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Photo of breastfeeding mom in public ignites online storm in China

Beijing (CNN)A photo of a woman nursing her baby in a crowded Beijing subway train has unleashed a furious -- and some say much needed -- debate over breastfeeding in public in China. A passenger posted the original photo on Weibo, Chinas equivalent to Twitter, with the caption: Let me remind you -- this is a Beijing subway not a bus running in your village. The snapshot went viral after bei...


Israeli military shoots, kills suspected Palestinian stabber

JERUSALEM: The Israeli military says it has shot and killed a Palestinian who was trying to stab an Israeli pedestrian at a busy West Bank junction. Another Israeli who was nearby was lightly wounded in the shooting. The attack is the latest in a wave of violence that erupted in mid-September over tensions at a Jerusalem holy site. Since then, 19 Israelis have been killed in Palestinian...


Faulty part caused AirAsia crash
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Faulty part caused AirAsia crash

Faulty component major factor in AirAsia crash in Java Sea, in which 162 people died - Indonesian investigators. Details to follow...... ...


Turkey challenges Russia over IS oil trade claim

Turkey has challenged Russia to prove its claim that Ankara shot down a Russian plane in order to protect its oil trade with Islamic State (IS). If you allege something you should prove it, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. He was responding to the accusation by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who also said last weeks downing of the plane was a huge mistake. The Turkish gover...


Russian MP, husband killed in blast while ‘having sex’ inside car
Source: Hindustan Times

Russian MP, husband killed in blast while ‘having sex’ inside car

A glamorous Russian lawmaker and her husband died in an explosion after one of the partners allegedly set off a grenade inside a parked car in which they were reportedly having sex, reports said. The remains of Oksana Bobrovskaya, who was in Vladimir Putins United Russia Party and the regional legislative deputy of Novosibirsk city, and her husband Nikita Bobrovskaya, an ex-military special ser...


Paris attacks: Obama pays respects at Bataclan theatre
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Paris attacks: Obama pays respects at Bataclan theatre

US President Barack Obama has visited the scene of the Bataclan theatre attack in Paris, after arriving in the city for the UN climate change summit. Accompanied by French President Francois Hollande and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, he laid a single white rose at the venue where 90 people were killed. Security was stepped up for the visit, with helicopters flying overhead and roads in the area ...


COP21: Poor countries fear being 'left behind' in rush for deal
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COP21: Poor countries fear being 'left behind' in rush for deal

A critical UN conference aimed at agreeing a new global approach to climate change is set to open in Paris. The meeting, known as COP21, will see negotiators from 195 countries attempt to finalise a new treaty over the next two weeks. Political leaders from 147 countries will address the conference throughout Monday. But the poorest countries say they fear being left behind in the push to...


Turkey to hand over Russian pilot's body after Syria downing

Turkey says it has received the body of a Russian pilot killed after his plane was shot down on the Syrian border. The body of Lt Col Oleg Peshkov will be given back to Russia, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said. Turkish forces shot down the plane saying it had violated Turkish airspace, which Russia denies. The incident has led to heated rhetoric between the two countries, with Russia a...


Anonymous hackers target Iceland sites in whaling protest
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Anonymous hackers target Iceland sites in whaling protest

REYKJAVIK: Activist hackers from the Anonymous collective have claimed responsibility for bringing down five government websites in Iceland in a protest against whale-hunting by the North Atlantic nation. The sites, which included the prime ministers official website and that of the environment and interior ministries, went offline on Friday and remained down until about midday on Saturday. ...


Putin orders sanctions against Turkey after downing of jet

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called for sanctions against Turkey, following the downing this week by Turkey of a Russian warplane. The decree published on the Kremlins website Saturday came hours after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had voiced regret over the incident, saying his country was truly saddened by the event and wished it hadnt occurred. It includes a ban o...


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