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Trump says Florida home ‘raided’ by FBI

Former US president Donald Trump said Monday that his Mar-A-Lago residence in Florida was being “raided” by FBI agents in what he called an act of “prosecutorial misconduct.” The FBI declined to comment on whether the search was happening or what it might be for, nor did Trump give any indication of why federal agents were at his home — ...

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10 killed in stabbing spree in Iran’s south

An attacker stabbed 10 people to death in Kerman province in southern Iran due to “personal differences”, before being arrested by police, state media reported Monday. On Sunday, “an Afghan national killed ten people due to personal differences in Rafsanjan,” Hossein Rezai, acting governor of the city, was quoted as saying by state news agency IRNA. He “was arrested by ...

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Lightning strike near White House kills 3

Three people, including an elderly couple celebrating their 56th wedding anniversary, were pronounced dead Friday after being struck by lightning in a park near the White House. The lightning hit Lafayette Square, a small park across the street from the White House, shortly before 7:00 pm (2300 GMT) Thursday, leaving two men and two women with “critical life-threatening injuries,” according ...

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Mamata Banerjee meets Modi, will meet President

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi. The discussion is likely to revolve around multiple issues, including the dues for Goods and Services Tax and other pending dues under the Central schemes,.which her government has been demanding for long. Bengal has frequently accused the BJP-ruled Centre of delaying GST dues to states, especially the ...

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UN chief slams ‘excessive’ profits of oil, gas firms

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for taxation on windfall profits of oil and gas companies to ease the impact of the global energy crisis on the most vulnerable people, reports Reuters. “It is immoral for oil and gas companies to be making record profits from this energy crisis on the back of the poorest people and communities and at ...

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Pelosi departs Taiwan after visit that fueled US-China rift

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi departed Taiwan on Wednesday after meeting with the president and other officials in a visit that heightened tensions with China, reports AP from Taipei. Pelosi and five other members of Congress were headed to South Korea, the next stop on an Asia tour that also includes Singapore, Malaysia and Japan. In Taiwan, she said her ...

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Al-Qaida chief killed in US missile attack

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has been killed in a CIA drone strike in Afghanistan’s Kabul, United States President Joe Biden announced on Monday. The operation had been planted over many months. Al-Zawahiri was killed on Sunday in the biggest blow to the group since its founder Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011. “Justice has been delivered and this terrorist ...

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CODENAME MADELEINE written by Barnaby Jameson QC

      Inspired by the incredible true story of Noor Inayat Khan, a British resistance agent who served behind enemy lines in France in WWII as part of the Special Operations Executive (SOE), CODENAME: MADELEINE is the most unexpected spy story ever told. The daughter of a Sufi mystic and writer of children’s stories, Noor Inayat Khan was a ...

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32 killed after bandits set homes on fire in Madagascar

At least 32 people were killed in Madagascar in an area north of the capital on Friday after local bandits known as “dahalo” set homes on fire, according to statements by the defence ministry. The killings occurred in Ankazobe district, about 75 kilometres (47 miles) north of the capital Antananarivo overnight into Friday. “People here experienced a real tragedy … ...

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Pakistan gets its first Hindu woman police official

Beating all odds and rising to become Pakistan’s first Hindu woman deputy superintendent of police, Manisha Ropeta is thrilled to have “proven wrong” her relatives and is looking forward to take on new challenges: to be a “women protector” by leading a feminism drive and encourage gender equality in a patriarchal society, reports PTI. Ropeta, 26, who is from Jacobabad ...

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