24 killed in attack on Iranian military parade

At least 24 people were killed and 53 others injured in an attack on a military parade in Iran’s southwestern city of Ahvaz on Saturday, Iran’s state news IRNA said. The dead and wounded were both military personnel and civilians including a journalist who were watching the parade, IRNA added. “Terrorists began shooting from a […]

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Rihanna appointed as ambassador by Barbados

Singer Rihanna has said she “couldn’t be more proud” after being given a new ambassadorial role by the government of Barbados. The artist, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, was named “Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary” for her home country on Thursday. The role involves promoting education, tourism and investment. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley […]

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Lake Victoria Tanzania ferry disaster: Survivor found in air pocket

A man has been rescued from a ferry that capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania, two days after it overturned with the loss of at least 183 lives. The engineer, named locally as Alphonce Charahani, reportedly survived in an air pocket inside the MV Nyerere ferry, which capsized near Ukara island on its way from Bugorora […]

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Theresa May demands ‘respect’ from EU after Brexit humiliation

UK Prime Minister Theresa May said Friday that negotiations with the European Union were “at an impasse” after a disastrous summit at which her Brexit plan was largely rejected. May struck a defiant tone during a Downing Street statement in which she called for the European Union to “respect” the British position and the result of […]

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Bobi Wine says police seized his passport, ‘violated rights’ on return

Ugandan politician Bobi Wine said security forces seized his passport and “violated his rights” when he arrived in the country Thursday following treatment in the US. The musician posted on social media Friday that he was harassed right from the tarmac at the Entebbe airport and “forced into a police vehicle” on arrival. Wine also […]

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South African Kessie Nair arrested for rant against Cyril Ramaphosa

A convicted South African fraudster has been arrested over a racist rant against the country’s President Cyril Ramaphosa on social media. Kessie Nair is due to appear in court on charges of inciting violence and crimen injuria, or injuring a person’s dignity, police said. His family said he had mental health issues, and needed urgent […]

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Ex-UBS trader gets last-minute reprieve from deportation

Kweku Adoboli, the former UBS trader convicted of fraud, has been given a temporary reprieve from deportation to Ghana, where he was born. Adoboli was expected to be put on a charter flight late on Tuesday, but a judge has awarded a last-minute judicial review of his case. The reprieve will last “until such time […]

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Egypt arrests ex-President Mubarak’s sons for embezzlement

The two sons of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak have been arrested for alleged stock market manipulation. Alaa and Gamal Mubarak are accused of breaking stock market and central bank rules, state news agency Mena reported. The case against them began in 2012, after their father was deposed the year before. The pair had been out […]

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