Former South Korean military ruler Chun Doo-hwan dies at 90

Former South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan, whose iron-fisted rule of the country following a 1979 military coup sparked massive democracy protests, died on Tuesday at the age of 90, his former press aide said. A former military commander, Chun presided over the 1980 Gwangju army massacre of pro-democracy demonstrators, a crime for which he was… Read More Former South Korean military ruler Chun Doo-hwan dies at 90

At least forty-five dead as bus carrying North Macedonian tourists crashes in western Bulgaria

At least 45 people, including 12 children, died as a bus carrying mostly North Macedonian tourists crashed in flames on a highway in western Bulgaria hours before daybreak on Tuesday, officials said. Seven people who leapt from the burning bus were rushed to hospital in Sofia and were in stable conditions, hospital staff said. Bulgaria’s… Read More At least forty-five dead as bus carrying North Macedonian tourists crashes in western Bulgaria

Britain returns looted colonial-era artefacts to Ethiopia

After a century and a half hidden in private collections, 13 stolen Ethiopian artefacts have finally returned home following months of negotiations. “Our country’s ancient civilization’s history, artefacts, fingerprints of indigenous knowledge, culture … have been looted in war and smuggled out illegally,” said Ethiopia’s tourism minister, Nasise Challa. The items, which include an intricately… Read More Britain returns looted colonial-era artefacts to Ethiopia

Jordan parliament begins discussions on constitutional reforms

Jordan’s parliament began deliberations on Monday of proposed constitutional reforms that officials say revitalise the monarchy and are part of a drive to deliver on long promised political reforms. A royal committee appointed by King Abdullah drafted the proposals to try to modernize the country’s political system and revamp the existing political parties and elections… Read More Jordan parliament begins discussions on constitutional reforms

Nine dead following fire incident at nursing home in eastern Bulgaria

Nine people were killed in a fire at a nursing home in the eastern Bulgarian village of Royak and some of its elderly residents were gassed, a senior interior ministry official said on Monday. The fire, which broke out from the wooden rooftop of the home late on Monday, has been put out and the… Read More Nine dead following fire incident at nursing home in eastern Bulgaria

French PM Jean Castex tests positive for coronavirus

French Prime Minister Jean Castex has tested positive for the coronavirus and is isolating himself, the prime minister’s office said on Monday. Castex, who is fully vaccinated against the virus, learned his daughter had tested positive after he returned from Belgium, where he met his Belgian counterpart Alexander De Croo. Castex then tested positive himself.… Read More French PM Jean Castex tests positive for coronavirus

TV personality Damilola Adegbite’s new book ‘Reset’ is a total reader’s delight

It was a night of unbridled excitement, music and good conversations when award-winning thespian, model, entrepreneur and now author, Damilola Adegbite gathered stakeholders and thespians alike to launch her captivating new book titled ‘Reset: The Mind-Body Approach to a New You’. This exclusive event, held on the 21st of November, 2021 at the Civic Centre… Read More TV personality Damilola Adegbite’s new book ‘Reset’ is a total reader’s delight

Five dead, dozens injured as SUV drives through Christmas parade in Wisconsin

Five people were killed and more than 40 injured when an SUV sped through a Christmas parade in the small town of Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Sunday, plowing into dozens of people including young children. Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson told reporters that one person was in custody and a vehicle had been recovered after the… Read More Five dead, dozens injured as SUV drives through Christmas parade in Wisconsin