India issues demarche to China after it put 'technical hold' on proposal to list JeM chief Masood Azhar as global terrorist at the UN
South African lawmakers threw punches during the annual State of the Nation address delivered by President Jacob Zuma on Thursday (9 February) after he was branded an incorrigible man and “rotten to the core” over corruption allegations. The scenes, which unfolded on national television, saw lawmakers from the far-left Economic Freedom Fighters party hauled out of the chamber. Zuma has seen off five bids to oust him since he took office in 2009.
Feb 10, 2017
Protesters in three French cities demanded justice for Theo, a young black man who was allegedly raped with a baton while in police custody in the Paris suburb of Aulnay-sous-Bois. At least 250 people congregated in the French capital, near the underground station of Ménilmontant, on 8 February, for second consecutive night. Between 300-400 people participated at a solidarity rally in Nantes, and another 200 demonstrated in Rennes. Protesters showed anger at the police, chanting: We all hate the police and leaving Cops, rapists, murders written on the walls, as the newspaper Le Parisien reported.
Feb 9, 2017
Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a dual US-Somali citizen and former prime minister, was sworn in as Somalias new president on 8 February. The voting process, which lasted months, began with 14,000 elders and regional figures choosing 275 members of parliament and 54 senators, who then had to choose a president from among 21 candidates.
Feb 9, 2017
India, Indonesia to conduct joint air exercises; New Delhi might also train sailors in submarine operations
Dr Shawna Pandya to be third Indian-origin woman to fly into space, here's what you need to know about her
France nuclear plant explosion: Blast at Flamanville nuclear plant; no contamination risks, officials say
- Nearly 200 killed, 560 injured as explosions hit Sri Lankan churches and hotels on Easter Sunday
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- Mukesh Ambani endorses Milind Deora for Mumbai South Lok Sabha constituency
- Sri Lankan announces nationwide curfew after 8 explosions on Easter Sunday; 7 arrested
- Nibiru appeared in the sky? Amateur astronomer spots edge of a giant planet next to moon