Trump
President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, now has an office at the White House, although she will not be a government employee, an administration official told AFP Monday. Since Trump’s inauguration on January 20, his eldest daughter, aged 35, has been seen often in the presidential mansion’s West Wing, the hub of US executive power. On Friday, she attended a round table...
Kaweesi
Ugandan Police Spokesperson, Andrew Felix Kaweesi, has been shot dead. This was after his convoy was attacked by gunmen near his home at Kulambiro in the outskirts of Kampala. According to a government official, Kaweesi, who is also the Assistant Inspector General of Police, was killed alongside his two bodyguards and his driver as they left his home for work in...
bird flu
Japanese authorities on Friday started to slaughter about 288,000 chickens at poultry farms in two prefectures after bird flu was confirmed early The local government confirmed an H5 type of virus in some of the dead birds in genetic testing. In the north-eastern part of Miyagi, about 200 local officials and 180 troops culled about 220,000 chickens at a poultry farm...
headphone
Australian authorities have warned about the dangers of using battery-powered devices on flights after a woman’s headphones caught fire. The woman was dozing on a flight from Beijing to Melbourne when she was woken by the sound of an explosion. She tore the headphones off to find them sparking, catching fire and beginning to melt. The explosion and fire left her with...
Cyclone Debbie
A powerful cyclone has hit the north-east Australian coast hard, causing major damage, torrential rain and power cuts to tens of thousands of homes. The BBC reports Cyclone Debbie made landfall between Bowen and Airlie Beach in Queensland as a category four storm, whipping gusts of up to 263km/h (163 mph). It is moving inland as a category three but could...
4-year-old
Most preschoolers struggle to go to school on their own, let alone trek 5 miles (8 kilometers) of snowfield packed with wolves in subzero temperature in Siberia. However, a four-year-old girl Saglana Salchak in Russia’s Tuva republic did just that last month to fetch help for her grandmother. Her heroic move touched souls around the world, but also raised concern...
boat
More than 200 migrants are feared dead in a boat sinking off the coast of Libya, a Spanish aid organisation says. Proactiva Open Arms said it had recovered five bodies floating near two capsized boats, which can each hold more than 100 people. The group’s Laura Lanuza said the five they pulled from the Mediterranean were young men who appeared to...
BBCvideo
The BBC was interviewing Poli Sci professor Robert Kelly from his home about the ousting of the South Korean Prez, when 2 of his kids made surprise cameos. Normally only tiny children pee in their pants, but a fair share of adults have just done the same thing after watching this video. The interview goes off the rails, and then...
IMF
An employee at the Paris offices of the International Monetary Fund suffered injuries to her hands and face after opening a letter which exploded on Thursday, police said. Several people were evacuated from the building near the Arc de Triomphe monument “as a precaution”, a police source said. Although no link has been established at this stage, a Greek far-left group...
Russia
Russia’s Supreme Court has banned Jehovah’s Witnesses from operating in the country henceforth. The country’s Supreme Court declared the organization an extremist in a ruling today and outlawed its activity in the whole territory of Russia, thereby sustaining the Justice Ministry’s demands. The court declared the immediate abolition of all 395 local chapters of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia and turned the...

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