Church of England bishops firm on refusal to allow same-sex marriages

The Church of England will refuse to allow same-sex couples to get married in its churches under proposals set out on Wednesday in which the centuries-old institution said it would stick to its teaching that marriage is between a man and a woman. The proposals were developed by bishops, who form one of three parts… Read More Church of England bishops firm on refusal to allow same-sex marriages

Senegal opposition leader Ousmane Sonko set to face trial on rape charges

Senegalese opposition leader Ousmane Sonko will face trial on charges of rape and making death threats to a beauty salon employee in 2021, an investigating judge said in a letter. The judge referred the matter to Senegal’s criminal chamber for trial in a letter dated January 17. Sonko has denied all the charges. A trial… Read More Senegal opposition leader Ousmane Sonko set to face trial on rape charges

Gambian Vice-President Badara Alieu Joof dies following illness

Gambia’s Vice-President Badara Alieu Joof has died of illness in India, President Adama Barrow said on Wednesday. Joof, 65, was appointed vice president of the West African country in 2022. He had previously served as education minister. Barrow said on Twitter that Joof had died “after a short illness” without providing further detail. The vice… Read More Gambian Vice-President Badara Alieu Joof dies following illness

Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev warns NATO of nuclear war if Russia defeated in Ukraine

Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, an ally of Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin, warned the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on Thursday that the defeat of Russia in Ukraine could trigger a nuclear war. “The defeat of a nuclear power in a conventional war may trigger a nuclear war,” Medvedev, who serves as deputy chairman of… Read More Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev warns NATO of nuclear war if Russia defeated in Ukraine

Twitter prices Blue subscription for Android at $11, launches annual web plan

Twitter Inc said on Wednesday it would price Twitter Blue subscription for Android at $11 per month – the same as for iOS subscribers – while offering a cheaper annual plan for web users when compared to monthly charges. The blue check mark – previously free for verified accounts of politicians, famous personalities, journalists and… Read More Twitter prices Blue subscription for Android at $11, launches annual web plan