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Chhattisgarh has notorious record of tribal killings: Minister


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) As controversy rages over security forces killing people in an anti-Maoist operation in Chhattisgarh some days back, Union Tribal Affairs Minister V. Kishore Chandra Deo ... Read more...

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UN: Syrian children detained, tortured and used as human shields


June 13th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- Pro-government forces in Syria have detained, tortured and used young children as human shields during the ongoing conflict, which is now being called a civil war by ... Read more...

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Sri Lankans protest against UN findings on civil war


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, May 2 (ANI): Thousands of Sri Lankans hit the streets to protest against a United Nations report calling for both the government and Tamil Tiger rebels to be investigated over possible ... Read more...

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Gaddafi forces hide behind women, children in Misrata battle


April 27th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Apr 27 (ANI): Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's forces are using women and children as human shields to protect themselves from attacks in Misrata.Rebels told how Gaddafi's troops have been using the new ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan govt. shelling killed thousands in last phase of civil war: UN


April 26th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Apr 26 (ANI): A United Nations (UN) report has revealed that widespread shelling by the Sri Lankan government had killed most of the tens of thousands of civilians across the country ... Read more...

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Gaddafi loyalists using civilians as human shields to safeguard weapons from airstrikes: NATO


April 6th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Apr 6 (ANI): NATO has accused Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's regime of using civilians as human shields to safeguard their heavy weapons from being targeted by international air strikes in Libya.CBS ... Read more...

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Gaddafi still has many loyalists chanting “God, Moammar, Libya: Enough!”


March 25th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Mar 25 (ANI): Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi might have been facing strong opposition from the international arena and within his own country, but latest reports have suggested that he is ... Read more...

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India gravely concerned over air strikes on Libya: Krishna


March 21st, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 21 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M.Krishna on Monday said the Indian Government is gravely concerned about the ongoing violence in Libya, and has expressed regret about the air strikes ... Read more...

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Somali pirates using aggressive new tactics like torture


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): The commander of the European Union naval force has said that Somali pirates have started using aggressive new tactics, including torture on their captives.Captured sailors now face being ... Read more...

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Egyptians form vigilante groups to protect properties from looters


January 30th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Jan 30 (ANI): A huge number of Egyptians have reportedly joined local vigilante groups to protect their neighbourhoods from robbers amid claims that rich elites are fleeing to Dubai.Gangs of looters ... Read more...

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Two daring naval raids may change tactics to fight Somali pirates


January 24th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): Two daring raids by naval commandoes of South Korea and Malaysia against Somali pirates show that some the navies operating in the area are taking a harder ... Read more...

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China calls for emergency talks over North Korea


November 28th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by ANI
London/Beijing/Seoul, Nov.28 (ANI): China has called for emergency international talks over North Korea, even as Pyongyang is reportedly preparing its missile batteries to counter a joint military exercise by the United States ... Read more...

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UK ministry blames three military units to Afghan civilian casualties


October 27th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 27 (ANI): The conduct of three British military units in Afghanistan has come under serious question after the Ministry of Defence released unprecedented details of incidents in which troops attacked ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka cautions against ’sympathy for terrorism’


June 18th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 18 (DPA) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Friday marked the first anniversary of the end of a thee-decade civil war by warning countries not to show sympathy for terrorism and ... Read more...

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Innocents arrested for Dantewada attack: Maoist leader


May 25th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 25 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh Police has arrested "six innocent advisasis" for the April 6 Dantewada attack in which 76 security personnel were killed, a Maoist leader said, claiming that none ... Read more...

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Bhutto’s security was Musharraf govt’s responsibility: Malik


April 25th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.25 (ANI): Speaking for the first since he was indicted in the US enquiry commission's report over the former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination, Interior Minister Rehman Malik, who was ... Read more...

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Taliban using civilians as human shields in Marjah


February 17th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Marjah (Afghanistan), Feb.17 (ANI): Taliban fighters are increasingly using civilians as human shields in the assault on the southern town of Marjah, according to an Afghan official.The claim came as military ... Read more...

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Lanka still holding 11,000 Tamil prisoners


December 5th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 4 (ANI): Despite claiming that it has freed all Tamil civilians this week, Sri Lanka is still holding over 11,000 Tamil prisoners, including children without charge in closely guarded "rehabilitation ... Read more...

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Beckham to be shielded 24/7 at World Cup draw in Cape Town


November 29th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 29 (ANI): David Beckham will be guarded 24/7 by South African police with "shoot to kill" orders during his Cape Town trip this week for the 2010 World Cup ... Read more...

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US asks Sri Lanka to probe war crime charges


October 23rd, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) The US has asked the Sri Lankan government to thoroughly investigate charges of war crimes in the final months of its long war with Tamil Tiger ... Read more...

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Maoists on back foot, planning human shields? (Lead)


September 19th, 2009 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Sujeet Kumar Dantewada (Chhattisgarh), Sep 19 (IANS) In the face of a sustained assault by security forces, Maoist leaders have begun fleeing their landmine-protected hideouts in the Chhattisgarh jungles and could use ... Read more...

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Maoists planning human shields to thwart troopers in Chhattisgarh


September 19th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Sujeet Kumar Dantewada (Chhattisgarh), Sep 19 (IANS) Worried after the massive assault launched by security forces and warned of more in the coming days, top Maoist leaders have started fleeing their ... Read more...

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Scores of civilians killed in Yemen airstrike


September 17th, 2009 - 7:28 am ICT by IANS
Sanaa, Sep 17 (DPA) Scores of civilians, mostly women and children displaced by hostilities in northwestern Yemen, were killed in an airstrike Wednesday in Amran province, tribal sources said. The sources said a ... Read more...

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Peres: U.N. report on Gaza war is “a mockery of history”


September 16th, 2009 - 8:21 pm ICT by BNO News
JERUSALEM (BNO NEWS) -- Israeli President Shimon Peres called the report by the United Nations' Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, headed by South African jurist Richard Goldstone, "a mockery of ... Read more...

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Israel readies to respond against UN’s probe on Operation Cast Lead


July 27th, 2009 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, July 27 (ANI): As the findings of the UN Human Rights Council mission investigating the alleged Israeli war crimes during Operation Cast Lead are about to be released, Israel has set ... Read more...

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Amnesty accuses Israel of killing hundreds of unarmed Palestinians


July 2nd, 2009 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Gaza, July 2 (ANI): A detailed report released by Amnesty International has accused Israel of being responsible for killing about 300 children and hundreds of unarmed Palestinian civilians in the recent three-week ... Read more...

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Operation Lalgarh: 22 villages freed from Maoists


June 23rd, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi June 23 (ANI): The "Operation Lalgarh" entered sixth day as the security forces reclaimed 22 of the 42 villages controlled by the Maoist guerillas. The police took control of the National ... Read more...

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Respect human rights, NHRC tells forces in Lalgarh


June 22nd, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Taking a strong note of media reports that people were being forced to search for Maoist planted landmines in West Bengal's Lalgarh, the National Human Rights ... Read more...

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Maoists hold out against forces on day 2 of Lalgarh operation (Roundup)


June 19th, 2009 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lalgarh (West Bengal), June 19 (IANS) Maoist rebels put up stiff resistance to the advancing security forces in Lalgarh, carrying out surprise attacks and engaging them in heavy gunbattles on the ... Read more...

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Operation Lalgarh: Forces face tough resistance


June 19th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Lalgarh (West Bengal) June 19(ANI): The West Bengal Police supported by Central Paramilitary forces launched "operation Lalgarh" to clear the areas in and around Lalgarh from Maoist captivity in West Midnapore district. ... Read more...

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Government ready for talks with Lalgarh tribals, says Buddhadeb


June 18th, 2009 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhatacharjee Thursday said the state government was ready to hold talks with tribals on their grievances, and appealed to the Lalgarh villagers not ... Read more...

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Left can fully tackle Maoists: Tripura chief minister


June 18th, 2009 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 18 (IANS) Maoist violence and the ensuing tension in West Bengal should be dealt with administratively, ideologically and politically, said Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, who is also a senior ... Read more...

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Maoists using women, children as human shields: West Bengal


June 17th, 2009 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) The West Bengal government Wednesday warned Maoist rebels not to use innocent villagers, especially women and children, of trouble-torn Lalgarh as human shields to ward off any ... Read more...

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Pentagon concedes ‘problems’ in Afghan airstrike


June 9th, 2009 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 9 (DPA) The Pentagon investigation into a US airstrike in Afghanistan last month that killed scores of civilians has concluded there were "problems" with how the attack was carried ... Read more...

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Amnesty urges UN to push for full access to Sri Lanka


June 5th, 2009 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 5 (DPA) Human rights pressure group Amnesty International has urged the UN Security Council to demand that Sri Lanka gives full access to humanitarian organisations, as more than 300,000 ... Read more...

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