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Malaysian Airline blown out of the sky

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 18 July 2014  -  1,103 View  -  0 Comments
Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 295 people aboard Thursday, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into the conflict. The rebels denied downing the aircraft.A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane carrying 295... Read Article

Obama tells Netanyahu of concern gaza fighting could escalate

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 15 July 2014  -  1,829 View  -  0 Comments
US President Barack Obama on Thursday told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a phone call he was concerned fierce fighting with Hamas in Gaza could escalate, and said all sides should protect civilians. “The president expressed concern about the risk of further escalation and emphasized... Read Article

Overpass in Brazil's World Cup host city collapses on to vehicles below

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 04 July 2014  -  1,059 View  -  0 Comments
An unfinished overpass collapsed in the Brazilian World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte on Thursday, killing at least two people, emergency officials said. Television images showed the front of a passenger bus crushed by the overpass, which was located about two miles (3 km) from the Mineirão... Read Article

Wife’s emotional appeal on video for husbands release

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 26 May 2014  -  856 Views  -  0 Comments
THE wife of kidnapped South African Pierre Korkie released a video on Wednesday appealing to Al-Qaeda for her husband’s release. “With the coming month of Ramadan, the month of mercy and forgiveness, we ask you to please release him unconditionally, as you released me,” Yolande Korkie said. The... Read Article

India goes to polls in biggest voting day

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 17 April 2014  -  1,308 View  -  0 Comments
India hosts its biggest day of voting Thursday in its marathon election, with the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty battling to save the ruling Congress party from defeat to opposition Hindu nationalist leader Narendra Modi. More than 195 million voters in 121 constituencies across a dozen states are eligible... Read Article

Nigeria: 121 kidnapped students free

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 17 April 2014  -  1,203 View  -  0 Comments
Nigeria’s military says all but eight of 129 female students kidnapped from a northeastern school by Islamic militants are free. Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade says one of the kidnappers has been captured. Without giving details he says “the others have been freed this evening.” The government said... Read Article

Malaysia Airlines Missing Plane: Submersible Searches Seafloor For Jet Wreckage, Official Says

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 14 April 2014  -  1,979 View  -  0 Comments
Search crews sent a robotic submarine deep into the Indian Ocean for the first time Monday to begin scouring the seabed for the missing Malaysian airliner after no signals from its black boxes were detected for six days. Meanwhile, officials were investigating an oil slick about 5,500 meters (3.4... Read Article

9-Month-Old Boy Accused Of Attempted Murder In Pakistan

Article  -  Posted on Sunday, 06 April 2014  -  888 Views  -  0 Comments
A 9-month-old boy accused of attempted murder in Pakistan appeared in court with his grandfather on Thursday, according to local media reports.The child and more than two dozen others were accused of throwing rocks with intent to kill police during a raid on a neighborhood in Lahore, the Express... Read Article

Malaysian Airline mystery continues as search widens

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 14 March 2014  -  2,224 Views  -  0 Comments
Authorities admit they have not discounted any possibilities almost seven days after the airliner vanished THE international search operation for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is likely widen into the Indian Ocean, as authorities moved to debunk a string of theories and apparent leads... Read Article

150 treated for gunshot wounds in south Sudan

Article  -  Posted on Sunday, 23 February 2014  -  779 Views  -  0 Comments
AID groups in South Sudan say they have treated more than 150 people -mostly for gunshot wounds - during recent battles for the capital of an oil-rich state capital. Doctors Without Borders said it and the International Red Cross have been treating patients wounded in the city of Malakal. The group... Read Article

Mugabe spends 90th birthday in Singapore

Article  -  Posted on Sunday, 23 February 2014  -  814 Views  -  0 Comments
Zimbabwe President and Africa’s oldest leader Robert Mugabe marked his 90th birthday receiving medical treatment in Singapore Friday, reigniting rumours that the man who has ruled his country since independence could be in ill health. While Mugabe’s aides insist he is fighting fit, his absence on... Read Article

Obama to host Dalai Lama

Article  -  Posted on Sunday, 23 February 2014  -  694 Views  -  0 Comments
US President Barack Obama will host Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at the White House on Friday, a move China said would “seriously impair” ties as it called for the meeting to be canceled. The meeting will take place in the Map Room on the ground floor of the president’s residence... Read Article

France says 11,000 declare hidden bank accounts

Article  -  Posted on Sunday, 19 January 2014  -  805 Views  -  0 Comments
Budget minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Wednesday that 11,000 people had come forward to regularise funds hidden abroad, which could bring in one billion euros ($1.4 billion) in extra revenue. French are coming forward to declare funds as Switzerland has curtailed its vaunted banking secrecy... Read Article

Man, 71, kills Florida moviegoer over smartphone use

Article  -  Posted on Sunday, 19 January 2014  -  900 Views  -  0 Comments
A 71-year-old retired policeman was refused bail on Tuesday after allegedly shooting dead a fellow moviegoer in Florida for using text messages with his phone, authorities in the US state said. Curtis Reeves, a retired police captain from Tampa, was being held on suspicion of second-degree homicide... Read Article

Facebook adds trending topics to site

Article  -  Posted on Sunday, 19 January 2014  -  934 Views  -  0 Comments
In a move that echoes Twitter, Facebook will add trending topics to its website to let users know what other users are posting about at the moment, whether it's the death of a world leader or the Golden Globe awards. Users in the U.S., U.K., India, Canada and Australia will start to see a list of... Read Article
Fidel Castro during a rare public appearance to attend the opening of an art gallery in Havana, Cuba. PHOTO Sven Creutzmann/Mambo

Fidel Castro makes first public appearance after 9 months

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 10 January 2014  -  649 Views  -  0 Comments
Cuban leader Fidel Castro has appeared in public for the first time in nine months, attending an art gallery opening near his home, the local press reported Thursday. Official media in Cuba and several foreign news outlets ran photographs showing a hunched Castro, 87, using a walking stick as he... Read Article