Death toll rises to five as flooding starts in Mozambique following Cyclone Kenneth

Mozambican officials on Saturday urged those living near two rivers in the country’s north to move to higher ground, as Cyclone Kenneth dumped heavy rains and caused some flooding. The cyclone killed five people and flattened homes around Mozambique’s northern coast before moving inland and pounding the province of Cabo Delgado with rain, fuelling fears… Read More Death toll rises to five as flooding starts in Mozambique following Cyclone Kenneth

Sri Lanka bans Islamist groups suspected to be behind Easter Day attacks

Sri Lanka’s president on Saturday outlawed two Islamist groups suspected to be behind the suicide bombings on churches and hotels while the wife and child of the suspected ringleader were wounded during a military raid in safe house, his family and police said. The National Thawheedh Jamaath (NTJ) and Jamathei Millathu Ibrahim were banned under… Read More Sri Lanka bans Islamist groups suspected to be behind Easter Day attacks

One dead, several injured as gunman opens fire at synagogue in California

A gunman opened fire in a San Diego-area synagogue on Saturday, killing at least one person and wounding several others in a hate crime carried out on the last day of Passover, authorities said. The gun violence at the Congregation Chabad synagogue in the town of Poway, California, about 23 miles (37 km) north of… Read More One dead, several injured as gunman opens fire at synagogue in California

Hundreds of thousands protest against ruling elite in Algeria

Hundreds of thousands of protesters demanding the departure of Algeria’s ruling elite rallied peacefully in Algiers for a tenth consecutive Friday. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika stepped down after 20 years in power this month, bowing to pressure from the army and weeks of demonstrations mainly by young people seeking change. “The system must go” and “We… Read More Hundreds of thousands protest against ruling elite in Algeria

Gunmen abduct two Shell workers, kill police escorts in Rivers State

Two Royal Dutch Shell oil workers were kidnapped, and their police escorts killed, in Nigeria’s restive Delta region, a police spokesman said on Friday. The workers were in Rivers State, returning from an official trip to Bayelsa state, when they were attacked. “The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) regrets to confirm the… Read More Gunmen abduct two Shell workers, kill police escorts in Rivers State

Fifteen killed as security forces battle Islamist militants in Sri Lanka

The bodies of 15 people, including six children, were discovered at the site of a fierce overnight gun battle on the east coast of Sri Lanka, a military spokesman said on Saturday, six days after suicide bombers killed more than 250 people. The shootout between troops and suspected Islamist militants erupted on Friday evening in… Read More Fifteen killed as security forces battle Islamist militants in Sri Lanka