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Strike called for in India-run Kashmir

Strike called for in India-run Kashmir

Pro-independence groups in the Indian-controlled Kashmir have called for a general strike to protest the recent killing of a teenage boy by Indian forces, Press TV reports. On Sunday, the groups called for the strike to show their outrage at the killing of Farhat Ahmad Dar by Indian forces in the village of Naidkhai, north [&hellip

‘Govt not liable for allowances of CA members’ drivers’

‘Govt not liable for allowances of CA members’ drivers’

Clerk of the National Assembly, Dr Thomas Kashililah has said that the Constituent Assembly is not responsible for paying allowances of drivers of CA members as there is no legislation which entitles the delegates to chauffeurs.  This followed complaints regarding the payments of CA members’ drivers levied by the members. Kashililah told a media conference [&hellip

15bn/- grant for Dar suburb water project

15bn/- grant for Dar suburb water project

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Water, Bashir Mrindoko At least 170,000 residents of Dar es Salaam are expected to benefit from the ‘Maji yetu’ water project that is to be implemented in several suburbs of the city. The project is targeted at providing access to clean and safe water to persons who don’t have [&hellip

Zuckerberg ‘frustrated’ by US spying

Zuckerberg ‘frustrated’ by US spying

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has said he has called President Barack Obama to “express frustration” over US digital surveillance. The 29-year-old said in a blog post the US government “should be the champion for the internet, not a threat”. His comments come a day after a report the US National Security Agency (NSA) imitated a [&hellip

Rwanda ex-spy chief jailed in France

Rwanda ex-spy chief jailed in France

A French court has jailed former Rwandan spy chief Pascal Simbikangwa for 25 years over the 1994 genocide. In a landmark trial, Simbikangwa was found guilty of complicity in genocide and complicity in crimes against humanity. It was not immediately clear whether his lawyers would appeal. Simbikangwa, 54, who is paraplegic after a car crash, [&hellip

West Brom sack Anelka

West Brom sack Anelka

West Bromwich Albion have confirmed that they have sacked Nicolas Anelka for ‘gross misconduct’. The striker – currently banned for his ‘quenelle’ goal celebration – announced via Twitter on Friday he was terminating his contract with immediate effect after refusing to accept West Brom’s conditions for returning to the squad. Those conditions – later revealed [&hellip

Malaysia jet may have crashed into sea

Malaysia jet may have crashed into sea

A new scenario has emerged about the fate of a missing Malaysian passenger plane that says the aircraft may have crashed into the sea after running out of fuel. A source familiar with official US assessments said that faint electronic signals sent to satellites from Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 several hours after the plane flew [&hellip

Bayern Munich boss sentenced to jail

Bayern Munich boss sentenced to jail

A German court has sentenced the president of Germany’s professional soccer team Bayern Munich to three and a half years in prison for tax evasion. On Thursday, the court in the southern city of Munich found 62-year-old Uli Hoeness guilty of “seven serious counts of tax evasion” through an undeclared Swiss bank account. Hoeness, one [&hellip

Man survives 25 years with donor heart

Man survives 25 years with donor heart

A man has managed to live with a donor heart for a quarter of a century, becoming one of the longest-surviving heart transplant recipients on record. A few weeks ago, 50-year-old Thomas Cook celebrated an unexpected milestone, having lived as long with a donor heart as he had with his own. In reality, however, the [&hellip

‘Nigeria soldiers commit rights abuses’

‘Nigeria soldiers commit rights abuses’

The UN high commissioner for human rights says Nigerian soldiers have committed human rights abuses in the African country. Navi Pillay made the comments on Friday in the Nigerian capital, Abuja. “Many people I have met with during this visit openly acknowledge human rights violations have been committed by the security forces,” the UN official [&hellip