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British Jews and Muslims call for Gaza truce

British Jews and Muslims call for Gaza truce

Muslim and Jewish groups in the UK have issued calls for an end to the conflict in Gaza and wipe out racism. A joint statement was released on Thursday morning by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) and the Board of Deputies of British [read more]

Photo sharing service Instagram launches new time-lapse app Hyperlapse

Photo sharing service Instagram launches new time-lapse app Hyperlapse

The US social media firm Instagram has introduced a new time-lapse app called Hyperlapse. The app has in-built stabilization technology which allows users to obtain smooth videos and photos when they are on the move. To obtain this type of [read more]

Ukraine celebrates independence day with army parade while fighting continues in the east

Ukraine celebrates independence day with army parade while fighting continues in the east

Ukraine celebrated its 23rd year of independence from the Soviet Union today, while the future of east Ukraine remains in dispute. The celebrations saw a military parade in Kiev before thousands of Ukrainians dressed in the colours yellow [read more]

Tripoli airport seized by Libyan Islamist militants

Tripoli airport seized by Libyan Islamist militants

An armed alliance of militants has taken control of Libya’s Tripoli airport. The group, known as the Libyan Central Shield (LCS), seized control of the airport from opposing militia after nearly a month of destructive battle that saw [read more]

UK looks for British accent jihadist suspected for beheading US journalist

UK looks for British accent jihadist suspected for beheading US journalist

Prime minister David Cameron is in talks with senior members of the cabinet after it emerged a man suspected to have beheaded the American journalist James Foley could be a British national. Mr Cameron cut short a planned holiday to attend [read more]

UK food poverty blamed for 19% rise in malnutrition cases

UK food poverty blamed for 19% rise in malnutrition cases

The number of Brits admitted to hospitals since last year for malnutrition has increased by staggering 19%, according to a new report released by the Faculty of Public Health (FPH). The faculty blames the rise in UK food prices by 12% and [read more]

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]

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