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UK could face ‘national shortage’ of turkeys at Christmas due to Brexit

The UK could experience a “national shortage” of turkeys in the run-up to Christmas due to the impact of Brexit, an industry leader has said. According to a report by Yahoo News quoting the Independent, the chair of the Traditional Farm Fresh Turkey Association (TFTA) said a labour shortage following the UK’s exit[Read More…]

‘Taliban hang dead body of a kidnapper in Afghan city’s main square’

The Taliban hanged a dead body from a crane in the main square of Herat city in western Afghanistan, a witness said Saturday, in a gruesome display that signaled a return to some of the Taliban’s methods of the past. Wazir Ahmad Seddiqi, who runs a pharmacy on the side[Read More…]

German customer kills gas station employee over face mask

A gas station worker in the town of Idar-Oberstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, lost his life after a dispute with a customer over COVID-19 measures, police said Monday. According to the police report, a 49-year-old man is suspected of having shot the gas station employee Saturday evening, over a mask-wearing requirement at the establishment. What happened at[Read More…]

Sudan military says ‘failed’ coup attempt under control

Sudanese state TV announced on Tuesday that there had been a “failed” coup in the country, adding that there had been an attempt to take control of the public media building in Omdurman, across the river Nile from the capital Khartoum. The country’s sovereignty council said that the situation was under control and[Read More…]

Afghanistan: Taliban locks out female workers, changes name of women ministry

Workers in the Afghanistan capital Kabul replaced signs for the country’s women’s ministry with those for the Taliban’s moral police on Friday, as female former employees of the department said they had been locked out of the building. A sign for the building was covered by a replacement in a[Read More…]

COVID-19: Kremlin discloses Putin’s health status following his self-isolation

Russian President Vladimir Putin, on self-isolation because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) detected among his acquaintances, is perfectly healthy, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday. “He is absolutely healthy and will continue to work. “I will tell you that both Putin and Sputnik V are working as usual. “The effectiveness[Read More…]

Woman sues fertility doctor for secretly using own sperm

A woman in New York has sued a fertility doctor for allegedly using his own sperm to secretly impregnate multiple patients. The complainant who is also a product of such fertilisation said she discovered when DNA genealogy tests revealed she had at least nine half-siblings. The woman, 35, is a[Read More…]

6 convicted Nigerians feature in UAE’s list of terrorism financiers

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday published a list of terrorism financiers and six Nigerians made the list after being convicted for financing Boko Haram.  State-run WAM news agency reports that the list was published after the Emirate federal cabinet met in the capital Abu Dhabi on Monday. According[Read More…]

20 years after 9/11: Defence expert warns of more bombs on planes

Twenty years after terrorists carried out the worst ever attack on the United States, an expert on defence and intelligence warned of more bombs on planes. Professor Anthony Glees from Britain’s University of Buckingham, gave the warning in an interview with Xinhua. Glees further warned of more killing of people[Read More…]

Research on beards wins 2021 Ig Nobel prize

Beards aren’t just cool and trendy — they might also be an evolutionary development to help protect a man’s delicate facial bones from a punch to the face. That’s the conclusion of a trio of scientists from the University of Utah who are among the winners of this year’s Ig[Read More…]