Archive | December, 2015

Fire engulfs Dubai high-rise hotel


A massive fire sweeps through a skyscraper in centre of Dubai near where a big New Year fireworks display is due to start.

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Death for Bangladesh blogger killers


Two people are sentenced to death in Bangladesh for the killing of atheist blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider in 2013.

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Terror alert for New Year celebrations


Security services are on high alert across Europe, and in Turkey, amid fears of terror attacks at New Year celebrations.

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Terror alert halts Brussels fireworks


New Year fireworks and festivities are cancelled in the Belgian capital, Brussels, because of a terror alert, officials say.

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Iran tests US patience with rocket fire


Iran’s navy conducted rocket tests near US warships and other commercial vessels in the Strait of Hormuz, the American military says.

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El Nino ‘could be as bad as 1998′


Nasa warns that the effects of the current El Nino weather phenomenon could be as bad as that of 1998, the strongest on record.

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N Korea top official dies in car crash


A top aide to North Korea leader Kim Jong-un, responsible for ties with South Korea, has died in a car crash, state media says.

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Europe migrant total tops one million


The United Nations refugee agency says more than one million refugees and migrants reached Europe by sea in 2015.

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Paris-linked IS chiefs ‘died in strikes’


IS commanders linked to last month’s Paris attacks were among 10 militants killed in recent US-led coalition air strikes, the US military says.

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Belgium holds two over ‘New Year plot’


Belgian police have arrested two people suspected of planning attacks in Brussels on New Year’s Eve, prosecutors say.

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