Category: WORLD

Kuwait recalls ambassador to Iran amid tensions
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Kuwait recalls ambassador to Iran amid tensions

Panos - Jan 05, 2016

Kuwait has become the next Islamic country to renounce ties with Iran after it recalled its ambassador to Tehran, following…

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Nine drowned refugees wash up on Turkish beach

Panos - Jan 05, 2016

A Turkish news agency says the bodies of nine drowned migrants, including children, have washed up on a beach on…

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White House outlines gun control moves

Panos - Jan 05, 2016

The Obama administration on Monday unveiled a series of new executive actions aimed at reducing gun violence and making some…

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Bus catches fire in north China, 14 dead, over 30 injured

Panos - Jan 05, 2016

A fire on a bus in northern China has killed 14 people and injured more than 30. The incident happened…

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Mark Zuckerberg Is Building A Real-Life Version Of Iron Man

Panos - Jan 04, 2016

Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he is planning to build an artificial intelligence system to run his home,…

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Saudis cut ties with Iran following Shiite cleric execution

Panos - Jan 04, 2016

Saudi Arabia says it has broken off diplomatic ties with Iran, amid a row over the Saudi execution of a…

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Deadly 6.7-magnitude earthquake in India

Panos - Jan 04, 2016

Five people died in a magnitude 6.7 earthquake that occurred on Monday morning in northeastern India, 29 kilometres west of…

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Greek-Australian travel agent sentenced to prison

ilias1 - Jan 03, 2016

Greek-Australian travel agent Alexandra Kamitsis was sentenced to three years and 11 months in prison this week for fraud, after…

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Obama outlines moves to tighten gun control

chris1 - Jan 03, 2016

“On Monday, I’ll meet with our Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, to discuss our options. Because I get too many letters…

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Turkish coast guard rescues 57 stranded on tiny island

ilias1 - Jan 03, 2016

The Turkish coast guard has rescued 57 people who were stranded on a tiny island in the Aegean Sea after…

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Chinese artist Ai Weiwei to create refugee memorial on Lesbos

ilias1 - Jan 03, 2016

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has announced plans to build a memorial on the Greek island of Lesbos to highlight the…

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Turkey: Hitler comment by Erdogan was distorted

chris1 - Jan 03, 2016

Mr. Erdogan, who is pushing to imbue the largely ceremonial presidency with sweeping executive powers, told reporters late Thursday that…

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Putin names United States among threats

chris1 - Jan 03, 2016

The document, 'About the Strategy of National Security of Russian Federation', was signed by President Vladimir Putin on New Year's…

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As 2016 dawns, refugee, migrant flows look set to continue

Sokratis - Jan 02, 2016

Bitter cold, biting winds and rough winter seas have done little to stem the seemingly endless flow of desperate people…

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Dangerous Mediterranean crossing killed record number of migrants in 2015

Sokratis - Jan 02, 2016

More than 3,770 migrants and refugees died in 2015 trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean Sea, making the…

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Ukraine debates whether to celebrate Christmas twice

Panos - Jan 01, 2016

Ukraine, which marks Christmas on January 7 according to Orthodox Christian tradition, has embarked upon a national debate about whether…

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Germany shuts train stations, Europe heightens security

Panos - Jan 01, 2016

Europe ushered in the New Year with heightened security fears on Friday as German police evacuated two train stations in…

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Fireworks and festivities usher in 2016 around the globe

Panos - Jan 01, 2016

The start of 2016 has been celebrated in style around the world. In Paris, the Champs Elysees was at the…

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Fire breaks out at Dubai hotel ahead of New Year celebration

Panos - Jan 01, 2016

Fire has broken out in the Address Downton Hotel in Dubai close to the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building,…

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Turbulence injures dozens on Air Canada flight

Panos - Jan 01, 2016

An airliner bound for Canada was forced to make an emergency landing after severe turbulence on a flights injured 21…