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27.08.2015

South Sudan president signs peace deal with rebels

South Sudan president signs peace deal with rebels

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has signed a long-awaited peace deal with rebels to end 20 months of deadly civil war in the African country following international pressure and a threat of sanctions by the United Nations. The signing ceremony of the power-sharing agreement — known as the Compromise… »

26.08.2015

Scientists turn cancerous cells back into normal cells

Scientists turn cancerous cells back into normal cells

Scientists have discovered a process to turn cancer cells back into normal cells by restoring the balance of key molecules controlling specific cellular functions. A group of researchers from the Mayo Clinic carried out the research published in the journal Nature: Cell Biology on Monday. Utilizing the new method in… »

26.08.2015

South Korea lowers combat readiness at border with North

South Korea lowers combat readiness at border with North

South Korea has lowered the high level of war alert it had issued for its forces stationed at the border following recent reduction of dangerously-escalated tensions with the North. “The maximum alert order that had come down to the frontline military units is being downgraded,” the South’s Yonhap News Agency… »

14.07.2015

Uganda president visits Burundi for crisis talks

Uganda president visits Burundi for crisis talks

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has arrived in Burundi for crisis talks as President Pierre Nkurunziza is preparing to run for a controversial third consecutive term in office.   Museveni arrived in the Burundian capital Bujumbura on Tuesday to revive stalled talks between President Nkurunziza-led Forces for the Defense of Democracy  (CNDD-FDD) party and opposition groups. The veteran Ugandan leader… »

27.06.2015

Ukrainians fleeing war in east approaching 1mn: UN report

Ukrainians fleeing war in east approaching 1mn: UN report

The number of Ukrainians fleeing the country to neighboring nations following the 2014 eruption of an armed conflict in Ukraine’s eastern regions is approaching the one million mark, a UN report states. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimated in a Friday report that the number… »

07.05.2015

Nepal quake leaves 1 million kids without classrooms: UNICEF

Nepal quake leaves 1 million kids without classrooms: UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says nearly one million children in Nepal have been left without classrooms following the deadly 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the country late last month. The UNICEF announced on Thursday that nearly 24,000 classrooms were either damaged or destroyed by the strong quake that hit Nepal… »

24.04.2015

Pentagon: US has no troops in eastern Ukraine

Pentagon: US has no troops in eastern Ukraine

The Pentagon has rejected an assertion by Russia that that US troops were training Ukrainian forces in the eastern Ukraine. “This is a ridiculous attempt to shift the focus away from what is actually happening in eastern Ukraine,” Pentagon spokeswoman Eileen Lainez told reporters on Thursday. Lainez made the remarks… »

24.04.2015

US presence in Ukraine in breach of Minsk accord: Russia

US presence in Ukraine in breach of Minsk accord: Russia

The presence of US paratroops in Ukraine to train government forces is in violation of the Minsk agreement on the Kiev side, Russia’s foreign minister says. Sergei Lavrov made the remarks during a phone conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry. “Lavrov… »

01.04.2015

Palestinians join International Criminal Court

Palestinians join International Criminal Court

Palestinians have formally become a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC), a membership that enables Palestinians to sue Israeli officials for war crimes. The Palestinian Authority officially joined the ICC on Wednesday, becoming the 123rd member of the Hague-based court. The membership enables the Palestinians to file lawsuits against… »

25.02.2015

Germany: poverty hits record high since reunification

Germany: poverty hits record high since reunification

Poverty has hit a record high in Germany in the post-reunification era, results of a new survey show. According to a study conducted by Germany’s Equal Welfare Association, results of which were published Thursday, more than 12 million Germans were classed as poor in 2013, a record high since the establishment… »

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