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UN: Attack on Yazidis ‘may be genocide’

UN: Attack on Yazidis ‘may be genocide’

​Iraq’s Yazidi religious minority is facing what may amount to attempted genocide. A week-long visit to the country revealed evidence that “strongly indicates” an effort to wipe out the community. The campaign against the Yazidis by the “Islamic State” (IS) could constitute attempted genocide, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic said on Tuesday. [&hellip

North Korea releases American detainee Jeffrey Fowle

North Korea releases American detainee Jeffrey Fowle

​The US State Department confirmed that Jeffrey Fowle had departed from North Korea on Tuesday and was now in the US territory of Guam.  It also confirmed that he was deemed “to be in good health” after being checked by a physician. The American citizen had traveled to North Korea in the spring as a [&hellip

Libya gov’t ready to retake capital

Libya gov’t ready to retake capital

Libya’s internationally recognized government says its forces are getting ready to recapture the capital, Tripoli, from the militants and has urged a civil disobedience campaign in the city. In a statement released on Tuesday, Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani’s government said its forces have been given orders to “advance toward Tripoli to liberate it and state [&hellip

Alexandria University clashes kill one

Alexandria University clashes kill one

A student protester has succumbed to the wounds he sustained during a crackdown by security forces in the Egyptian city of Alexandria. Hospital officials said on Tuesday that 19-year-old Omar Sherif had been in a critical condition since October 15, when he was shot during a university campus protest. Sherif fell into a coma after [&hellip

Nigeria, Boko Haram may reach deal

Nigeria, Boko Haram may reach deal

The Nigerian government and the Boko Haram Takfiri militants are likely to reach a deal over the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls in the near future, the country’s foreign minister says. “I can say with some optimism, cautious optimism, that we are moving towards a situation where we’d be able to in the [&hellip

Tunisia to hold 1st legislative vote

Tunisia to hold 1st legislative vote

Tunisians prepare to take part in the first parliamentary election since the country’s revolution in 2011. The parliamentary election is scheduled to be held on October 26 and approximately 5.2 million voters are eligible to cast their ballots. Over 13,000 candidates started their official electoral campaigns around three weeks ago for 217 seats in the [&hellip

Exercise may lower depression risk

Exercise may lower depression risk

Researchers suggest that those people who do regular physical activity can benefit fewer depressive symptoms. Doing exercise three times a week decreases the odds of being depressed by approximately 16%, says the study conducted by the researchers of University College London. They illustrated a two-way relationship between depression and physical activity, indicating lower depression risk [&hellip

South Sudan warring sides ink deal

South Sudan warring sides ink deal

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Riek Machar have signed a deal to end the hostilities that have left thousands of people dead in the African country. On the invitation of Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete, Kiir and his arch-rival, Machar, held talks in the northern Tanzanian town of Arusha on Monday. The [&hellip

Lufthansa strike cancels 1500 flights

Lufthansa strike cancels 1500 flights

Pilots of Europe’s largest airline Lufthansa have started their two-day strike, forcing the cancelation of some 1,500 flights. Pilots of Germany’s main airline had said that the strike would mostly target European flights, but on Monday they said it would also encompass international routes. Long-haul pilots will start their industrial action on Tuesday, joining their [&hellip

Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced in a South African courtroom. He is to serve five years in prison following a manslaughter conviction. Paralympic athletics star Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday. Pistorius was convicted in September of South Africa’s equivalent of manslaughter following the shooting death of Reeva Steenkamp, his [&hellip