Bus crash in Times Square leaves 11 injured

NEW YORK: Two tour buses collided in New York City’s fabled Times Square Tuesday, injuring 11 people, authorities said. “There are two tour buses, total of eleven people injured, three serious, not life-threatening, no fatalities,” a fire department spokesman said. The accident at the famous intersection, with its dizzying skyscrapers, More...

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Kurds unite to oust Iraq jihadists, rescue stranded civilians

ARBIL: Kurdish fighters from Iraq, Syria and Turkey were coordinating operations in northern Iraq Wednesday to reclaim areas lost to jihadists and rescue thousands of civilians stranded in nearby mountains. The More...

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Sayeeda Warsi resigns over Gaza

LONDON: The senior Foreign Office minister Baroness Warsi has resigned over David Cameron’s stance on the Gaza conflict. Announcing her resignation this morning, the former Chair of the Conservative Party More...

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Nearly 120 feared drowned in Bangladesh ferry disaster

MUNSHIGANJ: Rescuers in Bangladesh searched Tuesday for the wreckage of a heavily overloaded river ferry that sank, with nearly 120 people still missing. Around 100 survivors have been pulled from the swollen river, More...

By admin On Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
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Israeli soldiers shoot, kill fleeing Gaza civilians in violation of war laws: HRW

NEW YORK: Israeli forces in Gaza town of Khuzaa shot and killed civilians in apparent violation of the laws of war in several incidents between July 23-25, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Monday, saying that deliberate More...

By admin On Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
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Earthquake strikes South Africa

JOHANNESBURG: A 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck parts of South Africa south of the commercial capital Johannesburg on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey reported. The tremor was felt by office workers More...

By admin On Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
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Man in Afghan uniform shoots at Nato troops in Afghanistan

KABUL: An Afghan soldier opened fire on Nato troops at a British-run military academy in Kabul on Tuesday, officials said, adding that casualty details were unconfirmed and the cause of the shooting was unclear. “We More...

By admin On Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
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Gaza crisis moves to full UN Assembly

UNITED NATIONS: With criticism mounting of UN inaction in the Gaza conflict, envoys from all 193 countries of the United Nations will meet Wednesday to hear top officials report on the crisis. The meeting of the More...

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