Apr 25, 2015

Human traffickers target desperate migrants on FACEBOOK

Dailymail – A number of pages have been discovered on the social media site reportedly offering 'comfortable' and 'reliable' travel to Europe on overcrowded boats.....

Hospital where Duchess is due to give birth closed after 8 patients hit by superbug

Dailymail – A 20-bed surgical unit at St Mary's Hospital, London, has not been accepting new admissions for more than a week after a number of patients were found to be suffering from potentially fatal CPE.....

Egypt extends state of emergency in northern Sinai by three months

Reuters – Egypt said on Saturday it had extended by three months a state of emergency imposed on parts of northern Sinai in October after Islamist militants stepped up attacks in the peninsula....

Nigeria recalls envoy to South Africa over attacks on foreigners

Reuters – Nigeria recalled its ambassador to South Africa on Saturday in the latest sign of African countries' discontent at Pretoria's handling of attacks on immigrants.....

U.S. sending disaster team, initial $1 million to Nepal: Kerry

Reuters – The United States will send disaster response and rescue teams to Nepal and has authorized an initial $1 million in aid after a major earthquake killed hundreds....

Israeli forces kill two knife-wielding Palestinians: police

Reuters – Israeli security forces killed two knife-wielding Palestinian attackers in separate incidents in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem on Saturday, police said....

Islamist rebel alliance seizes northwest Syrian city

L.A. Times – A loose alliance of Islamist rebel groups seized control of a northwest Syrian city on Saturday, officials said, opening a pathway into Syrian government strongholds....

Passenger Jet Lands With Engine On Fire

Sky News – Footage emerges of a passenger plane leaving behind a trail of sparks and smoke as it skids off the runway in Istanbul........

Togo votes as President Gnassingbe seeks third term

Deutsche Welle – The Togolese people have gone to the polls to decide whether to give Faure Gnassingbe a third term. The president faces a divided opposition in voting already delayed to make late changes to how results are tallied........

UK to help Nepal earthquake effort

BBC – Prime Minister David Cameron says the UK will do all it can to help in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake, which has killed more than 900 people........

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