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Tea Party movement to kick off in UK

Tea Party movement to kick off in UK

Beware of the self-pity of the governing classes. Ministers of the crown might look powerful and oppressive to us; often they see themselves as lonely heroes confronting a sea of troubles. That has been Tony Blair’s schtick from the month he took office. We now see him dripping with other people’s blood but he appears [&hellip

MH17 black boxes given to Netherlands

MH17 black boxes given to Netherlands

The Netherlands government has confirmed that Malaysian officials have handed over the flight MH17 black boxes to Dutch officials. “The black boxes from flight MH17 have been handed over by Malaysian experts to the Dutch Safety Board (OVV) that is leading the international investigation,” the Dutch Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. According to AFP, the [&hellip

Ebola continues to claim African lives

Ebola continues to claim African lives

It is the world’s biggest ever Ebola outbreak, with the death toll surpassing 600 despite efforts by regional and international health experts to contain the epidemic. At this week’s landmark medical conference in Accra, leading African doctor, Didier Mbayi Kangudie, accused the world’s biggest research institutes of failing to invest sufficiently in a vaccine for [&hellip

World biggest aquatic bug found in China

World biggest aquatic bug found in China

Experts have reported the discovery in southern China of the world’s yet-biggest aquatic insect, which has been found to be a giant dobsonfly. The specimen, discovered in China’s Sichuan Province, has been described as having long teeth and fearsome pincers. So far also spotted elsewhere in China, as well as in northern Vietnam, and India’s [&hellip

Two more Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza

Two more Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza

Two more Israeli soldiers have been killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip, raising the official number of the troops killed in the 16-day Israeli offensive against the blockaded Palestinian sliver to 29. The Israeli military said it lost two more soldiers in fighting in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday evening. According to Israeli army, [&hellip

Egypt does not let Gazans cross border

Egypt does not let Gazans cross border

Egypt is refusing to open the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip to allow injured Palestinians to seek treatment at Egyptian hospitals amid Israel’s escalating military offensive against the besieged coastal enclave. Officials in Gaza say that the border crossing, which is Gaza’s only not controlled by Israel, has mostly remained closed since Israel’s [&hellip

Nigeria pres. meets abductees families

Nigeria pres. meets abductees families

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has met with the families of 219 abducted schoolgirls and dozens of classmates who managed to escape from their Takfiri Boko Haram captors. Relatives of the abductees recounted their woes in their first meeting with the president in the capital Abuja on Tuesday. Presidential spokesman Reuben Abati told reporters after the meeting [&hellip

Real finish signing top scorer Rodríguez

Real finish signing top scorer Rodríguez

Real Madrid have finished signing 2014 World Cup’s Golden Boot-winner James David Rodríguez Rubio from AS Monaco. Real announced the completion of the process on Tuesday. The 23-year-old Colombian, who scored six times for his side during the tournament, was thus contracted by the whites for a six-year span. Real will reportedly pay AS Monaco [&hellip

Widodo wins Indonesia presidential poll

Widodo wins Indonesia presidential poll

Indonesia’s Election Commission has declared Joko “Jokowi” Widodo the winner of the country’s presidential election. The Election Commission, known as KPU, announced on Tuesday that the popular Jakarta governor had secured a victory by over six percentage points, receiving 53.15 percent of the nearly 130 million votes cast on July 9. “This victory is a [&hellip

‘Pro-Russians to help in MH17 probe’

‘Pro-Russians to help in MH17 probe’

Russia has called for the investigation into the crash of the Malaysian Flight MH17 to be led by the international community and not by Ukraine, its envoy to Malaysia says. Lyudmila Vorobyeva, the Russian ambassador to Malaysia, made the remarks on Tuesday during a press conference at the embassy in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. [&hellip