Chidi Nwaogu receives the Roddenberry Foundation catalyst award

Serial tech entrepreneur and software developer, Chidi Nwaogu, has been awarded The Roddenberry Foundation Catalyst Award, which is given to anyone, anywhere in the world who has an early-stage idea or project that addresses pressing global challenges. The award comes with a grant of $15,000 to improve the work he and his team are doing… Read More Chidi Nwaogu receives the Roddenberry Foundation catalyst award

Indian police says 2019 Kashmir attack mastermind killed in shootout

The mastermind behind a 2019 attack that killed 40 Indian paramilitary troops has been killed in a shootout with security forces, Indian police in Kashmir said on Saturday. Mohammad Ismail Alvi, the commander of militant organization Jaish-e-Mohammad was killed south of the regional capital Srinagar, Vijay Kumar, the police chief of Kashmir said. “Mohammad Ismail… Read More Indian police says 2019 Kashmir attack mastermind killed in shootout

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says new decree to free thousands of federal prisoners

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday a new presidential decree would liberate thousands of federal prisoners in special circumstances, including torture victims. The decree would free by Sept. 15 federal prisoners of any age who were accused of any crime if they had been victims of torture, Lopez Obrador said in a… Read More Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says new decree to free thousands of federal prisoners

Italian literary titan Roberto Calasso dies at 80

The Italian writer and publisher Roberto Calasso, “a literary institution of one” whose erudite explorations of myth and literature were translated into more than 20 languages has died at 80, his publishing house Adelphi said on Thursday. The son of an antifascist university professor, Calasso was born in Florence in 1941 and quickly displayed a… Read More Italian literary titan Roberto Calasso dies at 80

Equatorial Guinea detains French military helicopter

France said on Thursday one of its military helicopters carrying six soldiers had been detained after landing in Equatorial Guinea, in a diplomatic incident that demonstrated the strained ties between Malabo and Paris. The helicopter landed in Equatorial Guinea’s mainland port of Bata on Wednesday evening, hours after a French court upheld a guilty verdict… Read More Equatorial Guinea detains French military helicopter

Five dead as blast hits bus carrying soccer team in southern Somalia

An explosive planted on a bus carrying soccer players in Somalia’s port city of Kismayo killed at least five players, a police officer said on Friday. “We have confirmed five deaths and more than 12 injuries and we still have some players missing,” Captain Ahmed Farah said from Kismayo. It was not immediately clear who… Read More Five dead as blast hits bus carrying soccer team in southern Somalia

U.S. approves sale of heavy lift helicopters to Israel

The U.S. State Department said on Friday it has approved the potential sale of 18 CH-53K heavy lift helicopters to Israel in a deal valued at up to $3.4 billion. The package would include engines, navigation systems, weaponry, support equipment, spares and technical support. Lockheed Martin Corp and General Electric Co are the prime contractors… Read More U.S. approves sale of heavy lift helicopters to Israel

U.S. imposes sanctions on Cuban police, leaders over protests crackdown

The United States imposed sanctions on the Cuban police force and two of its leaders on Friday in response to the Havana government’s crackdown on protesters as President Joe Biden prepared to meet Cuban American leaders at the White House. The U.S. Treasury Department said the sanctions were a reaction to “actions to suppress peaceful,… Read More U.S. imposes sanctions on Cuban police, leaders over protests crackdown