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Fire at Brazil National Museum engulfs 200-year-old building

Fire at Brazil National Museum engulfs 200-year-old building

The natural history and anthropology museum was founded in 1818 by King Joao VI and is considered a jewel of Brazilian culture, with more than 20 million valuable pieces to its name. Firefighters got off to a slow start fighting the inferno because two fire hydrants closest to the museum were not functioning - so trucks had to bring in water from a nearby lake.


Bobi Wine arrested at Entebbe airport

Bobi Wine arrested at Entebbe airport

Kyagulanyi, 35, known by his stage name Bobi Wine , was elected to parliament past year and amassed a large following among youth electrified by his scathing criticism of President Yoweri Museveni , sometimes delivered in his songs. Kyagulanyi, 35, is a musician who entered politics after winning a parliamentary by-election previous year. On Friday, the 36-year-old's lawyer in Uganda, Nicholas Opiyo, posted a video on Twitter which showed his client as he was taken to a departure gate at ...


Deputy shoots suspect at Del Mar Fairgrounds

Deputy shoots suspect at Del Mar Fairgrounds

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department confirms a deputy shot a suspect near the racetrack entrance, but did not immediately comment on the events leading up to the shooting. To our knowledge, no one else was injured. Video posted to Twitter appears to show a man surrounded by two deputies and holding a handgun in the air.


JUST IN: Pres ED leaves for FOCAC Summit

JUST IN: Pres ED leaves for FOCAC Summit

ZIMBABWE is working closely with China to support local exporting companies as part of measures to boost its foreign currency earnings, which will in turn stabilise the economy, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Dr Sibusiso Busi Moyo has said.


Myanmar: Two journalists, who covered Rohingya violence, jailed for 7-years

Myanmar: Two journalists, who covered Rohingya violence, jailed for 7-years

The judge mentioned that the phone number of an officer in the Arakan Army, an ethnic armed group in conflict with the Myanmar army, was found in an old notebook belonging to Wa Lone during a police search of his house. The two reporters have been detained for eight months in Yangon's Insein Prison, making nearly weekly court appearances. "The danger of terrorist activities, which was the initial cause of events leading to the humanitarian crisis in Rakhine, remains real and present ...


China's JD.com: founder returns to Beijing after US arrest

China's JD.com: founder returns to Beijing after US arrest

He was arrested shortly before midnight local time on Friday and was released just after 4 p.m. on Saturday, according to the website of the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office. Liu, who also goes by the name, "Richard Liu", is registered as a student in the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management doctor of business administration China program, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.