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    Svetlana Alexievich Wins 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature
    Oct08

    Svetlana Alexievich Wins 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature

    By Yasyn Mouhir Marrakech – The Swedish Academy announced on Thursday, October 8, Belarusian Svetlana Alexievich as the winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature. The author and journalist was rewarded “for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time”. Svetlana Alexievich was born on May 31, 1948 in Ukraine. She...

    Congress Probing U.S. Spy Agencies’ Possible Lapses On Russia
    Oct08

    Congress Probing U.S. Spy Agencies’ Possible Lapses On Russia

    Senior U.S. lawmakers have begun probing possible intelligence lapses over Moscow’s intervention in Syria, concerned that American spy agencies were slow to grasp the scope and intention of Russia’s dramatic military offensive there, U.S. congressional sources and other officials told Reuters.A week after Russia plunged directly into...

    Russia Backs Syrian Forces In Major Assault On Insurgents
    Oct08

    Russia Backs Syrian Forces In Major Assault On Insurgents

    Syrian troops and militia backed by Russian warplanes mounted what appeared to be their first major coordinated assault on Syrian insurgents on Wednesday and Moscow said its warships fired a barrage of missiles at them from the Caspian Sea, a sign of its new military reach.The combined operation hit towns close to the main north-south highway...

    ‘Real truce’ has begun in Ukraine, says Poroshenko
    Oct07

    ‘Real truce’ has begun in Ukraine, says Poroshenko

    President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday a “real truce” had begun in eastern Ukraine but a long-lasting peace with pro-Kremlin insurgents would st …read more Source: The New...

    Russia backs major Syrian assault
    Oct07

    Russia backs major Syrian assault

    Russia has showed off its military reach with a barrage of missiles fired against Syrian insurgents from the Caspian Sea. (VIDEO) ||| Beirut – Syrian troops and militia backed by Russian jets mounted what appeared to be their first major coordinated assaults on Syrian insurgents on Wednesday and Moscow said its warships fired a barrage of...

    News24.com | Poroshenko says ‘real truce’ has begun in Ukraine
    Oct07

    News24.com | Poroshenko says ‘real truce’ has begun in Ukraine

    President Petro Poroshenko says a ‘real truce’ has begun in Ukraine but that a long-lasting peace with pro-Russian insurgents would still take some time. …read more Source:...

    Poroshenko says ‘real truce’ has begun in Ukraine
    Oct07

    Poroshenko says ‘real truce’ has begun in Ukraine

    President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday a “real truce” had begun in Ukraine but that a long-lasting peace with pro-Russian insurgents would still …read more Source: The New...

    Animals abound at Chernobyl
    Oct07

    Animals abound at Chernobyl

    Nearly 30 years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine, elk, deer, boar and wolves abound in the exclusion zone deserted by humans, researchers say in an international study. …read more Source:...

    Femi Fani-Kayode: Of Warriors and Heroes Past
    Oct06

    Femi Fani-Kayode: Of Warriors and Heroes Past

    The warrior is noble and strong. His resolve is firm and his commitment is total. His is to kill, to shed blood and to be killed. His is to die for his king and for a worthy cause. His is to protect and lay down his life for his faith, his nation, his people and his loved ones. What manners of men are these whose spirits speak of such valour and...

    EU welcomes Ukraine rebel poll delay as ‘fundamental step’
    Oct06

    EU welcomes Ukraine rebel poll delay as ‘fundamental step’

    The EU welcomed Tuesday a decision by pro-Russian Ukraine rebels to delay planned elections until 2016 as a “fundamental step” towards full implementa …read more Source: The New...

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