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What we know - The East African

- The convoy was attacked by unknown assailants as it travelled through a thickly forested area. - None of the active militia groups in the area have claimed responsibility for the attack. - Italy called on the UN to carry out a full investigation of the attack. Advertisement By AFP. Goma. Numerous questions remain unanswered after Monday's fatal killing of Italy's ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Armed assailants in the eastern ... Full story

Summon Sheikh Gumi now, Omokri urges DSS – Punch Newspapers

A former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, says popular Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, is facilitating banditry and not promoting peace as believed many. He also said Sheikh Gumi was sowing the seed of discord in the country and inciting Muslims against Christians by telling bandits that Muslim soldiers were the ones neutralising them. READ ALSO: NGF considers talks with bandits, others. He, therefore, urged the ... Full story

President Biden to declare major disaster - BBC News

As electricity slowly returns to Texas, many residents still do not have access to running water. Full story

HSBC fraud helpline's 20-hour wait 'disgraceful'

The daughter of a fraud victim says it took hours to speak to staff after thousands were stolen from her father's bank account. Full story

Alaska woman attacked by bear while using toilet

Shannon Stevens was shocked to find there was a bear behind when she used an outhouse in Alaska. Full story

Call for inquiry into Carrie Symonds' influence in No 10

Downing Street needs to clarify the PM's fiancée's position within government, a think tank says. Full story

Australia In Talks With Facebook’s Zuckerberg Over ‘Outrageous’ Decision To Block News Content

Australia is engaged in talks with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the country’s Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said in an interview on Friday, as the social media platform faces widespread anger over its decision to ban all news content in Australia in response to new legislation that would force the company to pay news publishers. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been in talks with Australia's Treasurer Josh Frydenberg over the ... [+] ... Full story

Italy's envoy to Congo killed in attack on U.N. convoy

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Italy’s ambassador to Democratic Republic of Congo, his bodyguard and a driver from the World Food Programme were killed on Monday when their convoy was attacked in the east of the country, Italy and the United Nations said. The convoy was attacked at about 10:15 a.m. (0815 GMT) in an attempted kidnap near the town of Kanyamahoro, about 25 km (15 miles) north of the regional capital Goma, a ... Full story

What next for PM's Union plan as second adviser quits?

The PM is looking for his third head of the Union unit in as many weeks after Oliver Lewis resigned. Full story

The Covid contracts furore is no surprise – Britain has long been a chumocracy | Conservatives

he sums are so vast, the secrecy so shocking, that “chumocracy” doesn’t begin to capture what Britain has become – redolent as we are of banana republics, the Russian oligarchy and failed states. Lost is Britain’s self-image as the bowler-hatted beacon of civic rectitude, as our erstwhile Rolls-Royce civil service goes the way of, well, Rolls-Royce, no longer a British-owned car company. The Good Law Project, the admirable not-for-profit ... Full story

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