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Coup plotter arrested in South Africa

Coup plotter arrested in South Africa A man accused of plotting a coup was on Wednesday arrested by South Africa’s Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) also known as The Hawks. The man was allegedly planning to assassinate 19 people, including members of the cabinet‚ state owned entities and prominent South Africans. Those in the crosshairs were...... more

Wild animals kill terrorists laying ambush for victims

Wild animals kill terrorists laying ambush for victims Three terrorists loyal to the Islamic State group (ISIS) have been killed by wild boars as they planned to ambush Iraqi tribesmen opposed to the group, according to a local anti-ISIS leader. At least eight ISIS fighters had reportedly taken cover among dense reeds in Iraq’s al-Rashad region, about 55 miles...... more

Terrorists kill over 140 soldiers in daring assault on Army Base

Terrorists kill over 140 soldiers in daring assault on Army Base A Taliban suicide raid on a major military base in northern Afghanistan is reported to have left at least 140 people dead, mostly soldiers, in the deadliest attack on Afghan forces since 2001. Witnesses said a group of 10 heavily armed suicide bombers aboard two army vehicles and disguised as government...... more

Military court convicts journalist over Boko Haram report •May bag death sentence

Military court convicts journalist over Boko Haram report •May bag death sentence A military court in Cameroon has convicted Ahmed Abba, a journalist for Radio France Internationale’s (RFI) Hausa service, on charges of “non-denunciation of terrorism” and “laundering of the proceeds of terrorist acts,” according to his lawyer and RFI. Abba’s lawyer, Clement Nakong, told the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) that Abba,...... more

30,000 militants from 100 nations join ISIS

30,000 militants from 100 nations join ISIS More than 30,000 militants from over 100 countries arrived to the Middle East in the past years to join terrorist organisations, such as Islamic State (ISIS) and Al Qaeda. UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov disclosed this in a report to the UN Security Council meeting....... more

‘Facebook killer’ kills self during hot chase

‘Facebook killer’ kills self during hot chase Police say a man suspected of randomly shooting a grandfather on an Ohio street and posting video of the killing to Facebook has taken his own life. Steve Stephens’ car was spotted on Tuesday morning outside a McDonald’s in the city of Erie, Pennsylvania. State police gave chase and the suspect...... more

Micro Finance a tool for poverty alleviation and wealth creation: Ambassador Kamanzi

Micro Finance a tool for poverty alleviation and wealth creation: Ambassador Kamanzi The Rwandan High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador Stanislas Kamanzi, has described micro finance as a potent tool for poverty alleviation and wealth creation. Ambassador Kamanzi expressed this view last week at The Bullion Lecture organised by Centre for Financial Journalism in Lagos. He believes that micro finance is essential to people-centred...... more

Paraguay’s President refuses to run for second term after Senate changes Constitution to clear way for him

Paraguay’s President refuses to run for second term after Senate changes Constitution to clear way for him Paraguay’s President Horacio Cartes says he will not run for a second term next year, after signs that he would try to hang onto power sparked deadly riots. Cartes made his intentions known in a letter Monday to the Archbishop of Asuncion, saying he always puts Paraguay first. Pope Francis earlier...... more

Manhunt for gunman who shot a grandfather, posted footage on Facebook

Manhunt for gunman who shot a grandfather, posted footage on Facebook A US gunman who shot a grandfather on the street apparently at random and posted the footage on Facebook could be anywhere, say investigators. The suspect, Steve Stephens, said in another video post that he had killed 13 people and would kill more. He shot dead 74-year-old Robert Godwin in Ohio...... more

BP battles to get leaking oil well under control

BP battles to get leaking oil well under control A BP oil and gas production well in Alaska’s North Slope blew out Friday morning, and on Saturday afternoon, the well was still not under control as responders fought freezing temperatures and winds gusting up to 38 mph. Efforts to get the well under control were also being hampered by damage...... more

Infant, 3 others shot at church carnival

Infant, 3 others shot at church carnival Four people, including an infant, were shot Saturday night at an Alabama church’s Spring carnival, officials said. The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. at Cathedral of the Cross in Center Point, Ala., located northeast of Birmingham. Authorities told FOX 6 News none of the shooting victims suffered serious injuries. Around 900...... more

100 die in car bomb attack in Syria

100 die in car bomb attack in Syria About 100 people were killed Saturday in a car bomb explosion targeting pro-regime evacuees leaving besieged Syrian towns, a volunteer rescue agency said. The blast, which struck buses of people who were leaving their towns as part of a rebel-regime swap, also injured 55 others in Rashidin, a suburb of Aleppo...... more

North Korea threatens nuclear war

North Korea threatens nuclear war North Korea has warned the US not to take provocative action in the region, saying it is “ready to hit back with nuclear attacks”. The comments came as North Korea marked the 105th anniversary of the birth of its founding president, Kim Il-sung. A huge parade in Pyongyang was held amid...... more

Fugitive threatens to attack churches on Easter Sunday

Fugitive threatens to attack churches on Easter Sunday Authorities in Wisconsin were investigating a written threat against churches by an individual purporting to be Joseph Jakubowski, who police have been searching for since April 4. The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department said Thursday they were actively investigating the threat that was directed at churches in the Sussex area, according to...... more

Trump’s super bomb kills 36 ISIS militants

Trump’s super bomb kills 36 ISIS militants The super bomb President Donald Trump dropped Thursday on tunnels in eastern Afghanistan killed 36 ISIS militants, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defence. The blast, from the weapon dubbed the “mother of all bombs,” destroyed three underground tunnels as well as weapons and ammunition, but no civilians were hurt, said...... more

Doctor faces life in jail for circumcising young girls

Doctor faces life in jail for circumcising young girls A doctor in the US city of Detroit has been charged with carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM) on young girls in what is believed to be the first case of its kind in the country. Prosecutors said Jumana Nagarwala had been performing the practice on girls aged between six and...... more

Nearly 100 missing after boat carrying migrants sinks off Libya’s coast

Nearly 100 missing after boat carrying migrants sinks off Libya’s coast At least 97 African migrants, including women and children, are missing after their boat sank off the Libyan coast, a coastguard spokesman has said. A total of 23 male survivors were rescued while clinging to a floating device, Ayoub Kassem added. Rescue operations are continuing, but the chances of finding more...... more

US’ first female Muslim Judge found dead in river

US’ first female Muslim Judge found dead in river A groundbreaking black jurist who became the first Muslim woman to serve as a U.S. judge was found dead in New York’s Hudson River on Wednesday, police said. Sheila Abdus-Salaam, a 65-year-old associate judge of New York’s highest court, was found floating off Manhattan’s west side at about 1:45 p.m. EDT,...... more

UNICEF raises the alarm over alarming rise in Boko Haram child suicide bombers

UNICEF raises the alarm over alarming rise in Boko Haram child suicide bombers The number of children used in ‘suicide’ attacks in the Lake Chad conflict has surged to 27 in the first quarter of 2017, compared to nine over the same period last year, UNICEF said in a new report released today. “In the first three months of this year, the number of...... more

African migrants sold in Libya ‘slave markets’

African migrants sold in Libya ‘slave markets’ Africans trying to reach Europe are being sold by their captors in “slave markets” in Libya, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) says. Victims told IOM that after being detained by people smugglers or militia groups, they were taken to town squares or car parks to be sold. Migrants with skills...... more

China offers $72,460 to whistleblowers

China offers $72,460 to whistleblowers China is tempting its citizens to become whistleblowers, but the carrots offered are not as rich as what Nigeria has offered its citizens. While Nigeria has offered between 2.5 and 5 per cent of stolen money reported, the authorities in Beijing, the Chinese capital has offered a flat $72,460 to its...... more

U.S. deploys Strike Force towards North Korea

U.S. deploys Strike Force towards North Korea The U.S. Navy is sending a strike group toward the Korean Peninsula to bolster the U.S. presence there and send a message to North Korea, which this week conducted a ballistic missile test despite U.N. Security Council resolutions banning such launches. The Carl Vinson Strike Group was making a port call...... more

Prominent academic arrested for criticising president’s wife

Prominent academic arrested for criticising president’s wife Uganda has arrested a prominent academic for criticising the wife of President Yoweri Museveni on social media, police said Saturday. Stella Nyanzi criticised Janet Museveni, who is education minister, on Facebook after the government reneged on a campaign pledge to supply free sanitary pads to schoolgirls struggling to afford hygiene products....... more

Trump unleashes missiles on Syria in retaliation for chemical weapons attack

Trump unleashes missiles on Syria in retaliation for chemical weapons attack The U.S. military fired a barrage of missiles into Syria early Friday in retaliation for a gruesome chemical weapons attack blamed on President Bashar al-Assad’s forces that killed about 100 civilians. It is the first direct U.S. assault on Syrian government forces. The 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles were launched from the...... more

Girl found living with monkeys in the forest

Girl found living with monkeys in the forest Indian police are reviewing reports of missing children to try to identify a girl who was found living in a forest with a group of monkeys. The girl, believed to be 10 to 12 years old, was unable to speak, was wearing no clothes and was emaciated when she discovered in...... more

USA is a drowning state being run by an idiot: Islamic State terrorists

USA is a drowning state being run by an idiot: Islamic State terrorists Islamic State has described the United States a drowning state “being run by an idiot”. It was the first official remark by the group on Donald Trump presidency since he took office in January. Spokesman Abi al-Hassan al-Muhajer said: “America you have drowned and there is no saviour, and you have...... more

Earthquake strikes Botswana, tremors felt in South Africa

Earthquake strikes Botswana, tremors felt in South Africa A magnitude 6.5 quake struck 242 km north-northwest of the Botswana capital Gaborone on Monday, at depth of 35 km (21 miles), the US Geological Survey said. Tremors were also felt in parts of neighbouring SA. Rosebank‚ Centurion‚ Roodepoort‚ Boksburg and even Pretoria were affected by the tremor – which lasted...... more

Explosion kills 10 in Russia’s metro train

Explosion kills 10 in Russia’s metro train At least 10 people were killed by an explosion inside a metro train at the Sennaya Square station in St. Petersburg in Russia. Report says an unidentified device exploded in a train car. “According to information available at this point ten people died. Others were injured,” a source said. The number...... more

US universities speak out against Trump’s travel ban, mount legal challenge

US universities speak out against Trump’s travel ban, mount legal challenge A group of 31 U.S. colleges and universities is supporting a legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s restrictions on travel to the United States by refugees and visitors from certain Muslim-majority countries, asserting the executive order would harm their efforts to provide quality education and promote the free exchange of ideas....... more

Trump storms out of crucial meeting over former aide

Trump storms out of crucial meeting over former aide President Donald Trump walked out of an executive order signing ceremony Friday without actually signing the orders. During the signing ceremony, White House pool reporters asked Trump questions about his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who has offered to testify on Russian involvement in the U.S. election in return for...... more

 

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