Fifteen injured as unidentified men set off bomb in Canadian restaurant

Two unidentified men walked into a restaurant on Thursday in the Canadian city of Mississauga and set off a bomb, wounding more than a dozen people, and then fleeing, local police said. The blast went off in the Bombay Bhel restaurant at about 10:30 p.m local time. Fifteen people were taken to hospital, three of… Read More Fifteen injured as unidentified men set off bomb in Canadian restaurant

Facebook launches archive containing information of U.S. political ads

Facebook Inc on Thursday launched an archive of U.S. political ads that appear on the world’s largest social network, showing who paid for them and other details, after an outcry over Russians’ alleged purchase of such ads during the 2016 elections. The archive tool will be rolled out to other countries in coming months, it… Read More Facebook launches archive containing information of U.S. political ads

U.S. President Donald Trump cancels historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called off a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un scheduled for next month, citing Pyongyang’s open hostility, and warned that the U.S. military was ready in the event of any reckless acts by North Korea. Trump wrote a letter to Kim to announce his abrupt withdrawal… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump cancels historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

President Donald Trump issues posthumous pardon to late boxing champion Jack Johnson

​President Donald Trump on Thursday issued a posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight champion who was jailed a century ago after having a relationship with a white woman. “I believe Jack Johnson is a worthy person to receive a pardon, to correct a wrong in our history,” Trump said. In a… Read More President Donald Trump issues posthumous pardon to late boxing champion Jack Johnson

Syrian forces arrest French Islamic State leader Adrien Lionel Kayali

​The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Thursday they had arrested a French citizen who headed an Islamic State group in Syria and had been involved in the Paris and Nice attacks in 2015 and 2016. An SDF statement said the man arrested was Adrien Lionel Kayali and that he was born in 1983… Read More Syrian forces arrest French Islamic State leader Adrien Lionel Kayali

Several women accuse actor Morgan Freeman of inappropriate behaviour and sexual harassment

At least eight women have accused actor Morgan Freeman of inappropriate behavior or harassment while working with them on film sets or at promotional events, CNN reported on Thursday. CNN said it spoke with 16 people as part of its investigation into the 80-year-old actor, some of whom also alleged inappropriate behavior by Freeman at… Read More Several women accuse actor Morgan Freeman of inappropriate behaviour and sexual harassment

Nigerian ace broadcaster Biodun Fabunmi dies at 51

​Popular radio presenter and pioneer chairman of the Freelance and Independent Broadcaster’s Association of Nigeria (FIBAN), Biodun Fabunmi is dead. The broadcaster died on Wednesday after a brief illness. He died at the age of 51. The pioneer chairman of the Freelance and Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria (FIBAN), Ekiti State Chapter was until his… Read More Nigerian ace broadcaster Biodun Fabunmi dies at 51

U.S. launches investigation into bitcoin price manipulation

​The U.S. Department of Justice has launched a criminal probe into whether traders are manipulating the price of bitcoin and other digital currencies, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. The investigation concerns illegal practices that can influence prices such as spoofing, or flooding the market with fake orders to trick other traders, Bloomberg said, citing four people… Read More U.S. launches investigation into bitcoin price manipulation