U.S. deports Rwandan woman Beatrice Munyenyezi over 1994 genocide role

A Rwandan woman who was deported by the United States after serving a prison term for lying on her naturalisation application faces seven charges related to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, authorities in Kigali said. During the genocide between April and July of 1994, some 800,000 people were slaughtered, mainly from the ethnic Tutsi minority… Read More U.S. deports Rwandan woman Beatrice Munyenyezi over 1994 genocide role

Former Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra banned from public office over vaccine scandal

Former Peruvian president Martín Vizcarra has been banned from holding public office for 10 years in a unanimous vote by the country’s congress after he allegedly jumped the queue to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Vizcarra was found guilty of influence peddling, collusion and making false declarations in relation to Peru’s VIP Vaccines scandal which saw… Read More Former Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra banned from public office over vaccine scandal

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai jailed for unauthorised assembly

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai will serve 12 months in prison for taking part in an unauthorised assembly during the 2019 mass pro-democracy protests in the Chinese-ruled financial hub. Hong Kong’s District Court Judge Amanda Woodcock gave Lai a 15-month sentence, reduced by three months in mitigation. Martin Lee, who helped launch the city’s… Read More Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai jailed for unauthorised assembly

Gunman fatally shoots eight before taking own life at FedEx facility in Indianapolis

A gunman shot eight people dead and injured several others at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis before taking his own life, police said early on Friday. The incident occurred at a FedEx operations center near the Indianapolis International airport, after 11pm local time on Thursday night. Indianapolis police spokeswoman Genae Cook said the authorities had… Read More Gunman fatally shoots eight before taking own life at FedEx facility in Indianapolis

French top court upholds not-guilty ruling for Cardinal Philippe Barbarin in sexual abuse case

France’s highest court for civil cases, the Cour de Cassation, on Wednesday rejected an appeal against an earlier court ruling that had found Roman Catholic cardinal Philippe Barbarin not guilty of failing to report clerical sexual abuse. Last year, an appeals court overturned a 2019 ruling against Barbarin, who was convicted of failing to report… Read More French top court upholds not-guilty ruling for Cardinal Philippe Barbarin in sexual abuse case

Multiple victims reported following school at high school in Tennessee

Police in Knoxville, Tennessee said on Monday they were responding to reports of a shooting at a high school there with at least several victims. “Multiple gunshot victims reported, including a KPD officer. The investigation remains active at this time,” Knoxville police said on Twitter. Authorities did not say if the gunman had been taken… Read More Multiple victims reported following school at high school in Tennessee