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    Lewthwaite death not confirmed
    Nov14

    Lewthwaite death not confirmed

    Interpol is withholding comment on the possible killing of the White Widow during a gunfight between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces. …read more Source: The Sunday...

    Ukraine redeploys troops, fears new offensive
    Nov13

    Ukraine redeploys troops, fears new offensive

    Ukraine has said it was redeploying troops in the east because of fears that separatists will launch a new military offensive, despite Russia’s denials it has sent troops. …read more Source:...

    Russia’s economy grows by 0.7%
    Nov13

    Russia’s economy grows by 0.7%

    Russia’s economic growth rate slowed slightly in the third quarter as the economy struggled with Western sanctions and the crisis in Ukraine, official statistics published showed. ||| Moscow – Russia’s economic growth rate slowed slightly in the third quarter as the economy struggled with Western sanctions and the crisis in...

    White widow allegedly gunned down
    Nov13

    White widow allegedly gunned down

    Samantha Lewthwaite, nicknamed the ‘White Widow’, one of Britain’s most wanted people has reportedly been shot and killed in Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Oil below $80 for first time since 2010
    Nov13

    Oil below $80 for first time since 2010

    Oil fell below $80 (R895) a barrel for the first time since 2010, as more evidence of a slowdown in China’s resource-hungry economy chimed with OPEC warning of a substantial drop in demand next year. ||| London – Oil fell below $80 (R895) a barrel for the first time since 2010 on Thursday, as more evidence of a slowdown in...

    Malaysia ‘spends millions on plane searches’
    Nov13

    Malaysia ‘spends millions on plane searches’

    Malaysia has spent 33.46 million ringgit to date in the search and rescue operations for flights MH370 and MH17, says an official. ||| Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia has spent 33.46 million ringgit (10 million dollars) to date in the search and rescue operations after two tragedies hit its national airline this year, an official said on...

    MH17 crash probe extended
    Nov13

    MH17 crash probe extended

    The international investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 will continue until August next year. ||| Brisbane – The international probe into the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine will be extended for nine months, Australia said on Thursday.Justice Minister Michael Keenan said the joint investigation team...

    Cabin crew member fired for ‘abuse’
    Nov13

    Cabin crew member fired for ‘abuse’

    Malaysia Airlines has sacked a steward for allegedly sexually assaulting a passenger. ||| Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia Airlines has sacked a steward for allegedly sexually assaulting a passenger who was scared of flying with the disaster-prone airline before any hearing into the incident had taken place, a union body said on Thursday.The crew...

    ECB warned growth to be lower than forecast
    Nov13

    ECB warned growth to be lower than forecast

    A large group of professional forecasters cut their outlook for euro zone inflation and growth, underlining a trend that could prompt the European Central Bank to take more policy action to kick-start the region’s flagging economy. ||| Frankfurt – A large group of professional forecasters cut their outlook for euro zone inflation and...

    White Widow killed by sniper?
    Nov13

    White Widow killed by sniper?

    One of the world’s most wanted terrorists, Samantha Lewthwaite, has reportedly been shot dead in Ukraine by a Russian sniper. …read more Source:...

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