Category: World

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Vietnamese billionaire sentenced to death for $44bn fraud

Vietnamese billionaire sentenced to death for $44bn fraud

It was the most spectacular trial ever held in Vietnam, befitting one of the greatest bank frauds the world has ever seen. Behind the stately yello [...]
Nigeria recovers $24m in poverty minister investigation

Nigeria recovers $24m in poverty minister investigation

Nigeria has recovered 30bn naira ($24m; £19m) as part of an ongoing corruption probe into a suspended minister, the financial watchdog says. Th [...]
South Africa: Jacob Zuma wins court bid to contest upcoming election

South Africa: Jacob Zuma wins court bid to contest upcoming election

A South African court has ruled that former President Jacob Zuma can run for office in the country’s upcoming general election, overturning an earlier [...]
South Africa Speaker of Parliament charged with 12 counts of corruption

South Africa Speaker of Parliament charged with 12 counts of corruption

South Africa's ex-Speaker of Parliament Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has been charged with 12 counts of corruption and one count of money laundering. [...]
9 people confirmed dead, over 800 injured in Taiwan earthquake

9 people confirmed dead, over 800 injured in Taiwan earthquake

Nine people have been confirmed dead and more than 800 injured after an earthquake hit off Taiwan’s Eastern Coast at 7:58am (23:58 GMT) and was felt i [...]
Senegal’s youngest president sworn in

Senegal’s youngest president sworn in

Bassirou Diomaye Faye, Senegal's fifth president, has been sworn into office at a ceremony in the town of Diamniadio, near the capital Dakar. Last [...]
Strongest earthquake in 25 years hits Taiwan

Strongest earthquake in 25 years hits Taiwan

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck off Taiwan's east coast on Wednesday, setting off tsunami warnings on the island and its neighbouring countries. [...]
Food charity says aid workers killed in Gaza strike

Food charity says aid workers killed in Gaza strike

Aid workers including an Australian and two people said to be British and Polish have been killed in Gaza, in what their charity founder said was an I [...]
Taliban leader vows to start stoning and flogging Afghan women again – Report

Taliban leader vows to start stoning and flogging Afghan women again – Report

The Taliban’s reclusive leader signaled the hardline Islamist group would begin stoning and flogging women in public again, according to a report. [...]
Trump wins last-minute reprieve as judge cuts fraud bond to $175m

Trump wins last-minute reprieve as judge cuts fraud bond to $175m

Donald Trump was handed a last-minute reprieve in court on Monday, when a New York court allowed him to post a reduced bond of $175m to delay enforcem [...]
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