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Antarctic glacier melt 'accelerating'

Warmer waters surrounding the ice-covered continent are having a dramatic effect, according to a new study.

Suicide bomber attacks Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia

Deaths reported after attacker detonates explosives in eastern Qatif province, Reuters says.

The Irish are poised to legalize same-sex marriage

Last country in Western Europe to de-criminalize homosexuality could be 1st to claim popular public victory for gay rights

Hailemariam Desalegn: Democracy 'not only an election'

The Ethiopian prime minister discusses democracy, human rights, press freedom and the future of his country.

Magazine Read: 'Everybody comes to Parisiana'

At a time when the Middle East appears to be falling apart, perhaps there is value in looking back.

Discrimination and the free market: hardly a piece of cake

We read this week that a judge has ruled that a Christian-run bakery discriminated against a gay customer by refusing to make a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan. I’m uncomfortable with this particular legislation. Some people have been claiming that such a ruling is a victory for anti-discrimination proponents. The irony seems lost on them […]

Al-Shabab storms Kenyan village near Garissa

Yumbis, 70km north of city where 148 people were killed in university siege, raided by Somalia-based armed group.

Why U.S. strategy to take on ISIS isn’t working ?

By Andre Mayer, CBC News The recent capture of Ramadi in central Iraq by ISIS fighters has prompted heated discussion around the world about the significance of the city – just 120 kilometres from Baghdad — in the fight against the Sunni jihadists. Many military analysts say Ramadi’s capture represents a devastating blow to the […]

7 people admitted to hospital Akkar over food poisoning

Seven people have reportedly  been admitted to Akkar’s  Rahal hospital after they suffered food poisoning in the northern district of Akkar, National News Agency reported Friday. The seven patients, who hail from Hosniye town in Akkar, are vomiting, suffering from diarrhea, and high fever. They have all eaten meat from the same butchery, NNA said. […]

Pentagon: Syria Strike 'Likely' Killed 2 Kids

For the first time, the Pentagon has acknowledged that one of the thousands of airstrikes the US-led anti-ISIS coalition has carried out since last August probably killed civilians. After a months-long investigation, Central Command released a statement saying two children were "likely" killed in a November strike in Syria targeting...

Boy Who Was Smuggled to Spain in Suitcase Is Granted a Temporary Residence Permit

The Ivorian was discovered curled up in the case as it passed through a security scanner

Army chief vowed to Liberate Lebanese land occupied by Israel

Lebanese Army commander  Gen. Jean Kahwaji vowed on Friday to liberate the  land occupied by Israel and to bring back home the servicemen taken hostage by Islamists. “We will not despair until we liberate the last inch of our occupied land,” Kahwaji said on the occasion marking Resistance and Liberation Day. The military commander also vowed to […]

'Nut Rage' Exec Freed Early

After spending nearly five months finding out how macadamia nuts are served in South Korean prisons, Heather Cho is a free woman. The former Korean Air executive was sentenced to a year in prison in February on charges stemming from her tantrum over how nuts were served in first class...

France to ban food waste in supermarkets

Stores will be forced to donate unsold but still edible food to charity or for use as animal feed or farming compost.

Greenpeace India Employees to Work for Free Following Delhi’s NGO Crackdown

"The government has made it impossible for us to operate but our employees are willing to work without pay"

Islamic State targets Egypt judges

The leader of Sinai Province, a militant group in Egypt with links to Islamic State, called on followers to attack judges in an audio statement posted on a prominent jihadi website. A spate of attacks targeting judges suggests they are the latest targets of an insurgency centered in North Sinai that has killed hundreds of […]

World Bank : Gaza’s economy on “verge of collapse”

Gaza’s economy is on the “verge of collapse,” a new World Bank report warned Friday, saying the unemployment rate there is now the highest in the world and calling on Israel and international donors to remedy the situation. It charged that “blockades, war and poor governance have strangled” the economy of the Gaza Strip, ruled […]

Fears mount over fate of Syria's ancient Palmyra ruins

UNESCO chief says destruction of historical city seized by ISIL would be an "enormous loss to humanity".

Post Mortem von Gaza

Auch neun Monate nach dem Ende der schweren Kämpfe in Gaza herrscht immer noch Streit darüber, wie viele Zivilisten getötet wurden. Nach UN-Angaben sind es 1.563. Israel erklärt, es habe alles in seiner Macht Stehende getan, um die zivilen Opfer so gering wie möglich zu halten. Show More Summary

China Energy Tycoon Loses $15B in 30 Minutes

Pop goes the bubble: An energy company chief's brief time as the richest person in China ended in a spectacular collapse this week. In a brutal 30 minutes or so of trading on Wednesday, Li Hejun's fortune went down by around $500 million a minute as shares in Hanergy Thin...

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