Morocco vigils for murdered Scandinavian vacationers

Picture copyright AFP Picture caption Vigils have been held in Rabat, Marrakesh and the village of Imlil, the place the murdered vacationers have been discovered Lots of of Moroccans have attended a vigil within the capital Rabat for 2 Scandinavian vacationers discovered murdered within the Atlas mountains on Monday. Holding indicators saying “sorry”, they gathered to recollect Maren Ueland, 28, and Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, on the embassies of Norway

Malta airlifts new child and mom from migrant ship

Picture copyright AFP Picture caption The newborn was taken to hospital in Malta after being born three days earlier on a seaside in Libya Malta has airlifted a new child and his mom from a Spanish migrant rescue ship and rejected accusations that it had refused meals to greater than 300 different migrants on board. The newborn was born three days earlier on a seaside in Libya and his life

US shutdown: Congress renews talks with little early progress

Picture copyright Reuters Picture caption Republican Mitch McConnell arrives at Congress. Most individuals are at nighttime The US Congress has begun uncommon Saturday periods to attempt to break the deadlock over finances spending that has led to a partial shutdown of the federal government. The shutdown started at midnight on Friday after Democrats resisted President Donald Trump’s calls for for $5bn (£4bn) for his Mexico border wall. There was little

US envoy quits over Trump Syria pullout

The highest US official within the battle in opposition to the Islamic State group has stop over President Trump’s determination to drag troops from Syria, reviews say. Brett McGurk had deliberate to go away his position subsequent 12 months however introduced his departure ahead, CBS and AP reported. Earlier than Mr Trump’s announcement he had insisted that the US would proceed working in opposition to IS in Syria. “We need

US referee tells wrestler to chop dreadlocks or forfeit match

An inquiry has been ordered after a referee instructed a US high-school wrestler he must minimize his dreadlocks or forfeit a match. Teenager Andrew Johnson selected to have his hair minimize on the venue, and went on to win his bout for Buena Regional Excessive College in New Jersey. Video of the incident went viral on Twitter, with some accusing referee Alan Maloney of racial discrimination. He had been accused

‘Yellow vests’: Scattered demonstrations seen in France

Picture copyright AFP Picture caption Some 800 folks have been seen demonstrating in Paris at lunchtime Small demonstrations by “yellow-vest” protesters have been seen all through France for a sixth consecutive Saturday, however not on the dimensions of those seen in current weeks. About 800 folks have been demonstrating in Paris at round midday (11:00 GMT), in comparison with about four,00zero demonstrators on the similar time final Saturday. Some 65

Strasbourg gunman Chekatt ‘pledged allegiance to IS in video’

Picture copyright Police Nationale (France) Picture caption Chekatt had beforehand been claimed by IS as one in all its “fighters” The gunman who killed 5 folks close to a Christmas market in Strasbourg had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) group in a video, stories say. The video was discovered on a USB key belonging to Cherif Chekatt, 29, judicial sources advised AFP information company. Chekatt was shot lifeless

Prime Somali journalist amongst Mogadishu bomb victims

Picture copyright FACEBOOK Picture caption Awil Dihar Salad, two safety employees and his driver had been all killed One among Somalia’s most outstanding journalists is amongst at the very least a dozen individuals killed in bomb assaults within the capital Mogadishu, experiences say. Awil Dihar Salad, two safety employees and his driver died within the first blast, a suicide automotive bomb at a checkpoint close to the presidential palace. The

Iran executes businessman dubbed ‘Sultan of Bitumen’

Picture copyright Iran State TV Picture caption The trial of Hamidreza Baqeri Darmani was broadcast on state TV A distinguished Iranian businessman, referred to as the “Sultan of Bitumen”, has been executed for bribery and corruption. Hamidreza Baqeri Darmani was discovered responsible of forging paperwork to safe state-backed loans. He then used entrance firms to acquire greater than 300,000 tonnes of bitumen – a substance utilized in making asphalt –

Nepal bus crash: College students amongst 23 lifeless after subject journey

Picture copyright AFP Picture caption The injured had been transferred to a hospital in Kohalpur, Nepal Not less than 23 individuals died in Nepal when a bus carrying college students and their lecturers again from a botanical journey ran off a highway and plunged 700m (2,300ft) right into a ravine. One other 14 individuals had been injured within the crash in Dang district, western Nepal. A lot of the victims