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Syria Conflict: Coalition Strike 'Kills Government Forces'
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Air Strike, government departments, US led, Syria )

Ray
- 234 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A suspected US-led coalition air strike has killed four Syrian military personnel, according to a monitoring group.
NHS V Ministers: A Case of Deja Vu?
Offbeat  (tags: Health Care, NHS, Conflict, British Government, UK )

Ray
- 259 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The timing is uncanny. Some 67 days after the 2010 election the then health secretary, Andrew Lansley, unveiled a set of plans that came to define the approach of David Cameron's first government to health.
On This Day 1944:Paris Is Liberated as Germans Surrender
Offbeat  (tags: On This Day, WW2, Nazi Germany, military, War, Conflict )

Ray
- 339 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
After four years under German occupation, Paris is now free.
As Violence Worsens in Yemen, War Crimes Alleged on Both Sides of Conflict
Offbeat  (tags: activists, abuse, child, children, crime, culture, death, ethics, freedoms, government, humans, murder, politics, rights, sadness, women, world, violence, war, violence, world, middle-east, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', asia, children, conflict, corr )

ELIZABETH
- 343 days ago - takepart.com
Violence in Yemen has taken a turn for the worse, with human rights advocates voicing concern that war crimes are allegedly under way on both sides of the conflict, leaving scores of women and children among the civilians trapped in the crossfire.
Schools in Uganda Are Getting Bulldozed So Foreign Developers Can Build Stores
Offbeat  (tags: destruction, humans, protection, world, children, corruption, education, humans, news, sadness, world, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', conflict, ethics, HumanRights, humanrights, humans, interesting, corruption, world, society, prevention, protection, risks, society, stu )

ELIZABETH
- 343 days ago - takepart.com
With dozens of campuses destroyed, the government has launched an investigation into shady-seeming land grabs by real estate investors.
Lake Nipissing Fish Crisis Prompts Protest Rally
Offbeat  (tags: animals, conservation, destruction, endangered, environment, habitat, habitatdestruction, green, oceans, water, wildlife, world, protection, nature, humans, abuse, corruption, crime, environment, dishonesty, law, sadness, conservation, endangered, environ )

ELIZABETH
- 352 days ago - baytoday.ca
Dead fish from gill netting being tossed back into the lake or dumped on land. Poaching and gill nets threatened the lake.
Nobel Prize Committee: Award Sir Nicholas Winton the Nobel Peace Prize
Offbeat  (tags: humans, protection, activists, children, culture, death, education, ethics, family, freedoms, humans, interesting, media, movies, rights, safety, society, travel, world, conflict, death, ethics, freedoms, interesting, Refugees&Relief, terrorism, world, ch )

Wendy
- 392 days ago - change.org
In 1939 a British man, Sir Nicholas Winton, saved 669 mainly Jewish children from Czechoslovakia, which was under occupation by Nazi Germany. While risking his own life he organized train transports--Read more on the petition page -
President Obama to Boost Army Trainers in Iraq
Offbeat  (tags: Obama, Military, IS, Conflict, USA )

Ray
- 414 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The US is to send up to 450 military trainers to Iraq to help "train and advise" local forces fighting Islamic State, the White House says.
The Mules Targeted By Armed Forces
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Donkeys, Abused, War, Conflict, Armed forces )

Ray
- 453 days ago - bbc.co.uk
When people talk about "mules" engaged in smuggling they usually mean people, but in a remote corner of Turkey it is the four-legged variety that carries illicit goods across the border from Iraq. Now it seems these animals are paying the price.
Vietnam PM: US 'Committed Barbarous Crimes' During War
Offbeat  (tags: War, Conflict, Crimes, USA, Vietnam )

Ray
- 454 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Vietnam's prime minister has spoken of "countless barbarous crimes" committed by the US during the Vietnam War.
Apes Are People Too? NY Judge Grants Human Rights to Chimpanzees
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Animals, Conflict, Court, Human rights, Science, USA )

Ray
- 463 days ago - rt.com
Chimpanzee and human DNA differ by only about 1 percent âEUR" but should chimps be given human rights? A US judge said "yes" on Monday, ruling that apes held at a New York university are covered by the same laws that let humans challenge their detention.
Syria: Catastrophe as Islamic State Seizes Yarmouk Palestinian Camp
Offbeat  (tags: world, Syria, ISIS, conflict, middle east )

Cal
- 473 days ago - greenleft.org.au
Fears over the safety of the 18,000 civilians trapped in Yarmouk, south of the Syrian capital of Damascus, have grown following reports that the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has taken control of large areas of the Palestinian refugee camp.
125,000 Sign Petition to Halt Eviction of BritainâEUR(TM)s Oldest POW Veteran
Offbeat  (tags: Army, Conflict, Europe, Germany, Libya, Military, UK, WWII, War )

Ray
- 481 days ago - rt.com
Tens of thousands have signed a petition to stop a 96-year-old veteran, who is BritainâEUR(TM)s oldest prisoner of war, from being ousted from his home due to care costs
$1 Million of Secret CIA Cash Intended for Afghanistan Ended Up With Al-Qaeda - Report
Offbeat  (tags: Afghanistan, Al-Qaeda, CIA, Conflict, Pakistan, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 499 days ago - rt.com
Around $1 million of CIA money given to Afghanistan via a secret fund was reportedly used in 2010 to pay the ransom for an Afghan diplomat held by Al-Qaeda.
 

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