NATO ends its 13-year Afghan war, but insurgency boils
Full Article The Times of India
28 Dec 2014

KABUL: NATO formally ended its war in Afghanistan on Sunday, holding a low-key ceremony in Kabul after 13 years of conflict that have left the country in the grip of worsening insurgent violence. The event was arranged in secret due to the threat of Taliban strikes in the Afghan capital, which has been hit by repeated suicide bombings and gun...

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File - U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Tom Maahs, from Maple Shade, N.J., who is with the Task Force Paladin explosive ordnance disposal unit, inspects the site of an IED through his rifle scope on a street near the wood market in Gardez, Afghanistan, Feb. 18, 2012.
photo: US Army / Spc. Ken Scar

updated 03 Jul 2014; published 02 Jun 2013
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updated 04 Sep 2014; published 22 Aug 2014
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updated 21 Jun 2014; published 28 Feb 2012
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updated 31 Jul 2014; published 11 Mar 2013
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updated 28 Dec 2014; published 28 Dec 2014
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updated 03 Sep 2014; published 10 Apr 2013
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Air Asia: Airbus flight with 162 aboard loses contact
Full Article The Australian
28 Dec 2014

7.01pm: The search was continuing tonight for the AirAsia plane carrying 162 people, which has gone missing in bad weather over the Java Sea en route from Indonesia to Singapore in the third crisis for a Malaysian carrier this year. AFP reported air traffic controllers lost contact with the Airbus A320-200 around an hour after it left Juanda...

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Air Asia @ LCCT, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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updated 28 Dec 2014; published 28 Dec 2014
AIR ASIA 8501 MISSING -- Plane Flying from Surabaya, Indonesia to Singapore ( 28/12/2014 )
updated 28 Dec 2014; published 28 Dec 2014
Dec 28, 2014 | AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Missing: Flightradar24 & Weather Reports
updated 28 Dec 2014; published 28 Dec 2014
AirAsia Flight QZ8501 from Indonesia to Singapore Goes Missing!
updated 28 Dec 2014; published 28 Dec 2014
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updated 28 Dec 2014; published 28 Dec 2014
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updated 28 Dec 2014; published 28 Dec 2014
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More rain forecast for flood-hit SE Asia
Full Article Al Jazeera
28 Dec 2014

People in South East Asia have been warned to prepare for more flooding, after days of heavy rain across the region that has killed dozens of people and displaced tens of thousands in Thailand, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. Weather forecasters on Sunday warned that much of Malaysia will see more storms in the next three days; Thailand and Sri Lankan...

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A man rows a floating with his dog on a flooded road in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011.
photo: AP / Apichart Weerawong

updated 28 Dec 2014; published 28 Dec 2014
Flood-hit Southeast Asia awaits more rain
updated 24 Dec 2014; published 24 Dec 2014
Floods Leave Residents Stranded in Malaysia
updated 21 Dec 2014; published 21 Dec 2014
Floods in Thailand's Sungai Kokok border as weather bureau warns of more rains until Wednesday
updated 27 Dec 2014; published 27 Dec 2014
Malaysia Floods: Worst Flooding In Decades, 160000 Flee Their Homes(VIDEO)!!!
updated 21 May 2011; published 21 May 2011
Death toll rises in Malaysia landslide
updated 14 Nov 2014; published 14 Nov 2014
The Plane That Never Crashed - MH17 HOAX REVEALED!! (Warning Graphic)
Snow leaves thousands of motorists stranded in French Alps
Full Article South China Morning Post
28 Dec 2014

Heavy snowfall in the French Alps left some 15,000 drivers stranded overnight, forcing many to sleep in their cars and prompting officials to open emergency shelters. The snow and ice hit as a rush of holidaymakers were heading to and leaving from ski resorts in the Savoie region in...

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cable railway in mountains, Alps, snow, ski area, winter
photo: WN / Hana Kotulanova

updated 28 Dec 2014; published 28 Dec 2014
Thousands of cars stranded by snow in French Alps
updated 28 Dec 2014; published 28 Dec 2014
Thousands stranded after heavy snow in French Alps
updated 27 Dec 2014; published 27 Dec 2014
One Dead And Thousands Stranded In French Alps
updated 28 Dec 2014; published 28 Dec 2014
Snowfall in French Alps leaves 15000 drivers stranded
updated 28 Dec 2014; published 28 Dec 2014
Snow, Ice, Traffic Block Routes to French Ski Slopes, Thousands Stranded
updated 28 Dec 2014; published 28 Dec 2014
Traffic chaos continues in French Alps, snow chains made compulsory
Fires spread to five oil tanks at key Libya terminal
Full Article Khaleej Times
27 Dec 2014

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya said in a statement that it 'strongly condemns' attacks on Libya’s oil installations. More storage tanks were ablaze on Saturday at one of Libya’s main oil terminals after a rocket attack by militiamen, officials said as the UN denounced attacks on oil installations. The rocket was fired on Thursday...

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Black smoke billows over the skyline as a fire at the oil depot for the airport rages out of control after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, in Tripoli, Libya Monday, July 28, 2014
photo: AP / Mohammed Ben Khalifa

updated 25 Feb 2011; published 25 Feb 2011
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updated 25 Feb 2011; published 25 Feb 2011
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updated 09 Mar 2011; published 09 Mar 2011
updated 26 Dec 2014; published 26 Dec 2014
Raw: Libyan Oil Tank on Fire Amid Clashes
updated 28 Dec 2014; published 28 Dec 2014
Libya's Largest Oil Port Ablaze After Rebels Launch Rocket Strikes from Speedboats!
updated 26 Dec 2014; published 26 Dec 2014
Fire at Storage Tank at Libya's Es Sider Port Has Spread to More Oil Tanks

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The Miami Herald
It was sad enough to find out that apparently North Korea could blackmail us into keeping a movie it doesn’t like out of theaters [at least initially]. (Though to be sure, I am...
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The peaceful territory of Haiti, which has the rate in the Caribbean, is occupied by more than 19,627 armed personnel. Specifically, at the last count on October 31, 2014, there...
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Penn Live
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Crying onlookers took part in beachside memorials and religious services across Asia on Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean...

In this photo released by an official website of the Iranian supreme leader's office, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, waves to the crowd at the conclusion of his speech in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013.
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Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Photograph: European Pressphoto Agency Iran’s supreme leader has stepped into the debate over police violence and race in America, likening police shootings of black people in Ferguson and elsewhere to...
photo: AP / Office of the Supreme Leader
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead visit Sailors and Marines at the ISAF Joint Command in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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KABUL - The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan formally ended its combat mission on Sunday, more than 13 years after an international alliance ousted the Taliban government for sheltering the planners of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on American cities....
photo: US Navy / Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jason Carter
File - A man walks past a burnt out building following an attacked by Boko Haram in Bama, Nigeria, Thursday, Feb, 20. 2013. The latest attack by suspected Islamic extremists in Nigeria's northeast has left 115 people dead.
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YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Some 1,000 suspected Boko Haram fighters from Nigeria attacked five towns in northern Cameroon over the weekend and briefly occupied a military camp on Sunday before being removed by the air force, an army spokesman said. The...
photo: AP / Jossy Ola
Palestinian children protest against the Egyptian leadership's decision to close the border tunnels with Gaza Strip along the Egypt-Rafah border, in the southern Gaza Strip on September 15, 2012. The tunnels, brings a wide variety of goods, including food, fuel and building materials, into the coastal territory which has been under an Israeli blockade Since Hamas seized control of the coastal strip in 2007.Photo by Ahmed Deeb / WN
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The children were to have toured Arab towns in Israel and areas that had been under threat of Gaza rockets. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip prevented a group of Palestinian children who lost parents in the...
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Croatian President Ivo Josipovic, left, and Croatian Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor congratulate each other after signing the Signature of the Accession Treaty of Croatia on the sidelines of EU summit in Brussels on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011.
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ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Exit polls from Croatia's presidential elections show the liberal incumbent and a conservative challenger neck-and-neck, facing a showdown in a runoff in two weeks. Polls released by Croatia's state television after voting...
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, listens to remarks by newly-sworn in New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton during a ceremony at police headquarters,
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New York City police officers were wrong to turn their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio yesterday as he spoke at the funeral for a slain officer, Police Commissioner William Bratton and former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said. “I certainly don’t support that...
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UN officers, one using binoculars, look towards Syria as they stand along the border between Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights, and Syria, as security is tightened ahead of Land Day,Friday, March 30, 2012.
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The Islamic State militant group has killed 1,878 people in Syria during the past six months, the majority of them civilians, a British-based Syrian monitoring organization said on Sunday.lRelated US & World NewsAmerican hostage among 13 killed...
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