Nigerian judge strikes out homosexuality case against dozens of men

A judge in a Nigerian court on Tuesday threw out a case against 47 men charged with public displays of affection with members of same sex, ending what had widely been seen as a test of the country’s laws banning homosexual relationships. The Nigerian law banning gay marriage, punishable by up to 14 years in… Read More Nigerian judge strikes out homosexuality case against dozens of men

U.S. federal judge rejects government bid to drop Donald Trump from rape accuser’s defamation lawsuit

A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a U.S. government request to drop Donald Trump as a defendant in a defamation lawsuit by a writer who said the president falsely denied raping her in a Manhattan department store a quarter century ago. U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan refused to let the government substitute itself… Read More U.S. federal judge rejects government bid to drop Donald Trump from rape accuser’s defamation lawsuit

UK special forces storm oil tanker, detain stowaways in English channel

British special forces stormed a Greek-operated oil tanker in the English channel on Sunday to wrestle control of the vessel from seven stowaways who had threatened the crew in a suspected hijacking. Troops from the Special Boat Service, a navy special forces unit whose headquarters in just a few miles away from where the vessel… Read More UK special forces storm oil tanker, detain stowaways in English channel

Warsaw police detain dozens following protests against coronavirus restrictions

Warsaw police detained 278 people on Saturday after thousands protested against new curbs aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus, a police spokesman said. Police said demonstrators had attacked policemen, throwing stones, glass bottles and fire crackers during the demonstrations. Police used tear gas on several occasions during the protests in Warsaw in which… Read More Warsaw police detain dozens following protests against coronavirus restrictions

At least six children dead as gunmen attack school in Cameroon

Gunmen stormed a school in Cameroon on Saturday and opened fire indiscriminately, killing at least six children and wounding about eight more in a region where separatist insurgents operate, officials and parents said. Arriving on motorcycles and in civilian clothes, the attackers hit the school around midday in the city of Kumba in South West… Read More At least six children dead as gunmen attack school in Cameroon

Nigeria’s police chief Mohammed Adamu orders immediate mobilisation to tackle unrest from recent protests

Nigeria’s police chief ordered the immediate mobilisation of all force resources on Saturday to control the worst street violence in two decades stemming from protests against police brutality. The unrest, unprecedented since the 1999 return to civilian rule, is the most serious political crisis confronting President Muhammadu Buhari, a former military ruler elected in 2015.… Read More Nigeria’s police chief Mohammed Adamu orders immediate mobilisation to tackle unrest from recent protests

Afghan security forces kill senior al-Qaeda leader Abu Muhsin al-Masri

Afghan security forces have killed Abu Muhsin al-Masri, a senior al Qaeda leader who was on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Most Wanted Terrorists list, Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) said in a tweet late on Saturday. Al-Masri has been charged in the United States with having provided material support and resources to a… Read More Afghan security forces kill senior al-Qaeda leader Abu Muhsin al-Masri