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Report: 54 districts face food shortages

Report: 54 districts face food shortages

While Tanzania is expected to be self-sufficient in food, some five regions will face shortages, preliminary reports show. A report by the national food security department shows there will be plenty of food (put at 118 per cent) in seven other regions, while nine others will have surplus food. An assistant director for crop monitoring [&hellip

Lockerbie Anniversary: PM praises victims

Lockerbie Anniversary: PM praises victims

David Cameron has paid tribute to the “fortitude and resilience” of those affected by the Lockerbie bombing as memorial services marking the 25th anniversary of the atrocity take place today. Pan Am flight 103 was on its way from London to New York when it exploded above Lockerbie, in southern Scotland, on the evening of [&hellip

Obama warns about new Iran sanctions

Obama warns about new Iran sanctions

President Barack Obama says the United States should not impose further sanctions against Iran “if we are serious” about seeking a final nuclear agreement. “What I’ve said to members of Congress, Democrats and Republicans, there is no need for new sanctions legislation. Not yet,” Obama told reporters during his year-end news conference at the White [&hellip

Hezbollah to ‘punish’ Israeli assassins

Hezbollah to ‘punish’ Israeli assassins

The leader of Lebanon’s resistance movement, Hezbollah, says the group will punish the Israeli regime for assassinating one of its senior commanders. “The killers will be punished sooner or later…. Those who killed our brothers will not know safety anywhere in the world,” Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised speech on Friday. Nasrallah was [&hellip

Spain’s privacy watchdog fines Google

Spain’s privacy watchdog fines Google

Spain’s privacy watchdog has fined Internet giant Google 900,000 euros (USD 1.23 million) for breaching the country’s data protection law. The fine is the maximum levy the Spanish Agency for Data Protection could impose on a company that breaks the country’s privacy laws. “Inspections have shown that Google compiles personal information through close to one [&hellip

Congo OKs amnesty plan for M23 rebels

Congo OKs amnesty plan for M23 rebels

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has approved a plan for giving amnesty to some former March 23 Movement (M23) rebels. Under the plan, ex-rebels who are not found guilty of committing serious crimes will enjoy amnesty, AFP reported, citing the minutes of a cabinet meeting. The plan, yet to pass through the [&hellip

Two found guilty of murdering UK soldier

Two found guilty of murdering UK soldier

Two British nationals have been found guilty of murdering a soldier whom they butchered in a frenzied machete and knife attack on a London street. On Thursday, a jury at London’s Old Bailey criminal unanimously found Michael Adebolajo, 29, and Michael Adebowale, 22, guilty of murdering Lee Rigby, 25, as he returned to the Woolwich [&hellip

London theater collapse injures over 80

London theater collapse injures over 80

Part of the ceiling of a top theater in central London has collapsed onto a nearly packed audience during a performance, injuring more than 80 people, officials have said. The incident occurred Thursday night at the Apollo Theater where about 720 people were watching a hugely popular play. “A section of the theater’s ceiling collapsed [&hellip

Putin pardons jailed ex-oil tycoon

Putin pardons jailed ex-oil tycoon

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree pardoning jailed ex-oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the Kremlin says. The Kremlin said on Friday that Putin signed the decree allowing the release of Russia’s former richest man from prison. “Guided by humanitarian principles, I decree that Mikhail Borisovich Khodorkovsky… should be pardoned and freed from any further [&hellip

Twin bombings kill eight in Iraq

Twin bombings kill eight in Iraq

At least eight people have been killed and more than 20 others wounded after two bomb attacks hit a northern Iraqi town, security sources said. According to Iraqi security officials, the explosions targeted a livestock market in the town of Tuz Khormatu, located 175 kilometers (110 miles) north of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Friday. [&hellip