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Van blast kills 15 children in Pakistan

Van blast kills 15 children in Pakistan

  At least 15 children have been killed in a school van gas cylinder blast in eastern Pakistan, reports say. The incident took place at about 7:40 a.m. (local time) Saturday when the school van was heading towards a school in Gujrat, a district in Pakistan’s eastern province of Punjab. According to local media, there [&hellip

Guatemala extradites ex-president to US

Guatemala extradites ex-president to US

Former Guatemalan President Alfonso Portillo  speaks to the press as he is led by police to an aircraft that will fly him to the US from Guatemala City, May 24, 2013. Before boarding the plane, the 61-year-old told local radio he was being kidnapped and accused the Guatemalan government of breaking the law. Former Guatemalan [&hellip

‘Freedom of speech restricted in Turkey’

‘Freedom of speech restricted in Turkey’

Amnesty International says freedom of expression is still restricted in Turkey and hundreds of journalists remain jailed for criticizing the government. In a report entitled “Annual Report 2013, the State of the World’s Human Rights” that was released on Thursday, the London-based human rights group said that despite limited legislative reforms in Turkey, the measures [&hellip

Chomsky calls for Obama trial at ICC

Chomsky calls for Obama trial at ICC

Renowned American academic Noam Chomsky says US President Barack Obama, his predecessor George W. Bush along with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair should face trial for the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the ensuing turmoil in the Arab state. “Bush and Blair ought to be up there [at the International Criminal Court]. There is [&hellip

Iraqi Shias, Sunnis hold unity prayers

Iraqi Shias, Sunnis hold unity prayers

File photo shows Friday Prayers in the Sadr City neighborhood of Baghdad. Thousands of Iraqis have held unity prayers across the nation to show solidarity against attempts to push the country into sectarian strife. The joint Shia-Sunni Friday Prayers came against the backdrop of growing anger countrywide over what Iraqi authorities, including Prime Minister Nouri [&hellip

Magnitude-5.7 tremor hits California

Magnitude-5.7 tremor hits California

A magnitude-5.7 earthquake has struck the US western state of California and felt in two other states, but reportedly leaving no injuries or major damage. The Friday night tremor was centered near Greenville, about 25 miles southwest of Susanville in the extreme northeastern part of the state, and only broke dishes and shook mirrors, according [&hellip

Teen golfers for Scotland

Teen golfers for Scotland

Katibu Mkuu wa Yanga, Lawrence Mwalusako Mabingwa watetezi wa mashindano ya Klabu Bingwa Afrika Mashariki na Kati (Kombe la Kagame), Yanga wanatarajia kucheza mechi ya kirafiki ya kimataifa dhidi ya mabingwa wapya wa Ligi Kuu ya Rwanda, Rayon kwenye Uwanja wa CCM Kirumba, Mwanza mwezi ujao. Akizungumza na gazeti hili jana, Katibu Mkuu wa Yanga, [&hellip

WB approves USD213m to support Tanzania

WB approves USD213m to support Tanzania

Colin Bruce, Director, Strategy and Operations, Africa Region, World Bank The World Bank Board of Executive Directors yesterday approved USD213m to support the government’s efforts to rehabilitate roads and bring HIV/Aids and road safety services to people along the Dar es Salaam Corridor. “Well-functioning access to the maritime ports of Tanzania and Mozambique is essential [&hellip

Mwinyi wants EAC Day declared public holiday

Mwinyi wants EAC Day declared public holiday

Waziri wa Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa, Bernard Membe amesema ujio wa Rais wa Marekani Barack Obama ni wa umuhimu kwa nchi kwani utaipatia Tanzania zaidi ya dola milioni 800 (sawa na Sh. Trilioni 1.3) kwa ajili ya kukamilisha malengo ya milenia. Membe alizungumza hayo jana katika wa mkutano baina yake na mabalozi [&hellip

Finland, Vodacom partner to support local farmers

Finland, Vodacom partner to support local farmers

Alexander Stubb Finland has expressed willingness to work with Tanzanian farmers in a move aimed at imparting to them important information on modern agriculture. Alexander Stubb, the country’s European Affairs and Foreign Trade minister extended the hand of cooperation in remarks at Wednesday’s launch in Dar es Salaam of a partnership meant to enable farmers [&hellip