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‘A sad day’: Tributes for journalists killed in Kabul 0

‘A sad day’: Tributes for journalists killed in Kabul

Tributes are pouring in for at least nine Afghan reporters killed in an explosion while covering an earlier suicide bombing in Kabul. The first blast was caused on Monday morning by a motorcycle-riding attacker who detonated explosives during rush hour in the Shash Darak area of the Afghan capital. About half an hour later, as journalists waited by a security…

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Houthi political chief Saleh al-Sammad killed in Saudi air raids

The political leader of Yemen’s Houthi rebels has been killed in Saudi-led air strikes on Hudaida province, the group has said. The Houthi-run Al-Masirah TV network reported on Monday that Saleh al-Sammad, the president of the Supreme Political Council that runs Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, and other rebel-held areas, was killed on Thursday. The group said it had elected Mahdi al-Mashat…

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Eastern Ghouta bombardment: 674 Syria civilians killed in 13 days

As many as 674 civilians have been killed in nearly two weeks by the continuous air attacks on the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta, a Syrian volunteer group has said. The Syrian Civil Defense, also known as The White Helmets, said on Friday that more than 670 people have been killed since the Syrian government, aided…

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Senator: Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war has killed 20,000

An opposition senator in the Philippines said the death toll in the government’s war on drugs has now surpassed 20,000 since President Rodrigo Duterte came to office in 2016.   In a speech before the Philippine Senate on Wednesday, Antonio Trillanes said the Duterte administration’s own report shows 3,967 “drug personalities” have been killed after allegedly…

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Israel requires fee for jeep that killed Palestinian

Ramallah, occupied West Bank – Abdulla has never met his older brother and namesake, but the one-year-old doesn’t fail to point at the many pictures of his sibling that adorn the family’s living room and often blow it a kiss. “I didn’t want to name him Abdulla,” the boy’s mother, Zeinat Ghneimat, said. “For weeks, I…

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Kashmir families mourn civilians killed by India’s army

Shopian, Indian-administered Kashmir – Ganawpora is in mourning. The small village in the southern part of Kashmir’s Shopian district has lost five young men, including a rebel, in less than a week. One of them, 19-year-old Javaid Ahmad Bhat, was a big cricket fan. On the morning of January 27, he spent was playing cricket…

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Devastating scenes as 95 people killed in Kabul

Kabul reacted in despair and fear on Sunday, a day after a suicide bomb killed and wounded more than 250 people in the worst attack seen in the Afghan capital in months. There was a mix of helpless anger at the seemingly endless wave of attacks after an ambulance packed with explosives blew up in…

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India: Missing Dalit teen gang-raped, killed in Haryana

A 15-year-old Dalit girl who went missing last week in the Indian state of Haryana has been found dead near a canal in Jind district, nearly 100km west of the capital New Delhi. Doctors say she was gang-raped and her body was mutilated, bringing the memory of the 2012 brutal gang rape of a medical…

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Syria’s Ghouta: ‘Simply about 100 eighty killed’ in two weeks

The number of people killed in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta has reached 179 after a little over two weeks of government and Russian bombardment, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). Government forces backed by Russian warplanes began a campaign to take the rebel-held district on December 29, relying mainly…