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Libya asks UN aid, dismantles militias

Libya asks UN aid, dismantles militias

Libya’s newly elected parliament has asked the United Nations for a military intervention to protect civilians amid clashes between rival militias in the country. The lawmakers on Wednesday asked the chairman of the parliament to take the necessary measures to facilitate such intervention. In a move aimed at stemming the violence in the country, the [&hellip

Ebola death toll reaches 1,069: WHO

Ebola death toll reaches 1,069: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) says the worst outbreak of Ebola has so far claimed the lives of 1,069 people. The UN health agency announced the latest death toll on Wednesday, adding that the disease left 56 people dead in just two days. The number of confirmed infections rose by 128 over the two days, [&hellip

‘Amazon fish turns threatened species’

‘Amazon fish turns threatened species’

Overfishing has turned the Amazon River’s largest fish into threatened species, scientists have found out. An international team of scientists has discovered that the arapaima, which can grow up to 10 feet in length and weigh upwards of 400 pounds, have gone missing from many parts of the river. The aquatic creature has, consequently, been [&hellip

Martino named Argentina boss

Martino named Argentina boss

​Former Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino has been named as the new head coach of Argentina. He succeeds Alex Sabella, whose contract ended after he had guided his country to the World Cup final, where they lost to Germany. Martino, 51, parted company with Barca in May after just one season in charge, shortly after they [&hellip

Liverpool agree Moreno deal

Liverpool agree Moreno deal

Liverpool have agreed a £12 million deal to sign long-term transfer target Sevilla defender Alberto Moreno. Brendan Rodgers made signing a left-back his priority earlier this summer and singled out the 22-year-old as his number one target. Sevilla insisted that Moreno was going nowhere unless their 20 million euro asking price was met with manager [&hellip

UNSC warns South Sudan of sanctions

UNSC warns South Sudan of sanctions

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has once again warned the warring parties in South Sudan that it is prepared to impose sanctions against either side that threatens ongoing peace talks. British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant, who also holds the rotating presidency of the UNSC for the month of August, read the council members’ joint [&hellip

ECOWAS official dies of Ebola

ECOWAS official dies of Ebola

An official of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has died of the Ebola disease in the African country of Nigeria. “The ECOWAS Commission announces with deep regret the passing of a staff member of its Lagos Liaison Office, Mr. Jatto Asihu Abdulqudir, aged 36,” the group said in a statement on Tuesday. [&hellip

US sends 130 ‘military advisers’ to Iraq

US sends 130 ‘military advisers’ to Iraq

Despite the presence of thousands of American troops in Iraq, US President Barack Obama has approved the deployment of 130 more “military advisers” to northern Iraq. “The president has authorized for me to go ahead and authorize about 130 new assessment team members,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Tuesday, adding that the troops arrived [&hellip

Gunmen kill Libyan capital police chief

Gunmen kill Libyan capital police chief

Unknown attackers have shot and killed Tripoli police chief Colonel Mohamed al-Suissi in the Libyan capital’s eastern suburbs. According to an unnamed security source, Suissi had participated in a meeting of Tajura municipal council in the eastern suburbs on Tuesday and was on his way back to Tripoli city center when the assault occurred. “Colonel [&hellip

Kiev to create free trade zone in Crimea

Kiev to create free trade zone in Crimea

The Ukrainian parliament has passed a law on the creation of a free trade zone in Crimea nearly five months after the peninsula declared independence from Ukraine to join Russia. On Tuesday, 227 lawmakers at the Ukrainian parliament approved a law on the establishment of a free trade zone in Crimea for ten years. On [&hellip