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OSCE media freedom representative calls on authorities in Kazakhstan to stop persecuting independent journalists

VIENNA, 26 December 2015 – OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today said the recent detention of two journalists in Kazakhstan pose a direct threat to media freedom in the country. “Incarcerating members of the media for what they say and write is simply unacceptable,” Mijatović said. “These journalists must be released […]

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Coalition Forces Continue Attacks on ISIL Targets in Syria, Iraq

SOUTHWEST ASIA, December 25, 2015 — U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Officials reported details of the latest strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports. Strikes […]

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Radio Vatican: Pope delivers Christmas Urbi et Orbi message

Pope Francis this Christmas day delivered his Urbi et Orbi message, (to the city and the world) from the central loggia of St Peter’s Basilica. In it he prayed that recent U.N.-backed peace agreements for Syria and Libya would quickly end the suffering of their people. He also spoke about the “brutal acts of terrorism” that struck […]

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‘Tens’ killed in Nigeria Christmas Eve gas plant explosion

The National Emergency Management Agency along with Anambra state Commissioner of Health Dr. Joe Akabuike have conducted an assessment of the Gas explosion that occurred on Thursday 24/12/2015 at Intercorp Oil Ltd in Nnewi, Anambra State. 5 persons dead, 7 persons suffered severe burns as a result of which they were transferred from Nnamdi Azikiwe […]

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Woman dies following collision in Westerham

Kent Police has launched an investigation after a woman died following an incident in Westerham, Kent. Police were called to The Green in Westerham just after 10.30 am today (Thursday 24 Dec) to reports a car had crashed into the Costa Coffee shop. Paramedics treated six casualties. A woman aged in her 70s was pronounced […]

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Percentage of Christians in U.S. Drifting Down, but Still High

PRINCETON, N.J. — On the eve of Christmas 2015, a review of over 174,000 interviews conducted in 2015 shows that three-quarters of American adults identify with a Christian religion, little changed from 2014, but down from 80% eight years ago. About 5% of Americans identify with a non-Christian religion, while 20% have no formal religious […]

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Metropolitan Police: Man arrested under Terrorism Act

Officers from the MPS Counter Terrorism Command [SO15] arrested a 31-year-old man on Tuesday, 22 December, under the Terrorism Act (TACT), on suspicion of being involved in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism. The man was detained by officers at a business address in south London at 17:03hrs. He was taken to […]

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PROBE LAUNCHED IN CRIMEA AGAINST HEAD OF FEODOSIA ADMINISTRATION AND HIS DEPUTY SUSPECTED OF GRAND BRIBERY

The investigating bodies of the Main Investigations Directorate for the Republic of Crimea have opened a criminal investigation against head of Feodosia town administration Dmitry Shchepetkov and his deputy Makar Makarov. They are suspected of a crime under part 6 of article 290 of the RF Penal Code (taking a bribe on a very large […]

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U.S. imposes Ukraine-related sanctions on 34 individuals, entities

​Underscores U.S. Commitment To Work With The EU To Maintain The Efficacy Of Existing Sanctions Until Russia Fully Complies With Its International Obligations With Respect To Ukraine WASHINGTON – To maintain the efficacy of existing sanctions, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today designated and identified dozens of individuals […]

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EU provides €70 million to support socio-economic reforms and tourism in Tunisia

BRUSSELS, 21 December 2015 / — It will support the country’s socio-economic reforms and its tourism sector for a total amount of €70 million. This support is financed under the European Neighbourhood Instrument in the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy. The European Commission has adopted the second part of its 2015 assistance package for […]

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EU increases humanitarian aid to South Sudan by €20 million

BRUSSELS, 21 December 2015 / With nearly 4 million people estimated unable to meet their food needs, South Sudan is on the brink of famine As the situation in South Sudan worsens and aid delivery is increasingly challenging, the European Commission has released €20 million in new humanitarian assistance for the country. Food insecurity is […]

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NASA Administrator Statement on Japan Announcement of Support for International Space Station Through 2024

In January 2014, the Obama Administration announced the United States was committed to extending operations of the International Space Station (ISS) through at least 2024. The commitment represents the second time in seven years the administration has led the partnership in extending the life of the ISS. Since then, Russia and Canada have made similar […]

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Metropolitan Police: Man jailed for terror offences

Trevor Mulindwa, 21 of Mitcham was sentenced yesterday [Monday, 21 December] to six years imprisonment having been convicted on Friday, 27 November, of a Section 5 offence under the Terrorism Act, namely preparing to go to Somalia with the intent of joining Al-Shabaab, a proscribed organisation. The case against Mulindwa is, that after converting to […]

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Refugee and migrant arrivals in EU pass 1 million in 2015: U.N.

Persecution, conflict and poverty have forced an unprecedented one million people to flee to Europe in 2015, according to estimates by the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR and the International Organization for Migration, IOM. As of 21 December, some 972,500 had crossed the Mediterranean Sea, according to UNHCR figures. In addition, IOM estimates that over 34,000 […]

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Russia says black box from warplane downed by Turkey unreadable

Deputy Chief of Flight Safety Service of the Russian Armed Forces Lt.Gen. Sergei Baynetov told about first results of working with flight recorder of the Russian Su-24M downed by fighter of the Turkish Air Force over Syria Deputy Chief of Flight Safety Service of the Russian Armed Forces Lieutenant General Sergei Baynetov told about first […]

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PROBE LAUNCHED IN VOLGOGRAD FOLLOWING COLLAPSE OF BLOCK OF FLATS

According to preliminary information a gas explosion happened in a block of flats at: 47, Kosmonavtov street on 20 December 2015, about 12 PM. The Volgograd Region investigating bodies of the Russia’s Investigative Committee have opened a criminal investigation in a crime under part 3 of article 238 of the RF Penal Code (manufacture, storage, […]

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H&M Nabs peta2 Award

Los Angeles – H&M is well-known for its range of hot fashions and styles that young people crave—and its willingness to drop angora and other cruelly obtained materials from its lines this past year. Now, the fur-free retailer has landed an award from peta2, PETA’s youth division, for 2015’s Best Animal-Friendly Clothing Company in the […]

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Pope Francis: appeals for Syria, Libya, Nicaragua and Costa Rica

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis appealed for peace in Syria on Sunday, calling on the international community to realize in concrete action and genuine fact the endorsement of a UN-sponsored roadmap toward peace in the war-torn nation. Addressing pilgrims and tourists gathered beneath the window of the Papal apartments in the Apostolic Palace to pray the […]

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Hezbollah: Lebanese militant leader killed in Israeli raid in Syria

The Dean of freed prisoners from “Israeli” jails, Samir al-Quntar, was martyred in an “Israeli” air raid near the Syrian capital. According to the information, “Israeli” warplanes targeted a building where Samir al-Quntar and a number of his companions were residing in Hay al-Homsi in Jarmana southeast of Damascus. Witnesses said that three missiles were […]

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EU provides €5 million in humanitarian aid for the Burundian crisis

BRUSSELS, — Over 220 000 people are now estimated to have fled the country. The European Commission has released €5 million in new humanitarian assistance to help the increasing number of Burundians affected by the ongoing instability in the country. The additional support brings total Commission humanitarian aid to help the Burundian people to €14 million […]

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