-old Schoolgirl’s R*pe In India

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Thousands of people have marched to protest alleged police inaction after a 6-year-old girl was defiled at a school in Bangalore, India’s technology hub. More than 4000 parents and relatives of children who attend the school shouted slogans against the school’s administration on Saturday and demanded police arrest those involved ... Read More »

Ukraine Blames Putin For MH17 Crash

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The Ukrainian Government has condemned Russian leader Vladamir Putin by releasing a graphic image of an infant victim lying in a field, telling him he has the child’s blood on his hands. The infant was among 80 children and three infants who died aboard MH17 when it was shot down ... Read More »

Israel Says It May Strengthen Assault On Gaza

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Israel has warned it could broaden a Gaza ground assault aimed at smashing Hamas’s network of cross-border tunnels, as it intensified attacks that have killed more than 260 Palestinians. Diplomats stepped up efforts to halt 11 days of bloodshed in and around the battered Gaza strip while Pope Francis demanded ... Read More »

22 Killed In Fresh Attacks On Iraq


At least 22 people have been killed and 74 wounded in five car bombings that hit several parts of the Iraqi capital Baghdad. The apparently synchronised attacks occurred in southern and northern Baghdad, targeting neighbourhoods mostly inhabited by Shi’ites. The deadliest bombing took place in the northern district of Khadimiya, ... Read More »

Malaysia Airlines Releases Ill-fated MH17 Passenger Manifest


Malaysia Airlines released a complete MH17 passenger list and manifest on Saturday. In a statement, Malaysia Minister of Transport Liow Tiong Lai condemned the incident: “This outrage cannot go unpunished. Once again, Malaysia condemns this brutal act of aggression, and calls for those responsible to be found, and to face ... Read More »

Dutch Banks Act On MH17 Credit Card Looting Reports


Dutch banks said Saturday they were taking “preventative measures” after reports of credit cards being looted from the Ukrainian crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, where 192 Dutch citizens died. “International media report that victims’ bank cards have been stolen,” the Dutch Banking Association said in a statement “Banks ... Read More »

American Pop Star, Janet Jackson “So Excited” To Be Fasting In First Ramadan Since Conversion


Following her conversion to Islam last year after she married Qatari billionaire businessman Wissam al Mana in 2012, reports have it that Janet Jackson is observing her first Ramadan fast since she joined what the Western world calls the “Muslim Club.” International Business Times, IBT, UK, reports that the 48-year-old ... Read More »

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