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Daily Archives: December 8, 2015

ICC targets World Twenty20 on US soil

Sydney: Cricket chiefs hope to stage a Twenty20 World Cup in the United States within a decade as the game ramps up efforts to crack the huge American sports market, a report said Tuesday. The International Cricket Council´s head of global development Tim Anderson said the world governing body had ...

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Ethiopia says 10 million people need urgent food aid by January

Officials and aid groups in Ethiopia have voiced alarm over the food crisis caused by a crippling drought plaguing the Horn of Africa state, saying over 10 million people, mostly children, need emergency food aid by January. Director of the Ethiopian Disaster Relief Operation Mitiku Kassa said on Monday that the government ...

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520 Palestinians under Israel’s administrative detention: Report

Israel is holding some 520 Palestinians under the so-called administrative detention, which has given Tel Aviv’s officials the right to keep Palestinians behind bars without charge or trial for months or even years. Head of the Palestinian Authority’s Committee for Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Qaraqe said five children and two members ...

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Syrian army troops deal major blows to Takfiri militants

Syrian government forces have carried out a string of mop-up operations against foreign-backed militants across the conflict-ridden Arab country, inflicting heavy losses on them. A military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Syrian army soldiers backed by fighters from allied popular defense groups established control over Akko and Bouz ...

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Turkey detains 18 alleged supporters of Erdogan opponent

Police in Turkey have arrested 18 people, including senior police officers, accusing them of supporting a US-based opponent of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The individuals were detained in 13 provinces, including in Istanbul and Ankara, as part of an investigation into the case of those who support Turkish cleric Fethullah ...

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Iraqi forces kill dozens of Takfiris in Anbar, Salahuddin

Iraqi army forces have killed dozens of Daesh Takfiri terrorists as they continue their operations against the extremist group in two major provinces of Anbar and Salahuddin. On Tuesday, Iraqi forces laid siege to the Hasibah district of Ramadi, the provincial capital city of Iraq’s western Anbar Province, killing 29 Daesh militants, including ...

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Investors dumping Turkey assets at record pace

Turkey is facing a record flight of assets as foreign investors are dumping stocks and bonds amid a gloomy outlook, international consultants say.  Investors have withdrawn $7.6 billion in assets so far this year and look to keep pulling their money out of Turkey as a result of war in ...

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UN passes Iranian-proposed nuclear disarmament resolution

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has passed a resolution proposed by Iran aimed at bringing about the disarmament of nuclear powers. On Monday, the Assembly voted 121 against 48 in favor of the non-binding resolution, which had already been cleared by its First Committee, aka Disarmament and International Security Committee. ...

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