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World Humanitarian Day 2013 (British Prime Minister’s Office)

(Source: British Prime Minister’s Office) A time to remember and honour humanitarian aid workers who have lost their lives while trying to help people in need around the world. World Humanitarian Day is an annual event designated by the UN General Assembly to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, which killed ...

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Several Utah wildfires continue to burn, evacuations remain in some places

Several wildfires continued to burn across Utah on Sunday, continuing to prompt mandatory evacuations. After torching a historic lodge and some homes, forcing evacuations and cutting power to Dugway, the Patch Springs Fire — at 31,000 acres, the state’s largest active wildfire — continued to burn on both sides of the Stansbury Mountains on Sunday. Some evacuation orders remained in ...

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34 dead, dozens missing in sunken Philippine ferry

Divers plucked two more bodies from a sunken passenger ferry on Sunday and scrambled to plug an oil leak in the wreckage after a collision with a cargo ship. The accident near the central Philippine port of Cebu that has left 34 dead and more than 80 others missing. Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III said 751 passengers and crewmen of ...

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34 dead, dozens missing in sunken Philippine ferry

Divers plucked two more bodies from a sunken passenger ferry on Sunday and scrambled to plug an oil leak in the wreckage after a collision with a cargo ship. The accident near the central Philippine port of Cebu that has left 34 dead and more than 80 others missing. Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III said 751 passengers and crewmen of ...

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Egypt on edge after storming of protester mosque

TONY G. GABRIEL Associated Press= CAIRO (AP) — Egypt remained on edge Sunday after security forces stormed a Cairo mosque a day earlier and the ousted president’s Muslim Brotherhood remained poised to hold further street protests despite a possible outlawing of the group. At one point, troops exchanged gunfire with men shooting from a minaret of the al-Fath mosque on ...

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Egypt on edge after storming of protester mosque

TONY G. GABRIEL Associated Press= CAIRO (AP) — Egypt remained on edge Sunday after security forces stormed a Cairo mosque a day earlier and the ousted president’s Muslim Brotherhood remained poised to hold further street protests despite a possible outlawing of the group. At one point, troops exchanged gunfire with men shooting from a minaret of the al-Fath mosque on ...

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Egypt regime mulls ban on Muslim Brotherhood

The Egyptian Prime Minister has proposed dissolving the Muslim Brotherhood of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. Some 250 followers of the Islamist group now face possible charges of murder and terrorism. Egyptian forces were questioning some 250 supporters of the former president on Saturday as the government promised to deal firmly with “powers of terrorism and…

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Egypt regime mulls ban on Muslim Brotherhood

The Egyptian Prime Minister has proposed dissolving the Muslim Brotherhood of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. Some 250 followers of the Islamist group now face possible charges of murder and terrorism. Egyptian forces were questioning some 250 supporters of the former president on Saturday as the government promised to deal firmly with “powers of terrorism and…

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Crimes at sea: the dark side of cruise ships

In her deep research into sex crimes on cruise ships – and also the very particular and distinct culture on board these floating mega-liners – Dr Jill Poulston, a tourism academic, saw a…

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German tourist killed in water-bus accident in Venice

A German tourist has been killed on the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. A collision between a gondola and a larger water bus was the cause. A 50-year-old German tourist was killed in Venice on Saturday when the gondola he was in with his family collided with a water bus or “vaporetto.” The water bus, one of many that carry ...

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