#AceBreakingNews – NIGERIA – Nov.10 – Several dozen students were killed Monday when a suicide bomber detonated an explosion at a school in north-east Nigeria, according to media reports.
The Associated Press reported the bomber was disguised in a school uniform.
The suicide bomb attack killed 47 students and injured 79 others on Monday in north-east Nigeria, AFP said.“There was an explosion detonated by a suicide bomber” when students gathered for morning assembly at their school in Potiskum, Yobe state, according to national police spokesman Emmanuel Ojukwu.
However, the Associated Press said soldiers who rushed to the scene were chased away by a crowd throwing stones and shouting that they are angry at the military’s inability to halt a 5-year-old insurgency by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram.
The attack so far has nobody claiming responsibility but was likely carried out by Islamist extremists from the Boko Haram group, he added, who have been more active lately.
#AceWorldNews – PALESTINE – Nov.10 – The Fatah movement of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is cancelling Gaza ceremonies marking the 10th anniversary of Yasser Arafat’s death due to security concerns, AFP reported.
Fatah spokesman Fayez Abu Eita said that the security and political wings of Hamas had informed that they were “unable to guarantee the safety of the festival.”
No casualties were reported after at least 10 explosions hit houses and cars belonging to senior Fatah members in Gaza on Friday.
#AceWorldNews – KABUL – Nov.10- At least 10 police were killed after bombs struck three Afghan cities, including the capital Kabul, in east Afghanistan on Monday, Reuters said.
The militants claimed responsibility for two of the attacks, which killed the policemen, seven of them in the eastern province of Logar province when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the provincial police headquarters.
Three policemen were killed in eastern Nangarhar province by a bomb planted in a rickshaw.
In Kabul, a magnetic bomb planted in a flower bed near a university injured three people.
#AceNewsServices – Nov.10 – The police shot and killed a 22-year-old man from the northern Arab village of Kafr Kana in the early hours of Saturday morning, after he allegedly attacked a police car with a knife.
However, CCTV footage may contradict the officers’ statement that a warning shot was fired in the air before the man was fatally wounded you can judge for yourselves.
A large protest was held in the Galilee village on Saturday to protest the shooting.
At its climax, clashes erupted between stone throwers and the large police force stationed nearby. A general strike among Israeli Arabs was announced by The Higher Arab Monitoring Committee, which called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to fire Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch.
However, Netanyahu backed the officers and harshly criticized the protesters in Kafr Kana. “Israel is a state of law,” he said. “We won’t tolerate disturbances and riots.We will take action against stone throwers, those who block traffic arteries, and those who call for establishing a Palestinian state in place of the State of Israel.
Whoever does not respect Israeli law will be punished to the fullest extent.
I will direct the interior minister to consider stripping the citizenship of those who call for the destruction of the State of Israel.”
#AceBreakingNews – BAHAMAS – Nov.10 – A small plane, a Lear 36 executive jet has crashed on Grand Bahama Island, killing 9 aboard, the Bahamian Department of Civil Aviation said RT reported.
The toll includes a leader of the Bahamas Faith Ministries Pastor, Myles Munroe who was headed for Grand Bahama International Airport from Lynden Pindling International Airport when jet crashed on approach.
Authorities said plane exploded on impact with a crane at the Grand Bahama Ship Yard and plunged into a junk-yard below.
#AceWorldNews – BEIJING – Nov.10 – President Obama made the remarks at the APEC CEO Summit in Beijing on Monday as reported by USA today.
He said the U.S. and China need to work together to deepen economic ties.
The president announced that he wants to extend existing visa for Chinese students, tourists and business people.
Obama said student visas will be extended to five years, and business and tourist visas to 10 years.
Obama will also visit Burma and Australia this week.
#AceBreakingNews – IRAQ – Coalition air-strikes struck a convoy of Islamic State leaders near Mosul on Saturday, but there’s no confirmation whether the militant group’s head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed, a defence official said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to publicly disclose details.
#AceWorldNews – BEIJING – Nov.09 – Chile hopes for cooperation with Russia and the Customs Union countries in organisation of a free trade zone: Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet said during a meeting with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Sunday and Tass reported.
“We continue a dialogue on several very important issues,” she said, mentioning work on agreements on cooperation in education, fighting organised crime and drug trafficking, in energy, culture and defence. “We hope for wider and deeper cooperation.”
“We hope to fix the progress and to achieve practical understanding on issues of importance to us,” Chile’s president said. “We are interested in cooperation in working on an agreement on a free-trade-zone with Russia as well as with other members of the Customs Union.”
Putin, in his turn, said Russia and Chile “always had very good partner relations.”
“We have a very intensive political dialogue, and, of course, the relations should be amended by vast economic relations according to our opportunities,” the Russian president said.
#AceWorldNews – CALIFORNIA – Nov.09 – Over 18,000 nurses in Northern California are planning a two-day strike, beginning Tuesday, over equipment and training standards for the Ebola virus, Bloomberg News reported Sunday.
The strike would affect 21 hospitals and 65 clinics owned by Kaiser Permanente, said Charles Idelson, a spokesman for National Nurses United.
Kaiser insists the hospitals and clinics will continue operating normally despite the walkout.
The strike action comes after two nurses in Dallas, Texas, who treated the first US victim of Ebola, tested positive for the virus.
#AceBreakingNews – BEIJING – Nov.09 – President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping have signed a memorandum of understanding on the so-called “western” gas supplies route to China.
The agreement paves the way for a contract that would make China the biggest consumer of Russian gas.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping will discuss new gas supply routes at their meeting in Beijing on Sunday, RIA Novosti reports.
In May, Russia’s Gazprom and China’s CNPC signed a 30-year contract for Russia to deliver 38 billion cubic meters of gas a year via the eastern route of the “Power of Siberia” pipeline.
There’s also a plan to supply China with 30 billion cubic meters of gas every year via a western route, of the “Altay” pipeline.
Speaking to journalists on the eve of his visit to China, Putin was optimistic that he would be able strike a deal on the western route with Beijing, saying that a lot of aspects of the supplies have already been agreed upon.
The deal on the western route NOW signed, China WILL replace Germany as Russia’s biggest gas customer.
All in all, 17 business and political agreements have been prepared for signing at the Beijing meeting between Putin and Xi.
#AceWorld – ROMANIA – Nov.09 – Around 10,000 Romanians took to the streets on Saturday protesting the inability of their compatriots living abroad to cast their votes in the first round of presidential elections, which were held November 2, AFP reported.
Protesters have called for the resignation of Prime Minister Victor Ponta, one of the presidential candidates.
Romanians living abroad had to stand in long lines to cast their ballots, and some were not able to vote at all due to the lack of special forms to be filled in by voters.
Ponta is so far leading the vote with 40 percent of votes cast.
The second round of voting is due November 16.
#AceWorldNews – YEMEN – Nov.09 – A new Yemeni government is set to be sworn in Sunday, despite opposition from the General People’s Congress (GPC), the ruling party in the country’s parliament led by former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, and the Houthis, a powerful Shia rebel group that controls much of south Yemen.
After President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi announced his new government on Friday, the Houthis and GPC rejected it, with Saleh criticizing it as “unrepresentative.” GPC leaders announced they would pull their members out of the new cabinet, and have ousted President Hadi from the party leadership.
Saleh, who is thought to have tacitly supported the Houthi insurgency, accused Hadi of soliciting UN sanctions against him and two Houthi leaders for attempting to destabilize the country.
After seizing the capital, Sanaa, in September, the Houthis demanded that Hadi appoint a new government, criticizing the regime for its close cooperation with a conservative Sunni Islamist party.
Meanwhile, sectarian violence between Houthis and Sunni Al-Qaeda militias continues to ravage the country.
On Saturday, Al-Qaeda took responsibility for killing dozens of Houthis in twin attacks in central Yemen.
#AceNewsServices – MEXICO CITY – Nov.09 – This is a follow-up from my post yesterday and thanks to RT and their team: A group of protesters in Mexico City have tried to break into the National Palace and have set its front doors on fire in response to government’s alleged role in the abduction and murder of 43 students who went missing in September.
The rally’s participants used a metal police barricade as a battering ram, trying to storm the National Palace in Mexico City, which is mostly used for ceremonies involving President Enrique Pena Nieto.
Having failed to break into the National Palace, protesters set its front doors on fire. They managed to damage the entrance to the building, but were unable to get inside and were eventually driven away by police.
— Military Studies (@ArmedResearch) November 9, 2014
Seems people are already going at it with cops. Reports of people using fireworks and rocks to keep those pigs down. pic.twitter.com/idwIyd4aBS
— ⒶTony_teleSUR☭ (@MexicAnarchist) November 9, 2014
As the demonstrators were trying to forcefully break into the National Palace, another large crowd was protesting in front of the attorney general’s office.
There have been reports of injuries and arrests, as police dispersed the raging crowds in Mexico City.
Now look at how cops treated people just for protesting pic.twitter.com/VjB5FlC7HJ
— ⒶTony_teleSUR☭ (@MexicAnarchist) November 9, 2014
The storming of the National Palace came as the climax of Saturday’s mass rally which was inspired by Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam’s revelation Friday that three Guerreros Unidos gang members in custody had confessed to killing the students and incinerating their bodies, and had claimed that the young men were handed over to them by the police.
Infuriated by alleged police involvement in the abduction of students, hundreds of protesters on Saturday set cars on fire, painted graffiti and threw rocks at government offices.
“We are asking the same thing as usual. We want to see our comrades alive,” a masked student told AFP as others chanted, “They took them alive, we want them back alive.” The students went missing on September 26, when they clashed with police during a protest in the southwestern town of Iguala. After police detained them and took them away, the students were not seen again.
— ThinkMexican (@ThinkMexican) November 9, 2014
Protesters wearing masks outside the Guerrero state building in Chilpancingo tossed firebombs and torched around a dozen vehicles, including trucks and a federal police vehicle.
Besides the allegations that the students were led to their eventual deaths by law enforcement agents, Mexicans were furious with the Attorney General’s remarks during the press conference. After an hour of fielding questions, Jesus Murillo Karam abruptly signaled for an end to the press conference by turning away from reporters and saying, “Ya me canse” or “I’ve had enough.”
The phrase immediately exploded on social networks while protesters used the phrase to draw graffiti as a sign of dissent. “Enough, I’m tired of Murillo Karam,” says one. Another asks, “If you’re tired, why don’t you resign?”
— ContingenteMX (@ContingenteMX) November 9, 2014
Others vented their frustration with messages such as “Enough, I’m tired of living in a narco state” or “Enough, I’m tired of corrupt politicians.”
— ThinkMexican (@ThinkMexican) November 8, 2014
In taped confessions, gang members said they took students to a landfill in the town of Cocula aboard two trucks, where they killed them and spent 14 hours burning their bodies and belongings.
— Daniel Hernandez (@longdrivesouth) November 9, 2014
In connection with the massacre, authorities said they have already arrested 74 people, including the ousted mayor, Jose Luis Abarca, his wife Maria de los Angeles Pineda, 36 police officers and several Guerreros Unidos gang members.
— Yver Melchor (@YverM) November 9, 2014
Meanwhile, the parents of the missing students say they will not accept they are dead until independent Argentine forensic experts deliver DNA results. An Austrian university is helping identify the remains through a DNA test, but the chief prosecutor added that there was “a lot of evidence… that could indicate it was them.”
#AceNewsServices – LONDON – Nov.09 – The Queen will lead commemorations later to honour members of the armed forces killed in conflict.
She will be joined by political leaders and veterans for a ceremony at the Cenotaph in London – the focal point of the UK’s Remembrance Sunday services.
Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast will be among the places paying their respects.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One, 70 years since the D-Day landings and the end of Britain’s conflict in Afghanistan.
David Cameron said the anniversaries made the commemorations “particularly poignant”.
Scotland Yard said there would be “appropriate and proportionate” policing at the Cenotaph after four men were arrested on Thursday in west London and High Wycombe in connection with an alleged Islamist terror plot on British soil.
World War One Centenary
In Glasgow, a two-minute silence will be observed at the cenotaph in George Square, while in Edinburgh a parade will take place from the castle esplanade to the city’s stone of remembrance.
Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond will be among those laying wreaths, and a ceremonial gun will be fired.
World War One Centenary
Meanwhile, the National Secular Society has written to the government asking it to review the role of the Church of England at the national ceremony of remembrance, which it argues should be equally inclusive of all citizens, regardless of religion and belief.
The society believes the commemoration should be redesigned to make it an inclusive national event, not led by a single Christian denomination.
#AceWorldNews – BARCELONA – Nov.08 – There is a certain feeling of excitement in the air, the kind which makes the hairs on the skin stand up. Something big is about to happen.
Red and yellow striped flags can now be found all over Catalonia, hanging on balconies, houses and official buildings. Many of the them carry the blue triangle with the white star – a call for independence.