International

Nigeria Super Falcons march on parliament to demand bonuses

Nigeria Super Falcons march on parliament to demand bonuses

Nigeria’s victorious women’s football team have protested outside parliament in Abuja over unpaid win bonuses. Their protest coincided with President Muhammadu Buhari’s arrival at the National Assembly to present next year’s budget. The African champions then marched to President Buhari’s villa, where an aide said they would be paid in two days. They have refused […]

Crimean gold must go back to Ukraine, says Dutch court

Crimean gold must go back to Ukraine, says Dutch court

An Amsterdam court has ruled that ancient treasures on loan to a Dutch museum should be handed to Ukraine and not the Crimea museums they came from. Russia annexed Crimea in March 2014, while the collection was on display at the Allard Pierson museum in Amsterdam. Four museums in Crimea asked for the collection to […]

Philippines’ Duterte admits personally killing suspects

Philippines’ Duterte admits personally killing suspects

Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte has admitted he personally killed criminal suspects as mayor of Davao. It is the first such admission he has made since becoming president in June, but echoes comments he made in 2015. He ran the southern city for two decades, earning a reputation for cutting crime, and criticism for allegedly supporting […]

Afghan Vice-President Dostum accused of sex assault

Afghan Vice-President Dostum accused of sex assault

A senior Afghan official says he was violently kidnapped and sexually molested on the orders of Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum. The accusation came from Ahmad Eshchi, the former governor of General Dostum’s home province of Jowzjan in the north. He said the vice-president and 10 other men assaulted him while he was forcibly kept at […]

China: Trump’s One China comments ‘risk Taiwan peace’

China: Trump’s One China comments ‘risk Taiwan peace’

Beijing has warned the incoming US administration that any attempt to challenge the “One China” policy could impact on peace in the Taiwan Strait. Interference may also damage developing US-China relations, a spokesman said. Under the “One China” policy, the US has formal ties with China rather than the island of Taiwan, which China sees […]

Aleppo evacuation delayed as rebels blame Iran

Aleppo evacuation delayed as rebels blame Iran

The evacuation of rebel-held eastern Aleppo due to start at dawn was delayed, perhaps until Thursday, with an opposition official blaming Iran and its Shia militias allied to President Bashar al-Assad for the hold-up. A ceasefire agreement brokered by Russia, Assad’s most powerful ally, and Turkey ended years of fighting in the city and has […]

‘Low-intensity’ blast targets Chinese engineer’s convoy near Rohri, one injured: police

‘Low-intensity’ blast targets Chinese engineer’s convoy near Rohri, one injured: police

At least one person was injured as a ‘low-intensity’ blast targeted a Chinese engineer’s vehicle near Rohri, police said. The engineer remained unhurt in the explosion. “Unknown accused attacked a Chinese engineer’s vehicle near Rohri. Rescue teams moved [to the location],” said a police statement. Deputy Superintendent Police (DSP) Rohri Masood Mahar said, “Today at […]

India arrests 20 over failure to stand for anthem

India arrests 20 over failure to stand for anthem

NEW DELHI: Around 20 people have been arrested in India, accused of failing to stand for the national anthem in cinemas, police said Tuesday, two weeks after the country´s top court made it compulsory. The Supreme Court ruled on November 30 that cinemas should play the national anthem before every screening, and that the audience […]

Eiffel Tower shut by third strike of 2016

Eiffel Tower shut by third strike of 2016

PARIS: Workers at the Eiffel Tower concerned over an upcoming paint job at the famous landmark went on strike Tuesday, the third stoppage at the monument in six months. Unions representing the 300 workers said they called the strike over the “deliberate absence of transparency” on key decisions relating to the functioning of the tower. A […]

Italy jails captain for migrant disaster that killed 900

Italy jails captain for migrant disaster that killed 900

ROME: An Italian court ruled Tuesday that the captain of a migrant boat that sank in 2015, killing up to 900 people, was responsible for the disaster, the Mediterranean’s worst since World War II. Judges in Catania ordered Mohammed Ali Malek, a Tunisian national, to serve 18 years in jail for multiple manslaughter, human trafficking and […]

Man arrested after innocent woman booted in Berlin

Man arrested after innocent woman booted in Berlin

BERLIN: German police have arrested a man after footage of a horrifying attack which showed an attacker kick a woman down a flight of stairs in a Berlin subway shocked the world, British media reported. Officers have arrested one of the men they believe was in the company of the group when the incident took […]