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Iran Reaches Deal With World Powers

Iran Reaches Deal With World Powers

The 20 months’ talks of twists and turns between Iran and world powers—the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, China and Germany—has ended with a deal by the negotiators. The new agreement would help to stop or slow down Iran’s sensitive nuclear activities to ensure that it cannot build a nuclear weapon. It would also give access to the United Nation, UN, nuclear inspectors to monitor its programme. But the inspection would not be automatic. The

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Greece to Hold A Bailout Referendum

This Sunday, July 5, Greece will hold a referendum to determine whether or not the country needs another bailout to sustain its collapsing economy. This becomes necessary following the dead lock in the country’s cash-for-reforms deal with the eurozone after months of negotiations to extend the Greek bailout beyond June 30. The government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has failed to repay a debt of £1.5 billion. As a result, banks have been shut down


Gay Marriage: Texas Governor Signed Act to Protect Churches from Gay Marriage Ruling

Republican Governor Greg Abbott of Texas signed into law a bill allowing his state’s clergy to refuse to officiate marriage ceremonies that violate their religious beliefs Abbott said it is vital that religious leaders are “secure in knowing that religious freedom is beyond government’s reach.” “Pastors now have the freedom to exercise their First Amendment rights,” said Abbott during the signing ceremony of the so-called “Pastor Protection Act” held outside the governor’s mansion. “Freedom of


Cuba Eliminates Mother-to-child transmission of HIV and Syphilis

Cuba has become the first country in the world to receive validation from the World Health Organisation, WHO, that it has eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. Reacting to this development, Margaret Chan, WHO, Director General says, “Eliminating transmission of a virus is one of the greatest public health achievements possible. This is a major victory in our long fight against HIV and sexually transmitted infections, and an important step towards having an AIDS-free

CADAM Marks 2015 World Drugs Day

The Christ Against Drug Abuse Ministry, CADAM of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, on Friday, organised a workshop, to draw the nation’s attention to the worsening case of drug and substance abuse among youths in Nigeria. Held as part of activities marking the 2015 world’s drug day, the theme of the event was, “The frightening escalation of substance abuse amongst the youth: What can be done?” The event had in attendance various experts


US Supreme Court legalizes Gay Marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court has made same-sex marriage legal throughout America, on Friday, June 26. The court ruled that the constitution gives gay and lesbian couples the same rights as straight couples. The historic decision invalidates the same-sex marriage bans of 14 states, from Texas on the Mexican border to Michigan and North Dakota on the Canadian border. The vote was 5-4, reflecting the deep divide on the issue in the American society. The court’s

Oscar-Winning Titanic Composer Dies In Plane Crash

James Horner, Oscar-winning composer of Titanic, has died in a plane crash in southern California. He was aged 61. A single-engine plane registered to Horner crashed near Santa Barbara on Monday morning. The identity of the pilot was not initially known, but Sylvia Patrycja, Horner’s assistant, confirmed his death on her Facebook page. “We have lost an amazing person with a huge heart and unbelievable talent,” Patrycja wrote. “He died doing what he loved. Thank

Sweden To  Open Clinic For Male Rape Victims

Sweden To Open Clinic For Male Rape Victims

Swedish authority has concluded plans to open Sweden’s first emergency clinic for male rape victims hospital in Stockholm, the capital. The South General hospital already has a walk-in centre which provides urgent care for women who have been raped or sexually assaulted. But it announced on Wednesday that it would be admitting men and boys from October. Some 370 cases of sexual assault on men or boys were reported in Sweden last year. Lotti Helstrom,one

Nine Die In U.S. Church Shooting

Nine persons have died in a shooting at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, United States on Wednesday. Gregory Mullen, City Police Chief, described the attack at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church as a “hate crime.” A prayer meeting was going on in the church at the time of the shooting incident which occurred at about 21:00 local time on Wednesday (01:00 GMT Thursday). The church’s pastor, State Senator Clementa Pinckney, is


Bashir: South African Officials May Face Contempt of Court

The Southern African Litigation Centre, SALC, an NGO in South African has said it is “strongly considering” bringing contempt of court charges against government officials for allowing President Omar al-Bashir to leave the country on Monday. The group which secured a court order for Bashir’s arrest, said in a statement after the Sudanese President’s flight from South Africa that it would decide on action after the government filed a court-ordered affidavit explaining why it failed