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Fifth police officer dies in Dallas shooting

Washington, United States | AFP A fifth police officer died during a shootout with snipers during a protest against police shootings of black men that also wounded six other officers and a civilian, authorities said. “It has been a devastating night. We are sad to report a fifth officer has …

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Shock video shows black motorist shot dead by US police

Saint Paul, United States | AFP | A black motorist was shot at close range and seen bleeding to death in a distressingly graphic video viewed online by two million people Thursday, the second case of racism-tinged police violence to rock America in as many days. A four-year-old girl witnessed …

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No charges in Clinton email probe, Trump cries foul

  No charges will be brought against Hillary Clinton for using a private email server while secretary of state, the Justice Department announced Wednesday, prompting Donald Trump to accuse his  presidential rival of “crooked” dealings. Attorney General Loretta Lynch made the widely expected announcement following a meeting with FBI Director …

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Oscar Pistorius gets six years for murder

South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years in jail on Wednesday for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his home three years ago. High Court judge Thokozile Masipa listed several mitigating factors for sentencing him to less than half the minimum 15-year term for murder, including the …

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Iraq mourns 119 killed in Baghdad car bombing

Baghdad, Iraq | AFP | Iraq begins three days of national mourning on Monday for almost 120 people killed by a suicide bombing in a busy Baghdad shopping district claimed by Islamic State jihadists, the deadliest attack in the capital this year. The blast hit the Karrada district early Sunday …

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End of an era as United legend Giggs quits club

Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs is to leave after almost 30 years of service, the English Premier League club announced on Saturday in a widely expected move following Jose Mourinho’s appointment as manager.   Ryan Giggs. The greatest? #GiggsLegend — Manchester United (@ManUtd) …

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