South Sudan students survive red tape, to get financial assistance from Telangana CM’s fund

By VV Balakrishna  |  Express News Service  |   Published: 11th May 2017 | HYDERABAD: The state government has finally decided to come to the rescue of 64 students from South Sudan, who have been unable to get their scholarships from the war-torn country in the last six months. But not before a long battle on administrative bottlenecks and

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US-backed force seizes Syria’s Tabqa city, dam from IS

11 May, 2017 US-backed forces have seized the strategic city of Tabqa and its adjacent dam from the Islamic State militant group after weeks of fierce fighting. A US-backed alliance on Wednesday captured Syria’s Tabqa and its nearby dam from the Islamic State group, a day after Washington said it would arm the force’s Kurdish fighters. The

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Students in Sudan gather in solidarity with Palestinian hunger striker 

May 10, 2017  Dozens of Sudanese and Palestinian students and national union members held a sit-in outside the United Nations Headquarters in Khartoum yesterday in support of Palestinian hunger strikes which who are entering their 24th consecutive day. In a show of strength organised by the Palestinian embassy in Khartoum in cooperation with the Federation

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China’s success in Africa depends on peace in South Sudan

 Peter Biar Ajak 10 May 2017 In less than one week, Chinese president Xi Jinping will convene a summit of roughly 30 global leaders to discuss what is arguably China’s most ambitious economic project to date: “One Belt, One Road” (Obor). The project’s two main initiatives – the “Silk Road Economic Belt” (SREB) and the

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Jordan, Sudan ‘keen on better ties’

  By JT – May 11,2017 AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday received a letter from Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir, in which he expressed keenness to enhance bilateral cooperation. The message was delivered by Sudan’s State Minister at the Presidency Lt. Gen. Taha Osman Al Hussein. During the meeting at Al Husseiniya

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Primate announced for Sudan

BY ACNS ON MAY, 10 2017 The archbishop of the internal province of Sudan and bishop of Khartoum, Ezekiel Kumir Kondo, has been appointed as primate of the newly created separate province of Sudan. The Anglican Communion announced the creation of the new province earlier this year and the Archbishop of Canterbury is to travel to

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Researchers use Twitter posts to forecast flu spread

 11 May 2017 – 8:59 IANS New York: Using posts on Twitter in combination with key parameters of each season’s epidemic, researchers have developed a computational model to project the spread of the seasonal flu in real time. Tested against official influenza surveillance systems, the model helped accurately forecast the disease’s evolution up to six

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