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

Police arrest leader of Mexican-based church Naason Joaquin Garcia on charges of rape, child porn

The head of a Mexican-based church estimated to have more than 1 million followers worldwide has been arrested in California and charged with crimes including human trafficking, child pornography production and rape of a minor. ‘La Luz Del Mundo’ (Light of the World) leader Naason Joaquin Garcia, 50, was charged on Tuesday after being arrested… Read More Police arrest leader of Mexican-based church Naason Joaquin Garcia on charges of rape, child porn

Pope Francis asks forgiveness for Catholic Church’s mistreatment of Roma people

Pope Francis on Sunday asked forgiveness in the name of the Catholic Church for the mistreatment of the Roma people, a move likely to increase tensions with Italy’s anti-immigrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. Francis made the comment during a meeting with Roma people at the last event of his three day trip to Romania, saying… Read More Pope Francis asks forgiveness for Catholic Church’s mistreatment of Roma people

Two dead, fourteen injured following bomb attack at Sunni mosque in Pakistan

A bomb at a mosque in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Friday killed two worshippers and wounded 14, officials said. The blast went off at the Sunni Muslim mosque when people were offering Friday prayers. “There were about 100 people there when a bomb exploded very close to the prayer leader,” said police officer… Read More Two dead, fourteen injured following bomb attack at Sunni mosque in Pakistan