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  • Theresa May's Deal with the DUP Could Make a Bad Situation Worse in Northern Ireland

    June 26, 2017 4:25 PM 2

    When Theresa May's Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority in the U.K. general election on June 8, the Prime Minister had to find a friendly party to partner with to get legislation passed. May turned to Northern Ireland’s leading Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to forge a coalition agreement. She had likely hoped for a speedy consensus to be reached

  • Al-Qaeda: Kidnapped Swede Johan Gustafsson freed after six years

    June 26, 2017 3:17 PM 4

    Hostage Johan Gustafsson, held by al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011, has been freed, the Swedish government says. Mr Gustafsson, 42, is being flown back to Sweden from Africa, Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallström said in a statement on Monday. He was seized by al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) along with two other men, one of whom was freed in a dawn raid in 2015. "It is with great

  • Card Turkson releases message on Day against Abuse and Drug Trafficking

    June 26, 2017 2:28 PM 2

    (Vatican Radio) Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, released the following message on the occasion of the International Day against Abuse and Illicit Trafficking of Drugs. The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Drugs, established by the United Nations, is an important

  • Zongo communities will benefit from Development Fund

    June 26, 2017 1:56 PM 1

    Ho, June 26, GNA - Dr Archibald Yao Letsa, the Volta Regional Minister, has reassured the Muslim community in Ho of government's commitment to ensure that "zongos" benefitted from all packages in the "Zongo Development Fund." He urged them to continue to pray for government to succeed in its quest to improve the economy of the country. Dr Letsa said this during

  • ISIL fighters launch counterattacks in west Mosul

    June 26, 2017 12:04 PM 4

    Iraqi officials say ISIL fighters launched surprise attacks in Tanak and Yarmuk to ease pressure on Mosul's Old City. Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) launched a string of counterattacks in western Mosul, setting off clashes that continued overnight, Iraqi officials said on Monday. An unknown number of suicide bombers and gunmen

  • 13 still missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

    June 26, 2017 11:54 AM 3

    Scuba divers on Monday continued searching for bodies in a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin where a tourist boat packed with more than 150 passengers capsized, leaving at least seven people dead and 13 missing. After suspending their search overnight due to a lightning storm, scuba divers by mid-morning Monday had pulled a seventh body from the underwater

  • 'No Barnett formula money for Scotland' through DUP deal

    June 26, 2017 11:22 AM 4

    The agreement will see an extra £1bn for Northern Ireland in return for the DUP backing the minority government. But Downing Street said the money will not be subject to the Barnett formula. Speaking to BBC Scotland last week, he added: "We have clear rules about funding of different parts of the United Kingdom. "If the funding falls within Barnett consequentials

  • Horrifying video shows tourist boat sinking in minutes with scores on board

    June 26, 2017 11:05 AM 4

    It began as a typical, carefree holiday weekend at the popular Colombian tourist destination, a scenic reservoir surrounded by mountains and greenery that draws throngs every weekend for fishing, water sports and all-inclusive boat cruises. But at about 2 p.m. Sunday on the El Peñol-Guatapé reservoir near Medellin, Colombia, one of these boat cruises

  • Pakistan raises death toll to 157 from fuel truck fire

    June 26, 2017 10:39 AM 4

    MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister cut short a trip abroad to rush to the side of victims of a massive fuel tanker fire as authorities on Monday raised the death toll from the blaze to 157. The truck, carrying some 25,000 liters (6,600 gallons) of gasoline, was traveling from the southern port city of Karachi to Lahore, the Punjab provincial

  • Mosul battle to end in days as troops advance in Old City: Iraqi general

    June 26, 2017 10:35 AM 5

    MOSUL, Iraq The battle to take full control of Mosul from Islamic State will be over in a few days and an attempted fight-back by the militants failed, an Iraqi general told Reuters on Monday. "Only a small part remains in the city, specifically the Old City," said Lieutenant General Abdul Ghani al-Assadi, commander of the Counter Terrorism Service (CTS)