Police free hostages held in Ukrainian post office

Ukrainian police on Saturday freed the remaining hostages being held in a post office by an man believed to be strapped with explosives, and arrested the hostage taker after an hours-long standoff in the city of Kharkiv. “All hostages freed in Kharkiv. The assailant was arrested,” President Petro Poroshenko wrote on Twitter, while Interior Minister… Read More Police free hostages held in Ukrainian post office

Two dead as police clash with anti-government demonstrators in Iran

Street protests hit Iran for a third day running on Saturday, spreading to the capital Tehran with crowds confronting police and attacking some state buildings, and a social media report said two demonstrators had been shot dead in a provincial town. The wave of anti-government demonstrations, prompted in part by discontent over economic hardship and… Read More Two dead as police clash with anti-government demonstrators in Iran

Los Angeles police arrest man for hoax call that led to police killing Kansas man

A 25-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested in the city on suspicion of making a hoax phone call that led a police officer in Kansas to kill an unarmed man at a home where the caller said hostages were being held, authorities said on Saturday. The arrest of Tyler Barriss took place on Friday afternoon,… Read More Los Angeles police arrest man for hoax call that led to police killing Kansas man

Black Lives Matter activist Erica Garner dies at 27

Erica Garner, the daughter of a New York man whose death during an attempted arrest helped spark the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement against police brutality, died on Saturday, a posting on her official Twitter account showed. Garner suffered a heart attack triggered by an asthma attack a week ago, family members told the New York… Read More Black Lives Matter activist Erica Garner dies at 27

NAN Deputy Editor-in-Chief Peter Ejiofor welcomes set of quadruplets after seven years of marriage

After seven years of marriage, Mr. Peter Ejiofor, a Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, was blessed with a set of quadruplets in the early hours of yesterday. The quadruplets, all boys, who were delivered at 9.24a.m., are being nursed in incubators at Crystal Specialist Hospital, Akonwonjo, a suburb of Lagos. Ejiofor,… Read More NAN Deputy Editor-in-Chief Peter Ejiofor welcomes set of quadruplets after seven years of marriage

Eleven dead, five injured as gunman attack Coptic Church, Christian-owned shop in Egypt

A gunman killed at least 11 people on Friday in attacks on a Coptic Orthodox church and a Christian-owned shop near Cairo before he was wounded and arrested, the Egyptian interior ministry and church officials said. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks, in a statement carried out by its Amaq news agency, though it… Read More Eleven dead, five injured as gunman attack Coptic Church, Christian-owned shop in Egypt

Fourteen dead as fire torches rooftop restaurant in India

Fire swept through a rooftop restaurant in the Indian financial hub of Mumbai early on Friday, killing at least 14 people, most of them women attending a birthday party, including the celebrant who had just turned 28, police and family said. The fire department received a call about the blaze in a commercial building in… Read More Fourteen dead as fire torches rooftop restaurant in India