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10 American sailors reported missing after missile destroyer collides with tanker

10 American sailors reported missing after missile destroyer collides with tanker Ten American sailors are reported missing and five injured after the U.S. Navy destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant ship east of Singapore, near the Strait of Malacca. The U.S. 7th Fleet released a statement early Monday that the guided-missile destroyer collided with the Liberian-flagged tanker Alnic MC...... more

3 top Hajj officials sacked over corruption

3 top Hajj officials sacked over corruption  Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Bai Koroma has sacked three high profile government officials over a major scandal involving arrangement of this year’s pilgrimage to Mecca – Hajj. The men, two presidential advisers and an aid to the country’s Vice President, are accused of monetising Hajj scholarships meant for poor Sierra Leoneans....... more

Christian teenager detained over blasphemy in Pakistan, may be put to death

Christian teenager detained over blasphemy in Pakistan, may be put to death Pakistani police have detained and imprisoned a teenager for allegedly burning pages of the Quran outside a shrine, according to officials. Asif Massih, an 18-year-old Christian, was arrested on blasphemy charges on the night of August 12, shortly after a complaint was issued, police confirmed to Al Jazeera on Sunday.  The...... more

7 killed as Togo protest turns bloody

7 killed as Togo protest turns bloody Togo opposition leader told a press conference, Saturday night, that police fired into the crowd as they demonstrated against the ruling party. Tikpi Atchadam, President of the Togolese Pan African National Party said, “Police shot and killed seven innocent civilians in Sokode over 300 kilometers from Lome who were protesting over...... more

South African minister who assaulted woman resigns

South African minister who assaulted woman resigns A South African deputy minister has resigned for assaulting a woman at a nightclub in Johannesburg two weeks ago. In a short statement issued Saturday, President Jacob Zuma’s Office confirmed that the president had received and accepted the resignation of Mduduzi Manana, deputy minister of higher education. “The President has thanked...... more

U.S. Megachurch Pastor dumps Trump

U.S. Megachurch Pastor dumps Trump A New York City megachurch pastor became the first religious leader to step down from President Trump’s evangelical advisory board. A.R. Bernard announced on Twitter Friday that “it became obvious that there was a deepening conflict in values between myself and the administration.” Many of Trump’s religious advisers have stood by...... more

Iran threatens to restart nuclear programme

Iran threatens to restart nuclear programme Iran could restart its nuclear programme within hours should the US impose further sanctions on the country, President Hassan Rowhani said Tuesday. “The new government in the US should know that we could not only do it within weeks and months but days or even hours,” Rowhani said. Two weeks after...... more

Over 200 killed in Sierra Leone mudslide

Over 200 killed in Sierra Leone mudslide More than 200 people were killed when a mudslide struck the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown on Monday, sweeping away homes. The Red Cross said at least 205 bodies had been taken to the central morgue in Freetown. Police and military personnel were at the scene in the mountain town...... more

11 family members convicted for slavery

11 family members convicted for slavery Eleven members of a traveller family have been convicted following a series of trials for modern slavery offences. The 10 men and one woman ran a driveway resurfacing company which used workers housed in caravans without running water or toilet facilities. Their victims worked long hours to fund what police said...... more

Country where women, girls are banished during menstruation

Country where women, girls are banished during menstruation  In Nepal, women and girls are banished during menstruation and some even die in the process. Menstruating women in parts of the country are viewed as being worse than animals. The practice, known as ‘chhaupadi’, was banned by Nepal’s Supreme Court in 2005 but remains prevalent in the remote west. Last...... more

Vehicle plows into crowd of protesters in U.S.

Vehicle plows into crowd of protesters in U.S. At least one vehicle hit a crowd of people gathered in a Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, hours after police broke up a clash between white nationalists and counter-protesters, according to witnesses, but it was not clear whether the incident was connected to the earlier melee. The accident involved three vehicles, and...... more

Facebook, Google lose $123m to fraud kingpin

Facebook, Google lose $123m to fraud kingpin The Court of Appeal of Lithuania has decided to extradite to the United States a Lithuanian scam artist identified as Evaldas Rimasauskas, who conned $123 million out of FaceBook and Google by sending fake emails. “Assumption that the damage was done to the companies registered in the United States became the...... more

Kenya boils: Police kills 11 protesters as presidential election crisis worsens

Kenya boils: Police kills 11 protesters as presidential election crisis worsens   Kenyan police killed 11 people in a crackdown on protesters as anger at the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta erupted in the western city of Kisumu and slums ringing the capital, officials and witnesses said on Saturday. A security official told Reuters that the bodies of nine young men shot dead...... more

U.S dares China

U.S dares China The U.S has dared China as its USS John S McCain Naval warship passed close to an artificial reef created by China in the South China Sea, prompting a protest from China. The ship entered the Meiji Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands on Thursday. Beijing protested on Friday, the official...... more

Facebook expands video offerings, eyes TV market

Facebook expands video offerings, eyes TV market Facebook on Wednesday made its biggest move to date to compete in the television market by expanding its video offerings with programming ranging from professional women’s basketball to a safari show and a parenting programme. The redesigned product, called “Watch,” will be available initially to a limited group in the United...... more

100 feared dead, thousands injured in China quake

100 feared dead, thousands injured in China quake A 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattled southwest China late Tuesday, killing at least five people, with up to 100 feared dead, according to a government estimate. Five people died and more than 60 were injured in the quake, the official Xinhua news agency said, including 30 who were in critical condition. But China’s...... more

Mauritania to abolish Senate

Mauritania to abolish Senate Mauritanians have voted to abolish their Senate and alter their national flag by referendum, the electoral commission announced Sunday, in a clear victory for President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz the day after the vote. While turnout was 53.73 percent, 85 percent of voters on Saturday declared “Yes” to changes put to...... more

Ethnic violence claims over 50 lives in eastern Congo

Ethnic violence claims over 50 lives in eastern Congo More than 50 people have been killed in clashes between ethnic groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, three local aid workers said on Sunday, the largest death toll in fighting between the two groups for months. Violence has raged across much of Congo this year, killing hundreds and displacing millions...... more

Governor, brother killed by militants

Governor, brother killed by militants Al Shabaab militants have shot dead the governor of Galgadud and his brother in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Mohamed Dahir Elmi, the governor of the central Somalia region, and his sibling were gunned down in Yakshid, a northern suburb of the capital on Friday night. The two were visiting a relative...... more

Child soldiers drink victims’ blood

Child soldiers drink victims’ blood Child soldiers in Congo were drinking the blood of their victims in a magic ritual meant to make them invincible, the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (OHCHR) warned on Friday. The Kamuina Nsapu militia, which regularly stages attacks in the central Kasai region, largely used boys and girls as fighters,...... more

Ethiopia arrests finance minister, 41 others in corruption crackdown

Ethiopia arrests finance minister, 41 others in corruption crackdown Ethiopia has arrested its state minister for finance, Alemayehu Gujo, on suspicion of embezzlement of government funds, state-run television said on Friday. The arrest was part of an anti-graft drive that the government said has led to dozens of arrests in the last two weeks. Alemayehu Gujo is the highest-ranking official...... more

Qatar throws doors open, grants foreigners permanent residency

Qatar throws doors open, grants foreigners permanent residency Qatar, facing a Saudi-led boycott has granted permanent residency to some of the foreigners who dominate its population, via a landmark legislation, a move that is seen as a game changer in the Gulf region. The permanent residency would be the first in the Gulf region, where the privileges of nationals...... more

Gambia revokes diplomatic passports of ex-strongman Yahya Jammeh and family

Gambia revokes diplomatic passports of ex-strongman Yahya Jammeh and family The Gambia has revoked the diplomatic passports of ex-leader Yahya Jammeh and his associates, the foreign ministry said Thursday, as the new government pursues former regime figures it believes embezzled state funds. Jammeh plundered an estimated $50 million before leaving for exile in Equatorial Guinea in January after 22 years in...... more

Babies and mothers worldwide failed by lack of investment in breastfeeding

Babies and mothers worldwide failed by lack of investment in breastfeeding No country in the world fully meets recommended standards for breastfeeding, according to a new report by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with the Global Breastfeeding Collective, a new initiative to increase global breastfeeding rates. The Global Breastfeeding Scorecard, which evaluated 194 nations, found that only 40...... more

British American Tobacco in bribery mess

British American Tobacco in bribery mess UK tobacco firm British American Tobacco (BAT) says it is under official investigation by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) over allegations it paid bribes in East Africa. The allegations were first made in a BBC Panorama programme in 2015. BAT said that it had been investigating the claims through external legal...... more

Osama bin Laden’s son set to launch devastating terror attacks

Osama bin Laden’s son set to launch devastating terror attacks He’s been described as the “Crown Prince of Terror” — and there are fears Osama bin Laden’s son is about to launch a new reign of terror on the world to avenge his father’s death.  With ISIS crumbling, its parent terror organisation al-Qaeda is about to be taken over by the...... more

Russia expels 755 US diplomats

Russia expels 755 US diplomats Russian President Vladimir Putin is ordering the United States to cut its diplomatic staff in Russia by 755 people in response for new U.S. sanctions imposed over Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Putin told a Russian television network that his government could take more retaliatory steps against the U.S.,...... more

Mugabe boasts he will not step down, die

Mugabe boasts he will not step down, die President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe on Saturday said he was not stepping down nor die and that there was no one with his political stature who could immediately take over from him. The 93-year-old leader has been in charge in the former British colony since independence in 1980. His health is...... more

Corruption: Court sacks Pakistan’s Prime Minister, refers him and 3 sons for trial

Corruption: Court sacks Pakistan’s Prime Minister, refers him and 3 sons for trial Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has stepped down after the Supreme Court disqualified him from office as leader of the country’s government. Friday’s landmark ruling comes after months of hearings in a case instigated by the “Panama Papers” leaks, related to alleged corruption during his previous two terms in office. The...... more

Coca-Cola replacing Coke Zero with a new drink

Coca-Cola replacing Coke Zero with a new drink If you love Coke Zero, you’d better stock up on it: Coca-Cola is ditching the drink. Coke Zero will be replaced by a new sugar-free drink called Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Coke announced Wednesday. Coca-Cola Zero Sugar has already been a success in 25 markets around the world, including Europe, Latin America,...... more

 

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