Twitter users in Turkey report that the social media site has been blocked in the country. Some users trying to open the twitter.com website are apparently being redirected to a statement by Turkey’s telecommunications regulator.
Doing at least two and a half hours of vigorous exercise each week cuts the chance of developing flu, new data suggests. Around 4,800 people took part in this year’s online Flu Survey, run by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Moderate exercise did not appear to have a protective effect, the researchers
The EU and US have announced travel bans and asset freezes against a number of officials from Russia and Ukraine. The moves follow Sunday’s referendum in Crimea, in which officials say 97% of voters backed breaking away from Ukraine and joining Russia. The individuals targeted by the sanctions are seen as having played a key […]
The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday called for investigation into the `needless deaths’ of some job seekers at some venues of job test of Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS). Not less than 19 people were reported dead among the over one million applicants on Saturday at some centres of the test for the NIS jobs.
Preliminary results in Sunday’s referendum on whether Ukraine’s Crimea region should join Russia or become an independent state show overwhelming support for Russia. With 75% percent of the ballots counted, close to 96% of voters want to become part of that country, according to the Crimean Electoral
Nigerian security forces, and members of a local vigilante killed at least 207 Boko Haram militants who launched a daring attack on a military barracks and other neighbourhoods of Maiduguri, Borno State, the vigilante group, known as the civilian-JTF, said Friday. Members of the civilian – JTF said they counted at least 207 corpses of […]
10 Job seekers among which majority are youths met their untimely death early Saturday at the venue of Nigerian Immigration Service job test,while many more sustained varying degrees of injury during a stampede at the National Stadium in Abuja, the venue of a recruitment test by the Nigeria Immigrations Service (NIS). Several thousands of job-seekers […]
A couple have auctioned their house after losing an 18 year battle to overturn an archaic law making them liable for church repairs. Andrew and Gail Wallbank became responsible for maintaining a 13th Century church in Aston Cantlow, Warks, when they inherited Glebe Farm in
Six Egyptian soldiers have been killed by gunmen at a checkpoint in the northern Cairo suburb of Shubra al-Khayma, state media reports. A security official said two bombs left behind by the attackers had been defused. The violence comes two days after another soldier was shot dead in an attack
Hundreds of militants today staged a multi-pronged attack on the city of Maiduguri, witnesses say. On entering the city, the attackers split into smaller groups – heading for the barracks, the university and an area where civil servants live.