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March 12, 2017 3:44 AM Dutch Riot Police Clash With Turkish Protesters in Rotterdam

Dutch riot police on horseback clashed early Sunday with hundreds of Turkish government supporters in Rotterdam who were protesting after the Netherlands refused to allow a Turkish minister into the country and expelled another one. Before clashes broke out, about 2,000 protesters had gathered outside the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam, the country’s 5

March 11, 2017 2:44 PM Buhari still needs prayers – CAN

President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev Dr Samson Ayokunle, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari, his family and the populace on his return to the country 50 days after he left for London, for medical attention. The body, however, stated that Buhari still needs prayers to be fully fit. Welcoming him back to the country, Ayokunle 18

March 11, 2017 1:36 PM Revised Trump travel ban gets first legal blow

Washington - President Donald Trump's revamped travel ban is facing its first major legal setback after a federal judge halted enforcement of the directive that would deny US entry to the wife and child of a Syrian refugee already granted asylum. In a preliminary restraining order that applies only to the Syrian man and his family, US District Judge 5

March 11, 2017 12:17 PM Famines in the 21st century? It’s not for lack of food

What explains this rapid rise in the number of people who need emergency food assistance? Hint: it's not a shortage Famine killed nearly 75 million people in the 20th century, but had virtually disappeared in recent decades. Now, suddenly, it is back. In late February a famine was declared in South Sudan, and warnings of famine have also recently been issued 13

March 10, 2017 11:52 PM Pope Francis Signals Openness to Ordaining Married Men in Some Cases

But monastic influences at the turn of the millennium led to the adoption of a celibacy requirement at the First Lateran Council of 1123, and that tradition has held ever since. It is not doctrine or dogma, but instead a code of canon law that essentially reasons that priests unburdened by spouses or children are both more reflective of Christ and devoted 23

March 10, 2017 5:31 PM Nigerian President to Resume Duties After 7-week Medical Leave

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says he plans to resume work on Monday, after a seven-week leave for medical treatment abroad. Buhari flew back to Nigeria on Friday and addressed the nation for the first time since going to London on January 19. In his speech, the president said he will write to Nigeria's National Assembly to inform lawmakers of his return 5

March 10, 2017 3:05 PM Lordina Mahama Applauds Women Achievers

Former First Lady, Mrs Lordina Mahama has applauded the achievements of women who have left their mark of excellence and professionalism in all facets of endeavour to improve the lot of the world. In a statement issued in Accra to mark the International Women’s Day and copied to the GNA, Mrs Mahama said: “On the occasion of International Women’s Day, I salute 27

March 10, 2017 1:03 PM China's naval efforts may prove wanting in front of Indian Navy's experience

With the decommissioning of INS Viraat -- world’s oldest aircraft carrier -- on Monday, India is left with a single carrier, the INS Vikramaditya. Now it is steadily pacing towards having a second carrier, an indigenous one, which will be called the Vikrant like the first ever Indian carrier. India has been operating aircraft carriers for decades, starting 14

March 10, 2017 10:48 AM How safe is it to travel to Germany after the Düsseldorf train station attack?

If you’re worried about visiting Germany, here’s what you need to know. A man was arrested on March 9 after injuring seven with an axe in Düsseldorf's main train station in Germany. Currently three victims have serious injuries while the others sustained only minor injuries. The suspect, a 36-year-old from former Yugoslavia, was also injured. The man is believed 30

March 10, 2017 6:10 AM Court ousts South Korea’s scandal-hit president

South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye has become the country’s first democratically elected leader to be forced from office. Judges unanimously upheld Parliament’s decision to impeach Ms Park over her role in a corruption scandal involving close friend Choi Soon-sil. She now loses her presidential immunity and could face criminal charges. There have been angry 7