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ISIL kidnaps 90 Christians in Syria

ISIL kidnaps 90 Christians in Syria

The ISIL terrorist group has kidnapped at least 90 Christians in northeast Syria. The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday that the abductions were carried out in Assyrian Christian villages near the town of Tel Tamer in the province of Hasakah. It said the Takfiri militants attacked the villages after dawn. Tel [&hellip

Russia raps US, West for chaos in world

Russia raps US, West for chaos in world

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov blamed the West and the United States for lack of peace and security across the globe. Speaking at a Monday special UN Security Council debate on international peace and security, Lavrov described US-led airstrikes in Syria and the 2003 invasion of Iraq as epitomes of “violations of the fundamental principles [&hellip

S Korea, US to hold drills in March

S Korea, US to hold drills in March

South Korea and the United States have announced plans to stage joint military drills on March 2, despite objections from North Korea. South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-Seok made the announcement on Tuesday, adding that the Key Resolve drill will last until March 13, and the Foal Eagle drill will continue up to April [&hellip

Winter World Cup expected

Winter World Cup expected

The final meeting of the 2022 task force is taking place in Doha today when recommendations on the timing of the World Cup in Qatar are expected to confirm a November/December tournament in order to avoid the heat of the summer. Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore is among those on the task force and [&hellip

Brain buzz actually helps you learn

Brain buzz actually helps you learn

The key learning regions in the brain, the hippocampus and the prefrontal cortex, use different wave frequencies during memory-based decision making, a new research says. The study was carried out by Massachusetts Institute of Technology neuroscientists and published in the Nature Neuroscience’s online edition on February 23. As neurons fire in the brain they generate brain waves [&hellip

‘US embassy wrote Ukraine coup script’

‘US embassy wrote Ukraine coup script’

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Nikolai Azarov has blamed the United States for the political turmoil that started in his home country more than a year ago, when ex-president, Viktor Yanukovych, was ousted from power. “The script [for instigating the unrest in Ukraine] was not written in Kiev. It was [written] in the US embassy. The key [&hellip

Talks must be moved from Sana’a: Hadi

Talks must be moved from Sana’a: Hadi

Yemen’s former President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi has demanded that the UN-sponsored talks currently being held in the capital, Sana’a, to resolve a political crisis in the country be transferred to a different location. On Monday, the United Nations Special Adviser on Yemen Jamal Benomar said that Hadi had expressed “reservations about continuing the current [&hellip

Al-Qaeda threatens to attack US mall

Al-Qaeda threatens to attack US mall

​An al-Qaeda affiliated group has called for attacks on malls in the United States and two other Western countries, a video shows. The al-Shabab terrorist group in Somalia released a video on Saturday threatening to attack the Mall of America in Minnesota in addition to the West Edmonton Mall in Alberta, Canada, and London’s Oxford [&hellip

Bangladesh ferry disaster kills 41

Bangladesh ferry disaster kills 41

At least 41 people, including 11 children, have lost their lives in a ferry accident during which the overcrowded vessel collided with a cargo ship on Bangladesh’s major river of Padma, and sank within minutes. “Divers have recovered 41 bodies. The dead included 11 children and seven women,” local police chief, Rakibuz Zaman, said on [&hellip

City hammer poor Newcastle

City hammer poor Newcastle

​Manchester City blew away Newcastle inside the first half-hour as they cruised to a 5-0 win at the Etihad to cut the gap at the top. Sergio Aguero scored from the spot, before Samir Nasri and Edin Dzeko put the hosts out of sight in the first half, and David Silva then scored two in [&hellip