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Daily Archives: July 14, 2015

Nigeria president appoints new military chiefs

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed new military chiefs shortly following the dismissal of the nation’s top military commanders citing their poor performance in dealing with persisting Boko Haram terrorism across the nation. The move came on Monday when presidential spokesman Femi Adesina announced in a statement that president Buhari ...

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Turkey court annuls controversial educational law

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ruled to invalidate a controversial law that sought to close down private preparatory schools in the country, which are mostly run by the US-exiled opposition figure, Fethullah Gulen. The court ruled late on Monday that the law adopted by the parliament in March 2014 to completely close down ...

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California shooting leaves one dead, four injured

A shooting incident has left a man dead and four other people injured in central Stockton, California, according to US authorities. After receiving a call on Monday night, officers arrived at North California and East Hawthorne Streets in Stockton to see one man lying dead on the ground. Two men ...

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Stampede kills at least 22 during India religious festival

HYDERABAD: A government official says at least 22 people have been killed and 10 others injured in a stampede during a Hindu religious bathing festival in southern India. Arun Kumar, a state administrator, says the stampede occurred in Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh state on Tuesday as tens of thousands of ...

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Rangers’ bosses discuss Altaf’s speech

KARACHI: The Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, reviewed on Monday overall security arrangements during Ramazan and the Karachi operation and discussed MQM chief Altaf Hussain’s speech on Sunday in which he had accused the paramilitary force’s director general of violating army’s code of conduct. Sources said that a meeting chaired by Rangers ...

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Slovenian moutaineer rescued from Karakoram range: ISPR

ISLAMABAD: A Slovenian mountaineer, suffering from high altitude sickness, was rescued from the Karakoram mountain range by a Pakistan Army Aviation helicopter on Monday, according to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). “Mr Kajetan Rock Decman, a Slovenian climber who fell sick during an expedition in the ...

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Saudi warplanes launch fresh raids across Yemen

Fresh Saudi airstrikes have reportedly pounded different areas across Yemen in a blatant violation of a UN-sponsored ceasefire in the Arabian Peninsula country. Saudi warplanes hit a residential area as well as a military base in the capital Sana’a, al-Masirah news channel reported. However, there have been no immediate reports ...

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Iranian tourism sees a new dawn

Iran’s tourism is already seeing a resurgence, with foreign hoteliers visiting the country to test the waters for the huge bonanza of an underdeveloped market.  Hotel groups from Germany, Greece, South Korea and Singapore have traveled to Iran in recent weeks for talks, head of the Cultural Heritage Organization Massoud ...

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