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Argentine congressman Olivares cut down by ‘mafia-style’ shooting


Argentine lawmaker Hector Olivares died on Sunday after he was shot in what authorities called a “mafia-style” attack outside Congress in downtown Buenos Aires on Thursday, according to state-run news agency Telam.

Olivares underwent surgery after being shot and had been listed in “serious condition,” officials said. But he died at Ramos Mejia hospital in Buenos Aires, Telam reported, citing police and judicial sources.

Hamilton wins in Spain Grand prix

Lewis Hamilton led Valtteri Bottas to the fifth consecutive Mercedes one-two at the start of this season after dominating the Spanish Grand Prix.

The world champion, who started second, passed Bottas into the first corner and eased away to an ultimately comfortable win, despite a late safety car.

Russian spies found guilty of Montenegro coup attempt


A Montenegro court has sentenced 14 people including two Russian military intelligence officers, two Montenegrin opposition leaders, nine Serbian citizens and another Montenegrin to up to 15 years in prison after they were found guilty of attempting to overthrow the Montenegrin government in 2016.

In a first instance court ruling, Russian agents Eduard Shishmakov and Vladimir Popov, were sentenced in absentia to 15 and 12 years respectively, convicted of “attempted terrorism” and “creating a criminal organisation”.

Venezuela’s Guaido says intelligence agents have detained his deputy


Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Wednesday that intelligence agents had detained his deputy, the first arrest of a lawmaker since Guaido tried to spark a military uprising last week to bring down President Nicolas Maduro’s government.

Edgar Zambrano, vice president of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, which Guaido heads, said on Twitter that agents from the SEBIN intelligence agency were using a tow truck to drag his vehicle, with him inside, to one of their Caracas bases.

Tottenham pull off another great escape in Amsterdam

For Tottenham Hotspur, it was shaping up to be a night of so many what-ifs.

What if Jan Vertonghen’s late header had gone in rather than thudding off the crossbar? What if they had started better? And, though it feels slightly unfair to put this on the losing players, what perhaps if Harry Kane had been fit, rather than watching the game in a coat, when his team needed one more goal to make this a dream of a comeback?

Prince Harry and Meghan name ‘dream’ son Archie

Britain’s Prince Harry and wife Meghan on Wednesday announced their new “dream” son’s name is Archie, hours after showing him off to the world for the first time.

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor,” the couple announced on their Instagram account, ending months of speculation.

Sudan Army Rulers want to retain sharia Law

Sudan’s army rulers Tuesday said Islamic law should remain as the guiding principle in a new civilian structure, after protest leaders handed in proposed changes they want enforced but kept silent on Sharia.

The 10-member military council was handed the proposals last week for the new civilian structures protest leaders want.

Liverpool makes history, dumps Barcelona 4:0


“Fail in the most beautiful way,” Jurgen Klopp told his players, in what may be remembered as football management’s most effective piece of reverse psychology. Liverpool would not fail beautifully. It would be mad, bad, brilliant, tempestuous – ugly, sometimes – but they would succeed.

The first came early enough – with Divock Origi pouncing on Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s parry –  and a frantic quarter-of-an-hour followed. It was the type of frenzied 15 minutes which did for Manchester City and Roma last year. Barcelona survived them. 

South Africa election: Three party leaders tussle it out

South Africa goes to the polls on Wednesday with the leaders of the three main parties vying for votes in a race that could test the ruling ANC’s long-held dominance.

Here is a look at the three party leaders:

A Boeing 737 with 143 on board slid into River in Florida, officials say

A Boeing 737 plane arriving from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba went off the runway into the St. Johns River in Florida on Friday night, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said.”I’ve been briefed that all lives have been accounted for,” the mayor tweeted.

Trump calls Putin and talks of ‘Russian hoax’


US President Donald Trump has said he spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin in an hour-long call, covering issues including the “Russian hoax”.

“Had a long and very good conversation with President Putin,” the US president tweeted.

Whisper Eye CEO urges media protection in Uganda, tells journalists to close ranks behind press freedom

Whisper Eye CEO on Friday, May 3, urged fellow journalists and fellow media personalities to “close ranks” behind press freedom amid efforts to curtail it in different parts of the world, including Uganda.

“More than ever, it is a time to close ranks because truth is the bedrock of everything we hold dear as a country and people of our motherland Uganda , Kaweesa Hope Mulangira  said in a statement to mark World Press Freedom Day.

New Japan Emperor ! a new era in Japan

VideoEmperor Naruhito of Japan vowed to “bear in mind the path trodden by past emperors” during a ceremony at the Imperial Palace after his father, Akihito, abdicated the throne a day earlier.

A day after his father became the first monarch to abdicate the imperial throne of Japan in more than two centuries, the new emperor, Naruhito, on Wednesday received the sacred imperial regalia that represents his rightful succession to the world’s oldest monarchy.

Venezuelans rally in rival protests as crisis intensifies


Thousands of opposition and pro-government supporters rallied in Venezuela on Wednesday, a day after opposition leader Juan Guaido called for the military to oust President Nicolas Maduro 

“If the regime thought we had reached maximum pressure, they cannot even imagine,” Guaido told thousands of supporters in eastern Caracas. “We have to remain in the streets.”

Detention of Bobi Wine is a shameless attempt to silence dissent – amnesty

Following the detention on remand of Ugandan opposition politician and musician Robert Kyagulanyi, commonly known as Bobi Wine, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes, Seif Magango said:The Ugandan authorities must immediately free Bobi Wine and stop misusing the law in a shameless attempt to silence him for criticizing the government. Seif Magango, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes

Trump working to designate Muslim Brotherhood as ‘terror’ group


The Trump administration is working to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign “terrorist” organisation, the White House said on Tuesday, which would bring sanctions against Egypt’s oldest Islamist movement.

“The president has consulted with his national security team and leaders in the region who share his concern, and this designation is working its way through the internal process,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in an email.