Wednesday , 31 August 2016

World news

European Commission Slams Apple With $14.5bn Tax Bill


Following a state investigation in Ireland, the European Commission has determined that iPhone manufacturer, Apple owes $14.5bn in back taxes. The European commission just concluded a three-year long investigation into Apple’s affairs in Ireland and ruled that the company received tax benefits which were not applicable to other companies. The …

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Students Protest against Racism In Pretoria High School

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South African students are protesting new rules at a Girls high school in Pretoria. School authorities in Pretoria passed new rules compelling students to straighten their hair and allowing only ponytails, dreadlocks, cornrows and braids not longer than 10mm. All types of attachment have also been outlawed with students mandated …

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Suicide Bomber Kills 15 at Wedding in Iraq

Bomb attack in Kirkuk, Iraq

An Iraqi security official says a suicide bomber struck a wedding near the Shi’ite city of Karbala, south of Baghdad, killing at least 15 people. Lt. Gen. Qais al-Mohammedawi says five suicide bombers took part in the attack in the village of Ein Tamer on Monday, but that the other …

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Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Engine Trouble


A Boeing 737 aircraft heading to Orlando made an emergency landing on Saturday. The Southwest Airlines aircraft reported trouble with both its engines and forcing the pilots to land in Pensacola, Florida. All passengers on board were unhurt and all the crew members were also reported safe.

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President Buhari Meets Japanese PM, Shinzo Abe In Nairobi

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President Muhammadu Buhari is in Nairobi attending the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD). The President met with the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the conference as both leaders reportedly held bilateral talks. Today in Nairobi, bilateral talks with Prime Minister @AbeShinzo of Japan, on …

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2 Pilots Arrested For Flying Under The Influence


Two United Airlines pilots preparing to fly from Scotland to New Jersey, USA were on Saturday arrested before the flight for allegedly being under the influence of alcohol, according to police. The two men, who are 35 and 45 years old, were arrested ahead of the flight out of Glasgow Airport …

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18 killed, 120 wounded in Libya

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Eighteen fighters loyal to Libya’s UN-backed unity government were killed and 120 others wounded in clashes on Sunday with the Islamic State group in Sirte. A field hospital for the forces backing the Government of National Accord (GNA) listed the names of the 18 fighters killed in the coastal city, as …

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President Buhari attends Tokyo International Conference on African Development


Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari joined other African leaders to attend the opening ceremony of the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) in Nairobi, Kenya. See more photos from the ceremony below.

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Italy Holds Funeral For Earthquake Victims


A mass funeral for some of the victims of an earthquake in Italy was held today. The magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit the town of Amatrice on Wednesday and left 290 people dead. More bodies are still being discovered as rescuers continue to move rubble and debris.   Prime Minister Matteo …

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Singapore Launches Self Driving Taxis


Singapore has launched self-driving taxi, the first country in the world to do so. The company responsible for the service, NuTunomy has said the service will begin with just six cars and will expand to 12 before the end of the year. At the time of its launch, the taxis …

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Mother, Boyfriend, r*pe, Set Nine-Year-Old On Fire


New Mexico police said they found charred body of a nine-year-old girl who had been defiled, murdered and dismembered in an apartment. According to the Police, the girl, identified as Victoria Martens, was first injected with methamphetamine, then sexually assaulted, strangled, stabbed and then dismembered. Officers arrived at the the …

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Bolivian Minister Killed By Striking Miners


Bolivia’s Deputy Interior Minister, Rodolfo Illanes, has been killed after being kidnapped by protesting miners, a senior government official has said. “All the indications are that our deputy minister Rodolfo Illanes has been brutally and cowardly assassinated,” Carlos Romero, the minister of government, said late on Thursday in comments quoted by the …

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French Court Suspends Controversial Ban On Burkini


A French court has temporarily overturned a controversial ban on burkini swimsuits in the Mediterranean town of Villeneuve-Loubet. The burkini is a full body swimsuit favored by Muslims. The French court ruled that a ban on the burkini is a breach on civil liberties and temporarily set it aside. The court …

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Bomb Blast Hits Police HQ In Turkey

Turkish Kurds watch the smoke rises from Syrian town of Kobani near the Mursitpinar border crossing, on the Turkish-Syrian border

A bomb blast just outside a police headquarters in Turkey has left at least eleven police officers dead. A car bomb was detonated at a checkpoint leading to the entrance of the headquarters after the suicide bombers were unable to gain access. The incident occurred in Cizre, Southeastern Turkey and …

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Police Foil Assasination Attempt On German Chancellor, Angela Merkel


An assassination attempt on the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel has been foiled by police in the Czech capital of Prague. Merkel was visiting Prague to meet with Prime minister Bohuslav Sobotka as part of her meeting with members of the EU to discuss a new agenda upon Britain’s exit. An armed …

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Al-Shabaab Attack Beach Restaurant In Somalia


An attack at a beach restaurant in Somalia has been claimed by the terror group, Al-Shabaab. Reports say Al-Shabaab fighters detonated a car bomb at the restaurant in the capital of Mogadishu before engaging security forces in a gunfight. As at the time of this report, there has been no …

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Donald Trump Brands Hillary Clinton A ‘Bigot’

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Republican Presidential candidate, Donald Trump has once again taken a swipe at his opposite number, Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump is attempting to woo minority voters as recent polls show that Clinton holds a sizeable lead over the New York billionaire. He made the comments at a rally in Mississippi as he …

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Man shot by a policeman after reporting robbery at his home


A black American woman in Indianapolis in a working class neighborhood was on her way out on a Tuesday morning when her car was stolen right in front of her house.  She ran back to her house to tell her husband who immediately put a call through the police to …

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Death Toll In Italy Earthquake Rises To 120

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At least 120 people have been killed and 368 injured in an earthquake that hit a mountainous area of central Italy, PM Matteo Renzi has said. The magnitude-6.2 quake struck at 03:36 (01:36 GMT), 100km (65 miles) north-east of Rome, not far from Perugia. Eighty-six of the dead were in …

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Haunting Photos Show The Extent of destruction in Italian Earthquake

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These aerial photos from the deadly 6.2 magnitude earthquake in Italy on Tuesday night the the extent of damage. #terremoto reatino, #soccorso #vigilidelfuoco in atto, sezioni operative in arrivo tutte le regioni — Vigili del Fuoco (@emergenzavvf) August 24, 2016 # terremoto #reatino, squadre #vigilidelfuoco operazione ricerca fra le macerie …

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