19 Aug 2014

India cancels talks with Pakistan over Kashmir row

India has cancelled talks with Pakistan after accusing it of interfering in India’s internal affairs. via BBC News – India cancels talks with Pakistan over Kashmir row.

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19 Aug 2014

U.S. bars all American airlines from flying over Syria

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has barred all American airlines from flying over Syria, saying the ongoing conflict poses a “serious potential threat.” via U.S. bars all American airlines from flying over Syria | Reuters.

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19 Aug 2014

Pakistan protesters to march on Islamabad secure red zone

Security has been tightened in the secure zone of Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, after protest leader Imran Khan called on marchers to enter it. via BBC News – Pakistan protesters to march on Islamabad secure red zone.

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19 Aug 2014

Attacks on aid workers worldwide hit worst levels on record

The number of attacks on aid workers soared last year to the highest level on record, with Afghanistan the most dangerous country to be a humanitarian, a report on Tuesday said. via Attacks on aid workers worldwide hit worst levels on record | Reuters.

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19 Aug 2014

Saudi court sentences one to death, 13 to jail, for attacks

A Saudi Arabian court on Monday sentenced one man to death and 13 others to prison terms of up to 30 years for their part in a series of militant attacks against government and foreign targets last decade, state media reported. via Saudi court sentences one to death, 13 to

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19 Aug 2014

Unidentified planes ‘bomb’ Tripoli

Unidentified war planes may have carried out overnight air strikes on the Libyan capital Tripoli, according to local media. Residents reported seeing jets fly over the city and hearing explosions. via BBC News – Libya crisis: Unidentified planes ‘bomb’ Tripoli.

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19 Aug 2014

Kenya’s anti-terror unit guilty of abuses, says HRW

Kenya’s Western-funded anti-terrorism unit has carried out a series of killings and “enforced disappearances” during its fight against militant Islamists, a rights group says. via BBC News – Kenya’s anti-terror unit guilty of abuses, says HRW.

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19 Aug 2014

Liberia confirms Ebola West Point patients missing

Seventeen suspected Ebola patients are “missing” in Liberia after a health centre in the capital was attacked, the government says. The government had previously denied they were missing, saying all patients had been moved to another facility. via BBC News – Ebola crisis: Liberia confirms West Point patients missing.

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19 Aug 2014

Pope lifts beatification ban on Salvadoran Oscar Romero

Pope Francis has lifted a ban on the beatification of murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero. For years, the Roman Catholic Church blocked the process because of concerns that he had Marxist ideas. via BBC News – Pope lifts beatification ban on Salvadoran Oscar Romero.

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19 Aug 2014

Sri Lanka president adamant on barring U.N. war crimes investigators

Sri Lanka will deny visas to United Nations’ investigators probing accusations of war crimes as it strengthens a domestic panel looking into allegations related to its 26-year war, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said on Tuesday. via Sri Lanka president adamant on barring U.N. war crimes investigators | Reuters.

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