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10 December 2018 5:48 AM 'I can't breathe' were Khashoggi's final words

Jamal Khashoggi's final words were "I can't breathe," CNN said on Sunday, citing a source who has read the transcript of an audio tape of the final moments before the journalist's murder. The source told the US network the transcript made clear the killing was premeditated, and suggests several phone calls were made to give briefings on the progress 19

02 December 2018 4:58 AM Envoy says US aiming for warmer ties with Eritrea

The United States wants better ties with Eritrea following this month's lifting of UN sanctions against the Horn of Africa nation, Washington's top Africa diplomat said on Friday. The UN Security Council sanctioned Eritrea in 2009 for supporting Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia but lifted the restrictions following the July signing of a peace deal that ended 25

30 November 2018 11:44 AM Nigerian leader: Islamic extremists are now using drones

Islamic extremists in Nigeria have begun using drones, the country's president says, opening a worrying new front in the region's nearly decade-long fight against Boko Haram and an offshoot linked to the Islamic State. President Muhammadu Buhari announced the development during a meeting on Thursday of countries that contribute troops to a multinational 40

29 November 2018 11:14 AM Putin, Trump will meet at G20 summit as planned

A meeting between US President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin will take place at this week's G20 summit as planned, the Kremlin said on Thursday, despite US threats to cancel over Moscow's tensions with Ukraine. "Washington has confirmed the meeting," Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told journalists. Peskov said the meeting in Argentina 24

21 November 2018 6:35 AM US police apologise for removing black man from Washington shop

Police in Kirkland, Washington, have apologised for helping the owner of a frozen yogurt shop kick out a black man because employees said they felt uncomfortable. The Seattle Times reports that the owner called officers on November 7 about Byron Ragland, who was supervising a court-sanctioned outing between a mother and son. Ragland works as a court-appointed 29

21 November 2018 4:25 AM Companies urged to register cannabis trademarks as pot takes root

Global companies who plan to diversify or launch their cannabis products have been advised to identify their consumer base, create their brand and file a trademark ahead of the competition. "The opportunities to create new brands for cannabis-based products are endless, and so too should the requisite protection of intellectual property protection be in place 23

20 November 2018 2:23 PM Concussion rules Wales' Halfpenny out of Bok Test

Cardiff - Leigh Halfpenny has been ruled out of Wales' test against South Africa in Cardiff on Saturday because of concussion. The fullback hasn't recovered from his head slamming the field 10 days ago after a late, shoulder-led hit by centre Samu Kerevi when Wales beat Australia. Wales assistant coach Rob Howley said on Tuesday they called up Hallam 32

19 November 2018 3:00 PM Husband accidentally shoots wife while cleaning his gun

A man, who was cleaning his gun, accidentally shot and killed his wife, according to local police. Eric Rosenbrock, 35, reportedly shot his wife, Ashley, 34, on Thursday 15 November at their home in Corinth, in the American state of New York, The Washington Post reports. "At approximately 22:30 ... Rosenbrock was performing maintenance on his legally 37

17 November 2018 12:00 PM Michelle Obama's memoir smashes sales records

New York — First day sales for Michelle Obama's memoirs Becoming topped 725,000 copies, making it one of the year's biggest debuts. Crown Publishing told The Associated Press on Friday that the figures include sales and pre-orders for the former first lady's memoir include hardcover, audio and e-books editions for the United States and Canada 35

16 November 2018 4:38 AM Howell grabs PGA lead at RSM Classic

Washington - American Charles Howell, who hasn't won a PGA title since 2007, fired a bogey-free eight-under par 64 on Thursday to grab a two-stroke lead after the opening round of the RSM Classic. The 39-year-old native of Augusta, Georgia - home of the Masters - won his first PGA crown in 2002 at Kingsmill and his next in 2007 at Riviera, beating Phil Mickelson 34