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Fire at China nursing home kills 38

Posted by Johnson Tamlyn on May 26, 2015 at 4:35 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in the region

IOL News

Beijing - Thirty-eight people were killed in a fire at a home for senior citizens in China's central Henan province, state media said, the latest disaster in a country with a poor record on work safety.

 

The fire broke out late on Monday at the “privately-owned Kangleyuan rest home in Lush...

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Deadly tornado hits Mexico as storms batter Texas

Posted by Johnson Tamlyn on May 26, 2015 at 4:30 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in the region

Channel 4 News

At least 13 people died and dozens more were injured after a freak tornado ripped through the northern Mexican city of Ciudad Acuna on Monday morning, flipping over cars and tearing down homes, the government said.

 

Among the dead were three children as the whirlwind damaged an estimated 75...

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Malaysia refuses entry to Hong Kong pro-democracy student activist

Posted by Johnson Tamlyn on May 26, 2015 at 4:25 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in the region

Reuters

Malaysian immigration authorities on Tuesday denied entry to Hong Kong student activist Joshua Wong, who had been invited to the Southeast Asian nation to participate in academic talks on democracy in China and last year's protests in Hong Kong.

 

Wong was one of the main leaders of t...

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Iran begins trial of detained Washington Post reporter

Posted by Johnson Tamlyn on May 26, 2015 at 4:20 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Tehran

Mail On Line

e closed trial of an American-Iranian reporter for the Washington Post detained in Iran for more than 10 months began Tuesday in a court used to hear security cases, the official IRNA news agency reported.

It said the trial of Jason Rezaian began in a Revolutionary Court, and that he has b...

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Tunisian soldier shot dead after killing seven colleagues

Posted by Johnson Tamlyn on May 26, 2015 at 4:15 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in the region

The Globe and Mail

A Tunisian soldier opened fire on fellow troops at a military barracks in the capital Monday, killing seven people before he was himself killed, a spokesman for Tunisia’s Defence Ministry said.

 

Belhassen Oueslati said 10 others were injured i...

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Iraq launches operation to retake western Anbar province from Isil: latest

Posted by Johnson Tamlyn on May 26, 2015 at 4:15 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in the region

The Telegraph

Iraq has announced the launch of an operation to retake western Anbar province from Islamic State.

Iraqi state TV on Tuesday announced the start of the operation, in which troops will be backed by Shia and Sunni paramilitary forces, but did not provi...

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Agreement Ends Nigerian Fuel Impasse

Posted by Johnson Tamlyn on May 26, 2015 at 4:10 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Lagos

Voice of America

A major fuel strike which left domestic airlines grounded, gas stations dry, and banks closing early has been resolved.

 

Fuel wholesalers had stopped distributing petroleum, claiming the government owed them $1 billion. Government officials said the wholesalers had been fully paid.

 

Peter Akpa...

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Malaysia trafficking: Could police have intervened? - BBC

Posted by Daphna Baram on May 25, 2015 at 5:35 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Kuala Lumpor and in Bangkok. 

BBC - Police in Malaysia say they have found 139 graves, and 28 camps, in remote areas near the border with Thailand which they believe were used to hold trafficked migrants. The police say some of the graves contain more than one body. Earlier this month the discovery of mass graves in secret migrant camps in Thailand prompted the authorities ther...

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Syrian regime launches air strikes against Isil in Palmyra - Telegraph

Posted by Daphna Baram on May 25, 2015 at 5:35 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Beirut. 

Telegraph - Syria's air force carried out at least 15 strikes in and around the central city of Palmyra early on Monday, targeting buildings captured by Islamic State, a group monitoring the war said. Fighters from the militant group overran the ancient city, the site of some of ...

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Bronislaw Komorowski, Poland's President, Concedes Defeat to Right-Wing Challenger Andrzej Duda - NYT

Posted by Daphna Baram on May 25, 2015 at 5:30 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Warsaw. 

New York Times - Andrzej Duda, the photogenic, 43-year-old candidate of Poland’s leading right-wing party, stunned the nation’s political establishment on Sunday by wresting the presidency from the incumbent, Bronislaw Komorowski, who is allied with the party that has governed during eig...

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