British man arrested in Spain for role in 2020 Twitter hack

A 22-year-old British citizen was arrested in Spain on Wednesday in connection with a July 2020 Twitter hack which compromised the accounts of high-profile politicians and celebrities, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday. It named the British man as Joseph James O’Connor and said he faced multiple charges. He was also accused in a… Read More British man arrested in Spain for role in 2020 Twitter hack

South African court grants delay request of former President Jacob Zuma in corruption trial

A South African court granted former President Jacob Zuma’s request for a delay in his arms deal corruption trial on Tuesday, and adjourned proceedings for three weeks. Zuma this month started a 15-month sentence for contempt of court, a ruling that triggered some of the worst unrest of the post-apartheid era. He is also accused… Read More South African court grants delay request of former President Jacob Zuma in corruption trial

Mali’s interim leader Assimi Goita unharmed following knife attack

Interim Mali President Assimi Goita, a special forces colonel who orchestrated two coups in the last year, said he escaped unharmed after an assailant tried to stab him during prayers at a mosque in the capital Bamako on Tuesday. Security agents overpowered two men in the mosque and threw one into the back of a… Read More Mali’s interim leader Assimi Goita unharmed following knife attack

U.S. attorney general Merrick Garland issues new policy prohibiting seizure of media records

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland formalized a new policy on Monday that broadly prohibits prosecutors from subpoenaing reporters’ phone and email records, an abrupt shift after the Trump administration secretly seized records from several major news outlets in an effort to root out leaks. In addition to the new policy, Garland reiterated that the Justice… Read More U.S. attorney general Merrick Garland issues new policy prohibiting seizure of media records

U.S. carries out airstrike on al-Shabaab militants in Somalia

The United States on Tuesday carried out an air strike against al Shabaab militants in Somalia, the first strike in the country since President Joe Biden came into office. Al Qaeda-linked insurgent group al Shabaab is seeking to topple the government and establish its own rule in Somalia based on its own strict interpretation of… Read More U.S. carries out airstrike on al-Shabaab militants in Somalia

UNESCO strips Britain’s Liverpool of its world heritage status

The English city of Liverpool has been removed from UNESCO‚Äôs list of world heritage sites after the United Nations’ cultural agency found new buildings, including a football stadium, undermined the attractiveness of its Victorian docks. Liverpool was named a World Heritage Site in 2004, joining cultural landmarks such as the Great Wall of China, the… Read More UNESCO strips Britain’s Liverpool of its world heritage status

Nigerian police secure release of 100 victims abducted in northwest Nigeria

Police and government authorities have secured the release of 100 people, including women, children and nursing mothers, who were kidnapped from their village in northwestern Nigeria over a month ago, a local police spokesperson said. Nigeria is battling an increase in armed robberies and kidnappings for ransom, mainly in northwestern states, where thinly deployed security… Read More Nigerian police secure release of 100 victims abducted in northwest Nigeria

France issues new coronavirus restrictions rules

Visitors heading to museums, cinemas or swimming pools in France will be denied entry from Wednesday if they cannot show the document that proves they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or have had a recent negative test. The health pass, previously only required for large-scale festivals or to go clubbing, will also be needed from… Read More France issues new coronavirus restrictions rules