Thursday, October 17, 2019

Pakistan executes Shafqat Hussain despite appeals

Pakistan has executed Shafqat Hussain, convicted of killing a child in 2004, despite appeals from international human rights groups. His lawyers say he was 14...

Sierra Leone records two new cases of Ebola

Two new cases of Ebola have surfaced in Sierra Leone's Tonkolili district after a man died last week in the area where the deadly...

Samsung glamor days over as it fights to save mobile market share

For four years Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has basked in the success of its Galaxy smartphones, making billions of dollars competing with Apple Inc...

Nigeria Boko Haram crisis: Army rescues 178 people

The Nigerian military says it has rescued 178 people from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in northern Borno state. In a statement released on...

‘Breasts are not weapons,’ say Hong Kong protesters

Forget umbrellas: The newest symbol of protest in Hong Kong is the bra. That's what dozens of angry citizens wore Sunday in a demonstration against...

Syrian government warplane crashes in Idlib province

A Syrian government warplane has crashed in a marketplace in the north-western town of Ariha, killing 12 people, activists say. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for...

French police use tear gas to disperse migrants

French riot police have used tear gas on migrants who attempted to cross the Eurotunnel from Calais into Britain. More than 200 migrants tried to...

Afghanistan peace talks on hold amid Taliban turmoil

The confirmation of Taliban leader Mullah Omar's death has thrown the fledgling Afghan peace process into disarray, with planned talks postponed. Taliban officials formally announced...

Legia Warsaw player hit by ‘stone’ in Europa League match

A player was "hit by a stone" leading to a Europa League qualifier between FK Kukesi and Legia Warsaw in Albania being abandoned. Legia say ...

UN official slams the UK Government for accepting fewer refugees than neighbours

It takes about two hours to burn off your fingerprints. You find a piece of metal pipe, stick it in the fire until the...