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Black church shooting kills nine in US

Black church shooting kills nine in US

​Nine people have been shot dead at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, according to police officials. The shooting happened on Wednesday night and the suspect is at large. Local media also reported heavy police and medical personnel presence in the area. Locals are also told to stay indoors. The Charleston Police [&hellip

Swiss banks ‘raised Fifa concerns’

Swiss banks ‘raised Fifa concerns’

​Swiss prosecutors are investigating 53 cases of possible money laundering in their inquiry into bidding for the 2018 and 2022 Fifa World Cups. Attorney General Michael Lauber said the incidents had been reported by Swiss banks. He said his office was analysing a “huge amount” of seized Fifa data in its inquiry. The Swiss investigation [&hellip

‘City bid £40m for Sterling’

‘City bid £40m for Sterling’

Manchester City have tabled a second bid of around £40m for Liverpool and England forward Raheem Sterling. It was reported on Tuesday that  Chelsea were interested in signing the 20-year-old but were not prepared to meet Liverpool’s £50m valuation for the player. With the winger refusing to sign a contract extension at Anfield, a number of Europe’s [&hellip

Quranic Reflections, Yr5, No24, Āyat 2:185

Quranic Reflections, Yr5, No24, Āyat 2:185

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 Bismillāh, June 12, 2015/Sha‘bān 24, 1436 Quranic Reflections: Year 5, No. 24, Āyat 2:185 – Understanding the Spirit of Fasting يُرِيدُ اللَّهُ بِكُمُ الْيُسْرَ وَلَا يُرِيدُ بِكُمُ الْعُسْرَ Yurīdullāhu bikumul-yusra walā yurīdu bikumul-‘usr Allah desires [&hellip

‘Russia will defend itself against NATO’

‘Russia will defend itself against NATO’

​Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia will defend itself against NATO which is increasing its military presence on “our borders.” “If someone puts some of our territories under threat, that means we will have to direct our armed forces and modern strike power at those territories, from where the threat emanates,” AFP quoted Putin as [&hellip

Palestinian government to resign: Abbas

Palestinian government to resign: Abbas

​ Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has announced that his government will be dissolved within the next 24 hours, Fatah officials say. “Within 24 hours the Palestinian government will resign,” several senior officials of Abbas’ Fatah movement quoted him as saying at the 15th Fatah Revolutionary Council conference held in the West Bank city of Ramallah [&hellip

S Arabia continues Yemen airstrikes

S Arabia continues Yemen airstrikes

​Saudi Arabia continues to bombard areas across Yemen amid ongoing negotiations in the Swiss city of Geneva over the conflict in the impoverished country at the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. Saudi warplanes launched several airstrikes in the area of Naqim Mountain in the capital city of Sana’a on Wednesday, Yemen’s al-Masira TV reported [&hellip

Bomb blast kills 3 Somali soldiers

Bomb blast kills 3 Somali soldiers

A bomb explosion near Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, has claimed the lives of at least three members of the Somali security forces. Hassan Abdulahi, a Somali security official, said on Tuesday that the bomb attack was carried out on the outskirts of Mogadishu, near the Hawa Abdi area, and targeted a vehicle of the security forces. [&hellip

Jeb Bush enters presidential race

Jeb Bush enters presidential race

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush has officially entered the race to become the Republican nominee for US president. “We will take Washington – the static capital of this dynamic country – out of the business of causing problems,” Bush said at Miami Dade College on Monday. Earlier, an excerpt of his announcement was released. The [&hellip

Palestinians protest Israel house demolition

Palestinians protest Israel house demolition

​Palestinian demonstrators have held a rally in the northern part of the occupied territories to protest against the demolition of a house by Israeli forces. The protest was staged in the town of Kafr Kanna on Monday after a house belonging to a Palestinian family was demolished. The al-Khatib family’s residence was razed to the [&hellip