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Egypt migrant boat mishap claims 29 lives, 150 rescued

Egypt migrant boat mishap claims 29 lives, 150 rescued

An Egyptian migrant boat conveying about 600 passengers have capsized leaving 29 people dead and over 150 lives rescued across the Egyptian coast. Officials said the capsize took place off the coast of Kafr al-Sheikh, officials say. The boat was said to be transporting Egyptian, Syrian, and African migrants. The incident comes as the head of […]

Ghanaians call for removal of Mhatma Gandhi statue over racism

Ghanaians call for removal of Mhatma Gandhi statue over racism

A group of Ghanaian academics, students and artists are calling for the removal of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi from a university campus, saying the leader of India’s independence movement was racist towards black people. The statue of Gandhi, who spent 21 years (1893-1914) in South Africa and fought for the rights of Indians living there, […]

Zimbabwean ‘flag abusers’ risk six months jail term

Zimbabwean ‘flag abusers’ risk six months jail term

The Zimbabweans government has announced that the national flag abusers risk 6 months jail term and/or get $200 (£154) fine. This call was made due to the #ThisFlag movement which is being used as a symbol of the calls for change by protesters in the country. It was started in April by a pastor who wrapped a flag around […]

Magnitude earthquake strikes central Italy

Magnitude earthquake strikes central Italy

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, south of the city of Perugia, while the shock is felt in Rome. The quake hit at 03:36 (01:36 GMT), 76 km (47 miles) southeast of the city, at the very shallow depth of 10km (six miles), the USGS said, In Rome, some buildings shook for 20 seconds, […]

India military plane goes missing over Bay of Bengal

India military plane goes missing over Bay of Bengal

An Indian military plane with more than 20 people on board has gone missing over the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has confirmed. The Antonov-32 transporter aircraft took off from Chennai (Madras) at 08:30 local time (03:00 GMT), bound for Port Blair in the eastern archipelago of Andaman and Nicobar. It was […]

Photos: Theresa May new UK PM kneels for Queen Elizabeth II

Photos: Theresa May new UK PM kneels for Queen Elizabeth II

Theresa May, the new British Prime Minister took over on Wednesday and made a visit to the monarch, Queen Elizabeth ll. Theresa May, Britain’s second female Prime Minister started her reign after a meeting with Queen Elizabeth II, who invited her to form a government. Theresa was pictured meeting with the monarch and knelt as she […]

Istanbul Ataturk airport bomb attack claims 36, 140 injured

Istanbul Ataturk airport bomb attack claims 36, 140 injured

Istanbul Ataturk airport attack has killed 36 people and injured more than 140 others. Istanbul gun and bomb attack occurred after three attackers began shooting outside and inside the terminal late on Tuesday but blew themselves up after police fired at them. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said early signs suggested the so-called Islamic State was Istanbul behind […]

Rio 2016: Brazil Police protest with banner ‘Welcome to Hell’

Rio 2016: Brazil Police protest with banner ‘Welcome to Hell’

There was a nasty surprise awaiting passengers in the arrivals hall at Rio De Janeiro’s Galeao International Airport on Monday. Along with the relatives carrying flowers and taxi drivers waiting with name boards there were lines of off-duty police with banners that had a far more ominous message: “Welcome to Hell“. “Police and firefighters don’t […]

Liliane Daoud: Egypt deports British-Lebanese TV personality

Liliane Daoud: Egypt deports British-Lebanese TV personality

Popular British-Lebanese television talkshow host, Liliane Daoud, has been deported by the Egyptian authorities. Ms Daoud was deported hours after she announced her contract termination with privately-owned OnTV, where she had worked since 2011. The former BBC journalist, was detained by plainclothes policemen at her home in Cairo on Monday and put on a plane to Beirut. Her 10-year-old daughter, […]

TV personality Piers Morgan calls Oscar Pistorius a ‘murder and liar’

TV personality Piers Morgan calls Oscar Pistorius a ‘murder and liar’

Piers Morgan, famous British journalist and television personality has called South Africa Oscar Pistorius a “murderer and liar”. Morgan said through a tweet after watching ITV’s interview with Pistorius – the first interview the convicted former SA Paralympian has given since the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine’s Day in 2013. M-Net screened the […]

Orlando shooting suspect’s wife, Noor Salman, may be charged

Orlando shooting suspect’s wife, Noor Salman, may be charged

The Orlando shooting suspect’s wife, Noor Salman, may be charged for the death of 49 people and 53 people’s injury at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Prosecutors have convened a grand jury to investigate Noor Salman, wife of gunman Omar Mateen, as she is reported to have told police she tried to talk her husband out […]

Pistorious must pay for killing Reeva Steenkamp – Reeva father

Pistorious must pay for killing Reeva Steenkamp – Reeva father

Mr Barry Steenkamp’ has told the court that South African athlete, Oscar Pistorius must pay for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The 73-year-old told Pretoria’s High Court that he had had no contact with Pistorius, but said that wife June had been able to forgive the double-amputee athlete. Tears rolled down his eyes as he asked […]

Abu Sayyaf: Philippines condemns killing of Canadian Robert Hall

Abu Sayyaf: Philippines condemns killing of Canadian Robert Hall

The Philippine president, Benigno Aquino  has condemned the “brutal and senseless murder” of a Canadian man named Robert Hall, by Abu Sayyaf militants. The Abu Sayyaf militants killed Robert Hall after the Philippine and Canadian governments say they are opposed to paying ransoms for hostage. Robert Hall and three other men from Canada, the Philippines […]

Orlando shooting: Vigils held in US, Europe to honour victims

Orlando shooting: Vigils held in US, Europe to honour victims

Thousands of people attended the vigil to honour the victims of Sunday’s deadly gun attack on a gay nightclub. The attack on Orlando’s Pulse nightclub left 50 people dead and dozens wounded. Similar gatherings were held in countries including France, Australia, the UK and Germany.. Those who attended the vigil held candles and flowers in […]

Kevin James Loibl: Police names killer of Christina Grimmie (Photos)

Kevin James Loibl: Police names killer of Christina Grimmie (Photos)

Florida Police authorities have named the man who killed Christina Grimmie, the 22-year-old singer who was assassinated while signing autographs for her fans. Christina Grimmie who made her way to the NBS “The Voice” signing autographs for her fans late Friday after a show at The Plaza Live theater when a man approached and opened fire. She was rushed to a hospital, […]

Maldives jails ex-VP for 15 years over ‘assassination plot’

Maldives jails ex-VP for 15 years over ‘assassination plot’

Former Vice President of Maldives, Ahmed Adeeb has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after being convicted of plotting to assassinate the president, Yameen Abdul Gayoom. Ahmed Adeeb latest sentence comes only four days after being sent to jail for 10 years in terrorism. The Criminal Court found Ahmed Adeeb and two of his military bodyguards guilty of attempting to […]

Desmond Tutu’s daughter: ‘It hurts to give up ministry over gay marriage’

Desmond Tutu’s daughter: ‘It hurts to give up ministry over gay marriage’

Mpho Tutu, daughter of retireed Archbishop Desmond Tutu, says it feels hurt to give up ministry over her same-sex marriage. Mpho Tutu had to give up being a Reverend as the South African Anglican church refused to allow the daughter of one of the world’s best known Christian leaders to continue to work as a priest after she married her […]

Obama officially endorses Hillary Clinton for presidency

Obama officially endorses Hillary Clinton for presidency

President Obama has officially endorsed Hillary Clinton as the Democratic Party presidential nominee. His endorsement came after meeting Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders who has been battling Mrs Clinton for the nomination. The two are set to start campaigning together soon. “I want those of you who’ve been with me from the beginning of this incredible […]

Why Obama will not attend Muhammad Ali memorial service

Why Obama will not attend Muhammad Ali memorial service

The US President Barack Obama will not attend a memorial to the late boxer Muhammad Ali on Friday due to his daughter’s graduation. Muhammad Ali died last Friday at the age of 74 in hospital in Phoenix, Arizona and a memorial has been slated for him in Louisville, Kentucky, where he was born. The White House said […]

How Portugal brain-dead mum deliver healthy baby

How Portugal brain-dead mum deliver healthy baby

A Portugal mother who had been brain-dead for almost four months was delivered of a healthy baby by Caesarean section after 32 weeks, and weighed 2.35kg (5lb, 3oz). The woman was declared brain-dead on 20 February after a brain haemorrhage but decision to continue with the pregnancy was taken after tests revealed the foetus was healthy, and after […]

Maldives ex-vice president gets 10 years jail over terrorism

Maldives ex-vice president gets 10 years jail over terrorism

A former vice president in Maldives, Ahmed Adeeb, has been jailed for 10 years on a terrorism charge for possession of firearms. Adeeb still faces charges of trying to assassinate President Yameen Abdul Gayoom, after an explosion hit the presidential speedboat last year. Gayoom made his trusted protégé Adeeb vice president last July after sacking his running […]

London flood: Cars submerged as rain hit south London (photos)

London flood: Cars submerged as rain hit south London (photos)

No less than three cars were submerged under flood water near Wallington station after a heavy downpour in South London. One person was rescued by firefighters while another man was rescued by a stranger who threw a brick to smash the window of his Mercedes after it became trapped in the flood water. A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We […]

How Kenya monkey caused nationwide blackout for hours

How Kenya monkey caused nationwide blackout for hours

A rogue monkey was stated to have caused a nationwide blackout in Kenya  after falling on to a crucial piece of equipment. The monkey fell on a transformer at the Gitaru hydroelectric power station on Tuesday, causing the transformer to trip and resulting in the loss of 180 megawatts of energy and triggering a blackout across […]

32 killed, 50,000 flee town after Niger Boko Haram attack

32 killed, 50,000 flee town after Niger Boko Haram attack

The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has said no less than 50,000 people have fled a town in Niger after a devastating attack which killed 32 people by the armed group Boko Haram. The 32 people were killed in Bosso town on Nigeria-Niger border. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) spokesman, Adrian Edwards, exprssed to reporters that many of those fleeing […]

Belgium frees third Brussels attacks terror murder suspect

Belgium frees third Brussels attacks terror murder suspect

The third suspect of the Brussels attacks which left dozens dead, Faycal C, has been freed after judge could not lay hold on any evidence against him. Faycal C was arrested and charged after suspicion through a CCTV footage of the bombers. When arraigned, the judge found there was no evidence to justify holding him. The Islamic State […]

Ikonoklasta: Angolan rapper jailed 5-year for rebellion against President

Ikonoklasta: Angolan rapper jailed 5-year for rebellion against President

Popular Angolan rapper, Luaty Beirao aka Ikonoklasta, has been jailed for 5 years for rebelling against the government of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos. Luaty Beirao was sentenced alongside 16 other activists who were given jail terms of between two and eight years by a court in the capital, Luanda. They were all arrested in June 2015 after […]

32 dies, 100 injured in Ankara, Turkey car explosion

32 dies, 100 injured in Ankara, Turkey car explosion

A car bomb has exploded in the Turkish capital Ankara, killing 32 people and wounding more than 100, the health ministry has said. The explosion happened in Guven Park in the Kizilay district, a key transport hub and commercial area. Several vehicles at the scene were reduced to burnt-out wrecks, including at least one bus. […]

Egyptian minister sacked after Prophet Muhammad jail comment

Egyptian minister sacked after Prophet Muhammad jail comment

Egypt’s Justice Minister Ahmed al-Zind has been sacked after boasting that he would jail Islam’s Prophet Muhammad himself if the prophet broke the law. Mr Zind made the remark in a televised interview on Friday. He immediately said “God forgive me” and apologised the following day. He was sacked by the Prime Minister, Sherif Ismail. […]

In Ivory Coast, Al-Qaeda kills 16 tourists on a beach resort

In Ivory Coast, Al-Qaeda kills 16 tourists on a beach resort

Al-Qaeda-linked militants have killed at least 16 tourists in a gun attack on a beach resort in southern Ivory Coast. The Al-Qaeda attackers fired on beach-goers in Grand Bassam, about 40km (25 miles) from the commercial capital Abidjan. The resort is popular with both locals and foreigners. Four of the dead were Westerners, including a French and […]

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