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Sibling bullying ups depression risk’

Sibling bullying ups depression risk’

A collaborative study has shown that experiencing regular bullying by a sibling as a child almost doubles the risk of depression when one is older. The research, which was carried out by Oxford, Bristol, and Warwick universities, asked around 7,000 children aged 12 if they had experienced a sibling saying hurtful things, hitting, ignoring them [&hellip

‘Scots will vote yes to independence’

‘Scots will vote yes to independence’

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond remains optimistic about next week’s referendum, saying Scots will make history by voting ‘Yes’ to break more than 300 years of union with England. “Scotland will vote ‘Yes’ next Thursday because last-minute…promises from the ‘No’ campaign will not fool anyone,” said Salmond during a speech in Edinburgh on Thursday. “As [&hellip

US  commemorates 9/11 attacks

US commemorates 9/11 attacks

Until a few months ago, the part of New York City where crowds will gather on Thursday morning to mark the 13th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the United States had been mostly fenced off to the public. This year, for perhaps the first time since the attacks, a sense of normalcy and [&hellip

Oscar Pistorius cleared of Reeva murder

Oscar Pistorius cleared of Reeva murder

​Oscar Pistorius wept in court as he was cleared of the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp – but will have to wait until tomorrow to find out whether he is guilty of manslaughter. Judge Thokozile Masipa told the court there was “no doubt” when Pistorius fired his gun “he acted unlawfully”, and will rule [&hellip

Israel admits Hamas emerging stronger

Israel admits Hamas emerging stronger

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman says Hamas is getting stronger and enjoying majority support among the Palestinian public with repeated bouts of Tel Aviv’s military conflict. “Every confrontation strengthens Hamas politically,” Lieberman said in an address to a conference by the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism at the Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center on Tuesday. “In recent polls [&hellip

Syrian FM calls for fighting terrorism

Syrian FM calls for fighting terrorism

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem says fighting terrorism should be an international priority. In a meeting with visiting UN envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura in Damascus on Wednesday, Moallem said that the international community needs to prioritize battling terror and use all of its resources in accordance with a recent UN resolution. On August [&hellip

Catalans to hold independence rally

Catalans to hold independence rally

Catalans in Spain are planning to stage a major rally in Barcelona on the National Day of Catalonia demanding independence for the country’s northeastern region. Inspired by Scotland’s upcoming independence referendum, nationalist in Catalonia have vowed to pour out on the streets on Thursday for a huge protest march to demand their own referendum to [&hellip

Syria’s Ahrar al-Sham names new chief

Syria’s Ahrar al-Sham names new chief

Syria’s foreign-backed militant group Ahrar al-Sham has announced the name of its new chief following a bombing attack that killed its leader in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib. The militant group posted a propaganda video online early on Wednesday to announce that Hashem al-Sheikh, known as Abu Jaber, would replace the group’s dead leader, [&hellip

Obama says US will bomb ISIL in Syria

Obama says US will bomb ISIL in Syria

President Barack Obama says the United States is prepared to expand its bombing campaign against ISIL terrorists and launch airstrikes in Syria. “I will not hesitate to take action against ISIL in Syria, as well as Iraq,” Obama said during a speech delivered from the White House on Wednesday. “America will lead a broad coalition [&hellip

EU fails to decide on Russia sanctions

EU fails to decide on Russia sanctions

The European Union has once again failed to reach a unanimous decision on whether to implement new sanctions against Russia over the situation in Ukraine, diplomatic sources say. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the sources said on Wednesday while Germany called for the sanctions to go ahead, several other EU member states were reluctant, because [&hellip