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Pope Francis to take message of peace to...

Pope Francis to take message of peace to Korea on first Asia trip

Pope Francis’ five-day visit to South Korea will be the first time in a quarter-century that a pope has been on the divided Korean peninsula, and the pontiff plans to bring a message of peace and reconciliations to Koreans on both sides Pope Francis will beatify more than 120 South Korean... read more »

9 killed in heavy rains in southwest Chi...

9 killed in heavy rains in southwest China

At least nine people were killed and 11 others went missing after heavy rains lashed southwest China for the last two days. Nine deaths were reported in Xishui County of Guizhou Province, which was battered by torrential rain on Sunday and Monday, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. So far 3,120... read more »

Ebola outbreak: pan-African airline halt...

Ebola outbreak: pan-African airline halts flights to west African countries

Pan-African airline ASKY has suspended all flights to and from the capitals of Liberia and Sierra Leone, and the Liberian football association cancelled games as fears grow of the spread of the Ebolavirus. The move by the Togo-based carrier follows the death of one of its passengers from the... read more »

Libya warns of ‘humanitarian disas...

Libya warns of ‘humanitarian disaster’ over fuel fire

Libya has requested international assistance to put out a fire at a large fuel storage site in Tripoli that was hit by a rocket during militia clashes. The huge blaze could cause a “humanitarian and environmental disaster,” the government has warned. It is the largest facility in... read more »

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32 dead, 3000 displaced due to floods in South Africa

Johannesburg: Floods caused by heavy rains which affected most parts of South Africa left 32 dead and about 3, 000 displaced, authorities said on Monday. “Regrettably, the present... read more »

Ex-South Sudanese vice president urged to accept ceasefire

Ex-South Sudanese vice president urged to accept ceasefire

Khartoum – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said Monday that leaders would join hands against forces allied to South Sudanese ex-vice president Riek Machar , if he failed to respond... read more »

Ban seeks South Sudan parties' cooperation to solve crisis

Ban seeks South Sudan parties’ cooperation to solve crisis

United Nations – The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for “full cooperation” of all parties in finding a peaceful solution to the crisis of South Sudan Monday, in a... read more »

63 Boko Haram militants killed: Nigerian military

63 Boko Haram militants killed: Nigerian military

Lagos – At least 63 Boko Haram fighters were killed during Nigerian army’s raids following a recent pre-dawn attack on military barracks in Bama town by the militant sect in the... read more »

'Fake' interpreter at Mandela memorial claims to have exposed system

‘Fake’ interpreter at Mandela memorial claims to have...

London – The controversial sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service has said he is a “great fake” who exposed the South African government. Thamsanqa... read more »