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Abdul Basit Abbasi
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Slowdown in Latin America threatens rise of the middle class

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Most Latin Americans have entered the middle class in the last decade remain vulnerable. According to the United Nations Program for Development (UNDP), although 56 million Latin Americans have moved out of poverty between 2000 and 2012, about 200 million, a third of the total population, could again be poor in case of crisis. The […]

82 dead after two bombs explode in Nigeria

suicide bombing in nigeria

At least 82 people were killed on Wednesday by the detonation of two bombs on two streets in the city of Kaduna, a city north of Nigeria; as reported by local authorities and medical sources told Reuters. The first device has exploded – over two p.m. Pacific Time – the convoy of a Muslim sheik […]

Dutch mourn for tragedy of flight MH17

dutch mourn deaths of MH-17 passengers

The count of the bodies of the flight of Malaysia Airlines that crashed on Thursday in the Ukrainian region of Donetsk progressing well and the passenger list is almost complete. According to the latest estimate, the Dutch were 189 deaths. On the plane there were also nationals of Malaysia (44), Australia (27), Indonesia (12), United […]

Netanyahu orders Army to expand ground offensive in Gaza

Israeli ivasion of gaza

The first night of the Israeli ground offensive against Gaza has killed at least 20 Palestinians. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered Friday morning to intensify the raid. “I have given instructions to prepare to significantly expand ground operation and the Army is responding accordingly,” he said after a meeting of his security cabinet. The […]

A column of Ukrainian tanks take position near Donetsk

Ukraine crisis

A large group of Ukrainian tanks and armored army took position about 23 kilometers south of Donetsk, a major city in eastern taken by the rebels. The military column of a mile long, has advanced in the last hours without going into combat, after arriving Wednesday to Mariupol. In addition, as reported by the Ukrainian […]

Man kills his four children and two adults in Houston

houston man suspeted of killing 6 arrested

Six people, including four children, have died in a shooting incident on Wednesday in the U.S. city of Spring, a residential area north of downtown Houston (Texas), as the police chief Harris County, Ron Hickman, confirmed in a press conference. Police suspect that the tragedy was triggered after a heated argument for a separation. The […]

Israel arrested six suspects in murder of Palestinian youth

Israel search for three kidnapped

Israeli police have arrested six suspects in the murder of the young Palestinian Jadair Abu Mohamed, whose charred body was found on Wednesday morning in West Jerusalem. According to the Israeli daily Haaretz, arrests point to right-wing Jewish groups. The 16 year old boy died, according to newspaper, in revenge for the murders of three […]

Murder of a young Palestinian in Jerusalem raises tension

Israel search for three kidnapped

The discovery of the charred body of a Palestinian teenager brought the Wednesday morning the tension in Jerusalem, where there had been racist and anti-Arab unrest during the two previous nights. Israeli police are investigating whether he was murdered by right-wing Jews. A military radio station reported on the disappearance of a 16 years in […]

Former Norwegian prime minister wins asian ‘Nobel’

Norway former prime minister Gro Harlem Brundtland

The former prime minister of Norway Gro Harlem Brundtland became on Wednesday the first person to receive the Tang award, which has been touted as the Asian version of the Nobel created by one of the richest men in Taiwan Samuel Yin. Brundtland, 75, has won the award in the category of sustainable development ” […]

3 sentenced to death in China for attack in Tiananmen

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A court in Xinjiang has sentenced to death three people for their role in the attack carried out last October in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, in which a Chinese citizen and a Filipino tourist died.  The court has sentenced another person to life imprisonment and four to prison terms ranging from five to 20 years […]

Harrowing rescue of immigrants on the Italian coast

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Three immigrants died on Monday night, and six are missing after falling into the sea during the rescue operations at sea military port of Pozzallo (Sicily), according to Italian media. Nearly 2,000 undocumented migrants attempting to access the channel Italy Sicily last weekend, were helped by the watchdog Mare Nostrum and moved to different ports […]

Social Unrest Provoked Violence Continues in Stockholm


If someone goes to the small hill overlooking the Husby Park, there are several granite cubes in the park district Husby in Stockholm. In one of them, you can read a written in stone that says Do not be a gangster, stay alive. It could be a warning to young people that populate this section […]

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