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UK Police Officer Shot Dead In Police Station

A British police officer was shot dead in the early hours of Friday morning, Scotland Yard said, the first officer to be killed by gunfire while on duty in over eight years. Metropolitan Police launched a murder investigation following the shooting by a 23-year-old man being detained at Croydon Custody Centre in south London at…

Ginsburg Laid To Rest At US Capitol, First Woman To Be So Honoured

Late Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was honored Friday at the US Capitol, where she made history one final time becoming the first woman and first Jewish person to lie in state there. Ginsburg’s flag-draped casket was carried up the Capitol east steps and brought to Statuary Hall, where the justice’s relatives, US lawmakers and dignitaries…

South Sudan Politicians Embezzled $36mn-UN Panel

High-ranking politicians and bureaucrats in South Sudan have siphoned off at least $36 million in public funds, sometimes with the connivance of international corporations and banks, a UN commission said.  The report by the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan came six days after President Salva Kiir fired the country’s finance minister, the…

China Running Hundreds Of Detention Centres In Xinjiang-Researchers

China is running hundreds of detention centres in northwest Xinjiang across a network that is much bigger than previously thought, according to research presented Thursday by an Australian think tank. The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) said it had identified more than 380 “suspected detention facilities” in the region, where China is believed to have…

Trump Attacks Meghan Markle, Wishes Harry ‘Good Luck’

President Donald Trump, seemingly stung by Meghan Markle’s recent comments about the upcoming US elections, slammed the actress, saying he was “not a fan” and wishing her husband Prince Harry an ironic “good luck.” Markle, the former “Suits” star and current Duchess of Sussex, had urged Americans to vote during an ABC primetime special Tuesday,…

Trump Rebuffed Over Comments He Might Not Honour Vote

Top Republicans and Democrats pushed back hard Thursday against President Donald Trump’s suggestion he might not accept defeat in the November election, with some comparing him to corrupt dictators. A day after the US leader refused to clearly guarantee a peaceful transfer of power, Republican Senate Speaker Mitch McConnell felt it necessary to assure American…

Ex-Defence Minister Appointed Mali’s Transition Leader

Mali’s military junta announced the leaders of a new transition government in the Sahel state on Monday, which will retain strong army links despite international pressure to appoint civilians. Junta leader Colonel Assimi Goita said in a televised statement that former defence minister Bah Ndaw would become transition president — while he himself would serve…

Trump Says Will Name Woman To Succeed Ginsburg In Supreme Court

US President Donald Trump on Saturday said he would nominate a woman to succeed late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The president’s desire to “to move quickly” on the process, despite Democrats’ vehement opposition, is likely to dominate the campaigns — alongside other hot-button issues such as the coronavirus and America’s ongoing racial reckoning…

Life and times of “Notorious RBG”, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, popularly known and called “Notorious RBG” by Americans, a champion of women’s rights and the court’s leading liberal voice, has died at the age of 87. Ginsburg died of complications from metastatic pancreas cancer at her home in Washington, DC, surrounded by her family, the court said…

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