Russian police arrest dozens of gay rights activists in St Petersburg

Russian police detained around 25 gay rights activists who took part in an unsanctioned rally in St Petersburg on Saturday, according to witnesses. A few dozen activists gathered at Palace Square on Saturday afternoon, defying a ban to hold the rally. Organisers had said they would stage one-man protests to demand freedom of association after… Read More Russian police arrest dozens of gay rights activists in St Petersburg

French judge orders remand of rappers Booba, Kaaris in prison over airport brawl

Two of France’s biggest rappers, Booba and Kaaris, have been ordered to spend a month in custody after a brawl between them and their entourages delayed flights and forced a partial shutdown of a Paris airport. The beef between the rap stars at Orly airport kicked off on Wednesday in a departure hall packed with… Read More French judge orders remand of rappers Booba, Kaaris in prison over airport brawl

South African playwright Winston Ntshona passes on at 76

South African playwright and anti-apartheid activist Winston Ntshona has died. He was aged 76. Ntshona’s son Lawula confirmed that the icon had passed away at 8am on Thursday. Lawula said Nthsona had been ill for the past eight years. “Thus far we are just reeling in shock but we are coming together as a family‚”… Read More South African playwright Winston Ntshona passes on at 76

Former WWE superstar Kane elected mayor of Knox county in Tennessee

Glenn Jacobs, best known as Kane – a long-serving WWE superstar and former world champion – has been elected mayor of the third-most populous county in Tennessee. Running as a Republican, Jacobs defeated Democratic candidate Linda Haney 31,739 votes to 16,611. Jacobs was born in Spain and grew up near St. Louis, Missouri, though his… Read More Former WWE superstar Kane elected mayor of Knox county in Tennessee

One dead, properties destroyed as heavy rain triggers flood in Kano

​A heavy rainfall on Thursday claimed the life of one person and destroyed over 40 houses in Dambatta local government area of Kano State. The down pour which started around 4:00 p.m and lasted for four hours, also destroyed properties worth millions of Naira. The local government Councillor (Danbatta East), Abdullahi Sani Dambatta, confirmed the… Read More One dead, properties destroyed as heavy rain triggers flood in Kano

U.S. federal judge orders for full reinstatement of DACA program

A federal judge on Friday ruled that the Trump administration must fully restore a program that protects from deportation some young immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children, including accepting new applications for the program. U.S. District Judge John Bates in Washington, D.C., said he would stay Friday’s order, however, until… Read More U.S. federal judge orders for full reinstatement of DACA program