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George H.W. Bush breaks neck in fall

George H.W. Bush breaks neck in fall

​Former US President George H. W. Bush has broken a bone in his neck after a fall in his summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine. Bush, a Republican, was injured on Wednesday and he remains hospitalized at Portland’s Maine Medical Center on Thursday, according to his spokesman Jim McGrath. McGrath said the 41st US president will [&hellip

Over 100 slain in Darfur tribal clashes

Over 100 slain in Darfur tribal clashes

Fresh violent clashes between rival tribes in the South Darfur region of western Sudan have claimed the lives of at least 100 people and injured hundreds of others, sources say. Local residents say the casualties were caused after fierce clashes erupted between the Rizeigat and Habbaniya tribes in the Abyad area of the Sunut locality [&hellip

Van Gaal: Valdes will leave

Van Gaal: Valdes will leave

Louis van Gaal says Manchester United plan to sell Victor Valdes because the goalkeeper refused to play for the reserves last season. The Spaniard, who was back-up to compatriot David de Gea at United last year, did not travel with the rest of the squad to America for the club’s pre-season tour but no reason [&hellip

India stampede leaves 27 killed

India stampede leaves 27 killed

​A deadly stampede on the onset of the Maha Pushkaralu festival on the banks of India’s Godavari river leaves at least 27 participants dead. The Tuesday incident in the city of Rajahmundry, on the border of the twin states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in southern India, took place about two hours after the festival [&hellip

Mexico offers reward for fugitive drug lord

Mexico offers reward for fugitive drug lord

​Mexico has offered a reward of $3.8 million for the capture of the country’s most notorious drug lord, who recently managed to escape a maximum-security prison. The government of Mexico urged citizens on Monday to help authorities find the country’s most-wanted drug kingpin, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, offering up to 60 million pesos ($3.8 million) [&hellip

Two IPL teams face suspensions

Two IPL teams face suspensions

​A panel appointed by India’s Supreme Court has suspended two top Indian Premier League teams for two years over a corruption scandal. Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals have been found guilty in an illegal betting and match-fixing probe. The panel also suspended Royals co-owner Raj Kundra and Gurunath Meiyappan of Super Kings from all [&hellip

Sanchez to miss start of season

Sanchez to miss start of season

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez will miss the start of the season after helping Chile win the Copa America. The 26-year-old scored 25 goals for the Gunners last season as Arsene Wenger’s side finished third in the Premier League, and added a stunning goal as they won the FA Cup. Wenger said: “Alexis will be back [&hellip

40 Nigerians killed in Boko Haram raids

40 Nigerians killed in Boko Haram raids

​Boko Haram Takfiri militants have killed dozens of civilians during a series of recent violent attacks on four villages in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, local residents and security sources say. Local residents and the police confirmed on Tuesday that at least 43 people were killed near Monguno, a local government area of Borno State last Friday. [&hellip

Turkey contentious education law annulled

Turkey contentious education law annulled

​Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ruled to invalidate a controversial law that sought to close down private preparatory schools in the country, which are mostly run by the US-exiled opposition figure, Fethullah Gulen. The court ruled late on Monday that the law adopted by the parliament in March 2014 to completely close down the centers, known [&hellip

UN chief urges S Sudan rivals to end war

UN chief urges S Sudan rivals to end war

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on South Sudan’s warring factions to end hostilities and reach a compromise. “Today, I repeat my call to President [Salva] Kiir and former Vice-President Dr. Riek Machar to give up war – for the sake of the people and future of South Sudan,” Ban said Monday. The [&hellip