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Obama renews call for gun control

Obama renews call for gun control

President Barack Obama has said the shooting in a church in South Carolina has once again reminded us of “a dark part of our history” and the need to enforce gun controls. On Wednesday night, a gunman opened fire at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, killing nine African Americans, six females and [&hellip

Greek deal unlikely as pressure mounts

Greek deal unlikely as pressure mounts

​The Dutch finance minister and Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem said that his eurozone colleagues would not be too flexible in their demands on Greece, when they meet in Luxemburg on Thursday. “If we conclude a deal that undermines the credibility of the eurozone, then that will explode in front of our eyes,” he said. Greece [&hellip

US to put woman on new $10 note

US to put woman on new $10 note

​The US Treasury Department says a redesigned $10 note will feature a woman, but who she will be has not been decided. The new note will debut in 2020 to mark the 100th anniversary of the US Constitution’s 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote. The treasury will seek the public’s input in [&hellip

Black church shooting kills nine in US

Black church shooting kills nine in US

​Nine people have been shot dead at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, according to police officials. The shooting happened on Wednesday night and the suspect is at large. Local media also reported heavy police and medical personnel presence in the area. Locals are also told to stay indoors. The Charleston Police [&hellip

Swiss banks ‘raised Fifa concerns’

Swiss banks ‘raised Fifa concerns’

​Swiss prosecutors are investigating 53 cases of possible money laundering in their inquiry into bidding for the 2018 and 2022 Fifa World Cups. Attorney General Michael Lauber said the incidents had been reported by Swiss banks. He said his office was analysing a “huge amount” of seized Fifa data in its inquiry. The Swiss investigation [&hellip

‘City bid £40m for Sterling’

‘City bid £40m for Sterling’

Manchester City have tabled a second bid of around £40m for Liverpool and England forward Raheem Sterling. It was reported on Tuesday that  Chelsea were interested in signing the 20-year-old but were not prepared to meet Liverpool’s £50m valuation for the player. With the winger refusing to sign a contract extension at Anfield, a number of Europe’s [&hellip

Quranic Reflections, Yr5, No24, Āyat 2:185

Quranic Reflections, Yr5, No24, Āyat 2:185

Do they not reflect upon the Qur’an, or are there locks on the hearts? (Q 47:24) For past Qur’anic Reflections click here Bismillāh, June 12, 2015/Sha‘bān 24, 1436 Quranic Reflections: Year 5, No. 24, Āyat 2:185 – Understanding the Spirit of Fasting يُرِيدُ اللَّهُ بِكُمُ الْيُسْرَ وَلَا يُرِيدُ بِكُمُ الْعُسْرَ Yurīdullāhu bikumul-yusra walā yurīdu bikumul-‘usr Allah desires [&hellip

‘Russia will defend itself against NATO’

‘Russia will defend itself against NATO’

​Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia will defend itself against NATO which is increasing its military presence on “our borders.” “If someone puts some of our territories under threat, that means we will have to direct our armed forces and modern strike power at those territories, from where the threat emanates,” AFP quoted Putin as [&hellip

Palestinian government to resign: Abbas

Palestinian government to resign: Abbas

​ Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has announced that his government will be dissolved within the next 24 hours, Fatah officials say. “Within 24 hours the Palestinian government will resign,” several senior officials of Abbas’ Fatah movement quoted him as saying at the 15th Fatah Revolutionary Council conference held in the West Bank city of Ramallah [&hellip

S Arabia continues Yemen airstrikes

S Arabia continues Yemen airstrikes

​Saudi Arabia continues to bombard areas across Yemen amid ongoing negotiations in the Swiss city of Geneva over the conflict in the impoverished country at the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. Saudi warplanes launched several airstrikes in the area of Naqim Mountain in the capital city of Sana’a on Wednesday, Yemen’s al-Masira TV reported [&hellip