Archive for December, 2016

Friday, December 30th, 2016 at 5:32am

Dozens feared trapped in Jharkhand coal mine collapse

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At least 40 people are feared trapped inside a coal mine in the east Indian state of Jharkhand after a section of the mine collapsed, local media reported. Officials said a part of the mine in the Godda district caved-in on Thursday, injuring at least four people and leaving more than 40 people trapped under […]

Friday, December 30th, 2016 at 5:32am

Dozens feared trapped in Jharkhand coal mine collapse

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At least 40 people are feared trapped inside a coal mine in the east Indian state of Jharkhand after a section of the mine collapsed, local media reported. Officials said a part of the mine in the Godda district caved-in on Thursday, injuring at least four people and leaving more than 40 people trapped under […]

Thursday, December 29th, 2016 at 5:21pm

Abubakar Shekau: Boko Haram has not been crushed

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Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has appeared in a new video to challenge a claim by the Nigerian president and the army that the armed group had been routed from its last stronghold of Sambisa Forest. Shekau last appeared in a video in September where he disputed a claim by the Nigerian military that he […]

Thursday, December 29th, 2016 at 5:21pm

China, S Korea slam Japan minister’s war shrine visit

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Japan’s defence minister has prayed at a controversial war shrine in the capital, Tokyo, drawing condemnation from China and South Korea. Tomomi Inada’s visit on Thursday was her first since taking the key defence portfolio in August, though she has frequently gone in the past. She argued that offering respect to the war dead should […]

Thursday, December 29th, 2016 at 5:21pm

Rodrigo Duterte: I once threw a man from a helicopter

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Rodrigo Duterte, the president of the Philippines, has threatened corrupt government officials by saying he would have thrown them off a flying helicopter, warning that he had personally carried out the action before and had no qualms about doing it again. The former prosecutor and governor said that he once hurled a Chinese man suspected […]

Thursday, December 29th, 2016 at 5:05am

John Kerry: Two-state ‘peace solution in jeopardy’

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Israel’s settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank threatens both hope for peace with the Palestinians and Israel’s own future as a democracy, John Kerry has said in a speech. The US secretary of state sounded the warning on  Wednesday in a final plea outlining the outgoing Obama administration’s vision for peace between Israel and Palestine.  […]

Thursday, December 29th, 2016 at 5:05am

Turkey and Russia ‘agree’ on nationwide Syria ceasefire

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Turkey and Russia have agreed on a countrywide ceasefire plan for Syria, except for areas where government forces are battling armed groups declared terrorist organisations by the United Nations. Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Wednesday that a ceasefire plan had been submitted to Syria’s rival parties and could come into force as soon […]

Thursday, December 29th, 2016 at 5:05am

Debbie Reynolds, Singin’ in the Rain star, dies at 84

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Debbie Reynolds, the star of the 1952 classic Singin’ in the Rain, has died at the age of 84, one day after after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher. Debbie Reynolds as Kathy Seldon and Gene Kelly as Don Lockwood act out a scene in ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ [Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images] […]

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 at 5:03pm

Record number of refugees opt to leave in 2016

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Nearly 55,000 migrants who were not eligible for or were likely to be denied asylum left Germany voluntarily in 2016, up by 20,000 from the number who left of their own volition in 2015, according to government officials. Germany has toughened its stance on immigration in recent months, prompted by concerns about security and integration […]

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 at 5:03pm

Row with US escalates as John Kerry gives speech

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A senior member of Israel’s government has called John Kerry’s final Middle East policy speech “pathetic”, further heightening tensions between the two allies as President Barack Obama prepares to leave office. The comments by Gilad Erdan, Israeli public security minister, came in advance of Kerry’s speech on Wednesday at the Department of State in Washington DC to […]

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