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Ebola toll exceeds 10k mark: WHO

Ebola toll exceeds 10k mark: WHO

The UN health agency says the death toll from the Ebola epidemic has passed the 10,000 mark, with the three hardest-hit West African countries taking the brunt of the plight. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Thursday that the number of the deaths had hit 10,004 and the total number of cases stood at 24,350. [&hellip

Lukaku gives Everton edge

Lukaku gives Everton edge

Romelu Lukaku became Everton’s leading goalscorer in European competition as his late penalty gave the Toffees a 2-1 victory over Dynamo Kiev in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 clash. Oleg Gusev gave the visitors the perfect start at Goodison Park, firing Andriy Yarmolenko’s corner past Tim Howard in the 14th minute for [&hellip

US raid may have killed Shabab member

US raid may have killed Shabab member

A US assassination drone strike in Somalia may have killed a high-ranking member of al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabab militant group who is believed to have planned a deadly mall attack in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, in 2013. Kenyan and US officials said on Thursday that Adan Garar and two others are suspected to have been killed in a [&hellip

Two Ferguson police officers shot in US

Two Ferguson police officers shot in US

Two US police officers have been shot outside the Ferguson Police Department during protests against the police force. Acting Ferguson police chief Lt. Col. Al Eickhoff said the shooting incident happened around midnight Thursday. The officers were taken to a nearby hospital in Ferguson, Missouri. One of the officers was shot in the face and the other [&hellip

Thursday, 12th March, 2015

Thursday, 12th March, 2015

1116 lunar years ago, on this day in 320 AH, the acclaimed Muslim physician, philosopher, and geographer, Ahmad ibn Ja’far ibn al-Jazzar al-Qayrawani, was born in Qayrawan in what is now Tunisia during the rule of Fatemid Ismaeil Shi’ite dynasty of North Africa, and was known in Europe by the Latinized name Algizar.  He authored several [&hellip

‘Iraq set to launch major Tikrit offensive’

‘Iraq set to launch major Tikrit offensive’

Iraq’s defense minister says the Iraqi army and the volunteer forces are set to launch an imminent decisive battle to fully retake the city of Tikrit from ISIL terrorists. Iraq’s Defense Minister Khalid al-Obeidi said on Thursday that the operation to entirely liberate the city, around 160 kilometers north of the capital Baghdad, will start later in the day. He also [&hellip

IMF announces finance program for Ukraine

IMF announces finance program for Ukraine

While in Berlin for meetings with the German Chancellor, the IMF managing director Christine Lagarde announced a multi-billion finance program for Ukraine. She praised the country’s “fiscal discipline.” Western nations have proposed a $40 billion (37.9 billion euros) aid program for Ukraine. About $17.5 billion was expected from the IMF. While in Berlin on Wednesday, [&hellip

Mexican mayoral candidate murdered

Mexican mayoral candidate murdered

The body of a woman who was running for mayor of the southern Mexican city of Ahuacuotzingo has been found in northern Guerrero. Guerrero Attorney General Miguel Angel Godinez said on Wednesday that the body of 42-year-old Aide Nava from the leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) was found on Tuesday night in Ahuacuotzingo, [&hellip

Apple’s Smartwatch to go on sale

Apple’s Smartwatch to go on sale

Apple CEO Tim Cook has claimed the company’s new smartwatch is the “most advanced timepiece ever created”, as he revealed more details about the technology giant’s latest device. It will go on sale in the US, Britain and China on 24 April, with preorders taken from 10 April. The main Apple Watch will start at £479 [&hellip

Ferguson removes police chief

Ferguson removes police chief

The police chief of Ferguson, Missouri, has been removed from his job after a US Justice Department report alleged widespread racial bias in the city’s police department. The resignation of Thomas Jackson, which was announced on Wednesday, came a week after the Justice Department announced that a comprehensive inquiry had found a range of unlawful [&hellip