Friday, May 24, 2019

Niki Lauda, Austrian Formula 1 legend, dies at 70

Three-time Formula 1 world champion Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70. Lauda, who underwent a lung transplant in August, "passed away peacefully" on Monday, his family said. The legendary Austrian, one of the...

SA judge dies of snake bite in Zambia

South African Labour Court Judge Anton Steenkamp, 57, has died after being bitten by a black mamba - one of the most venomous snakes - while on holiday in Zambia. "We are devastated. No words....

Transgender woman shot, killed in US weeks after assault

A transgender woman has been fatally shot in Dallas, Texas, according to local police. Muhlaysia Booker, 23, was found dead on a street on Saturday morning, and police are investigating the case as "homicidal violence". Police...

80 Nigerians arrested for eating during Ramadan fast

The Islamic Sharia police in northern Nigeria’s Kano state briefly detained 80 people accused of eating in public, rather than fasting from dawn to sunset as Muslims are required to do during their holy...

Alabama passes bill banning abortion

Alabama has become the latest US state to move to restrict abortions by passing a bill to outlaw the procedure in almost all cases. Supporters say they expect the law to be blocked in court...

Pope’s South Sudan gesture cannot be lost on the world – Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings, has in a meeting with the outgoing Apostolic Nuncio to Ghana, Monsignor Jean-Marie Speich, urged leaders all over the world to take a cue from the recent retreat Pope...
Asia Bibi spent years in solitary confinement after her conviction

Asia Bibi: Christian leaves Pakistan after blasphemy acquittal

Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who spent years on death row after being convicted of blasphemy, has left the country, officials have confirmed. Her conviction was overturned last year by the Supreme Court. She was...

George Weah suspends Minister over ethnic slur

Liberia's President and former football star George Weah has suspended his deputy information minister, Eugene Fahngon, for fuelling ethnic divisions by referring to descendants of freed slaves as "Congo Liberians". Mr Weah's government was committed...

Aeroflot plane crash: 41 killed on Russian jet

Forty-one people died after a Russian plane made an emergency landing and burst into flames just after takeoff from Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport. Dramatic video shows passengers using emergency exit slides to escape the burning Aeroflot...

Boeing 737 skids into Florida river on landing

A passenger plane has slid off a runway in the US state of Florida, ending up in a river after landing during a thunderstorm. None of the 143 people on board the Boeing 737 were...

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