Man dressed as Joker injures 17 on Tokyo train
01 November 2021 | 5:01 am
A 24-year-old man dressed in Batman's Joker costume attacked passengers on a Tokyo train line on Sunday evening, injuring 17 people as many party-goers headed into the city center for Halloween gatherings, media reported.
14 Jul 2021
Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets in recent days in protest at food shortages and rising prices. The Cuban Interior Ministry said it "mourns the death" of Diubis Laurencio Tejeda.
25 Jul 2021
A man was shot dead during protests that started in several cities in Iran over ongoing water shortages. Iranian authorities blamed his death on "rioters."
22 Jul 2021
The scam tried to get cryptocurrency for access to the Twitter accounts of celebrities such as Elon Musk, Barack Obama and Joe Biden. A Florida teenager masterminded the elaborate scam.
26 Jul 2021
Fifty competitors from 11 US states take part in the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation World Elk Calling Championships, trying to bark, bugle and mew their way to the top with imitations of elk sounds. During the rut, hunters use a variety of bull and cow elk noises to find and lure away their targets.
7 Aug 2021
A pregnant woman was seriously injured after an earthquake struck northern Peru. A 16th-century cathedral was among the buildings damaged.
9 Aug 2021
Manchester City fans react to the news that the club has signed Jack Grealish for a British record fee reported to be £100 million. "I think it's a fantastic decision," one fan says, while another adds, "I think it's a top signing."
20 Aug 2021
In northern Nigeria some men keep hyenas as pets or perform with them at festivals - but one traditional leader says the culture is dying as it clashes with modern ideas about animal welfare.
26 Aug 2021
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been offered to Manchester City, according to media reports in Italy on Thursday (August 26). The 36 year-old Portuguese player has been linked away from Juventus over the last few weeks and is out of contract next summer. According to Sky Italy, Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes is looking for a club who would be willing to take on his substantial wages and pay Juventus a near $30 million transfer fee.
2 Sep 2021
With a precise and delicate touch, Debonheur Koli paints the nails of his clients in his nail salon in Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic. While the manicure and pedicure industry in the West is dominated by women, in Bangui, it's man's work.
7 Sep 2021
If you use an Android phone, then you have to be wary of this virus. It is called 'Joker' and it is capable of emptying your bank account without notice. You have been warned!
11 Sep 2021
Four climbers, including French "Spider-man" Alain Robert, 59, scaled the Total Tower in Paris in protest against France's Covid health pass.
10 Sep 2021
Heavy police presence was visible in Quetta on Sunday after a suicide bomb attack took place, targeting a Frontier Corps (FC) check post killing four personnel and injuring 20. The attack took place on Sunday in Quetta, Pakistan near the Afghanistan border. Responsibility for the attack has been claimed by the Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP). The targeted group, the Frontier Corps are an anti-terrorism unit stationed along the Pak-Afghan border Prime minister Imran Khan, condemned the attack and offered his condolences to the families of those killed in the attack in a tweet. “Condemn the TTP suicide attack on FC checkpost, Mastung road, Quetta. My condolences go to the families of the martyrs & prayers for the recovery of the injured. Salute our security forces & their sacrifices to keep us safe by thwarting foreign-backed terrorists' designs,” read the tweet.
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Guardian Nigeria's Political Editor, Muyiwa Adeyemi speaks to GuardianTV on the aftermath of the Ekiti 2022 guber election.
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Ivorian cashew processors face an uphill battle. Its bid to expand into processing faces competition from Asia. Also Mali's sanctioned but Senegal loses out. The economic interdependence between the nighbours has left Senegalese traders struggling to cope with the knock on effects of penalties imposed on Bamako. And Amidst Months of sometimes deadly protests against an army take over, young Sudanese have been finding respite from the in Khartoum's vibrant cultural scene.
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During Pride Month, the LGBTQ community marches to defend its rights around the world. Our reporters went to meet some members of its older generation in France and Spain. Older gay, lesbian and trangender people often feel invisible within their wider communities and the majority of them suffer from loneliness after family rifts and years of discrimination. But thanks to the work of younger activists and organisations, LGBTQ seniors are gradually emerging from the margins.
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German pharmaceutical company BioNTech has begun construction of an COVID-19 vaccine plant in Rwanda. When completed, it will be the first mRNA vaccine plant in Africa.
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Germany is looking to lower gas demand to ward off long-term shortages as Russia throttles the gas flow. Gas prices for consumers could rise even more as a consequence.
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A traditional mask was recently given by Belgium to DR Congo as part of efforts to advance the return of cultural artefacts taken during the colonial era. False claims have circulated online stating that the returned mask was not the original but a copy. We take a closer look in this edition of Truth or Fake.