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Rivalries led to top brass sackings: Nigeria president

Rivalries led to top brass sackings: Nigeria president

Poisonous rivalries among Nigeria’s top military brass hindered a fight against Islamic militants, forcing President Goodluck Jonathan to fire the army, navy and air force chiefs two weeks ago, he said. The January 16 sackings, along with that of the country’s most senior military officer, had up to now gone unexplained but were interpreted as [...]

January 29, 2014 Reporters365 Around Nigeria, Top News 0

Gay trials suspended in Nigeria over mob violence fears

Gay trials suspended in Nigeria over mob violence fears

Two Islamic courts in northern Nigeria have been forced to suspend the trials of 10 men accused of homosexuality because of fears of mob violence, judges and officials have said. An angry crowd last week pelted stones at seven men suspected of breaking Islamic law banning homosexuality after their hearing was adjourned at the Unguwar [...]

January 29, 2014 Reporters365 Around Nigeria, Top News 0

Leading Sudan dissident calls for rebel amnesty

Leading Sudan dissident calls for rebel amnesty

Sudanese armed rebels must be given amnesty and political prisoners should be freed, a leading dissident expelled by Sudan’s ruling party says. Ghazi Salahuddin Atabani, a former adviser to President Omar al-Bashir, made the demand late Tuesday after Bashir appealed for a political and economic “renaissance” in a country ravaged by government-rebel clashes, poverty and [...]

January 29, 2014 Reporters365 Around the World 0

Verdict looms in Amanda Knox sex-murder retrial

Verdict looms in Amanda Knox sex-murder retrial

American Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend face their fourth verdict in six years for the murder and sexual assault of a British student brutally killed in the Italian city of Perugia in 2007. Knox has been in the United States ever since an appeal court acquitted her and lover Raffaele Sollecito in 2011 [...]

January 29, 2014 Reporters365 Around the World, Top News 0

Money and pride keep families apart at China New Year

Money and pride keep families apart at China New Year

As millions join the world’s largest annual human migration, some in China will not return home for the Lunar New Year, fearing the rising costs of seasonal gifts and ridicule from their families. Nanny and cleaner Tian earns 3,500 yuan ($580) a month looking after the children of an expat couple in Beijing, and has [...]

January 29, 2014 Reporters365 More News 0

Web gets new neighborhoods with ‘.guru’ and more

Web gets new neighborhoods with ‘.guru’ and more

New online neighborhoods open Wednesday when a US company starts offering Web addresses ending in “.guru,” “.bike” — and even “.singles.” Donuts Inc. plans to launch seven new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) and then roll out more on a weekly basis through most of the year. In the mix initially are addresses ending in guru, [...]

January 29, 2014 Reporters365 Around the World 0

Obama challenges Congress on inequality

Obama challenges Congress on inequality

President Barack Obama vowed to reverse a tide of economic inequality threatening the American dream Tuesday, seeking to outflank Republicans and revive a second term blighted by self-inflicted wounds and partisan warfare. In his annual State of the Union address, Obama promised to wield his executive powers in a “year of action” to lift up [...]

January 29, 2014 Reporters365 Around the World 0