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Kerry discusses Kobani situation

Kerry discusses Kobani situation

US Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed concern over the humanitarian crisis in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani, despite his earlier remarks that the condition is not Washington’s immediate concern. “Obviously we are all very concerned about the reports of gains in Kobani and we’re closely monitoring the situation. In fact, we’re not [&hellip

Putin orders Russia troops withdrawal

Putin orders Russia troops withdrawal

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has reportedly ordered thousands of troops stationed near the Ukrainian border to come back to their bases. Putin’s spokesman said about 17,600 soldiers in the Rostov region would be pulled back because the period of their training is completed, Russian media reported. “[Mr] Putin has ordered to start the returning of [&hellip

‘UK troops training Kurdish fighters’

‘UK troops training Kurdish fighters’

​A number of British troops in Iraq are providing training to Kurdish fighters who are battling the ISIL Takfiri militants in the Arab country, the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) says. An MoD spokeswoman said on Sunday that a “small specialist team of non-combat Army trainers” had been deployed to Iraq following an earlier approval [&hellip

Oscar Pistorius sentencing to begin

Oscar Pistorius sentencing to begin

​South African athlete Oscar Pistorius returns to court for sentencing after being convicted of killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius was found guilty of the culpable homicide of Ms Steenkamp last month but he was cleared of murder. Judge Thokozile Masipa is expected to hear legal arguments and testimony for several days before passing sentence. [&hellip

Second Ebola case confirmed in US

Second Ebola case confirmed in US

The Texas Department of State Health Services says that a healthcare worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has tested positive for Ebola. In a statement on Sunday, the agency said the case was discovered after a preliminary test and confirmatory testing will be conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The [&hellip

Somalia bomb explosion kills 11

Somalia bomb explosion kills 11

A car bomb blast has killed at least 11 people in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The explosion hit the popular Aroma café in Mogadishu on Sunday, said Mohammed Hussein, a police official. According to reports, at least ten others were injured in the attack. Some sources put the number of the wounded at about 15. Most [&hellip

Bomb attacks kill 34 people in Iraq

Bomb attacks kill 34 people in Iraq

A series of bomb attacks has left at least 34 people dead in Iraq, amid the deadly violence that rages on across the country. According to Wahab Ahmed, the mayor of the town of Qara Tapah, three car bombs hit his office and two other buildings on Sunday, leaving 25 people dead and damaging nearby [&hellip

Tunisia arrests 1,500 militants: PM

Tunisia arrests 1,500 militants: PM

Tunisia’s Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa has announced that his country has arrested some 1,500 militants as part of efforts to secure its transition to democracy. He said the detainees include hundreds of militants who have fought in Syria against the government of President Bashar al-Assad as well as those who could now pose a danger [&hellip

Nigerians urge release of Chibok girls

Nigerians urge release of Chibok girls

Nigerians have staged a sit-in to renew calls for the release of more than 200 girls kidnapped from their boarding school in April. The sit-in, organized by the Bring Back Our Girls advocacy group, was held in the Nigerian capital, Abuja on Friday. The families of the abducted girls were also among the demonstrators, who [&hellip

Lung cancer can be dormant for 20 yrs

Lung cancer can be dormant for 20 yrs

Scientists have discovered that lung cancer cells can lie dormant for over 20 years before they turn deadly, helping to explain the disease’s persistence that kills 1.5 million people every year. According to two papers published in the journal, Science, scientists discovered that tumor cells quietly shape-shift into numerous new mutations over the evolution of [&hellip