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MH17: First Malaysian bodies to arrive home

The bodies of 20 Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine in July are due to arrive in Kuala Lumpur, as the nation holds a day of mourning…. Read more »

Thailand coup General becomes Prime Minister

Thailand’s junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha has been named the new prime minister of the southeast Asian nation. Gen Prayuth, 60, was nominated on Thursday in a legislature hand-picked by the… Read more »

Hanged India girls’ ‘rape’ in doubt

A forensic investigation into clothing and swabs taken after the murder and alleged gang rape of two teenage cousins in northern India has concluded they were not sexually assaulted. The… Read more »

Nigerian who may become first black British PM

On May 7, 2015, a Nigerian, Chuka Umunna, could make history by becoming the first black Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Born in London in 1978, Chuka was bred… Read more »

The strange ways of President Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea

This is President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea. Let me go straight to the point. He is a brutal dictator and he does not hide that. He overthrew… Read more »

Liberia imposes curfew as Ebola crisis grows

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf imposed a nighttime curfew from Wednesday and quarantined two affected neighbourhoods in a bid to stem the Ebola epidemic rampaging through West Africa. “Commencing Wednesday,… Read more »

“I may die in two or three years time” Pope Francis

Speaking to journalists on Monday, Pope Francis, leader of the Catholic Church, suggested that he may die in two or three years He spoke aboard a flight from South Korea… Read more »

Germany quarantines suspected Nigerian Ebola patient

(AFP) – German health authorities Tuesday took to hospital and quarantined a 30-year-old West African woman who showed symptoms consistent with the deadly Ebola disease. Dozens of other visitors and… Read more »

Cameroon orders security agents to hide intelligence from Nigeria

Strong indications have emerged that Nigeria’s neighbour, Cameroon, is not cooperating with the country in the efforts to stop the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria and its borders. Investigations on… Read more »