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Al Qaida confirms U.S drone strike killed its Yemen leader -VOA

(By Bonny Apunyu)

A U.S. drone strike last week killed the leader of its potent Yemen branch, Al-Qaida said Tuesday according to VOA. According to reports, the strike happened Friday in the southeastern port city of Mukalla. 

U.S. officials reportedly said late Monday they were working to confirm Wuhayshi's death, and did not say whether the CIA was behind the drone attack.

Jeb Bush declares 2016 U.S Presidential run

(By Bonny Apunyu)

Jeb Bush, the brother of former president George Bush and son of another former president, George H.W. Bush on Monday afternoon declared and launched a Republican presidential bid, AP reported.

According to reports, Mr. Jeb Bush vowed to get Washington “out of the business of causing problems” and to stay true to his beliefs — easier said than done in a bristling primary contest where his conservative credentials will be sharply challenged.

Madagascar: Constitutional court throws out parliament attempt to outst President Rajaonarimampianina

(By Bonny Apunyu)

An attempt by a Madagascar parliament to oust President Hery Rajaonarimampianina for alleged constitutional violations and general incompetence has ended in ruins after constitutional court on Saturday ruled that the charges were unfounded.

VOA says the court ruling clears the way for the first president elected since a 2009 coup to possibly dissolve parliament in the poor Indian Ocean island nation.

65-year old man killed by elephant in south-west Germany

(Bonny Apunyu)

A 65 year old man has been attacked and killed by an elephant which had escaped from a circus as he was taking his regular morning stroll in south-west Germany, the police have said, according to BBC.

According to reports, the 34-year old elephant which was later captured and returned to the circus attacked the man as he was walking in woods near the town of Buchen. Police are reportedly investigating how the female African elephant, called Baby got out of its enclosure and why it acted so aggressively.

Two Chinese children allegedly abandoned by parents died after drinking poison

(By Bonny Apunyu)

In what the Chinese Police has reportedly called a suicide, two Chinese children, a boy and his younger sisters, were found by a villager while struggling with convulsions after taking the poison late Tuesday at their home in Bijie in the remote province of Guizhou, the official Xinhua news agency said Friday.

Two U.S men charged with conspiracy to support to Islamic State militants

(By Bonny Apunyu)

Two Americans accused accused of plotting to attack police officers in Massachusetts are being charged with conspiracy to provide material support to Islamic State militants, U.S. authorities have said.

According to VOA, a U.S. Justice Department statement named the accused as David Wright, 25, of Everett, Massachusetts, and Nicholas Rovinski, 24, of Warwick, Rhode Island. Rovinski was arrested Thursday and was due to appear in federal court in Boston Friday; Wright is scheduled to appear at a later date.

Former IMF boss Strauss-Kahn acquitted of procuring prostitutes for sex parties

(By Bonny Apunyu)

Former chief of International Monitory Fund (IMF) Dominique Strauss-Kahn  has been acquitted of procuring prostitutes for sex parties in France, Belgium and the US, BBC reported Friday saying Mr Strauss-Kahn stood alongside 13 co-defendants, most of whom were also acquitted of "aggravated pimping".

China’s ex-security boss sentenced to life in prison

(By Bonny Apunyu)

Mr. Zhou Yongkang, China's former security chief has been jailed for life, Chinese media reported. BBC quoted China's official Xinhua news agency reports as saying the former security chief was found guilty of bribery, abuse of power and "intentionally disclosing national secrets."

According to reports, Mr. Zhou Yongkang was one of China's most powerful men until his retirement in 2012. BBC says he was put under investigation after Xi Jinping took over as president a year later, as part of a major anti-corruption campaign.