By ali On Thursday, June 27th, 2013
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Syria raid kills 43 people, some tortured, executed

BEIRUT: A raid by Syrian security forces near the capital Damascus killed 43 people, some of whom were tortured and executed, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday. “Regime forces entered the More...

By ali On Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
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Fighting, explosions engulf Syrian capital

BEIRUT: Sustained gunfire and explosions were heard early Wednesday in areas of the Syrian capital hostile to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, activists reported. A blast and heavy gunfire came from the More...

By ali On Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
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World’s biggest-ever blackouts in India

NEW DELHI: India’s energy crisis spread over half the country Tuesday when both its eastern and northern electricity grids collapsed, leaving 600 million people without power in one of the world’s biggest-ever More...

By ali On Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
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Syrian tanks attacked observer convoy, UNITED NATIONS chief

UNITED NATIONS: Syrian tanks attacked a convoy carrying the head of the UN observer mission, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday. He again told the government to halt its violent crackdown on those fighting More...

By ali On Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
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Many dead in Indian train fire

NEW DELHI: At least five people were killed when a train caught fire in southern India on Monday, the railways ministry said, adding the toll was likely to rise with some reports already putting it at 25. “So More...

By ali On Monday, June 24th, 2013
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Olympic Games 2012 inaugural ceremony

LONDON  – Queen Elizabeth, celebrating her Diamond Jubilee this year, Friday declared the 2012 Olympic Games open after an impressive inaugural ceremony that lasted for more than three hours. A giant bell More...

By ali On Sunday, June 23rd, 2013
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Eyes turn to London and spectacular Games opening

LONDON: All eyes turn to London on Friday for the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics, an exuberant journey from Britain’s idyllic pastures through the grime of the Industrial Revolution and ending in a contemporary More...

By ali On Sunday, June 23rd, 2013
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India’s New President Mukherjee sworn into office

NEW DELHI: Political veteran Pranab Mukherjee has been sworn in as India’s 13th president in an elaborate and symbolic ceremony in Parliament. The position of president is largely ceremonial but Mukherjee will More...

By ali On Saturday, June 22nd, 2013
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Ethnic violence in Northeast India clashes kill 35

GUWAHATI: The death toll from ethnic violence in northeast India rose to 35, officials said Wednesday, as military reinforcements were called in to quell more than four days of clashes. At least 170,000 villagers More...

By ali On Saturday, June 22nd, 2013
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Egypt’s Mubarak in critical condition

CAIRO: Hosni Mubarak is slipping in and out of consciousness a week after the ousted Egyptian leader was sent to prison to begin serving a life sentence, a security official says.   With rumours of the former More...