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Pig carcass dumped and blood smeared outside mosque as Muslims call for security crackdown

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG A TERRIFIED Muslim community has attacked “religious intolerance” and “stupid people” after a bloody pig carcass was dumped outside a local mosque. Police officials are investigating the pig dump incident as a potential hate crime. Imam Hassan Ahmed said the event was a “clear signal” to the Muslim minority community. The Islamic holy book, the Koran, forbids Muslims ...

Trump appoints Australian chemical chief Andrew Liveris as manufacturing adviser

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Australian-born Andrew Liveris, the Chief Executive of Dow Chemical Company said he was “tingling with pride” to accept the job as chief of the American Manufacturing Council, a private sector group which directly advises the US secretary of commerce and communicates with leaders of the manufacturing sector. As he accepted Trump’s job offer, Mr Liveris said: ...

Istanbul Besiktas stadium hit by explosion

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG At least one explosion has been heard outside Istanbul’s Besiktas sports stadium, Turkish media and witnesses say. There are reports of several people wounded, in what appears to have been an attack on riot police. Ambulances and police were seen rushing to the scene, and TV footage showed a fire burning outside the stadium. Turkey has ...

Dylann Roof trial: ‘I did it,’ church gunman says

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG The South Carolina man accused of shooting dead nine black church-goers last year admitted the massacre, in a video shown to the jury. In a videotaped FBI confession aired at the death penalty trial, Dylann Roof laughed several times and made sweeping gun motions as he described the attack. The 22-year-old told interrogators he wanted the ...

What is ‘big problem’ Obama supposedly shared with Trump?

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Donald Trump said President Barack Obama had told him about a “big problem” for the US, but he wouldn’t say what it was. What could it be? “I was actually surprised a little bit,” said the president-elect when telling New York Times reporters about his private conversation with the outgoing White House incumbent. He said they ...

Junaid Jamshed: Pakistan’s pop icon turned preacher

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG The story of Junaid Jamshed’s public life begins with one air crash and ends with another. The August 1988 air crash in Bahawalpur that killed Pakistan’s military ruler Gen Ziaul Haq was widely hailed in Pakistan as the end of an era when religious obscurantism reigned supreme. Though the roots of obscurantism turned out to be ...

Yemen suicide bomb kills dozens during payday gathering

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG A suicide bomber has killed at least 35 soldiers and wounded dozens at an army base in southern Yemen, officials say. The attack happened while soldiers had gathered to receive their salaries at a barracks in the city of Aden, which is controlled by pro-government forces. Some estimates put the death toll as high as 50, ...

Bulgarian freight train derails and explodes, killing five

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG A train carrying liquid petroleum gas has derailed and exploded in Bulgaria, killing at least five people. More than 20 people are being treated in hospital with burns and other injuries after the incident in the village of Hitrino, local media say. The authorities ordered an evacuation as firefighters battled the blaze. At least 20 buildings ...

Russia ‘intervened to promote Trump’ – US intelligence

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG US intelligence agencies believe Russia acted covertly to boost Donald Trump in the election race, US officials have told leading newspapers. A report in the New York Times says the agencies had “high confidence” about Russian involvement in hacking. A CIA assessment reported by the Washington Post made similar findings. But Mr Trump’s team dismissed the ...

Gambia President-elect Adama Barrow: Yahya Jammeh must concede

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow has called on incumbent Yahya Jammeh to accept defeat in last week’s election. President Jammeh initially appeared to concede after results showed he had clearly been defeated, but on Friday said he rejected the results “totally”. Mr Barrow said the president had “no constitutional authority to reject the results” and demand another ...

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