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Humanitarian organisation the Gift of the Givers believes that SA photographer Shiraaz Mohamed, who was captured in Syria more than two years ago‚ is still alive.

South African journalist seized in Syria begs for help

South African photojournalist being held captive in Darkoush, Syria, made a desperate appeal to the South African government and international community late Monday to help secure his release from gunmen who are demanding 1.5 million dollars in ransom.
Dissident republican group the New IRA admitted on Tuesday responsibility for killing Northern Irish journalist Lyra McKee during rioting in the city of Londonderry last week, in a statement to The Irish News.

New IRA admits to the killing of journalist in Northern Ireland

Dissident republican group the New IRA admitted on Tuesday responsibility for killing Northern Irish journalist Lyra McKee during rioting in the city of Londonderry last week, in a statement to The Irish News.
Brenton Tarrant

Mosque killer faces ‘unprecedented’ sentence

Suspected mosque gunman Brenton Tarrant faces an “unprecedented” sentence that bars him from ever applying for release, but could yet dodge terror charges, legal experts told AFP Monday.

New Zealand to unveil gun laws after mosque shootings

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she would announce new gun laws within days, after a gunman killed 50 people in mass shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch.
Brenton Tarrant, charged for murder in relation to the mosque attacks, is led into the dock for his appearance in the Christchurch district court on Saturday. POOL-Reuters

Brenton Tarrant the ordinary white man turned terrorist

Brenton Tarrant, the gunman behind the massacre of 49 people in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Thursday, in a short self-profile, described himself as an “ordinary white man”.
Barack Obama in Georgia to campaign for Stacey Abrams, (3rd left from Obama) hoping to be the first African American female governor in midterm elections 6 November

US midterm elections: Barack Obama battles Donald Trump in final campaign

After boasting about the economy and raising fears over immigration, US President Donald Trump is facing pushback from his predecessor Barack Obama in the run-up to the midterm elections.
Police are still trying to determine if any more threats exist [Gene J Puskar-AP]

11 people reported killed as gunman attacks US synagogue

A gunman opened fire on Jewish worshippers at a synagogue in the US city of Pittsburgh on Saturday, leaving 11 people dead according to US media, in what appeared to be one of the worst anti-Semitic attacks in American history.

‘Multiple casualties’ in shooting near US synagogue

Multiple casualties have been reported as police deal with an active gunman near a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

DSS personnel stabbed to death in Cross River

The personnel of the Department of State Services (DSS), Mr. Michael Orusede, has been stabbed to death in Obanliku Local Government Area of Cross River State.
Emergency personnel and police respond to reports of an active shooter situation near Fountain Square, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in downtown Cincinnati. (AP Photo-John Minchillo) The Associated Press

Shooting at bank in Ohio kills four people, including gunman

A shooting at a bank in the US state of Ohio has killed four people, including the gunman, police have said.
Alex Jones

Apple, Facebook, Spotify delete content of US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Apple on Monday deleted most of the podcasts of the far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, while Facebook removed four of his online pages which the social media platform accused of “glorifying violence.”
A TraderJoe's employee is comforted after a suspect barricaded inside the supermarket in Silverlake, Los Angeles, on July 21, 2018.A suspect wanted in connection with a shooting was barricaded inside a supermarket in the US city of Los Angeles on Saturday, police said, in what US media reported was a possible hostage situation. / AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck

Gunman surrenders after woman killed in US supermarket hostage drama

A gunman took hostages inside a supermarket in Los Angeles on Saturday after a gun battle with police, leaving a store employee dead before the suspect handcuffed himself and surrendered, police said.

Four children killed in US hostage drama

A hostage drama in Florida ended Monday with the death of four children at the hands of a gunman, who also took his own life, police said.

Three dead in ‘terror’ shooting in Belgian city

A gunman on Tuesday shot dead two police officers with their own weapons before killing a bystander in a brazen suspected terror attack in Belgium, briefly taking a hostage at a school before being killed by police.

Oscar Pistorius: From global icon to broke, broken Olympian

At the 2012 London Olympics, before 80,000 roaring fans and a constellation of camera flashes, it took Oscar Pistorius 45.44 seconds to become a global icon.

Five dead in California school shooting

Five people including the gunman were Tuesday killed in a shooting rampage in and around a school in northern California, local media reported.

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Woman commits suicide three months after boyfriend killed self

An apprentice at a tailoring shop in Lagos, Adenike Fatai, reportedly committed suicide just three months after her boyfriend identified as Bayo Atanda also killed self.
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps are are displayed on an iPhone. Jenny Kane-AP

Facebook suspends thousands of apps in response to Cambridge Analytica row

Facebook Inc said on Friday it has suspended tens of thousands of apps on the social networking platform, as part of the company’s ongoing app developer investigation it began in March 2018 in response to the Cambridge Analytica row.
The U.S. will send additional troops to the Middle East in the wake of drone strikes on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper said in Washington.

More US troops to arrive Middle East after strike on Saudi oil facilities

The U.S. will send additional troops to the Middle East in the wake of drone strikes on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper said in Washington.
The missions gave the assurance in New York during a collaborative meeting between the Consul-General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, and the new Nigerian Consul-General in Atlanta, Mrs Aishatu Musa.

Envoy assures investors of Nigeria’s commitment to contractual agreement

The Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, at the weekend said the current administration remained committed to due process in its contractual agreements with investors.

Junior Ajayi nets brace in Al Ahly Super Cup win against Zamalek

Nigeria forward Junior Ajayi scored twice as Al Ahly were crowned Egypt Super Cup champions after an entertaining 3-2 victory against Zamalek.