Families of passengers of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have been informed that the plane ended its journey in the Indian Ocean, effectively ending their hopes of a miraculous survival. Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak gave the information “with deep sadness and regret” in a televised press conference at 15:00CET. The presser came after three new sightings of possible […]
Four people have been killed after gunmen opened fire in a church near the Kenyan city of Mombasa, officials say. They say a number of people were injured after at least two gunmen walked into the church in Likoni and started shooting indiscriminately.
An outbreak of the Ebola virus – which has already killed 59 people in Guinea – has reached the capital Conakry, the UN’s children agency has warned. Unicef said the haemorrhagic fever had spread quickly from southern Guinea, hundreds of kilometres away. Scores of cases have been recorded since the outbreak began last month.
The EU and US have announced travel bans and asset freezes against a number of officials from Russia and Ukraine. The moves follow Sunday’s referendum in Crimea, in which officials say 97% of voters backed breaking away from Ukraine and joining Russia. The individuals targeted by the sanctions are seen as having played a key […]
Preliminary results in Sunday’s referendum on whether Ukraine’s Crimea region should join Russia or become an independent state show overwhelming support for Russia. With 75% percent of the ballots counted, close to 96% of voters want to become part of that country, according to the Crimean Electoral
A couple have auctioned their house after losing an 18 year battle to overturn an archaic law making them liable for church repairs. Andrew and Gail Wallbank became responsible for maintaining a 13th Century church in Aston Cantlow, Warks, when they inherited Glebe Farm in
Ugandan rights activists and politicians have filed a legal challenge to overturn a tough anti-gay law condemned by Western donors. The law violated the rights of gay people and subjected them to “cruel and inhuman punishment”, they said. Several cases of “violence and retaliation” have been reported since
Just as the saying goes “you don’t throw stone in market place,because your loved one could be there” It came as a surprise to the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni just few weeks after passing the anti gay bill and recommending strict penalty for first hand offenders his daugther Diana Kamuntu reveals she is was Gay. Diana […]
Azharuddin Abdul Rahman said officials had not ruled out hijacking as a cause of the plane’s disappearance. He said all reported sightings of debris from the plane in the seas south of Vietnam were unconfirmed. Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 vanished from radar almost three days ago en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur, with 239 […]
Two South African police officers who were allegedly caught on video taking part in the beating and stripping of an unarmed man on a Cape Town street have been arrested, the police watchdog said on Saturday. The Independent Police Directorate said the officers, aged 42 and 45 years