Ethiopian forces push towards Tigray capital as government rebuff calls for diplomatic mediation

The Ethiopian government said on Saturday its forces had seized another town in their advance on the rebel-held capital of northern Tigray region, and rebuffed an African diplomatic push to mediate. More than two weeks into Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s offensive, his government said Tigrayan forces were digging in and using bulldozers to plough up… Read More Ethiopian forces push towards Tigray capital as government rebuff calls for diplomatic mediation

Thai students stage dinosaur-themed protest against government, monarchy

With a parade of people dressed in dinosaur costumes to represent Thailand’s establishment, high school students led a protest by thousands of people in Bangkok on Saturday with calls to bring down the government and reform the monarchy. It was the first major protest since Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Thursday that police would… Read More Thai students stage dinosaur-themed protest against government, monarchy

Protests erupt following fatal beating of Black man at Carrefour store in Brazil

More than 1,000 demonstrators attacked a Carrefour Brasil supermarket in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre on Friday after security guards beat to death a Black man at the store. The killing, which has sparked protests across Brazil, occurred late on Thursday when a store employee called security after the man threatened to attack… Read More Protests erupt following fatal beating of Black man at Carrefour store in Brazil

At least eight dead, several injured as rockets hit Afghan capital Kabul

Several rockets hit residential areas in the early rush hour in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, killing at least eight civilians and wounding 31, police officials said. The explosions, some close to the diplomatic enclave, sent warning sirens blaring from embassies and it comes two days before a major donor conference for Afghanistan in… Read More At least eight dead, several injured as rockets hit Afghan capital Kabul

Several persons injured following shooting at mall in Wisconsin

A suspect was at large after multiple people were wounded in an “active shooter incident” at a suburban shopping mall in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Friday. The shooting took place outside a Macy’s department store at the Mayfield Mall in Wauwatosa, a Milwaukee suburb of 47,000 people, according to local authorities. Seven adults and one teenager… Read More Several persons injured following shooting at mall in Wisconsin