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Senior Qaeda commander killed in Libya

Senior Qaeda commander killed in Libya

A senior commander of the al-Qaeda terrorist group has been killed in an attack in Libya. According to reports early on Monday, Mokhtar Belmokhtar was killed in an airstrike in the east of the country. The strike also claimed the lives of several others, the reports added. Meanwhile, the Pentagon claimed that the attack was [&hellip

City’s Sterling bid rejected

City’s Sterling bid rejected

​Liverpool have rejected a bid of £25m plus a further £5m in add-ons from Manchester City for Raheem Sterling. It is also understood that Liverpool value the 20-year-old forward at £50m and will not consider selling him for less. England international Sterling has been at the centre of a contract row at Anfield, and recently [&hellip

Berlin to double funding to deal with refugees

Berlin to double funding to deal with refugees

​Berlin is to double the amount of money transferred to states and municipalities tohelp deal with a growing number of asylum seekers arriving in the country. Around 450,000 are expected to arrive in Germany in 2015. The premier of the western state of Rhineland-Palatinate, Malu Dreyer, told the Reuters news agency late on Thursday that [&hellip

Aussie PM evades migrant boat issue

Aussie PM evades migrant boat issue

Australian Premier Tony Abbott has evaded answering tough questionsabout those Aussie officials who allegedly paid the crew of a boat carrying dozens of migrants to return to Indonesian waters. Instead of addressing the allegation, Abbott told a press briefing in Sydney on Friday that Australia’s border protection officials have been “incredibly creative” in coming up [&hellip

Twitter boss resigns

Twitter boss resigns

Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo has announced he is stepping down – with the site’s co-founder, Jack Dorsey, replacing him. The social media network has struggled to boost its numbers of users and develop new advertising methods, despite a high-profile public offering on the stock exchange two years ago. In a statement, Twitter said Mr [&hellip

IMF: Greece bailout talks deadlocked

IMF: Greece bailout talks deadlocked

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says negotiations on Greece’s bailout program have come to a halt amid a lack of progress toward an agreement needed to avert a possible default. “There are major differences between us in most key areas,” IMF spokesman Gerry Rice told reporters in Washington on Thursday, adding, “There has been no [&hellip

Lubitz feared for eyesight before plane crash

Lubitz feared for eyesight before plane crash

​Andreas Lubitz was afraid of losing his sight, and visited more than 40 doctors in the years leading up to the March crash, French prosecutors said Thursday. The investigation into the accident will now be widened. The investigators said several of the doctors Lubitz visited, as well as seven he had booked appointments with in [&hellip

Israel acquits self of Gaza boys killing

Israel acquits self of Gaza boys killing

​Israel says it has dropped a judicial investigation into one of the regime’s deadly airstrikes on the Gaza Strip which claimed the lives of four children. “The case has been closed following the completion of a criminal investigation,” read the statement issued by the Israeli military on Thursday, claiming that the decision was made after “an [&hellip

Blatter fires PR chief over joke on TV

Blatter fires PR chief over joke on TV

Fifa communications director Walter De Gregorio has been sacked after sealing his fate with a joke about the governing body on Swiss TV. Gregorio told Swiss chat show Schawinski: “The Fifa president, secretary general and communications director are all travelling in a car. Who’s driving? The police.” Fifa announced  in a statement that De Gregorio had [&hellip

Swansea sign Ayew

Swansea sign Ayew

​ Andre Ayew has signed with Swansea on a free transfer from Marseille. The Ghanian will move to the Premier League on a four-year deal after his contract at French club Marseille was not renewed. Ayew will brought in to bolster the Swans’ attacking options this summer, the club having lost Wilfried Bony to Manchester City [&hellip