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Malala ‘hopes to be Pakistan PM’

Malala ‘hopes to be Pakistan PM’

​Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai  hopes to pursue a career in politics. She said that she may even aspire to be prime minister of Pakistan once she has completed her studies in the UK. Ms Yousafzai has been jointly awarded the prize with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child rights campaigner. She is the youngest ever recipient [&hellip

Eye can detect infrared radiation

Eye can detect infrared radiation

A new study has identified a super power of human eye to see invisible infrared light. Scientists found that under certain conditions the eye’s retina would be able to react differently and consequently sense infra-red light which is beyond what traditionally considered as visible spectrum. The super power of the eye appears when pairs of [&hellip

Torture lawful at the time: Brennan

Torture lawful at the time: Brennan

CIA director John Brennan has defended use of torture in his agency following release of a Senate report on torture program during the George W. Bush administration. “The women and men of the CIA have operated around the globe, 24-hours-a-day, working with their U.S. colleagues as well as with foreign partners to prevent terrorist attacks,” [&hellip

Palestinians press UN for Israel pullout

Palestinians press UN for Israel pullout

Palestinians are pressing the United Nations for a resolution setting out a timetable for Israel’s withdrawal from the occupied Palestinian land. “We want a specific time frame to end the occupation,” chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said on Tuesday. “We are hoping to achieve this resolution before the end of the month, before Christmas as [&hellip

Zimbabwe Pres. Mugabe fires deputy

Zimbabwe Pres. Mugabe fires deputy

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has fired his Vice President Joice Mujuru along with eight senior cabinet officials, accusing them of corruption and plotting to kill him. “Mugabe has exercised his executive powers to release … Mujuru,” the chief secretary to the Zimbabwean cabinet Misheck Sibanda said in a Tuesday statement. “It has become evident that [&hellip

Ebola ‘still flaming’ in West Africa

Ebola ‘still flaming’ in West Africa

​The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s special envoy on Ebola says the deadly virus is “still flaming strongly” in some parts of West Africa. David Nabarro made the remarks during a news conference on Tuesday in the Swiss city of Geneva. “We know the outbreak is still flaming strongly in western Sierra Leone and [&hellip

8 Houthis injured in Yemen bombings

8 Houthis injured in Yemen bombings

Five roadside bombs have gone off in the Yemeni capital Sana’a, leaving eight members of the Houthi movement Ansarullah wounded. According to the Yemeni Ministry of Defense, the bombs targeted Houthi fighters’ checkpoints and some houses early on Monday while two other devices were dismantled. The injured were taken to hospital and three of them [&hellip

Greece passes budget amid protests

Greece passes budget amid protests

The Greek parliament has passed the budget for 2015, which forecasts an economic growth rate of 2.9 percent and a deficit rate of 0.2 percent, amid fresh anti-austerity protests. The budget, which has not been approved by the country’s international lenders, was passed by 155 votes for and 134 against late on Sunday. Prior to [&hellip

Van Gaal warning for Falcao

Van Gaal warning for Falcao

​Louis van Gaal insists Radamel Falcao is not fit enough to start for Manchester United and is “not interested” in whether he is unhappy at being left out. Falcao, who is on a season-long loan from Monaco, has made just three starts and four substitute appearances in the Premier League. The 28-year-old Colombia international is [&hellip

Syria calls for anti-Israel sanctions

Syria calls for anti-Israel sanctions

Syria has sent a letter to the United Nations to protest the latest Israeli airstrike on its soil, saying the move proves the regime’s direct support for terrorists fighting against the government. In the letter sent on Sunday, the Syrian Foreign Ministry called on the world body to impose sanctions on Israel. It also called [&hellip