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Chile blaze death toll reaches 15

Chile blaze death toll reaches 15

A massive fire in Chile’s historic port city of Valparaiso has left 15 people dead and thousands homeless. Chile’s Interior Minister Rodrigo Penailillo said on Tuesday that the blaze have forced the evacuation of around 11,000 people so far and that local emergency units are evacuating 700 more families whose homes could be lost if [&hellip

Kiev urges UN to send troops to Ukraine

Kiev urges UN to send troops to Ukraine

Ukraine’s acting president has called for the deployment of the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping troops in the eastern part of the country as tensions escalate in several major cities of the region. In a telephone conversation with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday, Oleksandr Turchynov said Ukrainian security forces and UN peacekeepers could jointly [&hellip

Egypt’s Sisi submits bid for president

Egypt’s Sisi submits bid for president

Egypt’s former defense minister, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, has officially submitted his bid to run for president, with his lawyer handing over the required documents to the authorities. “Lawyer Abu Shoqa submitted the required documents on behalf of Sisi that include endorsements by citizens, medical reports, and an application for his candidacy,” media outlets quoted Ahmed [&hellip

Toll from Nigeria twin bombings hits 71

Toll from Nigeria twin bombings hits 71

Twin bomb explosions at a bus station outside Nigeria’s capital city of Abuja have killed at least 71 people and severely injured 124 others. Nigerian security officials say the blasts occurred at the bus station packed with commuters on the outskirts of Abuja on Monday. The death toll rose to 71 after several people succumbed [&hellip

Macedonia is set to hold a presidential election run-off, as results have shown no single winner in the race that pitted incumbent President Giyorgeh Ivanov against opposition candidate Stevo Pendarovski. The country’s electoral commission posted results on the state election commission website on Sunday. With almost 99 percent of the ballots counted, the results showed that [&hellip

Venezuela probes forces for torture

Venezuela probes forces for torture

Venezuelan authorities say they are investigating claims of torture by security forces against anti-government protesters after a top military official admitted the use of excessive force. On Sunday, the country’s chief of the Military Strategic Command, Vladimir Padrino, confessed that security forces had used excessive force during demonstrations in recent days. Padrino added that 97 [&hellip

Hunt for missing Malaysian jet continues

Hunt for missing Malaysian jet continues

The hunt for the Malaysian airliner that has been missing for over a month continues in the Indian Ocean, as search crews have detected an oil slick in the area. Angus Houston, the head of the Australian agency coordinating the search operation, said on Monday that the members of the search teams had collected around [&hellip

US woman arrested for killing 7 babies

US woman arrested for killing 7 babies

US police arrested a Utah woman Sunday, alleging she killed seven babies and stuffed their bodies in cardboard boxes in the garage of her previous home. 39-year-old Megan Huntsman, who lived in the Pleasant Grove home until three years ago, gave birth to the infants before killing them between 1996 and 2006. According to Police Capt. [&hellip

35 killed in Nigeria bus station blast

35 killed in Nigeria bus station blast

At least 35 people have been killed in a blast at a bus station near the Nigerian capital, Abuja. The blast rocked the Nyanya Motor Park, around 8 kilometers (5 miles) south of Abuja, on Monday as commuters were about to board buses to go to work. Witness says several people were also wounded in [&hellip

Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 3:159

Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 3:159

Do they not reflect upon the Qur’an, or are there locks on the hearts? (Q 47:24) For past Qur’anic Reflections click here Bismillāh April 11, 2014/ Jumādī II 11, 1435 Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 3:159 وَشَاوِرْهُمْ فِي الْأَمْرِ –wa shāwirhum fil-amri And consult with them in (certain) matters (Sūrat Āli Imrān, No. 3, Āyat 159) Consulting others and taking [&hellip