Venezuela Election: Opposition ‘Supermajority’ Confirmed

Venezuelan electoral authorities have confirmed that the opposition has won a key two-thirds majority, enabling it to challenge President Nicolas Maduro. The opposition said it would work to release jailed opposition leaders and address the country’s economic crisis. Mr Maduro has announced a cabinet reshuffle but vowed to veto any amnesty law for jailed politicians. […]

Donald Trump: ‘I Will Never Leave This Race’ Despite Criticism

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said he will never leave the 2016 race despite widespread criticism of his remarks about Muslims. Mr Trump told the Washington Post he would not step aside, no matter what. The White House had said Mr Trump was “disqualified” from running after he said the US should ban Muslims […]

Trump’s Muslim Ban Call ‘Endangers US Security’

Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric undermines US national security by boosting the Islamic State (IS) group, the Pentagon has warned. The leading Republican presidential candidate has said Muslims should be banned from entering the US, in the wake of the deadly California attacks. But Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said such talk “bolsters Isil’s narrative”, referring […]

Donald Trump Calls For ‘Complete Ban’ On Muslims Entering US

Donald Trump on Monday called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” an idea swiftly condemned by his rival candidates for president and other Republicans. The proposed ban would apply to immigrants and visitors alike, a sweeping prohibition affecting all adherents of Islam who want to come to the U.S. Trump’s […]

Penis Transplants Being Planned To Help Wounded Troops In The US

Within a year, maybe in just a few months, a young soldier with a horrific injury from a bomb blast in Afghanistan will have an operation that has never been performed in the United States: a penis transplant. The organ will come from a deceased donor, and the surgeons, from Johns Hopkins University School of […]

Donald Trump Urges Ban On Muslims Coming To US

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has called for a halt to Muslims entering the US, in the wake of the deadly California shootings. He said in a campaign statement the border shutdown should remain “until our country’s representatives can figure out” Muslim attitudes to the US. At a campaign rally in South Carolina later, Mr […]

We Will Destroy ISIS, And Any Group That Tries To Destroy Us- Obama

President Barack Obama on Sunday vowed to “destroy” the ISIL group in a relentless, strong and smart campaign that is in tune with the nation’s values. His speech meant to reassure a large number of Americans who feel the president’s stance on terrorism is too weak, didn’t announce an overhaul of a terrorism fight policy […]

France Votes In First Election Since Paris Attacks

French voters are going to the polls in the first round of regional elections, the first electoral challenge since the Paris attacks, which killed 130 people. The elections are viewed as a test of public support for the government’s response to the attacks on 13 November. The far-right National Front (FN) is hoping to make […]

Jimmy Carter Says His Brain Cancer is Gone

Former US President Jimmy Carter has said that his brain cancer is gone, US media report. The 91-year-old made the announcement during a Sunday school class in Plains, Georgia, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) newspaper said. Mr Carter, who was president from 1977 to 1981 and won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2002, announced his illness […]

Strikes On Raqqa ‘Kill 32 IS Militants’

Air strikes on the Syrian city of Raqqa have killed at least 32 Islamic State (IS) militants and wounded 40 more, an activist group says. The strikes on Sunday were believed to have been carried out by the US-led coalition, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. However, other activists suggested Russian jets had bombed […]

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