Wednesday 4 March 2015

Eight dead in door-to-door shooting spree in US

A man armed with a handgun went on a house-to-house shooting spree in a rural town in the US state of Missouri, killing seven relatives and neighbours before taking his own life, officials said on Friday. All of those killed by the gunman, identified as Joseph Aldridge, 36, lived


Iran, world powers to hold nuclear talks on March 5

Senior officials from Iran and six powers negotiating with Tehran over its nuclear programme will hold more talks in Montreux, Switzerland on March 5, the European Union said on Friday. The talks between political directors will be preceded by a series of bilateral meetings, EU s


Gold down on strong shares, set for biggest monthly loss

Gold edged down on Friday and was heading for its biggest monthly loss since September as European shares traded near seven-year highs and upbeat US data supported expectations of a rate hike by the Federal Reserve this year. Gold has fallen more than seven per cent from a five-m


Bomb attacks kill at least 23 in north, central Nigeria

Boko Haram bombers killed 23 people on Thursday (February 26), authorities said, as the Islamist insurgents fight back against a military offensive launched by Nigeria and three neighbouring countries. A suicide bomber at a bus station in Biu, a town in northeastern Borno state,


US inflation falls on lower petrol prices

US consumer prices fell over the past year for the first time since 2009 as gasoline prices continued to tumble, which could allow a cautious Federal Reserve more room to hold off on raising interest rates. Other data on Thursday showed a rebound in business investment spending p


BBC names ‘Jihadi John’ suspect in IS beheadings

The BBC said on Thursday it had learned that the "Jihadi John" suspect who has featured in several Islamic State beheading videos is Mohammed Emwazi from London. Earlier, the Washington Post newspaper had also identified Emwazi and said he was a Briton from a well-to-do


Oil dips toward $61 as US crude stocks weigh

Brent crude fell towards $61 on Thursday, reversing previous gains as a bulging US crude stockpiles offset glimpses of an oil demand recovery. Both Brent and US crude recorded their largest percentage gains in nearly two weeks at Wednesday's settlement, closing more than 30 p


Yemen ex-president amassed $60bn: UN report

Yemeni ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh is suspected of corruptly amassing as much as $60 billion, equivalent to Yemen's annual GDP, during his long rule, and colluding in a militia takeover last year, UN-appointed investigators have told the Security Council. The report by th

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