Archive for January, 2015

Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 6:21am

Argentinian prosecutor laid to rest amid scandal

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A funeral has been held for Argentinian special prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, who was found dead in his apartment last week. At the time of his death, he was investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires. Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from San Jose. Source: Al Jazeera Article source: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2015/01/argentinian-prosecutor-laid-rest-scandal-150130041835520.html

Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 6:21am

Deaths after gas blast at Mexico children’s hospital

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A gas explosion has struck a children’s hospital in Mexico City, killing at least three people and injuring dozens, including 22 children, officials say. Rescuers combed through the rubble of the Maternity and Children’s Hospital in the Cuajimalpa borough on Thursday, to look for people who were trapped following the blast. A 25-year-old nurse and […]

Thursday, January 29th, 2015 at 6:20pm

Several killed in blast Mexico children’s hospital

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A gas explosion ripped through a children’s hospital in Mexico City, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens, including 22 children, officials said. Rescuers combed through the rubble of the Maternity and Children’s Hospital in the Cuajimalpa borough on Thursday, to look for people who were trapped following the blast, said civil protection chief […]

Thursday, January 29th, 2015 at 6:20pm

Jordan demands proof ISIL-held pilot is alive

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A spokesman says Jordan’s government has demanded proof of life of a Jordanian pilot held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group (ISIL) before moving ahead with any possible swap to bring about his release. The group has purportedly threatened to kill the pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, by sunset unless Jordan frees an Iraqi woman […]

Thursday, January 29th, 2015 at 6:20pm

DR Congo to launch fresh assault on Rwandan rebels

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The army in the Democratic Republic of Congo has announced a fresh offensive against Rwandan ethnic Hutu rebels after weeks of heavy international pressure to act. Democratic Republic of Congo’s army has declared the official start of operations against Rwandan Hutu rebels, but a senior army official said combat had not yet begun. Army spokesman General Leon […]

Thursday, January 29th, 2015 at 6:01am

Ukraine violence takes rising civilian toll

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Fighting between Ukrainian security forces and pro-Russian separatists has intensified in eastern Ukraine in recent days, causing a rise in civilian casualties. More residents are trying to flee their homes as they face increased shelling from the conflict. Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports from the rebel-controlled town of Yelenovka. Source: Al Jazeera Article source: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2015/01/ukraine-violence-takes-rising-civilian-toll-150129011055922.html

Thursday, January 29th, 2015 at 6:01am

Nigeria accused of failing to act on massacre warnings

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Amnesty International has said that Nigeria’s military top brass were warned of Boko Haram attacks on the northeast towns of Baga and Monguno this month but failed to take action. The January 3 massacre in Baga reportedly killed hundreds of people, if not more, and destroyed thousands of homes, while the takeover of Monguno last weekend […]

Thursday, January 29th, 2015 at 6:01am

Details emerge of hostage deaths in Sydney cafe siege

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One of two hostages who died in a 16-hour siege at a Sydney cafe in December 2014 was killed by ricocheting fragments of police bullets, an inquest into the deadly stand-off has heard. Katrina Dawson, 38, a barrister and mother-of-three, died along with Tori Johnson, 34, the cafe manager, and Man Haron Monis, 50, the […]

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 at 6:00pm

Football’s annual transfers break $4bn barrier

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Football’s world governing body Fifa has announced that global annual transfer spending has broken the $4bn mark for the first time. They’ve revealed in 2014, $4.1bn were spent, including around $90m from Real Madrid for James Rodriguez. That’s a total increase of 2.1 per cent from 2013. Source: Al Jazeera Article source: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/01/football-annual-transfers-break-4bn-barrier-150128144004799.html

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 at 6:00pm

German anti-Islam group loses second leader in a week

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German anti-Islam movement PEGIDA has lost its second leader just a week after the group’s founder resigned amid reports that he had posed as Adolf Hitler. Kathrin Oertel stepped down along with another board member on Wednesday, citing media pressure. PEGIDA, based in the eastern city of Dresden, announced the resignations on its Facebook page. […]

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