Images
The fact that the photographs we see of models in magazines and on billboards are usually digitally-enhanced is a societal norm we have come to accept. However, in France, this will no longer be the case. In a bid to tackle misleading promotions, French advertisers will now be fined for editing model's bodies without indicating that the image has been digitally-altered,...
Russia consulate
The U.S. has ordered Russia to close its consulate in San Francisco, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday. The order was in response to the Kremlin’s decision to shrink the U.S. diplomatic mission in Russia. The U.S. also required Russia to close its two annex buildings in Washington, D.C. and New York City. In July, Moscow had ordered the U.S. to...
Hurricane Harvey
The first fatality from Hurricane Harvey was reported in the hard-hit Texas city of Rockport, Arkansas County Judge Burt Mills said Saturday afternoon. The victim died in a house fire during the storm. “We didn’t know about it until today,” he said. At least 12 people were injured. Texans who rode out the most powerful hurricane to hit the United States...
Zambia
Fire gutted part of Zambia’s biggest market in the nation’s capital on Tuesday in what the government suspected was an act of arson as tensions rise following the arrest of an opposition leader. United Party for National Development leader Hakainde Hichilema was arrested in April and charged with treason for impeding president Edgar Lungu’s motorcade. The arrest of the opposition leader...
Fire
A massive blaze has engulfed the Tower Block, a 24-storey building in the early hours of Wednesday morning in West London at about 1am. The dailymail states that London Ambulance Service said close to 50 people have been rushed to five hospitals around the capital, while at least one resident is still stuck inside the block on the 11th floor,...
Ebola
The Federal and Lagos State Governments are seeking sanction for Kenya Airways for conveying a dead body from Ebola infested Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, without approval from the necessary bodies. This is coming as the corpse flown in from DRC has tested negative to the deadly Ebola virus. At a joint news conference on Thursday in Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria,...
Hassan Rouhani
Incumbent President Hassan Rouhani has won Iran’s election over his hardliner rival Ebrahim Raisi, the country’s Interior Minister says. Hassan Rouhani is a pragmatist best known for signing an international nuclear deal with world powers. He’s not a reformer. But his emphatic win over hardliner Ebrahim Raisi is thanks to strong support from reform-minded voters. During the campaign, he asked for a...
Congo
The Management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has assured Nigerians of adequate surveillance at the nation’s airports following the outbreak of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, saying that at least one person had been confirmed dead due...
Osama bin Laden’s son reportedly seeks to avenge his father’s death and is poised to become the new leader of Al Qaeda. Personal letters seized in the raid that killed bin Laden show that his son, Hamza, is set on avenging his father’s death, Ali Soufan, a former FBI agent, told CBS News in an interview that will air Sunday. “He...
peacekeeping
Officials say a 395-strong Chinese peacekeeping force is set to begin missions in Mali on behalf of the United Nations before the end of May. The troops will be sent to the West African country in two batches, where they will stay for one year. The troops include military engineers, security personnel and medical staff. This is the fifth Chinese peacekeeping force...

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