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Militants kidnap 60 females in Nigeria

Militants kidnap 60 females in Nigeria

Takfiri Boko Haram militants in Nigeria have abducted at least 60 women and girls following attacks on two remote towns in the country’s northeast, despite a truce between the government and the militants. The residents of the northeastern town of Wagga said on Friday that Boko Haram militants had attacked the town, going door-to-door in [&hellip

Amnesty slams Ferguson police abuses

Amnesty slams Ferguson police abuses

​The global human rights organization Amnesty International condemns the harsh police response to mostly peaceful protests in Ferguson, Missouri, which erupted after a white police officer killed an unarmed black teenager in August. Amnesty International issued a report Friday urging an investigation into violations of human rights and other abuses by law enforcement officers during [&hellip

Billionaire admits Saudi funded ISIL

Billionaire admits Saudi funded ISIL

Billionaire Saudi businessman Alwaleed bin Talal has admitted to the kingdom’s support for the ISIL Takfiri terrorists who fight against the Iraqi and Syrian governments. The Saudi business tycoon, who is a member of the Saudi royal family, told CNN on Monday that “some extremists in Saudi Arabia” provided financial support for the terrorists. Alwaleed, [&hellip

Lamela wonder-goal in Spurs win

Lamela wonder-goal in Spurs win

​A wondrous goal from Erik Lamela and a Harry Kane hat-trick helped Tottenham earn a 5-1 home win over Asteras Tripolis in Thursday’s Europa League clash, with Kane finishing the game in goal after Hugo Lloris was sent off. The Premier League side had yet to taste victory in Group C prior to kick-off at [&hellip

Canadian Parliament back at work after attacks

Canadian Parliament back at work after attacks

​Canadian lawmakers have returned to the federal parliament in Ottawa, a day after a gun attack inside the building. There was a standing ovation for the parliament’s sergeant-at-arms, who took down the gunman. The attack saw the heart of Ottawa put into lockdown for hours, amid fears other gunmen could be on the loose. But [&hellip

Blackwater mercs found guilty of murder

Blackwater mercs found guilty of murder

​A federal jury in the United States on Wednesday found four former Blackwater security guards guilty of shootings of over 30 unarmed Iraqis in Baghdad in 2007. Nicholas Slatten was convicted of first-degree murder and the other three guards — Paul Slough, Evan Liberty and Dustin Heard — were found guilty of at least three [&hellip

Netanyahu pledges tough tactics after attack

Netanyahu pledges tough tactics after attack

​Israel has pledged a harsh response to attacks in Jerusalem. Police have flooded Arab neighborhoods a day after a man killed a baby and injured eight other people in an alleged car assault. Police clashed with youths in East Jerusalem on Thursday as protests continued after officers shot a man who rammed his car into [&hellip

Turkey to let 200 Iraq Kurds into Kobani

Turkey to let 200 Iraq Kurds into Kobani

Turkey says it will allow 200 Kurdish Peshmerga fighters from Iraq to cross its border into Syria’s restive border town of Kobani to assist in the battle against ISIL. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that the regional administration in northern Iraq and the Democratic Union Party (PYD), a Syrian Kurdish group, finally [&hellip

NY doctor tests positive for Ebola

NY doctor tests positive for Ebola

A New York City doctor who recently returned to the United States after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the disease, city and state officials announced Thursday. Emergency room doctor Craig Spencer reported symptoms for the deadly virus Thursday morning, a week after returning from Guinea where he worked at an [&hellip

EU agrees deal to slash CO2 emissions

EU agrees deal to slash CO2 emissions

​European Union leaders meeting in Brussels have agreed on a new target for the reduction of greenhouse gases by 2030. Members also reached a deal on increasing the proportion of renewable energy used. EU President Herman Van Rompuy said early on Friday that leaders had set a new target for 2030, significantly reducing the levels [&hellip