Saturday, May 8, 2021

Kenyan TV station suspended for airing porn

The communication regulator in Kenya has suspended a television station and fined it for airing a pornographic scene during a children's programme. Mt Kenya television has been fined 500,000 Kenyan shillings ($4,600:£3,300). The station will also...

Italian police arrest 30 Nigerian members of Black Axe gang

Italian police have carried out raids across the country, arresting some 30 people suspected of operating for the Nigerian Black Axe mafia syndicate. Police say they face about 100 charges including drug and people trafficking,...

Oscars 2021: Nomadland, Anthony Hopkins and Daniel Kaluuya share glory

Film drama Nomadland has scooped three Oscars including best picture, while British stars Sir Anthony Hopkins and Daniel Kaluuya have won acting awards. Nomadland's Chloe Zhao made history as the first woman of color and...

Covid: Man arrested after infecting 22 people in Majorca

A man has been arrested in Spain on suspicion of assault after allegedly infecting 22 people with Covid. The 40-year-old is alleged to have continued to go to work and the gym despite having a...

AU condemns Somalia president’s term extension

The African Union has condemned the extension of the term of Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and is sending a special envoy to Mogadishu to help resolve the political impasse there. The AU’s Peace and...

Times Square subway pipe bomber jailed for life

A man who set off a pipe bomb during rush hour in a New York subway station has been sentenced to life in prison. Akayed Ullah, 31, detonated the bomb in Times Square station, which...

Man on trial in Madrid for ‘killing and eating his mother’

A man has gone on trial in Spain for allegedly killing his mother, cutting up her body, and eating her remains. Alberto Sánchez Gómez was arrested in 2019 after police went to the home of...

Staff member killed in Nigeria university abduction

A member of staff has been killed and a number of students abducted during a raid on a university in the northern state of Kaduna. A police spokesperson said many people had been kidnapped from...

Ohio shooting: Columbus police kill black teenage girl

A police officer in the US state of Ohio has shot dead a 16-year-old black girl while responding to an emergency call over an attempted stabbing. The teenager involved in the incident, in the state...

Derek Chauvin found guilty in death of George Floyd

After less than a day of deliberation, jurors found Derek Chauvin guilty of all charges over George Floyd's death The jury returned guilty verdicts of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter The former police officer was...

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