Incidence & Issues

Nigerian officers killed 150 peaceful protesters, Amnesty report claims

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG Nigerian security forces have killed at least 150 people in a series of attacks against the largely peaceful pro-Biafra secessionist movement, according to a report by Amnesty International. The report finds “overwhelming evidence that Nigerian security forces committed gross human rights violations” at a number of public gatherings in the country’s southern region since August 2015. ...

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The CA Tumor Markers Testing Market

Tumor markers are biological substances found in the body tissues, blood and urine; that can be elevated when a person is suffering from cancer. Tumor markers are normally made of cancerous cells or by the body in response to cancer. Traditional tumor markers are proteins; however newer tumor markers are genetic substances. There are various types of cancer antigen (CA) ...

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Powerful Earthquake Hits an Already Rattled Italy

BY KALAHAN DENG ROME — An earthquake, believed to be the strongest to hit Italy since 1980, struck the center of the country on Sunday, four days after two back-to-back quakes severely damaged buildings and left thousands homeless in the area. The temblor on Sunday also caused fresh damage to the towns destroyed by a quake that killed nearly 300 ...

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Russian strikes in Syria

WRITTEN BY KALAHAN DENG Why is Russia bombing Syria? Russia says the strikes are to defeat Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil). But most of their first strikes have been against non-Isil groups who are opposed to President Assad’s regime. Why would Russia bomb non-Isil groups? Russia’s spokespeople are sometimes vague – referring to Isil and terrorists in ...

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Clown sightings: Australia police ‘won’t tolerate’ antics

BY KALAHAN DENG Australian police in Victoria have warned the public not to engage in “intimidating” behaviour after reports of clowns terrorising people in Melbourne. Sightings of creepy clowns have sparked minor hysteria across the US since August. People in clown masks have reportedly chased others and tried to lure children into woods. Victoria police warned that such escapades would ...

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Man who shot at George Zimmerman convicted of attempted murder

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG A Florida man was found guilty Friday of attempted second-degree murder, stemming from a 2015 road rage incident involving George Zimmerman, a court spokeswoman said. Matthew Apperson, 27, also was found guilty of shooting into a vehicle and aggravated assault with a firearm, Michelle Kennedy, spokeswoman for the 18th Judicial Circuit, said. A jury deliberated for ...

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Miss World Australia finalist passes away after car crash

Dimbulah resident Elyse Miller-Kennedy passed away yesterday afternoon after she was critically injured in a car crash. The 19 year had her family by her side, after she was transferred to Townsville Hospital for specialist treatment last weekend.   The year 12 student and Miss World 2016 contestant had been left with critical head and chest injuries after her car ...

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Australia Olympic team suffer thefts and fire in latest drama at village

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG • Laptops and team shirts stolen during evacuation for fire • Fire alarms had been deactivated without team’s knowledge The Australia team’s problems with their accommodation in the Olympic village have gone from bad to worse. Having initially refused to move into their building because of concerns over “blocked toilets, leaking pipes and exposed wiring”, they ...

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Bollywood filmmaker convicted of raping American

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG In what may be a sign of a cultural shift in India, well-known Bollywood filmmaker Mahmood Farooqui has been convicted of raping an American researcher. A New Delhi trial court found Farooqui, best known as co-director of the 2010 film, “Peepli (Live),” guilty Saturday of raping the 35-year-old woman in the nation’s first conviction for an ...

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Trump rescued from stalled elevator

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG Donald Trump and members of his Secret Service detail were briefly trapped in an elevator Friday before a campaign rally in Colorado Springs. They were rescued by firefighters with theColorado Springs Fire Department, which lowered a ladder into the elevator, allowing Trump and his entourage to climb out. Two Trump campaign sources confirmed the incident to ...

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