A man went on a shooting rampage in California on Wednesday, killing five people including his wife, before taking his own life. The shooting at multiple locations in Bakersfield in central California was possibly “a domestic violence incident,” said Lieutenant Mark King of the Kern County sheriff’s office. Police received their...
A nine-year-old schoolgirl sparked intense debate in Australia on Wednesday after refusing to stand for the national anthem to protest alleged institutional racism. Harper Nielsen, a student at Kenmore South State School in Brisbane, decided to protest against Advance Australia Fair, saying it was not inclusive of indigenous Australians. Nielsen was...
England bounced back from three consecutive defeats for the first time in 30 years as a much-changed side edged past Switzerland for a 1-0 friendly win in Leicester thanks to Marcus Rashford’s winner. The Three Lions failed to hit the heights from their World Cup campaign in a laboured performance...
By Blessing James, Abuja Zimbabwe has declared a cholera outbreak in the capital Harare after the death toll rose to 20 and more than 2,000 people were infected. The new Minister of health, Obadiah Moyo said on Tuesday that the outbreak manifested after the people drank contaminated water. “We are declaring an...
President Rodrigo Duterte of Philippines on Tuesday dared military officers, allegedly disgruntled over his order to revoke an amnesty granted to an opposition senator, to launch a coup against him. Duterte said he was not afraid of coup rumours, which have been circulating since he voided the amnesty of Antonio...
Island nations like Fiji and the Maldives are almost at the “point of no return” because of rising sea levels, a leading climate negotiator has warned. As well as losing land and infrastructure to encroaching oceans as the planet heats up, many islands are also facing extreme flooding and damage...
A plane crash in South Sudan killed 20 people, including an Anglican bishop and four foreigners, a regional official said, updating the toll. Regional spokesman Taban Abel Aguek said 20 people died and three survived when a small plane crashed into a lake close to Yirol in the centre of...
By Blessing James, Abuja The oil benchmarks have risen strongly over the last two weeks with Brent gaining more than 10 percent on expectations that global supply will tighten later this year. Supported by concerns that falling Iranian output will tighten markets once U.S. sanctions bite from November, oil prices rose...
By Juliet Odey An Ethiopian military helicopter crashed on Thursday, killing all 18 people on board, the state-affiliated Fana Broadcast Corporate reported. The aircraft crashed on a flight between the eastern city of Dire Dawa and Bishoftu in the centre of the country, the agency said. Everyone on board – 15 soldiers...
By Juliet Odey Britain’s government today launched a public consultation over plans to ban the sale of energy drinks to young people, as it grapples with some of western Europe’s worst child obesity rates. Prime Minister Theresa May wants to prevent retailers from selling popular energy drinks, such as Red Bull,...