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The City of Angels: 10 years after Beslan
This September marks 10 years since the tragedy of Beslan, North Ossetia – one of the cruelest hostage crises in history.

01.09.2014 05:54

‘Royal family dominates courts’: Bahrain arrests high-profile human rights defender
A prominent human rights activist Maryam Al-Khawaja was arrested shortly after arriving in Bahrain to check on her father, who is hunger striking in prison along with thousands of sentenced activists, a key opposition figure Nabeel Rajab told RT.

01.09.2014 00:03

Gaza reconstruction will take 20 years, says UN-backed authority
A UN backed construction authority has said rebuilding Gaza’s battered and neglected housing stock will take at least 20 years as thousands of houses were razed or suffered damage in Israel’s Protective Edge operation.

31.08.2014 17:24

Fukushima okays nuke waste storages in return for almost $3bn in subsidies
Fukushima’s governor has officially agreed to allow the country’s authorities to store radioactive waste for 30 years in two municipalities in exchange for 300 billion yen ($2.89 billion) in subsidies.

31.08.2014 13:36

More chance of dying from work than going to war - Intl Labor Organization
Going to war may seem one of the most hazardous ordeals on the planet, but perhaps not. The International Labor Organization (ILO) says there is more chance of dying from work than fighting for your country on the battlefield.

31.08.2014 13:04

Putin: Impossible to say when political crisis in Ukraine will end
Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on Kiev to start substantial talks on deescalating the crisis in eastern Ukraine. He added that it’s an illusion to expect that the rebels would calmly watch their homes being destroyed.

31.08.2014 09:42

Juice Rap News: MSMBS Headlies
The wickedly satirical Juice Rap News casts a discerning eye over the remarkable series of events over the last few weeks.

31.08.2014 05:20

Hamas backs Abbas’ plan to end ‘Israeli occupation’ – report
Hamas and the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas have reportedly agreed on a three-stage plan that would create an independent Palestinian state, first of all calling on the US to come up with defined borders that Israel would agree with.

30.08.2014 21:01

Gorbachev on Kiev’s military op: 'It must be stopped immediately'
Ex-Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev has urged Kiev to bring their military operation in eastern regions to an end. Russia, he added, is doing the right thing by keeping away from interfering with the neighboring country, thus saving thousands of lives.

30.08.2014 12:49

US judge rules Microsoft must handover personal data stored abroad
Microsoft has been told it must handover emails stored abroad to US prosecutors by a New York court. However, the software giant says it will fight the ruling, saying that an email deserves the same privacy protection as a paper letter sent by mail.

30.08.2014 09:25

Family sues Georgia police for tasering man 13 times before he died
The family of a man who died after police used a stun gun on him as many as 13 times while he was handcuffed has filed a lawsuit against the two former officers of East Point, Georgia, according to the family’s lawyer.

29.08.2014 16:11

Liberals' darling Elizabeth Warren defends Israeli attacks on Gaza schools and hospitals
Israel has the right to shell Palestinian hospitals and schools out of self defense as long as Hamas stores rocket launchers next to them, US Sen. Elizabeth Warren said during a town hall meeting in Massachusetts this week.

29.08.2014 14:55

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