International

Guns stolen as police watch Champions League

Police in Kenya have been left bemused after thieves stole guns and ammunition from an unattended check-post as the officers on duty watched UEFA Champions League matches down the road.

Three rifles and nearly two dozen rounds were pinched from the check-post Tuesday evening in Nandi, in Kenya’s west, while the officers wandered off to watch Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi play in the UEFA quarter-finals on television at a nearby shopping mall.

Death toll hits 200 in battle for Libya’s Tripoli – WHO

At least 205 people have been killed and more than 900 wounded in the battle for control of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday.
Fighting broke out on April 4 when military strongman, Khalifa Haftar, launched an offensive to take Tripoli, the seat of the UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA).
Reporting at least 205 people dead and 913 wounded, WHO said that it was keeping medical and surgical teams deployed at field hospitals near the front lines.

Buhari travels to Chad on Saturday for security talks, others

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria will depart Abuja on Saturday for N’Djamena, the capital of Chad Republic.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.
He explained that the purpose of the president’s trip was to participate in the Extraordinary Session of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States, CEN-SAD.

UAE suspends three-month tourist visa offer to Nigerians

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has suspended the issuance of three months tourist visa to Nigerians.
This is coming two days after five Nigerians were arrested for robbing a Bureau de Change operator of Dh2.3 million (N225.4 million) in Sharjai, Dubai.
The suspects were identified as Chimuanya Emmanuel Ozoh, Benjamin Nwachukwu Ajah, Kingsley Ikenna Ngoka, Tochukwu Leonard Alisi and Chile Micah Ndunagu.

UAE police nab five Nigerians for robbing bureau de change

Five Nigerians, who allegedly robbed a bureau de change in the United Arab Emirate (UAE), have been arrested.

Conversion is not your mission, pope tells Catholics in Morocco

Pope Francis told the tiny Catholic community in predominantly Muslim Morocco on Sunday that their mission was not to covert their neighbors but to live in brotherhood with other faiths.

Francis has used his two-day trip to stress inter-faith dialogue. He has also backed Moroccan King Mohammed VI's efforts to spread a form of Islam that promotes inter-religious dialogue and rejects violence in God's name.

Empty Boeing 737 makes emergency landing after experiencing engine trouble

Boeing’s 737 Max line of aircraft is grounded indefinitely as the company and safety officials attempt to figure out why two of the popular new planes have crashed within a year of each other. But with the planes not ferrying passengers anytime soon, airlines have to store them somewhere, which means they have to be flown elsewhere in the meantime.

Carbon credits, offsets are false solutions to climate change – Experts

It is well documented that carbon markets have failed spectacularly in achieving their environmental
objectives and that many carbon offset projects have a devastating social impact.
In spite of this
evidence, carbon markets remain the main policy tool to address climate change in Europe, based on the misguided hope that they will work “once the price is right”.
Yet, beyond the well-known issues of excess permits and frauds, it has also been demonstrated that carbon markets have major conceptual flaws that cannot be fixed, such as the inability to provide a

Boeing reshuffles top engineers amid 737 MAX crisis

Boeing Co's commercial airplane division, facing its biggest crisis in years following deadly crashes of its flagship 737 MAX aircraft, has brought in a new vice president of engineering while dedicating another top executive to the aircraft investigations, a company email showed on Tuesday.

The management reshuffle comes as Europe and Canada said they would seek their own guarantees over the safety of Boeing's 737 MAX, further complicating plans to get the aircraft flying worldwide after they were grounded in the wake of crashes that killed more than 300 people.

R. Kelly sex tapes: From duffel bag to national circulation

An acquaintance of R. Kelly's recalled how the singer once lugged a duffel bag everywhere — to recording studios, film sets and gyms. Stuffed inside, she said, was a collection of his homemade VHS sex tapes.

Despite Kelly's efforts in the 1990s to hold those recordings close, some leaked out. Untold numbers were copied and recopied and distributed nationwide through flea markets and street vendors. They have circulated for years and are still available on websites. A Pennsylvania man said he recently discovered one while cleaning his home.

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