LONDON — British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday promised to lead a “different government” at his first ever all-Conservative cabinet meeting following his triumph in the general election last week.

David Cameron
David Cameron

Pledging to deliver his party’s pre-election manifesto in full, Cameron told his new cabinet: “This will be a different government. It is not a coalition government so we have proper accountability, no trading away of things that are in here (the manifesto).” (Britain-New Cabinet)
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GENEVA — The United States has long been blaming other countries for violating human rights, but as stated by 122 UN member states and some 100 related domestic and international organizations during this week’s review on its human rights records, the United States continues to bear witness to a number of issues which infringe on international benchmarks of equality, justice, and protection.
These include the use of capital punishment, racial, religious and sexual profiling and discrimination, excessive use of force by law enforcement agencies, torture allegations, and hate crimes, amongst others. (UN-US-Human Rights)
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KATHMANDU — A total of 37 people have been confirmed dead on Tuesday’s powerful quake that jolted Nepal, the Home Ministry said in its latest update.
In a press release this evening, the Home Ministry said 37 people have been confirmed dead in different districts, including Dolakha district, where 19 deaths were reported. Another 1,129 people have sustained injuries, who are undergoing treatment in different hospitals, it added. (Nepal-Quake Toll)
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DAMASCUS — At least four people were killed and 28 others wounded on Tuesday by a twin blast in Syria’s central city of Homs, the state news agency SANA reported.
Two booby-trapped motorcycles went off in Wadi Adhab area and Arman districts, both largely inhabited minority Alawites, an offshoot of Shiite Islam, to whom the ruling elite in Syria belongs. (Syria-Bombing)
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ADEN, Yemen — Saudi-led coalition forces intensified air bombings against several military bases and destroyed arms depots in Yemen’s capital Sanaa on Tuesday, hours before a planned five-day humanitarian truce comes into force.
The Shiite Houthi group, backed by army units, and tribal militiamen linked to Yemen’s President Abdu-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who have been battling over the control of several Yemeni cities for the past six weeks, have all pledged to respect the truce in order to allow badly needed humanitarian aid to reach besieged civilians inside the conflict-battered country. (Yemen-Fighting) Enditem


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