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Ebola Outbreak Will Be Contained – World Bank


World Bank boss Jim Yong Kim is optimistic Africa’s Ebola outbreak will be contained and kept under control within months if immediate action is taken. “The progress even in the last few days has been tremendous, the US commitment has been very very helpful,” Dr Kim said. The deadly Ebola ... Read More »

46 People Killed Daily In South Africa – Police


The number of people being killed in South Africa is rising daily as latest data revealed that more than 17,000 people were murdered in South Africa in the 2013-14 financial year. National police commissioner Riah Phiyega said on Friday the figure for the year was 17,068 murders, translating into an ... Read More »

Sierra Leone Streets Deserted As 3-day Lockdown Begins

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Sierra Leone looked like a ghost town on Friday as the country began a three-day lockdown, forbidding people to leave their homes in a bid to halt the deadly Ebola epidemic. Streets across the normally chaotic capital Freetown, a bustling city of 1.2 million people, emptied from midnight and by ... Read More »

Queen Elizabeth Urges Mutual Respect Between Scotland’s ‘Yes’ And ‘No’ Groups


Queen Elizabeth II has called for “mutual respect” among Scots following a divisive campaign, which however ended with an independence referendum that left the United Kingdom intact. Despite a surge in Scottish nationalist support in the final fortnight of the campaign, the anti-independence “No” camp secured a clear margin of ... Read More »

Six Killed In Boko Haram Attacks In Cameroon

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Six people, including four civilians, were killed on Thursday in the far north of Cameroon following two incursions by Boko Haram militants, sources told AFP on Friday. “Boko Haram appeared yesterday (Thursday) around 1900 (1800 GMT) at Assighassia,” a police officer in the region said on condition of anonymity. “There ... Read More »

Ebola: Villagers Kill 8 Aid Workers, Dispose Body In Septic Tank


Eight people who were part of a team sent to educate villagers in south-eastern Guinea about Ebola have been found dead after they were attacked by angry locals, the government says. The bodies were recovered from the septic tank of a primary school in the village of Wome, government spokesman ... Read More »

New Mosque Open To Homosexuals Starts Jumat Prayers In South Africa


Against a global background of rising Islamist militancy A new mosque in South Africa has opened its doors to Christians and even gay people. Women are also treated equally to men. Although there were threats of violence to the opening of the unconventional mosque, it however opened peacefully in Cape ... Read More »

ISIS Releases New Propaganda Video


Another British hostage has been shown in a propaganda video released by terrorists Islamic State. The video has not been independently verified but the man is believed to be journalist John Cantlie. It is similar to previous videos made by American journalists, including James Foley and Stephen Sotloff. Cantlie wears ... Read More »

India, China Set To Resolve Border Standoff


Indian and Chinese leaders have pledged to resolve a long-running border dispute that led to a bloody 1962 war, with a stand-off between troops on the remote frontier overshadowing a rare summit in New Delhi. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he had expressed concerns to China’s visiting President Xi ... Read More »

Sirleaf Asks The World To Do More On Ebola


President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia has called on the world to do more to end a spiralling Ebola outbreak that has crippled her country. Sirleaf on Wednesday described US President Barack Obama’s commitment to ramp up efforts against the virus as “significant” but said she hopes it will only ... Read More »

Qatar Not Funding ISIS – Emir

Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani

Qatar’s ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has denied accusations that his country funds the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant, telling Germany that his own country is threatened by the armed group. Last month, a German minister accused Qatar of financing ISIL, and the US has expressed ... Read More »

ISIS: Obama Says US Not Sending Ground Troops To Iraq

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US President Barack Obama has made it clear that US troops will have no combat mission in Iraq. “The American forces that have been deployed to Iraq do not and will not have a combat mission,” Mr Obama told American troops at the headquarters of US Central Command in Florida. ... Read More »

American Arrested By South Korea For Trying To Swim Into North Korea


An American who was believed to be attempting to swim across a river to rival North Korea, has bee arrested by South Korean border guards, a defence official said. The man was apprehended Tuesday night while lying on a bank of the Han River in a restricted military area near ... Read More »

67 South Africans Killed In Synagogue Building Collapse – President Zuma


President Jacob Zuma of South Africa announced Tuesday that 67 of his compatriots were among scores of worshippers killed in the collapse of a hostel at the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos, Nigeria. Zuma expressed his grief in a broadcast, saying he was “greatly saddened to announce ... Read More »

US Ground Troops Possible In Iraq

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The United States plans to strike the Islamic State group in its Syrian strongholds and could yet send military advisors into combat alongside Iraqi troops, American commanders say. The White House scrambled overnight to play down talk of US ground troops joining the battle after top US officer General Martin ... Read More »

Cardinal Jorge Mejia’s Vatican Car Seized In France With Cocaine


A car bearing the diplomatic plates of the Vatican has been reportedly stopped in France with four kilograms of cocaine on board. The car — which also contained 200 gram of cannabis — belonged to 91-year-old Argentinian cardinal Jorge Mejia, emeritus librarian at the Holy See, who retired in 2003 ... Read More »

Gaza Fire Mortar Shell Into Israel Amid Ceasefire


Palestinians have fired a mortar round into southern Israel in the first attack since an August 26 ceasefire, without causing any casualties, the Israeli army says. “For the first time since operation Protective Edge, a mortar shell fired from Gaza hit southern Israel,” Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner said on Twitter ... Read More »

US Conducts Airstrikes On Islamic State Militants In Iraq

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The United States has bombed militants near Baghdad in support of Iraqi forces, striking close to the capital for the first time in its expanded campaign against Islamic State jihadists. But in a sign of their growing strength, a monitoring group said the jihadists had managed to bring down a ... Read More »

Magnitude 5.6 Earthquake Rocks Japan


Buildings in Tokyo have been shaken by a powerful earthquake. The Japan Meteorological Agency said the epicentre was believed to be in the south of Ibaraki prefecture, an area to the east of Tokyo, and was located around 50 kilometres (30 miles) below the surface. They put the initial magnitude ... Read More »

ISIS Poem Promising ‘Holy Warriors’ 72 Virgins Each In Heaven Surfaces Online

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We have heard of terror groups promising troops and suicide bombers virgins as reward for their martyr, but if there was anyone who did not get brainwashed at the first try, Islamist groups may be using poetry to achieve their aim. During an investigation into homegrown terrorists, the FBI monitored ... Read More »

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