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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.

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.

Suicide bomber kills 6 people at Karnak ancient temple in Egypt

(By Bonny Apunyu)

A suicide bomber blew himself up at Karnak ancient temple in Luxor city in Upper Egypt on Wednesday killing at least 6 people, security sources told Xinhua.

BBC however reported Wednesday that two civilians and two policemen were injured but no tourists were hurt. According to BBC, police in Egypt say they foiled an attempted suicide bomb attack at the Temple of Karnak in Luxor, one of the country's most popular tourist sites.

Poland: Opposition candidate Duda wins Presidential elections

(By Bonny Apunyu)

In what has been described as a ‘shock win’, Conservative newcomer Andrzej Duda from the Law and Justice (PiS) opposition party won Poland's presidential run-off with 51.55 percent of the vote, official results showed Monday according to AFP.

According to Reuters, with parliamentary elections due in late October, the defeat for President  Komorowski, an ally of Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz and a former Civic Platform lawmaker, will weigh on the party's chance of re-election.

US air strikes in Syria killed 2 children-officials

(By Bonny Apunyu)

In what analysts claim marks the first time the American military has acknowledged causing civilian casualties in the Syrian war, officials said Thursday that US air strikes last year against Islamist extremists in Syria killed two children by mistake.

Sources quoting AFP reported that Lieutenant General James Terry, head of the US-led air campaign against the Islamic State group, said in a statement that "we regret the unintentional loss of lives."

Colombia: 33 killed in massive landslide triggered by heavy rains

(By Estera Popowska)

At least 33 people died after a massive landslide triggered by heavy rains in northwest Colombia on Monday, authorities said, warning the death toll could rise since some families were still missing.

According to the Daily Star Lebanon, the dawn landslide tore through a ravine in the municipality of Salgar, in the department of Antioquia. "We have 33 dead, but that figure could increase," said Ines Cardona, director of the department's disaster response agency. Between two and five families are still missing, she reportedly said.

Gunmen shoot dead 2 Egyptian judges after former president sentenced to death

(By Estera Popowska)

Just hours after an Egyptian court sentenced former president Mohamed Morsi to death for his role in a mass jailbreak during the 2011 uprising, gunmen reportedly  killed two Egyptian judges and a prosecutor Saturday in the Sinai Peninsula, sources quoting AFP said Sunday.