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21 Asia nations initiate new bank

21 Asia nations initiate new bank

China along with 20 other nations have inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a new Beijing-backed infrastructure lender for Asia. The MOU to set up the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) was signed during a ceremony in the Great Hall of the People in the Chinese capital on Friday. “In China we have [&hellip

US arms ISIL in Iraq town: Lawmaker

US arms ISIL in Iraq town: Lawmaker

​The United States has supplied ammunition to terrorists of the ISIL Takfiri group, says an Iraqi lawmaker. Member of the Council of Representatives of Iraq Sattar al-Ghanim said a US military plane had airdropped three consignments of military equipment for the terrorists in Jalawla – a town in the Diyala Province, which has been the [&hellip

Mozambique ruling party wins pres. vote

Mozambique ruling party wins pres. vote

Mozambique’s ruling Frelimo party has won the Southeast African country’s presidential and legislative elections. The National Elections Commission (CNE) said on Friday that Frelimo’s candidate, former Defence Minister Filipe Nyusi, garnered 57 percent of the presidential vote. Afonso Dhlakama, the leader of the Renamo which is Mozambique’s main opposition party, got 36 percent of the [&hellip

Canada increases surveillance after attacks

Canada increases surveillance after attacks

​Canadian police officials have said Wednesday’s gunman, who caused a lockdown for hours in Ottawa, likely acted alone. Officials say they are maintaining increased vigilance.​ At a press conference on Thursday, Canadian police officials said the suspect in Wednesday’s gun attack in Ottawa, had acted alone. There was no evidence that Michael Zehaf-Bibeau had any [&hellip

Mali confirms first case of Ebola

Mali confirms first case of Ebola

Mali has become the latest country in West Africa to be hit by the deadly Ebola virus as its officials have confirmed that a two-year-old girl, who had recently been in Guinea, was diagnosed with the disease. “Today Mali has its first imported case of the Ebola virus,” the Malian Health Ministry said in a [&hellip

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