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Grenade thrown at French embassy in Greece, policeman hurt

Grenade thrown at French embassy in Greece, policeman hurt

Assailants on a motorcycle threw a grenade at the French embassy in Athens Thursday, slighting wounding a police officer on duty outside, police said. Greece’s anti-terrorism police are investigating the attack, which happened at around 5am (0300GMT) on one of the city’s main avenues and opposite parliament. Police are working on the theory that the […]

November 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Millions scramble after India scrapped its largest banknotes

Millions scramble after India scrapped its largest banknotes

Indians struggled to pay for basics goods like food and fuel on Wednesday and fretted about their savings, after the government withdrew 500 and 1,000 rupee notes from circulation in a bid to flush out money hidden from the tax man. The shock measure also sent shudders through the investment community on a day when […]

November 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Suspected cattle rustlers kill 36 miners in Nigeria- government

Suspected cattle rustlers kill 36 miners in Nigeria- government

Gunmen believed to be cattle rustlers have killed 36 miners in northern Nigeria, the government and residents said Tuesday, the latest in a long-running series of such raids. Motorcycle-riding attackers struck late on Monday at a goldmine outside Bindin village in northern Zamfara state, shooting dead miners and gold merchants, they said. The state governor […]

November 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
India abolishes larger banknotes in fight against graft, ‘black money’

India abolishes larger banknotes in fight against graft, ‘black money’

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced that 500 and 1,000 rupee banknotes would be withdrawn from circulation at midnight, saying it was part of a crackdown on rampant corruption and counterfeit currency. The surprise step appears designed to bring billions of dollars worth of cash in unaccounted wealth into the mainstream economy, as […]

November 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
At least 25 soldiers dead in Somalia fighting

At least 25 soldiers dead in Somalia fighting

At least 25 soldiers died in weekend fighting between rival Puntland and Galmudug regional forces in the divided Somali town of Galkayo, military officials on both sides said Monday. “We have lost 12 men and there are more than 10 wounded,” said Puntland commander Jumale Jama Takar, while his Galmudug counterpart Abdirahman Qoje said: “We […]

November 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Other Indian cities join Delhi in air pollution emergency

Other Indian cities join Delhi in air pollution emergency

The sickening air pollution that led the Indian capital to shut schools and construction sites this week has prompted similar measures in neighboring cities. Officials in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh say they expect the acrid smog to blanket the state within days. Air pollution experts blame myriad pollution sources, from diesel-burning cars and […]

November 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Death toll rises to 26 in Pakistan shipbreaking blast

Death toll rises to 26 in Pakistan shipbreaking blast

The death toll from an explosion and fire at a Pakistan shipbreaking yard last week has risen to 26, officials said Sunday. More than 50 others were wounded in the incident when a gas cylinder exploded and started a fire inside an oil tanker at the Gadani yard in the southwestern province of Balochistan. “Six […]

November 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
Nigerian troops find kidnapped Chibok schoolgirl with baby

Nigerian troops find kidnapped Chibok schoolgirl with baby

Nigerian troops rescued one of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists more than two years ago in a pre-dawn raid Saturday on a forest hideout. She had a 10-month-old baby boy born to a Boko Haram fighter, said a statement from army spokesman Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman. It was the first army rescue […]

November 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
Indonesian police quell mass protest by hardline Muslims

Indonesian police quell mass protest by hardline Muslims

Indonesian police quelled a mass protest by tens of thousands of hardline Muslims on Friday, firing tear gas and water cannon into crowds demanding the resignation of the Christian governor of Jakarta, who they said had insulted the Koran. A police spokesman said one person died and 12 were hurt. Indonesia is the world’s most […]

November 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
Death toll in Indonesia boat sinking jumps to 51

Death toll in Indonesia boat sinking jumps to 51

The death toll in the sinking of an overcrowded boat carrying Indonesian migrant workers climbed to 51 on Friday after rescuers found more bodies. Police and rescue agency officials said by late Friday morning a further 33 bodies from had been recovered from the sea off the Indonesian island of Batam. There were 101 people […]

November 4, 2016 | By | Reply More