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A gunman perched high on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas Strip casino unleashed a shower of bullets down on an outdoor country music festival below, killing at least 50 people and wounding more than 200 as tens of thousands of frantic concert-goers screamed and ran for their...
The President of Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire), His Excellency Alassane Dramane Ouattara will on Monday 16th October, 2017 pay a two day working visit to the country. This is the first time the two presidents are meeting after the landmark International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) ruling...
About 100,000 homes have been affected by Storm Harvey and the flooding it brought to parts of the southern US, a White House aide has said. Homeland Security adviser Tom Bossert said the White House would ask Congress for emergency funding to help those affected, some of whom are uninsured. Meanwhile...
Thousands of opposition supporters in Togo have marched through the streets of the capital, Lomé, to oppose the rule of President Faure Gnassingbé. A local reporter has described the number of protesters as "unprecedented". A government concession to bring about a two-term presidential limit, through a constitutional amendment, failed to dissuade...
Two three-year-old children have been shot by another toddler at a home daycare facility in the US state of Michigan. One of the victims was shot in the shoulder but is "expected to make a full recovery", Dearborn Police Department said. The other victim is in a serious but stable condition,...
A former Miss America was convicted of felony theft for switching price tags on clothes at a Macy’s department store in Southdale, Minnesota. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, a jury found Jennifer Susan Kline guilty of a single felony count of theft by swindle Tuesday evening after a...
A US federal judge on Monday halted the deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals from the country. The development marks the latest legal victory for the Iraqi nationals facing deportation in a closely watched case. US District Judge from Michigan Mark Goldsmith, granted a preliminary injunction requested by lawyers from...
For the second time since President Buhari's return from extended medical leave in London, Nigeria's weekly cabinet meeting has been cancelled. Information Minister Lai Mohammed said in a statement that today's meeting is not taking place “due to inadequate time to prepare the documents”. Mr Mohammed’s statement adds that a two-day...
Authorities and aid agencies in Sierra Leone are preparing to bury the bodies of the 400 mudslide victims in four different cemeteries across Freetown to relieve pressure on the morgue. The burials are expected to take place on Thursday, government spokesman Cornelius Deveaux said. Dozens of houses were buried when a...
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga reportedly said he is not ready for a re-run of the presidential election. Current reports indicates that Mr Odinga has set several conditions for taking part in the election on 17 October. His conditions include the sacking of several election commission officials, a review of the...