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Boko Haram captures Nigeria town

Boko Haram captures Nigeria town

Boko Haram Takfiri militants have taken control of a town in Nigeria’s northeast as they continue their assaults in the country. Witnesses and officials said on Thursday that the town of Buni Yadi in Yobe State has fallen into the hands of the militants while some residents who escaped from their violence noted that Boko [&hellip

‘Thailand to ban commercial surrogacy’

‘Thailand to ban commercial surrogacy’

Amid continued controversy over a high-profile case, a Thai official says the country is to place a ban on commercial surrogacy. Chatree Pinyai, the head of the Ministry of Public Health’s legal department, said a draft law had been forwarded to the newly-appointed National Legislative Assembly. “The law will be put into place by the [&hellip

Garcia rescues draw for Atletico

Garcia rescues draw for Atletico

​A late Raul Garcia goal rescued a 1-1 draw for Atletico Madrid against city rivals Real in Tuesday’s Spanish Supercopa first-leg encounter at the Bernabeu. The Atletico winger headed home in the 88th minute after James Rodriguez had come off the bench to put Real ahead with 10 minutes to go. Both sides had subsequent [&hellip

Guatemala army chief dies in crash

Guatemala army chief dies in crash

The head of the Guatemalan military’s joint chiefs of staff has died in a helicopter crash near the border with Mexico. Interior Secretary Maurio Lopez announced that General Rudy Ortiz and four other military officers were killed in the Wednesday crash that left no survivors. The Bell 206 helicopter went down in a mountainous area [&hellip

Pakistan gov’t-opp. talks end fruitlessly

Pakistan gov’t-opp. talks end fruitlessly

Talks between Pakistani authorities and opposition representatives have ended with no concrete results to solve the country’s political standoff. A government delegation met with representatives of opposition cleric Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri on Wednesday in a bid to resolve the impasse. The session, however, was finished with no significant result. It is not clear if the negotiations will [&hellip

‘Japan landslides death toll rises to 39’

‘Japan landslides death toll rises to 39’

At least 39 people have been killed and seven others gone missing in massive landslides that struck western Japan, officials say. The landslides, burying dozens of houses, took place in Hiroshima on Wednesday morning. According to local officials, it is still too early to tell exactly how many people lost their lives. “The figures may [&hellip

‘West not properly handling Ebola crisis’

‘West not properly handling Ebola crisis’

​Doctors Without Borders (MFS) has slammed Western industrialized countries for failing to make a proper response to the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa. The organization’s operations director, Brice de la Vigne, accused industrialized Western countries of being interested in protecting themselves instead of helping contain the virus. “Globally, the response of [&hellip

‘South Sudan child soldiers on rise’

‘South Sudan child soldiers on rise’

The number of child soldiers in South Sudan has been on the rise following the clashes between the government and rebels, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says. “South Sudan’s army has returned to a terrible practice, once again throwing children into the battlefields,” Daniel Bekele, HRW’s Africa director, said on Wednesday. “Civilian and military leaders should [&hellip

FBI probing massive cyber theft report

FBI probing massive cyber theft report

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into a report by a cybersecurity provider company that alleges its discovery of 1.2 billion stolen Internet logins and passwords. Hold Security has said the data has been stolen by a cybercriminal gang. The company described the data as collected over several years from approximately 420,000 websites [&hellip

Israel just brought hell on itself: Hamas

Israel just brought hell on itself: Hamas

The military wing of Hamas has vowed to deliver crushing blows to Israel after the Tel Aviv regime violated a ceasefire and resumed its merciless onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip. The Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades said on Tuesday the Israeli regime had “opened the gates of hell on itself” through its latest killings in the [&hellip