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Immigrants

Around 500 immigrants storm border to force their way into Spanish enclave

Around 500 Sub-Saharan immigrants were able to force their way into the Spanish north-African enclave of Ceuta on Friday morning, local authorities reported. ...

South African banks ordered to respond to rand price-fixing allegations

South African Competition Commission said Friday the 17 banks accused of colluding to fix the price of the rand have 20 business days to...
migrants

Illegal migrants in Morocco storm Spanish enclave of Ceuta

Some 250 illegal African migrants stormed through the fence border between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta on Friday, local authorities said. ...
Xi Jinping

Xi extends condolences to Pakistani president over deadly terrorist attack

Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a message of condolences to his Pakistani counterpart, Mamnoon Hussain, on Friday over a deadly terrorist attack in Sehwan...

FDI in Bulgaria drops by nearly 60 pct in 2016

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Bulgaria dropped by 59.7 percent year-on-year in 2016, the preliminary data of the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) showed on...

Another South Sudanese top official resigns from unity government

South Sudan's Minister of Labor Gabriel Duop Lam resigned on Friday from the transitional unity government (TGoNU) and vowed his allegiance to exiled rebel...
terrorism globally

Terror violence resurging with wave of suicide attacks in Pakistan

The terror violence is resurging in Pakistan after a wave of deadly suicide attacks jolted the country this week, especially the deadliest at a...
Economy 2014: Hiccups in Europe

Singapore’s economy grows 2 pct in 2016 on stronger Q4

The Singapore economy grew 2.9 percent on a year-on-year basis in the fourth quarter of 2016, driving 2.0 percent GDP growth for the whole...
arrested

South Korean court issues arrest warrant for Samsung heir on bribery charges

A South Korean court on Friday issued an arrest warrant for the heir apparent of Samsung Group, the country's largest family-controlled conglomerate, on bribery...
Immigrants

Immigration, car sales driving New Zealand retail sales rises

Immigration is believed to be driving rising car sales, which have bolstered total retail sales in New Zealand, the government statistics agency said Friday. ...

Smartphone photos of x-rays provide diagnosis as effective as original film

Smartphone photos of x-ray images can help medical professionals diagnose lung problems as effectively as the original films, Australian research has found. ...
Terrorism

Seven blasts kill 101 in four days as Pakistan witnesses surge in terror attacks

At least 101 people were killed and over 300 others injured in seven bomb blasts during last four days across Pakistan as the country...

Feb. 17 world news summary at 0030 GMT

SEOUL -- A South Korean court on Friday issued an arrest warrant for the heir apparent of Samsung Group, the country's largest family-controlled conglomerate,...
wolfsburg fc

Wolfsburg victory over Gents repairs road recovery

By Oliver Trust It might be a surprising result of the last round of Champions League group matches. You don´t always have to be...
Messi - Suarez

Messi nets in his 300th league goal for Barca

Barca had the 'game in hand' after playing the World Club Championship in December and Wednesday's game mean they have played the same number...
malnutrition

1 million children in east and South Africa needs treatment for serious famine

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned Wednesday that almost one million children are in need of treatment for severe acute malnutrition in Eastern...
Syria

Munich Accord on Syria needs cooperation to see it through

by Xinhua writer Gu Zhenqiu UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here Wednesday the United Nations and Syrian Arab Red Crescent operations are underway...
GFA

GFA officially launches premier league season

The 16-club league kicks off on February 20 across all centers. Despite the numerous legal battles holding-up the start of the...

Parts of Ghana face severe water shortage due to climate change

A combination of drought and illegal mining activities as well as unsafe environmental practices has conspired to make raw water sources unproductive for a...
UNEP

UNEP cautions public over disease spread from animals to human

UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner said with the poorest people mostly worst-affected by the failure to ensure a clean environment for all, the...
Stock market

Britain’s FTSE 100 made 2.87 percent gains for Wednesday

FTSE 100 Index, the British benchmark stock market gauge, Wednesday rose by 2.87 percent, or 168.15 points, to close at 6,030.32 points. ...
A Libya Dawn fighter takes aim near Libya's capital city of Tripoli, on March 11, 2015. Clashes erupted on Wednesday between Libya Dawn militants and pro-government forces in the Ajaylat area some 80 kilometers west of Tripoli. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)

Moroccan King in Paris to confer over Libyan Issues

Hollande thanked King Mohameed VI for his personal engagement in the success of the COP21 held December last year in Paris, the Elysee...
tea farmer

In 2015 Kenya’s tea industry recorded $1.38 billion in revenue

Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Authority (AFFA) Interim Director General Alfred Busolo told a media briefing in Nairobi that exports totaled 1.23 billion dollars in...
Islamic

Kenya to see into existence an Islamic finance law

Attorney General Professor Githu Muigai told an Islamic forum in Nairobi that stakeholders are currently being consulted to come up with a final...

British warplanes fought to divert Russian bombers

The Russian Tupolev TU 160 aircraft are in Britain's "area of interest," but have not yet entered its airspace, British Sky News quoted a...
tax

Kenya adopt measures to cut down international tax evasion

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Commissioner General, John Njiraini said Nairobi has signed the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, joining the...
Amama Mbabazi

Who is Amama Mbabazi of Uganda

Uganda will on Thursday hold presidential elections in which a total of eight candidates are vying for the country's top job. ...
Alibaba-logo

Alibaba increases e-commerce to rural China

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) will work with Alibaba in more than 300 rural areas to develop e-commerce, which is expected to...

Inflation in South Africa went up to 6.2 %

The inflation also marked a rise compared with 5.2 percent registered in December. The stubborn inflation has breached the South African...
Norway flag

In Q4 of 2015 Norway job vacancies sunk by 10 percent

There were 47,300 job vacancies in the last quarter of 2015, 5,400 fewer than the same quarter the previous year, according to the latest...

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