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Bahrain remands activist in custody

Bahrain remands activist in custody

​A Bahraini court has remanded prominent rights activist Nabeel Rajab in custody after the first hearing in his trial ended on charges of insulting officials. On Sunday, the court adjourned the trial of Rajab, the director of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), until October 29. He has been accused of posting tweets in [&hellip

Housefly genome gives clue to sickness

Housefly genome gives clue to sickness

Researchers have discovered that entire genome of the common housefly could grant them new cures for human diseases. The scientists, by exploring the insect’s DNA that makes houseflies immune to pathogens they carry, found the unique code of the genes were responsible for this immunity. While the fly can carry some 100 illnesses, including one [&hellip

No intel deal with US over ISIL: Russia

No intel deal with US over ISIL: Russia

Russia denies the US claim that Moscow has agreed to increase intelligence sharing with Washington over the ISIL Takfiri terrorists rampaging in Iraq and Syria. Russia’s Foreign Ministry made the announcement in a Thursday statement, which contradicted comments made by US Secretary of State John Kerry after a meeting with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, [&hellip

‘Russia, Germany divided over Ukraine’

‘Russia, Germany divided over Ukraine’

Russia and Germany have major differences over the origin and causes of the crisis in Ukraine, the Kremlin says. “There are still serious differences concerning the origin of Ukraine’s internal conflict, as well as the root causes of what is currently happening,” Russian media quoted Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov as saying. Peskov made the statement [&hellip

Oscar Pistorius ‘has no money’

Oscar Pistorius ‘has no money’

​The sentencing hearing of Oscar Pistorius has heard that the South African athlete has no money left, as both sides’ final arguments were made. Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide last month after shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year, but was cleared of murder. Judge Thokozile Masipa is expected to deliver the sentence [&hellip

Brazil serial killer: Hospital guard ‘kills 39′

Brazil serial killer: Hospital guard ‘kills 39′

​A man accused of embarking on a 10-month killing spree is held after allegedly being caught on CCTV trying to claim a 40th victim A hospital worker killed 39 people in 10 months out of “anger at everything and everyone”, police in Brazil have said.Thiago Rocha, 26, is accused of embarking on a killing spree [&hellip

Ronaldo passes 100 million Facebook Likes

Ronaldo passes 100 million Facebook Likes

​The 29-year-old is well ahead of Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic and has even attracted more fans on the social media site than his club Real Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo has surpassed the 100 million Likes on his Facebook page and released a video to thank his fans for their support. The Real Madrid star reached the [&hellip

Israeli army shoots dead Palestine boy

Israeli army shoots dead Palestine boy

​The Israeli army has shot dead a Palestinian boy in the occupied West Bank, Press TV reports. Thirteen-year-old Bahaa Sameer Badir was killed after the Israeli army raided Beit Laqia village and opened fire on Palestinians on Thursday. Sameer was critically injured after being hit by a live bullet in the chest and immediately lost [&hellip

‘Ebola cases doubling every four weeks’

‘Ebola cases doubling every four weeks’

The World Health Organization (WHO) says the number of Ebola infections in West Africa is doubling every four weeks despite efforts to stop the spread of the deadly virus. Isabelle Nuttall, the director of the WHO’s Global Capacities, Alert and Response, announced on Thursday that 9,000 people have so far been infected with Ebola, adding [&hellip

Three UN peacekeepers killed in Darfur

Three UN peacekeepers killed in Darfur

​Three United Nations peacekeepers have been killed in an attack in Sudan’s Darfur. On Thursday, unidentified gunmen launched a deadly attack on United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and killed three Ethiopian soldiers, said the UNAMID spokesman, Ashraf Eissa. The Ethiopian peacekeepers were patrolling a water hole in Korma, North Darfur, when the assault [&hellip