Sunday, September 20, 2020

Lightning kills 10 children in north-west Uganda

A lightning strike has killed 10 children in Uganda's north-western city of Arua. The region has been experiencing severe rains coupled with thunder and lightning. A heavy downpour on Thursday prompted the children to take a...

Shinzo Abe: Japan’s PM resigns for health reasons

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has announced his resignation for health reasons. He said he did not want his illness to get in the way of decision making, and apologised to the Japanese people for failing...
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Jeff Bezos now worth a whopping $202 billion

Jeff Bezos was already the world's richest man. Now his net worth has skyrocketed once again, setting another new record. On Wednesday, the Amazon CEO's wealth reached an estimated $202 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires...

Hurricane Laura makes landfall in the US

Powerful Hurricane Laura battered the Louisiana coastline Thursday morning after sweeping ashore as the region's strongest storm in over a century. If you're just reading in now, here are the latest developments on the storm: Downgraded: Hurricane Laura...

Ivorian ex-leader Gbagbo supporters to file poll candidacy

Supporters of the former president of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, say they will file his candidacy for October's election even though a court has ruled he is not eligible to stand due to a...

Suspects in Egypt’s alleged hotel rape flee country

The suspects in an alleged gang rape incident at a luxury hotel in Egypt's capital, Cairo, have fled the country, according to the public prosecutor. Seven of the suspects left in July when reports about...

Jacob Blake protests: Fresh clashes after Wisconsin shooting

There have been clashes for a second night in Wisconsin, with buildings and cars set alight, following the police shooting of a black man on Sunday. Jacob Blake, 29, is in a stable condition after...

Africa to be declared free of wild polio in ‘milestone’

Africa is to be declared free from wild polio by the independent body, the Africa Regional Certification Commission. Polio usually affects children under five, sometimes leading to irreversible paralysis. Death can occur when breathing muscles...

Kellyanne Conway resigns as senior White House adviser

Kellyanne Conway has announced that she is resigning from her post as senior adviser to US President Donald Trump. In a statement, Mrs Conway, 53, said she was stepping down at the end of August...

Joint letter to UN boss to stop human rights violations, religious oppression in South...

On August 10th, 155 youth groups with one million members from 62 countries around the world sent a joint letter to the UN Secretary-General António Guterres and the UN affiliates, including the UN Office...

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