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28th May 2013

Ethiopia: African Union accuses ICC prosecutors of ‘racial hunt’

The African Union has called for international war crimes prosecutors to drop proceedings against the Kenyan president and his deputy. The bloc’s chairman claims African leaders are being targeted on a racial basis. Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, on Monday … Continued

26th May 2013

Sweden: Stockholm riots starting to ease: police

Cars were torched and police faced stone-throwing youths in Stockholm‘s immigrant-dominated suburbs early Sunday, but the nightly riots that have raged for a week appeared to be easing, police said. <iframe id=”4fb36f8e4417f” name=”4fb36f8e4417f” src=”http://d.thelocal.com/w/1.0/afr?auid=221323&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE” frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” width=”300″ height=”250″><a href=”http://d.thelocal.com/w/1.0/rc?cs=4fb36f8e4417f&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE” ><img … Continued

25th May 2013

India: 35 arrested for burning man alive in Bihar

Patna, (IANS): Thirty-five people, including 20 women, were arrested from a Bihar village on Saturday on charges of burning the husband of a village head over a land dispute, police said. Jainandan Mandal, husband of Kishanpur Baluwa village head Chimo … Continued

25th May 2013

Sweden: Stockholm riots spread west on sixth night

  Stockholm¬†experienced a sixth straight night of riots early Saturday, with cars torched in several immigrant-dominated suburbs, as Britain and the United States warned against travelling to the hotspots.¬†¬† mp;amp;lt;iframe id=”4fb36f8e4417f” name=”4fb36f8e4417f” src=”http://d.thelocal.com/w/1.0/afr?auid=221323&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE” frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” width=”300″ height=”250″><a href=”http://d.thelocal.com/w/1.0/rc?cs=4fb36f8e4417f&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE” ><img src=”http://d.thelocal.com/w/1.0/ai?auid=221323&cs=4fb36f8e4417f&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE” … Continued

22nd May 2013

Morocco: Five migrants die off Moroccan coast on way to Spain

RABAT, (Xinhua): Five migrants died overnight after their boat capsized off Nador coast of northern Morocco on their way to Spain, Moroccan interior ministry said Tuesday in a statement .   Seven other migrants in the boat, including four women, … Continued

21st May 2013

US: Obama hails Myanmar reforms in Thein Sein visit, despite HR abuses against Muslims

US President Barack Obama has hailed the reforms taken by Myanmar leader Thein Sein but urged him to end violence against Muslims. Sein is the country’s first president to visit the White House in almost half a century. Speaking from … Continued

19th May 2013

India: Five handicapped girls raped in Rajasthan

NEW DELHI, (Xinhua): Incidents of rapes refuse to die down in India. In yet another shameful incident, at least five physically challenged girls were allegedly raped and assaulted by two employees at a residential school run by a non-government organization … Continued

17th May 2013

Bahrain: Prominent Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab goes missing

(Al-Akhbar): Prominent Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab has been removed from his cell to an unknown location, losing all contact with his family and lawyer, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights reported Wednesday. In an appeal sent out by … Continued

16th May 2013

Bahrain: Six tweeters sentenced for “misusing free speech”

A Bahraini court on Wednesday sentenced six tweeters charged with insulting King Hamad to one year in prison, the public prosecutor’s office announced. The six were charged by the lower criminal court with “misusing the right of free expression,” it … Continued

11th May 2013

Bangladesh: Rescuers pull out 30 more bodies, death toll 1088 in Savar building collapse

[May 10 photo shows rescuers carrying a body recovered from the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza at Savar. The nine-storey building collapsed on April 24.]   Dhaka, (Daily Star): Rescuers pulled out 30 more bodies from the debris of … Continued

Bangladesh: Woman pulled out alive, Savar building collapse
10th May 2013

Bangladesh: Woman pulled out alive, Savar building collapse

[Rescuers gather around the Rana Plaza rubble to bring out a woman spotted alive and almost unhurt on Friday, the 17th day of the deadly collapse. Photo: TV grab] Dhaka, (Daily Star]: Miraculous as it may sound, a woman has … Continued

Bangladesh: Death toll on Savar building collapse jumps to 1033
10th May 2013

Bangladesh: Death toll on Savar building collapse jumps to 1033

Dhaka, (Daily Star): The death toll from Savar building collapse has reached 1033 on Friday on the 17th day of the disaster.   Twenty bodies were recovered between 6:00am and 10:00am, according to army control room in Savar.   Rescuers … Continued

10th May 2013

India: School-bus driver molested kids, showed porn

New Delhi, (Hindustan Times): A 28-year-old school bus driver and his helper from a prominent south Delhi school have been arrested by the Hauz Khas police for allegedly molesting some minor students and making them watch pornography.   The accused … Continued

9th May 2013

Bangladesh: 73 bodies recovered, death toll 819 building collapse

[For 15 days Hosena has been waiting at Adhar Chandra High School playground for her only daughter Marzina. She had hoped to find her alive but now, in tears, Hosena waits for the body. Marzina was the sole bread earner … Continued

Bangladesh:8 killed in garment factory fire
9th May 2013

Bangladesh:8 killed in garment factory fire

[Fire fighters try to douse a blaze at a garment factory on the third floor of an 11-storey building in Mirpur Darussalam area early today. The fire broke out at Tung Hai Sweater Ltd yesterday around 11:05pm.Photo: Rashed Shumon]   … Continued

8th May 2013

Indonesia: Sampang Shi’a Muslims in peril

[Hate campaign: Demonstrators call for local Shiite Muslims to be expelled from Madura Island at a rally outside the Sampang Legislative Council in East Java on Tuesday. The protesters warned the government of more violence if the Shiites, who are … Continued

8th May 2013

US: No Entry for Narendra Modi

By Ram Puniyani Narendra Modi, for whom some countries are warming up to relate to him in Europe and in the East; the latest report from US must be very disheartening. Despite a strong lobby for pressurizing to grant him … Continued

8th May 2013

US: Pentagon report says military sexual assaults on rise

WASHINGTON, (Xinhua): US Department of Defense on Tuesday released a report that saw a sharp rise in sexual assault in the military, highlighting a pandemic the Pentagon is scrambling to stamp out. According to the report, an estimated 26,000 people … Continued

Bangladesh: 18 more bodies retrieved, 697 dead in Savar building collapse
7th May 2013

Bangladesh: 18 more bodies retrieved, 697 dead in Savar building collapse

(Rescuers carrying a body recovered from the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza at Savar, an outskirt area of the capital. The nine-storey building collapsed on April 24. Photo: Star)   Dhaka, (Daily Star): Rescuers pulled out 18 more bodies … Continued

Bangladesh: 18 more bodies retrieved, death toll rise to 645 in Savar building collapse
6th May 2013

Bangladesh: 18 more bodies retrieved, death toll rise to 645 in Savar building collapse

In this May 4 photo, rescuers are seen taking a body recovered from the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza at Savar, an outskirt area of the capital.   Dhaka, (Daily Star): Rescuers pulled out 18 more bodies from the … Continued

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


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