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3rd Feb 2014

El Salvador: Leftist Ceren takes lead in presidential vote

El Salvador’s leftist ruling party candidate, Salvador Sanchez Ceren, is leading the country’s presidential election, according to early results. But with outright victory not assured, he is set to face a runoff.  Early results late Sunday pointed towards a victory … Continued

29th Jan 2014

US: 17-year-old suspect shot by police in Honolulu high school

LOS ANGELES, (Xinhua): A 17-year-old boy suspected of being an outstanding runaway was shot by police on the campus of Roosevelt High School in Honolulu Tuesday morning after allegedly stabbing a Honolulu police officer. Honolulu Police Department officials told local … Continued

29th Jan 2014

US: President Obama focuses on economic inequality during State of the Union address

US President Barack Obama has pledged more action on economic inequality in his annual State of the Union address. Obama called for cooperation and bipartisanship in order to achieve goals at home and abroad. President Barack Obama called for a … Continued

27th Jan 2014

Iranian officials dismiss Kerry’s nuclear remarks

TEHRAN, (Xinhua): Iranian officials have downplayed the recent remarks by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Iran’s nuclear program and threatened to target U.S. interests if the Islamic republic is attacked. The remarks by Kerry are a violation of … Continued

26th Jan 2014

US: Three people dead, 5 injured in shopping mall shooting in state of Maryland

[ Photo: People are evacuated from Columbia Town Center Mall after three people were killed in a shooting in the mall in Columbia of Maryland, United States, on Jan.25 (Xinhua/Zhang Jun)]   WASHINGTON, (Xinhua): Three people died and five were … Continued

Canada: Thirty feared dead as rescuers search for survivors in Canada retirement home fire
24th Jan 2014

Canada: Thirty feared dead as rescuers search for survivors in Canada retirement home fire

(Photo: Ryan Remiorz / THE CANADIAN)   Canadian firefighters are searching for 30 missing elderly after a fire burned down a Quebec retirement home. Police have already confirmed five fatalities, with the prime minister saying a high death toll is … Continued

22nd Jan 2014

EU freezes part of transatlantic trade negotiations with US

  The EU has put one area of its negotiations with the US for a transatlantic free trade deal on hold. Brussels has expressed concern over provisions that would allow corporations to sue governments in private court. The European Union … Continued

18th Jan 2014

US: Two students get shot at Philadelphia high school

WASHINGTON, (Xinhua): Two students were shot at a high school Friday in Philadelphia, the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, local media reported. The shooting happened at around 3:20 p.m. local time at the Delaware Valley Charter School. The injured boy and … Continued

18th Jan 2014

US: Obama NSA reform proposals receive mixed reaction in Berlin

Senior political leaders in Berlin have welcomed US President Barack Obama’s NSA speech as an important first step. But many have expressed scepticism that Washington will follow through with broad surveillance reform. President Obama’s proposals to reform US surveillance operations … Continued

15th Jan 2014

US: Two injured in New Mexico school shooting, student suspect arrested

HOUSTON,  (Xinhua): A 12-year-old boy opened fire on two classmates at a middle school in the U.S. state of New Mexico Tuesday, leaving both injured before he dropped the shotgun and was taken into custody, local media reported. Shots rang … Continued

10th Jan 2014

Chilean football club sparks Israeli outrage with pro-Palestinian uniform

A Chilean football club has sparked debate over its new jerseys, in which the number “1” is replaced by an outline of pre-1948 Palestine, angering Israel which demanded the uniform’s removal, local media reported. Club Deportivo Palestino, a first division … Continued

8th Jan 2014

US: Former US defense chief criticizes Obama leadership in Afghan war

    In his new memoir, former US Defense Secretary Robert Gates has delivered a scathing critique of President Obama’s leadership during the Afghanistan war. According to Gates, Obama “doesn’t believe in his own strategy.” A figure who enjoys bipartisan … Continued

4th Jan 2014

Mexico: Mexico prison raid leaves nine dead

    A raid on a Mexican prison has left nine people dead. Authorities have not yet determined the motive behind the attack, which comes amid increased violence in the country’s penitentiary system.  Six unidentified gunmen staged a raid on … Continued

3rd Jan 2014

US: NSA seeking to develop ‘quantum computer’

  The NSA is seeking to build a quantum computer capable of breaking most encryption codes, the Washington Post has reported. Encryption is used to protect sensitive information including banking and emails.  The Washington Post cited documents leaked by former … Continued

2nd Jan 2014

Peru: River flooding leaves 16,000 homeless

LIMA, (Xinhua): Some 16,000 residents of Peru’s southern Andean Cusco region were driven from their homes Wednesday after the Quillabamba River burst its banks following torrential downpours, a local official said. In statements to Peruvian news network Radio Programas del … Continued

26th Dec 2013

Mexico: Bus crash kills 8, injures 23

MEXICO CITY, (Xinhua): At least eight passengers were killed, including a pregnant woman and a toddler, and another 23 were injured in northern Mexico Wednesday, when the bus they were traveling in overturned. The accident occurred at 8:50 a.m. local … Continued

26th Dec 2013

Haiti: 17 Haitians die as boat capsizes in Caribbean

  SANTO DOMINGO, (Xinhua): At least 17 Haitians believed to be undocumented immigrants died Wednesday after their boat capsized off the coast of Turks and Caicos Islands, north of Haiti. “We have recovered the bodies of 17 people,” the islands … Continued

26th Dec 2013

Brazil: 18 killed, 48,000 evacuated due to rains in SE Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, (Xinhua): The death toll from heavy rain-caused disasters in Brazil’s southeastern state of Espiritu Santo rose to 18 after authorities confirmed the death of the latest victim, the Regional Civil Defense office said Wednesday. The number of … Continued

23rd Dec 2013

Brazil: At least 14 people killed in Brazilian bus plunge

RIO DE JANEIRO, (Xinhua): At least 14 passengers were killed early Sunday morning when a bus fell into a ravine in Sao Lourenco da Serra municipality, the Federal Highway Police said. The bus with 54 passengers on board was en … Continued

19th Dec 2013

US: Obama panel recommends NSA overhaul

    A panel set up by US President Barack Obama to examine the vast surveillance programs of the National Security Agency (NSA) has recommended an overhaul. It includes new criteria for surveillance of foreign leaders.  A report on controversial … 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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