Essebsi claims victory in Tunisian Elections

News Room : December 22, 2014 6:38 am
Tunisia’s Beji Caid Essebsi has claimed victory in the country’s first free presidential election, with exit polls suggesting he won 55.5% of the vote. Supporters of the 88-year-old celebrated in the capital Tunis. Campaigners for his rival, caretaker President Moncef Marzouki, say the results are too close to call. Critics say his success marks the more »
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Workers left without pension

News Room : December 22, 2014 6:35 am
High-flying KwaZulu-Natal businessman Dr Victor Search “Seshi” Chonco has been accused of causing more than 2 000 former employees of his security company to lose their provident investment savings after retrenching them when he liquidated his company early this year. He is the former husband of Princess Nombuso Zulu, the eldest daughter of King Goodwill more »
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Four arrested at Woolworths for protesting.

News Room : December 22, 2014 6:31 am
Four people were arrested during an anti-Woolworths protest in Claremont, Cape Town. Lt Col Andre Traut said three men and a woman were arrested for intimidation, trespassing and contravention of a court order. National Coalition 4 Palestine said four members of Action Forum 4 Palestine were arrested during a non-violent protest at the Woolworths store more »
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No quick end to embargo on Cuba

News Room : December 22, 2014 6:27 am
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama says he doesn’t expect the reopening of diplomatic relations with Cuba to bring overnight change on the island, a quick end to the US economic embargo or the likelihood that he will soon visit the communist nation. “This is still a regime that represses its people,” Obama said at a year-end more »
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Muslims Reject Burial of Sydney Gunman

News Room : December 22, 2014 6:22 am
As the body of Sydney gunman remains in the morgue awaiting autopsy, leaders of the Australian Muslim community have abstained from claiming the dead body to offer it a funeral, with the city’s officials said that a “destitute funeral” will be the only solution left. “We don’t care about him, we don’t know him,” Amin more »
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Activists slam Islamabad for resuming executions

News Room : December 22, 2014 6:14 am
ISLAMABAD: Rights groups have condemned Pakistan’s decision to hang two convicted militants in its first executions for six years, as leaders vowed decisive action in the wake of a Taleban school massacre. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif relinquished the six-year ban on the death penalty in terror-related cases two days after the school attack. The Human more »
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Israel told to pay Lebanon $856 million for oil spill

News Room : December 22, 2014 6:08 am
WASHINGTON: Israel was asked by the UN General Assembly to compensate Lebanon for $856.4 million in oil spill damages it caused during its 2006 war with Hezbollah. The non-binding vote, which passed 170-6, asks Israel to offer “prompt and adequate compensation” to Lebanon and other countries affected by the oil spill’s pollution. In a statement, more »
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Indonesia closes island airport after volcano erupts

News Room : December 20, 2014 11:12 am
JAKARTA: Indonesia temporarily closed a domestic airport Friday after a volcano in the country’s east erupted, spewing plumes of ash hundreds of metres into the air, officials said. The volcano, Mount Gamalama, which forms the entire island of Ternate in North Maluku province, erupted late Thursday and was still coughing up ash the following day. more »
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