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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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