Dollar rises on firmer U.S. yields; Yuan struggles
The dollar has pinned the Chinese yuan to a two-month low.
German deportations to other European countries tripled in 2018
In 2017, that figure stood at 153 people deported on seven deportation flights
Facebook to ban misinformation on voting in upcoming U.S. elections
The latest move addresses a sensitive area for the company, which has come under fire for its lax approach to fake news reports.
Egypt court upholds three-year jail term for ex-President Morsi
The court also confirms the same sentence for 19 other defendants in the same case.
200,000 British elderly people suffering loneliness – report
The British government launches first strategy to tackle the problem.
Korean Air chief indicted on embezzlement, other charges – prosecutors
Mr Cho is the latest head of a big business group to face legal challenges in South Korea since President Moon Jae-in took office in 2017.
Macedonian parliament debates on changing country’s name
Opponents of the name change have scheduled a protest in front of the parliament
Amnesty Rights worker describes abduction in Russia as “violent”
The researcher said his abductors wore dark baseball caps and medical masks and did not identify themselves.
Thai police seize 22 million methamphetamine pills in two raids
The busts were among Thailand’s biggest drug confiscations this year.
Trump, wife to visit storm-ravaged Florida Panhandle
This is the president’s first tour of the destruction left by the deadly Hurricane Michael.
West African journalists strategise on media development
The deliberation is part of events at the ongoing West Africa Media Excellence Conference and Awards (WAMECA).
Saudi team arrives in Turkey for Khashoggi investigation- sources
Khashoggi, a journalist, disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to get documents.
World’s longest flight lands in New York from Singapore
The flight covered 16,700 kilometres and lasted a whopping 17 hours 52 minutes.
New cholera infections worry Zimbabwean government
At least 49 people, mainly from Harare, have died from cholera since early September.
Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter, Eugenie, to marry at Windsor Castle
The couple met at the Swiss ski resort of Verbier in 2010.
World’s largest fish market reopens at new site in Tokyo
The old site will provide temporary parking for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Death toll in eastern Uganda landslide rises to 35
Torrential rains on Thursday triggered landslides in Bukalasi and Buwali sub-counties in Bududa district, leaving scores of people dead.
Trump says getting closer to understanding Saudi journalist’s disappearance
Jalam Khashoggi disappeared after entering Saudi Consulate in Turkey on October 2 to get documents for his planned marriage.
China defends $318 million airport project after Sierra Leone halts construction
Sierra Leone’s former president, Ernest Bai Koroma, began construction in March, shortly before he lost power.
Egypt court sentences 17 to death over church attacks
The court sentences another 19 to life imprisonment
Africa’s ‘youngest billionaire’ abducted in Tanzania
Mr Dewji is ranked 17th by Forbes on its list of Africa’s billionaires.
South Korea says no change on North Korean sanctions
North Korea has denied any involvement in the sinking.