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No immunity granted to US forces: Iraq

No immunity granted to US forces: Iraq

Baghdad has not agreed to grant immunity from local prosecution to US forces that are being deployed to Iraq, which is fighting against Takfiri militants, reports say. According to Iraqi local media reports, a government source on Tuesday rejected the claims after reports from the Pentagon said Iraq had assured Washington that US forces would [&hellip

Hamas refutes Israel baseless claims

Hamas refutes Israel baseless claims

The Palestinian Islamic resistance movement Hamas rejects as baseless Israel’s claim that the movement is involved in the alleged abduction of three Israeli youths in the West Bank. Hamas Political Bureau Chief Khaled Meshaal says the resistance movement has no information about the Israelis. He also says even if the missing Israelis turn out to [&hellip

Pakistan passenger plane attacked

Pakistan passenger plane attacked

Unidentified gunmen have opened fire on a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft as it was landing in the volatile city of Peshawar, officials say. According to policeman Asghar Khan, flight PK 756 was carrying nearly 180 passengers traveling from Saudi Arabia when it came under attack on Tuesday night as it was preparing to touch [&hellip

Floods displace 200,000 in Paraguay

Floods displace 200,000 in Paraguay

Officials in Paraguay say floods caused by heavy rains have forced some 200,000 people across the country to leave their homes. The country’s emergency service said Monday that an estimated 70,000 of the people who have escaped the rising waters are from the capital, Asuncion. Paraguay has seen heavy rainfall in recent weeks, which has [&hellip

Sunscreen for kids linked to skin cancer

Sunscreen for kids linked to skin cancer

A recent study has unraveled that consistent use of sunscreen in infancy and childhood could avert risk of developing skin cancer. The study conducted by the researchers at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute showed that the incidence of malignant melanoma, the most aggressive form of skin cancer could be reduced by the use of sunscreen [&hellip

‘Boko Haram abducts 91 Nigerians’

‘Boko Haram abducts 91 Nigerians’

Boko Haram Takfiri militants in Nigeria have reportedly abducted 91 people during recent attacks against three villages in the northeastern regions of the country. More than 60 women were among those abducted by the militants during their attacks against the villages of Kumanza, Yaga and Dagu in Borno State on June 19, Bloomberg reported. According [&hellip

US shooting: At least 10 shot, 2 dead

US shooting: At least 10 shot, 2 dead

A shooting incident in the US city of Miami has left at least two people dead and eight others wounded. The shooting occurred early morning Tuesday outside an apartment in the low-income neighborhood of Liberty City, Chicago Tribune reported, citing Miami Police Department spokeswoman Frederica Burden. One man died at the scene, while another man, [&hellip

Figures show rise in UK cannabis use

Figures show rise in UK cannabis use

New figures show a record number of children in Britain has received medical treatment for addiction to cannabis. According to the statistics, compiled by Public Health England, an executive agency of the UK’s Department of Health, a total of 13,581 youngsters under 18 were treated last year for cannabis addiction. The figures, released on Monday, [&hellip

Syria militants recruit children: HRW

Syria militants recruit children: HRW

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the foreign-backed militant groups in Syria recruit children to fight in battles, warning the militants and their foreign supporters that the move could constitute “war crimes.” The human rights organization said in a report on Monday that the militants are using “children as young as 15 to fight in battles,” [&hellip

Kerry pledges US support for Iraq

Kerry pledges US support for Iraq

Secretary of State John Kerry says the US supports the Iraqi government fighting against militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). “Our support will be intense, sustained, and if Iraq’s leaders take the necessary steps to bring the country together, it will be effective,” Kerry said on Monday. “This is a [&hellip