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New Iraq Militias Take a Lead in Tikrit Fight

Wall Street Journal - ‎19 minutes ago‎
The Iraqi military's operation to root out Islamic State militants from Tikrit this week has empowered a new generation of militias, which emerged from relative obscurity to take a lead role in the battle.

How to Have the Best Day Ever: Live Like the Oldest People on Earth

Slate Magazine (blog) - ‎3 hours ago‎
The oldest known living person, Misao Okawa, died on Wednesday in Osaka, Japan at the age of 117. At her most recent birthday party, surrounded by relatives and members of the local media, she was asked the question that springs to every journalist's lips ...

UK, Canada advise nationals in PHL to take precautions vs. Typhoon Chedeng

GMA News - ‎29 minutes ago‎
Typhoon Chedeng weakens slightly as its nears PHL. Typhoon Chedeng (internationally known as Maysak) is seen tracking west-northwestward through the western Pacific Ocean, northwest of Yap Island in this image taken by the Suomi NPP satellite's ...

Boko Haram uses children as human bombs, UN says

The Globe and Mail - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Boko Haram Islamist militants in northern Nigeria are using children as human bombs and targeting women and girls for particularly horrific abuse, including sexual slavery, the United Nations human rights chief said on Wednesday.

Avril Lavigne reveals battle with Lyme disease

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎52 minutes ago‎
Avril Lavigne has revealed her nearly year-long battle with Lyme disease in an interview with People. The Canadian singer was struck down with sickness, which made her feel tired and light headed, for months before doctors diagnosed she was suffering ...

Ethiopian MP Continues As VP of PAP

Addis Fortune - ‎5 hours ago‎
The East African General Assembly of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) decided unanimously to vote for Ashebir Woldegiorgis (PhD) to continue on his vice presidency and represent the region as a presidential candidate in the upcoming presidential ...

Meeting Halfway

Addis Fortune - ‎4 hours ago‎
It is not just business as usual for the Egyptian government. On the one hand, Egypt is prepared to send troops into Yemen, with President el-Sisi stating that his country must “fulfill the calls of the Yemeni people for the return of stability and the preservation of ...

NPP Drops Affirmative Action Policy

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation - ‎4 hours ago‎
The National Council of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has reversed the controversial Affirmative Action Policy. The Council has also extended the date for election of MPs to 13th of June this year.

Yoweri Museveni invites Lungu

Zambia Daily Mail - ‎2 hours ago‎
Mr Chanda said the President will use the state visit to Uganda to discuss how the two countries can work together to deal with conflict in the Great Lakes region, particularly South Sudan.

Closing in on Assad: ISIS captures Palestinian refugee camp inside Damascus

RT - ‎24 minutes ago‎
Fighters from ISIS have a new base of operations just some 6 km from the residence of Syrian President Bashar Assad, after entering Yarmouk, a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus suburbs, amid reports of assistance from the Al-Qaeda-affiliates.

Thai junta lifts martial law but retains key powers

THE BUSINESS TIMES - ‎1 hour ago‎
Thailand's junta lifted martial law on Wednesday but replaced it with new orders retaining sweeping powers for the military under a section of the interim constitution that has been lambasted by rights groups.

Madiba's home town to feature in global SA Tourism Campaign on National ...

News24 - ‎7 hours ago‎
Cape Town - National Geographic Channel and South Africa Tourism collaborated to create a commissioned 90” vignette, capturing Vega's journey around South Africa.

Storm kills at least nine in central Europe - ‎2 hours ago‎
At least nine people lost their lives after hurricane-force winds lashed northern Europe, the authorities said. Seven people died yesterday in Germany, where Storm Niklas strengthened into a hurricane in some areas, packing winds of more than 190km/hr.

Targeting total eradication of a devastating livestock disease - ‎Mar 31, 2015‎
ROME, 31 March 2015 / PRN Africa / - The world can definitively stamp out a plague that devastates sheep and goats, freeing hundreds of millions of rural families from one of the major risks to their food security and livelihood.

Foreign Brewers Battle For Ethiopia's Beer Drinkers

Information Nigeria - ‎9 hours ago‎
International brewers are helping in the transformation of Ethiopia's business landscape as it slowly sells the assets of the former communist state and opens up to foreigners drawn to one of Africa's fastest growing economies.

Why Amazon's Dash Button Will Flop (AMZN)

Seeking Alpha (registration) - ‎7 hours ago‎
The outcome should be the same, and the reason is related to those two other flops. As you all know, I am in the business of predicting Amazon.

Honda gives iconic Civic a makeover

The Seattle Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Even as fuel prices fall, the Civic is vital to Honda because of its sales and profitability and because it's an entry point for many of the Tokyo-based automaker's customers.

How to see Saturday's shortest total lunar eclipse of the century - ‎1 hour ago‎
This image shows the Dec. 20, 2012 total lunar eclipse, as seen from Sagamihara, Japan. (Photo: NASA/MSFC/Alphonse Sterling). Print Email · Lee Roop | lroop@al.

What will it take for Apple Watch to be a success?

The Australian - ‎46 minutes ago‎
One of the most widely cited analysts following Apple thinks the Apple Watch is going to be a winner…eventually. In a newly released forecast, Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray predicts sales of the much-hyped new product will hit one million on opening ...

Gaza man: I was duped into selling Banksy for €165

Irish Examiner - ‎25 minutes ago‎
A Gaza man says he has been duped into selling a valuable work by British graffiti artist Banksy for less than €165. The popular street artist is believed to have visited Gaza in February, leaving behind four murals.

'Being away from Perrie got to him': 1D's This Is Us director Morgan Spurlock ... - ‎3 hours ago‎
He worked closely with One Direction n the documentary that gave Directioners the access to the boyband they dreamed of, and now the filmmaker Morgan Spurlock has claimed that Zayn Malik appeared to find it tough being away from his fiancé Perrie ...

Dan and Maz hit top gear with the latest on Jeremy Clarkson

Radioinfo (subscription) - ‎1 hour ago‎
Actor and motoring nut Shane Jacobson, has revealed on hit 104.1 2Day FM's Dan & Maz Breakfast show this morning what is happening with the Top gear Festival and Jeremy Clarkson.

Dedebit primed to tame Wolves

SuperSport - ‎3 hours ago‎
Ethiopian club Dedebit FC have set their sights on overturning a 2-0 first leg, first round deficit against Nigerian club Warri Wolves in the Caf Confederation Cup on Sunday.

Daryl Gibson Announced as Waratahs Head Coach for 2016

Green and Gold Rugby - ‎41 minutes ago‎
The Waratah's have announced that Daryl Gibson will take over as the Waratah's head coach for 2016 on a three year deal as Michael Cheika steps up as full time Wallabies coach.

Serena Williams records 700th victory as she advances to Miami Open semifinals

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
KEY BISCAYNE: The brilliance of Serena Williams, and what makes her such a daunting opponent, is how she performs during a match's most crucial points.

Pat Lam: Mils Muliaina delivered for Connacht rugby

Irish Examiner - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Connacht's biggest signing Mils Muliaina is leaving the province at the end of the season to take up a new contract in Italy. The All Black legend will join Pro12 side Zebre to help the Italian franchise during World Cup year.

Research Shows Tylenol May Not Be Answer For Back Pain

CBS Local - ‎3 hours ago‎
BOSTON (CBS) - Back pain is the second most common reason patients seek urgent medical attention and up to 84 percent of adults will have back pain at some point in their lives.

Georgia teen who had heart transplant dies in car crash while fleeing cops - ‎1 hour ago‎
An incident report from Roswell police says 17-year-old Anthony Tremayne Stokes died Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in this crash as officer was pursuing the black Honda Accord because it fit the description of a vehicle involved in a home invasion a short time ...

How watching TV can increase your risk of diabetes: Every hour spent slumped ...

Daily Mail - ‎2 hours ago‎
Every hour spent sitting watching television increases the risk of getting diabetes, researchers have warned. A study revealed that every hour that people regularly spend slumped in front of the TV can raise the risk of developing the condition by 3.4 per cent.

Experimental Ebola Shot Shows Good Response - ‎31 minutes ago‎
An experimental Ebola vaccine appears to safely protect people against infection and without causing feared side-effects such as arthritis, researchers reported Wednesday.
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