Landslide in Colombia leaves scores dead, injured

A landslide in Colombia’s southwestern border province of Putumayo sent mud and debris crashing onto houses overnight, killing at least 154 people and injuring scores, officials said on Saturday. Heavy rains caused several rivers to overflow, pushing sediment and rocks onto buildings and roads in the provincial capital of Mocoa and immobilizing cars in several… Read More Landslide in Colombia leaves scores dead, injured

ISIS deputy leader Ayad al-Jumaili killed in airstrike attack

Ayad al-Jumaili, believed to be a deputy of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was killed in an air strike on Friday, an Iraqi intelligence spokesman said on Saturday. Jumaili was killed with other Islamic State commanders in a strike carried out by the Iraqi air force in the region of al-Qaim, near the border… Read More ISIS deputy leader Ayad al-Jumaili killed in airstrike attack

Apple, Amazon, Google join bidding for Toshiba’s chip

Apple Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and Google have joined bidding for Toshiba’s NAND flash memory unit, vying with others for the Japanese firm’s prized semiconductor operation. Toshiba shareholders on Thursday agreed to split off its NAND flash memory business, paving the way for a sale to raise at least $9 billion to cover U.S. nuclear unit… Read More Apple, Amazon, Google join bidding for Toshiba’s chip

China bans abnormal facial hair, veils in a bid to curb extremism

Chinese authorities have imposed a ban on ‘abnormal’ facial hair and veils in public places in the country’s predominantly Muslim Xinjiang province in an effort to curb extremism and radicalization in the volatile area bordering Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan. The initiative has been prompted in part by the deaths of hundreds of people over the… Read More China bans abnormal facial hair, veils in a bid to curb extremism

Nigerian Navy destroys illegal refinery containing 1.59million litres of diesel in Rivers State

The Nigerian Navy on Friday said it had discovered and destroyed an illegal refinery with 1.59 million litres of illegally refined diesel during a mop-up operation in Port Harcourt. Speaking at the destruction exercise, Commodore Williams Kayoda, the Commander of Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Pathfinder, however, said no arrest was made during the raid. Kayoda… Read More Nigerian Navy destroys illegal refinery containing 1.59million litres of diesel in Rivers State

Egypt, U.S. Presidents set to have meeting to renew bilateral ties

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi left Cairo for Washington on Saturday where both sides will seek a renewed relationship after tensions over Sisi’s crackdown on opponents. As well as meeting President Donald Trump, Sisi will see the top officials at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, where he will pitch for help with his… Read More Egypt, U.S. Presidents set to have meeting to renew bilateral ties

Boko Haram insurgents abduct 22 girls, women in northeastern Nigeria

Boko Haram insurgents abducted 22 girls and women in two separate raids in northeast Nigeria, residents and vigilantes said on Friday. In the first attack on Thursday, the jihadists raided the village of Pulka near border with Cameroon where they kidnapped 18 girls. “Boko Haram fighters from Mamman Nur camp arrived in pickup vans around… Read More Boko Haram insurgents abduct 22 girls, women in northeastern Nigeria