Gunmen attacked buses and a truck taking a group of Coptic Christians to a monastery in southern Egypt on Friday, killing 26 people and wounding 25 others, witnesses and the Health Ministry said. An Interior Ministry spokesman said the unidentified gunmen had arrived in three four-wheel-drive vehicles. Eyewitnesses said masked men stopped the two buses…… Continue reading Gunmen kill 26 in attack on Christians in Egypt.
The Duke of Edinburgh has announced his retirement from public engagements from autumn this year, Buckingham Palace has announced. The 95-year-old Prince Philip has the full support of the Queen. The announcement was made after all members of the Queen’s household were gathered at Buckingham Palace for a highly unusual staff meeting. In a statement,…… Continue reading Prince Philip to retire from public engagements, says palace.
Venezuelan security forces battled protesters who lit fires and hurled stones on Wednesday in rage at President Nicolas Maduro’s decree to create an alternative congress, with another fatality taking the death toll to 34 during a month of unrest. In a familiar pattern in protests against the socialist government, thousands of opposition supporters rallied peacefully…… Continue reading Venezuela death toll continues to rise as security forces battle anti-government protesters.
The Commissioner 2 in the Local Government Service Commission, in Ekiti State, Dare Omotoso, was on Wednesday brought before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court for allegedly stealing granite worth over N5m. The charge reads that Omotoso had between August and September 2016 stolen granites and stone dust valued at N5, 140, 800.00, belonging to Primadet…… Continue reading Ekiti Commissioner arraigned for allegedly stealing granite.
The continued decline in the volume of foreign exchange supplied to the retail market indicates that the naira is gradually strengthening against other international currencies, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, said on Wednesday. For some time, authorized forex dealers have not been able to clear the amount of dollars supplied by the bank as…… Continue reading Naira gradually regaining strength, as demand for forex maintains decline.
GONZALO Higuain struck a clinical brace as Juventus claimed a 2-0 victory away to Monaco in Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final first leg. The Argentine forward buried a first-time strike after a backheel from Dani Alves to fire the Italian giants ahead on 29 minutes at the Stade Louis II before grabbing his second on the…… Continue reading Higuain’s stunning brace puts Juventus a step in UCL final.
Far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen and independent centrist Emmanuel Macron came out swinging from the start of Wednesday’s only televised head-to-head debate of the presidential election. Le Pen immediately blasted Macron as a cold banker who would worsen unemployment levels and allow the finance sector to plunder the economy. She called herself the “candidate of…… Continue reading Le Pen, Macron trade jabs in final TV debate.