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In a first, ISIS beheads two women in Syria

Beirut, June 30 (ANI): The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has reportedly beheaded two women in Syria in the first ins…

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  • ISIS executed 74 children in one year: … ANI - Mon 29 Jun, 2015

    London, June 29 (ANI): Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants "executed" more than 3,000 people, including 74 children in Syria, over the last one year, said a report by a group monitoring the Syrian conflict.

  • Big increase in number of refugees crossing … IANS - 2 hours 27 minutes ago

    Geneva, July 1 (IANS/AKI) The number of people who crossed the Mediterranean increased by a record 83 percent in the first six months of the year and most are refugees fleeing conflict and persecution, the UN said on Wednesday. "Most of the people arriving by sea in Europe are refugees, seeking protection from war and persecution," said Antonio Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees. "Europe has a clear responsibility to help... countries must shoulder their fair share in responding to the refugee crisis, at home and abroad." Of the 137,000 people who crossed the Mediterranean to Europe between January and June, one-third were from Syria, while Afghanistan and Eritrea were the second and third most common country of origin, the UNHCR said.

  • ISIS kills 50 soldiers in 'worst' … ANI - 3 hours ago

    Washington DC, July 1 (ANI): Egyptian security officials on Wednesday said the "worst" militant attack in the country's restive Sinai Peninsula has killed at least 50 soldiers. According to the Washington Post, Egypt's Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) affiliate has claimed responsibility for the attacks. The assailants also took soldiers captive and seized several armoured vehicles.

  • Militants kill 30 soldiers in Egypt's … ANI - 10 hours ago

    Washington, D.C., July 1 (ANI): At least 30 soldiers have been killed in a fresh spate of simultaneous attacks by suspected Islamist militants on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive Sinai Peninsula, security officials said. The assailants also took soldiers captive and seized several armoured vehicles, reported The Washington Times. This act of violence comes just two days after one of Egypt's top prosecutors, Hisham Barakat, was assassinated in Cairo and a day after President Abdel-Fattah al Sissi pledged to step up two-year crackdown on the militants.

  • Geneva beer the world's most ex … IANS - Tue 30 Jun, 2015

    Geneva, June 30 (IANS) With an average price of $6.32 for a 330 ml bottle, Switzerland's second largest city of Geneva has the most costly beer on the planet, a media report said on Tuesday. According to a study conducted by travel website GoEuro, Hong Kong ranked second with $6.16 per 330 ml bottle, Tel Aviv came third with $5.79, Oslo followed at $5.31 and New York with $5.20, The Local news portal reported. The survey of 75 cities calculates the average price of a 330 ml bottle of beer in supermarkets and at bars to determine an overall average price.

  • ICC congratulates Australia, New Zealand … IANS - Tue 30 Jun, 2015

    Dubai, June 30 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) congratulated Cricket Australia (CA) and New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on their landmark decision to play a day-night Test in Adelaide from November 27 to December 1. Day-night first class cricket has been trialled in a number of countries. Australia and New Zealand are taking the step now, quite a bold step, in staging a match, the first of its kind.

  • India's Chaudhary, Kulkarni to officiate … IANS - Tue 30 Jun, 2015

    Dubai, June 30 (IANS) Indian umpires Anil Chaudhary and Vineet Kulkarni from the international panel of ICC Umpires have been selected to officiate at the World Twenty20 Qualifier to be held in Ireland and Scotland from July 9 to 26.

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