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Melania Trump’s fashion gets rave reviews in Saudi press

Melania Trump’s fashion gets rave reviews in Saudi press

First lady Melania Trump’s fashion choices got rave reviews in local Saudi Arabian press Sunday, despite forgoing the customary headscarf. Both the first lady and first daughter Ivanka Trump have been closely watched in Saudi Arabia for both style and substance. On Sunday, the first lady conducted a few solo events while her husband continued […]

South African men march against women, children abuse

South African men march against women, children abuse

Hundreds of protesters, most of them men, have marched in the South African capital, Pretoria, over rising levels of violence against women and children. One of the organisers, Kholofelo Masha, said men had to take collective responsibility for the increase in beatings, sex attacks and killings. South Africa has one of the highest rates of […]

Cincinnati mayor apologises for mistakenly honouring cop’s killer

Cincinnati mayor apologises for mistakenly honouring cop’s killer

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley has apologised after his office inadvertently issued a proclamation honouring a man who ambushed and killed a Cincinnati police officer. “I am really sorry that my office, that we mistakenly issued a proclamation on behalf of a man that killed, murdered Sonny Kim,” Cranley said. Cranley choked back tears as he […]

IPI endorses Nigeria to host 2018 World Congress

IPI endorses Nigeria to host 2018 World Congress

Nigeria will play host to the 2018 World Congress of the International Press Institute (IPI), the planning committee has revealed. A member of the congress planning committee, Mallam Garba Shehu, made the disclosure on Saturday in Abuja in a statement issued to newsmen. Shehu, who is also the Senior Special Adviser to the President on […]

Miami Notes: Two policemen in auto crash within 24hrs

Miami Notes: Two policemen in auto crash within 24hrs

This is a sad period for officers and men of the Miami-Dade county police department. Two officers of the department almost lost their lives in ghastly auto incidents which occurred within the county in the spate of twenty four hours. The first incident occurred on Sunday morning along interstate 75 North-side District. The officer involved, Ricky Carter, […]

Tanzania school bus crash kills dozens

Tanzania school bus crash kills dozens

More than 30 people, almost all of them schoolchildren have been killed in a bus crash in northern Tanzania, officials have said. They said the bus plunged off the road in a steep ravine near the town of Karatu. A number of people were hurt. Officials later tried to remove survivors and dead bodies from […]

Pope Francis angered by America’s ‘mother of all bombs’ name

Pope Francis angered by America’s ‘mother of all bombs’ name

Pope Francis has criticised the naming of the US military’s largest non-nuclear explosive ever used in combat as “the mother of all bombs”. “I was ashamed when I heard the name,” the pontiff told an audience of students at the Vatican. “A mother gives life and this one gives death, and we call this device […]

‘500kg’ Egyptian woman’s sister accuses Indian doctors of lying

‘500kg’ Egyptian woman’s sister accuses Indian doctors of lying

The sister of Eman Abd El Aty, an Egyptian woman thought to have been the world’s heaviest, has accused doctors of lying about her weight loss after surgery in India. She underwent surgery in Mumbai’s Saifee hospital, and last week doctors said she had lost 250kg (550lbs). But her sister said this was untrue, adding […]

Toddler born with three legs going home to Bangladesh after surgery in Australia

Toddler born with three legs going home to Bangladesh after surgery in Australia

A Bangladeshi toddler born with a third leg attached to her pelvis is returning home after successful surgery in Australia. Choity Khatun, who is three, was born with caudal twinning, meaning that part of a twin had developed in her pelvis. Australian surgeons spent months working out how to remove the extra limb and reconstruct […]

Italy’s Emma Morano, the world’s oldest person, dies at 117

Italy’s Emma Morano, the world’s oldest person, dies at 117

Emma Morano, 117 the world’s oldest person who is also believed to have been the last surviving person born in the 1800s, died Saturdayat her home in northern Italy, her physician said. Dr. Carlo Bava told The Associated Press by phone that Morano’s caretaker had called him to say she had stopped breathing in the afternoon […]