Archive for December, 2014

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 at 9:01pm

New Tunisia president pledges reconciliation

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Tunisia’s new president has pledged a rule of reconciliation and consensus as he took his oath in front of the newly elected parliament to complete the country’s democratic transition. The inauguration of Beji Caid Essebsi on Wednesday, an 88-year-old political veteran, comes in a year in which Tunisians wrote a new constitution and elected a […]

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 at 9:01pm

Bodies recovered from AirAsia crash site

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The bodies of two victims of the AirAsia plane crash have been returned to Indonesia’s Surabya airport from where the ill-fated jet took off three days ago before plunging into the Java Sea. The two coffins were taken from an air force plane on Wednesday to a military ambulance to be transported to a hospital […]

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 at 9:01pm

Palestinians decide to join ICC

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has signed a document at a meeting in Ramallah requesting membership of the International Criminal Court (ICC). President Abbas signed the document on Wednesday, a day after a UN Security Council failed to pass a resolution that had aimed to set a deadline for Israel to end its occupation of territories sought by […]

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 at 9:01am

Iraqi forces ‘retake Dhuluiyah from ISIL’

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Iraqi forces have completed the recapture of Dhuluiyah, parts of which had been held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) for months, commanders have said. Pro-government forces had pushed into the town, located 90km outside Baghdad, from the north two days earlier, fighting their way south. “Forces from the army and […]

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 at 9:01am

Iraqi forces ‘retake Dhuluiyah from ISIL’

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Iraqi forces have completed the recapture of Dhuluiyah, parts of which had been held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) for months, commanders have said. Pro-government forces had pushed into the town, located 90km outside Baghdad, from the north two days earlier, fighting their way south. “Forces from the army and […]

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 at 9:01am

Bad weather hampers AirAsia recovery mission

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Stormy weather has forced Indonesian search teams to suspend the recovery of the bodies of 162 people aboard the ill-fated AirAsia plane which crashed into the Java Sea. Wednesday’s weather prevented divers from searching the crash zone for sunken remains, with waves of two to three metres high and strong winds. US-based The Wall Street […]

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 at 9:01am

Bad weather hampers AirAsia recovery mission

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Stormy weather has forced Indonesian search teams to suspend the recovery of the bodies of 162 people aboard the ill-fated AirAsia plane which crashed into the Java Sea. Wednesday’s weather prevented divers from searching the crash zone for sunken remains, with waves of two to three metres high and strong winds. US-based The Wall Street […]

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 at 9:01am

UNSC rejects resolution on Palestinian state

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The UN Security Council has rejected a Palestinian resolution calling for peace with Israel within a year and an end to Israel’s occupation by 2017. The resolution failed to muster the minimum nine “yes” votes required in the council for adoption. The motion received eight “yes” votes, including from Russia and France, two “no” votes from the United States […]

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 at 9:01am

UNSC rejects resolution on Palestinian state

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The UN Security Council has rejected a Palestinian resolution calling for peace with Israel within a year and an end to Israel’s occupation by 2017. The resolution failed to muster the minimum nine “yes” votes required in the council for adoption. The motion received eight “yes” votes, including from Russia and France, two “no” votes from the United States […]

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 at 9:01pm

Navalny says Putin’s regime must be destroyed

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained by police after breaking house arrest to join an opposition rally in Moscow. “I was detained,” Navalny said on his Twitter account on Tuesday. “But they won’t be able to detain everyone”. A Russian court gave Navalny a suspended sentence for embezzling money but jailed his brother […]

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