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Seven Killed In Sudan Military Coup

By BBC CROWDS of angry Sudanese citizens have continued to protest through the night against Monday’s military coup. At least seven people were reported killed and dozens injured, many of them as a result of soldiers opening fire on protesters. The UN has demanded that the military release the Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok, and other

Military Coup Underway In Sudan As Prime Minister Is Placed Under House Arrest

Aljazeera MILITARY forces in Sudan have arrested several members of the country’s civilian leadership and put Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok under house arrest, according to Al-Hadath TV. The Dubai-based broadcaster said the arrests took place before dawn on Monday. Citing unidentified sources, Al Hadath said those detained include Industry minister Ibrahim al-Sheikh, Information minister Hamza

US President Joe Biden

Biden Says US Will Defend Taiwan If China Attacks

BBC PRESIDENT Joe Biden said the US would defend Taiwan if China attacked, in an apparent departure from a long-held policy. “Yes, we have a commitment to do that,” he said when asked during a townhall if the US would defend Taiwan. But a White House spokesman later told some US media outlets that his

The blast in southern Kandahar comes exactly a week after a similar explosion at a mosque in the northern city of Kunduz.

Over 30 Killed In Afghan Mosque Explosions During Prayers

BBC MORE than 30 people are dead and 90 injured after three explosions tore through a Shia mosque during Friday prayers in the Afghan city of Kandahar. Pictures from inside the Bibi Fatima mosque show shattered windows and bodies lying on the ground and other worshippers trying to help. The BBC has been told it

ICJ Rejects Kenya Case In Somalia Maritime Border Row

By BBC THE UN’s top court has ruled largely in favour of Somalia in its long-running dispute with Kenya over their maritime border. Kenya rejected the ruling “in totality” before accusing the International Court of Justice of bias. The case concerned a 38 000 sq mile (100 000 sq km) triangle in the Indian Ocean

Covid: UK Start To Pandemic Worst Public Health Failure Ever, MPs Say

BBC THE UK’s failure to do more to stop Covid spreading early in the pandemic was one of the worst ever public health failures, a report by MPs says. The government approach – backed by its scientists – was to try to manage the situation and in effect achieve herd immunity by infection, it said.

The later former Burkina Faso president Thomas Sankara is known as Africa's Che Guevara

Thomas Sankara Trial In Burkina Faso: Who Killed ‘Africa’s Che Guevara’?

BBC THIRTY-four years, almost to the day, since the shocking killing of Burkina Faso’s then President, Thomas Sankara, 14 men are going on trial, accused of complicity in the murder of the man known as “Africa’s Che Guevara”. The charismatic Pan-Africanist was shot dead aged 37 by soldiers during a coup on 15 October 1987,

Facebook, Whatsapp And Instagram Back After Outage

By Staff Reporter SOCIAL media services Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram are back up and running after an outage that lasted almost six hours, Facebook says. The company says the cause was a faulty configuration change. All three services are owned by Facebook and could not be accessed over the web or on smartphone apps. Downdetector,

Thousands March In Support Of Abortion Rights In The US

BBC TENS of thousands of people have been holding rallies across all 50 US states in support of abortion rights. They have been galvanised in opposition to a new Texas law that severely limits access to abortions in the state. Pro-choice supporters across the country fear that constitutional rights may be rolled back. In the

Afghanistan: US-Taliban Deal Hastened Afghan Collapse, Defence Officials Say

BBC TOP US defence officials have said the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan can be traced back to a deal between the group and the Trump administration. The so-called Doha agreement was signed in February 2020 and set a date for the US to withdraw its troops. Gen Frank McKenzie said the deal had a “really

Ronald Reagan

U.S. President Reagan’s Shooter Released

Reuters A U.S. judge on Monday said he would grant “unconditional release” to John Hinckley, who wounded former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and three other people in a 1981 assassination attempt. “I am going to, after all these years, grant unconditional release to Mr. Hinckley,” U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman said during a court hearing

Texas Doctor Sued In First Challenge Of New Abortion Law

By Staff Report A TEXAS doctor who admitted to breaking the state’s new abortion legislation has been sued, in what could be a test of how lawful the mandate is. Writing for the Washington Post, Alan Braid said he had carried out a termination on a woman who was in the early stages of her

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Girls Excluded As Afghan Schools Reopen

BBC THE Taliban have excluded girls from Afghan secondary schools after they ordered only boys and male teachers to return to the classroom. A statement from the Islamist group saying secondary classes would resume made no mention of girls or women. One Afghan schoolgirl told the BBC she was devastated. “Everything looks very dark,” she

Tension As North Korea Fires Two Ballistic Missiles

BBC NORTH Korea has fired two ballistic missiles off its east coast, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) has confirmed. Japan also reported an object was fired, and that it may have been a ballistic missile. Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has called the launch “outrageous” saying it threatened peace and security in the

Biden Calls For Unity As US Remembers 9/11 Attacks

BBC US President Joe Biden has urged unity as his country remembers the victims of the 2001 11 September attacks. In a video released on the eve of the 20th anniversary, he paid tribute to the 2,977 people who lost their lives. “We honour all those who risked and gave their lives in the minutes,