Daily Archives: April 12, 2017

Dortmund will ‘not bend before terror’ after explosions


Borussia Dortmund will “not bend before terror” after their team bus was damaged by explosions in Germany. Defender Marc Bartra fractured his wrist in the incident, which led to Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final first-leg game against Monaco being postponed. The match has been rescheduled for Wednesday, with a 17:45 BST kick-off. “We want to show that terror and hatred can ...

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Founder of J Geils Band dies at 71


John Geils Jr, the US guitarist who founded The J Geils Band and had a global hit with the song Centrefold, has died at the age of 71. The musician was found dead at his home in Groton, Massachusetts, on Tuesday. Local police, who had been called to the property to check on his welfare, attributed his death to natural ...

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‘Islamist’ held over Dortmund attack


German police have detained a suspect with “Islamist links” following a bomb attack on the bus of the Borussia Dortmund football team. Prosecutors also said one of the three explosive devices contained metal strips. Two letters claiming the attack on Tuesday evening were being investigated, they said. Prosecutors are treating the blasts as a terrorist attack but say the precise ...

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HH,five others charged with treason


POLICE have formally charged UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema with treason for obstructing the presidential motorcade in Mongu last Saturday. Treason is non bailable and carries a death sentence. Mr Hichilema who has been jointly charged with five others is also facing charges of Disobedience to Lawful Orders, Disobeying of Statutory Duty contrary to the penal code and using insulting language. ...

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Juventus put three past Barcelona

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Paulo Dybala scored twice as Juventus took charge of their Champions League quarter-final tie with Barcelona courtesy of a commanding first-leg display in Turin. The Argentine forward curled home both of his goals before the break, the first from an angle inside the box and the second from a central position on the edge. Juve turned a dominant lead into ...

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Borussia Dortmund football team bus hit by explosions

Dortmund team bus

Three explosions have hit a bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund football team to their home Champions League quarter-final match against Monaco. In a news conference, the head of Dortmund police said it was a targeted attack on the team. Player Marc Bartra underwent an operation after breaking a bone in his wrist. No other players were hurt. The state prosecutor ...

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Chief Chimbuka cautions politicians

Chief Chimbuka of the Bemba speaking people in Chinsali district has cautioned politicians against creating chaos in the country in the name of settling political scores. The Traditional Leader says politics of enmity is not welcome in Zambia. Chief Chimbuka tells QTV News that the current crop of politicians must not create enmity between people, stating that Zambia is bigger ...

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Poor response to POA review submissions saddens Lubinda

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Government says it will soon close the window for receiving submissions towards the review of the Public Order Act if stakeholders do not make recommendations. Justice Minister Given Lubinda says from the time government called for recommendations on the review of the Act, none of the aggrieved stakeholders have made submissions. Mr. Lubinda says he is particularly disappointed that the ...

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No sexual abuse happened at Kasama girls – SESTUZ

The Secondary Schools Teachers Union of Zambia (SESTUZ) says its investigations into allegations of sexual abuse by teachers at Kasama Girls Secondary School have revealed that no such thing happened at the school. SESTUZ General Secretary Sitibeliso Wamuyuwa says the union used one of its female members at the school to conduct the investigation which revealed that there was no ...

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Govt urged to restructure FISP

Fertilizer distribution

The Small Scale Farmers Association of Zambia has advised the government to consider restructuring the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) in order to make it economically viable. Association President Dr. Frank Kayula says government should no longer treat FISP as a social program, but an economic one. Dr Kayula adds that increasing the number of FISP beneficiaries is not the ...

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