Bangladesh police arrest suspected Islamist group leader in connection with murder of U.S. blogger Avijit Roy

Bangladesh police said on Sunday they had arrested a suspected leader of an Islamist group wanted in connection with the death in 2015 a U.S. blogger critical of religious extremism. Deputy police commissioner Masudur Rahman said the man, identified as 25-year-old Mojammel Hossain head of the intelligence wing of the al Qaeda-inspired militant group Ansar… Read More Bangladesh police arrest suspected Islamist group leader in connection with murder of U.S. blogger Avijit Roy

Chinese military launches website to report leaks, fake news and illegal online activities by personnel

China’s military on Sunday launched a website inviting the public to report leaks and fake news, as well as illegal online activities by military personnel, the latest step in a push to ensure Communist Party control over the internet. Beijing has been ramping up measures to secure the internet and maintain strict censorship, a process… Read More Chinese military launches website to report leaks, fake news and illegal online activities by personnel

Zimbabwe ruling party ZANU-PF set to dismiss ousted President Robert Mugabe as its leader

Zimbabwe’s ruling party will dismiss 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe as its leader on Sunday and kick him out, stripping its ruler for the last 37 years of one of his final vestiges of authority, the head of the liberation war veterans said. Speaking as he walked into an extraordinary meeting of ZANU-PF’s central committee, Chris… Read More Zimbabwe ruling party ZANU-PF set to dismiss ousted President Robert Mugabe as its leader

Australian rock band AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dies aged 64

Tributes poured in on Sunday for Malcolm Young, co-founder of the Australian rock band AC/DC, a day after he died at the age 64 after suffering from dementia for several years. Malcolm Young and his brother Angus Young founded AC/DC in 1973. Their hits included ‘Highway to Hell’ from 1979 and ‘Back in Black’ and… Read More Australian rock band AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dies aged 64