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Ebola: BA halts all flights to Liberia

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 29 August 2014  -  679 Views  -  0 Comments
British Airways extended to 2015 its suspension of flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone due to concerns about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, it announced on Tuesday. “British Airways has suspended flights to and from Liberia and Sierra Leone until 31 December 2014 due to concerns about the... Read Article

Magnitude-6.1 Quake rattles southern Japan

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 29 August 2014  -  1,334 View  -  0 Comments
A magnitude-6.1 earthquake struck the southern Japanese island of Kyushu early Friday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. No tsunami warning was issued, and there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The quake, which hit the region at 4:14 am (1914 GMT Thursday), originated shallow... Read Article

Snake causes blackout

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 15 August 2014  -  661 Views  -  0 Comments
About 4 900 households in Japan lost power after a snake climbed up a utility pole, a news report said on Thursday. Power in the western city of Shimonoseki was automatically shut down when a current leak was detected, the Kyodo News agency reported, citing officials at Chugoku Electric Power Co. A... Read Article

Sierra Leone declares state of emergency

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 01 August 2014  -  686 Views  -  0 Comments
Sierra Leone has declared a state of public emergency to tackle the worst ever outbreak of Ebola and will call in security forces to quarantine epicentres of the deadly virus, President Ernest Bai Koroma said in a statement. The measures resembled a tough anti-Ebola package announced by... Read Article

Ukraine’s PM resigns, complicating mh17 probe

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 25 July 2014  -  1,072 View  -  0 Comments
Ukraine’s prime minister resigned Thursday after his governing coalition collapsed, plunging the former Soviet state into political limbo as it struggles to quell a deadly rebellion in the east. The shock announcement added to an already chaotic situation in the rebel-controlled east, where... Read Article

Wreckage of Air Algerie plane spotted in the Mali desert

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 25 July 2014  -  607 Views  -  0 Comments
The wreckage of an Air Algerie flight that crashed in a remote area of Mali early Thursday has been found, the country’s President told other officials, according to Reuters. President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita said at a meeting that the crash site was discovered “between Aguelhoc and Kidal” in a... Read Article

Malaysian Airline blown out of the sky

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 18 July 2014  -  1,138 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  -  1,853 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  -  1,120 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  -  939 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  -  1,327 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  -  1,224 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  -  2,023 Views  -  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  -  908 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  -  2,256 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  -  798 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  -  836 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  -  719 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  -  826 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  -  932 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