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Category Archives: Around The World

Sepp Blatter, Michel Paltini Get 8-Year Ban

Following an ethics investigation, FIFA President Sepp Blatter and UEFA bossMichel Platini have been suspended for eight years from all football-related activities. They were found guilty of breaches surrounding a £1.3m ($2m) “disloyal payment” made to Platini in 2011. The Fifa ethics committee found Blatter and Platini had demonstrated an “abusive execution” of their positions…

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Refugee Count Will Surpass 60 Million This Year – UN

The United Nations (UN) has estimated from its UNHCR preliminary annual statistics, that the number of refugees and internally displaced people across the world will most likely reach a new record of over 60 million this year. Making the revelation today in Geneva, outgoing UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, said the number was an…

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Witness Claims Paris Attack Was Directed Via Phone

Abdelhamid Abaaoud    The ringleader of the November Paris attacks is believed to have directed the three terrorists inside the Bataclan theater by phone from a few blocks away says French terrorism expert, Jean Charles Brisard. According to eyewitnesses, the leader, Abdelhamid Abaaoud was standing in a doorway yelling into his phone for about an…

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Thousands Evacuated As Typhoon ‘Melor’ Ravages Philippines

Thousands of people have been evacuated in the central Philippines, where a fierce storm is lashing coastal areas with heavy wind and rain. The typhoon, named ‘Melor’ has reportedly killed at least one person, displaced many, disrupted transportation, and caused power cuts transportation after churning across several islands in the archipelago since yesterday. Earlier today,…

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History Is Made In Saudi Arabia As First Ever Elected Female Politicians Emerge

 A woman casts her ballot in Jeddah  About 18 women have been reported to have won seats in Saudi Arabia’s municipal polls, the country’s first-ever elections open to female voters and candidates. According to AlJazeera, the elections held on Saturday, 12th December, was hailed by many as historic, as it saw an average turnout of voters…

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Scottish University Revokes Donald Trump’s Honorary Degree Following Controversial Remarks

Robert Gordon University (RGU), Aberdeen had presented Donald Trump with the award of Doctor of Business Administration (Hon DBA) at the university in October 2010 but following his controversial remarks against muslims, the university just revoked the honour. According to an RGU spokesperson, “In 2010, Robert Gordon University awarded an honorary DBA to Mr Donald…

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Chancellor Of The Free World! Angela Merkel Unveiled As TIME’s Person Of The Year 2015

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel has just been unveiled by TIME Magazine as Person of the Year 2015. This makes her the 4th woman since 1927 to be named Person of the Year by the magazine. The 61-year-old Chancellor beat other nominees including Abu Bakr Al-Baghdai, Donald Trump, Caitlyn Jenner and more to the title.  …

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