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Terror Attack: Tunisian Prime Minister Fires Police Chief

Habib Essid, the Tunisian Prime minister has fired six police commanders on Monday, including the head of tourist security, after a militant attack on the national museum last week in which 20 tourists were killed. Mofdi Mssedi, spokesman for the Prime Minister’s office said the six also include an intelligence brigade chief, the Tunis district

Bobbi Kristina’s Family To Decide On Her Life Support Soon

Closest relatives of Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobby Kristina Brown, will gather this week to make a final decision regarding her medical condition. Kristina had been brain dead since her tragic drowning in January, and her grandmother Cissy Houston has arrived in Atlanta to attend the family meeting, where the final decision will allegedly be left

Yahoo To Close China Office

Internet giant, Yahoo, is closing down its China office as part of a worldwide consolidation aimed at cutting costs. The Beijing research center is Yahoo’s only remaining physical presence in the country after it sold its Chinese operations to Alibaba in 2005. A spokesperson for Yahoo told newsmen that “around 350 jobs” would be eliminated.

Thai Ex-PM To Stand Trial For Negligence

Former Thailand Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, has been ordered by a Thailand Supreme Court to stand trial for negligence over a controversial rice subsidy scheme. If convicted, the ex-PM faces a maximum prison sentence of 10 years. It is the latest blow to the dominance of the Shinawatra family in Thai politics, after Yingluck was

Pakistan Carries Out Mass Hangings

Pakistani authorities have hanged 12 convicts, the largest number of people executed on the same day since the country overturned a ban on executions recently. According to an interior ministry spokesperson, the hanged convicts were terrorists and murderers guilty of “heinous crimes”. At least 27 convicts have been executed since the moratorium was lifted, most

China Emerges World’s Third-largest Arms Exporter

China has overtaken Germany as the world’s third-largest exporter of arms and cut its dependence on imports by producing more sophisticated weapons, statistics released on Monday by a Sweden-based research organisation says. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, China surpassed Germany in the five-year period ended in 2009 and the five-year period ended

Venezuelan Legislators Grant Decree Powers To President

Venezuelan National Assembly has granted President Nicolas Maduro the power to govern by decree until December 31, 2015. The president requested the approval of the Enabling Law after the United States issued new sanctions against Venezuelan officials. He said he needed the special powers to deal with the threat posed by the United States, which

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