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Brazil trounces Croatia in World Cup opener

Brazil trounces Croatia in World Cup opener

​Though controversially, Brazil has blanked Croatia 3-1 in 2014 World Cup’s opener, initiating a rapturous fan-driven party, the country hopes to culminate in Selecao’s being crowned the tournament’s champions. The yellow jerseys’ Marcelo set a sour precedence by scoring an own goal in the 11th minute in the Sao Paulo venue on Thursday. Enormously-banked-on flagship [&hellip

‘UK official warns charity with closure’

‘UK official warns charity with closure’

The biggest organizer of food banks in the UK has allegedly been threatened by a government official with closure for criticizing welfare cuts. Chris Mould, the head of Britain’s leading charity the Trussell Trust, said that he had been warned by a senior aid to Britain’s Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith during a [&hellip

Clashes resume on Rwanda-DRC border

Clashes resume on Rwanda-DRC border

Fighting has resumed on the border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) one day after heavy clashes in the region left five Congolese soldiers dead. According to reports, gunfire broke out on Thursday for a second day on the border between the two African countries. The new skirmish came a day [&hellip

22 people killed in CAR clashes

22 people killed in CAR clashes

​ Fighting between Christian militias and Muslim fighters in the Central African Republic (CAR) has killed at least 22 people. The fighting took place in the eastern parts of the country on Thursday following the killing of two Muslims by Christian militias. Twenty-one people were killed in clashes on Wednesday between the mostly Muslim Seleka [&hellip

Experts developing assisted steering

Experts developing assisted steering

Experts are developing an assisted steering system, which comes to the drivers’ rescue in the nick of time, when they have even run out of chances to stamp on the brake pedal. The emergency steer assist (ESA) apparatus, which aids the driver in lateral vehicle guidance, is in development by German supplier TRW Automotive in [&hellip

Militants vow to move toward Baghdad

Militants vow to move toward Baghdad

A spokesman for the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants operating inside Iraq has called on the group’s members to march toward the capital, Baghdad. On Wednesday, ISIL spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani said the militants will take their terrorist activities to the capital and also the southern city of Karbala. “Do [&hellip

9 missing in Ukraine mine explosion

9 missing in Ukraine mine explosion

Nine miners have gone missing following a methane gas explosion in an underground coal mine in eastern Ukraine. According to a State Emergency Service statement the explosion ripped through the mine located in the eastern city of Kirovsk, early morning on Thursday. The statement went on to say work was immediately stopped in the mine, [&hellip

PLO urges action on Israel over inmates

PLO urges action on Israel over inmates

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has called on the international community to take action against the Tel Aviv regime for its treatment of Palestinians in Israeli detention. The PLO demanded “immediate intervention” in a formal letter to the 28 European Union (EU) member states and the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) except Australia, which has [&hellip

Brazil bracing for World Cup opener

Brazil bracing for World Cup opener

Estimated to be ultimately biting USD 11 billion into Brazil’s financial resources and having undergone seven years in the making, 2014 World Cup is to get finally off the ground with the country’s facing off against Croatia in the opener. The opening match is to kick off in Sao Paulo at 5:00 pm (1500 GMT) [&hellip

‘Youngsters favor unhealthy food brands’

‘Youngsters favor unhealthy food brands’

Very young children are more partial to unhealthy food brands than the healthy ones, a study has shown. The study from Ireland took 172 children between the ages of three to five as subjects, showing them nine food brand logos and product images, four belonging to healthy foods and five to less healthy foods. The [&hellip