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Million sign petition for new EU referendum

Posted in Foreign on 25 June 2016. 42 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. 48 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. 42 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...

U.S. imposes targetted sanctions on Congo officials

Posted in Foreign on 24 June 2016. 38 hits.
The U.S. government has imposed sanctions on a senior police official in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday for his role in what it described as the violent suppression of opposition to President Joseph Kabila’s government. Kabila is ineligible to stand in Congo’s next election in...

Court blocks Zuma’s appeal on corruption charges

Posted in Foreign on 24 June 2016. 40 hits.
June 24, 2016 Foreign 20 Views South Africa’s High Court on Friday said President Jacob Zuma had no grounds to appeal against a court ruling that corruption charges against him should be reinstated. The same court had in April ordered a review of a 2009 decision by the National Prosecuting...

British PM David Cameron says he will resign

Posted in Foreign on 24 June 2016. 40 hits.
June 24, 2016 Foreign 40 Views Prime Minister David Cameron announced Friday he will resign after Britons voted to leave the EU in defiance of his warnings of economic pain. Cameron promised to try to “steady the ship” over the next months but said a new leader should be installed by early...

Violence Spreads Into South African Capital After ANC Names Mayoral Candidate

Posted in Foreign on 22 June 2016. 49 hits.
Locals walk past the remains of a burnt out bus used to barricade roads by protesters in Atteridgeville a township located to the west of Pretoria, South Africa June 21, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko June 22, 2016 Foreign 4 Views Protesters burnt buses and set tires on fire to barricade...

Al Shabaab Militants Kill Five Policemen In Northern Kenya

Posted in Foreign on 21 June 2016. 46 hits.
June 21, 2016 Foreign 11 Views Somalia’s Al Shabaab militants killed five police officers in a border region in northeastern Kenya on Monday, a regional official said. There was no immediate statement from Al Shabaab, which has made a series of deadly incursions into neighbouring Kenya,...

Trump Top Aide Leaves Campaign

Posted in Foreign on 21 June 2016. 40 hits.
June 21, 2016 Foreign 30 Views The campaign manager for presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is to leave his job. A campaign spokeswoman said Corey Lewandowski would “no longer be working with the campaign” and said the team was grateful to him “for his hard work and...

Algerian troops kill 8 Islamist militants south of capital: ministry

Posted in Foreign on 20 June 2016. 50 hits.
June 20, 2016 Foreign 7 Views ALGIERS  – Algerian troops killed eight Islamist armed fighters and captured weapons on Sunday in an operation south of the capital, the ministry of defence said. Four other suspected militants were also arrested during the operation in Rouakeche area of Medea,...

No turning back on EU vote-David Cameron

Posted in Foreign on 19 June 2016. 41 hits.
The UK faces an “existential choice” in the EU referendum from which there would be “no turning back”, Prime Minister David Cameron has said. Mr Cameron said choosing to leave the EU in Thursday’s vote would be a “big mistake” and lead to”  “debilitating uncertainty” for up to a...

IS Conflict: Iraqi Forces ‘Retake Most’ Of Fallujah

Posted in Foreign on 19 June 2016. 42 hits.
June 19, 2016 Foreign 26 Views Reports say Iraqi government forces have retaken most of the city of Fallujah from Islamic State militants who have held it since 2014. US Defence Secretary, Ash Carter, says there is “still some fighting to be done” as Isis still controls certain parts of the...

Egyptian Court Sentences Two Al-Jazeera Journalists, Four Others To Death

Posted in Foreign on 19 June 2016. 49 hits.
An Egyptian court has sentenced six people, including two Al-Jazeera journalists, to death for allegedly passing documents related to national security to Qatar and the Doha-based TV network during discredited President Mohammed Morsi’s regime The judgement which was on Saturday has Morsi, the...

Egypt sentences ex-president, Morsi to life in prison

Posted in Foreign on 19 June 2016. 54 hits.
June 19, 2016 featured post, Foreign 13 Views An Egyptian court Saturday sentenced former President Mohamed Morsi to life in prison in an espionage trial in which six co-defendants were handed death penalties. The court acquitted Morsi of charges of having supplied Qatar with classified...

Nineteen Ethiopians Found Suffocated In Truck In Congo

Posted in Foreign on 19 June 2016. 70 hits.
June 19, 2016 Foreign 14 Views The bodies of nineteen Ethiopians who suffocated in the back of a Zambian container truck were discovered earlier this week by authorities in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a provincial official said on Saturday. Another 76 Ethiopians were found...

Jo Cox Murder Suspect Says Name Is ‘Death To Traitors, Freedom For Britain’

Posted in Foreign on 19 June 2016. 58 hits.
June 19, 2016 Foreign 8 Views The man charged with murdering British lawmaker Jo Cox gave his name as “death to traitors, freedom for Britain” when he appeared in court on Saturday accused of a killing that could be a defining moment in a vote on European Union membership. The murder of...

Two Suspected Associates Of French Police Killer To Be Investigated- Prosecutor

Posted in Foreign on 19 June 2016. 51 hits.
The flag-draped coffins of French police commander Jean-Baptiste Salvaing and his companion, administrative agent Jessica Schneider, are carried during a ceremony, in Versailles, near Paris, France, June 17, 2016. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer June 19, 2016 Foreign 6 Views Two suspected...

5-year-old girl dies on her terms

Posted in Foreign on 19 June 2016. 56 hits.
Julianna Snow, the 5- year-old girl who sparked an international conversation about wrenchingly difficult decisions for terminally ill children, died Tuesday. “Our sweet Julianna went to heaven today,” her mother, Dr. Michelle Moon, wrote on  a blog devoted to her daughter. “I am stunned and...

Orlando families bury victims

Posted in Foreign on 18 June 2016. 51 hits.
U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Vice President Joe Biden place flowers at a makeshift memorial for shooting victims of the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, U.S., June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria Families of some of the 49 people killed in a massacre at an Orlando gay...

Second black box recovered from EgyptAir crash site

Posted in Foreign on 18 June 2016. 41 hits.
June 18, 2016 Foreign 3 Views Search teams on Friday recovered the second flight recorder of an EgyptAir plane from the bottom of the Mediterranean that could prove vital in establishing the cause of the unexplained crash. Flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar screens in...
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