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Niro Walter amps up productive streak with debut album ‘’Focus’’

Sometimes you’ve got to lose some to win some and that’s the crux of Niro Walter’s debut album, ‘’Focus’’. Packing 13 songs and no...
Veep lays Wreath

Veep lays wreath in commemoration of February 28 crossroads shooting

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on Sunday laid a wreath on behalf of Government and the people of Ghana to commemorate the 73rd Anniversary...
Kotoko and Hearts

Ghana schedules 14th-week clash between Kotoko and Hearts on February 28

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has scheduled the 14th-week league game between Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak to Sunday, February 28, at the...

Syrian refugees hopeful for an end to their despair

Many Syrian refugees in Lebanon hoped the ongoing cessation of hostilities would bring back stability to their war-torn country. While other refugees expressed fear that...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

Scores of Taliban killed in airstrikes in northern Afghan

More than 60 Taliban militants have been killed over the past three days as government forces launched aerial and ground operations against the armed...

Rockets failed to beat spurs

The Rockets' performance was well under par in the first half with poor defense and shooting, and this led to the team's failure in...

Chile almost at the end of reconstruction after deadly quake

Six years after the devastating earthquake which shook Chile on Feb. 27, 2010 and which claimed over 500 lives, the Chilean government is close...

Japan’s southwest in danger of volcanic eruption

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said that following an increase in noticeable seismic activity and based on recent eruptions, Mt. Io, which spans both...

Most Hollywood Directors Taste Mexican grounds

By Sunday night, if bookmakers and film buffs are correct, Mexico's Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu will have taken home his second straight Oscar for Best...

Ecuador softens up on tourism visas for Chinese citizens

Ecuador will lift visa requirements as from Tuesday for Chinese tourists, who stay for no more than 90 days, the country's Foreign Ministry announced...

Syrian truce disturbed by random shooting

One day into the long-awaited cease-fire in Syria, truce was largely observed though sporadic shelling still took place, killing and wounding dozens. As main backers...

3 knifed in clash during KKK gathering

Three people were stabbed Saturday in a clash between Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members and counter-protesters in a KKK rally in Southern California, local...

22 Taliban fighters executed in fierce fighting in N. Afghanistan

Ahmad Jawed Salim, army spokesman in the province, said Sunday that the battle had been conducted over the control of Dand-e-Ghori district in the...

Air raid kill 10 rebels in N. Afghanistan

Air strikes against Taliban hideouts in the northern Kunduz province with Kunduz city as its capital 250 km north of Kabul claimed lives of...

Iraqi armed forces prevent IS attack near Baghdad

Dozens of IS militants carried out a pre-dawn attack with three suicide car bombs on an army base and nearby grain silos in Hitawyeen...
Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo’s remarks stirs up debate in Spain

Ronaldo missed his side's two best chances in the defeat which leaves his side third in the table with their title hopes in ruins,...
La Liga

Atletico triumph Madrid to keep cup hopes alive

The win was thoroughly deserved by Atletico, who neutralized Real's strikers throughout the game to frustrate Real coach Zinedine Zidane and the fans in...

Atletico wins Real Madrid as Celta conquest in Getafe

On a day when Cristiano Ronaldo missed two good chances for Real, Atletico created the clearest occasions to score and Keylor Navas kept Real...
Everton FC

Iranian becomes major investor in Everton FC

Iranian businessman Farhad Moshiri is to acquire 49.9 percent stake in the club, making him the biggest shareholder. The deal is conditional only on...

Anderson Silva misses UFC comeback

The defeat continued Silva's poor form in the combat sport over the last two-and-a-half years. In July 2013, he lost his world title belt to...
U.S. President Barack Obama (C) discusses administration plans to close the Guantanamo military prison while delivering a statement at the White House in Washington Feb. 23, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

Obama’s tough battle to close Guantanamo

While urging the Republican-controlled Congress to give his plan a fair hearing, Obama, a Democrat who is bent on fulfilling a campaign pledge, said...
A Sukhoi Su-24 fighter jet lands at the Hmeymim air base near Latakia, Syria, in this handout photo

Feb. 28 world news summary at 0100

Two people were killed and another one wounded critically Saturday in a bomb explosion in India's eastern state of West Bengal, officials said. The bomb...
Micheál Martin

Micheál Martin is one of Ireland’s Vital Political Figure

Micheal Martin, leader of Fianna Fail (Republican Party), said on Saturday his party is now hopeful of securing up to 40 seats as the...
A Syrian refugee family in southern Turkey in February 2014. Photo: UNHCR

Austria’s divisive refugee policy was preconceived

More than a month ago Austria limited the immigration of refugees on its borders, announcing that the country this year will not accept more...

Ireland’s opposition Parties are Capable of regrouping?

With early returns and exit polls in the 2016 Irish general elections indicating that the incumbent Fine Gael-Labor coalition will fall short of the...
Organisers claim as many as 50,000 guests are expected at one of the feasts to celebrate Robert Mugabe's birthday [Aaron Ufumeli/EPA]

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Spent more on 92nd Birthday

Mugabe turned 92 on February 21, and every year youths in his party organize a massive birthday celebration for him under the banner of...

Algerian Police Apprehends Suspects from Paris Attacks

The prosecutor said the suspect was summoned by the judge of the Court of Akbou in the province of Bejaia, 250 km eastern Algiers. The...

Nigeria is not ready to go through any currency devaluation

Speaking at a town hall meeting in Lagos, Nigeria's economic hub, Osinbajo insisted that devaluation was not on the table, adding that is the...

Sudan to continue serving South Sudan with humanitarian aid

"The period for delivering humanitarian assistance to South Sudan has been renewed for another six months," Salah Taj Alsir, Sudan's Humanitarian Aid Commissioner, was...
Blackpool Tower

Blackpool’s Symbolic tower given a heritage honour

Visible on a clear day from Wales and the English Lake District, the 158 meter high tower opened in 1894, inspired by the Eiffel...