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Police warn against jungle justice in Lagos
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 22:02:00 +0200
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni on Friday warned members of the public to desist from carrying out jungle justice. Owoseni, in a press release signed by the State Command’s Spokesperson, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, said the warning...
© The Punch
Thieves repair, return stolen motorcycle with letter offering sincere apology
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:59:31 +0200
A Facebook user, Mel Flesher, had complained about the theft of a motorcycle belonging to her boyfriend’s children. It was the kids’ property, so everyone was, understandably upset. Mel wrote, “Some loser stole my boyfriends kids 72...
© The Punch
No law was broken when corpse foot landed on casket at funeral
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:32:27 +0200
The appearance of a corpse’s foot as a heartbroken Brooklyn family buried its patriarch was more creepy than criminal, police said Friday.
© NY Daily News
Death of Texas 14-year-old found dead in landfill ruled homicide
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:29:24 +0200
A Texas 14-year-old who turned up dead in an Arlington landfill in June died of “homicidal violence,” officials said.
© NY Daily News
Newborn baby girl abandoned outside a Texas apartment building
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:29:19 +0200
A newborn girl was left abandoned in bushes outside a Texas apartment complex less than an hour after she was born.
© NY Daily News
BREAKING: Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta wins second term
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:26:23 +0200
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner Friday of a disputed election with 54.27 percent of votes, beating his rival Raila Odinga who scored 44.74 percent, the election commission announced. “Having fulfilled the requirement...
© The Punch
Trump thanks Putin for expelling 755 US embassy officials
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:17:32 +0200
President Donald Trump has thanked Russian president Vladimir Putin for ordering the expulsion of hundreds of staff out of America’s embassy, in his first acknowledgment of a decision announced weeks ago. Putin’s decree that 755 people leave their...
© The Punch
Cop shot twice in his bulletproof vest set to leave hospital
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:17:06 +0200
A city cop saved by his bulletproof vest when a deranged gunman opened fire was expected to leave a Queens hospital Friday.
© NY Daily News
New trial ordered for member of Galloway Boys
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:16:17 +0200
Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial for Jason Wisdom, a member of the Galloway Boys gang.
© The Star
STASI: Swift's groping trial testimony could've used less 'a--'
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:13:12 +0200
Taylor Swift used the word, “a--” during testimony nearly half a dozen times. It made her otherwise powerful testimony sound, well, asinine.
© NY Daily News
ICYMI: N’Delta agitators give northerners, Yoruba quit notice
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:13:08 +0200
Niyi Odebode, Adelani Adepegba and Olaleye Aluko A group, the Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators, on Thursday threatened to resume attacks on oil installations in the region. The group, in an electronic mail, also said northerners and the Yoruba in the...
© The Punch
Owner held on suspicion of murder after submarine sinks
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:13:00 +0200
The owner of a private submarine was arrested on suspicion of murder after his vessel sank and a journalist who was supposed to be aboard went missing
© Cape Times
Mom believes severely burned 11-year-old daughter was victim of social media-fuelled prank
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:12:03 +0200
Jamoneisha Merritt’s mom believes her daughter is the victim of a social media-fuelled prank called the hot water challenge after she was allegedly attacked by another girl at a sleepover with a cup of boiling water.
© The Star
ICYMI: High-profile defectors’ll join us in three weeks – PDP
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:09:16 +0200
Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party said in Abuja on Thursday that it was expecting those it described as “high-profile “ defectors to join its fold within the next three weeks. The Chairman of the party’s Special Non-Elective National...
© The Punch
A bar where beer drinkers can stand in two different countries at the same time
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:05:24 +0200
The Kalin Tavern sits right on the Slovenia-Croatia border, with the restaurant area in Slovenia and the pool table in Croatia Generally, revelers lose track of time while sharing beer with friends, but have you ever stumbled into the wrong country after...
© The Punch
American Allies and Adversaries Urge Caution on North Korea
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:02:46 +0200
World powers in Europe and the Pacific expressed concern about the bellicose rhetoric from Washington and Pyongyang.
© The New York Times
NRA host apologizes for suggesting North Korea attack California
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:02:21 +0200
“Let's send a note to North Korea that Sacramento changed its name to Guam!” Grant Stinchfield said on Twitter.
© NY Daily News
Congratulations, Here’s Your Medal. And Here’s One for Your Coach, Too.
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:01:59 +0200
For the first time in the history of the world track and field championships, coaches are also receiving medals.
© The New York Times
Classy Caster Semenya through to 800m final
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 20:57:00 +0200
The 2009 world champion Caster Semenya has qualified for the 800m final at the IAAF World Championships on Friday.
© Cape Times
NFL suspends Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott for six games after yearlong domestic violence investigation
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 20:50:00 +0200
The NFL has suspended Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott without pay for the first six games of the season for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. Elliott, 22, the Cowboys’ first-round pick in 2016, won the NFL rushing title as...
© LA Times
Man found dead in elevator one month after he went missing
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 20:45:51 +0200
An 82-year-old Colorado man who had been missing for a month was found dead in an inoperable elevator.
© NY Daily News
L.A. City Council endorses 2028 Olympics bid, accepting responsibility for any cost overruns
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 20:45:00 +0200
Rushing to meet a deadline imposed by Olympics officials, the Los Angeles City Council voted Friday to endorse a bid for the 2028 Summer Games even though council members acknowledged they were acting without complete information. The council’s unanimous...
© LA Times
Strictly for women: Experts reveal time men are most likely to cheat
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 20:44:14 +0200
The time when cheating men are most likely to be chatting to their mistresses has been revealed — and its not good news if your man uses Facebook at night! New research has shown that the peak time for two-timing spouses to be in contact with the...
© The Punch
Lena Dunham applauds Taylor Swift for testimony in groping trial
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 20:42:40 +0200
Lena Dunham is “proud” of Taylor Swift after the pop star took the stand to testify against the ex-DJ she claims groped her.
© NY Daily News
Most important news of last week:
Photojournalist Phando Jikelo wins top international prize
Mon, 07 Aug 2017 17:02:00 +0200
Former Independent Media photojournalist Phando Jikelo has been named a co-winner in the Top News category of the prestigious Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest.
© Cape Times
Students do SA proud with hackathon win
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:00:00 +0200
FOUR UCT students Valerie Tshiani, Fadzai Mupfunya, Kungela Mzuku and Lorna Nqodi, participated in the GirlCode Hackathon and won.
© Cape Times
Kidnappers demand R44m for Zhauns owner's safe return
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 06:32:00 +0200
The family of businessman Zhaun Ahmed was locked in tense negotiations with his alleged kidnappers, who are believed to be Cape Flats underworld figures.
© Cape Times
California beer maker has the last laugh in his German brewery
Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:00:00 +0200
Some Germans thought Greg Koch was courageous. Others considered the Californian crazy. In one of the world’s biggest beer drinking countries, already saturated with 1,388 breweries and 5,000 brands of beer, the entrepreneur from San Diego was determined...
© LA Times
Tech firm app could save police millions
Mon, 07 Aug 2017 01:02:09 +0200
TECHNOLOGY developed by a company in Glasgow could mark the end of the traditional police officer’s notebook after it announced plans to expand across the world.
© Herald Scotland
Reining In Beach-Spreading, Not to Be Confused With Manspreading
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 17:16:27 +0200
In the overcrowded environs of the Jersey Shore, a contagion of tents, grills and coolers has set off competitive jockeying for precious space.
© The New York Times
BREAKING: Kidnappers den discovered near Ikeja
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 19:13:55 +0200
A suspected kidnappers’ den has been discovered at Ile-Zik on the Lagos/Abeokuta Expressway. The area is close to Ikeja, the Lagos state capital. The security operatives reportedly found human parts concealed in some sachets in the place. According...
© The Punch
#KZNSchoolAssault: Police must take action, says department
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:21:00 +0200
The Department of Basic Education and the KZN Education department have condemned a video that surfaced, showing a pupil being assaulted by another.
© Cape Times
South Koreans are surprisingly blase about civil defense. Why?
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 17:15:00 +0200
At the highest levels in South Korea, the fiery rhetoric exchanged this week by Washington and Pyongyang over nuclear weapons has prompted extraordinary concern — even for a nation that’s been technically at war for several decades. South Korea’s...
© LA Times
Family of Zeria worker who killed himself during training program sues for ¥100 million
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 10:21:58 +0200
The family of a 22-year-old Zeria Pharmaceutical Co. worker who took his own life during a training program has filed a lawsuit with the Tokyo ...
© Japan Times
Abuja Chamber of Commerce warns against abuse of tax holiday
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 05:20:24 +0200
Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday said the lifting of administrative suspension on Pioneer Status Incentives by the Federal Government would boost local production capacity of manufacturers. The President, ACCI,...
© The Punch
Baby gray whale gets up close, personal with Southern California beach crowd
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 03:03:10 +0200
Southern California beachgoers have gotten up close and personal with a baby whale.A gray whale about 15 to 18 feet long cruised into Dana Point ...
© Japan Times
Sunkist Growers seeks to bear fruit in Thai market
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 02:37:00 +0200
Sunkist Growers Incorporated, a US-based citrus growers' non-stock membership cooperative, has expanded its Sunkist Freshie brand to the Thai market.
© Bangkok Post
Ex-Rikers inmate assaulted by officer reads poem at sentencing
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:08:09 +0200
A former Rikers Island inmate who was sexually assaulted by a jail hopes her case will inspire other victims to come forward.
© NY Daily News
Mexican drug runners busted in boat with 5,000 pounds of cocaine
Mon, 07 Aug 2017 23:35:29 +0200
Drug runners tried to smuggle some 5,000 pounds of cocaine into the U.S. on a speedboat, federal prosecutors said Monday.
© NY Daily News
The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima
Sun, 06 Aug 2017 12:32:15 +0200
Through modeling and mapping technologies, witness from above what happened in Hiroshima, Japan on Aug. 6, 1945.
© The New York Times
Two killed, three injured in Klerksdorp crash
Sun, 06 Aug 2017 09:53:00 +0200
Two people were killed and three others were injured when two cars collided on Joe Slovo Road in Klerksdorp in the North West.
© Cape Times
Oakland A’s outfielder Matt Joyce hurls gay slur at fan
Sat, 05 Aug 2017 12:21:44 +0200
“I fired back and obviously as soon as you fire back you regret saying anything, because it's just not worth it."
© NY Daily News
Hoodlums attack Ikorodu residents on bad road portion
Sat, 05 Aug 2017 03:34:11 +0200
Eric Dumo Residents of Eyita, Ojokoro and parts of Ori-okuta in the Ikorodu area of Lagos have come under severe attacks from hoodlums due to the bad state of the road leading into the community from the Ile-Epo Oba axis of the expressway linking Sagamu,...
© The Punch
Police warn against jungle justice in Lagos
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 22:02:00 +0200
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni on Friday warned members of the public to desist from carrying out jungle justice. Owoseni, in a press release signed by the State Command’s Spokesperson, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, said the warning...
© The Punch
Thieves repair, return stolen motorcycle with letter offering sincere apology
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:59:31 +0200
A Facebook user, Mel Flesher, had complained about the theft of a motorcycle belonging to her boyfriend’s children. It was the kids’ property, so everyone was, understandably upset. Mel wrote, “Some loser stole my boyfriends kids 72...
© The Punch
No law was broken when corpse foot landed on casket at funeral
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:32:27 +0200
The appearance of a corpse’s foot as a heartbroken Brooklyn family buried its patriarch was more creepy than criminal, police said Friday.
© NY Daily News
Death of Texas 14-year-old found dead in landfill ruled homicide
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:29:24 +0200
A Texas 14-year-old who turned up dead in an Arlington landfill in June died of “homicidal violence,” officials said.
© NY Daily News
Newborn baby girl abandoned outside a Texas apartment building
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:29:19 +0200
A newborn girl was left abandoned in bushes outside a Texas apartment complex less than an hour after she was born.
© NY Daily News
BREAKING: Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta wins second term
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:26:23 +0200
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner Friday of a disputed election with 54.27 percent of votes, beating his rival Raila Odinga who scored 44.74 percent, the election commission announced. “Having fulfilled the requirement...
© The Punch
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