Three killed as police clash with protesters in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe police said three people were killed in Harare on Wednesday as soldiers dispersed stone-throwing opposition supporters who accused the ruling party of trying to rig Monday’s presidential election. The deployment of soldiers and their beating of unarmed protesters set back President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s efforts to shed Zimbabwe’s pariah status after decades of repression under… Read More Three killed as police clash with protesters in Zimbabwe

WhatsApp to start charging business users for marketing services

Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp messenger service will start charging businesses for sending marketing and customer service messages, it said on Wednesday, as the social network company’s flagship brand faces slowing usage and revenue growth. The messages will be charged at a fixed rate for confirmed delivery, ranging from 0.5 cents to 9 cents per message depending… Read More WhatsApp to start charging business users for marketing services

Flights delayed as French rappers Booba and Kaaris exchange blows at Orly airport in Paris

A punch-up between two rival French rappers that descended into a mass brawl in the departure lounge of Paris’ Orly airport on Wednesday forced the brief closure of one terminal and caused flight delays. Some passengers scurried for safety while others took videos on their cell phones as rappers Booba and Kaaris and their minders… Read More Flights delayed as French rappers Booba and Kaaris exchange blows at Orly airport in Paris

Twelve killed as gunmen attack convoy carrying election materials in Mali

​Gunmen attacked a convoy carrying election materials in central Mali, triggering a shootout in which four soldiers and eight attackers were killed, a Defence Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday. The spokesman said the attack occurred late on Tuesday on the road between Nampala and Coura in the south-central region of Segou, giving no further details,… Read More Twelve killed as gunmen attack convoy carrying election materials in Mali

Dozens injured as Embraer passenger jet crashes after take-off in Mexico

Dozens of people were injured when a packed Aeromexico-operated Embraer jet crashed right after takeoff in Mexico’s state of Durango on Tuesday, but authorities said most were not seriously hurt and there were no fatalities. The mid-sized jet was almost full, with 103 people including two infants and four crew members on board, when it… Read More Dozens injured as Embraer passenger jet crashes after take-off in Mexico