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Bangladesh garment factory fire kills 8

Bangladesh garment factory fire kills 8

The Bangladeshi government has shut down several garment factories due to safety reasons following a deadly collapse of a factory in April. The file photo shows a burnt-out garment manufacturing building in Dhaka. The Bangladeshi government has shut down 18 garment factories due to safety reasons following the deadly collapse of the eight-storey building of [&hellip

UN decries poverty in East al-Quds

UN decries poverty in East al-Quds

Palestinian children play football at a school in East al-Quds. Israel’s “segregation policies” have left more than 80 percent of Palestinian children in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) living in poverty, a UN statement says. “Palestinian poverty in Jerusalem has risen steadily over the last decade,” the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said in a [&hellip

Sharif woes to end war on terror role

Sharif woes to end war on terror role

Nawaz Sharif, seen as the front-runner in Pakistan’s upcoming parliamentary elections, says if elected, he would end his country’s support of the so-called war on terror. In a Wednesday interview with the state-run BBC, Sharif, who served as Pakistan’s premier twice in the 1990s, said, “Yes, we have to” take Pakistan out of the US-led [&hellip

38 killed in N India bus accident

38 killed in N India bus accident

Volunteers and police try to reach victims inside the partially submerged bus in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on May 8, 2013. At least 38 people have died and several others sustained injures after an overcrowded bus plunged into a river in northern India. The accident took place on Wednesday near the mountainous [&hellip

US removes 17 nuclear missile officers

US removes 17 nuclear missile officers

 Inside of the deactivated Delta Nine Launch Facility near Wall, S.D. The US Air Force has stripped 17 officers of their authority for the control and launch of nuclear missiles after a string of unpublicized failings, a military official says. The decision to suspend the officers was taken in April, after a March inspection of [&hellip

Ferguson to retire as manager

Ferguson to retire as manager

Sir Alex Ferguson will step down as Manchester United manager at the end of the season after 26 years in charge. The Scot, 71, has won 38 trophies during his reign at Old Trafford and will now become a director and ambassador for the club. His haul includes 13 league titles, two Champions League crowns, [&hellip

Nahodha: Build a culture of reporting religious complaints

Nahodha: Build a culture of reporting religious complaints

                                                                                                                     Shamsi Vuai Nahodha , Defence and National Service minister Religious leaders and their followers were yesterday urged to build a culture of reporting their complaints to relevant authorities instead of attacking each another through religious assemblies. “I am aware that Muslim and Christian clerics and worshippers have a number of grievances. It’s high [&hellip

Kinana refutes ivory trafficking claims made by opposition MPs

Kinana refutes ivory trafficking claims made by opposition MPs

                                 The Chama Cha Mapinduzi Secretary General, Abdulrahman Kinana, has strongly refuted all claims made by the opposition camp in Parliament recently that he was involved in the trafficking of elephant tusks that were impounded in Vietnam in 2009, calling them as fabricated lies. According to him, “the accusations are unfounded, malicious and aimed at [&hellip

MPs demand rise in Home Affairs ministry budget

MPs demand rise in Home Affairs ministry budget

                                                                                                                                                          Manyoni MP, Paul Lwanji The government has been urged to increase the meagre 2013/2014 budget estimates of the Ministry of Home Affairs to ensure smooth implementation of its plans. For financial year 2013/2014 the ministry requested 741.1bn/- out of which 578.3bn/- would be used for the recurrent expenditure and 162.84bn/- for the development expenditure. [&hellip

Minister Nchimbi asks House to endorse 741.1bn/- estimates

Minister Nchimbi asks House to endorse 741.1bn/- estimates

                                                                                                                                    Home Affairs minister, Dr Emmanuel Nchimbi Home Affairs minister Dr Emmanuel Nchimbi yesterday tabled the ministry’s budget requesting the National Assembly to endorse at least 741.1bn/- for both recurrent and development expenditure for the financial year 2013/2014. Dr Nchimbi told the House on Monday that out of the estimated budget, at least 578.3bn/- would be [&hellip