Category: International News

Kenya’s William Ruto Wins ICC Witness Ruling.

Kenya’s William Ruto Wins ICC Witness Ruling.

    International judges in the case of Kenyan Vice-President William Ruto have barred the use of recanted testimony. The decision means prior recorded witness statements cannot be used by prosecutors at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in this case. Key witnesses in the case changed their statements, which prosecutors said was due to intimidation [&hellip

India launches ‘lightest gun’

India launches ‘lightest gun’

​Two years after India launched Nirbheek, a handgun pitched as the country’s “first gun for women”, a state-run arms factory has launched a similar gun which it says is India’s lightest gun. The new .22-calibre revolver is named Nidar, it weighs a mere 250g (8.8 ounces) – that’s half of .32-calibre Nirbheek’s 500g (1.1lb); and it [&hellip

52 killed in Mexico prison riot

​At least 52 people have died following a riot in a northern Mexico prison in the Nuevo Leon state, the state governor says. “We are experiencing a tragedy,” Jaime Rodriguez said following the pre-dawn riot at the Topo Chico prison in the industrial city of Monterrey. Rodriguez said the dispute involved a faction led by [&hellip

South Sudan President Reappoints Rival As Part Of Peace Deal.

South Sudan President Reappoints Rival As Part Of Peace Deal.

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has reappointed bitter rival Riek Machar as vice-president as part of a peace deal aimed at ending more than two years of war, state television reported. The civil conflict erupted in December 2013 after Mr Kiir accused Mr Machar of plotting a coup. Since then thousands have died and more [&hellip

DP Ruto To Know Fate Of ICC Case Friday.

DP Ruto To Know Fate Of ICC Case Friday.

    Friday is Deputy President William Ruto’s moment of truth as the International Criminal Court delivers its decision on the use of recanted testimony at 6.30pm.   The decision to use Rule 68 in the Kenyan post-election violence case would have a significant bearing on the no-case-to answer motions.   Mr Ruto and former [&hellip

Rwanda To Relocate Burundi Refugees To Other Countries: Government.

Rwanda To Relocate Burundi Refugees To Other Countries: Government.

  Rwanda is to relocate refugees from Burundi to other countries, the government said Friday, amid accusations Kigali was meddling in the affairs of its troubled neighbour.   “The government of Rwanda… will immediately begin working with partners in the international community to plan the orderly and safe relocation of Burundian refugees to third countries,” [&hellip

India schools shut over leopard fears

India schools shut over leopard fears

More than 100 schools have been closed in Bangalore after reports that another leopard was sighted on the outskirts of the Indian city. Residents were asked to stay indoors and police and forest officials were trying to track the elusive cat. A male leopard entered a city school on Sunday and injured six people who [&hellip

‘Longest living’ transplant man dies

‘Longest living’ transplant man dies

​John McCafferty took part in the transplant games and lived to celebrate his 50th wedding anniversary The world’s longest-surviving heart transplant patient has died, 33 years after his life-saving operation. John McCafferty was told he had only five years to live when he received the transplant at Harefield Hospital in west London, on 20 October [&hellip

ISIL used chemical weapons: CIA chief

ISIL used chemical weapons: CIA chief

​The Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group has used chemical weapons in its attacks and is capable of making small quantities of chlorine and mustard gas, says the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director. “We have a number of instances where ISIL has used chemical munitions on the battlefield,” John Brennan, the CIA Director told CBS News [&hellip

Russia warns Saudi of ‘world war’ in Syria

Russia warns Saudi of ‘world war’ in Syria

The Russian prime minister has warned that the involvement of foreign troops in Syria could result in a “new world war” amid plans by Saudi Arabia and its allies to potentially deploy ground troops there. Dmitry Medvedev made the remarks in an interview with the German Handelsblatt business daily, due to be published on Friday. [&hellip