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14Feb/15

At least 300 migrants feared dead trying to reach Europe from Africa

(Next Media Online) – At least 300 migrants are feared dead in Mediterranean waters after they tried to reach Europe from Africa, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
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14Feb/15

Clear bias against Qatar says Gulf state’s 2022 World Cup Committee chief

There has been a “clear bias” against Qatar in the wake of Michael Garcia’s FIFA report into the bidding process for the next two World Cups, says 2022 Committee chief Hassan Al Thawadi

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14Feb/15

Canadian police foil Valentine’s Day mass shooting plot

Canada (Next Media) – Canadian police said they acted on a tip provided by the public and intercepted a mass shooting plot on Valentine’s Day.
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14Feb/15

Small businesses in Equatorial Guinea count their profits after AFCON

Juan Obama won the African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea this month, not as a player for the champions Ivory Coast, but as a Taxi driver. Juan had his busiest and most profitable month ever.
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13Feb/15

Gunman kills three young Muslims in North Carolina, hate crime questions raised

A man has been arrested and charged with fatally shooting three young people near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill raising questions of whether the victims were targeted because they were Muslim.
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13Feb/15

NBA All Stars hold court before the big game

“Winning is everything,” says LeBron James ahead of the NBA All-Star game.
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13Feb/15

Obama, Apple CEO Tim Cook, speak at cybersecurity summit

U.S. President Barack Obama asks tech industry executives for closer cooperation in cybersecurity, as Apple CEO Tim Cook says abuses over digital privacy can be a matter of “life and death”.

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13Feb/15

Nigerian central bank chief pleads for calm as naira tumbles

Nigeria’s central bank chief insists that there is “no need to panic” about a slide in the currency, despite figures showing that the bank had burned through over 110 million U.S. dollars a day, whilst trying to defend the Naira.

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