Monthly Archives: October 2014

Boko Haram kidnaps 30 in northeast Nigeria

Boko Haram kidnaps 30 in northeast Nigeria

Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped at least 30 boys and girls from a village in northeast Nigeria during the weekend. The abductions appear to be the latest in a string of recent kidnappings by Boko Haram that dims hope for the ...

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President Dilma Rousseff wins re-election in Brazil

President Dilma Rousseff wins re-election in Brazil

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff won a hotly contested runoff election on Sunday. With more than 99% of votes counted, the incumbent Rousseff had 51.59% of the vote, according to official results. Opposition candidate Aecio Neves garnered 48.41%. Neves said he ...

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TVNZ Pacific presenter upbeat on outsourcing

TVNZ Pacific presenter upbeat on outsourcing

A presenter for Television New Zealand’s Tagata Pasifika says the company’s decision to outsource their production could be a good opportunity for the programme. Last week TVNZ announced that their Maori and Pacific Islands shows will be produced by private ...

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Samoa PM says Samoa media like News of the World

Samoa PM says Samoa media like News of the World

Samoa’s Prime Minister has compared some of the tactics used by Samoa’s media to the now-defunct British tabloid, News of the World, in an address to Parliament. At the second reading of his proposed media bill, which would enact a ...

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Brazilian stocks take beating after election

Brazilian stocks take beating after election

Make that Caipirinha a double today if you invest in Brazil. Brazilian stocks plummeted Monday after President Dilma Rousseff narrowly won a re-election against Aecio Neves, a pro-business candidate that many in the investment community hoped could lift the country ...

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Police: Ottawa gunman made video of himself prior to attack

Police: Ottawa gunman made video of himself prior to attack

The gunman responsible for the terrorist attack in Ottawa last week was “driven by ideological and political motives” and made a video of himself, police said Sunday. Authorities have previously identified the gunman as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. He opened fire Wednesday ...

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Tinian resort to break ground next year

Tinian resort to break ground next year

A Macau-based company is waiting on clearance from the Northern Marianas government to start building its resort and casino on Tinian next year. Alter City Group is planning to start phase one of the $360-million US dollar project as early ...

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Washington school shooting claims another victim

Washington school shooting claims another victim

One of four students injured when a freshman opened fire in a Washington high school cafeteria has died, bringing the death toll to two. Three others remain hospitalized from the Friday shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. Gia Soriano, 14, who ...

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Sharon Smith-Johns resigns from Government

Sharon Smith-Johns resigns from Government

Fiji’s Permanent Secretary for Information Sharon Smith-Johns is leaving the Government after more than four years in the position. Her resignation was announced by the Attorney General and Minister responsible for Information, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum. He thanked Smith-Johns for her service ...

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