Saturday, August 8, 2020

Egypt convicts 56 over migrant boat sinking

An Egyptian court has sentenced 56 people to prison over the capsizing of a migrant boat that killed more than 200 people in September. They were given sentences of up to 14 years, and the...

Russia opposition leader, others arrested

Russia's main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, has been arrested at an anti-corruption protest he organised in the capital, Moscow. Thousands of people joined rallies nationwide, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev over...

Jehovah’s Witnesses mobilize global response to threat of ban in Russia

Threatened with an imminent ban on their worship in Russia, Jehovah’s Witnesses are responding with a direct appeal to Kremlin and Supreme Court officials for relief through a global letter-writing campaign. The Governing Body of...

Militia fighters decapitate 40 police officers in DR Congo

Militia fighters in DR Congo have decapitated about 40 police officers in an ambush in the central province of Kasai, local officials say. Fighters from the Kamwina Nsapu group attacked a police convoy. Six policemen who...

Alexei Navalny, Russian opposition leader, arrested in Moscow

Russia's main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, has been arrested along with dozens of others at an anti-corruption protest he organised in the capital, Moscow, witnesses say. Protesters tried to prevent a police van from taking...

Hosni Mubarak freed after six years in detention

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed from detention, six years after being overthrown. Mr Mubarak left a military hospital in southern Cairo and went to his home in the northern suburb of Heliopolis,...

London attack: Khalid Masood identified as killer

Police have identified Khalid Masood as the man who carried out the Westminster attack, as the death toll rose to five. Masood, 52, was born as Adrian Elms in Kent and was shot dead by...

More than 200 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean

More than 200 migrants are feared dead in a boat sinking off the coast of Libya, a Spanish aid organisation says. Proactiva Open Arms said it had recovered five bodies floating near two capsized boats,...

Trump team ‘incidentally monitored’ after election

Post-election communications of Donald Trump's team were swept up in an "incidental collection" by intelligence agencies, a Republican lawmaker says. House intelligence committee chairman Devin Nunes said individuals were named in "widely disseminated" reports, which...

London attack: Five dead in Westminster terror attack

Five people have died and at least 40 were injured after an attacker drove a car along a pavement in Westminster, stabbed a policeman and was shot dead by police in the grounds of...

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