Former Florida policeman Nouman Raja sentenced to 25 years imprisonment for fatal shooting of black motorist

A former Florida police officer was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Thursday for fatally shooting a black motorist who was awaiting a tow truck in October 2015. Nouman Raja was fired from the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department shortly after he killed Corey Jones while on plainclothes duty, and was convicted last month… Read More Former Florida policeman Nouman Raja sentenced to 25 years imprisonment for fatal shooting of black motorist

Thousands evacuated as Cyclone Kenneth set to make landfall in Mozambique

Cyclone Kenneth battered northern Mozambique on Thursday with sustained winds of up to 220 km per hour (137 miles per hour) after killing three people on the island nation of Comoros overnight. Impoverished Mozambique is still recovering from another powerful tropical cyclone which made landfall further south last month, flattening the port city of Beira… Read More Thousands evacuated as Cyclone Kenneth set to make landfall in Mozambique

Cyprus police discover third body in serial murder investigations

Police in Cyprus investigating the disappearance of women from the Philippines discovered a third body on Thursday in a suspected serial murder case which has shocked the Mediterranean island. A 35-year-old Greek Cypriot, a career officer in the army, was in custody as the primary murder suspect, police said. The bodies of two women were… Read More Cyprus police discover third body in serial murder investigations

UN Afghan senior official meets with Taliban negotiators in Qatar

The United Nations’ top official in Afghanistan met the Taiban’s chief negotiator in Qatar on Thursday, the movement’s chief spokesman said, as moves continue to try to start full peace negotiations to end more than 17 years of war. The head of the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) Tadamichi Yamamoto met Mullah Baradar Akhund… Read More UN Afghan senior official meets with Taliban negotiators in Qatar

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden declares intention to contest in 2020 presidential election

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden entered the 2020 Democratic presidential field on Thursday as an instant front-runner, drawing momentum away from other leading candidates and putting new pressure on underperformers to find ways to stay relevant. 76-year-old Biden, a longtime U.S. senator who served two terms as former President Barack Obama’s No.2, announced his… Read More Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden declares intention to contest in 2020 presidential election

Police investigating explosion in Sri Lankan town of Pugoda

An explosion occurred in a town east of the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, on Thursday but there were no casualties, a police spokesman said. Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said police were investigating the blast on empty land behind the magistrate’s court in Pugoda, 40 km (25 miles). “There was an explosion behind the court, we are… Read More Police investigating explosion in Sri Lankan town of Pugoda

Gunmen fatally shoot female polio vaccinator in Pakistan

Gunmen shot and killed a female polio vaccinator on Thursday, the fourth this week in the latest surge of violence against efforts to rid the world of the crippling childhood disease, an official said. Polio workers have come under attack in some parts of the word including Pakistan where hardline clerics and militants say the… Read More Gunmen fatally shoot female polio vaccinator in Pakistan