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Fatal tornadoes hit Nebraska

Fatal tornadoes hit Nebraska

A small town in the US state of Nebraska was devastated on Monday when two massive tornadoes struck the state, killing at least one person and critically injuring 16 others. The National Weather Service reported that one of the tornadoes slammed into the town of Pilger, a community of about 350 people about 75 miles [&hellip

Israel’s ‘cowardly’ abductions slammed

Israel’s ‘cowardly’ abductions slammed

Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has strongly condemned the Israeli regime for abducting Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, saying the “cowardly” move violates international conventions. In a statement issued on Monday, Hamas said the abduction of dozens of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank was a “flagrant violation of all international conventions and a cowardly [&hellip

‘Up to 400 Britons fighting in Syria’

‘Up to 400 Britons fighting in Syria’

UK’s Foreign Secretary William Hague has revealed that as many as 400 British citizens may be fighting for terrorist groups in Syria. Hague made the announcement while speaking in the Commons on Monday, adding that a number of the 400 British nationals may be going back and forth from Syria to Iraq, where the Islamic [&hellip

US beat Ghana 2-1 in Group G opener

US beat Ghana 2-1 in Group G opener

The United States have beaten Ghana 2-1 in their Group G opener, which saw one of the fastest goals in World Cup history giving them the lead. Driving home the opener just 29 seconds from time, the American side’s Clint Dempsey’s was credited with scoring the fifth fastest goal in the international tournament’s annals at [&hellip

Schumacher out of coma

Schumacher out of coma

​ Michael Schumacher is no longer in a coma and has left the intensive care unit at Grenoble Hospital, his manager has announced. Schumacher has been a patient at the hospital for over five months following a skiing accident at the end of December in which he suffered severe head injuries. Schumacher’s life is believed [&hellip

US sending 275 US troops to Iraq

US sending 275 US troops to Iraq

US President Barack Obama has notified Congress that he is deploying up to 275 troops to Iraq, where al-Qaeda-linked militants have taken control of some cities. “This force is deploying for the purpose of protecting US citizens and property, if necessary, and is equipped for combat,” Obama said in a letter to legislators on Monday. [&hellip

Russia halts gas supply to Ukraine

Russia halts gas supply to Ukraine

Russia has halted supplying unpaid-for gas to Ukraine as a deadline for Kiev to pay its debt passes without a payment, Russian energy giant Gazprom says. Gazprom’s spokesman Sergei Kupriyanov said Monday the decision was taken as Ukraine had paid nothing of its debt by the 06:00 GMT deadline, adding that, as of now, Moscow [&hellip

S. Sudan peace talks boycotted

S. Sudan peace talks boycotted

​Mediators from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) say South Sudan’s warring sides have boycotted a new round of peace talks in Ethiopia. “The two parties, who are not here with us, told us that they are not joining us,” chief mediator, Seyoum Mesfin, from the East African regional bloc, told reporters on Monday. The [&hellip

Bolivia urges reforms in global structures

Bolivia urges reforms in global structures

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has called for reforms in global governing structures through measures such as the abolishment of the UN Security Council (UNSC). “The UN Security Council should be eliminated, because it has encouraged wars and invasions by imperial powers to appropriate natural resources of invaded countries,” said Morales on Sunday during a speech [&hellip

‘Corruption on rise in Saudi Arabia’

‘Corruption on rise in Saudi Arabia’

A new report shows that financial corruption and money laundering have been on the rise in Saudi Arabia over the past years. According to a recent report by the London-based Al-Hayatnewspaper, nearly 500 cases of money laundering and corruption have been reported in Saudi Arabia in the past two years. The report said the Saudi Interior [&hellip