Nov 27, 2014

Bomb attack on UK diplomats leaves six dead in Kabul

A suicide bomber attacked a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing five people including one Briton, officials said. The blast in the east of Kabul wounded 33 people.....»»[reuters.com]Read More...

Is U.S. Oil production 'crushing' OPEC?

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is being pummeled by low oil prices. Russia needs crude oil to cost $101 a barrel to balance its budget. Brent crude now is priced at around $79. Tim Mullaney, CBS Marketwatch: Americans will give thanks.....»»[valdostatoday.com]Read More...

OPEC Elects Nigeria's Petroleum Minister as New President

Nigeria's minister of petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke has just been elected the first female president of OPEC (Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries). She is the replacement for the former president, Abdourhman Atahar Al-Ahirish.....»»[leadership]Read More...

OPEC Meets as Oil Prices Slump..

Oil prices slumped to four-year lows as the world's oil cartel seemed unlikely to press for any major production cuts despite the plentiful supplies that are sloshing around.....»»[wsj.com]Read More...

Oil 'Meltdown': IMF supports Nigeria's Currency Devaluation

Nigeria's move to devalue its currency in order to improve fiscal health amid a steep fall in the prices of crude oil, the main export commodity of Africa's largest economy, is a welcome step, the International Monetary Fund has said.....»»[ibtimes.co]Read More...

Toyota extends recalling of cars over dangerous air bags

Toyota has announced an expansion of global recalls over faulty and potentially dangerous air bags made by Takata. US regulators had ratcheted up pressure on the embattled auto parts maker.....»»[dw.de]Read More...

Twitter to monitor other apps downloaded by users

Twitter is to start monitoring the other apps that you download to your mobile phone and use that data to help sell advertising. The company says it's about making a "more personal Twitter experience for you" so that it can deliver "tailored content that you.....»»[mirror.co.uk]Read More...

WHO says Global Ebola death toll rises to 5689

The World Health Organization today said that the global death toll from the Ebola virus had increased to 5,689 out of a total of 15,935 cases of infection, mainly in western Africa.....»»[indiatimes]Read More...

Nationwide strike shuts down services across Greece

A nationwide general strike to protest continued austerity measures has shut down services across Greece, grounding flights, leaving ferries tied up in ports, closing schools and leaving state hospitals functioning.....»»[wsj.com]Read More...

Police arrests over 400 protesters across major US cities

More National Guard troops and police have been sent to Ferguson, Missouri to head off a third night of violence, as over 400 people have been arrested in the St. Louis suburb and around the United States in unrest.....»»[en.mercopress.com]Read More...

UK Child Sex Offender Arrested in Thailand

A British man wanted by UK police for a string of paedophile offences has been arrested in northeast Thailand, immigration officials said......»»[timeslive]Read More...

China bans Hong Kong student leader..

Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong was banned from a large area in Mong Kok as a condition of bail on Thursday after he was arrested during scuffles with police as they cleared one of the largest protest sites that have choked the city for weeks.....»»[stuff.co.nz]Read More...

Four polio health workers killed in Pakistan

Unidentified gunmen killed four health workers taking part in an anti-polio campaign in southwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, highlighting the challenge the country faces in stopping the spread of the virus.....»»[bostonglobe]Read More...

Egypt court jails 78 teenage boys for pro-Morsi rallies

An Egyptian court has jailed 78 teenage boys for between two and five years over protesting in support of ousted president Mohammed Morsi. It's the latest in a long crackdown on Morsi supporters.....»»[dw.de]Read More...

Nov 26, 2014

Doctor gets EU prize for helping rape victims

Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege called Wednesday for global efforts to end sexual violence as a weapon of war as he received the European Parliament's Sakharov rights prize for helping thousands of gang-rape victims.....»»[straitstimes]Read More...

26 coal mine workers killed in underground fire in China

A coal-mine fire in northeastern China killed 26 workers and left 50 others injured on Wednesday, state media said, in one of the worst accidents so far this year in the country's accident-prone mining industry.....»»[wsj.com]Read More...

Is China gaining from Russia sanctions?

China is gaining an edge in energy deals with Russia as Moscow faces sanctions pressure from the conflict in Ukraine. The latest energy accords announced in Beijing on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit.....»»[atimes.com]Read More...

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere could be out for 4 months

Arsenal could be without Jack Wilshere for up to four months if the midfielder requires surgery on his injured ankle. Wilshere suffered the injury during the 2-1 defeat by Manchester United on Saturday.....»»[independent.co.uk]Read More...

Researchers say consuming yogurt daily reduces risk of diabetes

A new study states that consuming yogurt in daily diet would help to reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The researchers say that a 28 grams serving of yogurt per day, can keep diabetes away.....»»[thewestsidestory]Read More...

Twin brothers welcome sons on same day

TWIN dads have defied the odds by welcoming sons born on the same day. Jeromme and Jarrell Spence, 21, from Fordhouses in the UK, both became dads for the first time within a few hours of each other after their partners gave birth to baby boys.....»»[theaustralian.com]Read More...

Lee Rigby's family accuses Facebook of murder

Lee Rigby's family have accused Facebook of having “blood on its hands” by failing to help stop his killers by alerting security services to extremist messages. A report released yesterday by the Parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC).....»»[independent]Read More...

Nov 25, 2014

13yr-old boy rapes schoolmate after sex education lesson

A young teenage boy in the U.K. confessed recently to raping a female classmate directly following a sexual education class. The boy, who remains anonymous, reportedly approached the girl following the sex-ed lesson and asked her if she wanted to “try sex.....»»[opposingviews.com]Read More...

Nigeria: Government shuts down Lagos Airport Cargo Shed

Following the clash between the officials of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) and License Clearing Agents last week,the Federal Government Monday stated that the cargo shed of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport , Lagos will remain shut.....»»[allafrica.com]Read More...

Hackers at it again, take over Sony's system

A hacker group broke into Sony Pictures' computer system and took control of all of its computers to threaten to release sensitive documents......»»[independent]Read More...

CNN reporter hit in head during Ferguson protests

CNN's Sara Sidner was hit by a rock as she reported live from the frontline of the protests in Ferguson, MO. Speaking to Jake Tapper in the studio, Sidner was relaying her report of building fires that had been started in Ferguson when a projectile hit her.....»»[hollywoodreporter.com]Read More...

Pep Guardiola says Messi's record will stand for 600 years

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has voiced his admiration for Barcelona star Lionel Messi and thinks it could take 600 years before someone breaks the Argentine's La Liga goalscoring record.....»»[goal.com]Read More...

Ebola: Burial workers in Sierra Leone go on strike

Burial workers in the Sierra Leonean city of Kenema have gone on strike in protest at non-payment of allowances for handling Ebola victims......»»[bbc]Read More...

Nigerian government warns against smuggling of frozen chickens

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has warned Nigerians involved in the smuggling frozen chicken to desist from doing so as it could bring back the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD.....»»[allafrica.com]Read More...

At least 10 people killed in Egypt's building collapse

A block of flats has collapsed in Egypt's capital, Cairo, killing at least 10 people, officials say. Seven people were also injured when the eight-storey building in the western suburb of Matariya collapsed overnight.....»»[bbc]Read More...

New air strike hits Libyan airport..

An air strike hit the last functioning commercial airport in Libya's capital Tripoli for a second day running on Tuesday, residents said, as a power struggle in the oil-rich nation intensified.....»»[reuters.com]Read More...

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