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45-day Ebola ‘health emergency’ declared in five Guinea regions: president

CONAKRY, Mar 29: Guinean President Alpha Conde on Saturday (Mar 28) declared a 45-day “health emergency” in five regions in the west and southwest of the Ebola-hit nation in a bid to stem the spread of the deadly disease. The focus of the virus “has shifted to our country’s coastal areas”, the president said in a statement published in ...Full Article

UN staff flee war-torn Yemen, Russia voices concern

SANAA, Mar 29: The United Nations (UN) evacuated staff from war-torn Yemen on Saturday (Mar 28) as Russia warned Saudi-led air strikes on Iranian-backed rebels were affecting crunch nuclear ...Full Article

Amanda Knox: ‘tremendously relieved’ after her acquittal in Italy

SEATTLE, Mar 28: American Amanda Knox said on Friday she was “tremendously relieved” after her acquittal by Italy’s top court for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher. ...Full Article

US, Iran warn ‘tough’ choices needed for nuclear deal

LAUSANNE, Mar 28: Iran and the US warned on Friday (Mar 27) that “tough” decisions were still needed, days before a deadline to agree a deal that world powers ...Full Article

France presses at UN for Islamic State to face world court

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 28: France said on Friday (Mar 27) it would push the United Nations (UN) Security Council to refer the Islamic State (IS) militant group to the ...Full Article

Germanwings offers families initial aid of 50,000 euros

BERLIN, Mar 28: Germanwings has offered the families of the victims of the French Alps air disaster “up to 50,000 euros (US$54,806, S$75,056.82) per passenger” towards their immediate costs, ...Full Article

Germanwings captain tried to smash into cockpit with axe: Report

BERLIN, Mar 27: The captain locked out of the cockpit of the Germanwings plane that crashed in the French Alps used an axe to try and force his way ...Full Article

Germanwings crash probe turns on ‘depressed’ co-pilot

MONTABAUR, Germany, Mar 27: The Germanwings co-pilot who flew his Airbus into a French mountainside, killing all 150 aboard, suffered serious depression, a German newspaper reported, raising new questions ...Full Article

Foreign leaders to attend Lee Kuan Yew’s State Funeral on Sunday

SINGAPORE, Mar 27: Foreign leaders and diplomats from around the world will gather in Singapore on Sunday (Mar 29) to attend the State Funeral of Mr Lee Kuan Yew, ...Full Article

Powerful explosions rock Yemen capital

SANAA, Mar 27: Powerful explosions rocked Sanaa on Thursday night (Mar 26) as a Saudi-led coalition carried out air strikes against Shiite rebels in control of the Yemeni capital, ...Full Article