Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Kabul bomb: Diplomatic zone attack kills dozens

A powerful vehicle bomb has hit the diplomatic area of the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least 80 people and injuring 350. It struck close to the German embassy in Zanbaq Square, with civilians said...

White House communications director quits

The White House communications director has resigned only three months after being hired by President Donald Trump. Mike Dubke, an experienced Republican strategist, was hired in March to revamp the White House media strategy. As part...

Tiger Woods ‘found by police asleep at wheel’

Golfer Tiger Woods was found "asleep at the wheel" with the engine running when he was arrested, US media reports say. The former world number one golfer was found at the wheel of his Mercedes,...

Manuel Noriega, Panama ex-strongman, dies at 83

General Manuel Antonio Noriega, former military leader of Panama, has died aged 83, officials have announced. Noriega recently underwent an operation after suffering a haemorrhage following brain surgery. Noriega had been a key US ally but...

Somalia’s al-Shabab stones man to death for adultery

Somali militants have stoned a man to death after an Islamic court convicted him of adultery. Dayow Mohamed Hassan, 44, was buried neck-deep and pelted to death with stones by al-Shabab fighters. He was convicted of...

Manchester attacks: MI5 probes bomber ‘warnings’

MI5 is to hold an inquiry into the way it dealt with warnings from the public that the Manchester suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, was a potential threat. The security service, which was alerted to Abedi's...

BA flight disruption at Heathrow set for third day

British Airways passengers are facing a third day of disruption at Heathrow as the airline deals with the impact of a worldwide computer system crash. BA says it aims to operate a full long-haul schedule...

You’re a historic figure – Akufo-Addo to Sirleaf

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has paid glowing tribute to the leadership shown by Africa’s first female president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia. Having assumed the reins of government in Liberia at a very difficult...

British Airways: Flights cancelled amid IT crash

British Airways has cancelled all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick until 18:00 BST because of computer problems. A "major IT system failure is causing very severe disruption to our flight operations worldwide", the airline said. It...

Search for children abducted from school in Nigeria

Nigerian police are searching for six children abducted from their school on the outskirts of the main city, Lagos. The abductors freed four other children after "profiling" their parents, police said, apparently referring to the...

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