Archive for April, 2016

Saturday, April 30th, 2016 at 1:16pm

Aleppo onslaught: ‘Everyone expects it to get worse’

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The Syrian government has carried out more than a dozen fresh air strikes in Aleppo as the death toll from more than a week of escalating violence continues to soar, according to local sources.  The strikes hit residential neighbourhoods across the opposition-controlled eastern part of the city on Saturday morning, though no immediate information about […]

Saturday, April 30th, 2016 at 1:16pm

Brazil: Behind the Dilma Rousseff impeachment story

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Audiences around the world have seen the images from the Brazilian streets – millions of demonstrators, for and against the president, in dozens of cities, in the biggest political protests in the country’s history. But is the story really about corruption, and the rampant money laundering of those involved in the Petrobras scandal, because if […]

Saturday, April 30th, 2016 at 1:16pm

Iraq: Sadr supporters storm Baghdad’s Green Zone

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Hundreds of supporters of Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr have stormed Baghdad’s Green Zone and some entered the Iraqi parliament building after lawmakers failed to convene for a vote on overhauling the government. The protesters, who had gathered outside the heavily fortified district housing government buildings and foreign embassies, crossed a bridge over the Tigris River […]

Saturday, April 30th, 2016 at 1:09am

Brexit: Au revoir Europe?

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In this episode of Head to Head, Mehdi Hasan challenges Norman Lamont, former British Chancellor of the Exchequer, or Finance Minister, and now Conservative peer in the House of Lords, on why he thinks the UK should leave the European Union. Norman Lamont is a British Conservative politician backing Britain’s pull-out from the EU in […]

Saturday, April 30th, 2016 at 1:09am

Is Syria’s army gearing up for all-out Aleppo assault?

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It’s already one of the most devastated cities in Syria. But Aleppo has seen a dramatic escalation of fighting over the past few days. A series of air strikes have killed at least 200 people this week alone. Activists say the Syrian government has launched at least 20 air strikes since Wednesday, which have hit […]

Saturday, April 30th, 2016 at 1:09am

Syria truce comes into effect but Aleppo excluded

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The Syrian government has called local truces near Damascus and in the northern province of Latakia but has excluded the main battlefield in Aleppo. A new “regime of calm” began at 1am on Saturday and last one day in the capital’s eastern Ghouta suburb and three days in the northern countryside of the coastal province […]

Friday, April 29th, 2016 at 1:05pm

Week in pictures: From India’s drought to Syria carnage

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Somalia drought leaves 1.7 million needing emergency aid, while 30,000 displaced Syrians flee ISIL attacks. Topic:  Humanitarian crises, War Conflict, Human Rights, Asia, Africa Article source: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/2016/04/week-pictures-india-drought-syria-carnage-160429074604829.html

Friday, April 29th, 2016 at 1:05pm

Kenya hosts summit on elephant poaching crisis

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Kenya is due to host a landmark summit to address the crisis facing the African elephant population. Today, more elephants are being killed in Africa than are being born, with at least 20,000 killed for their ivory last year alone. They are almost all wiped out in West and Central Africa. In East Africa, statistics […]

Friday, April 29th, 2016 at 1:05pm

Former Gaddafi soldiers join forces with ISIl

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It is a beautiful sandy beach and emerald green waves roll in from the Mediterranean Sea. The coast of Misrata goes on for kilometres and as I look into the distance I see nothing but blue skies, yellow sand and that green sea. I am here following a patrol from the local coastguard who are […]

Friday, April 29th, 2016 at 12:38am

US primaries: Ted Cruz jumps to naming his running mate

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The posters and yard stickers have already started to appear. Some say “Cruz Fiorina 2016” while others are a bit less formal but more alliterative “Cruz Carly 2016”. They could quickly become collectors’ items. In an unusual campaign, in an unusual presidential year, Ted Cruz decided to name his vice presidential running mate. It’s early […]

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