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Toronto Mayor Ford says he has given up alcohol

Toronto Mayor Ford says he has given up alcohol

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he has given up alcohol after a “come to Jesus moment”, as city councillors all but stripped him of power. Mr Ford, 44, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation that he was “finished” with drink. Earlier, he vowed “outright war” on city councillors who had just voted to further limit his [&hellip

3 dead, 2 injured in Houston shooting

3 dead, 2 injured in Houston shooting

A shooting happened at an apartment complex in northwest Houston, Texas, on Wednesday leaving three people dead and two others injured. The dead include two men and one woman. The two injured – a man and a woman – were taken by helicopter to a local hospital, police said. Police also said that the suspect [&hellip

LRA leader Kony ‘in surrender talks’

LRA leader Kony ‘in surrender talks’

The government of the Central African Republic (CAR) has said it is in talks with Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony with the aim of his surrender. A CAR government spokesman told the BBC that Kony was in the country but wanted his security to be guaranteed before giving himself up. Kony, leader of the Lord’s Resistance [&hellip

‘Al-Qaeda serves Israel, KSA interests’

‘Al-Qaeda serves Israel, KSA interests’

A political commentator says Saudi Arabia and Israel are seeking to create tension in the region by supporting the terrorist al-Qaeda network. Twin blasts outside the Iranian Embassy in Beirut left at least 25 people dead, including six Iranian nationals, on Tuesday. An al-Qaeda-linked group, Abdullah Azzam Brigades, has claimed responsibility for the bombings. In [&hellip

Afghan deal to give US troops immunity

Afghan deal to give US troops immunity

US forces remaining in Afghanistan after 2014 will have immunity from prosecution according to a draft security deal released by Kabul. On Wednesday, the Afghan Foreign Ministry released the draft of the pact that would give US troops remaining after 2014 immunity from Afghan courts. The troops will be subject to American justice instead of [&hellip

Obama urges no new Iran sanctions

Obama urges no new Iran sanctions

The upper house of the US Congress has acceded to the White House’s request to delay a vote on additional sanctions against Iran, as the Islamic Republic and six other countries are set to resume their nuclear negotiations in the Swiss city of Geneva. During a two-hour meeting with top Democrats and Republicans from the [&hellip

South Africa mall rescue suspended

South Africa mall rescue suspended

Rescue efforts in South Africa have been briefly suspended at the site a collapsed half-built mall, police say. Police spokesperson Thulani Zwane told the BBC that the search for survivors would resume after some of the concrete blocks has been cleared. One person has died and there are fears that some construction workers, possibly 40, [&hellip

Egyptian troops die in Sinai attack

Egyptian troops die in Sinai attack

Ten people have been killed and dozens more wounded in a car bomb attack on Egyptian soldiers near the North Sinai city of el-Arish. Al-Masri al-Youm newspaper said a convoy of buses carrying infantry soldiers was hit by a roadside bomb as it moved through the Kharouba area. The death toll was likely to rise, [&hellip

Ex-Man United players for Dar

Ex-Man United players for Dar

Airtel MD Sunil Colaso hands over jersey of Manchester United to TFF’s president Jamal Malinzi at a ceremony to announce new partnership deal between Airtel and Man United held in Dsm. A Contingent of former English Premier League Football Club (EPL) Manchester United players and officials are expected in the country soon. Manchester United relations [&hellip

Indian community in Tanzania praised for social responsibility

Indian community in Tanzania praised for social responsibility

India High Commissioner to Tanzania, Debnat Shaw, presents a dummy cheque worth 50 Mllion to the primary schools’ coordinator, Christian Mimbo (L), at Tanzania Tamil Sangam Children’s Day. India’s High Commissioner to Tanzania, Debnat Shaw, has praised Members of the Tamil Sangam (TTS), living in Dar es Salaam, for their support towards social programmes across [&hellip