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Snowden asking 15 states for asylum

Snowden asking 15 states for asylum

American whistleblower Edward Snowden has sought asylum from 15 countries after Russia and Ecuador reportedly denied his asylum petitions. “It was a desperate measure on his part after Ecuador disavowed his political protection credentials,” an unnamed Russian Foreign Ministry official told The Los Angeles Times. ”In the document Snowden reiterated once again that he is [&hellip

6.1-magnitude quake hits Indonesia

6.1-magnitude quake hits Indonesia

A powerful 6.1- magnitude earthquake strikes the northern Indonesian province of Aceh, killing at least three people and injuring dozens more across the affected region. According to the US Geological Survey, the quake hit at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles) in the Northern Province of Aceh. The epicenter was situated 55 kilometers (34 [&hellip

Stars goalkeeper for trials in DRC

Stars goalkeeper for trials in DRC

Taifa Stars reserve goalkeeper Hussein Shariff has secured an opportunity to try his luck with the Democratic Republic of Congo’s top flight side of FC Lupopo. The Lubumbashi-based club has been interested in the goalkeepers’ services and will be on trial for four months before confirmation of his transfer. Shariff who previously featured for relegated [&hellip

18,000 may lose eyesight-Sightsavers

18,000 may lose eyesight-Sightsavers

Gosbert Katunzi, Sightsavers country director At least 500 surgeries will be conducted in Iringa and Morogoro, two of the areas worst hit by eye related ailments in Tanzanians where it is said some 18,000 people are in danger of loosing their eye sights. Speaking yesterday in Dar es Salaam during the launch of the cataract [&hellip

Youths urged to apply for jobs in rural areas

Youths urged to apply for jobs in rural areas

Mathias Chikawe, Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs The government has called upon the youths who complete tertiary education to stop choosing work stations in major urban centres only, creating unnecessary shortage of professionals in rural areas. Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Mathias Chikawe made the call over the weekend in Dodoma when addressing [&hellip

Dar gives Obama rousing welcome

Dar gives Obama rousing welcome

Bouquets for US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama from Kazimina Minja (R) and Joseph Masasi at Julius Nyerere International Airport. Business in Dar es Salaam yesterday came to a standstill as US President Barack Obama landed in Tanzania for a two-day state visit. The visiting President and his entourage jetted at the [&hellip

Obama launches Power Africa initiative

Obama launches Power Africa initiative

United States President Barack Obama will today launch a major power project that is expected to make a big difference to the energy supply grid of the country, particularly on the port and commercial city of Dar es Salaam. Speaking yesterday at a press conference in Dar es Salaam, President Obama, on a state visit, [&hellip

Yahoo to shut down AltaVista

Yahoo to shut down AltaVista

Pioneering search engine AltaVista is due to be shut down on 8 July. AltaVista was one of the first search engines to index significant amounts of web content and proved hugely popular before Google debuted. Current owner Yahoo  announced its demise in a blogspot that detailed the latest round of products and services it plans [&hellip

Lethal Arizona wildfire rages on

Lethal Arizona wildfire rages on

The dead firefighters were identified as members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots crew, shown here in an undated photo A deadly wildfire raging in Arizona remains uncontained, as the 19 elite firefighters killed by the blaze were identified and mourned. The bodies of the men, aged 21-43, received an honour guard on Monday as they [&hellip

G8 summit cost British taxpayers £80m

G8 summit cost British taxpayers £80m

Last month’s G8 summit in Northern Ireland has cost British taxpayer a dear £80 million Northern Irish Foreign Minister Sammy Wilson says. Wilson told the Northern Irish Assembly that £75 million of the G8 bill went to providing security to the summit held on June 17 and 18 in Fermanagh district. He added that London [&hellip