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30th Jul 2013

US: Over 100 children rescued in FBI sex trafficking raids

WASHINGTON, (Xinhua): The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced Monday 105 children involved in sex trafficking and exploitation have been rescued in 76 cities across the United States over the weekend. The FBI said at a press conference that the … Continued

30th Jul 2013

US: Israel-Palestinian peace talks resume after three-year hiatus

Direct talks between Israelis and Palestinians have begun in Washington, D.C. Ahead of the talks, US foreign secretary John Kerry named former ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk as special envoy to guide the talks. [ Indyk was a deputy research director … Continued

28th Jul 2013

US: 7 killed in Florida shooting spree

WASHINGTON, (Xinhua): A gunman killed six people before he was shot dead by the police in an apartment building in Miami, Florida, police said on Saturday. Pedro Vargas, 42, set his home on the fourth floor on fire at 6:30 … Continued

21st Jul 2013

US: Rallies for federal civil rights charges in Trayvon Martin case

Rallies have been held in US cities to protest the verdict in the death of African-American teen Trayvon Martin. The acquittal of his killer has sparked outrage and a renewed national discussion about racial profiling. Demonstrations began around noon on … Continued

20th Jul 2013

US: 4 killed, 7 hurt in Texas road crash

HOUSTON, (Xinhua): Four people were killed and seven others injured in a head-on crash in the U.S. state of Texas Friday, authorities said. The crash happened on a highway near Glen Rose, a city 350 km northwest of Texas’s largest … Continued

20th Jul 2013

US: Secret US court renews US phone surveillance program

A secret US intelligence court has renewed a surveillance program that orders Verizon to hand over millions of phone records to the government. The program was among those revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The office of National Intelligence Director James … Continued

19th Jul 2013

Panama: Ex-CIA fugitive Robert Seldon Lady detained in Panama

Former CIA station chief Robert Seldon Lady has been detained in Panama. In 2009 he was convicted in absentia in Italy of kidnapping a Muslim cleric in what was the first trial involving the CIA’s rendition program It was not … Continued

18th Jul 2013

North Korea condemns Panama’s swoop on Cuban cargo

Pyongyang has said that Cuban weapons seized from a North Korean vessel were being overhauled as part of a legitimate deal. It claimed that Panamanian authorities who searched the ship and arrested crew had been “rash.” North Korea on Wednesday … Continued

12th Jul 2013

US ‘very disappointed’ with China over Snowden amid treaty talks

The United States has said it is “very disappointed” in China for not handing over intelligence leaker Edward Snowden while he was in Hong Kong. However, both powers did agree to restart investment treaty talks. During wide-ranging annual talks in … Continued

12th Jul 2013

US: Saudi princess arrested in US for human trafficking

Al-Akhbar: A Saudi princess was arrested on Wednesday and charged with human trafficking in the United States, after a domestic worker managed to flee and report abuse to the police, media reported. Meshael Alayban, who was was taken into custody … Continued

11th Jul 2013

Peru: 19 killed, 16 injured in Peru road crash

LIMA, (Xinhua): At least 19 people were killed and 16 others injured Wednesday when a bus they were travelling in fell off a cliff in the Peruvian Andes, said the police. The tragedy occurred early Wednesday on a stretch of highway … Continued

11th Jul 2013

US: Alleged Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleads not guilty

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to all 30 charges against him. He entered his plea in a federal court in Boston. The 19-year-old man accused of involvement in the fatal bombing at the Boston Marathon … Continued

8th Jul 2013

Canada: Quebec death toll rises to 5 and 40 missing from oil train wreck

As the search for victims continues, authorities in Quebec are investigating Sunday’s derailment of a runaway freight train carrying oil. Firemen have managed to put out a raging fire caused by an explosion. Officials said on Sunday five bodies had … Continued

US: 2 die, 305 survive after airliner crashes, burns at San Francisco airport
7th Jul 2013

US: 2 die, 305 survive after airliner crashes, burns at San Francisco airport

By Greg Botelho (CNN):  It had been an uneventful 10-plus hour flight from Seoul, approaching San Francisco’s airport on a clear summer day. Then, in a few horrifying seconds, that calm was shattered. A fireball erupted after the Boeing 777 … Continued

7th Jul 2013

Canada: Massive explosion kills one after runaway oil train derails in Quebec

A driverless freight train has exploded into a giant fireball in the middle of a small Quebec town, with one dead and an unknown number of people missing. Canadian officials fear some wagons remain at risk of exploding. The disaster … Continued

6th Jul 2013

Trinidad and Tobago:Thousands march for workers’ rights

PORT OF SPAIN, (Xinhua): Over 7,000 people took to the street on Friday here in the capital of Trinidad and Tobago to protest government’s failure in enhancing workers’ rights. Under heavy police security, demonstrators marched with placards calling for an … Continued

6th Jul 2013

Nicaragua willing to grant Snowden asylum

MANAGUA, (Xinhua): Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said Friday his government would be willing to grant political asylum to Edward Snowden, the U.S. intelligence whistleblower, “if conditions permit.” Ortega also confirmed that his government had received a formal asylum request from … Continued

5th Jul 2013

EU threatens end to US data deals over Snowden revelations

The European Parliament has called on the US to reveal the extent of its electronic spying operations in Europe. The debate came in the wake of revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden on the PRISM spy operation. The European Parliament has … Continued

4th Jul 2013

Bolivia President Morales calls plane incident “open provocation” to South America

President Evo Morales has returned to Bolivia after his plane was rerouted in Europe on suspicions whistle-blower Edward Snowden was aboard. He called the affair an “open provocation” to South America. Morales arrived in Bolivia around midnight Wednesday (0400 GMT … Continued

1st Jul 2013

US: 19 firefighters die battling Arizona wildfire

At least 19 elite firefighters have been killed in the US state of Arizona, while battling a fierce wildfire. Much of the western US has experienced record temperatures in recent days. According to authorities, the firefighters died on Sunday afternoon … Continued

Sectarianism in the Middle East and its rise in the UK, Standpoint, Sahar TV. Interview done on 29 May 2013 and transmitted on 12 June 2013


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