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ISIL mass executed Iraq troops: HRW

ISIL mass executed Iraq troops: HRW

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says militants from the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have executed Iraqi soldiers en masse this month. The Takfiri militants in mid-June uploaded photos of what they claimed to be the bodies of dozens of Iraqi security forces whom they had executed in the city of Tikrit. [&hellip

Death toll from CAR violence hits 70

Death toll from CAR violence hits 70

Death toll from a fresh wave of sectarian violence that erupted in the Central African Republic earlier this week has risen to 70 people. According to an unnamed member of the African-led International Support Mission in the Central African Republic (MISCA), the figure is still likely to rise because of lack of access to some [&hellip

Tiny mammal found related to elephants

Tiny mammal found related to elephants

A newly-discovered diminutive mammal has been found to be genetically related to elephants, scientists say. Macroscelides micus — as goes the 7.5-inch (19-cm)-long creature’s scientific name — has been found in Namibia and is akin in appearance to a mouse with a long snout. John Dumbacher, a California scientist who helped identify the animal, said [&hellip

83,000 Iraqi families flee Nineveh

83,000 Iraqi families flee Nineveh

The escalation of violence by the terrorists of so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has forced 83,000 Iraqi families to flee their homes in Nineveh Province, Iraqi Red Crescent Society says. The aid organization said on Friday that it registered 83,000 families from Nineveh seeking refuge in northern and southern provinces. The society [&hellip

‘Ebola can spread in West Africa’

‘Ebola can spread in West Africa’

Ebola can spread to other countries in Africa beyond hard-hit Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization warns. “We want other countries in West Africa to be ready,” the WHO’s Ebola expert Pierre Formenty said on Friday. “I’m talking about bordering countries like Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau.” Insisting that travel bans are [&hellip

Ukraine signs agreement with EU

Ukraine signs agreement with EU

Ukraine’s new authorities have finally inked a free trade deal with the European Union (EU) following months of violent unrest and clashes over the issue. The deal will ultimately break a historically close relationship between Ukraine and its major trading partner and neighbor Russia. The signing of the agreement comes after 8 months of violent [&hellip

Alaska flooding affects dozens of people

Alaska flooding affects dozens of people

Alaska officials have organized an airlift for dozens of lodge guests and lodge employees stranded beyond Wonder Lake on the Denali National Road. Heavy rainfall in Interior Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve flooded a backcountry lodge on Thursday prompting the closure of the only road into the park, the Associated Press reported. Denali Backcountry [&hellip

‘Bahrain judiciary hides torture crimes’

‘Bahrain judiciary hides torture crimes’

​A group of political prisoners in Bahrain says the country’s judiciary is used to covering up torture crimes against thousands of inmates. The inmates in Bahrain’s Dry Dock prison made the announcement in a Thursday statement, calling for the boycott of the judiciary system. The statement said that the judiciary covers up “torture crimes perpetrated [&hellip

Anti-austerity protests held in France

Anti-austerity protests held in France

People have held anti-austerity protests in France as the country continues to struggle with economic problems, Press TV reports. Hundreds of people and trade union members across the country staged a walkout over the austerity policies adopted by the socialist administration of President Francois Hollande on Thursday. The protesters said Hollande is not different from [&hellip

US falls to Germany 1-0

US falls to Germany 1-0

The US national soccer team has reached to the knockout stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup despite a 1-0 defeat against Germany. Thomas Muller scored in 55th minute for Germany in a Group G match at Arena Pernambuco in Recife on Thursday, but it could not eliminate the Americans thanks to Portugal’s win over [&hellip