Naked gunman kills three in Nashville

A nude gunman has killed three people at a Waffle House in Nashville, Tennessee, police say. The man burst into the restaurant at 03:25 in the suburb of Antioch and...

  Asia / South Asia

Qatari fighter jets intercepted civilian plane: UAE

The United Arab Emirates said Qatari fighter planes intercepted a civilian aircraft carrying 86 passengers to Bahrain on Sunday, UAE state news agency WAM reported. Quoting its civil aviation authority, the agency said the UAE civilian craft had to take evasive manoeuvres to avoid a collision. It did not name the airliner involved, reports Reuters. Both countries have accused each...

Islamic party aims to hold the key in Malaysia's election

The outcome of next month’s election in Malaysia may hinge on the performance of a party that has strived for decades to turn the country into an Islamic state and enforce harsher penalties on Muslims for adultery, theft and drinking alcohol. Parti Islam se-Malaysia (PAS) is hopeful that it can win 40 of parliament’s 222 seats, enough to place it...

  Americas

Naked gunman kills three in Nashville

A nude gunman has killed three people at a Waffle House in Nashville, Tennessee, police say. The man burst into the restaurant at 03:25 in the suburb of Antioch and opened fire with a rifle. Four people were also wounded, reports BBC. A customer managed to wrestle the weapon from the man, who then fled...

  Europe

  Europe

Uganda plans tax on social media use

Uganda plans to slap a new tax on social media users from July this year to raise revenue. Local human rights activists denounced the move as another attempt by the country's President Yoweri Museveni to stifle freedom of expression and quash dissent to his 32-year-rule. The move is unlikely to go down well in a country where more than 40...

Kenya suspends land allocation as nine injured in attacks

Kenya suspended a land distribution programme on Thursday after nine people were shot or attacked with crude weapons in six days, with local officials facing investigation for their role. Land minister Farida Karoney said deteriorating security forced her, in consultation with the interior ministry, to stop the allocation of 44,000 acres (17,806 hectares) of land in Mwea about 100 km...