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11 January 2019 9:10 AM Disguised gunmen kill four volunteers guarding Thai school

Attackers disguised as state security staff have killed four paramilitary volunteers guarding a school in conflict-hit southern Thailand, police said. The gunmen approached the armed territorial defence volunteers at the school in Pattani province and shot them dead shortly before noon on Thursday, Wicha Nupannoi, police lieutenant colonel, was quoted 101

08 January 2019 9:10 AM Parolee held in triple killing at California bowling alley

A parolee who spent 17 years in prison was arrested on suspicion of shooting into a crowd during a brawl at a Los Angeles-area bowling alley and bar, killing three people and injuring four others, police announced on Monday. Reginald Wallace, 47, of Los Angeles, was arrested on Sunday, Torrance Police Chief Eve Irvine announced.Wallace remained jailed 62

07 January 2019 1:51 PM SEE: New York City firefighter dies after falling from overpass

A New York City firefighter responding to a car accident in Brooklyn fell from an overpass and died at a hospital. In statement on the Fire Department's Facebook page on Monday morning, Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro and Mayor Bill de Blasio identified the probationary firefighter as Steven H. Pollard. "It's an incredibly sad night for the Pollard family 57

29 December 2018 3:56 PM Pope prays for victims killed by roadside bomb in Egypt

The Vatican says Pope Francis is praying for the victims of a roadside bomb that hit a tourist bus in Egypt. In a condolence telegram sent on Saturday by the Vatican secretary of state to Egypt's president, Francis was said to be "deeply saddened" by the attack near the Giza Pyramids. Three Vietnamese tourists and their Egyptian guide were killed in Friday's 79

28 December 2018 5:43 PM Militia chief in DRC blamed for multiple rapes arrested

A notorious Democratic Republic of Congo militia chief whose men have been accused of systematic rapes has been arrested, the army said on Friday. Isaac Chirambiza was seized on Tuesday with three of his men in a military operation in South Kivu province, regional spokesperson Captain Dieudonne Kasereka told AFP. One soldier died in the operation, which 51

20 December 2018 4:25 PM Nigeria flood victims a 'major emergency': Red Cross

Nigeria is facing a "major emergency," with tens of thousands of people displaced by recent flooding at risk of hunger and disease if help cannot be got to them, the Nigerian Red Cross said on Thursday. "Many of the 200 000 people who fled flood waters are now leaving displacement camps but some of them are finding nothing but destroyed homes and farmland" 63

18 December 2018 7:22 PM 'Robber' cop falls to death after being shot by fellow officers

A police officer from the the Rapid Rail Protection Unit in Johannesburg has been shot and killed, after he was allegedly involved in a robbery. The officer is reported to have been robbing his victims of their cellphones, when he was scared off by the approaching blue lights. The police said the officer made a run for it, before shooting at the police 65

17 December 2018 1:56 PM Two men burnt to death in KZN

Charges are murder are being investigated by police after two men were burnt to death in the Nkangala area, Adams mission in KwaZulu-Natal. According to police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala, the two unknown men were found burnt on 11 December at around 06:00. However, Africa Solidarity Network's secretary general Daniel Byamungu said the deceased 63

09 December 2018 7:56 PM Nobel peace winners demand action against sex abuse

One of the winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize says the attention the prize has drawn to sexual violence against women in war zones must be followed by action against the abuses. Dr. Denis Mukwege spoke on Sunday at a news conference with Nadia Murad of Iraq, with whom he shared the 9-million Swedish kronor ($1m) prize. Mukwege was honoured for his work helping 57

20 November 2018 3:50 AM Man charged over Nigerian 'First Lady' email scam

A 48-year-old man appeared in court on Monday accused of attempting to defraud people around the world of $20.5 million by pretending to be Nigeria's first lady. Julius Anyawu Uche was charged with 10 offences under cybercrimes legislation after scam emails were sent in the name of President Muhammadu Buhari's wife, Aisha. The defendant pleaded not guilty 49