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Man kills wife, commits suicide after getting divorce papers

Man kills wife, commits suicide after getting divorce papers A man planning to contest for the Mississippi State Legislature, in the United States, Carl Robinson, has shot dead his wife, Latoya Thompson, and then killed himself after he was served divorce papers. Mississippi state legislature, Carl Robinson and wife now dead New York Daily News reports that Robinson, who was...... more

Trump administration moves to end food stamps for 3 million people

Trump administration moves to end food stamps for 3 million people The Trump administration moved to end food stamp benefits for 3.1 million people with proposed new regulations curtailing the leeway of states to automatically enroll residents who receive welfare benefits. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said state governments “have misused this flexibility.” “We are changing the rules, preventing abuse of a critical...... more

Boris Johnson emerges new UK PM

Boris Johnson emerges new UK PM Boris Johnson has been elected new Conservative leader in a ballot of party members and will become the next UK prime minister. He defeated Jeremy Hunt comfortably, winning 92,153 votes to his rival’s 46,656. With the latest victory, the former London mayor takes over from Theresa May on Wednesday. In his...... more

US expands powers to deport migrants without going to court

US expands powers to deport migrants without going to court The US government is introducing a new fast-track deportation process that will bypass immigration courts. Under the new rules, migrants who cannot prove they have been in the US continuously for more than two years can be immediately deported. Until now, expedited deportations could only be applied to those detained near...... more

Assad, Russian airstrikes kill 50 in Syria

Assad, Russian airstrikes kill 50 in Syria The death toll from airstrikes carried out by Russian and Syrian regime forces Monday morning in the de-escalation zone in Idlib province rose to 50 civilians, according to the White Helmets civil defense agency. Russian jets struck a marketplace in the city of Maarat Al-Numan in northern Idlib, killing 39 civilians,...... more

Oil prices rise following Iran’s seizure of British-flagged tanker

Oil prices rise following Iran’s seizure of British-flagged tanker Oil prices rallied as market trading resumed globally, on Monday, following the seizure of a British-flagged tanker by Iran on Friday, adding to tensions in the Middle East. Brent gained 2.3 per cent and was trading at $63.92 per barrel at 12.26pm UAE time as the markets recovered from a decline...... more

Iran arrests alleged CIA spies, sentences some to death

Iran arrests alleged CIA spies, sentences some to death Iran announced on Monday it had captured 17 spies working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and sentenced some of them to death, deepening a crisis between the Islamic Republic and the West. Iranian state television published images that it said showed the CIA officers who had been in touch...... more

At least 19 dead after drinking poisoned alcohol

At least 19 dead after drinking poisoned alcohol  At least 19 people have died in Costa Rica after consuming alcohol contaminated with toxic levels of methanol, officials said. The victims, who ranged from 32 to 72 in age, consumed the tainted alcohol in various cities across the country dating back to early last month, the country’s Ministry of Health...... more

Mueller to give ‘substantial evidence’ for impeaching Trump, says top Democrat

Mueller to give ‘substantial evidence’ for impeaching Trump, says top Democrat A leading House Democrat says special counsel Robert Mueller will give “very substantial evidence” that will make the case for impeaching U.S. President Donald Trump. “This is a president who has violated the law six ways from Sunday,” House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler told Fox television. Mueller is set to...... more

UK Finance Minister says he'll quit if Johnson becomes PM

  UK Finance Minister says he'll quit if Johnson becomes PM British finance minister Philip Hammond said Sunday he would make a point of resigning before Boris Johnson became prime minister, saying he could never agree to his Brexit strategy. Johnson is widely expected to win the governing, centre-right Conservative Party’s leadership contest on Tuesday and be named as prime minister once...... more

British Airways, Lufthansa suspend Cairo flights

British Airways and Lufthansa said Saturday that they were temporarily suspending flights to the Egyptian capital of Cairo over unspecified safety and security concerns. The British carrier said it was canceling flights to the Egyptian capital for a week. The German airline said normal operations would resume Sunday. “We constantly review...... more

At least 17 killed as Ethiopia security forces battle activists

At least 17 people have been killed in clashes between Ethiopian security forces and activists seeking a new autonomous region for their Sidama ethnic group, according to a local official and hospital authorities. A local district official told Reuters news agency on Saturday that at least 13 people were killed in...... more

Switzerland mediates in Cameroon’s secession crisis

Switzerland mediates in Cameroon’s secession crisis Switzerland has officially said it is helping the government of Cameroon negotiate with rebels to end the separatist crisis that has killed more than 2,000 people in Cameroon. The Swiss ambassador to Cameroon, Pietro Lazzeri, spoke in Yaounde about attempting reconciliation after more than 20 people were killed within two days...... more

US-led war looming with Iran

US-led war looming with Iran   The United States (U.S.) is deploying troops in Saudi Arabia as tensions soar with its arch-rival Iran raising concerns over navigation in the Gulf’s strategic Strait of Hormuz. It will be the first deployment of its kind since 2003 when American forces withdrew from the kingdom after a 12-year presence...... more

Hunter shot by dog loses leg

Hunter shot by dog loses leg A hunter and former American footballer Matt Branch who lost his leg after being shot by a dog has said he is “just happy to be alive”. Branch, who played as a lineman for Louisiana State University, lost his limb while preparing for a hunting trip with friends and family on...... more

Saudi king approves hosting of U.S. armed forces

Saudi king approves hosting of U.S. armed forces King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, has approved hosting of the U.S. armed forces in the kingdom, Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday. An official in the Saudi Ministry of Defence clarified that the decision was made based on the principles of strengthening regional security and stability, and joint cooperation...... more

Three beaten to death over alleged attempt to steal cattle

Three beaten to death over alleged attempt to steal cattle A mob on Friday beat to death three men suspected of trying to steal cattle in India’s eastern state of Bihar, police said, the latest in a spate of attacks that have provoked alarm among religious minorities. In recent years angry mobs have lynched many people from marginalised groups in India,...... more

PepsiCo takes Africa foothold with $1.8 billion Pioneer deal

PepsiCo takes Africa foothold with $1.8 billion Pioneer deal PepsiCo Inc. agreed to buy South Africa’s Pioneer Foods Group Ltd. for about 24.4 billion rand ($1.8 billion), adding local brands such as Weet-Bix breakfast cereal and Ceres fruit juice to ignite a push across the continent. The deal gives the U.S. drinks giant a hub from which to expand more...... more

UK vows ‘serious consequences’ if Iran doesn’t release British-flagged oil tanker

UK vows ‘serious consequences’ if Iran doesn’t release British-flagged oil tanker Britain warned Friday there would be “serious consequences” if Iran did not release a UK-flagged oil tanker it seized in the Strait of Hormuz Friday, the latest confrontation in the increasingly tense standoff in the important shipping route. Iranian media reported Saturday the ship, the Stena Impero, was captured by the...... more

Boeing takes almost $5bn hit by 737 Max grounding

Boeing takes almost $5bn hit by 737 Max grounding Boeing has confirmed that the firm is taking a $4.9 billion financial hit to cover costs related to the global grounding of its 737 Max aircraft. The charge will be used mostly to compensate Boeing's customers for schedule disruptions and delays in aircraft deliveries, the company said Thursday in a statement....... more

Man who married two sisters commits suicide over adultery

Man who married two sisters commits suicide over adultery  A 40-year-old Zimbabwean Jotham Chakawa has committed suicide because his two wives were allegedly both cheating on him. Reports say that Jotham Chakawa killed himself after suspecting his two wives, who happen to be sisters, were engaged in two separate adulterous affairs. Chakawa is reported to have previously made two attempts...... more

Animals in Uganda to be issued birth certificates

Animals in Uganda to be issued birth certificates Plans have reached an advanced stage for the issuance of “birth certificates” for the animals as well as registration of all farmers and their cattle by the Ugandan government. Ugandan Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Vincent Ssempijja, said the move became necessary to enable government trace where the products...... more

Women overseas lose access to pre-natal care due to Trump’s ‘global gag rule’

Women overseas lose access to pre-natal care due to Trump’s ‘global gag rule’ Medical providers say some pregnant women in developing countries have lost access to prenatal health care because of the Trump administration’s expanded “global gag rule” that cut aid to international organisations involved in abortion-related activities. A recent study in the Lancet Global Health journal also reports that abortions actually increased in...... more

Trump hosts persecuted Nigerian Christians, others at White House

Trump hosts persecuted Nigerian Christians, others at White House U.S. President Donald Trump, who has made religious freedom a centerpiece of his foreign policy, met on Wednesday with victims of religious persecution from Nigeria and several other countries. A Reuters report on the meeting on Wednesday did not identify the Nigerians in attendance but noted that “Trump counts evangelical Christians...... more

Couple falls from 9 storey building while having sex

Couple falls from 9 storey building while having sex A woman has been killed after falling from the ninth floor of a block of flats in Russia while having sex, but her partner survived after landing on top of her. The woman, aged 30, was found dead at the base of an apartment block in St Petersburg on the night...... more

Child rapists to be castrated in new law

Child rapists to be castrated in new law New laws in Ukraine will see convicted paedophiles and rapists forcibly castrated by chemical injection. The legislation will potentially apply annually to thousands of men aged between 18 and 65 found guilty of raping or sexually abusing minors. Paedophiles will face “coercive chemical castration” under the new system. This “involves the...... more

U.S. universities offer scholarships worth $7.5m to Nigerians

U.S. universities offer scholarships worth $7.5m to Nigerians More than 303 Nigerian students from the 17 states of southern Nigeria have received no less than $7.5 million in full or partial scholarships from 225 American universities and colleges to study in the United States for the 2019-2020 academic session. This was disclosed by the Acting United States Consul General,...... more

Report identifies leading causes of death among Europeans

Report identifies leading causes of death among Europeans Heart attacks and strokes were the most common death causes in the EU in 2016, according to a Eurostat statement on Tuesday. The statement said in 2016, 36% of the deaths occurred due to heart attacks and strokes and 26% were because of cancer. However, in Denmark, France, the Netherlands and...... more

US House condemns Trump’s attacks on four congresswomen

US House condemns Trump’s attacks on four congresswomen The US House of Representatives has voted to condemn President Donald Trump after a series of attacks aimed at four congresswomen. The resolution denounced Mr Trump’s “racist comments that have legitimised fear and hatred of New Americans and people of colour”. Mr Trump had been accused of racism and xenophobia for...... more

We won’t be intimidated — US congresswomen targeted by Trump

We won’t be intimidated — US congresswomen targeted by Trump The four Democratic congresswomen who were attacked by US President Donald Trump in racist tweets over the weekend said on Monday they will “not be silenced”, and instead turned their attention to the treatment of immigrants detained at the border, healthcare and education, among other issues. US Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan...... more

 

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