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June 25, 2017 6:17 PM Mahama's Gitmo 2 deal didn't need parliamentary approval

After castigating the then NDC government for failing to bring a diplomatic deal to parliament, the NPP, now in power, has argued the agreement to bring in two former terror suspects didn't need parliamentary approval. Supreme Court orders after the deal landed on the bench shows, the NPP government has done a u-turn. The NPP, then in opposition, had castigated 2

June 25, 2017 2:45 PM Albanians vote in election seen as test for democracy

The ruling Socialists seek an outright majority in the 140-seat parliament to implement reforms. Albanians are voting in a key parliamentary election that follows a landmark agreement between the country's two biggest political parties to back efforts to secure European Union membership. Sunday's race pits socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama against Lulzim 2

June 25, 2017 9:29 AM 9 bodies found after landslide buries scores in southwest China

Chinese crews recovered nine bodies and were still searching for 109 others Sunday, a day after a massive landslide buried a picturesque mountain village in the southwestern province of Sichuan. More than 2,500 rescuers with detection devices and dogs were looking for signs of life amid the rubble of massive boulders that descended on Xinmo village in Mao county 3

June 25, 2017 5:26 AM Philippine military declares Eid truce in war-torn city

The Philippine military declared an eight-hour ceasefire Sunday in its offensive against Islamist militants occupying parts of the war-torn city of Marawi, to allow residents to celebrate the end of Ramadan. Military chief General Eduardo Ano said his forces would implement a "humanitarian pause" during the Eid al-Fitr holiday in Marawi, the most important 1

June 25, 2017 4:26 AM Hopes Fade in China for 118 Still Missing Day After Landslide

MAO COUNTY, China — Rescue workers in China searched for 118 people still missing more than 24 hours after a landslide buried a mountain village, with hopes fading on Sunday after 15 bodies were pulled out of the rock and mud during the first day of the search. A couple and their two-month-old baby were found alive in the hours after the massive landslide 4

June 25, 2017 2:59 AM Battle for Philippine town abates as troops mark Islamic holiday

MARAWI CITY, Philippines Fighting between government forces and Islamist rebels holed up in the heart of a southern Philippine town eased on Sunday as the military sought to enforce a temporary truce to mark the Eid al-Fitr Islamic holiday. Small skirmishes took place early in the day in parts of Marawi City, where fighters loyal to Islamic State were clinging 3

June 24, 2017 10:36 PM Trump accuses Obama of inaction over Russia meddling claim

President Donald Trump has accused his predecessor Barack Obama of inaction over alleged Russian interference in the US election in 2016. Mr Trump said Mr Obama had learned well before the 8 November poll about the accusations and "did nothing". His comments followed an article in the Washington Post which said that Mr Obama learned last August of President 3

June 24, 2017 8:24 AM 141 feared buried in landslide in Sichuan's Maoxin

Up to 46 homes destroyed by boulders after collapse of mountain side due to heavy rains in Xinmo in Maoxin county. More than 140 people are feared buried alive after torrential rain touched off a landslide in southwestern China, according to news agency reports. The landslide hit the village of Xinmo, in Maoxin county of Sichuan province, at about 6am local 4

June 24, 2017 1:29 AM School children get a big treat as they bump into Akufo-Addo at Kumasi Airport

Excursions are fun activities that many Ghanaian school kids look froward to, especially as a long weekend approaches. And these schools kids in Kumasi certainly got a treat when they bumped into President Akufo-Addo on Friday. Posted by a presidential Staffer, Francis Asenso-Boakye via his Facebook page, these school kids during their excursion to the Kumasi 3

June 23, 2017 9:35 PM As Ramadan Draws To An End, Mosques Worry About Security

Rising hate crimes mean cameras and armed guards at what should be a time of joyous celebration. The last few days of the holy month of Ramadan are supposed to be a joyous time of the year for American Muslims. Spiritually, it’s believed to be a time when God blesses and forgives. The holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr, is observed with prayers 12