Category: World

Obama: ‘You can come out of the shadows’
November 21, 2014 |

Obama: ‘You can come out of the shadows’

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama is ordering the most sweeping overhaul of the immigration system in decades, despite Republican claims he is acting illegally by moving unilaterally to shield five million undocumented immigrants. Obama rejected accusations by conservatives that he is offering a free pass to undocumented immigrants and warned in a prime-time address that […]

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The U.S. government thinks China could take down the power grid
November 21, 2014 |

The U.S. government thinks China could take down the power grid

Washington (CNN) – China and “probably one or two other” countries have the capacity to shut down the nation’s power grid and other critical infrastructure through a cyber attack, the head of the National Security Agency told a Congressional panel Thursday. Admiral Michael Rogers, who also serves the dual role as head of U.S. Cyber Command, […]

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South Africa footballer Senzo Meyiwa murder case: Suspect freed
November 12, 2014 |

South Africa footballer Senzo Meyiwa murder case: Suspect freed

A South African court has withdrawn murder charges against a man arrested in connection with the killing of national football captain Senzo Meyiwa. Zanokuhle Mbatha was arrested by a special police task team last month after a nationwide manhunt. The magistrate ordered that he be released because that there was not enough evidence for him […]

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Iran nuclear mediators hint at extended talks
November 12, 2014 |

Iran nuclear mediators hint at extended talks

Iran and world powers have held more talks in Oman’s capital amid growing signs that a deal on Iran’s nuclear programme would be extended for the second time beyond a November 24 deadline. The one-day meeting on Tuesday came after lengthy discussions between John Kerry, US secretary of state, and Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, broke off in […]

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Islamic State releases 93 Syrian Kurds monitor
November 5, 2014 |

Islamic State releases 93 Syrian Kurds monitor

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the militant Islamic State group had released 93 Syrian Kurds it captured in February. According to NAN, the Syrian Kurds were making their way from northern Syria to neighbouring Iraq. The group monitoring the conflict said on Tuesday in Beirut that the Islamic State seized around 100 people, accusing […]

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Christian couple killed for ‘desecrating Koran’ in Pakistan
November 5, 2014 |

Christian couple killed for ‘desecrating Koran’ in Pakistan

An enraged Muslim mob beat a Christian couple to death in Pakistan and burnt their bodies in the brick kiln where they worked on Tuesday for allegedly desecrating a Koran, police said. The incident took place in the town of Kot Radha Kishan, some 60 kilometres (40 miles) southwest of Lahore, and is the latest […]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out as gay
October 31, 2014 |

Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out as gay

Breaking his years of silence, Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote in an article that he is is “proud” to be gay. Cook acknowledged in the essay published on Thursday that while his sexual orientation has not been a secret to many people at Apple (and has long been discussed and debated by outsiders, too), he has never before spoken […]

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Syria IS: Iraqi Peshmerga fighters ‘enter Kobane’
October 31, 2014 |

Syria IS: Iraqi Peshmerga fighters ‘enter Kobane’

Ten Iraqi Kurd Peshmerga fighters have entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobane on the Turkish border, Syrian opposition activists say. Dozens more are expected to join them in helping Syrian Kurds defend the strategic town against Islamic State (IS) militants. Turkey finally authorised the Iraqi Kurds to cross the border last week. Some 150 […]

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Protesters torch Parliament building in Burkina Faso; military seizes control
October 31, 2014 |

Protesters torch Parliament building in Burkina Faso; military seizes control

The military in the West African nation of Burkina Faso seized control of the government on Thursday and set a dusk-to-dawn curfew in what one general described as an effort to protect lives and restore order. Unrest has gripped Burkina Faso — a key ally for the West in the fight against al Qaeda — […]

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Iran defies global campaign, hangs woman
October 26, 2014 |

Iran defies global campaign, hangs woman

Iran, on Saturday, hanged a woman, Reyhaneh Jabbari, convicted of murdering a former intelligence officer, who she claimed had tried to sexually assault her. The country’s official news wire, the Islamic Republic News Agency, quoted the prosecutor’s office as saying Jabbari, 26, who had been on death row for five years, was put to death […]

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