Ready for negotiations to free abducted girls, says Nigeria

It is now more than 100 days after the schoolgirls were abducted by Islamist militant group Boko Haram

Abuja: Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Joy Ogwu said the country is open to negotiations in order to secure the release of over 200 schoolgirls who were abducted in April. It is now more than 100 days after the schoolgirls were abducted by Islamist militant group Boko Haram Ogwu on Saturday was speaking on the latest terrorist attacks More...

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On the Israeli side, 46 people were killed, 43 of them were soldiers
By IANS On Sunday, July 27th, 2014
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Gaza truce cut short as Israel resumes attacks

Jerusalem: The Israeli military said it has resumed its offensive on the Gaza Strip, cutting short a temporary ceasefire after Hamas militants rejected the truce and continued to fire rockets at Israel, an official More...

The IS at dawn on Thursday launched a large-scale offensive against the 23rd Division of the Syrian army in al-Raqqa
By IANS On Saturday, July 26th, 2014
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85 Syrian soldiers killed by Islamic State militants

Damascus: As many as 85 Syrian government soldiers have been killed over the past two days in attacks launched by the so-called Islamic State (IS) on a military base in Syria’s northern al-Raqqa province, More...

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra have already reported about 1,093 cases with 660 deaths as of July 20
By IANS On Saturday, July 26th, 2014
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Nigeria fourth country in West Africa to report Ebola death

Accra: Nigeria has become the fourth country in the West African region to record a death from the deadly Ebola disease, the country’s Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu has confirmed. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra More...

Groysman will serve as acting prime minister until parliament elects a new interim head
By IANS On Friday, July 25th, 2014
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Ukrainian cabinet appoints acting PM

Kiev: The Ukrainian cabinet on Friday appointed Deputy Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman as acting prime minister, one day after Arseny Yatsenyuk announced his resignation from the post. Groysman will serve as acting More...

French troops on Friday reached the site of the wreckage of the MD-83 aircraft and found one of the black boxes
By IANS On Friday, July 25th, 2014
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No survivors in Algerian plane crash: France president

Paris: French President François Hollande confirmed on Friday that none of the 116 people on board has survived the Air Algerie passenger plane crash in the desert of Mali Thursday during a flight between Ouagadougou More...

13 out of the severely injured victims succumbed in the hospitals
By IANS On Thursday, July 24th, 2014
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Nigeria twin blasts toll rises to 110

Lagos: The toll from the twin bomb attacks in Nigeria’s Kaduna State on Wednesday has risen to 110, with more injured victims being rushed to hospital for treatment, a humanitarian aid official said on Thursday. 13 More...

A total of 500 houses have been destroyed and 1,100 hectares of crops damaged in Fujian
By IANS On Thursday, July 24th, 2014
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155,000 evacuated as typhoon Matmo batters China

Beijing: About 155,000 people in China’s Zhejiang, Fujian and Jiangxi provinces were evacuated as of 9 am on Thursday after typhoon Matmo made landfall in Fujian province on Wednesday afternoon. A total of More...

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack
By IANS On Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
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25 killed in bomb explosion in Nigeria

Abuja: At least 25 people were killed on Wednesday in a bomb explosion in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna, police said. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack The bomb exploded in the city centre More...

The restive Donetsk and Lugansk regions in eastern Ukraine are now under the control of insurgents
By IANS On Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
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Two Ukrainian military jets shot down in restive east

Kiev: Two Ukrainian fighter jets were shot down in rebel-held eastern regions, the country’s defence ministry said on Wednesday. The restive Donetsk and Lugansk regions in eastern Ukraine are now under the More...