Suspected Islamists kill 90 in Nigeria village raid – witnesses – Reuters India

Reuters IndiaMAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) – Suspected Islamist fighters killed at least 90 people in an early morning attack on a village in remote northeast Nigeria on Sunday, witnesses said. The … Read More

Nigeria’s Boko Haram ‘in village massacre’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThe gunmen reportedly rounded up a group of men in Izge village and shot them, before going door-to-door and killing anyone they found. Officials said they suspected the Boko … Read More

Kerry warns Syria of consequences on chemical weapons – The Daily Star

The Daily StarBERLIN: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad he could face consequences for failing to live up to international agreements on removing … Read More

Suspected Islamists Kill 74 Nigerian Villagers – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaSuspected Islamic extremists have killed at least 74 people and burned down an entire village in two separate attacks in Nigeria. Witnesses say the attacks happened Sunday in … Read More

Nigeria sets presidential, legislative polls for February 14, 2015 – Reuters

ReutersABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria’s electoral commission declared on Friday that presidential and parliamentary elections would take place on February 14 next year. The elections are expected to be the most … Read More

Turkey PM Erdogan in EU membership talks amid tensions – BBC News

BBC NewsTurkey’s PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in Brussels for talks on his country’s EU membership bid, amid EU concerns over a purge of senior Turkish officials. The negotiations are … Read More

US Prepared to Send Envoy to N. Korea for Bae Release – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaThe United States is now waiting for North Korea to respond after offering to send a special envoy to Pyongyang to help win the release of jailed American … Read More

Turkey says ready to discuss judicial row with EU – Hurriyet Daily News

Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said on Jan. 19 the country was ready to discuss all issues with the European Union at high-profile talks this week, including a … Read More

UN rights committee grills Vatican over its handling of child sex abuse – The Globe and Mail

The Globe and MailThe dressing down came in the unlikeliest of places, a stuffy United Nations conference room before an obscure human rights committee. After decades of fending off accusations … Read More

SPLA and UPDF inflict heavy defeat on Machar forcesPublish Date: Jan 15, 2014 – New Vision

New VisionSOUTH SUDAN, BENTIU : Members of South Sudans former rebel army the Sudan Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA) walk in the empty north oil city of Bentiu after capturing it … Read More

UPDATE 1-Iran says nuclear deal to be implemented in late January – Reuters UK

Reuters UK… Print. * Iran says nuclear deal with world powers to go into effect in Jan. * Sanctions lifting part of the landmark accord (Adds Iranian official’s comments). DUBAI … Read More

‘Peace on Earth’ means Syria, Sudan, and Nigeria, Pope says on Christmas – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Pope Francis doesn’t want a commonly quoted Bible verse chanted as empty words on Christmas Day — the one about peace on Earth. “Glory to God in the … Read More

Pope Francis urges aid access to Syria in Christmas speech – BBC News

BBC NewsPope Francis has used his first Christmas address as pontiff to repeat the call for peace in Syria made by his predecessor, Pope Benedict, last year. Speaking to a … Read More

Isro’s Mars Orbiter Mission crosses distance of Moon’s orbit – Times of India

Times of IndiaHYDERABAD: India’s Mars Orbiter Mission, also known as ‘Mangalyaan’, crossed the distance of Moon’s orbit on Monday morning. “MOM is now the farthest object sent into space by … Read More

Chevron Should Stay Course In Ecuador Case, Ignore Shell Issue

There are calls in some media areas and by some oil industry analysts for Chevron to consider a payment settlement in the Ecuador case, and because the U.S. Supreme Court … Read More