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Civilians fleeing Darfur clashes in ‘dire’ conditions: UN

  • KHARTOUM, Feb 7, (APP/AFP) – Tens of thousands of civilians fleeing weeks of clashes between troops and rebels in Darfur’s Jebel Marra area face “dire” humanitarian circumstances, the United Nations said on Sunday. Fighting in the Jebel Marra has flared between forces loyal to President Omar al-Bashir, wanted on war crimes charges relating to the […]

  • Tennis: Hingis, Bencic take Switzerland into Fed Cup semi-finals

    BERLIN, Feb 7, (APP/AFP) – Martina Hingis rolled back the years on Sunday as her doubles win alongside Belinda Bencic sealed Switzerland’s 3-2 win over Germany in their Fed Cup World Group first round-match. Teenager Bencic and Hingis, 35, who won her 12th Grand Slam doubles title in last weekend’s Australian Open final alongside India’s […]

  • Brazil mosquito repellent sales surge amid Zika outbreak

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 7, (APP/AFP) – Mosquito-borne viruses including Zika, which is feared to cause brain damage in babies, have driven a surge in sales of insect repellent in Brazil, a report said Sunday. The Brazilian insect repellent sector saw sales rise to a record $54 million in 2015 up from $36 million a […]

  • Egypt police raid kills 4 ‘terrorists’: ministry

    CAIRO, Feb 7, (APP/AFP) – Egyptian police raided a house south of Cairo on Sunday and killed four “terrorists” accused of carrying out attacks against the security forces, the interior ministry said. Since the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013, militants have regularly attacked members of the security forces, mostly in the Sinai […]

  • U.N. Security Council slams North Korea’s missile launch

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 7 (APP): The U.N. Security Council Sunday strongly condemned North Korea’s missile launch and vowed to “expeditiously” adopt a new resolution with “significant” new sanctions against Pyongyang. In a statement issued statement after an emergency meeting on Sunday, the 15-member Council underscored that launches using ballistic missile technology, “even if characterized as […]

  • Rescuers race to save over 120 buried after Taiwan quake

    TAINAN, Taiwan, Feb 7, (APP/AFP) – Rescuers raced Sunday to free more than 120 people buried under the rubble of an apartment complex felled by an earthquake in southern Taiwan that left 29 confirmed dead, as an investigation began into the collapse. The death toll rose as emergency workers dug for survivors of the 6.4-magnitude […]