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‘Iran missiles hit targets with pinpoint accuracy’

‘Iran missiles hit targets with pinpoint accuracy’

                                              Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan The Iranian defense minister says the country’s military experts have enhanced the precision of domestically-designed and manufactured long-range and ballistic missiles to the level that the projectiles can strike targets with pinpoint accuracy. “The precision strike lethality of our long-range and ballistic missiles has been improved to [&hellip

Thousands of Italians stage nationwide protest rallies

Thousands of Italians stage nationwide protest rallies

Thousands of Italians have taken to the streets across the country to protest against the economic policies of the Italian government and the EU, Press TV reports. The rallies, organized by the Pitchforks Movement, were held on Monday, when protesters halted rail and road traffic in several Italian cities, including the capital, Rome, and Turin [&hellip

Mandela: Funeral announced as life celebrated

Mandela: Funeral announced as life celebrated

Nelson Mandela’s funeral will be held at his ancestral home in Qunu a week on Sunday, it has been announced. The news came as grieving for the iconic anti-apartheid leader turned to a celebration of his life, and tributes continued to pour in. South Africa’s first black president died at his Johannesburg home following a [&hellip

Mandela was on US watch list till 2008

Mandela was on US watch list till 2008

The US government did not remove the name of former South African President and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela from its terrorism watch list until 2008. Mandela passed away Thursday evening at the age of 95 and eulogies from world leaders began to appear soon after his death. US President Barack Obama was one of the [&hellip

Mexico blocks hospital on radiation fear

Mexico blocks hospital on radiation fear

Mexican police have blocked access to a hospital in the central state of Hidalgo where six people have been admitted for radiation exposure. An official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said on Friday that the people were admitted to the hospital, which is located in the city of Pachuca. Two people were admitted on [&hellip

‘Brazil pres. to attend Mandela funeral’

‘Brazil pres. to attend Mandela funeral’

According to Dilma Rousseff’s office, the Brazilian president will travel to South Africa to attend the funeral of late leader Nelson Mandela next week. The office gave out the news on Friday and Rousseff’s government also decreed seven days of national mourning in honor of Mandela. The gathering, one of the largest in South Africa [&hellip

North Korea releases US veteran

North Korea releases US veteran

North Korea has freed a veteran American soldier who had been arrested since October for “hostile acts” against Pyongyang. North’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said on Saturday that Merrill Newman, 85, was released on humanitarian grounds, “taking into consideration his admittance of the act committed by him on the basis of his wrong [&hellip

Winter storms kill 10 in northern Europe

Winter storms kill 10 in northern Europe

At least 10 people have been killed by icy winter storms in northern Europe, while hundreds of thousands have suffered blackouts and transport chaos. On Friday, three people died and another wounded in Poland when a tree fell down onto their car near the northern town of Lembork, said firefighters’ spokesman Bogdan Madej. “Three people [&hellip

1000s of Greeks clash with Athens police

1000s of Greeks clash with Athens police

Thousands of Greeks have clashed with security forces in Athens during demonstrations held to commemorate the killing of a teenager by police in 2008. On Friday, large crowds of people took to the streets of the capital, chanting anti-police slogans like “Cops, Pigs, Murderers” and carrying banners reading “Alexis lives”, in memory of 15-year-old schoolboy [&hellip

France starts patrol operation in CAR

France starts patrol operation in CAR

France has started military operations in the Central African Republic (CAR) with French soldiers patrolling in the country’s capital, Bangui. French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian made the announcement on Friday. This comes shortly after sectarian violence left over 120 people dead in the capital. The French minister said that the troops had begun to [&hellip