UK TAKES ACTION TO BAN TWO RIGHT-WING TERRORIST GROUPS

Tue 25 February 2020: The U.K. took steps Monday in parliament to make membership in two right-wing terrorist groups illegal. In a statement, the government said it will proscribe Sonnenkrieg Division (SKD) as well as System Resistance Network, an alias of the already banned right-wing group National Action. “As part of the order to proscribe […]

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25 FEBRUARY: WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY?

138 – The Roman emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor.[1] 628 – Khosrow II, the last great king of the Sasanian Empire, is overthrown by his son Kavadh II. 1336 – Four thousand defenders of Pilėnai commit mass suicide rather than be taken captive by the Teutonic Knights. 1797 – Colonel William Tate and his force of 1000–1500 soldiers surrender after the Last invasion of Britain. 1831 – Battle of […]

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AFRICAN HEALTH SYSTEMS IS ILL-EQUIPPED TO RESPOND CORONAVIRUS, WHO SAYS

Tue 25 February 2020: The World Health Organisation has warned that African health systems would be ill-equipped to respond to the rapid COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak should cases start to proliferate on the continent, even as it pledged to support African countries on joint preparedness and response strategy. The Director-General of the WHO, Dr. Tedros Adhanom,  […]

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VIRUS MAY KILL MILLIONS OF SMALL FIRMS IN CHINA, SURVEY SHOWS

Tue 25 February 2020: As China’s economy struggles with the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic that has infected more than 75,000 people worldwide, millions of companies across the country are in a race against the clock to stay afloat, Bloomberg reported Sunday. The government has asked banks to offer more credit for an economy […]

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9 ASSAD REGIME FIGHTERS KILLED AS TURKISH-BACKED SNA CAPTURES SYRIAN VILLAGE NAIRAB

FILE PHOTO Tue 25 February 2020: Nine Assad regime fighters were killed in Turkish shelling in northwest Syria, where Ankara-backed opposition fighters are fighting off advancing regime forces, a monitor said. Syrian regime forces have since December clawed back parts of the last major opposition bastion of Idlib in violence that has displaced almost a […]

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ARCTIC ‘DOOMSDAY VAULT’ STOCKS UP ON MORE FOOD SEEDS

Tue 25 February 2020: An Arctic “doomsday vault” is set Tuesday to receive 60,000 samples of seeds from around the world as the biggest global crop reserve stocks up for a global catastrophe. The seeds are to be deposited in the vault inside a mountain near Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen Island in Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, about […]

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HUAWEI LAUNCHES MATE XS FOLDABLE SMARTPHONE WITH BETTER SCREEN

Tue 25 February 2020: (REUTERS) Huawei unveiled an upgrade to its folding smartphone on Monday, with a more robust and higher quality display that it hopes will persuade consumers to switch to the new design. The new Mate XS comes a year after the Chinese tech giant showed off its first folding phone, which had […]

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