Scores dead, millions displaced following floods in India and Nepal

Nearly four million people in India’s northeastern state of Assam and neighbouring Nepal have been displaced by heavy flooding from monsoon rains, with dozens missing as deaths rose to at least 189, government officials said on Sunday. The overflowing Brahmaputra River, which flows through China’s Tibet, India and Bangladesh, has damaged crops and triggered mudslides,… Read More Scores dead, millions displaced following floods in India and Nepal

Five dead, dozens injured following car bomb attack in northwest Syria

A car bomb attack in northwestern Syria’s Azaz region killed five people and wounded 85 others, a local hospital in Syria and Turkish state media said on Sunday. The incident took place in the village of Siccu, across the border from Turkey’s southern province of Kilis, Turkey’s Anadolu agency said. It said 15 of the… Read More Five dead, dozens injured following car bomb attack in northwest Syria

Four dead, ten injured as security forces open fire on protesters in Sierra Leone

At least four people including a teenager were killed and 10 wounded when police and soldiers opened fire on protesters in northern Sierra Leone, a health official and witnesses said on Sunday. Hundreds gathered on a rainy day in the city of Makeni on Saturday to try to block the movement of a power generator… Read More Four dead, ten injured as security forces open fire on protesters in Sierra Leone

Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama tests positive for coronavirus

Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said on Sunday he had tested positive for COVID-19, and became the first member of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet to contract the new coronavirus. Onyeama, 64, said on Twitter he had taken a COVID-19 test because of a throat irritation. “Did my fourth Covid-19 test yesterday at the first sign… Read More Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama tests positive for coronavirus