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Besmullah Adel Aimaq, editor-in-chief of Voice of Ghor radio, was killed en route to Firoz Koh city, the capital of Ghor province. COURTESY-TOLO NEWS

Afghan radio journalist shot dead in car ambush

Targeted killings of prominent figures, including journalists, politicians and rights activists, have become more common in recent months as violence surges in Afghanistan despite ongoing peace talks with the Taliban.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that sheriff's deputies will be deployed to enforce quarantine protocols for travelers arriving from the United Kingdom. The mayor is seen above on Dec. 14. while delivering remarks ahead of the first COVID-19 vaccinations at NYU Langone Hospital. Kevin Hagen/AP

NYPD officer shot on Christmas Eve survived because of bulletproof vest – New York mayor

A New York Police Department officer who was shot in the back during a domestic violence incident in Brooklyn on Thursday was saved by his bulletproof vest in what officials called a “Christmas miracle.”

Afghan women’s rights activist shot dead

Gunmen on motorbike shot dead a women’s rights activist and her brother north of Afghanistan’s capital Thursday, officials said, as a wave of assassinations ravages the violence-wracked country.
Takahiro Shiraishi covers his face with his hands after he was arrested in 2017. He confessed to killing nine people in a two-month spree after contacting them via Twitter. AFP

Japan’s ‘Twitter killer’ sentenced to death for murdering 9 people

Takahiro Shiraishi was arrested in 2017 after officers found body parts in his apartment on an early-morning raid. He enticed his suicidal victims to his home after meeting them on the social networking site.
Gunmen shot dead a female news anchor and her driver on Thursday, her employer said, the second murder of a journalist in Afghanistan in a month.

Gunmen shoot Afghan TV female journalist dead

Gunmen shot dead a female news anchor and her driver on Thursday, her employer said, the second murder of a journalist in Afghanistan in a month.
According to a statement signed by the commissioner of homeland affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the order comes into effect on April 9.

‘Killers’ of Kaduna district head arrested

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the mid-November apparent murders of a traditional leader and his son in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State, the state government has disclosed.
United Nations (UN) has revealed that not less than 110 civilians were killed by Boko Haram in the attack on a rice field in Borno State.

Message from the dead Borno farmers

That the slain Borno farmers did not get military clearance is an inconvenient truth, but the real error of judgement was taking the government at its word. In his inaugural speech on May 29, 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the military chiefs – the same military chiefs there today – to relocate to the North East, the main theatre in the war on Boko Haram.

Afenifere: Ondo traditional ruler’s murder one too many

Pan-Yoruba sociopolitical group, Afenifere, on Friday expressed worries about the killing of the Olufon of Ifon in Ondo State, Oba Israel Adeusi, by yet to be identified gunmen, describing the murder as one too many, while calling on the police to fish out the killers.
South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a national state of disaster as he announced a range of extraordinary measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak that has infected 61 people so far.

Nigerian protesters want South African president to help end SARS unrest

About 30 Nigerians living in Cape Town marched to Parliament on Friday to protest against police brutality in Nigeria.
Inocente Orlando Montano Morales, 76, was found guilty of the killings which took place in November 1989 when the Jesuits were acting as a mediator to try to end the civil war between the government and FMLN guerrillas.

Spain sentences 76-year-old ex-soldier to 133 years for murdering five priests

A Spanish court on Friday sentenced a former Salvadoran colonel to 133 years in prison for murdering five Spanish Jesuit priests in 1989 during the Central American nation’s civil war.
Simon Lalong

Four killed in Plateau village

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has ordered security agencies to arrest those involved in the killing of four people, following a fresh attack on Mgbrazongo village in Bassa Local Government Area of the state.
The man, Wei Wei, carried the heinous act in the city of Fukuoka, with two accomplices and his hanging was Japanese authorities’ execution of a foreigner in 10 years.

Japan carries out first foreigner’s execution in 10 years

The man, Wei Wei, carried the heinous act in the city of Fukuoka, with two accomplices and his hanging was Japanese authorities’ execution of a foreigner in 10 years.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha

Boss Mustapha: Corruption hasn’t ended despite President Buhari’s efforts

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, the Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), and others on Tuesday said corruption had not ended despite the President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s efforts to stamp out the scourge.

FBI declares Samuel Little the most prolific serial killer in US history

Five years after analysts with the FBI’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP) began linking cases to convicted murderer Samuel Little—and nearly 18 months after a Texas Ranger began to elicit from him a breathtaking number of confessions—the FBI has confirmed Little to be the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history.

Police arrest another ‘serial killer’ in Port Harcourt

The police in Port Harcourt have announced the arrest of yet another suspected serial killer linked with the recent killings targeting women in the city.

Outrage in Gambia over claims ex-president ordered killings

Relatives of people murdered by death squads in The Gambia expressed outrage on Monday over the release of three former hitmen, who said they committed dozens of assassinations ordered by ex-president Yahya Jammeh.

UK jails three Nigerians who funded ‘Black Axe’ for 16 years

Three siblings who were working directly for the leader of a notorious Nigerian crime gang have been jailed for a total of 16 years after laundering nearly £1m for the Black Axe organised crime syndicate through UK bank accounts.
Murders in South Africa’s gang-ridden areas continued to rise over the weekend despite the deployment of troops, authorities said.

Killings unabated in South Africa’s gangland despite army presence

A total of 46 people were murdered over the weekend, with 21 shootings, 20 stabbings and five murders by other causes in Cape Town and other areas in the Western Cape Province where gang attacks have been spiraling out of control.

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National guard troops gather in front of the US Capitol on Tuesday, a day before Joe Biden’s inauguration. Mike Segar-Reuters

12 US National Guard personnel removed from inauguration duty after vetting

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VP Osinbajo: Nigerian government to lift 20 million residents out of poverty soon

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FILE PHOTO - British criminal barrister David Perry, appointed as the government prosecutor in the forgery case against feng shui master Tony Chan Chun-chuen, leaves a court in Hong Kong May 14, 2012. REUTERS-Bobby Yip

British lawyer declines Hong Kong case after being subjected to ‘disgraceful’ comment

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