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Uganda: Ugandan Kidnapped At Rwanda Border, UPDF Demands His Return

Kampala — A Ugandan has been kidnapped by gunmen dressed in Rwandan army uniform in Kabale border district, witnesses have said. Levy Byomuhangi, a resident of Rugarama village in Nyinamuronzi ward, Katuna was kidnapped by gunmen dressed in Rwandan army uniform at Mushenyi village, Karuhanga parish, Rubaya Sub County, about 20 metres away from Uganda-Rwanda border. Lieutenant Colonel Robert Nahamya, the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) 19th..

British student who joined Islamic State killed in Syria prison

A British student who travelled to Syria to join the Islamic State (IS) group has been killed in the prison where he was being held. Sky News understands that Ishak Mostefaoui, 27, was killed during a disturbance at the al Sina'a prison in the northeastern Syrian town of Hasakah within the last two weeks. Mostefaoui, from Leyton, east London..

Coronavirus: ‘Risk, not politics’ will decide border restrictions

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said any move to place restrictions on visitors from England to Scotland would be based on risk, not politics. Speaking on The Andrew Marr Show, she said quarantine for visitors from elsewhere in the UK could not be ruled out. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has previously called the idea "astonishing and shameful". Scotland has been recording a lower rate of Covid infections than England. Figures released on Sunda..

Russian Officials Reportedly Close Investigation Into Mysterious 1959 Hiking Disaster

A Russian prosecutor said the mysterious deaths of a group of hikers killed six decades ago in the Ural Mountains was due to hypothermia, disorientation, and an avalanche, and that the newly reopened investigation was now closed. The comments, reported on July 11 by RIA Novosti news agency, were the latest effort to try and dispel the conspiracies regarding the notorious Dyatlov Pass incident, which has captivated Russians for decades. Last year,..

As U.S. Moves To Exit Afghanistan, Rivals Prepare To Swoop In

The U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 was backed by most countries in the region, who shared the goal of ousting the extremist Taliban regime and eliminating the allied Al-Qaeda terrorist network. The governments in Tehran, Moscow, and Islamabad readily helped the United States fight the extremist groups. Iran provided crucial intelligence to support U.S. special forces and CIA teams orchestrating the invasion. Russia supplied Soviet-era m..

Coronavirus: Thousands protest in Israel over handling of economy

Thousands of Israelis have staged a demonstration in Tel Aviv to protest against what they say is economic hardship caused by the government's mishandling of the coronavirus crisis. Rabin Square was filled with mainly young protesters wearing masks but not observing social distancing. They say government compensation payments have been slow to arrive. The event was organised by small businesses, self-employed workers and performing artists..

Islamic State inmate who grew up in London ‘killed in Syria’

A man who left London to join the Islamic State group in Syria has died while being held in prison in the country, the BBC has been told. One source said that Ishak Mostefaoui, previously from east London, was killed while attempting to escape custody. Another said the death came during serious disorder in a jail in Hassakeh, which houses IS prisoners from various countries. The death and surrounding circumstances have not been officially confirm..

Teams examine three wells in Portugal for evidence in Madeleine McCann investigation

Portuguese police and firefighters have explored three old, disused wells in their search for the body of missing Madeleine McCann. The operation in a remote corner of the Algarve coast involved more than a dozen investigators using specialist climbing gear, including harnesses and ropes. It is understood the searchers found no evidence of Madelei..

Bus driver dies after attack by passengers who refused to wear face masks

A bus driver has died in France five days after he was attacked by passengers who refused to wear face masks, his family have said. Philippe Monguillot, 59, was left brain dead after he was dragged off his bus and assaulted in Bayonne, southwest France, on 5 July. He died on Friday after doctors agreed it was time to "let him go", his 18-year-old ..

Storm Causes Flooding in Cape Town

The City's Disaster Risk Management says flood kits, sand and milling will be provided to affected informal settlements. The Diep River burst its banks on Friday, flooding several homes in Zwezwe informal settlement near Milnerton, Cape Town. As the first of two storms made landfall in Cape Town late on Friday, dozens of informal settlement residents were left with waterlogged homes, causing damage to furniture items and other belongings. ..

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