A British environmental activist and Catholic missionary has been found dead at a hostel in Peru. The body of Paul McAuley, aged 71, was discovered by students in the Amazon city of Iquitos. An investigation has been launched and officials are questioning six people who lived at the youth hostel, which was run by Mr […]

Anti-corruption candidate Zuzana Caputova has won Slovakia’s presidential election, making her the country’s first female head of state. Ms Caputova, who has almost no political experience, defeated high-profile diplomat Maros Sefcovic, nominated by the governing party, in a second round run-off vote . She framed the election as a struggle between good and evil. The […]

South Africa’s foreign minister has called for an urgent meeting with ambassadors following attacks against foreigners in Durban. Report says three people died amid protests targeting shops, many of which are foreign-owned. Also about fifty people sought shelter at a police station when a group of unemployed South Africans forced them out of their homes […]

A comedian with no political experience has won the most votes in the first round of Ukraine’s presidential elections according to exit polls. Volodymyr Zelenskiy who played the president on TV received 30.4% of the vote, with current leader Petro Poroshenko second on 17.8%. The two are set to take part in a run-off election […]

The Court of Appeal sitting in Sokoto has nullified the primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the governorship election in Zamfara State. In the lead judgment delivered by Justice Tom Yakubu today, the court set aside the decision of the Zamfara State High Court which allowed the APC to field a candidate for […]

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has been re-elected for a second term. The Returning Officer in the state, Professor Maimako Sebastian, declared Mr Ortom the winner after he polled 434,473 votes to beat his closest rival and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Emmanuel Jime, who got 345,155 […]

Over one hundred and seven people have been confirmed dead from flash floods and landslides in the Papua Province of eastern Indonesia Meanwhile, the search for 93 missing others is focusing on residential areas buried by mud, rubble and wooden logs. Spokesman of joint command post for emergency relief efforts at the province Dodi Sambodo, […]

The death toll in a building collapse in a southern Indian town has risen to four, with more people still feared trapped. The three-storey building in the town of Dharwad in southern India’s Karnataka state collapsed while under construction yesterday , burying dozens of people, most of them workers at the site. Indian Police reports […]

A gunman has opened fire inside a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht. Several people have been reportedly injured and one is feared to have died in the shooting at about 10:45 local time (09:45 GMT) near the 24 Oktoberplein junction Police say the gunman is still at large. Trains and trams have stopped […]

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