Thursday, October 17, 2019

Angolan capital ‘most expensive city for expats’

Luanda, the capital of Angola, has regained top spot as the world's most expensive city for expats, pushing Hong Kong back into second place. The...

Prosecutors file charges against Brazil ex-leader Lula

Brazilian prosecutors are filing charges against ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a money laundering probe, officials say. The charges, which are related to...

Freed Chibok girls home for Christmas

More than 20 Nigerian "Chibok girls" who were released by the Islamist group Boko Haram in October have rejoined their families for Christmas. It is...

Jammeh vows to resist moves to oust him

The Gambia's long-serving President Yahya Jammeh has warned that he will resist any attempt by regional leaders to force him out of power, despite...

Ethiopian politician jailed for 6.5 years for ‘encouraging terrorism’ via Facebook

A federal high court in Ethiopia has sentenced politician Yonatan Tesfaye to six years and six months in prison for planning, preparing and encouraging...

SINGAPORE: Nightclub waiter joins fatal gang attack

A nightclub waiter took part in a gang attack that left a customer dead, then washed the blood off his hands and finished the...

US military helicopter crashes in South Korea, killing 2

A U.S. military helicopter crashed in South Korea during a routine training mission Monday, killing both pilots on board, the U.S. Army and South...

Facebook makes public posts searchable

Facebook has indexed almost two trillion posts put on the site by its members to make it easier to find them. The change means that...

Burkina Faso bans BIG BUTTOCKS contest

The government of Burkina Faso has banned an annual beauty contest for women with the biggest buttocks, saying such events are sexist. Adverts for this...

Cameroon-Nigeria border: 12 killed in suicide attack

Two suicide bombers have killed at least 12 people, including a baby, and wounded more than 40 others in a town in northern Cameroon near the...