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Pistorius Banned By International Paralympic Committee – Latest Summary

The International Paralympic Committe announced on Tuesday that Oscar Pistorius has been banned for five years from competing in any IPC event. This announcement follows Oscar Pistorius sentencing to five years in prison for the culpable homicide of the his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. He will not be allowed to compete […]

Oscar Pistorius – Latest News Summary

South African hero and paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Last month, he was aquitted of murder but found guilty of culpable homicide (or manslaughter) by the court. He was also sentenced to three years […]

Kesha’s Rape Allegation Against Producer

Kesha’s Rape Allegation Against Producer

United States pop star Kesha, with hits like ‘Tik Tok’ and ‘We R who we R’ has accused her producer Dr Luke, 41 of sexual and emotional abuse. Kesha, 27 filed court papers which allege that the producer whose real name is Lukasz Gottwald, had over a two-year period made […]

New Ebola Case In The US

A nurse in Dallas in the United Sates who cared for the deceased Ebola patient from Liberia, Thomas Eric Duncan, has tested positive for the disease. The nurse based at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital where Mr Duncan died has said that she wore appropriate protective gear and followed the […]

Mexico Captures Drug Cartel Leader

Mexican federal authorities have arrested Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, 51 the alleged leader of the Juarez drug cartel based in the city of Ciudad Juarez. Mr Fuentes was taken into custody with his bodyguard at a checkpoint in the northern city of Torreon without a shot being fired. Mexican authorities say […]

Morales Declares Victory In Bolivia Election

Evo Morales has declared victory in Bolivia’s presidential election. Although the official results have not been announced yet, national polls show the incumbent Morales in the lead with 61% of the votes. Morales is seeking a third mandate and if his election is confirmed then it means that he would […]

Oscar Pistorius To Be Sentenced

‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius arrived in court in Johannesburg on Monday to face Judge Thokozile Masipe again for sentencing. In her judgement last month Judge Masipe ruled out murder but found Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide (or manslaughter). The guilty verdict means that Pistorius faces anything from community service to […]

US Strategy Against ISIS Is Failing

It appears the United States strategy of bombing the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in order to degrade and destroy the group in Iraq and Syria is not working. In Syria, the group has almost surrounded the strategic Kurdish Syrian city of Kobani in spite of air strikes by […]

Ebola Screening At UK Airports

The government of the United Kingdom has decided to introduce screening for Ebola at international airports. In the past senior government figures, including the prime minister have said that it was not necessary to introduce screening of passengers at the UK’s airports. It now seems that the government has changed […]

US Steps Up Ebola Checks

The United States has announced that Ebola screening at airports is to be expanded. This follows the latest case involving a sheriff’s deputy who entered the Dallas apartment of Ebola victim Eric Duncan without protective clothing. The law officer was  exhibiting symptoms of Ebola and has now been taken to […]