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Pope Francis calls for reconciliation as US-Korea military drills begin

Pope Francis calls for reconciliation as US-Korea military drills begin

Marking the end of his first visit to Asia in Seoul, Pope Francis has urged for peace and reconciliation after South Korea and the US began joint military exercises on Monday, as part of the annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) drill which [read more]

85 Boko Haram Nigerian hostages rescued by Chad army

85 Boko Haram Nigerian hostages rescued by Chad army

85 hostages have been rescued from Nigeria’s Boko Haram militant group by Chadian armed forces, it was reported on Friday. An unnamed Nigerian security officer told news agency Agence France-Presse that security forces on the [read more]

Opposition demonstrators stage protests in Islamabad demanding Pakistan PM’s resignation

Opposition demonstrators stage protests in Islamabad demanding Pakistan PM’s resignation

Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters marched out and took over the capital city of Islamabad in Pakistan on Saturday, demanding the resignation of prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Cricket legend and leader of Pakistan [read more]

Indian PM Modi slams rising rape cases on nations’ 68th Independence Day

Indian PM Modi slams rising rape cases on nations’ 68th Independence Day

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi spoke out to improve the lives of Indian citizens and the rising rape cases in India during his first Independence Day speech since taking office in May 2014. The prime minister called on parents to [read more]

Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki resigns to end Baghdad crisis

Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki resigns to end Baghdad crisis

Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki has announced his resignation on Thursday, conceding defeat to rising opposition from his party and associates in parliament. The embattled leader publicly accepted president Fuad Masum’s [read more]

Record numbers secure university places after A-level results revealed

Record numbers secure university places after A-level results revealed

Nearly 400,000 students have secured university places after A-level results were published by the exam board today. As the nail-biting came to an end for thousands across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the results showed the overall [read more]

Poor GP practices could face closure under new plans

Poor GP practices could face closure under new plans

Poorly performing GP surgeries could be forced to close in England under a new policy announced by the NHS health regulator which comes in to place this October. Any surgeries that do not meet the current standards set by the Care Quality [read more]

Robin Williams dies aged 63

Robin Williams dies aged 63

US actor and comedian Robin Williams has been found dead at his home in California in an apparent suicide. The 63-year-old Good Will Hunting star was pronounced dead by the paramedics after they found his body unresponsive in his Tiburon [read more]

Guinea shuts borders with Liberia and Sierra Leona over Ebola

Guinea shuts borders with Liberia and Sierra Leona over Ebola

Guinea has closed its borders with Liberia and Sierra Leona to control the outbreak of Ebola virus that has taken a toll of nearly 1,000 people in the three countries. Addressing a news conference Guinea’s health minister Rémy Lamah [read more]

Britons spend more time using tech devices than asleep reveals Ofcom report

Britons spend more time using tech devices than asleep reveals Ofcom report

An average Briton now spends more time facing or using a technology screen than they do asleep, according to a new report released by Ofcom today. Communications regulator Ofcom revealed that UK adults now spend 11 hours and 7 minutes of [read more]

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