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What is Terrorism and Who are the Terrorists?


  A common definition for terrorism applies to violent acts which are intended to instill fear (terror), perpetuated for religious, political or ideological goals and deliberately target or disregard the safety of non-combatants (civilians) or group for whom the act is perpetrated against. After Benghazi, the right-wing and those from Fox News criticized President Obama [...]

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I would seek re-election in 2014: Assad


Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says he would seek reelection if the Syrian people want him to contest the 2014 presidential polls. “This question will be decided at the given moment. If I feel there is any need for my candidacy, and that will be decided after consulting the people, I will not hesitate to stand,” [...]

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152 sex abuse allegations – for 81 “good BBC employees”

Over 150 allegations of sexual abuse are made against 81 BBC employees.

      More than 150 allegations of sexual abuse have been made against 81 BBC employees in the wake of former presenter Jimmy Savile scandal. Data released under Freedom of Information request revealed that almost half of the people, whose names have come up since October, are either current employees or contributors to the [...]

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The Richest 20% of Americans get most tax savings


The richest 20 percent of US households will receive more than half of the benefits in the overall savings in tax breaks this year, a report shows. More than half of the USD 900 billion tax benefits projected for 2013 will be allocated to households with income in the top 20 percent of the population, [...]

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Spain economy shrinks for the seventh consecutive quarter


  Spain’s economy has contracted for the seventh consecutive quarter as the eurozone’s fourth largest economy fell deeper into recession. Spain’s National Statistics Institute said on Thursday that the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) shrank by 0.5 percent in the first three months of 2013. The fall has been mainly blamed on a decrease in [...]

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UK faces EU court for discriminating migrant social benefits


    The European Commission is taking Britain to court for allegedly discriminating against migrants who claim social security in the country. The commission argued that Britain imposes an extra residency test on European Union (EU) nationals that does not apply to British citizens, saying the UK is breaching EU law. The EU commission also [...]

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US demands (…) immediate Hezbollah Syria withdrawal


The United States has demanded the ‘immediate’ withdrawal of the forces of Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah from Syria. The spokesperson for the US Department of State, Jen Psaki, said on Wednesday, “This is an unacceptable and extremely dangerous escalation. We demand that Hezbollah withdraw its fighters from Syria immediately.” On May 25, Hezbollah Secretary-General Seyyed [...]

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Syria opposition tries to stop peace efforts:Russia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

      Russia says the foreign-backed Syrian opposition coalition is seeking to thwart peace efforts and provoke military intervention in Syria ‘through any means.’ “We are under the impression that the National Coalition and its regional sponsors are doing everything so as not to allow the start of the political process and achieve military [...]

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London Mayor criticises govt. for tightening visa controls


  Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has criticised the UK government’s savage measures of tightening the visa situation, which has decreased the number of foreign students in the country. Johnson’s intervention comes as the number of foreign students fell by 22 percent last year. The London Mayor said in a speech to the Global Universities [...]

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Bombings kill six in Iraqi capital


  Six people have been killed and several others wounded in recent bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. On Thursday, a car bomb blast hit the northeastern part of Baghdad, leaving four people dead and a dozen others wounded. Iraqi Interior Ministry sources said another car bomb attack at a thoroughfare in Baghdad’s southern [...]

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