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Ohio Lawmakers Pass Controversial Heartbeat Bill

December 8, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The Ohio General Assembly passed the controversial Heartbeat Bill last Tuesday. The bill makes abortion illegal once doctors can detect a heartbeat in a fetus. Lower courts have previously struck down similar laws in North Dakota and Arkansas. A heartbeat is usually present at around 6 weeks of pregnancy. The bill still requires the signature of former Republican […]

Updated News on Earthquake in Turkey

December 3, 2016 by · 5 Comments 

The earth is literally shaking as much as the rest of the people in the world are shaken by earthquakes here and then.  Today, another strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6 hit Turkey.  As of this moment, it is reported that 41 people are dead and we know that many else are missing. Kovancilar, […]

Air strike kills 27 Afghanistan civilians

November 7, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

In southern Afghanistan, 27 civilians died because of an air strike. It hit a suspected insurgent convoy and killed a number of individuals including women and children. Some were just injured in the said incident. The attack was not part of a major Nato-led push in neighbouring Helmand province. Civilian deaths in strikes have caused […]

Hillary Clinton in Gulf to keep pressure on Iran

November 6, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

In Qatar, Mrs Clinton will address the annual US-Islamic World Forum and meet Turkish premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose country opposes the sanctions. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in the Gulf to rally Arab support for tougher sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme. The three-day tour will include her first ever […]

Four Politicians from United Kingdom faced charges

November 5, 2016 by · 5 Comments 

In the recent news from BBC, MPs Elliot Morley, Jim Devine, David Chaytor and Lord Hanningfield will be charged under the Theft Act. Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer said that 3 Labour MPs and one Tory peer will face criminal charges over their expenses. All of them have said they denied any charges and […]

Envoys of Tibet’s Dalai Lama in new China talks

November 3, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Discussions broke down in acrimony in 2008, with Beijing saying that no progress had been made. One of the Dalai Lama’s representatives said he thought the resumption of talks may signal a change in approach from China. A statement on the website of the Dalai Lama, the spiritual head of Tibetan Buddhism, said the five-person […]

World’s tallest building opens in Middle East

November 3, 2016 by · 9 Comments 

The world’s tallest building has been opened in a dramatic fireworks ceremony in the Gulf emirate of Dubai. The Burj Khalifa was revealed to be 828m (2,716ft) high, far taller than the previous record holder, Taipei 101. Known as the Burj Dubai during construction, the tower has been renamed after the leader of Dubai’s oil-rich […]

U.S. plans to shift their troops in Afghanistan for a bigger role

October 29, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The United States government to shift their plans for their elite units in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, to play a bigger role. They want to lower down its combat role in Afghanistan a year earlier than expected relies on shifting responsibility to Special Operations forces that hunt insurgent leaders and train local troops. This news is […]

Aid & Politics in Africa

October 28, 2016 by · 2 Comments 

“The worst drought in 60 years has thrown some 13 million people across the Horn of Africa into crisis. In Somalia, ravaged by two decades of conflict, the consequences have been disastrous. We ask if aid in this region of the world has become politicised? And has Washington’s pre-occupation with terrorism in the Horn of […]

U.S. Embassy to Zimbabwe Police: Stop Political Violence

October 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

On Friday, the U.S. embassy in Harare voiced its concern over the failings of Zimbabwe’s police in reducing political violence in the country. Though it recognized the efforts of police officers, prosecutors and other court officials who have worked hard in eradicating corruption and crime, the U.S. embassy is becoming more worried about the officials […]

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