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Van Gaal: Jose always special

Van Gaal: Jose always special

​Louis van Gaal has played down his role in Jose Mourinho’s development, saying the Chelsea manager became the Special One all by himself. The two first met 17 years ago when the Dutchman appointed Mourinho to his coaching staff at Barcelona, a role he kept for a three-year period in which the Catalan club won [&hellip

Death toll from Sinai attacks hits 31

Death toll from Sinai attacks hits 31

The death toll from a recent assault on Egyptian security forces in the volatile Sinai Peninsula has risen to 31, making it the deadliest single attack on the country’s army in decades. On Friday, Egyptian security sources said a bomber had rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into an army checkpoint in an area near the northern [&hellip

‘US promotes terrorism by funding ISIL’

‘US promotes terrorism by funding ISIL’

​Russian President Vladimir Putin says the United States promotes terrorism by financing terrorists and creating division instead of strengthening unity among world nations. The Russian leader made the comments on Friday during a speech at the plenary session of the 11th meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi. [&hellip

‘Ebola may cause food crisis in Africa’

‘Ebola may cause food crisis in Africa’

The World Food Program (WFP) has warned that the ongoing epidemic of Ebola infection, which is wreaking havoc on West African countries, may also give rise to a food crisis in the region. “The spread of Ebola is disrupting food trade and markets in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and the region,” Elizabeth Byrs, the WFP [&hellip

Gladbach ready to challenge Bayern

Gladbach ready to challenge Bayern

Matchday nine in the Bundesliga sees a classic match-up from the 1970s become a modern day classic as Bayern take on Gladbach. Elsewhere, Leverkusen host Schalke and Bremen’s Robin Dutt faces a decisive game vs. Cologne. Gladbach fans, and perhaps even most Bundesliga fans, will be hoping that Lucien Favre’s side can topple the mighty [&hellip

‘UK won’t pay £1.7 bn EU bill’

‘UK won’t pay £1.7 bn EU bill’

The British prime minister says his country will refuse to pay a £1.7-billion bill demanded as budget contribution by the European Union (EU), calling the Union’s behavior “appalling.” “We are not suddenly going to take out our checkbook and write a check for two billion euros (USD 2.5 billion); it is not happening,” said David Cameron [&hellip

First transplant of ‘dead’ heart

First transplant of ‘dead’ heart

​Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a “dead heart”. Donor hearts from adults usually come from people who are confirmed as brain dead but with a heart still beating. A team at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney revived and then transplanted hearts that had stopped beating for up to [&hellip

KSA warns against driving ban breach

KSA warns against driving ban breach

Saudi Arabia has strongly warned its women against any move which violates the kingdom’s controversial ban on female driving. In a statement issued on Thursday, Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry said it will “strictly implement” measures against anyone who “contributes in any manner or by any acts, towards providing violators with the opportunity to undermine the [&hellip

‘Nigeria, militants deal still in place’

‘Nigeria, militants deal still in place’

Disruptions are not going to prevent the implementation of a deal recently mediated between Nigeria and the Boko Haram militant group, says Chad, which has mediated the accord. The second-in-command at the Chadian Foreign Ministry said on Friday that the agreement to free more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls was still in place. Moussa Mahamat [&hellip

Tunisian forces kill 6 Takfiri terrorists

Tunisian forces kill 6 Takfiri terrorists

Tunisian security forces have killed six Takfiri terrorists who had taken a number of people hostage in a suburban house near the capital Tunis, Press TV reports. Security forces stormed the house in the Oued Ellil suburb of Tunis on Friday after negotiations with the terrorists failed. Five women and one man were killed and [&hellip