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100 feared dead in Nigeria attacks

100 feared dead in Nigeria attacks

Up to 100 people are feared dead in a string of attacks suspected to have been carried out by Boko Haram Takfiri militants in Nigeria. Witnesses and other reports said the militants attacked three villages and a number of churches near the town of Chibok on Sunday. They also set several buildings in nearby villages [&hellip

Iraqis ban Turkish, Saudi-made goods

Iraqis ban Turkish, Saudi-made goods

Residents and merchants in Iraq’s central province of Babil have agreed to stop importing commodities from neighboring Turkey and Saudi Arabia due to the support of Ankara and Riyadh for the latest violence sweeping Iraq. Babil Governor Sadeq al-Sultani said on Saturday that the decision has been taken in response to the stance of the [&hellip

One killed in Israeli airstrike on Gaza

One killed in Israeli airstrike on Gaza

At least one Palestinian has been killed and two others have been injured in an Israeli airstrike on the besieged Gaza Strip, Press TV reports. The air raid on Gaza’s Khan Younis took place on Sunday. The airstrike coincided with another attack in which the Israeli tanks fired in the same area. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin [&hellip

Al-Shabab kills 3 in Somalia’s capital

Al-Shabab kills 3 in Somalia’s capital

Three members of Somalia’s security forces have been shot dead by al-Shabab fighters in the capital, Mogadishu. Two traffic police men were killed by al-Shabab gunmen along Maka al-Mukarram road, which is a major thoroughfare through the center of Mogadishu, the commander of traffic police, Ali Hirsi said, adding, “The attackers escaped.” Meanwhile, witnesses said that [&hellip

Barca and Real Madrid still want Suarez

Barca and Real Madrid still want Suarez

Barcelona and Real Madrid still want Luis Suarez and negotiations have already begun over a move from Liverpool to Spain, according to Spanish football pundit Guillem Balague. The Uruguayan’s Liverpool contract is rumoured to contain a buyout clause and Suarez was heavily linked with a move to both clubs at the start of the World [&hellip

Angry Tabarez quits FIFA role

Angry Tabarez quits FIFA role

​Uruguay boss Oscar Tabarez has accused FIFA of making Luis Suarez a “scapegoat” and resigned from his role within football’s governing body in protest over the striker’s punishment. Suarez was banned on Thursday for nine international matches and suspended from any involvement in football for four months after biting an opponent in Uruguay’s 1-0 World [&hellip

Nigeria nabs 37 suspected kidnappers

Nigeria nabs 37 suspected kidnappers

Nigerian police say they have detained 37 people in the southern state of Abia on suspicion of being members of a major kidnapping ring. “We arrested 37 suspected kidnappers and they are still being screened as the investigation continues,” Geoffrey Ogbonna, a spokesman for Abia police, said on Friday. “Police acting on a tipoff raided [&hellip

ISIL mass executed Iraq troops: HRW

ISIL mass executed Iraq troops: HRW

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says militants from the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have executed Iraqi soldiers en masse this month. The Takfiri militants in mid-June uploaded photos of what they claimed to be the bodies of dozens of Iraqi security forces whom they had executed in the city of Tikrit. [&hellip

Death toll from CAR violence hits 70

Death toll from CAR violence hits 70

Death toll from a fresh wave of sectarian violence that erupted in the Central African Republic earlier this week has risen to 70 people. According to an unnamed member of the African-led International Support Mission in the Central African Republic (MISCA), the figure is still likely to rise because of lack of access to some [&hellip

Tiny mammal found related to elephants

Tiny mammal found related to elephants

A newly-discovered diminutive mammal has been found to be genetically related to elephants, scientists say. Macroscelides micus — as goes the 7.5-inch (19-cm)-long creature’s scientific name — has been found in Namibia and is akin in appearance to a mouse with a long snout. John Dumbacher, a California scientist who helped identify the animal, said [&hellip