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...
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...
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 Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, better known as Bobi Wine (AP) Ugandan military prosecutors have withdrawn weapons charges against a jailed...
Facebook bans second quiz app over concerns user data misused It is only the second time Facebook has banned an app. Facebook said it would notify the app’s users that their data was misused (Dominic Lipinski/PA) Facebook has banned a quiz app...
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...
Why this ‘School to Prison’ Tube line is popping up on GCSE results day Students campaigning against high rates of exclusion want to highlight the link between exclusion and offending. Posters have been going up on the Tube system in London...
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...
Man arrested after posting 'distressing' photos of fatal car crash on social media Lizzy Keenan, 30, who was killed in a crash in Chellaston, Derbyshire Photo: Derbyshire Police/PA Wire A man has been arrested after pictures of a fatal crash were posted...
South Africa government criticises Trump over ‘farmer killings’ tweet The government said the US president’s tweet was based on ‘false information’. Donald Trump (Niall Carson/PA) The South African government has hit out at US President Donald Trump after he tweeted that his...

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