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Flood alerts issued in Kashmir as rivers cross danger mark

Hundreds of Kashmiris in both India and Pakistan moved to higher ground Monday as rain-swollen rivers swamped parts of the disputed Himalayan region placed under an emergency flood alert just


11 Brazilians killed in clashes with police

Clashes between police and gangs in Brazil’s eastern regions have killed at least 11 people and injured two officers, reports say. The violence took place in the state of Rio


Czechs rally against US military convoy’s parade

Hundreds of demonstrators have staged an anti-NATO rally in the Czech capital of Prague to protest a planned parade by a US military convoy through the East European republic. The

Middle East

Syria: UN World Health Organization (WHO) ‘unable to sustain’ operations without significant funding increase

Ahead of next week’s third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria, the United Nations health agency’s top official in the country said today that more than 16 million Syrians and


UN warns about mass abductions of children by Takfiris

Senior UN officials have warned that mass kidnappings of children by Takfiri militant groups such as Boko Haram and the ISIL are on the rise in various parts of the

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Seven killed in car bomb attack in Afghanistan

At least seven people have lost their lives in a car bomb attack in the Afghan capital city of Kabul. “The initial reports from Kabul hospitals show seven killed and

Middle East

Syria opposition attacked civilians ‘indiscriminately’: HRW

Syrian armed opposition groups, among them jihadists but also Western-backed rebels, have indiscriminately targeted civilians in violation of the laws of war, Human Rights Watch said on Monday. In a

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Gunmen kill 13 bus passengers in Afghanistan

Gunmen killed 13 passengers travelling on a bus in Afghanistan on Tuesday, underlining the country’s fragile security situation as President Ashraf Ghani holds talks with the United States in Washington.


Vaccination must be scaled up in Ebola-affected countries

A growing risk of outbreaks of measles, pertussis, and other vaccine-preventable diseases in countries affected by Ebola must be countered by urgent scaling up of routine immunization activities, according to

Asia and Oceania

Indian police arrest 1,000 over exam cheating incident

Upwards of 1,000 people linked to the school exam cheating incident last week were rounded up and jailed in India’s eastern state of Bihar, the director general of police, Gupteshwar