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Nidaa Tounes comes 1st in Tunisia vote

Nidaa Tounes comes 1st in Tunisia vote

Tunisia’s Nidaa Tounes Party has won parliamentary elections held to appoint Tunisia’s first five-year legislature since the 2011 ouster of former dictator Zine el-Abidine Bin Ali. The election commission announced the results of the Sunday polls in the early hours of the morning on Thursday. Trailed by the ruling al-Nahda party, Nidaa Tounes secured 85 [&hellip

Fiat to spin off Ferrari into separate unit

Fiat to spin off Ferrari into separate unit

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) plans to spin off Ferrari and sell a 10% stake in the luxury carmaker on the stock market. The remaining Ferrari shares would be distributed among FCA shareholders. The carmaker wants to complete the spin-off next year, with Ferrari shares listed in the US and possibly having a European listing too. [&hellip

Newcastle upset holders City

Newcastle upset holders City

An understrength Newcastle pulled off a big Capital One Cup shock by beating holders Manchester City 2-0 to book their place in the quarter-finals. United boss Alan Pardew fielded an extremely inexperienced side, featuring six changes from the weekend league win at Tottenham, but he was rewarded with an energetic and committed display from his [&hellip

Ansarullah takes control of key town

Ansarullah takes control of key town

Yemen’s Ansarullah fighters have secured control of a strategic town in the central province of Ibb following clashes with al-Qaeda-linked militants. The town of Radmaa fell under the control of the fighters on Wednesday, giving Ansarullah access to a strategic road linking the capital, Sana’a, with the main southern city of Aden. Tribal sources said [&hellip

Future Palestine state in danger

Future Palestine state in danger

A top UN official has warned the Security Council over the Israeli regime’s expansionist policies in East al-Quds (Jerusalem), saying it threatens the viability of the future Palestinian state. UN Undersecretary General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman made the remarks on Wednesday at a Security Council emergency meeting at Jordan’s request after Israel announced plans to [&hellip

Boko Haram attacks NE Nigeria towns

Boko Haram attacks NE Nigeria towns

Fresh clashes have reportedly erupted between Nigerian army forces and the Boko Haram Takfiri militants in the northeastern state of Borno despite a recent ceasefire deal between the two sides.   Witnesses said the fighting broke out on Wednesday when the Boko Haram militants launched an attack on the town of Uba and managed to [&hellip

Gender gap ‘continues to widen’ in UK

Gender gap ‘continues to widen’ in UK

A new report says that gender inequality is on the rise in the United Kingdom, with the gap between men and women widening in workplaces. According to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report for 2014, the UK has slipped out of the world’s list for the top 20 nations for gender equality. [&hellip

Zambia appoints interim president

Zambia appoints interim president

Zambian Vice President Guy Scott has been appointed as the country’s acting head of state, following the death of President Michael Sata. Sata, who was long said to be seriously ill, died Tuesday while undergoing medical treatment for an undisclosed disease at London’s King Edward VII Hospital. Scott was sworn in as Zambia’s acting president [&hellip

NASA rocket explodes on launch

NASA rocket explodes on launch

An unmanned NASA rocket has exploded soon after being launched in the US state of Virginia, a NASA TV broadcast shows. The Antares rocket blasted seconds after its lift-off from a commercial launch pad on Tuesday. The Cygnus spacecraft atop the Antares was tasked with delivering supplies, including experiment hardware, spare parts, and crew provisions [&hellip

‘Dozens killed in ISIL clashes in Syria’

‘Dozens killed in ISIL clashes in Syria’

Violent clashes between ISIL Takfiri terrorists and pro-government forces in central Syria have left dozens of people dead, says a UK-based group. The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday that at least 30 pro-Syrian forces and an unknown number of militants were killed during the clashes in Homs province. The group said the [&hellip