Archive for October, 2016

Sunday, October 30th, 2016 at 7:26am

Iceland’s Pirates poll lower than expected in election

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Support for Iceland’s Pirate Party in parliamentary elections was lower than expected, making it less likely the anti-establishment party will be part of a new government, early results have showed. On Sunday, with roughly half of votes counted from the previous day’s election, the Independence Party had about 30 percent of ballots and the Pirate […]

Sunday, October 30th, 2016 at 7:25am

Families of US consulate staff asked to leave Turkey

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Family members of US consulate staff in Istanbul have been asked to leave the country, the US state department said, citing threats against US citizens. “The Department of State made this decision based on security information indicating extremist groups are continuing aggressive efforts to attack US citizens in areas of Istanbul where they reside or […]

Saturday, October 29th, 2016 at 7:18pm

Twin suicide bombings kill at least nine in Nigeria

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Twin suicide bombings by suspected Boko Haram fighters have killed at least nine people in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, officials and witnesses said. One of the attackers was reportedly a woman.  “Two suicide bombers riding in motorised rickshaws this morning detonated their explosives 10 minutes apart,” Mohammed Kanar, spokesman for Nigeria Emergency Management […]

Saturday, October 29th, 2016 at 7:18pm

Shia militias open new front in battle for Mosul

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Shia militias say they have launched an assault to the west of Mosul, opening up a new front in the battle to drive ISIL from the country’s second city and the group’s last major bastion in the country. The coalition of militias, know as the Popular Mobilisation Units, had not played a heavy part in […]

Saturday, October 29th, 2016 at 7:18pm

Spain’s Rajoy wins confidence vote to be prime minister

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Spain has turned the page on a 10-month political crisis after lawmakers voted the conservatives back into power.  Aided by divisions among his rivals and the Socialist Party’s decision to abstain from the vote in order to avoid going to the polls one more time, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy won a crunch parliamentary confidence vote […]

Saturday, October 29th, 2016 at 7:18am

FBI probe throws Clinton emails back into election race

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The FBI says it will investigate whether there is classified information in newly discovered emails related to Hillary Clinton’s private servers, reinjecting one of the most toxic political issues into the presidential campaign less than two weeks before Election Day. The FBI had announced in July that its investigation into the Democratic presidential candidate’s email […]

Saturday, October 29th, 2016 at 7:18am

ISIL ‘using thousands as human shields’ in Iraq’s Mosul

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Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant appears to be using tens of thousands of people as “human shields” in and around Mosul, where Iraqi forces are waging an offensive aimed at retaking the country’s second biggest city. The UN human rights office also said on Friday it received reports of more than 200 people […]

Saturday, October 29th, 2016 at 7:17am

More than 1,400 suspected cholera cases in Yemen: WHO

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The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has skyrocketed to 1,410 within three weeks of an outbreak being declared, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Eighteen months of war between Houthi rebels and a Saudi Arabia-led coalition backing the Yemeni government has destroyed the majority of health facilities and clean water supplies in […]

Friday, October 28th, 2016 at 7:18pm

Yemen’s Houthis accused of firing missile at Mecca

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Yemen’s Houthi rebels have been accused of targeting Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca by launching a long-range ballistic missile from 500km over the border. The rebels and their ally Iran vehemently denied the allegation on Friday.  The Saudi-led military coalition – which is backing Yemen’s pro-government forces in the conflict with the Shia fighters […]

Friday, October 28th, 2016 at 7:17pm

North Dakota: Native Americans protest over pipeline

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Cannon Ball, United States – Thousands of Native Americans have been camping out in North Dakota since April to protest against a pipeline that is meant to cross sacred burial grounds and the Missouri river – the main water source for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Last week, some protesters moved their camp directly in the […]

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