Tens of thousands protest against long rule of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Tens of thousands of Algerians packed central Algiers to capacity on Friday to challenge President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s 20-year-old rule in the biggest protests in the capital in 28 years. The demonstrations, the latest in two weeks of rallies across the country against the veteran leader, were mostly peaceful, but police in the evening stepped up… Read More Tens of thousands protest against long rule of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir orders release of female anti-government detainees

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir on International Women’s Day on Friday ordered the release of all women arrested in connection with anti-government demonstrations, hours after protesters marched in the two largest cities. Sudan has seen near-daily protests against Bashir since December 19. The demonstrations were triggered by price increases and cash shortages but developed into the… Read More Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir orders release of female anti-government detainees

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren vows to break up Amazon, Google and Facebook if elected president

Senator Elizabeth Warren vowed on Friday to break up Amazon.com Inc, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc if elected U.S. president to promote competition in the tech sector. Warren, who is seeking to stand out in a crowded field of presidential candidates, said in a blog post that on their way to the top, the… Read More U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren vows to break up Amazon, Google and Facebook if elected president

Twenty five killed in cargo truck accident in southern Mexico

A cargo truck without license plates careened off a road in southern Mexico and turned over, killing at least 25 people inside, state officials said Thursday night. Nearly 30 people were reported injured in the accident involving an approximately three-ton Ford Super Duty pick-up truck attached to a cargo container, according to a statement from… Read More Twenty five killed in cargo truck accident in southern Mexico

U.S. women national soccer team files lawsuit against federation over gender discrimination

The U.S. women’s national soccer team sued the U.S. Soccer Federation on Friday with allegations of gender discrimination just three months before they open their World Cup title defense in France. All 28 members of the United States squad were named as plaintiffs in federal court in Los Angeles on International Women’s Day and the… Read More U.S. women national soccer team files lawsuit against federation over gender discrimination

Federal judge jails former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning for contempt

Former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning was taken to jail on Friday after a federal judge in Alexandria, Virginia, held her in contempt for refusing to testify before a federal grand jury, representatives for Manning and the U.S. Justice Department confirmed. Manning had appeared before the grand jury on Wednesday but declined to answer… Read More Federal judge jails former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning for contempt

Florida jury convicts former police officer Nouman Raja over 2015 fatal shooting of black motorist Corey Jones

A Florida jury on Thursday convicted a former police officer for manslaughter and attempted first-degree murder in the fatal 2015 shooting of a black motorist who was waiting for his car to be towed off the highway. 41-year-old Nouman Raja was charged in 2016 after a grand jury found he had used unjustified force when… Read More Florida jury convicts former police officer Nouman Raja over 2015 fatal shooting of black motorist Corey Jones

SpaceX capsule returns to earth following visit to space station

An unmanned capsule from Elon Musk’s SpaceX returned to earth on Friday morning after a short-term stay on the International Space Station, ending the first orbital test mission in NASA’s quest to resume human space flight from U.S. soil this year. A SpaceX rocket had launched the 16-foot-tall capsule from the Kennedy Space Center in… Read More SpaceX capsule returns to earth following visit to space station