Friday, July 19, 2019

Baga is a ghost town one year after Boko Haram massacre

One year after a massive attack ranked among the worst in Boko Haram's six-year insurgency, the residents of Baga in northeast Nigeria say their...

Russian missiles ‘fell on Iran’

Four Russian cruise missiles fired at Syria from the Caspian Sea landed on Iran, unnamed US officials say. It was unclear whether the missiles caused...

Ex-journalist becomes Australia deputy PM

A former regional newspaper editor, Michael McCormack, has been chosen as Australia's new deputy prime minister. He replaces Barnaby Joyce as leader of the Nationals,...

South Sudanese parties agree to share cabinet slots

South Sudan's warring parties agreed on Thursday to share ministerial positions in a transitional government of national unity, the chair of the body monitoring...

Ivory Coast ex-PM Banny pulls out of presidential poll

Former Ivory Coast prime minister Charles Konan Banny pulled out of the race for the presidency on Friday alleging irregularities, two days before a...

Woman is forced to endure 26 lashes for having SEX outside of marriage

Clutching her head in her hands as she is struck across the back, an Indonesian woman is forced to endure 26 agonising lashes as...

African Union launches an all-Africa passport

On June 13, two weeks before the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, the African Union announced a new “single African passport.” The...

US missile disappears, turns up in Cuba

A US Hellfire missile has turned up in Cuba after going missing in a fiasco that has left American officials worried the technology may...

PHOTOS + VIDEO: Tens of Thousands strip down to celebrate ‘No Pants Subway Ride’

From New York City to Tokyo, Madrid to Moscow, tens of thousands of people descended upon train stations around the globe on Sunday with...

Facebook to offer users virtual assistant service

Facebook is the latest technology company to offer users a virtual assistant service. Facebook is testing the artificial intelligence-powered service, called simply 'M', inside its...