Monday, November 18, 2019

John Conyers: Longest-serving black congressman dies aged 90

The longest-serving black member of the US Congress, John Conyers, has died at home at the age of 90, police in Detroit say. The Democrat resigned under a cloud of sexual harassment allegations in December...

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: IS leader ‘killed in US operation’ in Syria

The fugitive leader of the Islamic State (IS) group has been killed in a US military operation in northwest Syria, President Donald Trump has said. Speaking from the White House, Mr Trump said Abu Bakr...

Russian soldier shoots dead eight fellow servicemen

A Russian serviceman has shot dead eight fellow soldiers and injured at least two more on a military base in the country's Far East, officials say. They say the soldier - who has been detained...

Moscow exports $25bn worth of food to Africa – Putin

The President of Russia has welcomed African leaders to discuss politics and business "worth billions of dollars" in the maiden Russia-Africa Summit on Wednesday, 23 October 2019. The two-day event will see more than 3,000 delegates from...

Ethiopian protesters burn Nobel peace laureate’s book

Three protesters have been killed and several injured after demonstrations against Ethiopia's Nobel peace laureate and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed turned violent, local officials have told the BBC. Two protesters were killed in Adama town...

Hungary’s PM bans gender study at colleges

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is facing a strong backlash from universities this week after banning gender studies programs. "The Government's standpoint is that people are born either male or female," a spokesman for the...

Canada election: Trudeau’s Liberals win but lose majority

Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party has retained power in a narrow Canadian election win, but he will now be prime minister of a minority government. The Liberals are projected to win 156 seats, 14 short of...

Putin accuses West of ‘blackmailing’ Africa

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has said his country can offer help to Africa without the conditions attached by Western powers. "We see how an array of Western countries are resorting to pressure, intimidation and blackmail...

Captives rescued from Nigeria Koranic school

Authorities in Nigeria say they have freed nearly 150 students including 22 females from another purported Koranic school in the northern Kaduna state. This was the fourth such operation in a month and brings to...

Indian students wear boxes on their heads during exam to prevent cheating

A school in India has apologized after photos emerged of students wearing cardboard boxes on their heads during an exam to discourage cheating. The Bhagat Pre-University College in Haveri, in India’s southwestern Karnataka state, implemented a trial...