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Clarification Statement from Africell Holding

BEIRUT , March 28, 2015 /NEWS.GNOM.ES/ — Africell Holding would like to clarify that Tempo Africell Burundi is not its subsidiary and that it has no affiliation or connection of any kind with Tempo Africell Burundi. It is only the name that coincidentally happens to be partially common. Africell Holding further clarifies that it has no operations in Burundi . Continue reading

/R E P E A T — The Soupe Pour Elles event – A resounding success for the women’s homelessness cause/

MONTRÉAL, March 27, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ – Over 1,000 people participated today in the Soupe Pour Elles event to raise awareness of women’s homelessness. Continue reading

Defense moves into spotlight in Boston Marathon bombing trial

By Scott Malone By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) – The Boston Marathon bombing trial shifts sharply in tone next week when prosecutors rest their case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and turn proceedings over to his lawyers, who have already admitted he planted explosives at the finish line in April 2013. One of Tsarnaev’s lawyers, death penalty specialist Judy Clarke, opened the trial on March 4 with a blunt statement to the jury that “it was him” who killed three people and injured 264 in the attack. Clarke contended, however, that the 21-year-old played a secondary role to his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, in planning and executing the plot Continue reading

Yemen’s president calls Shiite rebels ‘stooges of Iran’

By HAMZA HENDAWI and AHMED AL-HAJ SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said negotiations are the only way to prevent a long-term conflict in Yemen. The U.N Continue reading

German pilot visited glider field near crash site as a child

By MILOS KRIVOKAPIC and DAVID MCHUGH, Associated Press SISTERON, France (AP) — The German co-pilot accused of crashing a passenger plane in the French Alps frequented a gliding club near the crash site as a child with his parents, according to a member of the club. Francis Kefer, a member of the club in the town of Sisteron, said on i-Tele television that Andreas Lubitz’ family and other members of the gliding club in his home town of Montabaur, Germany, came to the region regularly between 1996 and 2003. French prosecutors say Lubitz deliberately slammed the Germanwings flight into a mountain on Tuesday, killing all 150 people aboard Continue reading

Al-Qaida in Syria seizes large parts of northern city

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition activists say al-Qaida’s affiliate in Syria, the Nusra Front, has seized large parts of the northwestern city of Idlib from government forces. They say the advances were made in fierce fighting Saturday, with the militants sweeping into neighborhoods close to the city center. Continue reading

US women’s medal drought continues at figure skating worlds

By JUSTIN BERGMAN, Associated Press SHANGHAI (AP) — For the ninth straight year, there wasn’t an American woman on the podium at the figure skating world championships. Though they fell just short of taking home a medal, Gracie Gold and Ashley Wagner were pleased with the way they recovered after their spotty performances in the short program to end the season on a positive note. Gold was second in the free skate Saturday to improve from eighth place to fourth overall — less than three points behind bronze medalist Elena Radionova of Russia — while Wagner jumped from 11th to fifth place overall. Continue reading

Nigerians turn out en masse for critical presidential vote

By MICHELLE FAUL, Associated Press ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerians turned out en masse to vote in a presidential election Saturday that analysts say is too close to call. Good-humored voters smiled when electoral officials arrived late at many polling stations where registration was to start at 8 a.m. (0700 GMT) followed by voting from 1:30 p.m Continue reading

Nigeria Holds Elections Amid Threats of Violence Between Factions, Boko Haram

Against the backdrop of threats from terrorist group Boko Haram, a volatile Nigeria is set to hold elections Saturday after a six-week postponement due to security concerns. Continue reading

Jury rejects woman’s bias claims against Silicon Valley firm

By SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A discrimination lawsuit that put a spotlight on gender balance and working conditions for women at Silicon Valley firms ended with a jury rejecting the female plaintiff’s claims. The jury of six men and six women determined Friday venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers did not discriminate against Ellen Pao because she was a women and did not retaliate against her by failing to promote her and firing her after she filed a sex discrimination complaint. Continue reading