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Gambian president faces noon deadline to quit

world January 20, 2017 at 7:09 pm 0 comments

Banjul: Veteran Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh was Friday facing a midday deadline to quit power, after thousands of regional troops entered the country to pile pressure on him to hand power to the winner of last month`s presidential election. Soldiers from Senegal and four other west African countries crossed theRead More

Botched Nigeria air strike killed 90: MSF

world January 20, 2017 at 7:09 pm 0 comments

Geneva: A botched air strike by the Nigerian Air Force earlier this week on a camp for people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency killed at least 90 people, the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) aid group said today. Most of the victims of the strike in the country’s northeast onRead More

Doctors consider removing George HW Bush’s breathing tube

world January 20, 2017 at 7:08 pm 0 comments

Houston: Doctors treating former US president George HW Bush for pneumonia are considering whether to take out a breathing tube inserted to clear his airway. His wife, Barbara, diagnosed with bronchitis, was feeling “1,000 percent better” yesterday after antibiotics and rest. The 92-year-old former president and the 91-year-old former firstRead More

Mexican drug lord ”El Chapo” faces life sentence in US prison

world January 20, 2017 at 4:58 pm 0 comments

New York: Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman will spend the rest of his life in a US prison if convicted on charges he ran the world`s largest drug-trafficking organization during a decades-long criminal career, U.S. prosecutors said on Friday. El Chapo (Shorty), once one of the world`s mostRead More

Eight survivors found after massive Italy avalanche

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Penne: Eight people were found alive on Friday two days after being buried under a massive avalanche that hit a luxury mountain hotel in central Italy, a Civil Protection official said. Titti Postiglione told reporters that two of the survivors had already been pulled clear of the snow and debrisRead More

Small protests against Trump in Japan, Philippines

world January 20, 2017 at 4:57 pm 0 comments

Tokyo: Several hundred people, most of them expatriate Americans, held a protest on Friday in the Japanese capital, Tokyo, against U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, hours before his inauguration in Washington. Some people held up electric candles and others carried placards reading “Love Trumps Hate” and “Women`s Rights Are Human Rights”,Read More

Many feared dead as avalanche buries Italian hotel

Many feared dead as avalanche buries Italian hotel

world January 19, 2017 at 6:42 pm 0 comments

Rome, January 19 Many people were feared dead after an avalanche buried a hotel in central Italy following a series of earthquakes, officials said on Thursday. At least 22 guests and several staff members were at the Hotel Rigopiano near the Gran Sasso mountain range when it was hit byRead More

Obama shortens sentence of WikiLeaks whistleblower

Obama shortens sentence of WikiLeaks whistleblower

world January 19, 2017 at 6:41 pm 0 comments

Washington, January 18 President Barack Obama has shortened the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former US military intelligence analyst who was responsible for a 2010 leak of classified materials to anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, the biggest such breach in US history. A White House official said there was no connectionRead More

Obama’s parting words: ‘We’re going to be OK’

Obama’s parting words: ‘We’re going to be OK’

world January 19, 2017 at 6:39 pm 0 comments

Washington, January 19 Outgoing US President Barack Obama on Thursday offered a parting message of hope for a country governed by Donald Trump, assuring Americans that “we’re going to be OK”, even as he vowed to speak up if the country’s core values are threatened. “At my core I thinkRead More

UK puts export ban on Robert Clive’s huqqa set, flask

UK puts export ban on Robert Clive’s huqqa set, flask

world January 19, 2017 at 6:39 pm 0 comments

London, January 19 The UK government has put a temporary export ban on an extremely rare jewelled flask worth over 6 million pounds given to former commander-in-chief of India Robert Clive after the Battle of Plassey in 1757. UK culture minister Matt Hancock has placed a temporary export bar onRead More