A parade in the US state of Virginia has been ended by an horrendous car crash. Over 50 people were injured in an incident where a car ploughed into the crowd whose members had been hiking through the area. More than a dozen people were seriously injured in the crash, which took place during the Trail Days festival in the town of Damascus in northern Virginia. Ambulances ferried the ...
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Two spies have been hanged in Iran following a Revolutionary Court judgement. Press TV has reported the spies, who worked for the US Central Intelligence Agency and the Israeli spy agency, the Mossad, were hanged at dawn on Sunday. Sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court, the men have been named as Mohammad Heidari, a Mossad agent and Kourosh Ahmadi, who was convicted of working for ...
BP and Halliburton are being sued by the state of Texas over one of the worst oil spills in US history. Texas has become the latest complainant in allegations that both companies engaged in "misconduct" for their role in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Four other states that have sued BP and other companies in connection to the spill. Alabama and Louisiana filed complaints in 2010 ...
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Brazil international midfielder Paulinho has denied speculation that he is on the verge of a move to Europe. The 24-year-old Corinthians star is reportedly on the radar of Inter Milan, Shakhtar Donetsk and Chelsea, among other European clubs, reports Xinhua. Speaking after Corinthians' 3-2 aggregate victory over Santos in the final of the Campeonato Paulista Sunday, Paulinho said he would ...
Former World Cup winner and Real Madrid star Roberto Carlos has agreed to coach Turkish Super League's Sivasspor club. Sivasspor officials announced that they had offered the coaching job to the Brazilian after former coach Riza Calimbay called it quits, reports Xinhua. Carlos, 40, reportedly accepted the offer after consulting with friends from his time with Fenerbahce. Carlos is currently ...
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will hold comprehensive talks on key bilateral, regional and international issues here today. Issues including boundary and trade are expected to come up for discussions during the high level interactions. Earlier, both the leaders held talks on crucial bilateral issues here last evening. External Affairs Minister ...
England captain Alastair Cook has praised his bowlers Stuart Broad and James Anderson, saying that the duo's combined strikeforce is a major help to his assault on world domination. Former England skipper Nasser Hussain introduced Anderson to Test cricket while English icon Michael Vaughan put him and Broad together to open the bowling attack five years ago in New Zealand, the Mirror ...
The European Union (EU) has appealed to Russia not to introduce a law banning so-called "gay propaganda" . Russia's lower house of parliament, the State Duma, intends to pass a law by the end of the current session (mid-July) banning dissemination of information among minors promoting homosexuality. Amendments will be made May 26-27, after which a working group will compile the draft law along ...
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29 April 2013 150 The Security Council today welcomed the joint declaration of non-violence signed last week in Conakry between the main Guinean stakeholders in which they committed themselves to resolve all differences exclusively through peaceful means.
In a statement issued to the press, the 15-member Council also welcomed the declaration by President Alpha Cond233; whereby he expressed his readiness to ensure the transparency and the credibility of the electoral process, and committed himself to accepting the results of the upcoming legislative elections.
In March, protests in the West African nation related to the polls led to several deaths and hundreds of injuries. At that time, both Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the UN human rights office appealed for calm amid the violence and urged political actors in Guinea to pursue dialogue to create conditions for peaceful elections.
The Council, which was briefed last Thursday on the situation in Guinea by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman, expressed its concern over the "volatile situation" in the country.
"The members of the Security Council deplored the violent incidents that occurred during the demonstrations in Conakry on 25 April 2013, which resulted in the death of one person and injured a number of others. ...
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