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7k Somali refugees flee home from Yemen

7k Somali refugees flee home from Yemen

A United Nations official says some 7,000 Somali refugees in war-torn Yemen have fled back to their country since Saudi Arabia started pounding the impoverished Arab country in late March. The refugees have joined the 10-million-plus Somali population, of whom, according to the UN, a large number are in grave need of their basic necessities [&hellip

Algerian army kills 22 militants

Algerian army kills 22 militants

​The Algerian army has killed more than 20 militants as they were meeting to plan attacks on the country’s capital of Algiers, officials say. The Algerian Defense Ministry said its forces killed 22 armed men in an operation some 100 kilometers (60 miles) east of Algiers on Tuesday. An official of the gendarmerie’s command post [&hellip

Ramsey handed QPR job

Ramsey handed QPR job

​Chris Ramsey has been appointed QPR head coach on a permanent basis despite the club being relegated from the Premier League. Ramsey has been handed a three-year deal after QPR decided he is the right man to spearhead the club’s bid to return to the top flight. The 53-year-old initially took charge on an interim [&hellip

Attack on embassy act of terror: Russia

Attack on embassy act of terror: Russia

Moscow has condemned a mortar attack on the Russian embassy in the Syrian capital Damascus, calling it a “terrorist act”. “We treat the incident as terrorist act, aimed against the Russian embassy. We strongly condemn its perpetrators, organizers and instigators,” said Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich on Tuesday. Russia reaffirms its solidarity with Syrian authorities in their [&hellip

N Korea withdraws invitation to UN chief

N Korea withdraws invitation to UN chief

​North Korea has withdrawn an invitation to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to visit a joint industrial complex inside the country, which is considered the only major symbol of inter-Korean cooperation. “Early this morning, the authorities of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) informed us, through their diplomatic channels, that they were reversing [&hellip

Afghan officers jailed over lynching case

Afghan officers jailed over lynching case

​An Afghan court has sentenced 11 policemen to one year in jail for failing to protect a woman who was lynched after being falsely accused of burning a copy of the Holy Qur’an. “You are sentenced… for negligence of duty to one year in prison,” Judge Safiullah Mojaddidi told the 11 defendants, including senior officers, [&hellip

Pro-PM rally in Macedonia draws 30K

Pro-PM rally in Macedonia draws 30K

Tens of thousands of pro-government demonstrators in Macedonia have taken part in a counter rally in the capital Skopje, a day after opposition protesters waged a huge protest demanding the resignation of the country’s prime minister over corruption allegations. An estimated 30,000 supporters of embattled Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski took to the streets of Skopje [&hellip

German engine drivers to begin strike

German engine drivers to begin strike

​The German engine drivers’ union GDL has announced an indefinite strike beginning on Tuesday for freight trains and Wednesday for passengers. The end of the strike will be announced 48 hours in advance. The Deutsche Bahn was meanwhile working on an emergency travel plan to keep schedules as normal as possible over the Pentecost holiday. [&hellip

‘Yemen crisis opens corridor for Takfiris’

‘Yemen crisis opens corridor for Takfiris’

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned that Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen could pave the way for Takfiri militants through Somalia. The security of Somalia and the whole region is threatened by the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants, the Associated Press quoted Ban as saying in a UN Security Council report circulated on Monday. Ban warned [&hellip

Bony nets as City win thriller

Bony nets as City win thriller

A Yaya Toure double and a late strike from Wilfried Bony on his return to the Liberty Stadium gave Manchester City all three points in a thrilling 4-2 win over Swansea. Bony, who joined City in January, came on as a substitute to round off an impressive attacking display by the deposed champions, who closed [&hellip