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33 dead, 12 missing in China rainstorms

33 dead, 12 missing in China rainstorms

At least 33 people have lost their lives and some 12 others are missing as rain and hailstorms struck southern parts of China, officials say. An unnamed Civil Affairs Ministry official and the National Committee for Disaster Reduction said on Thursday that since May 14 rainstorms have caused flooding and landslides in some provinces including [&hellip

UN chief to meet Russian president

UN chief to meet Russian president

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expected to arrive in Russia today to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said. During his visit, Ban will hold talks with Putin at his vacation residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Friday, Kremlin said on Thursday without giving details about the agenda of the [&hellip

At least 6 killed by Texas tornadoes

At least 6 killed by Texas tornadoes

At least six people were killed and dozens more injured after tornadoes ripped through parts of North Texas destroying homes, officials said. More than 100 homes were destroyed in the Rancho Brazos subdivision near Granbury, Texas, where the six people were killed, Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds said. The death toll could climb because parts [&hellip

Gitmo hunger strike reaches 100th day

Gitmo hunger strike reaches 100th day

Guantanamo captives during a morning prayer As the hunger strike protest by captives at the notorious American military camp in Guantanamo reaches its 100th day, there are growing calls inside of the US and across the world to shut down the facility. Nearly 130 of the 166 inmates in the military detention and torture center [&hellip

Pemba hosts basketball tournament

Pemba hosts basketball tournament

The Ali Yussuf Thabit Kombo basketball championships gets underway in Pemba tomorrow as 12 teams are lined up to take part. Teams competing are gender balanced including holders Tornado according to the Basketball Association of Zanzibar, BAZA. Amani Ibrahim Makungu who happens to be the Zanzibar Football Association’s president is expected to be the guest [&hellip

Dar has over 5,000 ‘street children’ – minister

Dar has over 5,000 ‘street children’ – minister

Rev Luckson Ndaga Mwanjale (Mbeya Rural, CCM) Dar es salaam Region had a total of 5,580 children living and working on the streets as of June 2012, Health and Social Welfare deputy minister Dr Seif Rashid revealed before the House yesterday. He was responding to a question raised by Rev Luckson Ndaga Mwanjale (Mbeya Rural, [&hellip

TEF suspends Mullinda’s membership indefinitely

TEF suspends Mullinda’s membership indefinitely

TEF chairman, Absalom Kibanda The Tanzania Editors Forum has suspended indefinitely the membership of the Editor of Mtanzania Jumatano Charles Mullinda following a news article published on his newspaper dated April 17 this year which did not abide by professional ethics. According to a statement availed to The Guardian yesterday TEF reached the decision after [&hellip

‘TPDF arrival in DRC rekindles peace prospects’

‘TPDF arrival in DRC rekindles peace prospects’

Lt Col Kapambala Mgawe The Tanzania People’s Defence Forces (TPDF) has already deployed 100 soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo for the United Nations peacekeeping mission, a spokesman said in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday. Lt Col Kapambala Mgawe said the arrival of Tanzanian soldiers has rekindled peace prospects in the vast central African [&hellip

Transport hitches delay TB vaccine delivery

Transport hitches delay TB vaccine delivery

The Health and Social Welfare ministry and Medical Stores Department (MSD) have said the government is yet to receive Bacillus Calmette–Guérin (BCG) vaccines for children, attributing the delay to transport hitches. Health and Social Welfare deputy minister Dr Seif Rashid had told The Guardian on Monday that the consignment was to arrive in the country [&hellip

First Thursday of Rajab

First Thursday of Rajab

The first eve of Friday (Thursday night) in the month of Rajab is known as Laylatu Raghaa-ib. (Raghaa-ib: beautiful gifts or valuables). This night of beautiful gifts or valuables is one of the blessed nights in Rajab. Our beloved Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.w. has recommended a unique prayer for this night indicating great excellence. The benefits [&hellip