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Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore has announced his resignation, following violent protests at his attempt to extend his 27-year rule.Mr Compaore issued a statement saying the presidency was now vacant and urging elections within 90 days.Military chief Gen Honore Traore said he had taken over as head of state "in line with constitutional measures".On Thursday, protesters angry at Mr Compaor...
Source : BBC | 3 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new United Nations report says the world is facing a challenge of foreign fighters in terror groups on an "unprecedented scale," with about 15,000 in Syria and Iraq alone."Numbers since 2010 are now many times the size of the cumulative numbers of foreign terrorist fighters between 1990 and 2010 - and are growing," the report says.The panel says fighters from more than 80 c...
Source : News Times | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
day of humiliation ended appropriately with an early wicket in their first innings just before stumps on day two of the second Test against Pakistan.Pakistan declared at 6-570 off 164 overs on Friday in a first innings dominated by Younis Khan's patient double century.Leading the two-match series one nil, Pakistan are in an almost unbeatable position as they edge towards their first Test-series wi...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 5 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
NAYPYIDAW: Myanmar's parliament will consider amending the country's constitution — which currently bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president — ahead of elections next year, an official said on Friday."They agreed to discuss the issue of amending the constitution in parliament, according to the law," presidential spokesman Ye Htut told reporters after President Thein Sein hel...
Source : Times Of India | 5 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
pledged to provide non-reimbursable assistance of 500 million yuan (about $81.43 million) to Afghanistan this year at an international meeting on Afghanistan held in Beijing Friday.China will provide to Afghanistan non-reimbursable assistance of 1.5 billion yuan (about $244 million) over the upcoming three years, to help the country train 3,000 people in all fields over the next five years and pro...
Source : Newkerala | 5 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Labour's Alan Billings has been voted in as the new Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire.Dr Billings took just over 50% of the vote in the poll held following the resignation of Shaun Wright amid the Rotherham child abuse scandal.UKIP's Jack Clarkson finished second with 32% of the vote, the Conservatives were third and the English Democrats fourth.Doncaster council chief executive, J...
Source : BBC | 3 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
chief executive of NHS Grampian, which has been embroiled in a staffing controversy, has announced his early retirement.Richard Carey said he was disappointed the relationship between some senior medical staff and senior management appeared to have broken down.Accident and emergency consultants have been warning staffing shortages at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary could put patients at risk.A Moray man ...
Source : BBC | 3 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
82-year-old man has been jailed for life for murdering his partner and her daughter who he shot at close range at his puppy farm in Surrey.John Lowe, who killed Christine Lee and Lucy Lee in February, was given a minimum sentence of 25 years.The jury at his trial at Guildford Crown Court was told Lowe wanted the women "put down".Surrey Police has apologised for returning guns confiscated from Lowe...
Source : BBC | 3 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
When it comes to the size of our salmon and trout, fins really aren't what they used to be.Scientists at Swansea University have found that the size of today's fish has shrunk compared to those caught by our ancestors thousands of years ago.Scientists compared the backbones of 30 Atlantic salmon and brown trout specimens unearthed in Spain, with those of modern day fish.Swansea professor Carlos Ga...
Source : BBC | 3 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Rangers manager Ally McCoist reckons Celtic counterpart Ronny Deila would be wrong to write off the Ibrox men....
Source : BBC | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Chinese officials have been investigated on suspicion of graft and corruptionAnti-corruption investigators in China have confirmed the reported seizure of the equivalent of $33m in cash at an official's home in May - the biggest such haul to date.More than 200m yuan (£20m) were found and four out of 16 counting machines broke whilst measuring the notes, a prosecutor said.The massive haul, first re...
Source : BBC | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
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