Archive for February, 2015

Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 5:28pm

It’s a double for Rooney in Manchester United’s win

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Wayne Rooney ended his Premier League goal drought with a brace as Manchester United beat 10-man Sunderland 2-0 at Old Trafford. United’s win was overshadowed when referee Roger East dismissed the wrong Black Cats player after awarding United a penalty. Radamel Falco was felled by John O’Shea but it was his teammate Wes Brown who was sent off. Rooney […]

Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 5:28pm

Federer brings down Djokovic for Dubai title

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Roger Federer beat Novak Djokovic 6-3 7-5 in the final of the Dubai Championships with the Swiss veteran’s awesome serving bringing down the world number one. Federer went into the match with a 19-17 winning record against Djokovic although the Serb beat him in last year’s Wimbledon final. The 33-year-old made up for occasional mistakes […]

Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 5:28pm

Thousands march against new Nepal constitution vote

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Thousands of opposition supporters in Nepal have converged on the capital to protest controversial plans to vote on a disputed new national constitution. Nepalese police on Saturday fired teargas and water cannon at the protesters in Kathmandu, as anger mounts over the planned vote. Protesters threw bricks and stones in brief clashes with security forces […]

Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 5:26am

US Homeland Security shutdown averted for one week

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The Republican party-controlled US House of Representatives has voted to extend short-term funding for the Department of Homeland Security for just one week, hours after they unexpectedly rejected the budget outright and increased the prospect of a partial shutdown of the agency. Friday’s late night vote was a last ditch effort to avoid the shutdown, after the […]

Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 5:26am

Robert Mugabe: A man of contrasts

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It’s my first trip to Zimbabwe – a country I’ve heard so much about, including the good, the bad and the ugly… but mostly ugly. I’m here to cover the birthday party of a man hated and loved almost in equal measure across the world, Robert Mugabe. And what a party! Most of the roughly […]

Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 5:26am

Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow

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Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov has been shot dead in Moscow. Nemtsov, 55, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin, had been due to take part on Sunday in the first big opposition protest in months in the capital. Russia’s Investigative Committee confirmed the death, saying it had opened a criminal probe. “According to preliminary […]

Friday, February 27th, 2015 at 5:11pm

ISIL video shows destruction of Mosul artefacts

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The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group has released a video showing its fighters using sledgehammers to smash ancient artefacts in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul. The five-minute video shows a group of bearded men in a museum using hammers and drills to destroy several large statues, including one depicting a winged-bull […]

Friday, February 27th, 2015 at 5:11pm

The Spy Cables: Decoded

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THE SPY CABLES The Spy Cables are the widest-ranging leak of intelligence papers ever, and South Africa’s State Security Agency is facing its most damaging breach. In the second of two programmes, we examine the impact of the biggest intelligence leak since Edward Snowden – on global espionage and South Africa’s relations to the rest […]

Friday, February 27th, 2015 at 5:11pm

Thousands rally against detention of Maldives ex-leader

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Thousands of supporters of former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed have marched in the capital, Male, to protest against his detention on terror charges. Shauna Aminath, spokesperson of the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party, told Al Jazeera on Friday that at least 10,000 people gathered in the main streets of the capital, demanding Nasheed’s release. There was […]

Friday, February 27th, 2015 at 5:01am

US convicts Bin Laden aide over embassy bombings

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A Saudi man described by prosecutors as one of Osama bin Laden’s most trusted lieutenants was convicted in a federal court in New York in connection with the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Khalid al-Fawwaz, 52, faces up to life in prison after a jury on Thursday convicted him on four […]

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