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All Liberia students fail exam

All Liberia students fail exam

Liberia’s education minister says she finds it hard to believe that not a single candidate passed this year’s university admission exam. Nearly 25,000 school-leavers failed the test for admission to the University of Liberia, one of two state-run universities. The students lacked enthusiasm and did not have a basic grasp of English, a university official [&hellip

Half of teenagers sleep deprived

Half of teenagers sleep deprived

More than half of all teenagers may be sleep deprived, according to experts. A combination of natural hormone changes and greater use of screen-based technology means many are not getting enough sleep. Research has suggested teenagers need nine hours’ sleep to function properly. “Sleep is fundamentally important but despite this it’s been largely ignored as [&hellip

African-Americans want more civil rights laws

African-Americans want more civil rights laws

 U.S. black Americans say more civil rights laws are needed to reduce discrimination against blacks in the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal, a poll found. In an August poll, Gallup found 61 percent of black respondents said there is a need for more civil rights laws, up from 53 percent before Zimmerman was acquitted July [&hellip

Israel benefits from bombings in Lebanon

Israel benefits from bombings in Lebanon

The Iranian ambassador to Beirut has censured the recent wave of deadly bombings in Lebanon, saying the Israeli regime is the main beneficiary of such acts of violence. Ghazanfar Roknabadi said on Tuesday, “The Zionist regime [of Israel] and regional and transregional agents, who are involved in committing these dangerous acts, take the most advantage [&hellip

Record number awaiting surgery in Spain

Record number awaiting surgery in Spain

The number of Spaniards waiting to undergo surgery has hit a historic high, amid massive budget cuts and layoffs imposed by the conservative government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. A report, published by the Spanish newspaper El Pais on Monday citing official figures from the Health Ministry, showed that the number of patients waiting for [&hellip

UN team to begin 2nd day of Syria probe

UN team to begin 2nd day of Syria probe

The UN team of chemical weapons inspectors is due to begin a second day of investigation into an alleged attack near the Syrian capital Damascus. The 20-member UN team led by Swedish expert Aake Sellstroem will begin their second day of probe on Tuesday. On Monday, snipers fired multiple shots at the team of inspectors [&hellip

Muslim Charity Top Ranked in US

Muslim Charity Top Ranked in US

A leading Muslim charity has been recognized amongst the top 10 highly rated charities in the United States, becoming one of the privileged Top Four Star Charities in the country.  “This is a proud moment for all American Muslims.” President of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Naeem Baig said in a statement, congratulating [&hellip

Goal feast keeps Yanga on summit

Goal feast keeps Yanga on summit

Holders Young Africans are perched at the top of the Mainland standings table courtesy of a goal feast during their opening game against newly promoted Ashanti United played at the National Stadium in dares Salaam last Saturday. Stamping their authority as holders seeking to retain the title at the end of the season, posted the [&hellip

Police quiz Mbowe and Lissu in Iringa

Police quiz Mbowe and Lissu in Iringa

Iringa Regional Police Commander, Ramadhani Mungi Chama Cha Demokrasia Na Maendeleo (Chadema) National Chairman Freeman Mbowe and two members of parliament were yesterday held for interrogation by police in Iringa region for allegedly addressing a rally beyond the agreed time. The leaders were arrested and interrogated for three hours for going over time. Others who [&hellip

SAWAKA constructs 198 houses for elderly

SAWAKA constructs 198 houses for elderly

SAWAKA Managing Director (MD), Livingston Byekwaso In a bid to provide good shelter to the elderly, a non-governmental organisation Saidia Wazee Karagwe (SAWAKA) has completed the construction of 198 houses for the group. According to SAWAKA Managing Director (MD), Livingston Byekwaso, the organisation managed to complete the construction of the said houses due to the [&hellip