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Jakarta rejects Australia swap proposal

Jakarta rejects Australia swap proposal

Indonesia has rejected a proposal by Australia to exchange prisoners, which was aimed at preventing the execution of two convicted Australian drug traffickers. Indonesian media reports on Thursday said that Deputy Foreign Minister Abdurrahman Mohammad Fachir rejected the proposal to swap Myuran Sukumaran, 33, and Andrew Chan, 31, for Indonesian prisoners in Australian custody. The [&hellip

US plotting to oust Putin: Russia

US plotting to oust Putin: Russia

Russia’s Security Council has accused the United States of plotting to oust President Vladimir Putin by aiding opposition groups. Nikolai Patrushev, the council’s chief, said on Wednesday that Washington is financing the opposition and encouraging mass demonstrations against Putin. Patrushev added that the US funds Russian political groups under the guise of promoting civil society, [&hellip

This Day in History (05-03-2015)

This Day in History (05-03-2015)

3238 solar years ago, on this day in 1223 BC, the oldest recorded eclipse so far discovered, occurred according to a clay tablet retrieved from the ancient city of Ugarit in Syria.  The ancient civilizations of Syria, Egypt and Mesopotamia (Iraq), were scientifically advanced while the Greeks and other Europeans lived in the dark ages as [&hellip

Di Maria ‘could peak next year’

Di Maria ‘could peak next year’

Louis van Gaal says Manchester United fans may have to wait until next season before they see the best of Angel Di Maria. The Argentine, who signed for a British transfer record fee of £59.7million from Real Madrid last summer, has faded following a promising start. Di Maria, 27, has not scored in the Premier [&hellip

Chelsea hold on at West Ham

Chelsea hold on at West Ham

​Chelsea were made to dig deep as they maintained their five point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 1-0 victory at West Ham. The Blues overcame a stern test of their title credentials thanks to Eden Hazard’s first-half header and a string of fine saves from goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. West Ham [&hellip

Ferguson police targeted blacks: Holder

Ferguson police targeted blacks: Holder

US Attorney General Eric Holder says a lengthy investigation into the shooting of an unarmed black teenager has found systemic racial bias against African Americans in Ferguson, Missouri. Holder made the remarks on Wednesday, just after the Justice Department cleared Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson of federal charges in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. [&hellip

‘Ukraine mine blast kills at least 32’

‘Ukraine mine blast kills at least 32’

At least 32 workers have been killed in an explosion at a coal mine in Ukraine’s eastern city of Donetsk, the country’s parliament speaker says, adding that dozens more are unaccounted for. “A terrible tragedy took place this morning at Zasyadko (mine). There are victims, currently numbering 32,” Volodymyr Groysman told lawmakers in the capital, [&hellip

Australians await death on Indonesia island

Australians await death on Indonesia island

Amid Canberra’s outcry, Indonesia has moved two Australian drug smugglers fromtheir Bali prison to an island where they will be executed. On Wednesday, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were taken from the island’s Kerobokan jail to the airport to be transferred to Nusakambangan island, home to several high-security prisons. The Australian convicts were arrested in 2005 [&hellip

Assad accuses Erdogan of supporting Takfiris

Assad accuses Erdogan of supporting Takfiris

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of supporting ISIL Takfiri militants. Assad made the comments while meeting with a delegation of Turkish opposition figures in the Syrian capital Damascus on Tuesday, Press TV reported. The visiting delegation, led by Dogu Perincek, the head of the ultranationalist Land Party, includes various members [&hellip

Villa’s long wait for win ends

Villa’s long wait for win ends

Tim Sherwood recorded his first win as Aston Villa manager as Christian Benteke’s last-minute penalty helped beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 in the west Midlands derby on Tuesday night. Saido Berahino had struck his 18th goal of the season midway through the second half to cancel out Gabriel Agbonlahor’s 22nd-minute opener and put the visitors [&hellip