Afghan-Taliban Conflict: Helicopters Carrying Wounded Troops Collide

Afghan-Taliban Conflict: Helicopters Carrying Wounded Troops Collide

A collision between two Afghan army helicopters evacuating wounded soldiers in southern Helmand province has left at least nine people dead. All those who died were on board the helicopters, officials say. The incident early on Wednesday in Nawa district was apparently caused by technical issues. The area has seen fierce clashes in recent days between the Taliban and Afghan government forces, supported by US airstrikes. The insurgents have been fighting their way to the outskirts of the nearby city of Lashkar Gah where they have already taken control of…

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Herbert Kretzmer: Les Misérables Lyricist Dies Aged 95

Herbert Kretzmer: Les Misérables Lyricist Dies Aged 95

Lyricist and journalist Herbert Kretzmer, best known for his English-language adaptation of the musical Les Misérables, has died at the age of 95. The South African-born English writer also penned the lyrics to the 1960 song Good Gracious Me, made famous by Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren. And he worked with French singer Charles Aznavour on his 1974 hit She. Paying tribute online, fellow lyricist Sir Tim Rice described him as “a giant of his trade”, adding: “RIP Herbie.” In his day job as a journalist, Kretzmer became senior drama…

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20 Drinks that Can Transform Your Health

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End Swat: Nigerians Reject Police Unit Replacing Hated Sars

End Swat: Nigerians Reject Police Unit Replacing Hated Sars

Nigerians are outraged by the unveiling of a new police unit to replace a notorious agency that was disbanded following public outcry over its alleged human rights abuses. The head of the police Mohammed Adamu announced that Swat would carry out the duties which were done by the Special Anti Robbery Squad (Sars). But many are using the hashtag #EndSwat on Twitter to oppose the new unit. They see the changes as not enough to reform the police. Thousands of Nigerians have been protesting against the frequent cases of illegal…

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#EndSARS Protest Hits Kogi Capital

#EndSARS Protest Hits Kogi Capital

Pandemonium broke out on Wednesday when #ENDSARS protesters stormed the Lugard House Lokoja in Kogi. The youths, who turned out in their hundreds, gathered in front of the Government House and demanded to see the Governor. Efforts by the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Jamiu Asuku, to plead with them Governor Bello was in attendance at the weekly state Executive Council meeting fell on deaf ears. The protesters insisted they will not vacate the front of the government house until the Governor addresses them. As the time of filling…

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Karabakh War Leaves Civilians Shell-Shocked and Bitter

Karabakh War Leaves Civilians Shell-Shocked and Bitter

Heavy fighting has erupted in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict as Russia tries to shore up a ceasefire agreed by Armenia and Azerbaijan last weekend. Azerbaijan says it has destroyed missile sites inside Armenia which it claims were used to target civilian areas, and its president has said military operations are continuing. Nagorno-Karabakh is internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan, but the enclave is controlled by ethnic Armenians. BBC correspondents Orla Guerin and Steve Rosenberg report from both sides. The tree-lined main street of Ganja, Azerbaijan’s second-largest city, was bathed in morning…

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BREAKING: #ENDSARS Protesters Block Berger Roundabout In Abuja

Despite the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Sunday the #EndSARS protest continued in Abuja on Wednesday. The protesters used vehicles to block motorists at Berger roundabout in Abuja chanting ‘end police brutality’. This paralysed vehicular traffic in the area as impatient motorists made U-turn to avoid getting caught up in the resultant gridlock. The protesters were seen stationed at Berger in large number. Details shortly….. Read Also: Endsars Protesters Ground Lagos Abuja Other Cities

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Thai protests: Thousands Gather in Bangkok as king Returns to Country

Thai protests: Thousands Gather in Bangkok as king Returns to Country

Anti-government protesters in Thailand have staged a rally in Bangkok ahead of an expected motorcade carrying King Maha Vajiralongkorn, following months of escalating tension in the country. The protesters are calling for political reforms including curbs on the powers of king, who spends most of his time outside Thailand. They have also demanded the departure of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. Supporters of the monarchy staged rival protests in the capital on Wednesday. The two sides gathered separately along Ratchadamnoen Avenue, with many of the monarchists wearing t-shirts in the royal…

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Youths Turn Protest To Carnival In Osun, Lagos

Two ‘killed’, others injured as SUV runs into crowd

The #EndSARS protest turned into carnivals of a sort in Osun and Lagos states on Tuesday. Music and food were in full flow as the youths sang and danced. At Ola-Iya junction in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, protesters set up a canopy, under which was a sound system. The protesters organized a dance competition among themselves; some played football at the junction. The protest started around 10:35 am with the youths barricading roads to the junction. They made bonfires on the streets, making it impossible for motorists to access…

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Protesters Adamant Despite Govt’s Approval Of Requests

Protesters Adamant Despite Govt’s Approval Of Requests

EndSARS protesters are yet to back down despite the government’s overtures. Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu announced on Tuesday the decision of the government to accede to all requests made by the protesters. He also announced measures to reform the police system, including summoning operatives of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) to Abuja and the creation of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team to take over the duties of SARS. The protesters rejected the creation of SWAT and announced that the protests, which spread to Kaduna, Enugu and…

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Missing Boy Found Floating On Delta River

A seven-year-old missing boy, Fejiro Emoavworhe, has been found floating at the bank of Ohovwe river in Ekiugbo, Ughelli North local government area of Delta. This incident happened barely two weeks after a young lady in her 20s was found in a drainage wrapped in a sack with her breast, tongue and private part removed in Buluku street, Ughelli North local government area, Delta State. Emoavworhe was declared missing on Sunday, October 4 by his parent. John Emoavworhe, father of late Fejiro, who lives in Ogbeode Street, Ekiugbo-Ughelli, said he…

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#EndSARS Protesters Defy Rain, Shut Lekki Toll Gate Again

#EndSARS Protesters Defy Rain, Shut Lekki Toll Gate Again

#EndSARS protesters on Wednesday remained adamant, laying siege on the Lekki toll gate along the Lekki-Epe Expressway. They stormed the Lekki Toll Gate section of the Lekki-Epe Expressway despite heavy downpours. They grounded vehicular traffic along the expressway, chanting “End SARS, END SWAT”, ” End Police Brutality” Several residents plying the toll gate were forced to return home because of the girdlock. Read Also: Why I Didn’t Join Endsars Protest Early By Burna Boy

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BREAKING: #EndSARS Protesters Ground Warri

BREAKING: #EndSARS Protesters Ground Warri

Hundreds of #EndSARS protesters again took to major roads of Warri and Effurun in Delta continue opposition to the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and the newly created Special Weapons and Tactics unit. The youths, who caused heavy traffic along the Effurun-Sapele Road and Deco Road in Uvwie and Warri South council areas of the state, demanded total overhaul of the Police. They bore placards with inscriptions such as “End Police Brutality,” Stop Killing Us,” End SWAT, End SARS,” We said EndSARS, not change them,” among others. Attachments area Read…

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