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UN launches Somalia refugee program

UN launches Somalia refugee program

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has launched a new initiative to facilitate the voluntary repatriation of Somali refugees, Press TV reports. The UNHCR launched the Global Initiative on Somali Refugees (GISR) on Wednesday following a meeting with government ministers from selected African countries including Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Yemen. The new [&hellip

Global warming ‘slowdown’ probed

Global warming ‘slowdown’ probed

Experts say heat entrapment in deep ocean could be the reason global warming has hit a hiatus for the past 15 years. It could be another 25 to 35 years before the heat stored in the recesses of Atlantic and Southern Ocean surfaces and contributes to global warming’s renewed rise, showed the findings published in [&hellip

Malaysia observes silence for MH17

Malaysia observes silence for MH17

​Malaysians observed a moment of silence following the arrival in Kuala Lumpur of the bodies of 20 Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine in July. A specially chartered plane took off from Amsterdam and landed around 10:00 local time (02:00 GMT). National flags are flying at half-mast for the day of mourning. [&hellip

Russia convoy crosses Ukraine border

Russia convoy crosses Ukraine border

Dozens of Russian trucks carrying aid cross the border with Ukraine to deliver food and medical supplies to the people in the conflict-stricken regions in eastern Ukraine. In a statement issued on Friday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said the aid convoy, which includes a total of 70 trucks loaded with food, water, generators and sleeping [&hellip

Indonesia police clash with protesters

Indonesia police clash with protesters

Indonesian police have clashed with supporters of former general Prabowo Subianto who lost last month’s presidential vote in the capital Jakarta. The demonstrators on Thursday tried to force their way past lines of riot police and barbed wire blocking the road to the Constitutional Court, prompting officers to fire tear gas and water cannon into [&hellip

Liverpool demand Mario clause

Liverpool demand Mario clause

Liverpool will insist on a code of conduct clause before concluding a deal to bring Mario Balotelli back to the Premier League. Balotelli’s representatives are in talks with the Anfield club after a £16m fee was agreed with Milan, but the player is yet to fly to England for talks over personal terms and any [&hellip

Haniyeh raps killing of Hamas cmdrs.

Haniyeh raps killing of Hamas cmdrs.

A senior Hamas leader has decried the killing of three commanders of the Palestinian resistance movement by the Israeli regime, noting that the assassination of its leaders will only make it stronger. Ismail Haniyeh said in a statement on Thursday that the battle between Palestinian resistance fighters and the Israel regime will be long and [&hellip

Pillay blasts Security Council inaction

Pillay blasts Security Council inaction

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has strongly denounced the UN Security Council for placing “geopolitical considerations” above the “collective interest.” In her last briefing to the council, Navi Pillay rebuked the 15-member body for failing to make “firm and principled decisions” to end conflicts. “Short-term geopolitical considerations and national interest, narrowly defined, [&hellip

UK hunting for ISIL killer of Foley

UK hunting for ISIL killer of Foley

UK police and security services are working to identify a suspected British national belonging to the ISIL terrorist group after he apparently killed an American journalist in a newly-released piece of footage. On Wednesday, the UK Metropolitan Police Service said it was examining the content of the video that shows the beheading of James Foley featuring comments [&hellip

Imran Khan quits talks with Islamabad

Imran Khan quits talks with Islamabad

Amid fears for a possible clampdown on protesters, Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan has pulled out of talks with the government after it appointed a new police chief for the capital, Islamabad. “I will not talk to the government anymore,” Khan told his supporters during a sit-in protest outside the parliament in Islamabad on Thursday. [&hellip