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Lion Kills American Tourist

A female tourist believed to be an American has died after she was attacked by a lion at the Lion Park in the Lanseria/Honeydew area of Johannesburg,South Africa, on Monday. Sources say another male tourist was injured and the pair may have been driving with their car window open when the unfortunate incident occurred. Scott

Thai Ex-PM Negligence Trial Commences

Former Thai Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, has pleaded not guilty in a brief hearing at the start of her trial on charges of negligence. Shinawatra faces up to 10 years in prison if found guilty of neglect of duty over her role in a controversial rice subsidy scheme. The ex-minister was forced to step down

Landslide Kills 39 In Columbia

Thirty-nine people have been killed in a landslide in Antioquia province in northwest Columbia, officials say. The director of Antioquia’s Disaster Prevention Department told newsmen that more than 20 people were injured after the landslide on Monday morning. According to Columbian authorities, heavy rains caused the river Liboriana to burst its banks, triggering the landslide.

India Celebrates National Technology Day

Narendra Modi, prime minister of India on Monday extended greetings to the nation on the occasion of National Technology Day. In a tweet Modi said “Greetings to my fellow Indians on the occasion of National Technology Day, Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Jai Vigyan. “Technology has the power to transform the lives of the people. From

Journalists More Endangered Worldwide

Washington D.C Faced with arrests and censorship by governments, kidnapped and murdered by terrorists and other non-state forces and sometimes compelled to report falsehoods by wealthy owners of private media, journalists face a more worrisome future “Paradoxically, in a time of seemingly unlimited access to information and new methods of content delivery, more and more

Boko Haram’s Impact on Education Is Horrendous -Spokesman, UN Secretary General

Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General, has described the long term impact of the kidnap of school girls by members of the Boko Haram sect in Nigeria as a horrendous damage on girl-child education. Dujarric stated this on Monday while hosting a group of ten African journalists who had visited his office as

U.S. Marks World Press Freedom Day

As the World celebrates the World Press Freedom Day, on Sunday, the United States government has paid special honor to the importance of media freedom, which it described as a crucial element of freedom of expression. In a statement issued to commemorate the day and also highlight the efforts of the U.S. government towards upholding

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Mediterranean Records Another Migrant Tragedy

While rescue efforts were still on going in the Mediterranean, to save the lives of scores of people involved in boat mishap, another tragedy has struck in that sea. Reports say dozens of migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean after another boat sank, this time south of Sicily.  The Save the Children aid group, an

Chile Evacuates Citizens As Volcano Erupts

The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile today erupted for the first time in more than four decades, sending a plume of smoke and ash several kilometres high. Emergency services declared a red alert and about 1,500 people were evacuated from a 20km,12 mile, radius as a precaution, authorities say,leaving the nearby city of Puerto Montt

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