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Turkey pitches tent with Palestine, unfolds plan to open embassy in East Jerusalem

Turkey pitches tent with Palestine, unfolds plan to open embassy in East Jerusalem Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkey hopes to open an embassy to a Palestinian state in East Jerusalem in the future. “Because it is under occupation, we can’t just go there and open an embassy,” Erdogan said in a speech to his ruling party in the city...... more

UN Security Council may over-rule US on Jerusalem

UN Security Council may over-rule US on Jerusalem The UN Security Council is considering a draft resolution affirming that any change to the status of Jerusalem has no legal effect and must be reversed, in response to the US decision to recognise the city as Israel’s capital. Egypt circulated the draft text on Saturday, and diplomats said the council...... more

4 killed, 160 wounded in Jerusalem protests

4 killed, 160 wounded in Jerusalem protests Israeli troops shot dead four Palestinians and wounded 150 others with live fire on Friday, medical officials said, as protests over United States President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital entered a second week. Most of the casualties were on the Gaza Strip border where thousands of Palestinians gathered...... more

U.S. lawmaker commits suicide over sex scandal

U.S. lawmaker commits suicide over sex scandal A state lawmaker in Kentucky, U.S., Rep. Dan Johnson, has committed suicide after report emerged that he sexually assaulted a woman when she was 17. Reports say the 57-year-old lawmaker, a preacher and a Republican, shot himself on a bridge in Mt. Washington, southeast of Louisville. His body turned up on...... more

OIC dares Trump, Israel, declares East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

OIC dares Trump, Israel, declares East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has declared East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, rejected the US stance as “dangerous” and called on the international community to follow in its footsteps. At a summit held in Turkey a week after US President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the...... more

Nigeria, 69 other countries adopt statement on e-commerce •Japan announces $300m for ICT infrastructure in developing countries

Nigeria, 69 other countries adopt statement on e-commerce •Japan announces $300m for ICT infrastructure in developing countries Nigeria and some 69 other countries have adopted a joint statement on Electronic Commerce at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) 11th Ministerial Conference of WTO in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Japan also made a commitment of $300m to support Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure in developing countries, during the meeting on...... more

3 men in trouble for torturing fish •Slammed with felony charges in U.S. court

3 men in trouble for torturing fish •Slammed with felony charges in U.S. court Three boaters have been charged with felony after they were caught in a viral video dragging a shark at a high speed through the water in Florida, U.S. The video of the shark being dragged went viral in late July after a Miami sport fisherman criticised it on social media. Their...... more

100 US lawmakers seek probe of alleged sexual assaults by Trump

100 US lawmakers seek probe of alleged sexual assaults by Trump More than 100 Democratic lawmakers in the United States have signed on to a call for a House of Representatives oversight committee to probe sexual assault and harassment claims against President Donald Trump. Lois Franken, a US lawmaker from Florida and chair of the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG), said “the...... more

World Bank sets up $4.5B climate change fund

World Bank sets up $4.5B climate change fund The World Bank Group and the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy announced on Tuesday a $4.5 billion-fund for 150 cities around the world to fight the effects of climate change. The announcement was made at the One Planet Summit in Paris, which was held to mark the second...... more

UNICEF canvasses safer digital world for children

UNICEF canvasses safer digital world for children Despite children’s massive online presence – 1 in 3 internet users worldwide is a child – too little is done to protect them from the perils of the digital world and to increase their access to safe online content, UNICEF said in its annual flagship report released today. The State of...... more

Rate of poverty in Alabama (USA) shocking — UN official

Rate of poverty in Alabama (USA) shocking — UN official A United Nations official investigating poverty in the United States visited Alabama last week and said the poverty and sewage system there is some of the worst he has seen in the developed world. “I think it’s very uncommon in the First World. This is not a sight that one normally...... more

Army commander caught on video stealing apples

Army commander caught on video stealing apples An Israeli army squad commander has been caught on video while stealing apples from a Palestinian vendor in the West Bank city of Hebron. The commander, who stole the apples from a Palestinian vendor escaping clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian protestors, has become a fun subject on social media. The...... more

2 killed, 700 injured in Jerusalem protests

2 killed, 700 injured in Jerusalem protests At least two Palestinians have been killed and hundreds injured as Day of Rage protests continue across the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip over the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. A 30-year-old Palestinian man was killed by Israeli fire during protests in...... more

Worst in history: 14 UN peacekeepers killed in DRC attack

Worst in history: 14 UN peacekeepers killed in DRC attack At least 14 UN peacekeepers and five Congolese air force members have been killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in the “worst attack in recent history”, according to the United Nations. The UN said that at least 53 peacekeepers were also injured in the attack in North Kivu...... more

War drums over Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

War drums over Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital  Israeli police fired tear gas at Palestinian protesters in Bethlehem Friday as the “Day of Rage” called for by Palestinian factions got underway. Israeli police have called in extra security forces for Jerusalem following U.S. President Donald Trump’s declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and the U.S. plans to...... more

Hospital loses licence for mistakingly declaring infant dead

Hospital loses licence for mistakingly declaring infant dead  Delhi’s local government on Friday withdrew the licence of a hospital that mistakenly declared a live infant dead. “We have cancelled with immediate effect the licence of Max Hospital Shalimarbag,” Delhi’s Health Minister Satyendra Jain said. Jain said the hospital had been told that it could not admit any new patients...... more

I believe President Zuma raped accuser — Deputy

I believe President Zuma raped accuser — Deputy  A leading contender to replace President Jacob Zuma as head of South Africa’s governing ANC has said he believes the woman who accused Mr Zuma of rape over a decade ago was telling the truth. Mr Zuma’s deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, told a local radio station: “Yes, I would believe her.” In...... more

Kenya, Chinese firms partner to launch faster, cheaper internet

Kenya, Chinese firms partner to launch faster, cheaper internet Kenya’s Telecommunication Firm, Jamii Telecom, has partnered with Chinese firm ZTE to introduce the country’s fastest and cheapest mobile internet. Kenyan officials said that the move would help in spreading the benefits of internet to more people. Christened Faiba 4G Mobile Network, the service would operate under the prefix 0747 and...... more

200 passengers fall sick in cruise ship

200 passengers fall sick in cruise ship Almost 200 passengers aboard one of the world’s largest cruise ships have been struck down with diarrhea and vomiting after indulging in a “bottomless buffet.” The mighty Ovation of the Seas, which carries more than 5,800, had been at sea for 14 days after a trip to Singapore when 195 passengers...... more

Cameroon escalates military crackdown on Anglophone separatists •Orders thousands of villagers to leave

Cameroon escalates military crackdown on Anglophone separatists •Orders thousands of villagers to leave Cameroon’s government has ordered thousands of villagers to leave their homes in the Anglophone Southwest region as it deploys troops to root out armed separatists who have vowed to loosen President Paul Biya’s long grip on power. The deployment marks an escalation of Biya’s year-long crackdown on peaceful protests in the...... more

Trump ignites trouble over Jerusalem

Trump ignites trouble over Jerusalem Arabs have denounced as a slap in the face President Donald Trump’s decision to move the United States embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a tectonic shift in US policy for the past decades. In a speech at the White House, Trump said his administration would begin a process of moving the...... more

Plot to kill British Prime Minister uncovered

Plot to kill British Prime Minister uncovered Two men were charged Tuesday in London with terror offenses over an alleged plot to kill British Prime Minister Theresa May, according to British government officials. Both will appear before a court Wednesday in the British capital in connection with what officials say was a conspiracy to launch a suicide-knife attack...... more

West and Central Africa left behind in Global HIV response

West and Central Africa left behind in Global HIV response More than four decades into the HIV epidemic, four in five children living with HIV in West and Central Africa are still not receiving life-saving antiretroviral therapy, and AIDS-related deaths among adolescents aged 15-19 are on the rise, according to a new report released today. While acknowledging progress in several areas,...... more

Time to replace failed AU and UN with new international bodies: Intersociety •Bemoans humanitarian crises in Libya and Zimbabwe

Time to replace failed AU and UN with new international bodies: Intersociety •Bemoans humanitarian crises in Libya and Zimbabwe  The political and humanitarian crises rocking the African Continent especially the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Libya and recent political crisis in Zimbabwe clearly point to the fact that the United Nations and the African Union have totally failed Africans and the world in general. This is the view of the International...... more

Zimbabwe swears in first post-Mugabe cabinet

Zimbabwe swears in first post-Mugabe cabinet Zimbabwe’s new president Emmerson Mnangagwa swore in his cabinet on Monday, with allies defending him against criticism for giving top posts to the generals who helped his rise to power. Sworn in as president on Nov. 24 after 93-year-old Robert Mugabe quit following a de facto military coup, Mnangagwa has also...... more

Facebook opens new London office, to create 800 UK jobs

Facebook opens new London office, to create 800 UK jobs Facebook opens its new London office on Monday and said it would add 800 more jobs in the capital next year, underlining its commitment to Britain as the country prepares for Brexit. The social network said more than half of the people working at the site in central London will focus...... more

Man who lost 36 elections runs again

Man who lost 36 elections runs again A 75 year-old Indian may be holding the world record for contesting and losing the highest number of elections in a lifetime. Vrajlal Valodara had stood for election 36 times and lost all. But he is unrelenting as he is standing for another again. According to the Times of India, Valodara...... more

Scientists take step toward creating artificial life

Scientists take step toward creating artificial life In a major step toward creating artificial life, U.S. researchers have developed a living organism that incorporates both natural and artificial DNA and is capable of creating entirely new, synthetic proteins. The work, published in the journal Nature, brings scientists closer to the development of designer proteins made to order in...... more

Biya spits fire as Cameroon secessionists kill 6 soldiers, police

Biya spits fire as Cameroon secessionists kill 6 soldiers, police Militants seeking independence for Cameroon’s English-speaking regions killed four soldiers and two policemen in attacks this week, President Paul Biya said late on Thursday, vowing to eliminate the secessionists as a threat to peace. Dozens of civilians have been killed since October, after the government cracked down on members of a...... more

Zimbabwe’s president names top military officers in new cabinet

Zimbabwe’s president names top military officers in new cabinet Zimbabwe’s new president named his first cabinet Thursday, appointing two senior military officers to key portfolios and dropping close allies of Robert Mugabe who resigned after the armed forces took control of the country. President Emmerson Mnangagwa appointed as foreign affairs minister Sibusiso Moyo, the army major general who went on...... more

 

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