Appeal for calm as Nigerian poll is postponed hours before ballot Nigerians awoke yesterday morning, expecting to go out and vote – only to learn that the country’s presidential election had been delayed a week, until February 23, because of what the…

FIRST TO PRINT: A man at a newspaper stand in Kano, northern Nigeria, reads a copy of a newspaper which managed to print the news of the postponement in time. Photo: AP Rodney Muhu Muza February 17 2019 6:30 PM 0 Comments Appeal for calm as Nigerian poll is postponed hours before ballot Independent.ie Nigerians […]

Africa’Ivory Queen’ tusk smuggler faces 15 years in African jail A court in Tanzania yesterday convicted a notorious Chinese trafficker known as the ‘Ivory Queen’, dealing a significant blow to the Asian crime networks behind much of the slaughter of Africa’s elephants.

Chinese businesswoman Yang Feng Glan, dubbed the “Ivory Queen”, is escorted by a prison warden at the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Photo: REUTERS Adrian Blomfield February 20 2019 2:30 AM 0 Comments ‘Ivory Queen’ tusk smuggler faces 15 years in African jail Independent.ie A court in Tanzania yesterday convicted a […]

Suspect in murder of Irishwoman in 1997 ‘obsessed with kidnap and rape’The man suspected of murdering Irishwoman Ciara…

Tragic: Irishwoman Ciara Glennon, whose body was found 18 days after she went missing near Perth, Australia Ian Begley February 20 2019 2:30 AM 0 Comments Suspect in murder of Irishwoman ‘obsessed with kidnap and rape’, court hears Independent.ie The man suspected of murdering Irishwoman Ciara Glennon 20 years ago in Australia is socially awkward […]

‘Sophisticated state actor’ behind cyberattack on Australian parliament – Scott Morrison A “sophisticated state actor” was behind a cyberattack on the Australian parliament’s computing network, the country’s prime minister…

Scott Morrison did not identify the state behind what he described as a “malicious intrusion” (AP/Rod McGuirk) Rod McGuirk February 18 2019 8:58 AM 0 Comments ‘Sophisticated state actor’ behind cyberattack on Australian parliament – Scott Morrison Independent.ie A “sophisticated state actor” was behind a cyberattack on the Australian parliament’s computing network, the country’s prime […]

AustralasiaSuspect in murder of Irishwoman ‘obsessed with kidnap and rape’, court hears The man suspected of murdering Irishwoman Ciara Glennon 20 years ago in Australia is socially awkward with an “obsessive sexual interest” in abduction, a court has heard.

Tragic: Irishwoman Ciara Glennon, whose body was found 18 days after she went missing near Perth, Australia Ian Begley February 20 2019 2:30 AM 0 Comments Suspect in murder of Irishwoman ‘obsessed with kidnap and rape’, court hears Independent.ie The man suspected of murdering Irishwoman Ciara Glennon 20 years ago in Australia is socially awkward […]

Asia-PacificNine killed in Kashmir gun battle Tensions have escalated in the aftermath of a suicide attack in Kashmir, with nine people killed in a gun battle that broke out as Indian soldiers searched for militants.

An Indian Army soldier carries a rocket launcher near the site of a gun battle between militants and Indian security forces in Pinglan village, south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Photo: REUTERS Aijaz Hussain February 19 2019 2:30 AM 0 Comments Nine killed in Kashmir gun battle Independent.ie Tensions have escalated in the aftermath of a suicide […]

‘I’m a desperate father who just wants to see my little girl again’ – dad’s appeal after ex vanishes with daughter An Australian yoga teacher whose ex-partner vanished with their three-year-old daughter after…

Missing 3-year-old Ruby McKay-UhdPhoto credit: Dawson Cornwell/PA Wire Ruby McKay-Uhd, who is thought to be living in a camper van with her motherPhoto credit : Dawson Cornwell/PA Wire Brian Farmer February 15 2019 9:57 AM 0 Comments ‘I’m a desperate father who just wants to see my little girl again’ – dad’s appeal after ex […]

Australasia’Sophisticated state actor’ behind cyberattack on Australian parliament – Scott Morrison A “sophisticated state actor” was behind a cyberattack on the Australian parliament’s computing network, the country’s prime minister has said.

Scott Morrison did not identify the state behind what he described as a “malicious intrusion” (AP/Rod McGuirk) Rod McGuirk February 18 2019 8:58 AM 0 Comments ‘Sophisticated state actor’ behind cyberattack on Australian parliament – Scott Morrison Independent.ie A “sophisticated state actor” was behind a cyberattack on the Australian parliament’s computing network, the country’s prime […]