Monthly Archives: March 2016

THE CITY OF PALMYRA AND ISIS MILITANTS

WRITTEN BY KALAHAN DENG Syrian government forces (with a little help from Russia) battled for and recaptured the ancient city of Palmyra from the grip of ISIS this weekend. The retaking of the city, a UNESCO World Heritage site that brims with ancient artefacts dating back to the Roman Empire, is a big strategic and moral victory for Bashar al-Assad’s ...

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The World needs a bigger belt

Edited by Nelly T. Studies of the trends of adult body-mass catalogued in 200 countries over the last 40 years reveal that the amount of overweight people in the world now outnumber the underweight people.   Concurring with a significant study available in the medical journal Lancet, the percentage of obese men has now tripled (3.2% to 10.8%) and obese ...

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WHY SOME RENOWNED PEOPLE CAN’T QUIT ALCOHOLS AND OTHER DRUGS ADDICTIONS?

WRITTEN BY KALAHAN DENG In the past, fame was known to be as a sense of pride, respect, influence, and higher example for the younger people.Unfortunately, being wealthy or famous now days means two things; either get addicted to alcohols and all sorts of drugs and end up in a rehab or  get overdose and die without being bothered by ...

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Ukraine gets uranium from Australia

Edited by Nelly T. Australia will soon sell uranium to Ukraine in exchange for power generation.   It was on Wednesday that Foreign Minister Julie Bishop arrived in the United States to take part in the global nuclear security summit, Bishop is also expected to attend a dinner meeting hosted by President Barack Obama at the White House.   At ...

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MYANMAR’S NEW ERA FOR THE FIRST CIVILIAN PRESIEDNT

WRITTEN BY KALAHANEN DENG Myanmar inaugurates first civilian president in more than 50 years of military rule, In a historic set toward a true democracy, President Htin Kyaw took oath of office as new civilian leader after the military rulers got tired of being in power more than any other Asian nation. Well, every good thing will eventually comes to ...

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Turnbull reveals changes to health system

Edited by Nelly T. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull boasts that the ‘Healthier Medicare’ package will be one of the biggest health system reforms in 30 years. The health reforms will be put to leaders of the states and territories on Friday at the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting. The ‘Healthier Medicare’ package is a response from the government to ...

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Leeton teacher murder: Marcus Stanford pleads guilty to being accessory

Edited by Nelly T. Marcus Stanford has pleaded guilty to being an accessory to the murder of Leeton schoolteacher Stephanie Scott, 26. Her burnt body was found 70 kilometres away from Leeton in the Cocoparra National Park in April last year. Stanford is the twin brother of Vincent Stanford, a 25-year-old cleaner at Leeton High School, who was arrested four ...

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Egypt requests hijacker be extradited from Cyprus

Edited by Nelly T. Earlier this week Seif al-Din Mustafa hijacked an EgyptAir plane departing from Alexandria and forced it to fly to Cyprus, Egypt is now requesting that the accused, who is still in Cyprus, be placed in their custody. Egypt’s chief prosecutor released a statement on Wednesday explaining that the request is based on a 1996 extradition treaty ...

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ZIMBABWE WOMEN TRAFFICKED TO KUWAIT

WRITTEN BY KALAHAN DENG Young Zimbabwe women are being lured to Kuwait to work as housemaids under unbearable conditions in their masters houses.Their traffickers promised them with high salaries of $ 600.00 U.S.Dollars a month, but these women ended up with only $ 200.00 if any is lucky enough to be paid by her master.They are forced to work 12 long hours ...

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Russia set to demine Palmyra

Edited by Nelly T. On Tuesday President Vladimir Putin, in phone calls with UNESCO’s Director General Irina Bokova and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, acquired sanction to remove landmines from the ancient sites of the Syrian city of Palmyra. With monuments pre-dating the Muslim prophet Mohammed, the central Syrian city of Palmyra stands proud atop an oasis. The UNESCO World Heritage ...

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