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Russia loses Interpol presidency vote

Russia loses Interpol presidency vote Interpol has elected South Korean Kim Jong-yang as its president, rejecting the controversial Russian frontrunner. Mr Kim was chosen by Interpol's 194 member states at a meeting of its annual congress in Dubai. He beat Russia's Alexander Prokopchuk, who has been accused of using Interpol's arrest warrant system to target critics...... more

Child bride auctioned off on Facebook

Child bride auctioned off on Facebook Facebook has come under fire for a "barbaric use of technology" that allowed the sale of a child bride to be held on its site. An auction was held on the social media platform for a 16-year-old girl in South Sudan which sought payment for her hand in marriage. Facebook said...... more

U.S. Congress to probe Trump’s daughter

U.S. Congress to probe Trump’s daughter New revelations about the extent of Ivanka Trump's personal email use in the White House will be getting a hard look from House Democrats when they take power in January. The House Oversight and Government Reform committee began looking into private email use last year after reports by Politico revealed that...... more

Reformed gangster shot after book launch

Reformed gangster shot after book launch  A former Danish gang leader who produced a memoir detailing how he left a life of crime has been fatally shot just a day before his book's release. Nedim Yasar, 31, was targeted as he left a book launch on Monday in the Danish capital, Copenhagen. The gunman fled the scene...... more

Niger aims to double power supply by 2024

Niger aims to double power supply by 2024 Niger is on track to nearly double power production in the next six years, a senior official told Reuters on Monday, a development that could boost industry in one of the world’s poorest countries. The government is in talks with three Chinese companies to develop a 200 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power...... more

Trump says he will stand by Saudi Arabia despite Khashoggi murder

Trump says he will stand by Saudi Arabia despite Khashoggi murder President Donald Trump vowed on Tuesday to remain a “steadfast partner” of Saudi Arabia despite saying that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have known about the plan to murder dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi last month. Defying pressure from U.S. lawmakers to impose tougher sanctions on Saudi Arabia, Trump also...... more

Chicago hospital shooting leaves 4 dead, including police officer and gunman

Chicago hospital shooting leaves 4 dead, including police officer and gunman  A gunman shot a doctor to death outside a Chicago hospital on Monday before storming the facility and killing a pharmaceutical assistant and a police officer during an exchange of gunfire and dying in the rampage, officials said. The shooter knew the doctor he shot outside Mercy Hospital, Chicago Police Superintendent...... more

Three arrested in Australia after 'ISIS-inspired' terror plot foiled

Three arrested in Australia after 'ISIS-inspired' terror plot foiled Police in Australia said they have foiled a terror plot "inspired by ISIS" in which assailants were planning to target a prominent public places in Melbourne, a city still reeling from a deadly attack two weeks ago. Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton said Tuesday that three people had been arrested...... more

Fake psychiatrist works for 22 years in UK

Fake psychiatrist works for 22 years in UK Up to 3,000 foreign doctors in the UK are having their backgrounds checked after it emerged that a fake psychiatrist with no qualifications was allowed to practice for over 22 years. Zholia Alemi was jailed for fraud in October after she changed an elderly client's will to make herself a beneficiary....... more

US closes busiest Mexico border crossing for several hours

US closes busiest Mexico border crossing for several hours Tensions have built as nearly 3,000 migrants from the caravan poured into Tijuana in recent days after more than a month on the road — and with many more months likely ahead of them while they seek asylum in the U.S. The federal government estimates the number of migrants could soon...... more

Trump threatens to revoke Acosta’s press pass again

Trump threatens to revoke Acosta’s press pass again The Trump administration is threatening to again suspend White House press credentials for CNN reporter Jim Acosta. After a federal judge ordered that Acosta’s credentials be temporarily restored Friday, the White House sent Acosta a letter saying they had made the “preliminary decision” to suspend his pass when the judge’s order...... more

AU mulls integrated market from January

Mr. Albert Muchanga, the Trade Commissioner of African Union (AU) has said the continent was set to initiate integrated market starting from January. No fewer than 50 African countries have signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). They signed the agreement during the 10th Extraordinary Summit of the AU Assembly...... more

Germany to bar 18 Saudis over Khashoggi murder

Germany will bar 18 Saudis from entering its territory and Europe’s Schengen passport-free zone over their alleged links to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Monday.   Maas said the move was “coordinated very closely with” states France and Britain and the broader EU as they seek more...... more

78-year-old serial killer confesses to killing 90 people

78-year-old serial killer confesses to killing 90 people A 78-year-old man might be responsible for as many as 90 unsolved murders across the US, Texan authorities say. Samuel Little was handed three life sentences in 2014 after being convicted of strangling three Californian women in the late 1980s. This year he was charged with the 1994 murder of a...... more

African Union to suspend debtor countries

African Union to suspend debtor countries The African Union has decided to start imposing sanctions on member states that fail to live up to their financial commitments. Speaking at a press conference Sunday at the conclusion of the 11th extraordinary summit of the heads of state and government of the African Union, Moussa Faki, the union’s chair,...... more

Trump: No plans to listen to tape of Khashoggi killing

Trump: No plans to listen to tape of Khashoggi killing  U.S. President Donald Trump says he has been fully briefed on an audio recording of the killing of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside Riyadh's consulate in Istanbul last month, but has no intention of listening to it because of the violence it depicts. "It's a suffering tape. It's a terrible...... more

South African President to repay campaign money

South African President to repay campaign money South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is to repay $35,000 (£27,300) given to his leadership campaign by a firm accused of corruption. The donor, a firm called Bosasa, has won lucrative government contracts but is under investigation. Mr Ramaphosa initially told MPs the money had been paid to his son, Andile, for...... more

Theresa May: Getting rid of me as leader won’t make Brexit any easier

Theresa May: Getting rid of me as leader won’t make Brexit any easier British Prime Minister Theresa May defended her Brexit plan on Sunday, saying getting rid of her as leader won't make the process of leaving the European Union "any easier." May was speaking at the end of a tumultuous week in which she presented her draft agreement on how the UK would...... more

U.S. to make final statement on Khashoggi’s death, says State Dept.

U.S. to make final statement on Khashoggi’s death, says State Dept. The State Department has insisted that despite recent reports by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the U.S. had not yet reached a determination regarding the death of writer and activist Jamal Khashoggi. The State Department also said that there were “numerous unanswered questions.” The department’s statement came a day after The Wall Street Journal said the...... more

Ex-militia leader, ‘Rambo’ extradited to face trial at International Criminal Court

Ex-militia leader, ‘Rambo’ extradited to face trial at International Criminal Court An MP and former militia leader in the Central African Republic (CAR) has been extradited to The Hague to face trial for crimes against humanity. Alfred Yekatom arrived at the International Criminal Court (ICC) detention centre on Saturday. The ICC alleges he was responsible for murder, torture, attacking civilians and using...... more

Climate protests shut down five London bridges

Climate protests shut down five London bridges Bridges in London were forced to close Saturday because of protests against climate change organized by a group called Extinction Rebellion, city transport agency Transport for London (TfL) said on Twitter. The group have occupied five bridges across the English capital -- Westminster, Lambeth, Waterloo, Blackfriars and Southwark Bridge -- on...... more

Fuel protests take deadly turn in France

Fuel protests take deadly turn in France One protester has died and dozens were injured as almost a quarter of a million people took to the streets of France angry, at rising fuel prices. The female protester who died was struck after a driver surrounded by demonstrators panicked and accelerated. The "yellow vests", so-called after the high-visibility jackets...... more

British House of Lords member, Baroness Cox, concludes humanitarian fact-finding mission to Nigeria, laments ordeal of Northern Christians

British House of Lords member, Baroness Cox, concludes humanitarian fact-finding mission to Nigeria, laments ordeal of Northern Christians British House of Lords member, the Honourable Baroness Cox, has lamented the ordeal of Christians in northern Nigeria after recently concluding a humanitarian fact-finding mission to Nigeria. A statement issued on Monday in London by the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust said: “Today, Baroness Cox has returned from a fact-finding mission to...... more

Over 1,000 people unaccounted for after deadly California wildfire

Over 1,000 people unaccounted for after deadly California wildfire The death toll from the Camp Fire in northern California increased to 71 people while 1,011 people are unaccounted for, the Butte County Sheriff said Friday. Sheriff Kory Honea cautioned the list is "dynamic" and will fluctuate. Firefighters gained ground against the two deadly California wildfires on Friday but residents in...... more

Nurse suspended over selfie in labor ward

Nurse suspended over selfie in labor ward A nurse in Malawi has been suspended after her selfie in a labor ward showing a naked pregnant woman in the background surfaced online. Patricia Malichi's selfie, which has an unidentified pregnant woman lying on a hospital bed at Ndirande Health Centre in Blantyre city, provoked public anger on social media...... more

CIA: Saudi prince ordered Khashoggi’s killing

CIA: Saudi prince ordered Khashoggi’s killing The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, despite the Saudi government's denials that the de facto ruler was involved, according to a senior US official. The senior US official told CNN on Friday the conclusion is based on a...... more

Press pass: CNN Correspondent floors Trump, White House in court

Press pass: CNN Correspondent floors Trump, White House in court  A U.S. judge has ordered the White House to restore access to a reporter of the CNN who was barred from the seat of power. The White House suspended the press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta on Wednesday, November 7, hours after President Trump took issue with questions Acosta asked...... more

Snowstorm slams eastern US: 8 dead, power knocked out

Snowstorm slams eastern US: 8 dead, power knocked out A strong wintry storm still was dumping snow Friday in far northern New England after creating traffic havoc that claimed at least eight lives across the country's eastern half and knocked out power for tens of thousands of people. A mix of rain, snow and ice that initially hit the Midwest...... more

Groups kick as South Africa moves to strip children of foreigners of citizenship

Groups kick as South Africa moves to strip children of foreigners of citizenship The department of home affairs’ plan to discontinue issuing birth certificates to children of foreigners has come under fire from lobby groups who argue that it is in contravention of international laws. Where previously all new babies were issued with birth certificates, as is required by the constitution and international law...... more

US freezes assets of Khashoggi’s killers

US freezes assets of Khashoggi’s killers The U.S. Treasury imposed sanctions on 17 Saudi officials on Thursday for their role in the killing last month of Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, the first concrete response by the Trump administration to the journalist’s death. The sanctions limit access to the U.S. financial system...... more

 

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