June 1, 2022
June 1, 2022

British Columbia in Canada to decriminalise some drugs to tackle abuse

Canada will temporarily decriminalise the possession of some illegal drugs like cocaine, MDMA and opioids for personal use by adults in British Columbia (B.C.) to help tackle a burgeoning drug abuse problem in the province, the government said on Tuesday.

May 31, 2022
May 31, 2022

Millions may face severe hunger following worst drought in Horn of Africa, UN warns

Millions of people face severe hunger in the Horn of Africa as the worst drought in more than 40 years could extend to a fifth consecutive failed rainy season, the United Nations and humanitarian agencies warned on Tuesday.

May 31, 2022
May 31, 2022

Canada's new law would freeze importing, buying or selling handguns

Canada's government introduced legislation Monday to implement a "national freeze" on the sale and purchase of handguns as part of a gun control package that would also limit magazine capacities and ban some toys that look like guns.

May 30, 2022
May 30, 2022

Downpours in Brazil leave at least 34 dead

Torrential rains that have plagued Brazil’s northeastern Pernambuco state since Tuesday have left at least 34 dead, according to the latest official update.

May 29, 2022
May 29, 2022

At least 31 die in stampede at Nigeria church event

At least 31 people were killed yesterday when a stampede broke out in south Nigeria during a church charity event where food was being distributed, police said.

May 28, 2022
May 28, 2022

At least 31 dead during stampede at Nigerian church

At least 31 people died in Nigeria on Saturday during a stampede at a church in the southern Rivers state, a police spokesperson said.

May 27, 2022
May 27, 2022

Toronto police kills suspect carrying gun near school

Toronto police shot and killed a man who was walking down a street carrying a gun in a city neighborhood on Thursday afternoon, an incident that prompted five nearby schools to be placed under precautionary lockdowns, city officials said.

May 27, 2022
May 27, 2022

At least 50 killed in attack carried out by armed assailants in Burkina Faso

Armed assailants have killed about 50 people in a part of eastern Burkina Faso ravaged by Islamist violence, the region's governor said on Thursday.

May 26, 2022
May 26, 2022

11 newborn babies die in Senegal hospital fire

Eleven newborn babies died in a hospital fire in the western Senegalese city of Tivaouane, the president of the country said late Wednesday.

May 26, 2022
May 26, 2022

70 missing as migrant boat sinks off Tunisia

More than 70 people are missing in the Mediterranean after a boat crowded with migrants headed for Europe from Libya sank off neighbouring