Ban urges expansion of safe, legal channels of migration

Published on Aug 29 2015 // World
In the wake of the grim discovery of the bodies of more than 70 people inside a truck abandoned near Austria’s border with Hungary, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday urged the world to come together to provide comprehensive responses to migration issues, including tackling smugglers and resolving...

UNICEF announces release of 163 more children by armed group in Central Africa

Published on Aug 29 2015 // World
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced on Friday that 163 children have been released by an armed group in the Central African Republic, where thousands of other boys and girls are still serving as combatants, cooks and messengers for the country’s militant factions. This release...

UN calls on Colombia and Venezuela to resolve border situation through dialogue

Published on Aug 29 2015 // World
Concerned over the situation at the border between Colombia and Venezuela, particularly reports of human rights violations occurring in the context of deportations of Colombians, the United Nations human rights office called on Friday on the authorities in both countries to ensure the situation is resolved...

Chinese stocks surge over three percent

Published on Aug 28 2015 // World
China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite Index surged more than three percent during the afternoon trading session on Friday. Earlier, the Shenzhen Component Index opened 1.4 percent higher at 10,397.97 points, reported Xinhua news agency. The ChiNext Index, tracking China’s NASDAQ-style board...

TDAP case: Arrest warrant issued against former PM Gilani

Published on Aug 27 2015 // World
Former prime minister and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Yousuf Raza Gilani has been issued an arrest warrant by an anti-corruptions court after the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) presented a chargesheet against him in connection with 12 cases related to the multi-million rupee scandal in the...

TDAP case: Arrest warrant issued against former PM Gilani

Published on Aug 27 2015 // World
Former prime minister and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Yousuf Raza Gilani has been issued an arrest warrant by an anti-corruptions court after the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) presented a chargesheet against him in connection with 12 cases related to the multi-million rupee scandal in the...

Twitter, Facebook suspend Virginia shooter’s accounts

Published on Aug 27 2015 // World
Twitter and Facebook have suspended the accounts of Bryce Williams who posted online the videos of the killing of two TV journalists in Virginia. The bizarre incident took place on Wednesday when Williams filmed himself shooting reporter Allison Parker and photographer Adam Ward in Moneta, Virginia. Both...

Chinese stocks surge over five percent

Published on Aug 27 2015 // World
Chinese stocks on Thursday surged over five percent after a five-day losing streak. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index climbed 5.34 percent at 3,083.59 points, following a 20-percent loss since last Thursday, Xinhua news agency reported. The Shenzhen Component Index added 3.58 percent to close at...

British ISIS hacker reportedly killed in US airstrike

Published on Aug 27 2015 // World
A British hacker, Junaid Hussain, belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has been reportedly killed in a US airstrike. According to the Guardian, Hussain was a key figure in ISIS’ so called “Cyber Caliphate”. Hussain is believed to be the most prominent UK citizen who...

Virginia killings: Gunman described himself as ‘human powder keg’

Published on Aug 27 2015 // World
The man who shot dead two journalists on live TV in Virginia reportedly sent a fax to ABC News after the attack, saying that he was a “human powder keg”. According to the BBC, Vester Flanagan, who had been dismissed by the same station, WDBJ7, killed himself after a police chase. A man said...

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