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China criticises United States position on the South Sea

August 8, 2012
China criticises United States position on the South Sea

China expresses its strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition to the press release issued last Friday (3rd) by the U.S. State Department over the South China Sea, said the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qin Gang, on Saturday (4th). The United States confirmed they would monitor the area to “to avoid an abusive...
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Cameroon athletes ‘missing’ from London 2012 Olympics amid asylum fears

August 8, 2012
Cameroon athletes ‘missing’ from London 2012 Olympics amid asylum fears

(The Telegraph)  Several Cameroon Olympic athletes have disappeared amid fears they have fled the London 2012 Games to claim asylum, team officials have admitted. The seven athletes, including the entire boxing team and half its swimming team, were reported missing earlier this week in a major embarrassment for the African nation. Authorities admitted on...
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Pakistan police suspended after parading naked couple (BBC)

August 5, 2012
Pakistan police suspended after parading naked couple (BBC)

Several Pakistani police officers have been suspended after they were accused of parading a couple naked in public. According to witnesses, police in the Sindh town of Gambat forced the man and woman to walk to the police station naked as punishment for trying to have sex outside marriage. Mobile phone footage shows a...
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Suicide blast, drone kill more than 42 in Yemen

August 5, 2012
Suicide blast, drone kill more than 42 in Yemen

(Reported by Dawn.com) ADEN: A suicide bombing in a south Yemen town recently recaptured by the army from al Qaeda forces killed 42 people and wounded 37, hospital and local government sources said on Sunday. The bomber struck on Saturday in Jaar, one of a string of towns in Abyan province that were retaken...
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Fresh fighting in Syria

August 4, 2012
Fresh fighting in Syria

Syrian crisis: Fresh fighting hits Damascus and Aleppo Fresh fighting has been reported around Syria’s capital, Damascus, and in the northern city of Aleppo, where rebels are trying to secure their positions. Most areas of Aleppo where rebels are entrenched have been bombarded by government forces and clashes have been reported in several districts....
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US is reluctant in giving away control of internet to United Nations agency

August 3, 2012
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The US has confirmed it would resist efforts to put the internet under the control of the United Nations. At present several non-profit US bodies oversee the net’s technical specifications and domain name system. They operate at arms-length from the US government but officially under the remit of its Department of Commerce. There has...
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Facebook has more than 83 million ‘fake’ users

August 2, 2012
Facebook has more than 83 million ‘fake’ users

Facebook has revealed that it believes there are now more than 83 million fake users on the social network. Facebook finally admitted that it has 8.7% of its 955 million active users who might not be real. Fake profiles made up 4.8% of the fakes, user-misclassified accounts amounted to 2.4%, and 1.5% of users were...
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Burma: Government Forces Targeting Rohingya Muslims -HRW

August 1, 2012
Burma: Government Forces Targeting Rohingya Muslims -HRW

Government forces are continuing to persecute Muslims in Burma’s Rakhine state after failing to protect them during deadly clashes in June, Human Rights Watch has said in a report. (Bangkok) – Burmese security forces committed killings, rape, and mass arrests against Rohingya Muslims after failing to protect both them and Arakan Buddhists during deadly...
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21st Century US: Church refused to marry couple because they were African Americans

August 1, 2012
21st Century US: Church refused to marry couple because they were African Americans

  A Bapti st church in Mississippi, United States, officially denied the marriage of a couple because they were African Americans.  This most recent event denotes the persistent racism in the northern nation. Charles and Andrea Wilson thought about getting married at the First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs (south), but the main priest...
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US imposes new sanctions on Iran

August 1, 2012
US imposes new sanctions on Iran

US President Barack Obama has ordered new economic sanctions against Iran’s energy sector and some financial firms. The sanctions come amid ongoing concern over Iran’s nuclear programme, which Tehran denies is to develop weapons. Tehran has been attempting to diversify the way it gets paid for oil sales, including by using gold and barter,...
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