Christians And Muslims Protect Each Other Against Boko Haram

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor In the African state of Cameroon Muslims and Christians are protecting each other against savage attacks by Boko Haram, who are relentless in their brutal attacks. For over three years Boko Haram have been killing innocent people in the country, hoping to create an Islamic state. The terrorist group has staged 315 raids in the border region since 2013 and carried out 32 suicide bombings. Yesterday in Yaounde suspected Boko Haram insurgents blew themselves up in a market killing...

At Least 40 Migrants Die in Mediterranean

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Shockingly at least 40 people have died as they drown near some Greek islands. Their boats sunk taking down 17 children, who were part of the group. This has made January the deadliest on record for the death of refugees and migrants trying to make their way to Europe via boat. The boats went down overnight in the Aegean sea, off two small island. The major death toll came from a wooden sailboat that sank...

100% of Under 25s in one Country Don’t Believe God Created Universe

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor A poll claims that no Icelanders under 25 think God created the Universe and over 90 per cent of the respondants believe that the big bang theory created the universe. The Icelandic Ethical Humanist Association, who commissioned the poll, said 93.9 per cent in the under 25 category were favourable to the big bang theory. None of the respondents believed that the universe had been created by God or any religious entity. 6 per cent...

Woman Saved From Cologne Attacks by Syrian Refugees

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor A woman from the USA has told how a group of Syrian refugees helped her during the shocking amount of sexual assaults that occurred on New Year's Eve in Cologne, Germany. The victim, 28-year-old Caitlin Duncan, a student from Seattle had lost her boyfriend in the crowded square outside the main railway station and cathedral. She told of a man robbing her hat then another "grabbed" her from behind, rifling through her pockets. If that...

You Will Never Guess Which Country Has Banned ALL Tobacco Products

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor One might expect an enlightened Scandinavian country to have banned tobacco but not so; the Central Asian country of Turkmenistan has actually taken the revolutionary step. In a country where life expectancy is just 65 years, it could be seen as a positive policy decision. The news must be taken with a note of caution as it is a tightly controlled nation and the media is totally owned by the Government. Reporters Without Borders rates...

Nepal: Leprosy Hospital Struggling as Fuel Shortage Begins to Bite

By Rose Taylor A hospital in Nepal that has barely emerged from the ravages of last April’s earthquake is struggling to stay open because of the continuing fuel shortage caused by a trade blockade. Operations have been cancelled at Anandaban Leprosy Hospital as have outreach clinics held in remote villages where patients affected by leprosy receive diagnoses, treatment and after-care. Shovakhar Kandel, Nepal Country Director with The Leprosy Mission, which supports the hospital said: “Many operations have been cancelled, including...

Obama makes moving speech trying to tackle gun control

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor By his own admission President Obama has accepted he has not done enough to tackle gun control. He has made many passionate speeches on the matter before, but none of them have made any difference to the amount of guns available to Americans. Ironically, when he has made his pleas for gun use restraint after mass shootings; firearms sales actually increase. Now during a passionate speech, where Barack was reduced to tears, he has promised...

Sudan, UAE and Bahrain follow Saudi in action against Iran

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor More countries have followed Saudi Arabia in closing off diplomatic relations with Iran following the row over the execution of a Shia cleric after a decision by the Saudi courts. Bahrain and Sudan have told Iranian diplomats to leave within 48 hours. The execution has provoked a great deal of condemnation across the world, but Saudi Arabia's closest allies have come out in support. Bahrain demanded Iranian officials left Manama in 48 hours and the Sudanese...

Is war between Turkey and Russia more likely as Russian warship enters Med?

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor It appears that tensions between Turkey and Russia are continuing to grow today, following the shooting down of a Russian jet yesterday. Mr Putin has said that he will send a new air defence system to Syria. alongside that he has despatched a warship to the Mediterranean sea. The advanced S-400 air defence system will be taken to a Russian base in the Latakia area of Syria, their defence minister Sergei Shoigu confirmed. To add...

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