Fifteen dead as suspected Islamist rebels attack village in east Congo

Suspected Islamist rebels have killed about 15 people in east Congo, an official said on Wednesday, the latest in attacks causing anger at perceived inaction of the army and U.N. troops. The raid occurred overnight in the village of Maleki, near the city of Oicha in a forested region near the Ugandan border, said Donat… Read More Fifteen dead as suspected Islamist rebels attack village in east Congo

Australian writer and broadcaster Clive James dies at 80

Clive James, an expatriate Australian writer and broadcaster who wrote incisively and often hilariously about television, literature and current affairs, has died aged 80, his agents said on Wednesday. James, a big name in British television and radio in the 1980s, was influential in media circles and won awards for journalism and broadcasting. His often… Read More Australian writer and broadcaster Clive James dies at 80

Algerian protesters demand cancellation of December 12 presidential election

Hundreds of Algerians marched in the capital Algiers late on Wednesday, stepping up pressure on the authorities to cancel a December 12 presidential election. Weekly protests have taken place on Tuesdays and Fridays since February, but demonstrators appear eager to increase their street presence in the run up to the vote. Marching through the main… Read More Algerian protesters demand cancellation of December 12 presidential election

U.S. grants approval to some suppliers to restart sales to Huawei

The Trump administration on Wednesday gave Huawei its second reprieve this week, allowing some suppliers to restart sales to the Chinese telecoms giant after it was placed on a trade black list over national security concerns six months ago. The Commerce Department said it has begun issuing licenses for some companies to sell goods to… Read More U.S. grants approval to some suppliers to restart sales to Huawei

Nineteen dead, several missing following attacks by Islamist militants in eastern DR Congo

Islamist militiamen killed at least 19 people overnight in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, stepping up attacks on civilians in response to a military campaign against them in border areas with Uganda, local officials said on Wednesday. The assailants, who the officials said belong to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan Islamist group, also… Read More Nineteen dead, several missing following attacks by Islamist militants in eastern DR Congo

Apple begins construction of $1billion campus in Texas

Apple Inc said on Wednesday it had started construction of a new campus in Austin, Texas, beside its existing facility where it makes the new MacBook Pro laptops. Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook is set to give a tour of the Texas factory to U.S. President Donald Trump later on Wednesday. The company has… Read More Apple begins construction of $1billion campus in Texas

Britain’s Prince Andrew steps down from public duties over sex scandal

Britain’s Prince Andrew stepped down from public duties on Wednesday, saying the controversy surrounding his ill-judged association with late U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein had caused major disruption to the royal family’s work. Andrew, Queen Elizabeth’s second son, denies an allegation that he had sex with a 17-year-old girl procured for him by his friend Epstein,… Read More Britain’s Prince Andrew steps down from public duties over sex scandal

Three dead following shooting at Walmart store in Oklahoma

Three people were shot at an Oklahoma Walmart on Monday, a spokeswoman for the Duncan Police Department said. She said she had no immediate information on the victims’ condition. In August, a man killed 22 people at an El Paso, Texas, Walmart and injured 26 others. He is accused of deliberately targeting Mexicans and has… Read More Three dead following shooting at Walmart store in Oklahoma