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Truck rams New Orleans crowd during Mardi Gras parade; 28 injured

KALAHAN DENG One man is in custody after an accident at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans injured at least 28 people, five seriously, officials said. Police Chief Michael Harrison said the suspect, who was driving a pickup truck that hit two cars before running into the crowd, appeared to be highly intoxicated. Among the injured, the youngest is ...

Mexico warns US over border wall funding

KALAHAN DENG Mexico has warned the US against imposing a unilateral tax on Mexican imports to finance a border wall, saying it could respond in kind. Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said the government could place tariffs on selected goods from US states reliant on exports to Mexico. Earlier, US President Donald Trump vowed to start building the wall “soon, way ...

South Sudan conflict: The hungry emerge from swampland for aid

KALAHAN DENG Three years of civil war in South Sudan have driven thousands of families into the marshes of the Nile to hide from the fighting. A famine has been declared some parts. The BBC’s Alastair Leithead has been to the rebel-held town Thonyor in Leer County, where people have been told to gather to get help. They emerged from ...

‘You can see burning and smoke from the terminal buildings’

KALAHAN DENG Report from inside the perimeter of Mosul airport on the Iraqi security forces’ attempt to retake it and establish a launchpad for an assault on the west of Mosul, still held by so-called Islamic State (IS).

Olathe shooting: Friend and widow on US shooting

KALAHAN DENG Kansas victim’s widow: ‘We thought about leaving US’ 24 February 2017 Last updated at 22:32 GMT The widow of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, the Indian man who was shot and killed inside a pub in Kansas, has called upon the government to answer how they will prevent similar violent crimes. The FBI are investigating whether the attack was a hate ...

Somalia Mogadishu car bomb: At least 34 people killed

KALAHAN DENG At least 34 people have been killed and about 50 injured in a car bomb blast in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The car blew up in the city’s southern Madina district, officials say. The blast – which ripped through shops and food stalls – is the first major attack in the capital since the election of President Mohamed ...

Mosul assault: Iraq troops make headway against IS

KALAHAN DENG Iraqi government forces have seized several villages as they move towards an assault on the last area held by the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Mosul. Hundreds of military vehicles, backed by air power, rolled across the desert towards IS positions early on Sunday. The progress on Sunday in the south of the city, the second biggest in ...

Iran Reaches Lease Financing Deal For 77 Boeing, Airbus Planes

Tehran has reached a deal with an international aircraft leasing company to finance the acquisition of 77 planes from Boeing and Airbus, according to local media reports. Details of the deal remain opaque at this stage and it is not clear who it has been signed with or when it will come into force. However, it is likely to be ...

Analysis: With assassins on the Philippines police payroll, the world must wake up to the horror of Duterte’s war on drugs

KALAHAN DENG The Philippines’ firebrand President Rodrigo Duterte swept to power last year vowing to rid his country of drugs-related crime. Instead the streets he pledged to clean have run with the blood of over 7000 citizens murdered in an outbreak of vigilante violence. A report released on Tuesday by human rights group Amnesty International appears to confirm what many ...

Hero neighbour catches baby ‘like a football’ after mother forced to drop her from burning building in Australia

KALAHAN DENG Amother in a burning apartment building in Australia was forced to drop her baby from a second-floor balcony to her neighbours, who caught the seven-month-old “like a football”. Kristy Morton and Luke Hayes woke on Tuesday to discover that the apartment below them was on fire and realised their only escape was via the balcony. Fortunately, two residents of neighbouring ...

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