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Suspected Boko Haram rebels attack Chinese plant in Cameroon

0 Visits: 2879 | Saturday May 17, 2014 - 14:48:14
A Chinese national was killed and 10 others were feared kidnapped after an overnight attack in northern Cameroon believed to have been carried out by Boko Haram militants from Nigeria, officials said on Saturday.

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KENYA: Double explosions kill 13 in Nairobi

0 Visits: 1066 | Saturday May 17, 2014 - 12:48:36
Nairobi (DMN) At least 13 Kenyans were killed and more than 70 wounded after two bomb blasts hit a busy market in the city centre of Nairobi, the country's capital on Friday afternoon.

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Court told of how Somali gangs are involved in drugs

0 Visits: 1165 | Saturday May 17, 2014 - 11:10:10
The murder of Mohammed Abdi in Edinburgh last year marked the arrival of Somali gangs in Scotland, a court has been told.

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Robert Fulford: The villainization of Ayaan Hirsi Ali

0 Visits: 1164 | Saturday May 17, 2014 - 11:01:15
In the early stages of the controversy over Ayaan Hirsi Ali's cancelled honorary degree from Brandeis University, she looked like the victim. A survivor of Muslim oppression in her native Somalia, she's an angry, influential critic of Islam. When Brandeis announced plans to honour her, students…

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Turkish PM filmed threatening man with a slap

0 Visits: 1353 | Saturday May 17, 2014 - 10:53:29
Video taken in Soma, where mining accident killed 298, shows Erdogan telling a man he will be slapped for booing him.

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In pictures: French schoolboys wear skirts to fight sexism

0 Visits: 1245 | Saturday May 17, 2014 - 10:47:56
Hundreds of male pupils in the city of Nantes in western France ditched their trousers and came to school wearing skirts Friday as part of a campaign against sexism, despite opposition by some conservative groups.

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Hollande welcomes Nigeria, regional powers for security talks

0 Visits: 1278 | Saturday May 17, 2014 - 10:40:42
More than a month after the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan meets with leaders and representatives of neighbouring West African countries at a Paris summit for Nigeria's security on Saturday.

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UN warns of rights abuses in Ukraine's east

0 Visits: 1244 | Saturday May 17, 2014 - 10:34:12
Russia accuses United Nations of double standards after report blames pro-Russian separatists for "alarming" situation.

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China arrests seven over train station attack

0 Visits: 1265 | Saturday May 17, 2014 - 10:26:59
Police hold relatives of man accused of deadly knife and bomb attack in Xinjiang region, state-backed newspaper reports.

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Bangladesh rescuers search for ferry victims

0 Visits: 1187 | Saturday May 17, 2014 - 10:14:53
Authorities say they expect to find bodies in the capsized MV Miraj 4, which sank on Thursday with 200 people on board

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Pakistani teen kills blasphemy accused

0 Visits: 1237 | Saturday May 17, 2014 - 10:10:43
Deceased belonged to controversial Ahmadi minority sect that faces persecution and violence in Pakistan.

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Fierce fighting rages in Libya's Benghazi

0 Visits: 1270 | Saturday May 17, 2014 - 09:56:19
At least 18 die as forces believed to be loyal to army general at the centre of coup rumours clash with armed groups.

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Modi celebrates landslide India poll win

0 Visits: 1138 | Saturday May 17, 2014 - 09:47:54
Thousands join prime minister-elect in New Delhi, a day after leading the opposition BJP to victory in election.

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Israel calls for UN recognition of Yom Kippur

0 Visits: 1117 | Saturday May 17, 2014 - 09:40:02
Israeli UN ambassador accuses body of discrimination, saying Yom Kippur ought to be officially marked in UN calendar.

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Is US 'chlorinated chicken' and 'GM food' heading to EU?

0 Visits: 1097 | Thursday May 15, 2014 - 11:03:34
Chicken washed in chlorine, meat treated with artificial beef hormones, a host of genetically modified crops. All of these could be making their way into European supermarkets under a free trade agreement being negotiated between the US and EU.

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Sevilla clinches Europa League title on penalties

0 Visits: 1213 | Thursday May 15, 2014 - 10:50:10
Sevilla claimed the Europa League title on Wednesday after a goalless draw against Portuguese champions Benfica led to a penalty shootout, handing the Spanish side a 4-2 victory.

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Deadly attack on Thai protest site in Bangkok

0 Visits: 1242 | Thursday May 15, 2014 - 10:48:55
Two people were killed and at least 21 wounded on Thursday in an explosion near an anti-government protest site in the Thai capital of Bangkok, police said, amid the latest political violence to hit Bangkok over the last six months.

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French government extends veto power over foreign takeovers

0 Visits: 1334 | Thursday May 15, 2014 - 10:46:51
France's government on Thursday expanded its say over foreign industrial investment in key sectors, which will allow it to intervene on behalf of French energy and transport giant Alstom, currently considering a takeover bid from General Electric.

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Editor of New York Times fired

0 Visits: 1031 | Thursday May 15, 2014 - 10:44:09
Publisher abruptly replaces US newspaper's executive editor Jill Abramson, with managing editor Dean Baquet.

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S Korea ferry crew indicted for manslaughter

0 Visits: 1093 | Thursday May 15, 2014 - 10:41:26
Captain and three other crew members of sunken ferry accused of leaving ship while telling passengers to remain onboard.

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