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Violent protest in Turkish town where 245 miners died

SOMA, Turkey — Anger and grief boiled over into a violent protest Wednesday in the western Turkish town of Soma, where officials said at least 245 miners died in a coal mine explosion and fire. Nearly 450 other miners were rescued, the mining company said, but the fate of an unknown number of others remained unclear in one of the ...

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Coal Mine explosion in Turkey; 363 safe, 238 dead, rescue efforts ongoing

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared three days of national mourning in Turkey after a huge explosion ripped through a coal mine in Soma yesterday. A few hours ago President Erdogan confirmed in a press conference that 363 miners have been found alive and 238 dead bodies have been…

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Italy’s Berlusconi says was forced from office by EU ‘plot’

ROME (Reuters) – Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi repeated accusations on Wednesday that he was forced out of office at the height of the euro zone crisis in 2011 as the result of a “plot” by European Union officials. Berlusconi’s comments followed the publication in Italy of extracts from a new book by former U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner ...

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Obama announces sanctions over CAR conflict

Tweet Washington, May 14 (IANS) US President Barack Obama imposed sanctions on five individuals for their roles in the escalating conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR), media reported Wednesday. Obama signed an executive order Tuesday,…

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Russia rebuffs US on extending life of space station

Tweet Moscow, May 14 (IANS/EFE) Russia has no intention of prolonging the use of the International Space Station after 2020, as the US is proposing, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Rogozin said here Tuesday. Russia wants to redirect the money and “intellectual resources”…

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National alert system would help save lives

National alert system would help save lives In recent weeks, we have experienced the destruction of entire communities in some of our Southern states. Part of Florida was subjected to unusually heavy rain and floods, and many people were forced to flee from their homes. Poisonous gas resulting from a train derailment forced an entire community to evacuate. Sinkholes and ...

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Somalia: ‘African Solution’ or Subjugation?

Wednesday, 14 May 2014, 3:48 pm Article: Somalia: ‘African Solution’ or Subjugation? by Abukar Arman May 13, 2014 One of the most potent intoxicants in Africa today is the canned phrase “African solutions for African problems.” While ‘ASAP’ is an acronym that connotes a timely and efficient result, most if not all, operations that are veiled with the romantic motto, ...

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South Sudan Church Expands Aid Amidst Conflict, Begins Healing and Reconciliation

Episcopal Relief & Development is strengthening the crisis response of the Episcopal Church in South Sudan & Sudan (ECSSS) by providing financial and technical assistance to its humanitarian arm, SUDRA (the Sudanese Development and Relief Agency). Since February, SUDRA has provided food for 70,000 displaced people in the most critical areas where ECSSS is present. New York, NY (PRWEB) May ...

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AT&T in Talks to Buy DirecTV for About $50 Billion, Joins Consolidation Race

AT&T Inc. (T), joining the ranks of U.S. TV, Internet and wireless providers racing to consolidate, is in advanced talks to acquire DirecTV for about $50 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. Under the plan being discussed, management of DirecTV, the largest U.S. satellite-TV provider, will continue to run the company as a unit of AT&T, said the ...

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UN Syria envoy Lakhdar Brahimi resigns: Ban

Tweet United Nations, May 14 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday announced resignation of Lakhdar Brahimi as the joint United Nations-Arab League Special Representative on the Syria crisis, terming it a “tragedy for the Syrian people” and a “failure” for the United Nations. Making the announcement personally at a press briefing at…

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