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  1. Highway 72 widening to resume in springFri, 21 Nov 2014 09:08:06 GMT
    The four-laning of Hwy. 72 in Madison County is scheduled to resume in early 2015. More...
  2. Gwinnett Teacher of the Year Surprised with Proclamation at SchoolFri, 21 Nov 2014 01:43:52 GMT
    Gwinnett Teacher of the Year Dr. Sharon Smith was surprised with a proclamation from the city Monday as Councilperson Barbara A. Bender hand delivered it to her classroom at Brookwood Elementary School. Also in attendance were Cheri Carter, principal of Brookwood Elementary School and Perry Roberts, executive director of Institutional Development at Gwinnett Technical College who was acting Principal for a Following the presentation, Carter invited Bender to visit the fourth grade classroom of Jeane Sammons. More...
  3. Ideation Symposium to Launch Entrepreneurial High School StudentsWed, 19 Nov 2014 22:45:53 GMT
    In an effort to increase the entrepreneurial spirit of the city's youth, a Global Entrepreneurship Week Ideation Symposium event will take place Wednesday. The event will run from 10:10 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. in the auditorium at South Gwinnett High School and will help young business hopefuls from South Gwinnett, Brookwood, Central Gwinnett and Mill Creek high schools. More...
  4. Ideation Symposium to Launch Entrepreneurial High School StudentsWed, 19 Nov 2014 20:08:14 GMT
    In an effort to increase the entrepreneurial spirit of the city's youth, a Global Entrepreneurship Week Ideation Symposium event will take place Wednesday. The event will run from 10:10 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. in the auditorium at South Gwinnett High School and will help young business hopefuls from South Gwinnett, Brookwood, Central Gwinnett and Mill Creek high schools. More...
  5. Ideation Symposium to Launch Entrepreneurial High School StudentsWed, 19 Nov 2014 17:32:27 GMT
    In an effort to increase the entrepreneurial spirit of the city's youth, a Global Entrepreneurship Week Ideation Symposium event will take place Wednesday. The event will run from 10:10 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. in the auditorium at South Gwinnett High School and will help young business hopefuls from South Gwinnett, Brookwood, Central Gwinnett and Mill Creek high schools. More...
  6. Happy Veteran's Day Wed, 12 Nov 2014 02:02:05 GMT
    As a national news editor for many media outlets around the world, I decided to share Veteran'S Day with my great friend and leader of Snellville, Georgia . Mr. Tom Witts , He is the Pro Tem Mayor of our great city, today. More...
Local News
  1. Ask Jim's Hard Drive Recovery Service---if you need a new computerTue, 18 Nov 2014 17:38:38 EST
    By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor,Hard drive data recovery is possible on nearly every type of computer system. Generally, hard drives fail or are inaccessible due to one of two common reasons:Physical Crash: When a hard drive is making ticking or scratching noises due to old or worn out parts it can lose the data contained within. More...
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  2. Career Connections Exhibition connects middle schoolers to career interestsThu, 13 Nov 2014 20:14:49 EST
    Gwinnett County Public Schools will hold its first Career ConnectionsExhibition at the Gwinnett Center on Friday, November 14, 2014, from 10a.m.until 1 p.m. More...
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  3. Do You Love Fresh Lobster ?Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:42:00 EST
    There's a new food fest in town! Atlanta Lobster Festival is coming to Candler Park on Sunday, November 2nd from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and is sure to provide the ultimate in seafood delicacies... More...
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  4. What makes waitresses cry? No tip...Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:40:44 EST
    By Tricia Bailey, OurTown National News Editor, Whose fault is this ? How did it get this way? Most Americans are unaware of the unfair wages of servers, especially women who are sexually exploited and abused and have to deal with low wages and solely rely on tips for their living expenses. More...
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  5. American Patriots UniteMon, 13 Oct 2014 14:22:01 EST
    By Deb Howard, OurTown National News Editor, In times like these, its even hard to hide behind a rock, when the rock is owned by China. There is a call to arm, just like the minutemen at the start of our country's revolution. American Patriots are needed now. There are needed like then, just to represent themselves.... More...
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  6. How Southern Barter Club can help businesses succeed Now!Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:42:23 EST
    By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Bartering is a very valuable and much needed asset for businesses of any size. Bartering is essential for our economy to survive in these tough times, especially for retailers of all types, both online and brick and mortar.In this era of America's slow economy, business confusion and lack of financial support, successful business owners are returning to one of the oldest ways of doing business. Recently, bartering ... More...
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  7. Gwinnett County Teacher of the YearSun, 12 Oct 2014 00:02:53 EST
    Teacher of the Year:Gwinnett search committee narrows down search to six finalistsSix Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) More...
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  8. Norcross Cultural Center Offers Great Independant Film Makers a Nest to RoostSat, 11 Oct 2014 14:26:26 EST
    "Christmas Wedding Baby" - written, directed and produced by Kiara C. Jones (New York, USA)Starring: Lisa Arrindell Anderson, Maria Howell, Kimberley Drummond, Frances Turner, Sawandi Wilson, Stephen Hill, Jason Vendryes, Maba Ba, Rita Manyette, Cindy Hogan, Bernie Ask, Nicole Maahs, Ellease Aponite, Jon Fine, AnnaMarie Brown, Micah Austin and Tad Jennings. More...
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  1. Featured Furkid: Bad BoyWed, 26 Nov 2014 13:59:33 +0000
    Every day there are thousands of homeless pets in shelters in metro Atlanta who all have the same wish - a forever home. They are dreaming of waking up in a home where they are loved and cherished and are... More...
  2. Hope or despair, the choice is yours.Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:07:33 +0000
    Wednesday, November 26, 2014: Today the Moon is Void-of-course (10:30 am -2:23 pm) in Capricorn. Making the morning and early afternoon a good time to solve problems by allowing yourself to be led to the right... More...
  3. Rheumatoid Arthritis: Causes, Symptoms and TreatmentsWed, 26 Nov 2014 10:21:44 +0000
    IntroductionAs people, from time to time, we get to suffer from all kinds of diseases. One such disease that can affect one is Rheumatoid Arthritis. In worst situations, a person's body part can be rendered completely unusable. Read... More...
  4. If I knew then what I know now: 5 things married Christian women now understand Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:48:55 +0000
    “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:26Why is it that so many times it takes heartache, pain, confusion and disappointment for us to learn? And sometimes we... More...
  5. Coldplay releases Ghost Stories Live 2014Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:20:40 +0000
    Ghost Stories Live 2014, Coldplay's new album and concert film, was released yesterday. This marks the band's 4th live record release, the Courier-Journal reports. Filmed by Grammy-nominated music film director Paul Dugdale... More...
  6. Dirty Dancing at the Fox Debuts to Appreciative AudienceWed, 26 Nov 2014 04:13:04 +0000
    Dirty Dancing debuted at the Fox Theatre tonight as part of the Broadway in Atlanta series. And it turned an ordinary Tuesday night into a hip-shaking holiday. Dirty Dancing is the type of musical that doesn't take... More...
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  1. Russia's Putin holds talks with Syrian foreign ministerWed, 26 Nov 2014 10:50:39 -0500
    SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin met Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi for talks on Wednesday, the Kremlin said. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin and Moualem were discussing "bilateral relations", declining further comment. Moualem's two-day visit to Russia, a key ally of President Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian conflict, appears to be the latest move in a renewed diplomatic effort by Moscow to restart peace talks aimed at seeking a solution to the Syria crisis. ... More...
  2. US new home sales up 0.7 percent in OctoberWed, 26 Nov 2014 10:45:23 -0500
    WASHINGTON (AP) Sales of new U.S. homes edged up modestly in October, led by a big jump in activity in the Midwest. More...
  3. EU watchdogs to apply 'right to be forgotten' rule on Web worldwideWed, 26 Nov 2014 10:42:06 -0500
    By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European privacy regulators want Internet search engines such as Google and Microsoft's Bing to scrub results globally, not just in Europe, when people invoke their "right to be forgotten" as ruled by an EU court. The European Union's privacy watchdogs agreed on a set of guidelines on Wednesday to help them implement a ruling from Europe's supreme court that gives people the right to ask search engines to remove personal information that is "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant". ... More...
  4. U.S. consumer, business spending data point to slowing growthWed, 26 Nov 2014 10:37:29 -0500
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending rose modestly in October and a key measure of business spending plans fell for a second straight month, suggesting some slowing in the pace of economic growth. More...
  5. Ginsburg has surgery for coronary blockageWed, 26 Nov 2014 10:34:04 -0500
    WASHINGTON (AP) Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had surgery to place a stent in her right coronary artery. More...
  6. Saudis suggest no need for OPEC output cutWed, 26 Nov 2014 10:29:02 -0500
    VIENNA (AP) Saudi Arabia's oil minister is suggesting there is no need for OPEC to cut output despite a major fall in prices that has some other cartel members hurting. More...
  7. Russian troops giving 'backbone' to Ukraine rebels: NATO commanderWed, 26 Nov 2014 10:28:33 -0500
    KIEV (Reuters) - Russian forces are still operating in eastern Ukraine, providing the backbone of separatist rebels fighting the Kiev government, NATO's top military commander said on Wednesday after talks with Ukrainian leaders. U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove, visiting Kiev as head of U.S. forces in Europe, said Russia's "militarization" of the Crimea peninsula it annexed from Ukraine in March meant Moscow could exert influence over almost the entire Black Sea region. ... More...
  8. Lack of coal may bring Ukraine to its knees this winterWed, 26 Nov 2014 10:28:33 -0500
    By Nina Chestney and Barbara Lewis LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A shortage of coal, rather than gas, is likely to plunge Ukraine into freezing darkness this winter as conflict in its east seals off supplies that used to make it self sufficient. Kiev has said any hopes it had of Russian coal coming to the rescue were dashed when Moscow suspended exports. Ukraine has declared a state of emergency in its electricity market and blackouts are imminent unless it can import coal, analysts and industry officials say. ... More...
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U.S. Banking News
  1. Greek bailout talks resume in ParisWed, 26 Nov 2014 01:14:34 GMT
    " Greece resumed negotiations in Paris with bailout inspectors on Tuesday, as officials in Athens said the country would seek a more gradual exit from the massive rescue program than previously hoped. Greek Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis started the weeks-delayed talks with representatives from the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund. More...
  2. U.S. households confident, borrowing moreTue, 25 Nov 2014 21:07:41 GMT
    Americans are slowly but steadily borrowing more money, bringing to an end a five-year effort to cut household debt that has slowed consumer spending and the economy. Total household debt increased $78 billion in the July-September quarter to $11.7 trillion, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Tuesday. More...
  3. More-confident US households step up borrowingTue, 25 Nov 2014 16:58:06 GMT
    Americans are slowly but steadily borrowing more money, bringing to an end a five-year effort to cut household debt that has slowed consumer spending and the economy. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says total household debt increased $78 billion in the July-September quarter to $11.7 trillion, led by rising mortgage and auto loans. More...
  4. Faith groups line up in opposition to Bank of America's CEO/chairmanTue, 25 Nov 2014 13:48:23 GMT
    The Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, a Catholic convent in New Jersey, has filed a proposal with Bank of America Corp., asking the Charlotte-based bank to reverse its recent reversal and once again split the roles of the bank's chairman and CEO, according to The Wall Street Journal . Earlier this year, BofA's board of directors voted to make CEO Brian Moynihan its board chairman in addition to his CEO duties. More...
  5. Eurozone's largest bank Santander names new CEOTue, 25 Nov 2014 12:48:30 GMT
    Spain's Banco Santander, the eurozone's largest bank, has named Jose Antonio Alvarez as its new chief executive officer. The move comes just over a month after Ana Botin took over as chair of the bank after the death of her father, former chairman Emilio Botin. More...
  6. RBA study probes risky loansTue, 25 Nov 2014 08:28:55 GMT
    A study by Reserve Bank of Australia researchers urges both lenders and regulators to keep their eyes open to prevent borrowers from getting into trouble. The findings of the paper were the views of its authors, Matthew Read, Chris Stewart and Gianni La Cava, rather than the official position of the RBA. More...
  7. Exclusive - U.S. prosecutors to interview London FX traders: sourcesTue, 25 Nov 2014 08:28:54 GMT
    U.S. prosecutors will travel to London in the coming weeks to interview traders about currency market manipulation, the latest sign that authorities are closer to filing criminal charges stemming from the long-running probe, sources told Reuters. Officials from the U.S. Department of Justice will interview current or former employees at HSBC Holdings plc, among other banks, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. More...
  8. Most actively traded companies on the TSXTue, 25 Nov 2014 05:19:15 GMT
    Bombardier Inc. . Aerospace, rail equipment. Down two cents, or 0.47 per cent, to $4.26 on 5.9 million shares. More...
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  1. Oklahoma fights back after feds pull education funding over Common CoreWed, 26 Nov 2014 19:22:27 GMT
    Oklahoma is taking on Washington after federal officials nixed waivers of education requirements that would cost the Sooner State as much as $165 million - all as a result of Oklahoma opting out of Common Core. More...
  2. Police: Hospital let nursing assistant keep working after patient reported being raped by himWed, 26 Nov 2014 14:46:40 GMT
    Connecticut police say a hospital allowed a nursing assistant to continue working there for three months after a patient reported being raped by him. More...
  3. US consumer sentiment rises to new 7-year high on greater optimism about income, spendingWed, 26 Nov 2014 14:32:13 GMT
    Greater optimism about income growth and future spending pushed U.S. consumer sentiment to a fresh 7-year high in November. More...
  4. State police: Man scammed stay at posh Pennsylvania resort by pretending to be doctorWed, 26 Nov 2014 14:30:59 GMT
    Pennsylvania State Police say a Michigan man has been jailed on charges he stayed at a posh southwestern Pennsylvania resort by pretending to be a doctor. More...
  5. Man paralyzed by Pittsburgh police shooting pushing DA to speed up decision on retrialWed, 26 Nov 2014 14:16:57 GMT
    Attorneys for a man paralyzed by a Pittsburgh officer say his life is being endangered by a prosecutor's delay in deciding whether to retry him on some counts. More...
  6. 21 dolls on bamboo stakes found in Alabama swampWed, 26 Nov 2014 14:15:35 GMT
    Twenty-one dolls on bamboo stakes have been found in an Alabama swamp. More...
  7. Dispute over 9-point buck settled with coin flip in WisconsinWed, 26 Nov 2014 14:05:47 GMT
    A dispute over a nine-point buck in Wisconsin was settled with a coin flip. More...
  8. Signed contracts to buy homes fall 1.1 percent in OctoberWed, 26 Nov 2014 14:05:17 GMT
    The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes fell slightly in October as tight credit and lagging wages remained financial hurdles for would-be homebuyers. More...
  9. Guard reinforcements help contain damage from latest Ferguson protests; Wilson breaks silenceWed, 26 Nov 2014 14:00:55 GMT
    National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown. More...
  1. Harley Pasternak's Healthy Holiday Gift IdeasWed, 26 Nov 2014 10:45:00 EST
    The celebrity trainer makes picking presents for your fitness-savvy friends a breeze More...
  2. Kim Kardashian's Bare Butt Photo & Taylor Swift's 1989 as Rice Krispies TreatsWed, 26 Nov 2014 10:15:00 EST
    Snap, crackle and pop! These sweet replicas are spot on More...
  3. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Brandi Glanville & Kim Richards Go Undercover to Stalk an ExWed, 26 Nov 2014 09:30:00 EST
    "Why am I in the bushes with Kim Richards?" Glanville asks as the two have a stakeout More...
  4. Lorde Tells How She and Taylor Swift Became BFFs (VIDEO)Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:50:00 EST
    The process involved flowers and Shake Shack More...
  5. Anthony Carbajal, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Viral Star, Shares Touching Wedding PhotosWed, 26 Nov 2014 08:30:00 EST
    The 26-year-old (who has been diagnosed with the disease) marries his girlfriend Laarne Palec More...
  6. How Teresa Giudice Will Spend Her Last Thanksgiving Before PrisonWed, 26 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST
    The Real Housewives of New Jersey star is trying to keep life as "normal" as possible for her daughters before she turns herself in on Jan. 5 More...
  7. The Voice's Top 8 Is RevealedWed, 26 Nov 2014 07:40:00 EST
    Team Adam Levine has a huge night, while Team Gwen Stefani saw two of its three singers in the bottom three More...
  8. Thanksgiving Break in Bikinis! Katy Perry, Kimberly Perry & More in Sexy SwimwearWed, 26 Nov 2014 07:30:00 EST
    Forget going home for the holidays: These stars are jetting off to somewhere warm and fabulous More...
  9. Proof That Kaley Cuoco Is a Party Planner Extraordinaire (PHOTOS)Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:30:00 EST
    Ice sculptures! Mermaids! Custom cakes! See why The Big Bang Theory actress's parties are always a bang-up job More...
  10. Taylor Swift: I Don't Dress for Guys, I Dress to Impress My BFFs!Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:00:00 EST
    The star shares her current fashion philosophy and more More...
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  1. Harley Pasternak's Healthy Holiday Gift IdeasWed, 26 Nov 2014 10:45:00 EST
    The celebrity trainer makes picking presents for your fitness-savvy friends a breeze More...
  2. Kim Kardashian's Bare Butt Photo & Taylor Swift's 1989 as Rice Krispies TreatsWed, 26 Nov 2014 10:15:00 EST
    Snap, crackle and pop! These sweet replicas are spot on More...
  3. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Brandi Glanville & Kim Richards Go Undercover to Stalk an ExWed, 26 Nov 2014 09:30:00 EST
    "Why am I in the bushes with Kim Richards?" Glanville asks as the two have a stakeout More...
  4. Lorde Tells How She and Taylor Swift Became BFFs (VIDEO)Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:50:00 EST
    The process involved flowers and Shake Shack More...
  5. Anthony Carbajal, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Viral Star, Shares Touching Wedding PhotosWed, 26 Nov 2014 08:30:00 EST
    The 26-year-old (who has been diagnosed with the disease) marries his girlfriend Laarne Palec More...
  6. How Teresa Giudice Will Spend Her Last Thanksgiving Before PrisonWed, 26 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST
    The Real Housewives of New Jersey star is trying to keep life as "normal" as possible for her daughters before she turns herself in on Jan. 5 More...
  7. The Voice's Top 8 Is RevealedWed, 26 Nov 2014 07:40:00 EST
    Team Adam Levine has a huge night, while Team Gwen Stefani saw two of its three singers in the bottom three More...
  8. Thanksgiving Break in Bikinis! Katy Perry, Kimberly Perry & More in Sexy SwimwearWed, 26 Nov 2014 07:30:00 EST
    Forget going home for the holidays: These stars are jetting off to somewhere warm and fabulous More...
  9. Proof That Kaley Cuoco Is a Party Planner Extraordinaire (PHOTOS)Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:30:00 EST
    Ice sculptures! Mermaids! Custom cakes! See why The Big Bang Theory actress's parties are always a bang-up job More...
  10. Taylor Swift: I Don't Dress for Guys, I Dress to Impress My BFFs!Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:00:00 EST
    The star shares her current fashion philosophy and more More...
Music News
  1. Drake Says He Wrote Alicia Keys' 'Un-Thinkable' About Nicki MinajWed, 13 Oct 2010 16:09:56 EDT
    Drake confirms speculation that he wrote Alicia Keys' forbidden-love hit "Un-Thinkable" with Nicki Minaj in mind. More...
  2. Chuckie Says He's 'Excited' To Tour With Legendary Paul OakenfoldWed, 13 Oct 2010 16:09:56 EDT
    Dutch dance music DJ/producer Chuckie will join Paul Oakenfold's Facelift Tour, which kicked off last week. More...
  3. Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music Artists Push One Another, Common SaysWed, 13 Oct 2010 15:57:37 EDT
    G.O.O.D. Music members Common and Big Sean talk about how the competitive vibe of Kanye West's hip-hop collective inspires members to make their best music. More...
  4. Kings Of Leon's Come Around Sundown: Night MovesWed, 13 Oct 2010 15:20:19 EDT
    Kings of Leon are taking a victory lap with Come Around Sundown, the follow-up to their Grammy-winning breakthrough, in Bigger Than the Sound. More...
  5. Ke$ha Works On Her 'Psychic Abilities'Wed, 13 Oct 2010 14:51:26 EDT
    Ke$ha tells Seventeen touring spiritual healer helps her hone in on "psychic abilities" and center her chakras before every show. More...
Music News
  1. Garcia Marquez family explains archive decisionWed, 26 Nov 2014 03:49:11 GMT
    The family of Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez says the late Colombian novelist's archive was offered only to the University of Texas, which will be the materials' repository. In the letter dated Nov. 24, but delivered to The Associated Press on Tuesday by a Garcia Marquez assistant in Mexico City, the author's widow, Mercedes, and sons Rodrigo and Gonzalo wrote that his wish and theirs was to divide additional items between his native Colombia and his longtime home Mexico. More...
  2. 2 teen female bombers kill more than 40 in NigeriaTue, 25 Nov 2014 23:44:26 GMT
    The first detonated her bomb, killing three women. As rescuers rushed in, the second girl screamed and set off her explosives, killing dozens more, according to witnesses and authorities. More...
  3. Flesh-Eating Maggots Removed From Man's HeadTue, 25 Nov 2014 19:28:19 GMT
    What could possibly be worse than a tapeworm in the brain ? Maggots in the nose, possibly. The Independent recounts a horrific-sounding case out of Mumbai, India, where a man underwent a two-hour procedure to have 50 maggots taken out of his nose and sinuses. More...
  4. Two female suicide bombers kill 30 in NigeriaTue, 25 Nov 2014 15:13:32 GMT
    Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up Tuesday in a crowded market in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing at least 30 people, said witnesses and a security official. The two teenage girls dressed in full hijab entered the busy market and detonated their explosives, said Abba Aji Kalli, the Borno state coordinator of the Civilian-Joint Task Force. More...
  5. Two blasts hit Kabul, seven Afghan soldiers woundedTue, 25 Nov 2014 12:09:03 GMT
    KABUL: Two explosions shook the Afghan capital on Tuesday, leaving seven army officers wounded after a bomb attack on their bus, while a grenade blast in the diplomatic quarter caused no casualties but led to the arrest of a suspect, officials said. Kabul has suffered a growing number of bombings by the Taliban and other jihadist militants as foreign combat troops withdraw from a 13-year-long war, leaving behind a smaller support mission. More...