Mar 6, 2015

India: Mob breaks into jail, lynches rape suspect

Reuters – A mob of several thousand people broke into a high-security prison in India, dragged out a rape suspect and killed him......

4 Albino killers sentenced to death in Tanzania

The Sun Daily – A court in Tanzania has sentenced four people to death for the murder of an albino woman who was killed so her hacked-off limbs could be used in magic, officials said Friday.....

Mar 5, 2015

Actor Harrison Ford sustains injuries in plane crash

mirror.co.uk – The actor was forced to make an emergency landing in a golf course after his vintage plane had engine trouble upon take off.....

Burkina Faso: Government orders exhumation of president's corpse..

Standard Digital – The government of Burkina Faso has ordered former president Thomas Sankara's corpse to be exhumed, potentially rekindling controversy over the 1987 assassination of one of Africa's most idolised leaders....

Delta Plane skids off runway at New York airport

Euronews – A plane has skidded off the runway at a New York airport, according to the citys fire authorities. Delta Airlines flight 1086 left the tarmac before hitting a fence....

Singapore sentences 2 Germans to caning, 9 months..

NPR (blog) – Two young German men who broke into a train depot in Singapore to spray-paint graffiti on a commuter train car have been sentenced to nine months in prison and three strokes from a cane.....

Ebola: Liberia releases last known patient from care

Reuters Africa – Liberia's last Ebola patient left hospital on Thursday to cheers of delight from friends and family, a year after the West African country reported its first case.....

Fall in China stocks affecting Asian markets

CTV News – A tumble in Chinese stocks dragged most other Asian benchmarks lower Thursday after China cut its economic growth target.......

Mar 4, 2015

Police officer in Ferguson shooting case cleared

Deutsche Welle – The US Justice Department will not prosecute the police officer who shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown last year.........

Twitter Launches Video Embedding Feature

N4GM – Recently Twitter has unveiled the new embedded video widget that allows its users to post Twitter-hosted videos around the web as easily as a Tweet.....

Ukraine: 9 bodies retrieved from Donetsk mine

TODAYonline – The bodies of nine miners have been found at a coal mine in the eastern Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Donetsk where a blast trapped dozens of people....

Snowden willing to return to U.S. for trial

WTSP 10 News – Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is willing to return to the U.S. if he is guaranteed a fair trial, his lawyer says.....

Mar 3, 2015

Researchers trace strains of HIV virus to gorillas in Cameroon

Health Aim – In a medical breakthrough, an international team of scientists has reported in that two of four strains of the HIV virus that can cause AIDS come from gorillas in south-western Cameroon.....

American military satellite explodes in space

Discovery News – The 20-year mission of a U.S. military weather satellite came to an abrupt end last month after a power system temperature spike and an apparent explosion.....

Democrats divided over Netanyahu speech

Financial Times – Senior Democrats sharply criticised Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress on Tuesday about Iran, underlining the partisan political controversy that his visit to Washington has generated.....

Israeli PM warns U.S. against Iran Nuclear deal

euronews – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned the US Congress that the nuclear accord being negotiated with Iran would help the Islamic Republic develop atomic weapons.....

Mar 2, 2015

Pakistan: 471 parents arrested for refusing polio vaccine

Times of Oman – Police in northwest Pakistan have arrested more than 450 parents for refusing to vaccinate their children against polio, officials said on Monday.....

American nurse who had Ebola sues hospital..

Bloomberg – Nina Pham, a nurse who contracted Ebola while treating a man who died of the disease, sued the Dallas hospital where she worked, her attorney's office said....

Peanuts reduce heart disease risk – Study

Daily Mail – Eating nuts and peanuts reduces the risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke, a new study claims. Researchers found they were linked with a reduced risk of death from heart disease among people on low incomes.....

Liverpool FC posts first profit in 7years..

BBC News – Liverpool Football Club has reported a profit for the first time in seven years, largely as a result of a rise in revenue from the Premier League.....

South African oil company to lay off 40% of workers

Independent – South Africa's state oil company PetroSA plans to reduce its workforce by up to 40 percent because of declining revenues and slow progress on its oil refinery project....

Forbes: Bill Gates still world's richest man..

ABC News – Bill Gates, the founder of technology company Microsoft Corp., topped Forbes' 2015 list of the world's top billionaires for the second straight year.....

Egypt: Bomb blast near Supreme Court injures 9 people

Press TV – At least nine people have sustained injuries when a bomb blast struck near the building of the Supreme Court in the Egyptian capital city of Cairo......

ISIS threatens Twitter executive, staff..

Belfast Telegraph – Isis has called on jihadists around the world to murder Twitter employees because of the social network's crackdown on extremist accounts.......

Suspect in US Blogger Avijit Roy's Murder arrested

CBS News – Bangladeshi security officials arrested a suspect Monday in the killing of an American writer who was a prominent critic of extremist Islam and was hacked to death last week.....

Terror group frees 19 Christians in Syria..

Boston Globe – The Islamic State released at least 19 Christians on Sunday who were among the more than 220 people the militants took captive in northeastern Syria....

Namibian President Wins $5Million Mo Ibrahim Prize

Forbes – The Mo Ibrahim Foundation made the announcement at a ceremony in Nairobi on Monday, March 2, which was attended by journalists and members of the Advisory board of the Mo Ibrahim....

Mar 1, 2015

Ireland to experience solar eclipse March 20..

IrishCentral – Ireland will be plunged into darkness on March 20, when the biggest solar eclipse since 1999 blocks out nearly 90 percent of the sun's visible surface......

Manchester City to bid £100m for Luis Suarez..

90min – Manchester City are reportedly considering a sensational £100m bid to bring Luis Suarez back to the Premier League this summer, as reported by the Mail on Sunday....

Qatar 2022: Emir hits back at corruption allegations surrounding bid

Al-Bawaba – The eighth and current Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, has hit back at corruption allegations that have been directed at the Gulf state's successful bid for the 2022 World Cup.....

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