38 people drown in eastern Nigeria boat accident Oct 10, 2019 0 512 12345 Lagos: Thirty-eight people were killed when a boat sank in eastern-central Nigeria, the government said. President Muhammadu Buhari referred to the incident “a devastating tragedy” late Tuesday. Only two of the 40 passengers survived the accident, which occurred on the Kirfi River in Bauchi State on Monday, said local official Bappah Abdu Badara. A group of people tried to cross the river in an old boat, despite the fact that it was overflowing due to heavy rainfall, according to Badara. (dpa) RELATED ARTICLES N-weapons forbidden for Iran, says Khamenei Oct 10, 2019 0 1061 Turkey launches assault on Syria Kurd positions Oct 10, 2019 0 201 Calm returns to Iraq, as US condemns violence Oct 10, 2019 0 139 EU urges Turkey to halt offensive in Syria, won’t pay for ‘safe zone’ AFP Brussels EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday demanded Turkey halt its military operation against Kurdish militants in northern Syria, telling Ankara the bloc would not pay for any so-called “safe zone” that .. UN Security Council head appeals to Turkey for restraint in Syria US: The UN Security Council’s president, South African ambassador Jerry Matthews Matjila, appealed to Turkey Wednesday to “protect civilians” and exercise “maximum restraint” in its military operations in Syria. .. Turkey: Informed US, Russia, Europe about Syria offensive Istanbul: Turkey says it informed the United States, Russia and its European allies about its planned Syria operation at 2 pm (1100 GMT). The Defence Ministry said that Germany, Britain, France and Italy were also .. IS claims attack on Syria’s Raqa, alarming Kurds AFP Beirut The Islamic State group has claimed a suicide attack on its former Syrian stronghold of Raqa, heightening Kurdish fears of a militant resurgence if Turkey goes ahead with a threatened invasion. Overnight two .. HRW: Mozambique police implicated in election observer killing Cape Town: Mozambique police officers have been implicated in the killing of an observer in the run-up to the October 15 general elections, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday. Five alleged police officers in a car .. Mali’s main militant group claims deadly army base attacks Nouakchott: Mali’s main Islamist militant alliance has claimed responsibility for attacks two weeks ago on army bases that killed at least 40 troops in of one of the deadliest strikes on the country’s armed forces, ..