Sunday, January 24, 2021

Foreign

Bird detained for killing owner

Police in Florida, U.S. have detained Cassowary, a slightly unpopular species of bird after it killed its owner, 75-year-old Marvin Hajos. Hajos was severely injured by the bird and...

Teenager beheads classmate for sitting with girlfriend

A Massachusetts teenager Mathew Borges is currently facing murder trial after he stabbed his classmate Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino, and later beheaded him for sitting with his girlfriend in the cafeteria of Lawrence...

Spain reduces speed limit to 90Kph

Spain has reduced the speed limit on major rural roads to 90 kilometers per hour, from 100 kilometers per hour. The measure took effect today, after the authorities changed more than 2,700 road signs at...

Former Pakistani Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif gets 7-year jail term in fresh corruption case.

Former Pakistani Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif has been sent back to jail following a fresh corruption conviction. The anti-corruption court in Islamabad gave Sharif a seven-year term for investments beyond his declared assets. He was...

Boat packed with footballers capsizes in Lake Albert

A boat carrying football players and fans has capsized in Lake Albert in western Uganda, local media reports say. Casualty figures are unclear - the state-owned New Vision newspaper reports that...

Zambian 'arrested for wearing miniskirt'

A 16-year-old Zambian girl has spent the last two weeks in police cells after being arrested for allegedly walking past a police station wearing a miniskirt, according to local newspapers. The girl and her 28-year-old...

Russia concludes work on a high-tech security fence

Russia says it has concluded work on a high-tech security fence, along the annexed Crimea's border with mainland Ukraine. The fence, which is more than 60kilometers long, is topped with barbed wire and has hundreds...

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Slapped With a Fresh Charge in the 1MDB Scandal

Former Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak has been charged with tampering with the audit report into state investment fund 1MDB. Najib, who lost power in May's general election, is accused of altering part of 1MDB's...

South Sudan rival leaders ‘to meet at Vatican’

The leaders of South Sudan are set to visit the Vatican next week, a spokesman told AFP news agency. Arch-rivals President Salva Kiir and rebel leader and former Vice-President...

2019 elections: UK gov’t urges Nigeria to commit to sustainable human development

The UK Government has urged all Nigerian political parties to take a stand to commit to sustainable efforts on human development ahead of the 2019 general elections. The UK made the call in a statement...