Thousands of migrants rescued at sea

Sunday, 03 May 2015 12:36

Nearly 3,700 migrants were rescued from boats near the coast of Libya on Saturday and early on Sunday, the Italian coastguard said.

Eastern Regional Command of the Domestic Violence Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU), has arrested a unit committee member; Kofi Yirenkyi accused of involvement in beating and striping naked a 75 year old woman in public.

An international rights group is pressing the Paraguayan government to allow an abortion for a 10-year-old girl who allegedly was impregnated by her stepfather — a procedure that health officials in the South American country have so far blocked.

A plainclothes policeman is in a critical condition after being shot in the head in New York.

Several hundred Yazidi captives have been killed in Iraq by Islamic State (IS) militants west of Mosul, Yazidi and Iraqi officials say.

Floyd Mayweather emerged victorious from the most lucrative fight in history, beating Manny Pacquiao via a wide unanimous decision in Las Vegas.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have appeared outside the hospital with their daughter, who was born earlier on Saturday.

Congo bans Islamic face veil

Saturday, 02 May 2015 16:28

The authorities in Congo-Brazzaville have banned people from wearing the full-face Islamic veil, including the niqab and the burka, in public places.

An eighteen year old girl, Juliana Acquah, may have to unwillingly accept the inevitable harrowing experience of living the rest of her life with a deformed face after being inflicted with deep blade wounds on the face.

The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a girl, Kensington Palace has announced.