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EU parliament endorses Juncker’s new team

EU parliament endorses Juncker’s new team

​The European Parliament has approved the incoming European Commission. The team, headed by former prime minister of Luxembourg Jean-Claude Juncker, is expected to take office on November 1. Juncker’s team of 27 commissioners was endorsed with 423 votes at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday, with 209 MEPs voting against, and 67 abstaining. Juncker [&hellip

UN chief: 100K still homeless in Gaza

UN chief: 100K still homeless in Gaza

Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon has highlighted the plight of over 100,000 Palestinians that remain homeless in the Gaza Strip following the latest Israeli onslaught, vowing plans to launch a probe into the aggression. Addressing the UN Security Council on Tuesday, Ban Ki-moon further mentioned 50,000 of the currently homeless Gaza residents [&hellip

‘ISIL crimes displace over 1.8 mn Iraqis’

‘ISIL crimes displace over 1.8 mn Iraqis’

Over 1.8 million people in Iraq have been displaced as a result of atrocities committed by ISIL Takfiri terrorists, the International Organization of Migration (IOM) says. According to a report issued by IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) on Tuesday, an estimated 1,814,862 people (302,477 families) are displaced in the crisis-hit country. The report covers internal [&hellip

Syria asks UN to punish terror coalition

Syria asks UN to punish terror coalition

Syria’s permanent ambassador to the United Nations has called on the world body to punish “the terrorist coalition of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Israel”. At a UN Security Council session on Tuesday, Bashar al-Jaafari said the coalition has been seeking to destroy Syria by fanning the flames of terrorism and shedding the blood of [&hellip

Sunderland fans offered refunds

Sunderland fans offered refunds

​ Sunderland players have offered to refund fans who made the long trip to Southampton to see their side beaten 8-0 in the Premier League on Saturday. Own goals from Santiago Vergini and Liam Bridcutt and strikes from Graziano Pelle (2), Jack Cork, Dusan Tadic, Victor Wanyama and Sadio Mane condemned Sunderland to their heaviest [&hellip

QPR ‘sorry’ for Taarabt row

QPR ‘sorry’ for Taarabt row

QPR have issued an apology for the ongoing war of words between manager Harry Redknapp and midfielder Adel Taarabt. The Morocco international hit back at Redknapp’s claims he was ‘three stone overweight’ by criticising the training regime and releasing a picture of his stomach – but Rs manager Redknapp responded on Tuesday by dubbing Taarabt [&hellip

WHO hopes for Ebola vaccine by January

WHO hopes for Ebola vaccine by January

The World Health Organization is pressing for a vaccine to combat the spread of Ebola, hoping to prepare two versions by January. On the ground in West Africa, Germany’s Red Cross has made a desperate call for help. Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for “real-world” testing in West [&hellip

UN: Attack on Yazidis ‘may be genocide’

UN: Attack on Yazidis ‘may be genocide’

​Iraq’s Yazidi religious minority is facing what may amount to attempted genocide. A week-long visit to the country revealed evidence that “strongly indicates” an effort to wipe out the community. The campaign against the Yazidis by the “Islamic State” (IS) could constitute attempted genocide, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic said on Tuesday. [&hellip

North Korea releases American detainee Jeffrey Fowle

North Korea releases American detainee Jeffrey Fowle

​The US State Department confirmed that Jeffrey Fowle had departed from North Korea on Tuesday and was now in the US territory of Guam.  It also confirmed that he was deemed “to be in good health” after being checked by a physician. The American citizen had traveled to North Korea in the spring as a [&hellip

Libya gov’t ready to retake capital

Libya gov’t ready to retake capital

Libya’s internationally recognized government says its forces are getting ready to recapture the capital, Tripoli, from the militants and has urged a civil disobedience campaign in the city. In a statement released on Tuesday, Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani’s government said its forces have been given orders to “advance toward Tripoli to liberate it and state [&hellip