83 perish in boat mishap

83 perish in boat mishap A boat accident off the coast of northeastern Madagascar on Monday killed at least 83 people, the country’s maritime agency said on Wednesday. Fifty people have been rescued and five are still missing, a spokesperson for the Maritime and River Port Agency (APMF) told CNN. The boat, which was carrying 138...... more

Floods overrun Malaysia states, emergency services, volunteers rescue 21,000

Floods overrun Malaysia states, emergency services, volunteers rescue 21,000 Thousands of people in Malaysia have been displaced by floods following non-stop rainfall since Friday morning. The states affected included Selangor, Kelantan, Terengganu, Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan and Melaka but the most affected states were Selangor in peninsular Malaysia west coast region. More than 66,000 personnel from the police, army and fire...... more

Body of kidnapped Nigerian found in South Africa

Body of kidnapped Nigerian found in South Africa The body of a Nigerian man who was kidnapped has been found near a bush in Durban, South Africa. Forty-two-year-old Johnathan Eloho Okinedo was kidnapped on Saturday, according to his family. His body was, however, found with a gunshot wound to his head. Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) said an investigation...... more

Man exonerated after 43 years in prison for murders he didn’t commit

Man exonerated after 43 years in prison for murders he didn’t commit A judge in Missouri on Tuesday set aside the conviction of Kevin Strickland, a 62-year-old man who spent 43 years in prison for three murders he did not commit. The Jackson County prosecutor has a review unit that aims to correct false convictions, and Strickland is the first to be found...... more

Man arrested for selling 130 women

Man arrested for selling 130 women The Taliban have arrested a man for allegedly selling dozens of women in northern Afghanistan after duping them into believing they would be marrying into money, officials said Tuesday.    The man was arrested in northern Jawzjan province late on Monday, Damullah Seraj, the Taliban provincial police chief, told reporters. “We...... more

Google wins UK legal case over iPhone tracking

Google wins UK legal case over iPhone tracking Britain’s highest court on Wednesday blocked a $4-billion class action against Google that had accused the company of illegally tracking millions of iPhone users. The Supreme Court said in a statement that its five judges “unanimously dismisses” the legal action brought by campaigners against the US-based tech giant on behalf of...... more

US reopens borders after 20 months

US reopens borders after 20 months The United States reopens its land and air borders Monday to foreign visitors fully vaccinated against COVID-19, ending 20 months of restrictions on travel from around the globe that separated families, hobbled tourism and strained diplomatic ties. The ban, imposed by former President Donald Trump in early 2020 and upheld by...... more

Leave Ethiopia as soon as possible, US tells citizens

Leave Ethiopia  as soon as possible, US tells citizens The U.S. embassy in Addis Ababa has advised all U.S. citizens to leave Ethiopia as soon as possible, a statement on their website said on Friday, after an alliance of anti-government forces threatened to march on the capital city. “The security environment in Ethiopia is very fluid. We advise U.S. citizens...... more

Former US President Bill Clinton released from hospital after treatment for infection

Former US President Bill Clinton released from hospital after treatment for infection A former United States President Bill Clinton has been released from a California hospital after being treated for an infection that spread to his bloodstream. Clinton walked out arm-in-arm with his wife and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton before greeting hospital staff and giving a thumbs-up when asked how he...... more

Enugu State participates in US-Nigeria Investment Summit in New York

Enugu State participates in US-Nigeria Investment Summit in New York The Enugu State government actively participated in the United States-Nigeria Investment Summit (USNIIS) 202, held in New York, United States of America (USA), during the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The Enugu State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Greg Nnaji and the Special Adviser to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on Small...... more

FBI releases first 9/11 document after Biden order

FBI releases first 9/11 document after Biden order The FBI on Saturday released the first document related to its investigation of the Sept. 11, 2021, attacks on the United States and allegations of Saudi government support for the hijackers, following an executive order by President Joe Biden. Relatives of the victims had called on Biden to skip memorial events...... more

‘Tomorrow they will kill me’: Afghan female police officers live in fear of Taliban reprisals

‘Tomorrow they will kill me’: Afghan female police officers live in fear of Taliban reprisals • With at least four women, including a pregnant mother, targeted and killed by Taliban fighters, female ex-officers feel abandoned by the world Negar Masumi, a female police officer with 15 years of experience, was determined not to flee when the Taliban took control of her home province of Ghor in...... more

Entire police department resigns in Missouri

Entire police department resigns in Missouri • An entire Missouri police department, including the police chief and his officers, resigned. • Kimberling City Police Chief Craig Alexander resigned on Aug. 23. • The mass resignation reportedly caught Mayor Bob Fritz of Kimberling City off guard. An entire Missouri police department, including the police chief and his officers,...... more

Woman jailed for locking sister inside snake-infested house

Woman jailed for locking sister inside snake-infested house A Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to two years in jail after she pleaded guilty to locking up her older sister who has special needs inside a cage in their home infested with bugs and snakes.U According to a report by OnlineMail, Leona Biser, 52, confessed to keeping her sister, Loretta...... more

China bans reality talent shows

China bans reality talent shows China banned reality talent programmes Thursday and ordered broadcasters to promote more masculine representations of men, in a wide-ranging crackdown on “immoral” pop culture Beijing believes is leading young people astray. Talent shows that put hundreds of aspiring young performers through rigorous boot camps and subject them to public votes have...... more

U.S. airstrike targets Islamic State in Afghanistan in retaliation for deadly Kabul airport attack

U.S. airstrike targets Islamic State in Afghanistan in retaliation for deadly Kabul airport attack The United States military struck back at the Islamic State on Saturday, bombing an IS member in Afghanistan less than 48 hours after a devastating suicide bombing claimed by the group killed as many as 169 Afghans and 13 American service members at the Kabul airport. U.S. Central Command said the...... more

31-year-old Playboy Model and TV Host arrested with Cocaine hidden under her car seat

31-year-old Playboy Model and TV Host arrested with Cocaine hidden under her car seat Playboy model and TV host Afroditi Barba was recently caught with 35 packages of cocaine under her car seat, but her lawyer said that she is innocent and that she has been framed. The 31-year-old, who has appeared on the second series of "Greece's Next Top Model," was stopped by cops...... more

At least 13 dead as blast spreads terror amid Kabul airport airlifts

At least 13 dead as blast spreads terror amid Kabul airport airlifts At least 13 people were killed in the attack at the airport in the Afghan capital Kabul – the site of an already fraught evacuation operation for people trying to flee Taliban-controlled Afghanistan – the Islamist group said on Thursday. At least 52 others were injured, the spokesman for the Taliban’s...... more

Access to Kabul airport blocked with gunfire

Access to Kabul airport blocked with gunfire The militant group Taliban has blocked access to Kabul airport forcing thousands of Afghanis and other nationals from fleeing the country. According to CNN, the fighters fired gunshots and forcefully sent back many people who tried to make their way to the airport for fear of the hard, ominous times ahead...... more

Biden says he stands ‘squarely behind’ Afghanistan decision

Biden says he stands ‘squarely behind’ Afghanistan decision WASHINGTON (AP) — Striking a defiant tone, President Joe Biden said Monday that he stands “squarely behind” his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan as he acknowledged the “gut-wrenching” images coming out of the country after the swift Taliban takeover of the government. Biden said he had to choose between...... more

Taliban has won, fleeing President Ghani says as militants enter Kabul

Taliban has won, fleeing President Ghani says as militants enter Kabul Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Sunday after fleeing the country that the Taliban had won, as the militants entered Kabul — nearly 20 years after they were ousted from power by a US-led invasion. Ghani left as the insurgents closed in on the capital, before ultimately entering the city and taking...... more

Nigerian-born footballer shot dead after killing neighbour in UK —Police

Nigerian-born footballer shot dead after killing neighbour in UK —Police Police in the United Kingdom have said that a Nigerian-born footballer, Odichukumma Kelvin Igweani, was gunned down after killing a neighbour. UK-based newspapers, DailyMail and TheSUNquoted the police as alleging that the 24-year-old Nigerian also held a toddler captive. The police said Richard Woodcock, a 38-year-old council highways officer had raced to help after...... more

Mali interim President survives assassination attempt

Mali interim President survives assassination attempt Mali’s interim president Assimi Goita has survived a knife attack at the Great Mosque of Bamako during the Eid-al-Adha prayer. Two men, one of whom was holding a knife, lunged at him at the mosque. It was not clear whether he was wounded, but his securitymen quickly evacuated him from the...... more

German flood deaths rise above 130

German flood deaths rise above 130 The number of people, who have died in the devastating flooding in western Germany continues to rise, official says.  This is as the death toll reaching more than 130 after police announced 90 fatalities in the Ahrweiler district on Saturday. Saturday’s figure brings the total number of deaths in Germany’s western...... more

Fears of food and fuel shortages as unrest rocks South Africa

Fears of food and fuel shortages as unrest rocks South Africa More than 70 people killed and 1,000 arrested over five days as authorities fail to stop spiralling violence and looting. Violence and looting has raged in South Africa for the sixth day running, stoking fears of food and fuel shortages as disruption to farming, manufacturing and oil refining began to bite...... more

Haiti President Jovenel Moise assassinated

Haiti President Jovenel Moise assassinated Haiti President Jovenel Moise was assassinated at his home early Wednesday morning by a group of armed individuals, interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph announced.Joseph said he was now in charge of the country.Moise’s injured wife was in the hospital, according to Joseph, who urged the public to remain calm, and insisted...... more

Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years in prison over George Floyd’s death

Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years in prison over George Floyd’s death Former police officer Derek Chauvin, has been sentenced to 22 and half years in prison (270 months) for the murder of George Floyd. According to CNN, Hennepin Court Judge, Peter Cahill, in his ruling on Friday, said, “the sentence is not based on emotion or sympathy, but i want to acknowledge...... more

Children among 64 killed in Ethiopian military airstrike on marketplace in Tigray

Children among 64 killed in Ethiopian military airstrike on marketplace in Tigray Ethiopia's military on Thursday said it was responsible for a deadly airstrike on a busy marketplace in the country's Tigray region. Health workers said the attack killed at least 64 people, including children, but the military insisted only combatants were targeted. A doctor who managed to reach the market in Togoga...... more

Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia's first president dies at 97

Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia's first president dies at 97 Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia's first president and one of the last of the generation of African leaders who fought colonialism, has died aged 97. Kaunda was admitted to a military hospital in the capital, Lusaka, on Monday suffering from pneumonia. His aides said he did not have Covid-19. In the 1950s, Kaunda...... more

Zambia’s President collapses at Defence Day ceremony

Zambia’s President collapses at Defence Day ceremony President Edgar Lungu of Zambia on Sunday collapsed during the 45th Defense Forces Day Commemoration and Investiture ceremony held at the nation’s capital, Lusaka. Simon Miti, Private Secretary to the Zambia President, who confirmed the incident in a statement said Lungu recovered immediately after experiencing sudden dizziness. The government assured the...... more

 

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