Watch never-before-seen footage of Whitney Houston in new movie trailer

A new documentary from Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald tells the story of the superstar,Whitney Houston who passed away in 2012.The film will tell the story of her life and career  using unreleased recordings, never-before-seen footage and live performances recorded by Houston throughout her life, as well as original studio recordings and acapellas of some her greatest hits. Read more

Brazil’s ex-president Lula bound for jail

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was on the verge of going to prison Thursday after the Supreme Court rejected his bid to delay a 12 year sentence for corruption in a ruling that split the country and upended this year’s election. Following the court’s narrow decision against allowing Lula to remain free pending new appeals. Read more

Sudan to acquire nuclear energy by 2031

Sudan’s “roadmap” agreement with Russia to build nuclear power stations will boost its electricity production by 2031.
Sudan’s Minister of Water Resources and Electricity Muataz Musa said the agreement would allow for the construction of a peaceful nuclear energy program and also train Sudanese cadres in this field.
Sudan’s Ministry of Electricity spokesman Mohammad Abdulrahim Jawish told KUNA Thursday that the final agreement will allow Sudan to build in the future. Read more

Nigerian Embassy in Washington explains sack of workers

The Nigerian Embassy in Washington, DC, has said that the recent disengagement of some workers at the embassy followed due process.Senior officials at the embassy told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the benefits of the 15 local workers, who were recently laid off, would be paid soon.They said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja, approved the disengagement of the workers due to some ongoing rationalization of workers at the embassy.

REVEALED: UK admits contact with Libyan group linked to Manchester bomber

The UK government has admitted that it is “likely” that it was in communications with a Libyan militant group linked to the Manchester bomber Salman Abedi and his family during the country’s 2011 uprising against Muammar Gaddafi, Middle East Eye can reveal. Following last May’s Manchester Arena attack, which killed 22 people, it emerged that Abedi, 22, the British-born son of exiled Libyan dissident, returned to the north African country in 2011 with his father Read more

Doctor ‘too busy’ to help dying Tyger Valley security guard

Employees of a store in Tyger Valley Centre who called on a nearby doctor to assist an ailing security guard were appalled at his reluctance to do so.Although they don’t blame him for the eventual death of the man, they believe he failed in his medical duty to assist.Store manager Louqmaan Cupido said the guard was feeling sick but declined to be sent home. “Later, he started vomiting. We called for an ambulance around 2pm, Read more

UN condemns terrorist attack against African Union mission in Somalia

NEW YORK, 5th April, 2018 (WAM) — The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday strongly condemned the recent terrorist attack perpetrated by the Al-Shabaab group against the Ugandan contingent of the African Union mission in Somalia. A statement issued by the Security Council said, “The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security. Read more

Teacher suspended after telling students not to date African-Americans

A Florida teacher who told his students not to date African-Americans because “they’re not worth it” has been suspended and will no longer work in the classroom — but not fired, according to reports. David Swinyar’s offensive comments were made to a student at Kernan Middle School in Jacksonville, where he teaches math. Read more

US Embassy to be in occupied area bordering East Jerusalem

The US Embassy to Israel will be in a zone of East Jerusalem considered occupied territory under international law, according to the Washington Post.Part of the diplomatic compound that is scheduled to open as the embassy in just 2 months lies in the contested No Man’s Land between East and West Jerusalem. Israel took control of the area in the 1967 war and so it is still considered occupied territory by the United Nations, although the US relies on the fact that Israel and Jordan had informally divided management of the contested enclave. Read more

A Bag Containing 54 Severed Human Hands Has Been Found in Eastern Russia

Russian police have launched an investigation after a bag containing 54 severed human hands was found near the Siberian city of Khabarovsk.According to the Siberian Times, a single hand was spotted first, then the bag containing the remains was discovered on an island in the Amur River. Photos that appear to be taken at the scene show the hands lined up in 27 matching pairs laid out in the snow. Read now