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73 Killed, 110 Injured After Fuel Tanker Explodes in Mozambique

Written by | November 19, 2016 | 0
A fuel tanker exploded in northern Mozambique as residents gathered around to buy fuel from the driver on Thursday, killing 73 people and injuring 110 others, Mozambican media reported. Dozens of charred bodies were scattered around the blast site in the town of Caphiridzange in Tete province, and government officials believed more bodies might be in surrounding woods, Radio Mozambique reported. Some badly burned people had tried to run into a nearby river, the radio said. ALSO READ: A Fragile Ceasefire Holds in Syria, but Millions Still Wait for Aid A truck driver from neighboring Malawi had turned off the main road to sell fuel to local residents, who were gathered around the vehicle when the fuel caught fire, according to Radio Mozambique.Medical teams rushed to the scene of the accident,

Proximus runs tests of 5G internet

Written by | November 16, 2016 | 0
State-owned telecoms company Proximus has begun testing the next generation of super-fast mobile internet. The tests of the 5G system took place earlier this week in Antwerp, but the company has said it will concentrate in future on Brussels. The new 5G offers speeds up to 100 times faster than the current 4G – as much as 70 GB a second – the equivalent of an entire high-definition film in a matter of seconds. The advance is needed, according to head of technology Geert Standaert, because of the enormous growth in demand for mobile internet. Smartphones have become the norm as providers offer deep discounts in return for payment plans. And in the near future, with the so-called Internet of Things, apparatus like security cameras, home heating systems and self-driving

Trump Beats Clinton To Take White House By BBC

Written by | November 9, 2016 | 0
Donald Trump will become the 45th US president after a stunning victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton, the Associated Press news agency reports. The Republican nominee’s projected victory came down to a handful of key swing states, despite months of polling that favoured Mrs Clinton. The battlegrounds of Florida, Ohio and North Carolina cleared the way for his Brexit-style upset. Global markets plummeted, with the Dow set to open 800 points down. Mr Trump’s projected victory in Wisconsin put him over the 270 out of 538 electoral college votes needed to win the White House. The US president-elect took to the stage at his victory rally in New York and said: “I just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us on our victory.” “It is time for us to come together as one

Trump In Victory: ‘It Is Time For Us To Come Together’ By CNN

Written by | November 9, 2016 | 0
Donald Trump promised to work to “bind the wounds of division” and bring Americans together as the next president of the United States as he claimed victory in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. “I say it is time for us to come together as one united people,” said Trump, marking the end of the divisive and intensely vitriolic 2016 presidential election. “I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans and this is so important to me.” Trump began that process by congratulating his opponent Hillary Clinton on her “very, very hard-fought campaign” and said Americans “owe her a major debt of gratitude” for her decades of public service. He said Clinton called him to concede the race and to congratulate Trump on his victory. Trump emerged on

Poll Roundup: Clinton Has The Edge One Day Before Elections

Written by | November 9, 2016 | 0
The race is extremely close but Hillary Clinton appeared to have a slight edge over Donald Trump in a series of final polls released just one day before Election Day. A CBS News poll had Clinton ahead of Trump by 4 points nationally, 45%-41%. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson had 5% and Green Party candidate Jill Stein had 2%. In a two-way race Clinton led by the same margin, 47%-43%. The ABC News/Washington Post daily tracking poll had Clinton at 47%, Trump at 43% on the final day. Johnson had 4% and Stein had 2%. Clinton led by the same margin in a two-way race, 49%-45%. A Bloomberg News poll found that Clinton led Trump by 3 points in both four and two-way races. When the two faced off one-on-one Clinton led 46%-43%. And when third-party candidates were tallied Clinton had a 44% share of

Tennis: Murray crowned king by ATP

Written by | November 9, 2016 | 0
The ATP on Monday crowned Andy Murray king of the tennis world but the Scot must now plot how to stop Novak Djokovic grabbing back the number one place at the Tour Finals. The 29-year-old Murray — the oldest player to become number one for the first time — won the Paris Masters on Sunday and immediately headed back to London to prepare for the finals. “It might only be for one week. So I might as well try and enjoy it because I could lose it at the Tour Finals and never be there again,” said Murray. Murray, who beat American John Isner 6-3, 6-7 (4/7), 6-4 in Paris for his eighth tournament win of the year and fourth in a row, should be top for at least two weeks. Murray is 405 points above Djokovic in the new rankings. The Serb — who had been number one for 122

America’s Trump Problem

Written by | October 25, 2016 | 0
Donald trump poses a real problem for the United States. For hardly ever has there been a candidate nominated for the presidency by one of America’s major parties – the Democrats and the Republicans – who states openly that the election in which he’s running will be “rigged” and that he will only “accept” the result if hewins. In actual fact, such a declaration ought to be treasonable, for American democracy depends on the candidates agreeing to accept election results. Germane to the “result”, of course, is the court process, which allows candidates to challenge in court, aspects of the election that, according to them, breached the electoral laws. To mount a legal challenge in court implies that one has accepted the “partial result” but is pursuing the normal

Woman aged 102 ‘arrested’ by police

Written by | October 6, 2016 | 0
A 102-year-old Missouri woman was “arrested” for the first time in her life and charged with living life to the fullest. Edie Simms crossed one more thing off of her bucket list when St. Louis cops slapped handcuffs on her and took her for a ride in the back of a police cruiser. Simms originally wanted to ride in a hot air balloon for her 102nd birthday, but when that fell through, officers who know her through her work at a local senior center, asked if she would take a ride in a police car. “I mentioned the idea for someone to ask her,” said Sgt. John McLaughlin told InsideEdition.com “She said she would love that but she wants to be handcuffed.” On the day she was “busted,” officers wrote up a mock arrest warrant for Simms and announced she was under arrest. “We announced

France arrests Belgian police in migrant border row

Written by | September 23, 2016 | 0
Two Belgian policemen have been questioned by their French counterparts after they were caught with 13 illegal immigrants in their car. The officers said they felt sorry for the migrants, who were found in a lorry in Belgium, and offered to give them a lift to the border. But they strayed into France, where they were arrested and questioned. The incident sparked a diplomatic spat, with France’s interior minister summoning the Belgian ambassador. Bernard Cazeneuve had a “frank and clear” meeting with the Belgian ambassador, according to French officials, and expressed his disquiet at what had happened. France strongly condemned the officers’ action which “does not conform to the normal work practices agreed between France and Belgium”. ‘Four hours of

Washington Post Promptly Declares Hillary’s Health ‘Real Issue’ After Calling it ‘Conspiracy’

Written by | September 12, 2016 | 0
Chris Cillizza, an author at the Washington Post’s “The Fix” blog, abruptly changed course and admitted that concerns about Hillary Clinton’s health are “a real issue in the presidential campaign” — after spending much of the week criticizing this narrative as a “conspiracy theory.” On Tuesday, Cillizza concern trolled Donald Trump, saying that it would hurt his campaign to question Clinton’s health. The day after she suffered a four-minute coughing and choking episode, Cillizza’s headline blared: “Can we just stop talking about Hillary Clinton’s health now?” What Trump cannot — or, at least, should not — do is continue to engage with these wacky theories that emerge out of the fever swamps on the very fringe of the conservative movement. Every single person