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19 firefighters killed in Arizona fire

19 firefighters killed in Arizona fire

At least nineteen firefighters have been killed while battling a massive wildfire in Yarnell Hill in Arizona, according to local officials. “It has been confirmed that 19 wild-land firefighters have lost their lives on the Yarnell Hill fire Arizona,” the U.S. Wildland Fire Aviation service said in a Facebook post. Members of elite “hot shot” [&hellip

Several Iranian channels taken off air

Several Iranian channels taken off air

Several international satellite providers, including Eutelsat and Intelsat, have stopped the broadcast of a number of Iranian channels as part of the escalating campaign against free speech. Press TV is also among the targeted channels. Other channels include iFilm, which is purely an entertainment television network. Intelsat has admitted that it pulled the plug on [&hellip

Seven killed in Egypt clashes

Seven killed in Egypt clashes

At least seven people have been killed in clashes between supporters and opponents of Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi, security and medical sources say. Five people were killed on Sunday in towns south of the capital Cairo, one each in Beni Suef and Fayoum and three in Assiut. Medical sources said two more people lost their [&hellip

Bilal emphasizes lawful conduct, hails police work

Bilal emphasizes lawful conduct, hails police work

The Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Dr. Gharib Mohamed Bilal has warned Tanzanians on violent acts in the country and called upon the police force to pursue all those who initiate violence, without let up. He made these remarks yesterday in Dar es Salaam when officiating at a closing ceremony for inspectors [&hellip

Agencies to start contributing to govt revenue

Agencies to start contributing to govt revenue

 Andrew Chenge The Parliament on Thursday endorsed a proposal for all public agencies, authorities and institutions to contribute10 per cent of government’s gross revenue.   The proposal was endorsed following the passing of the Finance Bill, 2013, that reviewed 22 laws to increase government revenue collection. Earlier, Finance Minister was given powers to decide how [&hellip

More money trickles into schools

More money trickles into schools

Rakesh Rajani head of non-governmental organisation Twaweza, briefs journalists in Dar es Salaam  on findings of research conducted on the impact of late delivery of government subsidies to primary schools. Capitation grant receipts in schools in just the first quarter of this year are reported to be almost equal to the average that was disbursed [&hellip

Man Utd move for Everton’s Baines

Man Utd move for Everton’s Baines

Manchester United have had a £12m bid to reunite new manager David Moyes with England defender Leighton Baines rejected by Everton. Moyes has made Baines, 28, one of his top transfer priorities as he prepares to take charge officially at United after his move from Goodison Park. Leighton Baines factfile Born: 11 December 1984 in [&hellip

Giggs relishing Moyes reign

Giggs relishing Moyes reign

Ryan Giggs is confident Manchester United can replicate their past success under new manager David Moyes. Sir Alex Ferguson racked up 38 trophies during his legendary time in charge at United, leaving Moyes with a tough act to follow. But Giggs, who has played over 1,000 matches for club and country, sees no reason why [&hellip

Museum visitors can ‘unwrap’ a mummy

Museum visitors can ‘unwrap’ a mummy

A museum in Sweden will digitise its mummy collection in 3D to allow visitors to unwrap a real mummy in digital form. The mummies from Medelhavsmuseet in Stockholm will be digitised by technology which uses photos and X-ray scans to create 3D models. The permanent exhibition is scheduled to open in the spring of 2014. [&hellip

Maduro renews asylum offer to Snowden

Maduro renews asylum offer to Snowden

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has renewed his offer to grant asylum to American whistleblower Edward Snowden, who he hails as a “brave youth.” Maduro also described Snowden’s actions as “the rebellion of truth,” and representative of “something that is happening among US youth.” “If that young man needs humanitarian protection and believes that he can [&hellip