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Jimmy Lai: Hong Kong Media Tycoon Arrested Under Security Law

Jimmy Lai: Hong Kong Media Tycoon Arrested Under Security Law

Hong Kong business tycoon Jimmy Lai has been arrested and his newspaper offices raided by police over allegations of collusion with foreign forces. His case is the most high-profile arrest so far under the controversial...
Fire At COVID-19 Isolation Facility Kills At Least 10, Injures Many Others

Fire At COVID-19 Isolation Facility Kills At Least 10, Injures Many Others

At least 10 patients have died after a fire at a temporary COVID-19 hospital in Vijayawada, south-east India. The fire broke out at Swarna Palace, a hotel being used to house patients, on Sunday morning. It...
Afghanistan To Release 400 ‘Hard-core’ Taliban To Start Peace Talks

Afghanistan To Release 400 ‘Hard-core’ Taliban To Start Peace Talks

Afghanistan agreed on Sunday to release 400 “hard-core” Taliban prisoners, paving the way for the beginning of peace talks aimed at ending more than 19 years of war. Under election-year pressure from U.S. President Donald...
Several Dead, Many Missing After Monsoon Rains In Pakistan

Several Dead, Many Missing After Monsoon Rains In Pakistan

At least 13 people are dead after heavy monsoon rains and flooding wreaked havoc in several parts of Pakistan, officials said on Sunday. Persistent rain flooded dozens of villages in the southern province of Sindh...
Several Killed In Attack At Military Base

Several Killed In Attack At Military Base

An attack on a military base in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, has killed at least eight people and injured 14 others, officials say. A suicide bomber driving a car targeted the gates of the base...
4 Adults Dead After Ingesting Hand Sanitizer, 11 Others Hospitalized

4 Adults Dead After Ingesting Hand Sanitizer, 11 Others Hospitalized

Amid recalls and warnings of tainted hand sanitizers from the Food and Drug Administration, 15 adults in the United States have been hospitalized for methanol poisoning, according to the Centers for Disease Control and...
REVEALED: Army Intelligence Soldier, 38, Wife ‘Murdered Their Four Children Before Killing Themselves’

REVEALED: Army Intelligence Soldier, 38, Wife ‘Murdered Their Four Children Before Killing Themselves’

Authorities believe Army Staff Sgt. Jared Esquibel Harless and his wife were both responsible for murdering their four young children before killing themselves two months ago. When authorities discovered the entire Harless family dead in...
Lebanese Judge Orders Detention Of Top Officials After Port Blast

Lebanese Judge Orders Detention Of Top Officials After Port Blast

A Beirut judge has ordered the detention of the director of Lebanese customs and a port director, after the massive blast which ripped through the capital city’s port. This is according to a report by...
Hong Kong: US Imposes Sanctions On Chief Executive Carrie Lam

Hong Kong: US Imposes Sanctions On Chief Executive Carrie Lam

The US Treasury has imposed sanctions on Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam, and 10 other top officials from Hong Kong and mainland China. The sanctions were used to target those undermining Hong Kong’s autonomy,...
COVID-19 Cases In Africa Surpasses 1m -WHO

COVID-19 Cases In Africa Surpasses 1m -WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO), Regional Office for Africa located in Brazzaville, Congo, says there are over one million confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent. The UN health agency gave the update on its...
40 Migrants Drown In Shipwreck Off Mauritanian Coast

40 Migrants Drown In Shipwreck Off Mauritanian Coast

A boat, carrying around 40 migrants and refugees, has sunk off the coast of Mauritania, leaving only one survivor, the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said on Thursday. The perilous sea passage from West Africa...
U.S. Offers $10m For Information On Election Intruders

U.S. Offers $10m For Information On Election Intruders

The United States has announced a 10-million-dollar (N3.8 billion) reward for information on foreign interference in its elections. The Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, announced the offer in a statement on Wednesday. The move is targeting...
Beirut Explosion: Port Officials Under House Arrest As Rescue Efforts Continue

Beirut Explosion: Port Officials Under House Arrest As Rescue Efforts Continue

A number of Beirut port officials are being placed under house arrest pending an investigation into Tuesday’s huge explosion, Lebanon’s government says. The blast killed at least 135 people and injured more than 4,000 others....

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