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Italy’s reforms trigger massive strike

Italy’s reforms trigger massive strike

Thousands of striking workers in Italy are set to turn out nationwide to condemn the government’s economic reforms. The protesters are opposed to the government plans for job reforms, which are aimed at making it easier to hire and fire workers. Union workers have staged protests in more than 50 Italian cities with some members [&hellip

Brazil killer admits to 42 murders

Brazil killer admits to 42 murders

A serial killer in Brazil has confessed to killing 42 people for fun over the past decade, making him one of the country’s most prolific murderers. Brazilian authorities arrested Sailson Jose das Gracas in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, where he told reporters he killed for pleasure and the accompanying adrenaline rush. Das Gracas, 26, said [&hellip

Tunisia’s Jebali quits Ennahda party

Tunisia’s Jebali quits Ennahda party

The secretary general of Tunisia’s Ennahda Islamic Movement has tendered his resignation as the leader of the country’s most prominent political party.   Hamadi Jebali, a former prime minister, announced Thursday that he was stepping down from the party as he no longer agreed with its policies. “I chose to be among those activists eager to [&hellip

3 killed, 8 wounded in Ukraine clashes

3 killed, 8 wounded in Ukraine clashes

Fresh clashes between the army and pro-Russia forces in east Ukraine have claimed the lives of three Ukrainian soldiers. “We lost three soldiers and another eight were wounded in the past 24 hours,” Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council spokesman, Andriy Lysenko said on Thursday. The Ukrainian official also accused the pro-Russia forces of violating [&hellip

Fifa to vote on corruption report release

Fifa to vote on corruption report release

​Fifa will vote next week over whether to publicly release a disputed report into  alleged corruption in the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. World football’s governing body had insisted releasing the report would not be possible for legal reasons. However, under a proposed amendment to Fifa’s ethics code, an edited version of the [&hellip

CIA used rectal rehydration on detainees

CIA used rectal rehydration on detainees

Former CIA Director Michael Hayden on Thursday defended the spy agency’s practice of rectal rehydration on terrorism suspects detained by the US after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The brutal feeding technique, which human rights groups say amounts to torture, was revealed by a US Senate report released on Tuesday about the CIA’s torture programs during [&hellip

‘17.5 mn pilgrims in Iraq for Arba’een’

‘17.5 mn pilgrims in Iraq for Arba’een’

The number of pilgrims attending mourning rituals of Arba’een, which marks 40th days after the anniversary of the martyrdom of the third Shia Imam, has reached a record 17.5 million in the central Iraqi city of Karbala, says an Iraqi official. Arba’een, which in Arabic means forty, falls on December 13 this year and marks [&hellip

Food insecurity threatening world: FAO

Food insecurity threatening world: FAO

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has issued a warning about the worsening food insecurity across the globe. According to the latest Crop Prospects and Food Situation Report by the FAO released Thursday, food insecurity threatens as many as 38 countries, including 29 in Africa, although an all-time record of more than 2.5 [&hellip

Israeli forces injure 19 Palestinians

Israeli forces injure 19 Palestinians

Israeli forces have clashed with Palestinians in a town near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, injuring at least 19 people. The Palestinians sustained injuries after Israeli soldiers fired rubber bullets to disperse a crowd in al-Biereh town on Thursday. The clashes followed a funeral for Palestinian Minister Ziad Abu Ein, who was killed by [&hellip

Over 30 killed in bombing in Nigeria’s Jos

Over 30 killed in bombing in Nigeria’s Jos

Two bombs have exploded near a bus station in the central Nigerian city of Jos, killing at least 30 people, witnesses say. One blast went off at an outdoor food stand and the other at the nearby entrance to the Terminus market in the center of the city, witnesses who spoke on condition of anonymity [&hellip