Gunmen kill nine members of U.S. Mormon family in Mexico

Gunmen killed nine women and children in the bloodiest attack on Americans in Mexico for years, prompting U.S. President Donald Trump to offer to help the neighboring country wipe out drug cartels believed to be behind the ambush. All nine people, Mexican-Americans killed in Monday’s daytime attack at the border of Chihuahua and Sonora, belonged… Read More Gunmen kill nine members of U.S. Mormon family in Mexico

Pope Francis canonizes British cardinal John Henry Newman, four others

Pope Francis on Sunday declared five people saints, including Cardinal John Henry Newman, a leading 19th century Anglican who converted to Catholicism and became one of the most influential Christian figures of modern times. Underscoring Newman’s luminary status in Christianity today, Prince Charles, who will become head of the Church of England when he becomes… Read More Pope Francis canonizes British cardinal John Henry Newman, four others

At least eighteen injured as Israeli police, Palestinians clash at holy site in Jerusalem

Israeli police fired sound grenades to disperse Palestinians during confrontations on Sunday outside Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque where tens of thousands of Muslim worshippers gathered for the Eid al-Adha holiday, witnesses said. A Palestinian ambulance service said that at least 14 Palestinians were taken to hospitals for treatment. Israel’s Kan public radio said four police officers… Read More At least eighteen injured as Israeli police, Palestinians clash at holy site in Jerusalem

Nigeria bans local Shi’ite group following violent protests

Nigeria’s government has banned a Shi’ite Muslim group whose followers have been holding protests to demand the release of their detained leader, accusing the group of inciting violence. At least 20 members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria have been killed over the past week during a series of protests that have shown little sign… Read More Nigeria bans local Shi’ite group following violent protests

Eleven dead, dozens injured as bus conveying pilgrims sets off landmine in southern Afghanistan

At least 11 pilgrims including seven children were killed and on Monday when their vehicle set off a landmine in southern Afghanistan, local government and health officials said. The blast happened in the Khakrez district of Kandahar province at around midday, said Hayatullah Hayat, a spokesman for Kandahar’s governor. A senior health official said 22… Read More Eleven dead, dozens injured as bus conveying pilgrims sets off landmine in southern Afghanistan

Twelve Ghanaians named among 2019 100 Most Influential People of African Descent Under 40

Twelve Ghanaians across different sectors have been named among a list of 100 Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) under 40, a global 100 list that identifies high achievers of African descent worldwide, pairing those based across the Diaspora with their counterparts inside Africa. The MIPAD under 40 recognition comes as a global civil… Read More Twelve Ghanaians named among 2019 100 Most Influential People of African Descent Under 40

Suspected Christchurch shooter pleads not guilty to all charges

An Australian man pleaded not guilty on Friday to 92 charges stemming from a massacre in two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch three months ago and will stand trial in May next year. A lone gunman armed with semi-automatic weapons attacked Muslims attending Friday prayers in Christchurch on New Zealand’s South Island… Read More Suspected Christchurch shooter pleads not guilty to all charges

Polish court orders Catholic Church to hand over files on paedophilia case

A Polish court has ordered church authorities to hand over to prosecutors classified files regarding a paedophilia case, in a rare example of a clash between the state and the powerful Catholic Church in deeply devout Poland. The order came two days before the Vatican’s leading sexual abuse investigator, Archbishop Charles Scicluna, was due to… Read More Polish court orders Catholic Church to hand over files on paedophilia case