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South Koreans vote for new parliament

South Koreans vote for new parliament

​People in South Korea have begun voting for a new National Assembly, with the ruling conservative party expected to secure a majority. The vote began on Wednesday at some 14,000 polling stations across the country to elect 253 of 300 lawmakers. The remaining 47 seats are allocated to parties based on the votes they receive [&hellip

‘Key piece of ageing puzzle’ identified

‘Key piece of ageing puzzle’ identified

​A common drug could hold the key to long life, in flies at least, according to research. At low doses, lithium prolonged the life of fruit flies in lab experiments. Scientists say the finding is “encouraging” and could eventually lead to new drugs to help people live longer and healthier lives. Lithium is used in [&hellip

Cricketer killed in Trinidad

Cricketer killed in Trinidad

An aspiring young British cricketer has been shot and killed in an apparent armed robbery in Trinidad. According to reports, Adrian St John, who was on holiday on the island, was killed on Sunday night. The 22-year-old, who worked as a recruitment consultant in London and was a Level 2 cricket coach, had stopped his [&hellip

Macedonia leader halts wiretap inquiry

Macedonia leader halts wiretap inquiry

​Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov has issued a pardon to all politicians embroiled in a big corruption scandal that sparked a major political crisis. He also cancelled an investigation into claims of abuse of power revealed by covert recordings, saying he wanted to “put an end to the agony” ahead of early elections in June. But [&hellip

Panama raids Mossack Fonseca HQ

Panama raids Mossack Fonseca HQ

​Police in Panama have raided the headquarters of the law firm at the centre of a massive data leak. Prosecutors said the operation had been carried out at the offices of Mossack Fonseca in Panama City “without incident or interference”. The leaked “Panama Papers” have shown how some wealthy people use offshore firms to evade [&hellip

Syrians begin voting for new parliament

Syrians begin voting for new parliament

​Syrians begin voting in parliamentary elections against the backdrop of a generally-holding ceasefire in the war-hit country and peace talks between government and opposition. Polling stations opened at 07:00 a.m. local time (0400 GMT), with the official SANA news agency saying they will remain open until 7 p.m. (1800 GMT). Voting, it said, could be [&hellip

Israel seals Rwanda genocide arms papers

Israel seals Rwanda genocide arms papers

Records documenting the Israeli regime’s arms exports to Rwanda during the 1994 genocide in the African country will remain sealed and concealed from the public, Israel’s Supreme Court rules. The verdict denied a request by attorney Eitay Mack and Professor Yair Auron. The pair had submitted a request to the Israeli ministry of military affairs [&hellip

Police In Lugumi Deal Trouble.

Police In Lugumi Deal Trouble.

      All is not well at the Tanzania Police Force following the 37bn/- contract it had entered with a private firm for the supply and installation of automated fingerprint devices at 108 district police stations across the country. The Clerk of the National Assembly, Dr Thomas Kashilila, has issued a three-day ultimatum to [&hellip

Beggars Ordered To Leave Dar.

Beggars Ordered To Leave Dar.

    The RC said it is better for all beggars to go to the right place that deals with social welfare. They should not disturb other members of the community on the streets. He said that the presence of big numbers of beggars is also a challenging situation in terms of security in Dar [&hellip

Ongoing CAG Checks ‘To Speed Up Debt Clearance’.

Ongoing CAG Checks ‘To Speed Up Debt Clearance’.

      The government will clear all their outstanding debts as soon as the Controller and Auditor General completes the verification exercise, the Prime Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa, has assured workers. He added that the CAG is currently conducting a verification on the debts the government owes workers; “and already he has found discrepancies’’. [&hellip