Nigerian Air Force destroys hideout of insurgents in Borno State

The Nigerian Air Force says its Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has destroyed a terrorists’ hideout. It also reportedly neutralised some terrorists at Kaicungul, a settlement about 100km North-west of Monguno, in Northern Borno. NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Ibikunle Daramola, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in… Read More Nigerian Air Force destroys hideout of insurgents in Borno State

Ten dead, hundreds missing following dam burst at iron ore mine in Brazil

Teams of rescuers were preparing to dig through thick mud on Saturday in a search for survivors of a dam burst at a Brazilian iron ore mine owned by Vale SA that left hundreds missing and halted operations. Firefighters focused their hopes on a bus, a train, mining offices and nearby homes that were buried… Read More Ten dead, hundreds missing following dam burst at iron ore mine in Brazil

U.S. negotiators, Afghan Taliban officials agree to withdrawal of foreign troops within 18 months in draft peace deal

Taliban officials said U.S. negotiators on Saturday agreed a draft peace deal stipulating the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan within 18 months of the agreement being signed. The details were released by Taliban sources at the end of six days of talks with U.S. special peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Qatar aimed at ending… Read More U.S. negotiators, Afghan Taliban officials agree to withdrawal of foreign troops within 18 months in draft peace deal

Two injured as explosion occurs near cinema in Kenyan capital of Nairobi

A blast near a cinema in the centre of Kenya’s capital injured two people on Saturday and police said they suspected it was a homemade bomb. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. The incident comes less than two weeks after Islamist militants stormed an upscale hotel in Nairobi, killing 21. That attack was claimed… Read More Two injured as explosion occurs near cinema in Kenyan capital of Nairobi

Naomi Osaka defeats Petra Kvitova to win the Australian Open trophy

Naomi Osaka overcame nerves, tears and a spirited challenge from double Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova to claim the Australian Open title with a 7-6(2) 5-7 6-4 win on Saturday. It was a second successive Grand Slam crown for the Japanese, after her U.S. Open triumph in September, and she became the first Asian player to… Read More Naomi Osaka defeats Petra Kvitova to win the Australian Open trophy

Italian prosecutors launch €1.4billion tax claim probe against Gucci owner Kering

Kering is facing an Italian claim for 1.4 billion euros (an equivalent of 1.2 billion pounds) in unpaid taxes, the French luxury goods group disclosed on Friday, adding that it contested the preliminary findings. The company’s Swiss-based Luxury Goods International (LGI) subsidiary has been under investigation for allegedly avoiding tax on earnings generated elsewhere. The… Read More Italian prosecutors launch €1.4billion tax claim probe against Gucci owner Kering