Friday, September 21, 2018
Ugandan pop star-turned-politician faces treason charges Security forces have violently put down street protests demanding Kyagulanyi Ssentamu’s release. Kyagulanyi Ssentamu arrives at a magistrates’ court in Gulu, northern Uganda (AP) A Ugandan pop star-turned-politician who opposes the longtime president has been charged...
Rights groups warn Saudi female activist may face beheading Israa al-Ghomgham and four others face execution over the 2011 Arab Spring protests. The Grand Mosque (AP) Human rights groups have warned that a female Shia activist detained in Saudi Arabia since December...
Chubby little cat with extra toes adopted after becoming viral sensation Bruno is a seven-year-old polydactyl cat, who was adopted from Wright Way Rescue in Illinois. (Lauren Paris/theebrunobartlett) A chubby little cat named Bruno with extra toes and a strange habit of...
South Korea and Japan brace for effects of two typhoons A woman walks past an electronic board that shows cancelled domestic flights due to Typhoon Soulik at Gimpo airport in Seoul, South Korea REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Strong winds and heavy rain have heralded...
Watch: Norwegian TV host throws up on guest live on air She had a very good excuse though. (SIphotography/Getty) Of all the things a TV host could accidentally do to a guest, throwing up on them is probably up there with the...
Intern in blue dress sprints to deliver breaking news – and goes viral NBC News intern Cassie Semyon made a mad dash from a Virginia courthouse to deliver the news of Paul Manafort’s conviction. Cassie Semyon runs from the courthouse with...
Drought reveals ancient ‘hunger stones’ in European river The low water levels have exposed stones on the river bed of the Elbe whose appearances in history used to warn people that hard times were coming. People visit one of the so-called...
Pet owners celebrate partially sighted pooches on International Blind Dogs Day ‘No eyes, no limits’. (SUTTHI1/Getty) Dog lovers are celebrating the second annual International Blind Dog Day. The day was launched last year by blind jack russell and Instagram star Shampoo “Shammy” Horne. ...
US rejects invite to Russia-led talks on Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad served as US ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq and the United Nations under president George W Bush (AP) The US has rejected an invitation to join Russia-led talks on Afghanistan because they...
Uganda drops weapons charges against jailed pop star Kyagulanyi Ssentamu faced charges following an incident in which the presidential motorcade was pelted with stones. Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, better known as Bobi Wine (AP) Ugandan military prosecutors have withdrawn weapons charges against a jailed...

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