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Nine black suspects shot by US police

Posted in Foreign on 08 July 2016. 78 hits.
July 8, 2016 Foreign 29 Views The United States was coming to terms on Thursday with the latest controversial police shootings of black men. Wednesday’s shooting in the state of Minnesota of 32-year-old Philando Castile, came as civil rights investigators probed a similar incident a day...

Has Oscar Pistorius got off lightly with six-year sentence?

Posted in Foreign on 07 July 2016. 72 hits.
By Pumza FihlaniBBC News, Johannesburg Once the world’s golden boy and the poster child for the resilience of the human spirit, Oscar Pistorius will now forever be remembered as a murderer. It has been a gruelling trial for the man known as the “blade runner”, not just inside the Pretoria...

Suicide Attackers Launch 3 Strikes in Saudi Arabia

Posted in Foreign on 05 July 2016. 44 hits.
A wave of suicide bombings on Monday hit three Saudi Arabian cities over a 24-hour period. The attacks came on the heels of massive jihadi assaults in the Muslim world last week. The deadliest occurred in Medina, where four people were killed and another person was wounded, according to an...

Palestinian terrorism and Muslim hypocrisy: An open letter from a Muslim woman

Posted in Foreign on 03 July 2016. 65 hits.
NADIYA AL-NOOR While millions of children got out of bed on the morning of June 30, 2016, excited for summer vacation, one child did not. A young Israeli girl, 13-year-old Hallel Yaffe Ariel, was brutally murdered in her own bed by a 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist. He broke into her house and...

Thousands in London Brexit protest

Posted in Foreign on 03 July 2016. 65 hits.
July 3, 2016 Foreign 241 Views Thousands of people are marching through London to protest against the referendum decision to leave the European Union, EU. Demonstrators at the ‘March for Europe’ rally, which was organised on social media, are holding placards saying ‘Bremain’ and ‘We Love...

Four ministers resign from Libyan government

Posted in Foreign on 02 July 2016. 50 hits.
(FILES) This file photo taken on June 23, 2016 shows a handout picture released on June 23, 2016 by the official Facebook page of the media centre of the Council of Ministers of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) of Libyan Prime Minister of the UN-backed unity government...

Sierra-Leonean Ambassador To Nigeria Kidnapped

Posted in Foreign on 02 July 2016. 69 hits.
July 2, 2016 Foreign 27 Views Unconfirmed report says Sierra-Leonean Ambassador to Nigeria, Major General Nelson Williams (Rtd) has been kidnapped. It was gathered that the Ambassador was kidnapped on Friday morning on his way from Abuja to Jaji in Kaduna State for the graduation ceremony...

Slovakia Assumes EU Presidency

Posted in Foreign on 01 July 2016. 66 hits.
July 1, 2016 Foreign 76 Views Slovakia will assume the six-month rotating presidency of the EU on Friday, as the bloc faces unprecedented pressure following the UK’s decision to leave it. This is the first presidential stint for Slovakia, which joined the EU in 2004. Earlier, Prime Minister...

Air strikes ‘kill at least 150’ militants fleeing Iraq’s Fallujah

Posted in Foreign on 01 July 2016. 57 hits.
July 1, 2016 Foreign 12 Views Air strikes on jihadist fighters fleeing after their defeat in Fallujah have destroyed more than 260 vehicles and killed at least 150 militants, Iraqi officers said Thursday. The strikes began late Tuesday as hundreds of vehicles carrying weapons and ammunition...

Adidas Strikes New Deal With Kanye West In U.S. Market Push ‎ By NAN

Posted in Foreign on 01 July 2016. 50 hits.
Adidas has agreed to expand its partnership with Kanye West, including opening new stores, hoping to build on its higher profile in the U.S. market. This was since it poached the singer-turned-designer from Nike in 2013. The deal was described by the German sportswear firm as the most...

MERKEL SEES NO CHANCE OF BRITISH U-TURN ON BREXIT

Posted in Foreign on 29 June 2016. 52 hits.
Merkel, EP June 29, 2016 Foreign 52 Views German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday she saw no chance that Britain might go back on its decision to leave the European Union. Speaking at the end of the first day of an EU summit, Merkel described talks with outgoing British Prime...

UK LABOUR LEADER CORBYN SAYS QUITTING WOULD BETRAY GRASSROOTS SUPPORTERS

Posted in Foreign on 29 June 2016. 40 hits.
June 29, 2016 Foreign 19 Views A defiant Jeremy Corbyn is expected to face a leadership challenge after vowing to fight on despite the overwhelming vote of no confidence by his own MPs. Angela Eagle has emerged as the likely challenger to the embattled leader and was the most senior member...

EU Lawmakers To Press U.K. For Quick Exit Ahead Of Summit

Posted in Foreign on 29 June 2016. 40 hits.
June 29, 2016 Foreign 13 Views European Union lawmakers are meeting in emergency session to discuss the U.K.’s unprecedented vote to leave the EU, set to call for Britain to trigger the exit process immediately. A non-binding draft resolution drawn up for Tuesday’s session says the process...

Two killed in Madagascar concert blast ANTANANARIVO

Posted in Foreign on 29 June 2016. 52 hits.
Paramedics stand inside the University Hospital of Antananarivo (HJRA) to give wounded people the first aid after a bomb blast around 7.30 pm local time at Mahamasina Stadium during Malagasy Independence Day causing 84 wounded and 2 dead on June 26, 2016. At least two people were killed and...

LONDON MAYOR KHAN DEMANDS MORE AUTONOMY FOR LONDON AFTER BREXIT VOTE

Posted in Foreign on 29 June 2016. 37 hits.
London mayor Sadiq Khan on Tuesday called for the city to be given more autonomy to allow it to ride out the economic uncertainty unleashed by Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. While Briton voted 52 to 48 percent to leave the bloc last week, London was the only region in England to back...

Spain votes in parliamentary election

Posted in Foreign on 27 June 2016. 41 hits.
June 27, 2016 Foreign 14 Views Spaniards voted on Sunday in a parliamentary election in which the anti-austerity party Podemos is expected to make big gains, potentially delivering a fresh jolt to Europe’s political mainstream after Britain voted to leave the European Union. The last...

UK opposition leaders urges calm response

Posted in Foreign on 26 June 2016. 39 hits.
June 26, 2016 Foreign 5 Views LONDON (AP) — British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn says Britain must react “calmly and rationally” to the divisive EU referendum campaign. Corbyn, whose Labour Party backed a vote to stay in the bloc, says the areas that voted most strongly to leave are...

Million sign petition for new EU referendum

Posted in Foreign on 25 June 2016. 38 hits.
A petition calling for a second referendum on UK’s membership of the EU has gained more than one million signatures following the vote to leave. The petition will be considered by Parliament as it has passed the required 100,000 threshold. The UK voted to leave the EU by 52% to 48% in Thursday’s...

Brexit vote shocks British sports stars

Posted in Foreign on 25 June 2016. 42 hits.
England football great Gary Lineker led a host of sports stars expressing their anger at Britain’s shock vote to leave the European Union on Friday, AFPreports. On a practical level there was confusion over what the EU exit would mean for foreign players, not only in the lucrative English...

At least 23 dead in West Virginia floods, official says

Posted in Foreign on 25 June 2016. 37 hits.
At least 14 people dead in West Virginia flooding At least 23 people have died from flooding in West Virginia, and officials fear that number will continue to climb. Earlier Friday, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin told a news conference that at least 14 people had died. However, a spokesman for the West...
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