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Ban urges S Sudan talks resumption

Ban urges S Sudan talks resumption

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on the leaders of South Sudan’s warring sides to resume peace negotiations to end the country’s months-long conflict. Ban made the plea in a Tuesday statement as he marked the third anniversary of the founding of the world’s newest nation. “On the occasion of the third anniversary of [&hellip

Robotic hand enabled with ‘sense’

Robotic hand enabled with ‘sense’

A UK-based company has developed a robotic hand outfitted with sensors, which enable it to attain optimal grip over the objects it is presented with. The fingertip-mounted sensors make it possible for Shadow Robot Company’s Dexterous Hand to calculate the pressure it needs to apply to hold an object. Managing director Rich Walker said, “What [&hellip

Japan issues alert over super typhoon

Japan issues alert over super typhoon

Japan has issued the highest alert as super typhoon Neoguri approaches the southern Okinawa Islands. On Monday, Japan’s Meteorological Agency warned of violent winds and waves which could reach as high as 14 meters (45 feet). The storm was some 500 kilometers (310 miles) south of the main Okinawa island at 1200 GMT and was [&hellip

Shevardnadze dies at age of 86

Shevardnadze dies at age of 86

Former President of Georgia Eduard Shevardnadze has died at the age of 86.  Shevardnadze’s spokeswoman said that he died on Monday afternoon following a long illness. The last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev while expressing sorrow over the passing of his “friend” said that Shevardnadze was an “extraordinary, talented person.” “He was always quick to find a [&hellip

Fresh Israeli air raids kill more Gazans

Fresh Israeli air raids kill more Gazans

At least five Palestinians have been killed and 30 others injured in a fresh spate of air attacks by the Israeli regime on the besieged Gaza Strip. This comes as the Israeli army carried out more than a dozen air strikes on the besieged enclave on Tuesday. The latest reports say several residential buildings have [&hellip

Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 15:3

Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 15:3

Do they not reflect upon the Qur’an, or are there locks on the hearts? (Q 47:24) For past Qur’anic Reflections click here Thank you for allowing us to send you our e-communications. Inshā Allāh we hope to continue serving the mu’minīn through this media. ذَرْهُمْ يَأْكُلُوا وَيَتَمَتَّعُوا وَيُلْهِهِمُ الْأَمَلُ ۖ فَسَوْفَ يَعْلَمُونَ Dhar-hum ya’kulū wayatamatta‘ū wayulhihimul-amal, fasawfa ya‘lamūn Leave [&hellip

FIFA rejects appeal against Silva ban

FIFA rejects appeal against Silva ban

FIFA has refused to consider Brazil’s request to overturn a yellow card ban on star defender Thiago Silva for the World Cup semifinal versus Germany, saying that his suspension will stand. In a statement issued on Monday, the ruling soccer body rejected the appeal by the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) and said there was “no [&hellip

Brazil arrests World Cup tickets official

Brazil arrests World Cup tickets official

Brazilian police have arrested a senior executive with a FIFA ticket partner, accusing him of leading a network that illegally sold game tickets in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Ray Whelan, the director of Match Hospitality, was arrested in Rio de Janeiro at the Copacabana Palace Hotel, used by the FIFA as its headquarters during [&hellip

Powerful quake jolts southern Mexico

Powerful quake jolts southern Mexico

A powerful earthquake has jolted southern Mexico and Central America, killing at least four people and damaging dozens of homes. The 6.9-magnitude quake shook the border between Guatemala and Mexico on Monday. The US Geological survey says the quake’s epicenter was located 22 kilometers southwest of the city of Tapachula in Chiapas at the depth [&hellip

Japan moves to ease China tensions

Japan moves to ease China tensions

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said his country and China are “inextricably linked” to each other, in comments likely aimed at easing the recently heightened tensions between Tokyo and Beijing. “Japan and China are inextricably linked to each other. It is not uncommon for various unresolved issues to exist between neighboring countries,” Abe said [&hellip