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Somalia questions foreign ‘hostages’ found near Al-Shabaab territory

Somali police launched an investigation on Sunday after 20 foreigners were discovered near territory controlled by the Al-Shabaab militant group claiming to be fishermen who had been held hostage for years. Police spokesman Sadik Dudishe said the men, 14 Iranians...

‘We want freedom’: key quotes from China protests

China was rocked last weekend by widespread protests not seen in decades, with hundreds of people taking to the streets across the country to demand an end to crippling Covid lockdowns. Initially sparked by the deaths of ten people in...

The number of shootings in schools in Brazil rises to four after the death of a teacher

The death toll from a shooting at a sister school in Brazil rose to four on Saturday after a teacher wounded in the attack by a 16-year-old shooter wearing Nazi symbols died of her injuries, authorities said. Authorities in the...

Pope will visit DR Congo, South Sudan in early 2023

Pope Francis will visit the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan early next year, a trip previously postponed due to knee problems, the Vatican said Thursday. The 85-year-old pontiff will visit Kinshasa during his trip to the Democratic...

Hawaii volcano, the world’s largest, erupts for the first time in decades

Hawaii's Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano, has erupted for the first time in nearly 40 years, US authorities said, as emergency crews went on alert early Monday. Lava flows remained "contained" within Mauna Loa's summit caldera, but the...

Uganda closes schools to fight Ebola, new cases drop

Uganda closed schools across the country on Friday to slow the spread of Ebola, despite the health minister insisting to AFP that new cases had decreased. The directive to close schools two weeks before the end of the term was...

London Transport Blocks Qatar Ads Over LGBTQ Laws

London's transport system does not allow advertising that "represents Qatar as a desirable destination" or encourages people to attend the World Cup, according to a 2019 policy in response to LGBTQ laws there. Transport for London (TfL)'s stance reportedly angered...

Colorado Mass Shooter Arrested By ‘Heroic’ People Inside Club: Police

The gunman who opened fire inside an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado, killing at least five people, was detained by two "heroic" people inside the club, police said at a news conference Sunday. They identified the suspect as 22-year-old Anderson Lee...

Ramaphosa of South Africa begins the first state visit of Charles III as king

King Charles III hosted South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in London on Tuesday for the first state visit of his reign, with climate change, trade and the Commonwealth expected to be on the agenda. Charles and Queen Camilla joined the...

Russian airstrikes kill 15 in Kherson as Ukraine fights to restore power

Russian shelling of the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson killed 15 civilians on Friday, authorities said, as engineers across the country tried to restore heat, water and power to major cities. Across the country, Russian airstrikes in recent weeks have...

Protests in China as anger over zero covid policy mounts

Hundreds of people took to the streets of major Chinese cities on Sunday to protest the country's zero-Covid policy, in a rare outburst of public anger against the state. China's hardline virus strategy is stoking public frustration, with many growing...

US Vice President Harris visits a Philippine island near waters claimed by China

US Vice President Kamala Harris visited a Philippine island near waters claimed by China on Tuesday to show support for the longtime US ally and counter Beijing's growing influence in the region. Harris is the highest-ranking US official to visit...

The South African president is ready to face the finding of a crucial investigation

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed allegations of internal corruption that have raised questions about his future during a visit to Britain on Thursday, but rejected suggestions that his presidency could be disrupted. Lawmakers in Pretoria next month will debate...

Six years after the attacks, Belgium prepares for the biggest trial

The worst peacetime massacre at Elgium left 32 dead and hundreds scarred for life. Now, six and a half years later, Brussels will host the biggest criminal trial in its history. Jury selection begins Wednesday before hearings on charges against...

Saudi Arabia unveils plan for massive new airport in capital

Saudi Arabia announced plans for a new airport in Riyadh on Monday with the intention of spurring rapid growth in the capital while advancing the kingdom's ambitious aviation goals. The airport, which will accommodate 120 million travelers by 2030 and...

‘Hardcore’ Musk Leads to Twitter Culture Shock

After taking over Twitter, one of Silicon Valley's most iconic companies, Elon Musk was quick to introduce his no-holds-barred work ethic, sparking a bitter culture clash with thousands of workers still believing in the platform's superior mission. In less than...

Putin and Kazakh leader affirm ties after tensions in Ukraine

Kazakhstan's leader, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, met Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin on Monday, with the allies reaffirming historic ties after public disagreements over Ukraine. It was the Kazakh leader's first trip abroad since he took up his second term...

ICC Prosecutor Seeks Charges Against Ugandan Warlord Kony

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said on Thursday he would ask the judges to uphold the charges against Joseph Kony, the fugitive Ugandan leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, even though he remains at large. Kony launched...

Twitter intends to diversify beyond advertising, but will it be possible?

Is it a chimera or a possibility? Elon Musk wants to diversify Twitter's revenue stream beyond advertising, a feat none of the biggest social networks have yet accomplished. Something of a gold standard, social media ads can be tweaked and...

Ukraine warns of new Russian missile attacks

Ukraine said on Monday that Russia was preparing for a new wave of missile attacks on its power grid that have plunged parts of the country into cold and darkness. A Ukrainian military spokesman said a Russian warship capable of...
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