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Ukraine’s special police accused of shooting protesters

Former Ukraine President, Viktor Yanukovych, was involved in hiring and planning police sniper attacks on anti-government protesters, said Ukrainian authorities on Apr. 3, 2014. In February, 76 demonstrators were shot and killed on the streets of Kiev. Until recently, it was unclear who was responsible for the attacks, reports BBC.  The allegations come after Ukraine’s […]

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Bad weather hampers search for Malaysia Flight 370

Bad weather and stormy seas are suspending aerial searches for debris from missing Malaysia Flight 370. This update comes after a Thai satellite saw roughly 300 objects floating in the southern Indian Ocean off western Australia. The images were detected Mar. 24, and given to Malaysian authorities Mar. 26. The Star Online says the objects […]

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Syrian refugee sets herself on fire trying to get aid

Mariam Khaowleh doused herself in gasoline and set herself on fire outside of Tripoli’s United Nations Refugee Agency Centre (UNHCR) after not receiving the aid she said she needed, reports CNN. Khaowleh, her husband and her four children fled their home in Homs, Syria two years ago. The family has been living in Lebanon as refugees […]

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Courts force Turkey to lift Twitter ban

On Apr. 3, Turkey lifted the the country-wide ban on Twitter after its highest courts ruled the block as a violation of freedoms, says CBC. Turkey blocked access to the website in response to user’s posts that suggested government corruption. The government also blocked YouTube after an audio recording of a high-level security meeting was […]

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Lebanon’s home to one million Syrian refugees

As of Apr. 3, 2014, more than one million refugees have fled Syria’s three-year-long civil war to neighbouring Lebanon, announced the United Nations Refugee Agency. But, it is unlikely to stop there –2,500 new refugees arrive every day, which is more than one person a minute, reports CBC. The UN says one-quarter of Lebanon’s 4.5 […]

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Yulia Tymoshenko to run for Ukrainian President

Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko announced her intention to run for President of Ukraine in the upcoming May elections. At the press conference, Tymoshenko asked for the support of her party “Fatherland” and said that Arseniy Yatsenyuk would remain the Prime Minister. In February, following months of anti-government protests that caused President Yanukovych to flee, Tymoshenko was […]

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Government of the Philippines chief negotiator Miriam Coronel Ferer and MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal sign the peace agreement between both parties at the GPH-MILF Formal Exploratory Talk in Kuala Lumpur

Philippine president to oversee signing of historic peace deal

Philippine President Beningo Aquino III will watch over the signing of a peace agreement with rebel group Moro Islamic Liberation Front on Mar. 27, reports Al Jazeera. The Moro Islamic Liberation Front is the country’s largest Muslim rebel group. The peace deal will recreate the Bangsamoro region as autonomous. Reports state President Aquino III understands […]

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President and Pope strive for common ground

After years of strained relations between the Obama administration and Catholic Church, U.S. President Barak Obama met with Pope Francis for the first time on Mar. 27, 2014. This meeting will help two of the world’s most powerful leaders find common ground. The goal of the meeting is to focus on areas Obama and the […]

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