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Missouri police confront new protests

Missouri police confront new protests

New protests are again being held in Ferguson, Missouri over the fatal shooting of an African American teenager by a white police officer. The new demonstrations come as the governor of Missouri has ordered National Guard soldiers to join the riot police amid mounting racial tension. Riot police have clashed with protesters in Ferguson and [&hellip

AU to help combat Ebola outbreak

AU to help combat Ebola outbreak

The African Union (AU) Commission has pledged $1million to support global efforts to  to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. “The African Union Commission is committed to ensure that measures are put in place to prevent the further spread of the epidemic,” AU Commissioner for Social Affairs, Mustapha Sidiki Kaloko, said. The remarks come [&hellip

Southern African leaders end meeting

Southern African leaders end meeting

Southern African leaders have finished their annual two-day meeting determined to boost regional cooperation through industrialization. The 34th ordinary summit of the heads of state from the Southern African Development Community (SADC), which ended on Monday, was held under the theme of “economic transformation” in Zimbabwe. “Industrialization should take center stage on SADC’s regional integration [&hellip

WHO urges Ebola exit screening

WHO urges Ebola exit screening

The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged Ebola-affected nations to begin exit screening all people departing international airports, seaports and ground crossings. The UN health agency announced on Monday that even countries unaffected by the outbreak in West Africa must strengthen their ability to detect and contain new cases. “Transmission requires direct contact with blood, [&hellip

‘No progress in Ukraine truce talks’

‘No progress in Ukraine truce talks’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says no progress has been made during the Germany talks over the establishment of a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine and the start of peace negotiations between warring parties. “One place where we cannot report positive results is in, first and foremost, establishing a ceasefire and (starting) a political process,” the [&hellip

Researchers develop robotic flash mob

Researchers develop robotic flash mob

Researchers have developed a swarm of 1024 tiny robots, which can flow into different shapes designated by programmers. The team, lead by Radhika Nagpal, an engineering and applied sciences professor at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute, conducted the project assigned by Harvard researchers Mike Rubenstein and Alejandro Cornejo. The robots, each only a few centimeters across, [&hellip

Suarez set for Barcelona bow

Suarez set for Barcelona bow

​Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has confirmed Luis Suarez will play his first game for the club in a friendly on Monday. Suarez, who is banned from competitive matches until October 25 for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup, trained with Barcelona on Sunday ahead of Monday’s Joan Gamper Trophy, the traditional curtain-raiser to [&hellip

Liverpool edge past Saints

Liverpool edge past Saints

Liverpool opened their Premier League campaign with a 2-1 win over Southampton at Anfield thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge. Sterling latched on to a defence-splitting pass from Jordan Henderson midway through the first half as he got his season off to a dream start with a composed finish beyond debutant goalkeeper [&hellip

UN official urges end to Gaza siege

UN official urges end to Gaza siege

A high-ranking humanitarian official has appealed for a new deal for the Gaza Strip to end the “collective punishment” of its inhabitants by Israel’s seven-year blockade of the Palestinian enclave. “You cannot just return to the pre-existing conditions under the blockade,” Pierre Krähenbühl, the Commissioner General for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine [&hellip

Iraq Kurds in full control of Mosul dam

Iraq Kurds in full control of Mosul dam

Iraqi Kurdish fighters have fully retaken control of the strategic dam of Mosul from ISIL Takfiri militants in northern Iraq. According to Iraqi Kurdish officials on Sunday, Peshmerga forces managed to drive out Takfiri militants and regained the control of Iraq’s largest dam which had been seized by ISIL terrorists on August 7. According to [&hellip