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Airport in Libya’s Tripoli targeted

Airport in Libya’s Tripoli targeted

Libyan officials say the capital city’s only functional airport has been targeted in an air raid by a low-flying jet.  Local witnesses and a security source said that the fighter jet launched two missiles at the Mitiga airport in an eastern suburb of Tripoli on Monday. The security source went on to say that the [&hellip

Floods kill 35 in southern Morocco

Floods kill 35 in southern Morocco

At least 35 people have been killed in a flooding in Morocco while 214 others have been rescued, the country’s Interior Ministry says. The southern province of Guelmim which was worst affected by the floods, accounted for 24 of the fatalities, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. The statement added that 214 other people [&hellip

Messi is ‘greatest player in history’

Messi is ‘greatest player in history’

​Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is “the greatest player in football history”, says president Josep Maria Bartomeu. The Argentine, 27, is the all-time top scorer in Spain’s La Liga with 253 goals following his hat-trick in  Saturday’s 5-1 win over Sevilla. Bartomeu said: “We’ll have Leo here for many more years. We are delighted with what he [&hellip

Casillas nominated for keeper award

Casillas nominated for keeper award

​Real Madrid and Spain keeper Iker Casillas has been shortlisted for Fifa’s 2014 World XI despite a poor World Cup and only 12 league games. Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois is also on the list, along with Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer, Barcelona’s Claudio Bravo and Juventus’s Gianluigi Buffon. But Casillas is the surprising name, despite being in [&hellip

Angry Americans protest jury decision

Angry Americans protest jury decision

Angry protesters took to the streets across the United States after a jury decided not to indict a police officer who shot dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch said on Monday night that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson would not face charges for killing 18-year-old Brown on August 9. [&hellip

Sanctions to cost Russia $40bn a year

Sanctions to cost Russia $40bn a year

Russia’s Finance Minister Anton Siluanov says Moscow will be losing around USD 40 billion (32 billion euros) per annum due to the Western sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine. “We are losing around $40 billion per year due to geopolitical sanctions,” Anton Siluanov said on Monday. The Russian minister also said that his country is [&hellip

Palestine recognition on rise: UN chief

Palestine recognition on rise: UN chief

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says the movement of recognizing the state of Palestine is set to gather momentum across the globe. “Indeed — as we see around the world — governments and parliaments are taking action,” the UN chief said at the UN commemoration of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian [&hellip

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel steps down

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel steps down

​US President Barack Obama has accepted the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel amid Washington’s military operations against ISIL in Iraq and Syria. President Barack Obama is set to announce the resignation in a Rose Garden appearance on Monday. The Pentagon chief was reportedly critical of the US war in Afghanistan and Washington’s strategy against [&hellip

‘Life may reside on Jupiter’s moon’

‘Life may reside on Jupiter’s moon’

There may exist life under the frozen surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa, says the US space agency. Fresh analysis of Hubble telescope data bolstered suspicions that under Europa’s icy shell there is a tidally-heated ocean of liquid water that could be capable of containing the building blocks of life. “For the first time in the [&hellip

Terror plots in Britain ‘multiplied’

Terror plots in Britain ‘multiplied’

Suspected terror plots have multiplied in Britain swiftly, the country’s most senior police officer says. “We’ve said on average over the last few years it’s been about one (plot) a year, but this year alone we think four or five,” Scotland Yard commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe told state-funded BBC on Sunday. He also expressed fear over [&hellip