At least five prison doctors dead following bomb attack in Afghan capital

A roadside bomb killed at least five prison doctors and health workers in the Afghan capital on Tuesday while they were on their way to the country’s largest jail, officials said. The Taliban said they were not involved in the attack as the five were on their way to the sprawling Pul-i-Charkhi prison housing hundreds… Read More At least five prison doctors dead following bomb attack in Afghan capital

U.S. imposes additional visa restrictions on Chinese officials over human rights abuses

The United States on Monday imposed additional visa restrictions on Chinese officials over alleged human rights abuses, taking further action against China in the final month of U.S. President Donald Trump’s term. China said it would retaliate. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the restrictions affected officials believed to be responsible for or complicit in… Read More U.S. imposes additional visa restrictions on Chinese officials over human rights abuses

Two Vatican cardinals test positive for coronavirus

Two Vatican cardinals, including one who spends most of his time helping Rome’s homeless, have tested positive for the coronavirus, a Vatican source said on Tuesday. Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, 57, a Pole who manages Pope Francis’ charities and has the title of the Vatican’s almoner, was hospitalised for treatment of the onset of pneumonia. Italian… Read More Two Vatican cardinals test positive for coronavirus

Spoilt for Choice: American-based Nigerian chef, Tunde Wey displays culinary excellence with African delicacies

This weekend was a Nigerian culinary awakening as renowned Nigerian-American culinary guru, Tunde Wey and American Sandwich Magazine came together in the most formidable alliance possible to create an unforgettable night of conversations. With guests cut across different walks of life and hosted in traditionally African style amidst a gallery of traditionally designed walkways, local… Read More Spoilt for Choice: American-based Nigerian chef, Tunde Wey displays culinary excellence with African delicacies

Cambodian court sentences two rappers to several months imprisonment on incitement charges

A Cambodian court convicted two rappers and sentenced them to up to a year and a half in prison on Tuesday on charges of incitement over their rhymes about social injustice and loss of sovereign territory. Yin Srang, a spokesman for the Siem Reap provincial court, said that rapper Kea Sokun, 23, was found guilty… Read More Cambodian court sentences two rappers to several months imprisonment on incitement charges

Two dead, one injured following gas pipeline explosion in western India

A blast at a gas pipeline in Gujarat killed two people and injured one early on Tuesday, authorities said. It was not immediately clear who ran the pipeline – state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) denied media reports that it was the operator. Local company Sabarmati Gas, partly-owned by Bharat Petroleum Corp, also said… Read More Two dead, one injured following gas pipeline explosion in western India

U.S. reinstates Sudan’s sovereign immunity

The United States on Monday reinstated Sudan’s sovereign immunity, as the U.S. Congress passed legislation formalizing the move, following the ending of Sudan’s designation as a state sponsor of terrorism. However, the legislation includes an exemption allowing lawsuits by the families of victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States already underway… Read More U.S. reinstates Sudan’s sovereign immunity

China launches new Long March 8 rocket to space with five satellites

A new Chinese carrier rocket made its first flight on Tuesday under a long-term plan to develop reusable launch vehicles aimed at reducing mission costs and speed up launch schedules for commercial clients. The medium-lift Long March 8 Y-1 blasted off at 12:37 p.m. (0437 GMT) from the southern Chinese island of Hainan carrying five… Read More China launches new Long March 8 rocket to space with five satellites