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When a Hindu woman tearfully claimed to national media recently she had been kidnapped, raped and forcibly converted to Islam, India’s religious hardliners seized the chance to hike their “love jihad” fears.  
Hardline Hindu activists, encouraged by the media attention, claimed scores of Muslim boys were attempting to abduct, seduce and elope with Hindu girls across the country for the sole purpose of conversion.

Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00

Le Caire, Egypte (AFP) - Egypt declared a three-month state of emergency would begin Saturday in the north and centre of the Sinai Peninsula after a suicide car bombing killed 30 soldiers.
The bombing on Friday was carried out by a suspected jihadist who rammed a checkpoint with his explosives-packed vehicle, security officials said.

Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00

Le Caire, Egypte (AFP) - Egypt declared a three-month state of emergency would begin Saturday in the north and centre of the Sinai Peninsula after a suicide car bombing killed 30 soldiers.
The bombing on Friday was carried out by a suspected jihadist who rammed a checkpoint with his explosives-packed vehicle, security officials said.

Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00

Kiev, Ukraine (AFP)- Ukraine voters will go to the polls Sunday in elections set to dramatically reshape parliament, after a year of upheavals in which a deadly pro-Russian uprising has threatened to splinter the ex-Soviet state.
Campaigning ended on Friday for the polls called by President Petro Poroshenko in August.

Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00

Suruc, Turquie (AFP) - Sultan Muslim, a Syrian Kurd, had no doubt what to name her seventh child when he was born, safely in Turkey, after a harrowing month-long flight from her home in Kobane: Obama.
Desperate to flee the flashpoint Syrian border town, the heavily pregnant mother, her husband and six other children made it across the frontier just in time

Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00

Bonn, Allemagne (AFP) - A European deal on curbing carbon emissions yielded a rare concrete input Friday to UN climate talks, but did little to ease frustration among negotiators demanding progress on a global pact in Bonn.
Sealed at a hard-fought summit in Brussels, the European Union agreement was praised by UN climate chief Christiana Figueres as providing “valuable momentum”

Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00

Ramallah, Territoires palestiniens (AFP)- Washington confirmed Friday that a Palestinian teenager shot dead by Israeli troops was a US citizen -- the second time this week an American child has fallen victim to the ongoing conflict.
The army said that the youth killed Friday had been about to hurl a petrol bomb at Israeli motorists near the West Bank city of

Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00

Los Angeles, Etats-Unis (AFP) - The storm over Renee Zellweger’s new-look face has thrown the spotlight on one of Hollywood’s eternal questions: how do you grow old in Tinseltown?The “Bridget Jones” star, who won a best supporting actress Oscar in 2004 for “Cold Mountain,” appeared unrecognizable at a women in Hollywood awards show earlier this week. Gone were the sulky pout and

Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00

Paju, Corée du Sud (AFP) - Police intervened in a tense confrontation between residents of a South Korean border town and activists attempting to send propaganda leaflets into the North Saturday, preventing the launch which had prompted threats of retaliation from Pyongyang.The dispute began near a park in the border town of Paju, some 40 kilometres

Full Article Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00

Genève, Suisse (AFP) - The World Bank warned Friday the fight to stop Ebola was being lost, as the UN pleaded for more money to combat the escalating epidemic and global travel fears mounted.As the death toll from the world’s worst-ever outbreak of the virus shot past 4,500, a glimmer of hope came from Senegal, which was declared Ebola-free by

Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00

Washington, Etats-Unis |(AFP)- US Secretary of State John Kerry wined and dined a top Chinese official on Friday as Washington and Beijing grapple with a number of bilateral differences and global issues.
Kerry treated State Councillor Yang Jiechi to a small dinner at his private residence in Boston, a senior State Department official said, ahead of more discussions over the

Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00

New York, Etats-Unis (AFP)- The police officer who shot dead Michael Brown in the US town of Ferguson says he was pinned in his vehicle and struggling over his gun with the black teenager, a news report said Friday.
Brown’s death two months ago sparked ongoing protests, some violent, in the town near St. Louis and shone a spotlight on police tactics

Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00

Tokyo, Japon (AFP) -Japan’s industry minister could resign over claims she spent political donations on make-up, local media reported Saturday, potentially delivering a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s bid to restart nuclear power.
Yuko Obuchi was appointed in September as the country’s first female minister of economy, trade and industry -- a powerful portfolio that includes oversight of the energy

Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00

Moscou, Russie (AFP) - A major conference aimed at cutting global smoking rates in Moscow this week found itself grappling with another issue: how to stop the powerful tobacco lobby from butting in on the debate.
While delegates at the World Health Organization gathering were discussing ways to stop people lighting up, those representing the interests of the tobacco industry were doing their best to influence the outcome.

Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00

The Supreme Court on Friday warned against attempts to delay the disproportionate assets case against former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.
Hearing the plea for bail and suspension of sentence, a Supreme Court Bench of Chief Justice H.L. Dattu and Justices Madan B. Lokur and A.K. Sikri told Fali Nariman, counsel for Jayalalithaa,

Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00

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