rain
A severe storm system bringing flash flooding and tornadoes killed 10 people and injured dozens, leaving a trail of destruction across Arkansas, Missouri and Texas, officials said. The line of storms in Texas that spawned tornadoes were among several in parts of the South and Midwest that brought strong winds, thunderstorms and torrential rain in the three American states over...
Shangai
A Zhangzhou Intermediate People’s Court on Friday sentenced former Vice Mayor of Shanghai Ai Baojun to 17 years in prison for bribery and embezzlement of public funds. The court in Fujian said personal assets worth 841,421 dollars which was held by has been re confiscated. The court ruled that his illicit gains through bribe-taking shall be turned over to the state...
officer
A French mother has been brought back to life by police officers, who performed CPR an hour after paramedics declared her dead. The unnamed woman, a long-time anorexia sufferer, was found collapsed by her 18-year-old daughter after an apparent heart-attack. Paramedics rushed to her home in Paris’s 13th arrondissement but were unable to revive the 49-year-old. But police who came to write...
Buratai
The Chief of Army Staff, Nigerian Army, Lt General TY Buratai has been conferred with the Brazilian Military Order of Merit Award, at Brasilia, Brazil. Lt General Buratai who arrived Brasilia in a rousing welcome was honoured with the Highest Military award in Brazil, an award given to military officers that have distinguished themselves in various military endeavours. Lieutenant General Buratai...
Pyongyang
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during a ceremony to award party and state commendations. An official North Korean website warned Monday that Pyongyang will “wipe out” the United States if Washington starts a war on the peninsula, the latest tit-for-tat sabre-rattling that has sent tensions soaring in the region, AFP reports. According to Vice President Mike Pence, the US...
Maduro
Protesters plan Monday to block Venezuela’s main roads including the capital’s biggest motorway, triggering fears of further violence after three weeks of unrest left 21 people dead. The wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez started a vigil Sunday outside the prison where he is being held, pressing for permission to visit him after he spent a month in isolation. President...
A man carrying a knife was arrested on Saturday at Paris’s Gare du Nord station, causing brief panic days after the jihadist killing of a policeman, police sources said amid pre-election jitters. “An individual carrying a knife came into the station, was pointed out to a police patrol which immediately arrested him,” one of the sources said. No-one was injured in...
US
US forces operating in Syria have killed a senior member of the Islamic State group blamed for an attack on a nightclub that left 39 dead, officials said Friday. “We will reach you anywhere,” Brett McGurk, the US diplomat who coordinates the coalition fighting the jihadist group in Iraq and Syria, said in a tweet confirming the death. Officials identified the...
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...
Gichuhi
A stroke of luck has handed a Kenyan born woman a seat in the Australian Senate after a special recount ordered by a court declared her the winner of a contested battle to represent the state of South Australia. Lucy Gichuhi, who moved to Australia in 1999 and acquired citizenship in 2001, had lost to Senator Bob Day during the...

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