Category Archives: World

Italy ‘Ndrangheta group: Biggest mafia trial in decades opens

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The 355 suspected mobsters and corrupt officials were charged following a long inquiry into the ‘Ndrangheta group.

More than 900 witnesses are expected to give evidence, and the charge sheet includes murder, drug trafficking, extortion and money laundering.

The trial began on Wednesday and is expected to last more than two years.

Lisa Montgomery – female inmate on federal death row in the US – has been executed for murder.

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She received a lethal injection at a prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, after a last-minute stay of execution was lifted by the US Supreme Court.

The case attracted attention because her lawyers argued she was mentally ill and suffered serious abuse as a child.

The 52-year-old strangled a pregnant woman before cutting out and kidnapping her baby in Missouri in 2004.

Her victim, 23-year-old Bobbie Jo Stinnett, bled to death.

Montgomery is the first female federal inmate to be put to death by the US government in 67 years.

Submission of Entries Opens for Andrei Stenin Contest 2021

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Submission of Entries Opens for Andrei Stenin Contest 2021

The seventh Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest kicks off in Moscow. As per tradition, the submission of young photographers’ entries opens on the birthday of Rossiya Segodnya’s special photo correspondent Andrei Stenin, who died while on assignment after whom the contest was named.

Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737 passenger plane crashes in Indonesia

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A Boeing 737 passenger plane carrying 62 people is believed to have crashed into the sea shortly after take-off from Indonesia’s capital Jakarta.

The Sriwijaya Air disappeared from radars four minutes into its journey to Pontianak in West Kalimantan province.

It is thought to have dropped more than 3,000m (10,000ft) in less than a minute, according to flight tracking website

Liverpool reached the FA Cup fourth round with a comfortable victory over a Covid-affected Aston Villa

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A coronavirus outbreak at their training ground this week meant no first-team players were available to Villa, with the club fielding a starting XI composed of seven under-23 players and four from the under-18s.

But despite conceding in the fourth minute when Sadio Mane headed in, they remained resolute in defence for the rest of the half and then stunned the visitors when 17-year-old Louie Barry equalised.

Trump riots: Democrats plan to introduce article of impeachment

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US Democrats plan to introduce an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump for his role in Wednesday’s invasion of the US Capitol.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would move forward with impeachment if Mr Trump did not resign immediately.

Tyson Fury: I’ll take out Anthony Joshua very early !

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Tyson Fury feels he has what it takes to stop Anthony Joshua inside one or two rounds – ahead of their potential showdown in 2021.

The two men have been on a collision course for a number of years, with Fury making it clear that he wants the unification clash to take place next.

World billionaire Jack Ma feared missing

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Speculation has arisen over the whereabouts of Chinese billionaire Jack Ma’s after reports emerged that he has not made a public appearance in more than two months.

The Alibaba founder also failed to appear as scheduled in the final episode of his own talent show, Africa’s Business Heroes, which gives budding African entrepreneurs the chance to compete for a slice of USD1.5 million.

Lewis Hamilton knighted

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Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has been knighted in the Queen’s New Year Honours list.

The Briton, 35, sealed a seventh drivers’ title at the Turkish Grand Prix in November – equalling Michael Schumacher’s championships record.

Rugby league legend Rob Burrow is made an MBE for services to rugby and his awareness campaign since being diagnosed with motor neurone disease.

The law & social media in Uganda: The regime can’t win any case locally or internationally – Muwada Nkunyingi

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THE LAW & SOCIAL MEDIA IN UGANDA. Government Can’t Win any Case Locally or Internationally. My summary Insight.
It has become an electoral practice for Uganda Government specifically NRM to target communication and media channels in all recent General Elections.

Locally efforts to overlap the law aided by the already compromised media institutions like Uganda Communications Commission and the likes has seen illegal bans,disconnections and rude military scenes on media and telecommunications providers to freeze targeted channels,personalities,sites inter aria. A case in point was the 2016 General Elections.

Just In: US removes Sudan from ‘state sponsors of terror’ list

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The United States has formally removed Sudan’s designation as a “state sponsor of terrorism”, 27 years after putting the country on its blacklist.

The announcement was made by the US embassy in Khartoum and comes into effect on Monday.

“The congressional notification period of 45 days has lapsed and the Secretary of State has signed a notification stating rescission of Sudan’s State Sponsor of Terrorism designation is effective as of today [December 14], to be published in the Federal Register,” the US embassy said on Facebook.

Joshua knocks out sturbon Kubrat Pulev

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Joshua has floored Pulev heavily on three occasions, twice in the final round, and ended the fight with a vicious right hand to retain his IBF, WBA and WBO titles.

Exclusive: US calls for a free, fair& peaceful elections in Uganda as sanctions loom on military commanders

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Exclusive: USA calls for a free, fair& peaceful elections in Uganda as sanctions loom on military commanders. Whisper Eye Reports

In a detailed response to Mr Engel’s letter to the Secretary of State calling on the Trump Administration to take immediate action to address a worsening human rights situation in Uganda prior to general elections in January next year.

The USA Secretary of State States;