September 6, 2021
September 6, 2021

Man dies in shark attack at Australian beach

A man has died following a shark attack in Australia despite the efforts of “incredibly brave” surfers and bystanders who came to his aid, authorities said yesterday.

September 1, 2021
September 1, 2021

Illegal mining up 500pc in decade

Illegal mining expanded by nearly 500 percent on protected indigenous reservations in Brazil in a decade, and by more than 300 percent on protected park lands, according to a study released Monday.

September 1, 2021
September 1, 2021

70pc of adults in EU fully vaccinated

EU chief Ursula von der Leyen said yesterday 70 percent of adults in the European Union were now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, hitting an end-of-summer target the bloc set for itself in January.

September 1, 2021
September 1, 2021

Brazil bank robbers strap hostages to cars during deadly raid

Heavily armed gangsters strapped hostages to their getaway cars after robbing two banks in Brazil, in a rampage that left three people dead, police and reports said Monday.

August 31, 2021
August 31, 2021

Tight security, shops shut as S Sudan warns against protests

Security forces patrolled South Sudan’s capital Juba yesterday and many shops were shut as the authorities warned of a tough crackdown against anyone joining a planned anti-government protest.

August 30, 2021
August 30, 2021

Virus sets S Africa schools back 20 years : minister

At least 10,000 children in South Africa have dropped out of school since the pandemic started, with students learning half or less than average in 2020 due to coronavirus, the education ministry...

August 29, 2021
August 29, 2021

Nigerian gunmen free scores abducted from schools this year

Nigerian gunmen have freed scores of students abducted from three schools in the northwest this year, officials said Friday,

August 28, 2021
August 28, 2021

Nigerian gunmen free dozens of kidnapped seminary pupils

Nigerian gunmen have freed the remaining pupils from more than 100 kidnapped from an Islamic seminary in northwestern Niger State nearly three months ago, the school's head teacher said on...

August 27, 2021
August 27, 2021

16 soldiers killed in jihadist-hit southeast Niger

An attack by hundreds of Boko Haram fighters on a town in Niger’s jihadist-plagued southeast killed 16 soldiers and wounded nine others, Defence Minister Alkassoum Indatou told AFP on Wednesday.

August 25, 2021
August 25, 2021

Gunman kills four in attack near French embassy in Tanzania

An attacker wielding an assault rifle was shot dead after killing three police officers and an employee of a private security company near the French embassy in Tanzania on Wednesday, President...