Archive for August, 2016

NHS British junior doctors vow to take worst industrial action in UK’s healthcare history

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NHS British junior doctors vow to take worst industrial action in UK’s healthcare history

A protester holds a placard reading “Save our NHS” during a demonstration by doctors in central London on April 26, 2016 during a junior doctors strike over the imposition of a new contract. (AFP) British junior doctors plan strike action for five consecutive days over the government’s plans to impose […]

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Over 2,000 Nigerians protest Shia Muslim cleric Sheikh Zakzaky’s illegal detention

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Over 2,000 Nigerians protest Shia Muslim cleric Sheikh Zakzaky’s illegal detention

Over 2,000 Nigerians have taken part in a protest rally calling for the release of prominent Shia Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky. The protesters gathered on Wednesday in the capital Abuja and marched from the National Mosque to the Federal Secretariat chanting slogans in support of Zakzaky’s release and condemning […]

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Venezuela and Ecuador announce severing diplomatic ties with Brazil after replacing of Dilma Rousseff as the Latin American country’s president with Michel Temer

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Venezuela and Ecuador announce severing diplomatic ties with Brazil after replacing of Dilma Rousseff as the Latin American country’s president with Michel Temer

Venezuela and Ecuador have announced that they are severing diplomatic ties with Brazil in response to the removal of Dilma Rousseff as the Latin American country’s president. In a statement released on Wednesday, Caracas described Rousseff’s impeachment and ouster as a “parliamentary coup”, and said it “permanently” withdrew the Venezuelan ambassador “in order to safeguard international law […]

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British Prime Minister Theresa May says restricting immigration will be central to Brexit deal

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British Prime Minister Theresa May says restricting immigration will be central to Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May chairs a meeting of the cabinet at her retreat in Chequers, Buckinghamshire, on August 31, 2016.(AFP) British Prime Minister Theresa May makes restricting immigration a top priority in Brexit negotiations with the European Union. May held a cabinet meeting, the first since the summer break, […]

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Iraqi officials announces execution of 7 al-Qaeda terrorists of various Arab nationalities

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Iraqi officials announces execution of 7 al-Qaeda terrorists of various Arab nationalities

File photo shows members of the al-Qaeda terrorist group in Iraq. Iraqi officials have announced the execution of seven convicted al-Qaeda terrorists of various Arab nationalities. Dakhel Radhi, a provincial council member of Iraq’s southern Dhi Qar province, noted that the terrorists, who were from some Arab countries including Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, […]

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Lead from behind, Dems told on Black Lives Matter

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Lead from behind, Dems told on Black Lives Matter

A Black Lives Matter activist holds up a sign during a protest against police brutality at City Hall Park, August 1, 2016 in New York City. In a newly leaked document, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has advised the party’s candidates for the US House to limit public events […]

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New study named Kuwait worst expat destination

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New study named Kuwait worst expat destination

Kuwait has been named in a new survey as the world’s worst destination for expats. A new study has named Kuwait as the worst place for expats to live in the world for 2016 – the third consecutive year the country has been given the low rating. The Expat Insider […]

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Protest erupt as Gabon’s incumbent President Ali Bongo narrowly wins re-election

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Protest erupt as Gabon’s incumbent President Ali Bongo narrowly wins re-election

Police take position next to a water cannon as they block the demonstration of supporters of Gabonese opposition leader Jean Ping in Libreville, August 31, 2016. (AFP) Clashes have erupted in Gabon following an announcement that incumbent President Ali Bongo is the winner of contested weekend elections. Several hundred supporters […]

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Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen consolidates terror groups: UN

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Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen consolidates terror groups: UN

UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed ©AFP The United Nations special envoy for Yemen has warned that the deadly Saudi aggression against Yemen is fueling the spread of the al-Qaeda and Daesh terrorist groups across the conflict-ridden country. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed issued the warning in an address to the UN Security Council on Wednesday. […]

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Suspended Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff stripped of Brazil’s presidency

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Suspended Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff stripped of Brazil’s presidency

Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff gestures during her testimony in her impeachment trial at the National Congress in Brasilia on August 29, 2016. (AFP) Dilma Rousseff has been stripped of Brazil’s presidency following a Senate impeachment vote in Brasilia. Senators voted on Wednesday by a majority of 61 to 20 to remove […]

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