Thursday, July 2, 2020

Man arrested after 40 rapes in Nigerian town

Nigerian police say they have arrested a man after 40 people were raped in one town over the period of a year. A mother in the northern town Dangora caught the man in her children's...

Burundi president dies of ‘heart attack’ at 55

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza, aged 55, has died after suffering a cardiac arrest, the government says. He was admitted to hospital on Saturday after feeling unwell, his condition improved but on Monday he had a...

North Korea halts all communications with South over leafleting

North Korea has said it will cut off all inter-Korean communication lines with the South, including a hotline between the two nations' leaders. The North said this was the first in a series of actions,...

James Mattis: Trump’s former defence secretary denounces president

Former US Defence Secretary James Mattis has denounced President Donald Trump, accusing him of stoking division and abusing his authority. In rare public comments, Mr Mattis said the president had sought to "divide" the American...

George Floyd death homicide, official post-mortem declares

The death of George Floyd, which triggered widespread protests across the US, has been declared a homicide in an official post-mortem examination. The 46-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest while being restrained by Minneapolis police, the...

SpaceX Nasa Mission: Astronaut capsule docks with space station

US astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken have docked with the International Space Station (ISS). Their Dragon capsule - supplied and operated by the private SpaceX company - edged them into port on the high-flying...

George Floyd death: US cities order curfews amid widespread clashes

Curfews have been ordered in cities across the US to try to stem unrest sparked by the death of a black man in police custody. Largely peaceful protests later turned violent in many areas, with...

Nigeria: Outrage as female student raped in church dies

There is public outrage in Nigeria after a female student at the University of Benin died on Saturday after being raped inside a church. Local media reported that the victim, Vera Uwa Omozuwa was raped...

Coronavirus deaths in US top 100,000

The US has passed 100,000 deaths in the coronavirus outbreak in less than four months. It has seen more fatalities than any other country, while its 1.69 million confirmed infections account for about 30% of...

Trump threatens to shut down social media companies

President Trump has taken the extraordinary step of threatening to close down social media platforms. The threat came after Twitter added fact-check links to his tweets for the first time. The battle between the president and...

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