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  • Guard assault claim fabricated, says Shebesh

    January 30, 2014 6:39 AM 21

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 29 – Nairobi Woman Representative Rachel Shebesh has dismissed as political, allegations by a security guard that she assaulted him. Speaking after recording a statement at the Kilimani Police Station on Wednesday, Shebesh claimed that the allegations were a fabrication meant to coerce her into dropping a case against Nairobi Governor

  • Unesco

    January 30, 2014 2:14 AM 23

    ISLAMABAD - Though, more children than ever are going to school, but it is now a certainty that the ‘education for all’ goals will not be met by the 2015 deadline, in large part because the disadvantaged have been left behind. The goal of universal primary education is likely to be missed by a wide margin, as 57 million children were still out of school

  • Protesters stand firm in Ukraine, expand their demands

    January 29, 2014 8:45 PM 21

    KIEV, Ukraine — Anti-government demonstrators who have paralyzed the capital for weeks said Wednesday that despite key concessional already made by President Viktor Yanukovych, they want more – a complete change in their system. "We need to change the parliament, and then reelect the president," said Lilia Kirikova, a designer from Kiev who has been at the protests

  • Russia will "wait" on Ukraine loan until new government decided

    January 29, 2014 4:00 PM 32

    President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said Russia would wait until a new government is formed in Ukraine before it considers releasing a crucial US$15 billion bailout package for Kiev in full. MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said Russia would wait until a new government is formed in Ukraine before it considers releasing a crucial US$15 billion

  • A policy 101 for the 2014 State of the Union

    January 29, 2014 1:34 PM 91

    Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Evan Soltas. To subscribe by e-mail, click here. Send comments, criticism, or ideas to Wonkbook at Washpost dot com. To read more by the Wonkblog team, click here. Wonkbook's Number of the Day: 6,786. That's how many words were in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address last night

  • 20 000 people in Syria's Yarmuk camp face starvation

    January 29, 2014 10:02 AM 18

    Besieged since June, nearly 20,000 people in Damascus' Yarmuk Palestinian camp are so desperate for food that many eat stray animals to survive, and some women have resorted to prostitution. "I was looking at a cat on the street, and thinking of slaughtering it," said Yarmuk resident Ali, who was a university student when Syria's revolt erupted in 2011. "Many

  • 20,000 people in Syria's Yarmuk camp face starvation

    January 29, 2014 5:27 AM 13

    BEIRUT: Besieged since June, nearly 20,000 people in Damascus' Yarmuk Palestinian camp are so desperate for food that many eat stray animals to survive, and some women have resorted to prostitution. “I was looking at a cat on the street, and thinking of slaughtering it,” said Yarmuk resident Ali, who was a university student when Syria's revolt erupted

  • Official: Costa Concordia Captain Twice Refused to Reboard Ship [From ABC News]

    January 28, 2014 4:09 PM 28

    (ROME) -- The captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that crashed off the coast of Italy two years ago twice refused to go back on the vessel while it was at risk of sinking. That’s what an official who coordinated the rescue of the passengers testified in court Monday during the trial of Capt. Francesco Schettino, who stands accused of manslaughter

  • War, ICC to top African leaders’ summit

    January 28, 2014 6:31 AM 10

    War in Central African Republic (CAR) and South Sudan are key priorities, Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom said, ahead of the two-day African Union meeting that opens Thursday. The controversial role on the continent of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is also expected to be addressed. “The fact that these humanitarian tragedies are unfolding

  • China seeks tougher rules on religion after Xinjiang violence

    January 27, 2014 8:15 AM 19

    BEIJING: A senior Chinese official called for stricter management of religious activities, state media said on Monday, following explosions in China's western region of Xinjiang which authorities say were masterminded by a religious extremist. Police shot dead six people and six more died when explosives they were carrying detonated in Xinhe county