American singer, Missy Elliot, acclaimed as ‘one of Rap’s greatest voices’ in the world, has been nominated for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame. Elliott is the first female rapper nominated for the prestigious prize and can also become the third rapper to enter the organisation following recent inductees JAY-Z...
A Russian man, Oleg Kirkunov, 54, has been arrested by police for allegedly killing his wife and his brother, after he caught them making love in the spare room in his house. Kirkunov told police his brother Evgeny had joined him and his wife Olga Sukhanova, 44, for a meal...
Seventy-nine school pupils abducted by gunmen this week in a troubled English-speaking region of Cameroon have been freed, the country’s communications minister told AFP Wednesday. The kidnappings on Monday were the first such mass abductions seen in Cameroon and coincide with an upsurge of political tensions in the majority French-speaking...
A 39-year-old woman has injured 14 children in a knife attack at a kindergarten school in Chongqing, south west China. The motive for the attack is unclear, though some reports on social media say the woman had a grievance against the government. According to thePolice, the woman who was carrying a...
Sixty people have been killed and 100 injured after a train ran into a crowd near Amritsar in India's northern Punjab State. The victims which include children were standing on the railway tracks watching celebrations for Dusshera, a Hindu festival marking the triumph of good over evil. They did not hear...
A Guatemalan court sentenced former vice president Roxana Baldetti to 15 years and six months in prison Tuesday after finding her guilty of fraud in the awarding of a multi-million dollar government contract to decontaminate a lake near the capital. Baldetti led a “criminal network” that sought to defraud the...
President Donald Trump is pledging his support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, saying the sexual misconduct allegations against his choice are "totally political." Trump, at the United Nations in New York, declared that Kavanaugh is "outstanding," and added, "I am with him all the way." He spoke as Kavanaugh's nomination...
At least 15 people were killed when a bus collided with a truck in western Afghanistan on Friday, officials said, in the second major traffic accident this month. Another 30 were wounded in the early morning crash in Bakwa district of Farah province, provincial police spokesman Mohibullah comfirmed this. The bus...
A cockpit mix-up left more than 30 passengers on an Indian plane bleeding from their ears and noses Thursday after the crew forgot to flick a switch regulating cabin air pressure. The Jet Airways flight to Jaipur had to turn back as the alarming symptoms became apparent, the airline said,...
This is a case of the overclass, as the daughter of an Indian billionaire will also have a private chef and a chauffeur to help her through her four-year course at the University of St Andrew’s. The student is hiring 12 staff to help her through university — including a...