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Threat Causes Partial Closure of Zurich Airport

Threat Causes Partial Closure of Zurich Airport

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 11:51

Zurich airport was partially closed late Monday after a "threat" was received, police said, without giving further details. "The airport is facing a threat," Carmen Surber, spokeswoman for the local Zurich police, told AFP, declining to specify the nature of the threat. [caption id="attachment_40515" align="alignnone" width="600"]...

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Ex-Guantanamo Inmates Take First Steps of Freedom in Uruguay After 12 Years in Detention

Ex-Guantanamo Inmates Take First Steps of Freedom in Uruguay After 12 Years in Detention

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 11:15

Six Guantanamo inmates transferred to Uruguay were set to leave hospital Monday in freedom after more than a decade in what one called the “black hole” of the US military prison. [caption id="attachment_40498" align="alignright" width="384"]...

2014 Devastating Year for Children (UN Report)

2014 Devastating Year for Children (UN Report)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 11:09

Year 2014 has been a devastating year for children with up to 15 million swept up in wars in the Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan, the Palestinian territories, Syria and Ukraine, the UN children’s agency said Monday. [caption id="attachment_40494" align="alignright" width="384"]...

Fifth Day of Protests Over Police Violence (New York)

Fifth Day of Protests Over Police Violence (New York)

Monday, December 8, 2014 11:23

A fifth day of demonstrations over police use of excessive force with minorities was set for New York on Sunday after 13 arrests in a night of violent protests in Berkeley, California, where stores were looted and tear gas fired, and in Seattle. [caption id="attachment_40470" align="alignnone" width="600"]...

Protests Erupt in New York After Jury Decision in Police Death

Protests Erupt in New York After Jury Decision in Police Death

Thursday, December 4, 2014 12:04

Demonstrators hit the streets in several areas of New York City after a grand jury declined Wednesday to charge a white police officer in the choking death of a black man, days after a similar decision sparked unrest in US cities. [caption id="attachment_40442" align="alignnone" width="600"]...

Russia Successfully Test Fires Bulava Missile

Russia Successfully Test Fires Bulava Missile

Saturday, November 29, 2014 11:05

Russia's military on Friday successfully test-fired a Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile from one of its submarines in the Barents Sea, the defence ministry said. [caption id="attachment_40353" align="alignnone" width="600"] Bulava Missile[/caption] It marked the third successful test of the missile since ...

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Hong Kong Police Clear Protest Camp After Clashes

Hong Kong Police Clear Protest Camp After Clashes

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 11:50

Fresh scuffles broke out Wednesday as Hong Kong authorities moved in to clear the main body of a major pro-democracy protest site, a day after more than 100 demonstrators were arrested. [caption id="attachment_40336" align="alignnone" width="600"] Hong Kong ...

US May send Additional Troops to Afghanistan Next Year

US May send Additional Troops to Afghanistan Next Year

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 10:41

The US military likely will keep a slightly larger force in Afghanistan in 2015 than first planned and American troops will have authority to come to the aid of Afghan forces if necessary, officials said Tuesday. [caption id="attachment_40318" align="alignnone" width="600"] US ...

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Nawaz-Modi Meeting a Distinct Possibility (SAARC)

Nawaz-Modi Meeting a Distinct Possibility (SAARC)

Monday, November 24, 2014 11:31

Despite simmering border tensions, the prime ministers of Pakistan and India may meet on the sidelines of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) summit this week in Nepal. [caption id="attachment_40288" align="alignnone" width="594"] Nawaz Sharif - Narendra ...

Narendra Modi BJP Eyes Power in Kashmir

Narendra Modi BJP Eyes Power in Kashmir

Sunday, November 23, 2014 11:21

As armed police in bullet-proof vests patrolled the tense streets of Kashmir, Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Avatar Singh forecast victory for the Hindu nationalists in upcoming elections. [caption id="attachment_40271" align="alignright" width="384"] Kashmir Elections[/caption] “My godfather Modi Ji’s ...