Turkish police arrest 12 over failed coup

Turkish police on Friday detained at least 12 people, including academics, in Istanbul over their suspected links to a group believed to be behind a failed coup in 2016. The...

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Powerful 6.6 quake strikes Solomon Islands

An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck east of a provincial capital in the Solomon Islands on Friday, the United States Geological Survey said. There was no immediate tsunami threat or reports of damage or casualties from the quake, which hit at a depth of 33 km (21 miles) about 161 km (100 miles) east of Kira Kira, a provincial capital...

As India eases citizenship path for Hindus, Rohingya Muslims fear expulsion

Nar Singh can vividly recall the day in 2014 when Narendra Modi promised to provide refuge to Hindus suffering around the world. The 39-year-old shop owner sat awestruck inside his two-bedroom house in Pakistan’s eastern Mirpur Khas district, as Modi’s voice boomed from the television during his successful campaign to become India’s prime minister. “If there are atrocities on Hindus...

631 missing in US fire

The number of people missing in northern California's devastating wildfire has leapt to more than 600, and seven more bodies have been found, according to local authorities. The missing persons' list has doubled since earlier on Thursday. The Camp Fire, the state's deadliest and most destructive blaze, has killed at least 63 people. Nearly 12,000...

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Ugandan army to protect Chinese businesses

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has ordered the army to protect Chinese companies following a spate of thefts. Addressing a group of 120 Chinese investors on Wednesday, Museveni announced increased patrols and CCTV installation in industrial parks. China has significant investments in Uganda but businesses have lost large sums of money in robberies. The government is under pressure to increase security...

Tanzania drafts bill to increase health insurance coverage

Tanzania is finalising draft of a bill to make it mandatory for every person to be covered by health insurance services, a senior official said Tuesday. Ummy Mwalimu, Tanzania's Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Children, and Elders said this in the country's capital Dodoma when speaking in the ongoing National Assembly sessions. She said that as per the bill...