Explosion, gunfire heard in Nigerian college, 20 killed

No immediate figure of casualties has been given

Abuja: An explosion followed by sporadic gunfire rocked the premises of the Federal College of Education in northwest Nigeria’s Kano state on Wednesday afternoon, residents who scampered to safety said. No immediate figure of casualties has been given At least 20 people were killed following an explosion and sporadic shootings that rocked the More...

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At least 130 people, including many foreigners, were pulled out of the rubble
By IANS On Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
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67 South Africans died in Nigeria hostel collapse

Pretoria: At least 67 South Africans were killed when a church hostel collapsed in Nigeria’s most populist city of Lagos last week, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has revealed. At least 130 people, More...

Iraqi troops killed 18 jihadists and destroyed five of their vehicles in clashes at the Biji refinery
By Agencies On Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
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14 IS militants killed as their rocket explodes

Baghdad: At least 14 members of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group were killed on Tuesday near Baghdad when a rocket whose warhead they were filling with chlorine gas exploded. Iraqi troops killed 18 jihadists More...

The official added that a number of militant hideouts were also destroyed
By IANS On Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
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20 militants killed in Pakistan airstrikes

Islamabad: At least 20 militants were killed on Tuesday during airstrikes in Pakistan’s Khyber Agency area. The official added that a number of militant hideouts were also destroyed According to an official, More...

Our research indicates there have been five previous incidents of murder/suicide in commercial flights
By IANS On Monday, September 15th, 2014
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Was MH370 plane crash actually suicide by pilot?

London: The pilot of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 killed himself and passengers by switching off oxygen supply in what is the sixth example of such a suicide, an aviation expert has suggested. Our More...

We must support those who can negotiate and make the necessary compromises for the future of Syria
By IANS On Monday, September 15th, 2014
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Hollande calls for unity, global response to IS threats

Paris: French President François Hollande said on Monday that the fight against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group required a global response which must come from the Iraqis themselves, while demanding the More...

Rescue teams have been searching for more survivors at the scene
By Agencies On Sunday, September 14th, 2014
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Toll in Nigeria building collapse now 40

Abuja: The toll in Friday’s building collapse in Lagos, the main commercial city of Nigeria, has risen to 40, a rescue official said on Sunday. Rescue teams have been searching for more survivors at the scene The More...

The visit is the latest leg of his Middle East tour that has taken him to Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey
By IANS On Saturday, September 13th, 2014
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Kerry in Cairo to build anti-IS coalition

Cairo: US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Egypt’s capital Cairo on Saturday in a bid to build up a coalition to counter and defeat the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, media reported. The visit More...

Iraq is under attack by terrorists launched from the Syrian territories
By IANS On Friday, September 12th, 2014
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France to join airstrikes against IS: Iraq PM

Baghdad: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Friday that French President Francois Hollande has promised to take part in the airstrikes against militants of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group. Iraq More...

Nepal and India initially signed the PTA last week in New Delhi aiming to boost bilateral power trade
By IANS On Friday, September 12th, 2014
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Nepal Maoists burn copies of power accord with India

Kathmandu: Activists of Nepal’s hardline Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-M) burnt copies of the Power Trade Agreement (PTA) with India as part of their protests on Friday. Nepal and India initially signed More...