Tuesday , 21 November 2017

World news

Pope Francis gets personalized $237,000 Lamborghini as gift (Photos)

Lamborghini gave Pope Francis a personalised white supercar, but he plans to auction it to raise money for charity. Francis received the Italian supercar on Wednesday morning in a ceremony in Vatican City. He blessed it, signed its hood, and promptly handed it over to Sotheby’s, which will auction off …

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Pope Francis requests for Catholic priests to be given right to get married

Though a small number of Roman Catholic priests already exist including previously married Anglican vicars who have joined the church, Pope Francis has requested that Catholic priests be given the right to get married, a request which also applies to priests in Brazil, and is said to be on the agenda for …

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U.S citizen arrested in Zimbabwe for ‘insulting’ Mugabe on Twitter

Martha O‘Donovan who works for Magamba TV, was arrested on Friday with her laptop seized for reportedly calling President Robert Mugabe a “Goblin” on Twitter, the first arrest since the creation of a Ministry of Cyber Security last month, her lawyers said. Zimbabwean Human Rights Lawyers who defended Martha, said …

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Donald Trump claims his Twitter being deleted shows he’s ‘having an impact’

Donald Trump has tweeted triumphantly after his Twitter account was restored following an 11-minute outage. A disgruntled employee of the social media giant deactivated the US President’s feed on their last day in the job. Now Trump has responded – saying it shows his politics is “having an impact”. He tweeted: “My …

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See why Donald Trump’s Twitter account gets deleted

US President Donald Trump’s @realdonaldtrump Twitter account was deactivated by a Twitter employee who was leaving the company on Thursday and was down for 11 minutes before it was restored, the social media company said. “We have learned that this was done by a Twitter customer-support employee who did this …

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Catalonia declares independence from Spain

Catalonia’s parliament has declared independence from Spain in defiance of the Madrid government, which at the same time was preparing to impose direct rule over the region. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy immediately called for calm and said the rule of law would be restored. The motion passed in the …

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Here are some of the women fighters who helped defeat ISIS militants

Kurdish female fighters have celebrated in Raqqa this week after the defeat of ISIS militants, whose brutal rule over the city has come to an end after almost four years. When asked what motivated them to dive into one of the fiercest battles against the terror group to date, the women …

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Female lawmaker kicked out of Assembly over revealing outfit in Kenya

A Kenyan Nominated MCA, Beth Nyawira was yesterday, 17th August kicked out of the county assembly over indecent dressing.   She was dressed in a short sleeveless dress contrary to the guideline by the Speaker that requires women MCAs to wear a coat to avoid exposing their arms. She was kicked out …

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Biafra: US dragged to court for not declaring Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB terrorists

One Nze Charles Ugwu, through his lawyer Simon Kanshio, has taken the US Embassy in Nigeria before a Federal High Court in Abuja, for saying it does not view the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, as terrorists. The embassy’s spokesman, Russel Brooks, had said IPOB …

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Two schoolboys die after drinking acid they mistook for fruit juice (photo)

Two young boys in India have died at a birthday party after drinking a bottle of sulphuric acid they thought was fruit juice. The boys died in agony after the horrifying mistake in Banglaore, southern India. Aryan Singh, 9, was with his best friend Sahil Sankar, as they celebrated Sahil’s …

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Man drives home from France to U.K, finds a migrant hiding in the boot of his car (Photos)

A holidaymaker recently got home from France to find a 22-year-old Ethiopian illegal immigrant hiding in the boot of his Nissan. Dumbfounded Paul Edmunds, 59, was unpacking when he saw the man’s trainers poking out from among his bags.   Paul said: “He asked if he was in England. I …

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‘World’s heaviest woman’ dies in Abu Dhabi hospital

The woman dubbed ‘the heaviest in the world’, has died in a hospital in the United Arab Emirates aged 37. Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, from Alexandria, Egypt, once weighed 1,100lbs, and before her surgery earlier this year had not left her bed since her pre-teens. Doctors at Burjeel Hospital …

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‘This guy is a joke’ -Jay Z slams Donald Trump

American rapper, Jay Z, in an interview with  BBC on Friday said that black people have been through so much more than Trump, as he further said his administration is a joke. “I believe that we are resilient, especially us as black people and especially the culture. We’ve been through so …

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Liliane Bettencourt, world’s richest woman dies at 94

Liliane Bettencourt, the heiress to cosmetics firm L’Oreal, has died aged 94, her family has confirmed. A statement said she had died at home “peacefully” overnight. With an estimated 2017 net worth of 33bn euros (£30bn; $40bn), she was the world’s richest woman. She left the company’s board in 2012 …

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‘Kill my son if he’s into drugs’ – Philippines president orders police

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has ordered police to carry out the strict procedures of his war against drugs if his son is found guilty of drug dealings and criminal activities. The President’s strong anti-drugs stance, has seen more than 9,000 civilians killed for links to drug dealing and use. According …

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France may make asking women for their phone number a criminal offence

Wolf-whistling is set to be banned in France as the government declares war on men hassling women in public. Under proposed plans, bugging women for their telephone numbers and following them could also be prohibited. The crackdown comes after surveys show virtually all French women have been harassed on public …

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Photos: Aftermath of Mexico earthquake that left 217 people dead

A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday, leaving at least 217 people dead, some buildings in rubble and some 20 million residents of Mexico city in terror. In the immediate aftermath of a disaster like this, exact figures of damages and fatalities are hard to come by. Here …

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Zimbabwe to ban sale of alcohol during weekdays and to pregnant women

The Zimbabwe Government through its National Alcohol Policy said to be the brainchild of former Zimbabwe health minister Timothy Stamps, now serving as health adviser in the office of the president and cabinet, is set to enact a law barring the sale of alcohol during some days of the week, some hours …

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Hollywood legend Harry Dean Stanton dead at 91

Harry Dean Stanton, whose grizzled looks and acclaimed acting talent earned him a prolific Hollywood career playing mainly supporting roles, died at a Los Angeles hospital on Friday. He was 91 years old. He “passed away from natural causes” at Cedars-Sinai medical centre, according to his agent John S Kelly. …

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Couple with seven daughters spend £10,000 buying a son

A Chinese couple with seven daughters have allegedly spent more than 90,000 yuan (£10,345) buying a son from strangers in order to carry on their family name. The couple, named Mr and Mrs Chen by media, have been arrested and charged by the authority of Fengshun County in China’s Guangdong …

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