Archive | November, 2014

Swiss reject immigration curbs


Swiss voters decisively reject a referendum proposal to cut net immigration to no more than 0.2% of the population.

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Kabul police boss quits amid attacks


The police chief of the Afghan capital Kabul resigns following a spate of attacks on foreigners in the city over the past two weeks.

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Swiss vote on immigration quotas


Voters in Switzerland are voting in a referendum to limit net immigration to just 0.2% of the overall population.

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Ferguson police officer Wilson quits


US police officer Darren Wilson – who fatally shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, triggering nationwide riots – has resigned, his lawyer says.

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IS steps up key Syrian town assault


Fighting intensifies in the besieged Syrian border town of Kobane, as Islamic State launches at least four suicide attacks against Kurdish defenders.

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Egypt court drops Mubarak murder case


A court in Egypt drops the case against ex-President Hosni Mubarak of conspiring to kill protesters during the uprising that toppled him.

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Susie and Matt Kerwin: An indomitable daughter, a retired trooper and the

Susie and Matt Kerwin: An indomitable daughter, a retired trooper and the
She turns on the news — for Susie, it's got be Channel 5 — and before long, she's out the door to catch her bus to a McDonald's restaurant, at Shop City. She's worked there for about 23 years. She takes care of the dining room, cleaning tables and …
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Memory Makers pairs Holocaust survivors with artists and filmmakers
Bettine Le Beau's incandescent smile radiates with happiness as she sits at her dining table with illustrator and collage artist Martin O'Neill and film maker Andrew Griffin. Underneath her youthful exuberance lies an astonishing story of escape. The …
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First Test should go ahead, but how best to pay tribute to Phillip Hughes?
As the Times noted, "If we're trying to change the culture in rugby when it comes to concussion, sometimes players are going to have to be taken out of games even though they don't want to be. We have to send out the message that player health is the …
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Nigeria leader condemns mosque raid


Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan vows “to leave no stone unturned” in tracking down the perpetrators of a mosque attack that left dozens dead.

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Pope call to combat fanaticism


Pope Francis calls for all faiths to enter a dialogue to counter fanaticism and fundamentalism, at the start of a key visit to Turkey.

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‘Dozens die’ in Nigeria mosque attack


Dozens are killed and many more hurt in a bomb and gun attack during Friday prayers at one of the biggest mosques in Nigeria’s city of Kano.

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