U.S. suspends flight to Venezuela The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday ordered the suspension of all commercial passenger and cargo flights between the United States and Venezuela, citing reports of unrest and violence around airports in the South American country. Many international airlines had stopped flying to Venezuela anyway because of security concerns and disputes...... read more
Sri Lanka terror attack: Death toll hits 310 The death toll in the Sri Lanka multiple terror attacks has risen to at least 310 while more than 500 people were wounded. Factnews recalls that suicide bombers invaded hotels and churches on Easter Sunday and carried out eight different attacks, leaving 310 people dead. Initially, the death toll was at 290...... read more
Father, son charged for beheading of woman, granddaughter A Cambodian farmer and his son have been charged for beheading a woman and her 6-year-old granddaughter whose bodies were found in a forest, authorities said on Friday. The Kampong Cham Provincial Court charged the two men with murder with aggravating circumstances on Thursday, said James McCabe, operations director of the...... read more
BREAKING: Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange arrested British police say they have arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who has been living in the Ecuadoran embassy in London since 2012. The police said Assange was arrested at the embassy "on a warrant issued by Westminster Magistrates' Court on 29 June 2012, for failing to surrender to the court," the police...... read more
Haiti's Prime Minister resigns after days of protest Jack Guy Lafontant, Haiti’s embattled prime minister, has announced his resignation following days of violent protests sparked by a now-abandoned plan to raise fuel prices. “I submitted my resignation to the president of the republic”, who has “accepted my resignation”, Lafontant said on Saturday in the lower house of Haiti’s legislature....... read more
Allow homosexuality in your country – Theresa May tells Buhari, others British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has called for same-sex marriages in Nigeria and all other Commonwealth Nations. The Prime Minister said this on Tuesday while speaking at the first joint forum at Commonwealth Head of Government Meetings in Westminster. According to her, there should be no laws criminalizing same-sex relationships across...... read more
BREAKING: Former First Lady, Barbara Bush Dies At 92     Former first lady and wife of former US President George H.W. Bush, Barbara Bush has died at 92, after long struggle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). She was a matriarch of a Republican political dynasty and a first lady who elevated the cause of literacy. Bush, the second woman in American...... read more
Former Brazil President, Lula, Jailed 12 Years For Corruption Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will begin his 12-year prison term from Friday, after a judge gave him 24 hours to surrender to police. The order from Judge Sergio Moro, head of Brazil’s huge “Car Wash” anti-graft probe, came as a complete surprise given that lawyers had earlier...... read more
US Senator Al Franken to resign amid sexual misconduct claims   Democratic Senator and ex-comedian Al Franken has said he plans to quit "in the coming weeks" after string of sexual harassment allegations. "I am proud that during my time in the Senate that I have used my power to be a champion of women," the Minnesota senator said from the...... read more
8 People reportedly dead in New York Terror Attack About eight people have been killed and 15 injured in yesterday’s terror attack in New York, USA. The attacker identified as 29 years Sayfullo Saipov drove a rented truck down a bike path in Manhattan a few blocks from the site of the World Trace Center memorial. According to witnesses, people...... read more
Kenyatta’s victory: Kenyans anxious of Odinga’s response Kenyans waited on Tuesday for the response of opposition leader Raila Odinga to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in the Oct. 26 election. Odinga, a veteran politician who has now lost his fourth election, is expected to give his first reaction to Kenyatta’s Monday night victory in a speech to loyalists from...... read more
Storm Herwart sweeps across Germany, Czech Republic, Poland At least five people died and several were injured Sunday as high winds knocked down trees, left homes without electricity and caused widespread travel chaos across much of Central Europe. Two people died in Poland as a result of the heavy winds, including a man who drove his car into a...... read more
BREAKING: Catalan parliament declares independence from Spain   Catalonia's regional Parliament declared independence from Spain on Friday in a disputed vote that is now likely to be declared illegal by Spain's constitutional court. The independence motion was passed in the 135-strong assembly with 70 votes in favor, 10 against and 2 blank ballots, the assembly's speaker said. Lawmakers...... read more
BREAKING: Catalan parliament declares independence from Spain   Catalonia's regional Parliament declared independence from Spain on Friday in a disputed vote that is now likely to be declared illegal by Spain's constitutional court. The independence motion was passed in the 135-strong assembly with 70 votes in favor, 10 against and 2 blank ballots, the assembly's speaker said. Lawmakers...... read more
President Mugabe appointed WHO disease “ambassador” President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has been appointed as a “goodwill ambassador” of the World Health Organisation (WHO), to help tackle non-communicable diseases. New WHO head Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus praised Zimbabwe for its commitment to public health. However, critics say Zimbabwe’s healthcare system has collapsed, with the president and many...... read more
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