Archive for 2017

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 3:11am

Westminster attack: Five killed outside UK parliament

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London police say five people, including the attacker, were killed injured after a car ploughed into pedestrians and a man went on a stabbing spree before being shot dead close to the British parliament. Around 40 others were injured in Wednesday’s attack that caused chaos in one of the city’s busiest locations. London Metropolitan Police […]

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 3:11am

Turkey protests against Norway giving officers asylum

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The Norwegian ambassador to Ankara has been summoned to Turkey’s foreign ministry after Norway granted political asylum to five former Turkish military officers allegedly involved in a July coup attempt, a ministry spokesperson said. The asylum seekers, who had been ordered to return to Turkey, include a former military attache and four military officers who […]

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 3:11am

US to focus on ‘elimination’ of ISIL by military force

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The United States will set up “interim zones of stability” to help refugees return home in the next phase of the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group and al-Qaeda, the US secretary of defense said on Wednesday. Top US diplomat Rex Tillerson did not make clear where these zones were […]

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 3:09pm

Haiti By Force

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Correspondent: Femi Oke There is no greater betrayal of the UN peacekeeping mission than for troops deployed to protect communities to instead perpetrate violence and abuse. For nearly a decade, UN peacekeepers around the globe have faced allegations of rape and sexual exploitation. These vary from one-off attacks on children, women and/or disabled/incapacitated civilians, to […]

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 3:09pm

Trump administration to host first anti-ISIL meeting

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Foreign ministers from 68 countries will meet in Washington on Wednesday to agree on the next steps to defeat ISIL, the first such gathering of the US-led military coalition since the election of President Donald Trump in November. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis are expected to host Iraq’s prime […]

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 3:09pm

‘Firearm incident’ investigated outside UK parliament

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The UK Metropolitan police say they are investigating a “firearms incident” near parliament in London.  “We were called at approx 2:40pm to reports of an incident at #Westminster Bridge. Being treated as a firearms incident – police on scene,” Metropolitan Police said on Twitter. More soon … Article source: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/03/incident-investigated-uk-parliament-170322150130685.html

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 2:52am

Darren Rainey’s death in prison shower ‘accidental’

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Civil rights organisations have condemned a US state attorney’s decision to close the case against prison guards who sent an inmate to a scalding shower, which witnesses and lawyers believe killed him. In June 2012, four guards trapped 50-year-old Darren Rainey, a schizophrenic, in a shower at Florida’s Dade Correctional Institute for two hours He was […]

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 2:52am

Chicago sexual assault streamed live on Facebook

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US police are searching for five or six men or boys involved in sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in Chicago and posting the act on Facebook Live. None of the roughly 40 people who watched the live video reported the attack to police, authorities said on Tuesday. Police only learned of the assault when the […]

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 2:52am

Neil Gorsuch says he is no ‘rubber stamp’

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US Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch pledged independence from President Donald Trump during his confirmation hearing, as Democratic senators expressed concerns he would be beholden to the man who selected him. Answering questions during a more than 11-hour session on the second day of his Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, Gorsuch said Trump never […]

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 2:47pm

6,000 people rescued from the Mediterranean

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More than 6,000 people have been rescued on the central Mediterranean route from Libya to Italy in the last few days, as greater numbers take to the sea in warmer weather, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday. About 500 refugees and so-called economic migrants are believed to have drowned so far this […]

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