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Taliban raids Afghan district, 100 killed

Taliban raids Afghan district, 100 killed

More than 100 people have been killed after Taliban militants launched an attack on a district in Afghanistan’s southeastern province of Ghazni, local officials say. On Friday, Ahmadullah Ahmadi, the provincial deputy governor of Ghazni, said over 100 people had been killed since an estimated 700 Taliban militants stormed the Ajrestan district five days ago. [&hellip

3,000 Europeans joined ISIL

3,000 Europeans joined ISIL

The EU’s anti-terrorism chief, Gilles de Kerchove, has acknowledged that more than 3,000 European citizens have joined ISIL terrorist group fighting in Syria and Iraq. Gilles de Kerchove told the British state-run broadcaster BBC said the number includes those who have returned to Europe and those who have been killed in the two Middle Eastern [&hellip

Van Gaal facing injury crisis

Van Gaal facing injury crisis

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says youngsters will get their chance in Saturday’s Premier League match at home to West Ham because his team is beset with injuries. Defenders Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Jonny Evans have all been sidelined, while Tyler Blackett is suspended after he was sent off in the shock 5-3 [&hellip

Lampard open to loan extension

Lampard open to loan extension

Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard has suggested he would be open to extending his loan from New York City beyond its current January deadline. The possibility of the 36-year-old staying in England has been raised after City manager Manuel Pellegrini admitted it was “not impossible” to extend his loan. New York have made Lampard central [&hellip

Study identifies neuron tied to deep sleep

Study identifies neuron tied to deep sleep

Researchers have identified a specific type of neuron in the parafacial zone (PZ) in the mammalian brainstem that is associated with deep sleep. The study, conducted by researchers at Harvard School of Medicine and the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences indicates that the neurons as the second “sleep node” control sleep-promoting [&hellip

Cyprus ship migrants refuse to leave

Cyprus ship migrants refuse to leave

​More than 300 people said to be Syrian refugees have refused to disembark a cruise ship that rescued them from a stranded boat off the coast of Cyprus. They have demanded to be taken to Italy, the cruise company says. The migrants, mostly women and children, refused to leave the cruise ship after arriving at [&hellip

Kiev leader optimistic about peace plan

Kiev leader optimistic about peace plan

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he is confident that his peace plan with pro-Russia fighters in the eastern part of the country will work. Addressing a Thursday press conference for the first time since he took office in June, he said the ceasefire deal signed between his government and pro-Russians three weeks ago means the [&hellip

UK lawmakers to be recalled over ISIL

UK lawmakers to be recalled over ISIL

The British parliament is expected to be recalled from recess to discuss London’s joining the US-led airstrikes against the ISIL Takfiri group in Iraq. British media reported on Wednesday that Prime Minister David Cameron is set to recall lawmakers for discussions as early as September 26. According to reports, Cameron is to ask lawmakers to [&hellip

FBI identifies masked ISIL executioner

FBI identifies masked ISIL executioner

FBI Director James Comey says the US has identified the ISIL terrorist who beheaded two American journalists and one British aid worker. Comey, however, refused to name the terrorist or his nationality, the Associated Press reported on Thursday. He also did not mention whether the United States believes the suspect actually carried out the killings [&hellip

US bombing Syria for oil: Kucinich

US bombing Syria for oil: Kucinich

Dennis J. Kucinich, former congressman and two-time US presidential candidate, says a primary reason behind the US bombing campaign in Syria is to “wrest control” of the oil fields in the conflict-ravaged country. The United States has launched airstrikes on the ISIL terrorist group, also known as ISIS, “to wrest control of the oil from [&hellip