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Kenya in shock after Al Shebab militants massacre 147 at university

Kenya in shock after Al Shebab militants massacre 147 at university

Apr 03, – Grieving relatives were Friday searching for news or the remains of their loved ones after Somalia’s Shebab Islamists massacred 147 in a university in northeastern Kenya. The day-long siege of Garissa University was Kenya’s deadliest attack since the 1998 US embassy bombings and the biggest ever by the Al-Qaeda-affiliated militants, although the […]

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Death toll in Kenya university attack rises to 147, siege over- government body

Death toll in Kenya university attack rises to 147, siege over- government body

Apr 02, – “UPDATE: 147 fatalities confirmed in the Garissa Attack,” The Kenya National Disaster Operation Centre said on its official Twitter feed, adding that the operation had ended. The death toll in the attack by Somali Islamists on a university in northeastern Kenya on Thursday has risen to 147 and the siege has ended, […]

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Pakistan army sentences 6 Islamic militants to death

Pakistan army sentences 6 Islamic militants to death

Apr 02, – Thursday’s statement says a seventh suspect was sentenced to life imprisonment. The army did not say where the courts handed down the verdicts or how many trials they involved. Those convicted have the right to appeal. Pakistani military courts have sentenced six Islamic militants to death on charges including terrorism, murder, suicide […]

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Al Shabaab storms Kenyan university, 14 reported killed

Al Shabaab storms Kenyan university, 14 reported killed

Apr 02, – Police and soldiers surrounded and sealed off Garissa University College and were attempting to flush out the gunmen, the head of Kenya’s police force, Joseph Boinet, said. At least 14 people were reported killed on Thursday when Islamist militant group al Shabaab stormed a university campus near Kenya’s border with Somalia, taking […]

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World’s oldest person, Misao Okawa, dies weeks after 117th birthday

World’s oldest person, Misao Okawa, dies weeks after 117th birthday

Apr 01, – The world’s oldest person, a Japanese woman, died Wednesday, a few weeks after celebrating her 117th birthday. Misao Okawa died of heart failure and stopped breathing as relatives and nursing home workers stood by her side and praised her for achieving a long, healthy life, said Tomohiro Okada, an official at her […]

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Buhari defeats Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria’s presidential election

Buhari defeats Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria’s presidential election

Mar 31, – Three decades after seizing power in a military coup, Muhammadu Buhari became the first Nigerian to oust a president through the ballot box, putting him in charge of Africa’s biggest economy and one of its most turbulent democracies. President Goodluck Jonathan called Buhari on Tuesday to concede defeat in the weekend election, […]

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11 people killed when bus falls into gorge in eastern India

11 people killed when bus falls into gorge in eastern India

Mar 30, – A bus driver lost control of his vehicle on a sharp curve on a mountain road in eastern India and plunged into a gorge, killing at least 11 people, police said Monday. Twenty-six passengers were injured, some critically, in the accident in Garhwa district of Jharkhand state, police Superintendent Priyadarshi Alok said. […]

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Hope, fear as Nigerians await results of presidential vote

Hope, fear as Nigerians await results of presidential vote

Mar 30, – Nigerians waited in hope and fear on Monday for results of a presidential election in which voting was relatively smooth nationwide despite technical glitches, deadly attacks by Islamic extremists and allegations of political thuggery in some areas. The winner of the vote in Africa’s most populous and richest nation could be announced […]

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South Korea’s HWPL opens peace office ‘alliance of Religions’ in Thailand for first time in history

South Korea’s HWPL opens peace office ‘alliance of Religions’ in Thailand for first time in history

Mar 29, – The Alliance of Religions’ Peace Office embarked on its first successful meeting on March 21st 2015 at the Social Welfare Society in Thailand. Hosted by Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), the event was attended by religious leaders from various faiths such as Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism and Sikhism engaging in […]

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Dozens injured after Air Canada flight crash lands in Halifax

Dozens injured after Air Canada flight crash lands in Halifax

Mar 29, – An Air Canada flight crash landed in the east coast city of Halifax and went off the runway early on Sunday, local media reported, with the airline confirming 26 passengers and crew suffered non-life threatening injuries. The airline said the incident happened shortly after midnight, and 18 of the 26 admitted to […]

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