Billionaire Bill Gates and wife Melinda announce divorce after 27 years

Billionaire Bill Gates and wife Melinda announce divorce after 27 years Tech billionaire Bill Gates and wife Melinda are divorcing, he announced this Monday night. The Microsoft Corporation co-founder and wife, who have been married for 27 years, announced that they will continue their philanthropic work together through the jointly-run Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.   However, they will no longer be...... more

Over 100 illegal immigrants drown off Libyan coast

Over 100 illegal immigrants drown off Libyan coast More than 100 illegal immigrants have drowned when their boat capsized off Libyan coast, Eugenio Ambrosi, chief of staff of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), revealed later Thursday. "Reports of at least 100 lives lost in the Central Mediterranean today," Ambrosi tweeted. "These are the human consequences of policies which...... more

Forbes: A new billionaire every 17 hours

Forbes: A new billionaire every 17 hours The coronavirus pandemic didn’t hurt the market of the superrich. Indeed, a new record was reached in April 2021, with 493 new billionaires worldwide. At least 40 of them made it because of COVID-19-related products. Though the pandemic hit the world economy hard in many places, this did not apply to the richest of...... more

Dutch halts AstraZeneca jabs for under-60s

Dutch halts AstraZeneca jabs for under-60s The Netherlands is halting AstraZeneca coronavirus jabs for people aged under 60 after fresh reports of rare blood clots, Dutch health authorities said on Friday. The move comes after five new cases in the Netherlands affecting women between 25 and 65 years of age, the health ministry said in a statement....... more

Myanmar mourns bloodiest day since coup, UN Investigator condemns ‘Mass Murder’

Myanmar mourns bloodiest day since coup, UN Investigator condemns ‘Mass Murder’ Across Myanmar, opponents of the ruling junta on Sunday mourned the killings of at least 114 people by security forces in the bloodiest day since the military coup on Feb. 1, but vowed to keep protesting to end army rule.Children were among those killed on Saturday, Myanmar’s Armed Forces Day, according...... more

Suicide bomber attacks Catholic Church

Suicide bomber attacks Catholic Church A suicide attack was targeted a Catholic church on Indonesia’s South Sulawesi Island on Sunday. The suicide bomb exploded at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral at 10.28 a.m. local time (0328GMT), during a Catholic worship service, said head of the Public Relations of the South Sulawesi Regional Police Endra Zulpan....... more

Biden says immigrant surge seasonal, happens ‘every year’

Biden says immigrant surge seasonal, happens ‘every year’ United States (US) President Joe Biden pushed back Thursday at claims the flow of undocumented immigrants at the US southern border has reached crisis levels, saying the surge is a mostly seasonal problem that happens each year. “There is a significant increase in the number of people coming to the border...... more

Boko Haram, others remain a threat –US

Boko Haram, others remain a threat –US …US deploys 10,000 personnel for African Lion military exercise in June The United States has said that violent extremist organisations including Boko Haram and Al-Shabaab remain a threat to the African continent. It also said the activities of the Peoples Republic of China on Africa might increase instability in the continent....... more

Biden revokes Trump’s immigrant visa ban

Biden revokes Trump’s immigrant visa ban United States President, Joe Biden has revoked former President Donald Trump’s order that limited the number of new work visas for temporary foreign workers in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic.“The suspension of entry imposed in Proclamation 10014… does not advance the interests of the United States. “To the contrary, it...... more

Man charged with plotting to kill Joe Biden

Man charged with plotting to kill Joe Biden A man from North Carolina, USA, David Kyle Reeves, 27 has been charged with making threats to kill US leader Joe Biden. According to a federal criminal complaint unsealed in court Thursday, February 11, David Kyle Reeves, was detained February 5 for knowingly and willfully making threats to take the life...... more

Ghana shuts parliament after 168 lawmakers, officials contract COVID-19

Ghana shuts parliament after 168 lawmakers, officials contract COVID-19 Ghana’s parliament on Tuesday shut down for at least three weeks over a surge in cases of Covid-19 among lawmakers and parliamentary staff. The speaker of the house, Alban Bagbin, announced the legislature will be in recess until March 2 to make way for “disinfection and sanitisation of the premises.” At...... more

Plane catches fire after rebels attack Saudi airport

Plane catches fire after rebels attack Saudi airport A civilian plane was engulfed in flames in an attack Wednesday by Yemen’s Huthi rebels on an airport in southern Saudi Arabia, the Riyadh-led coalition battling the insurgents said.“A cowardly criminal terrorist attack launched against Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia by the Huthi militia,” state-run Al-Ekhbariya television cited the coalition...... more

Myanmar coup: Tens of thousands join largest protests since 2007

Myanmar coup: Tens of thousands join largest protests since 2007 Myanmar has seen its largest protests in more than a decade, as tens of thousands of people rallied against the military coup and demanded the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi. "We don't want military dictatorship. We want democracy," the crowds chanted in the main city, Yangon. Rallies were...... more

German authorities alarmed by coronavirus mutations spread

German authorities alarmed by coronavirus mutations spread German health authorities are working at high speed to gain an overview of mutations of the coronavirus believed to be spreading rapidly through the population, government spokesman Steffen Seibert said in Berlin on Wednesday. An official report on the actual spread of the variants, which are thought to be more transmissible,...... more

Larry King, legendary talk show host, dies at 87

Larry King, legendary talk show host, dies at 87 Larry King, the longtime CNN host who became an icon through his interviews with countless newsmakers and his sartorial sensibilities, has died. He was 87. King hosted "Larry King Live" on CNN for over 25 years, interviewing presidential candidates, celebrities, athletes, movie stars and everyday people. He retired in 2010 after...... more

Biden reverses Trump’s Visa Ban on Nigeria, other Countries

Biden reverses Trump’s Visa Ban on Nigeria, other Countries Newly inaugurated US President Joe Biden has reversed a Donald Trump policy that restricted the granting of immigrant visas to Nigerians. In January 2020, Trump had expanded curbs on immigration to include six more countries, including Nigeria. At the time, the US government said the policy was designed to tighten security...... more

Kamala Harris becomes first female, first black and first Asian-American VP

Kamala Harris becomes first female, first black and first Asian-American VP Kamala Harris has made history as the first female, first black and first Asian-American US vice-president. She was sworn in just before Joe Biden took the oath of office to become the 46th US president. Ms Harris, who is of Indian-Jamaican heritage, initially ran for the Democratic nomination. But Mr Biden...... more

Biden inauguration: New US president sworn in amid Trump snub

Biden inauguration: New US president sworn in amid Trump snub Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th US president, ending one of the most dramatic political transitions in American history. “Democracy has prevailed,” he said after taking the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts. Donald Trump – who has not formally conceded the presidency to Mr Biden...... more

Museveni wins landslide in contentious Ugandan election

Museveni wins landslide in contentious Ugandan election President Yoweri Museveni won a landslide victory extending his 35-year-rule in a contentious Ugandan election, fuelling concerns of an erosion of democracy after a campaign marred by violence and an internet shutdown. The electoral commission on Saturday said official results showed Mr Museveni secured 58.6 per cent, while Robert Kyagulanyi, better...... more

BREAKING: US President, Donald Trump Impeached for the Second Time

BREAKING: US President, Donald Trump Impeached for the Second Time Donald Trump became the first US president in history to be impeached twice when the House of Representatives voted Wednesday to charge him with inciting last week’s mob attack on Congress. The Senate will not hold a trial before January 20, when Democrat Joe Biden assumes the presidency, meaning the real...... more

Second Malawi Cabinet Minister dies from COVID-19

Second Malawi Cabinet Minister dies from COVID-19 Malawi’s transport minister Sidik Mia died Tuesday morning from Covid 19, information minister Gospel Kazako has confirmed. The local government minister Lingson Belekanyama had also died. The two senior ministers died within two hours of each other.Over the weekend, Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera made a special radio address to the nation...... more

Trump throws security cordon over Washington ahead Biden's inauguration

Trump throws security cordon over Washington ahead Biden's inauguration A security cordon has been thrown over Washington DC, the US seat of power, where President-elect, Joe Biden is supposed to be inaugurated as the 46th President on the next one week. Dailymail, reports say that President Donald Trump, declared a state of emergency in city as police revealed three plots to...... more

Five bags of human body parts retrieved from crashed plane (Photos)

Five bags of human body parts retrieved from crashed plane (Photos) Rescuers on Sunday collected five bags of human body parts and three bags of debris of the Sriwijaya Air plane that crashed in the waters off the coast of Indonesian capital Jakarta on Saturday, according to a senior official. “We received three bags containing the debris of the plane and five...... more

Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737 passenger plane feared to have crashed in Indonesia

Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737 passenger plane feared to have crashed in Indonesia A Boeing 737 passenger plane carrying 62 people is believed to have crashed into the sea shortly after take-off from Indonesia's capital Jakarta. The Sriwijaya Air disappeared from radars four minutes into its journey to Pontianak in West Kalimantan province. It is thought to have dropped more than 3,000m (10,000ft) in...... more

Spread of COVID-19 is now ‘out of control’, London mayor cries out

Spread of COVID-19 is now ‘out of control’, London mayor cries out London mayor, Sadiq Khan, declared a major incident Friday afternoon as he said the spread of Coronavirus was now ‘out of control’ in the capital. The number of cases in London is now above 1,000 per 100,000 people, he said, with a 27 per cent increase in hospital patients between December...... more

Twitter ‘permanently suspends’ Trump’s account

Twitter ‘permanently suspends’ Trump’s account Twitter has permanently suspended the United States President Donald Trump’s account for inciting violence. The social media network made this known in a blog post titled ‘Permanent suspension of @realDonaldTrump’ on Friday. “After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being...... more

Boko Haram kills eight children, six others in Cameroon

Boko Haram kills eight children, six others in Cameroon NO fewer than 14 people, including eight children, were killed on Friday after a female suicide bomber blew herself up in an attack in a village in northern Cameroon. Witnesses blamed the attack in Mozogo in the Mayo Tsanaga area on the terror sect, Boko Haram. A woman and her three...... more

UK bans travels from 11 African Countries over South Africa COVID-19 strain

UK bans travels from 11 African Countries over South Africa COVID-19 strain The United Kingdom is imposing a ban on travellers entering England from 11 African countries for an initial period of two weeks, the government has said. In a statement on its website, the government explained that the decision was taken in a bid to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus...... more

VP Pence Ushered to Secure Location as Trump's Supporters Breach US Congress

VP Pence Ushered to Secure Location as Trump's Supporters Breach US Congress The U.S. Capitol descended into chaos Wednesday as hundreds of pro-Trump protesters swarmed the building, forcing the Senate to evacuate and Vice President Mike Pence to be ushered to a secure location. The frenzied scene after demonstrators broke through barricades forced Congress to abruptly pause a ceremonial event affirming that President-elect...... more

British PM declares COVID-19 lockdown in England

British PM declares COVID-19 lockdown in England The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, on Monday, declared a full COVID-19 lockdown in England, a country of nearly 56 million people. The lockdown will be in place until mid-February in a bid to cut the spiraling COVID-19 infection rates. Johnson, who announced this in a televised address, said the measures,...... more

 

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