ABUJA (Reuters) - The death toll from an attack last week by gunmen in northwestern Nigeria’s Kaduna State has doubled to more than 130 people, the state governor said on Tuesday, adding that the motive appeared to be ethnic. Nasir el-Rufai told reporters that police were still investigating the gunmen’s motive. The attack last Friday came the day before a presidential election was supposed to be held, but electoral authorities delayed the vote by one week due to logistical challenges. There was no indication that the attack was related to the election. Reporting By Felix Onuah; writing by Aaron Ross; editing by James Macharia … [Read more...] about Death toll from last week’s northwest Nigeria attack doubles to 130
Updated 7:56 am CST, Tuesday, February 19, 2019 FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2014 file photo, fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld poses for photographers in front of his books prior to the start of an exhibition at the museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany. Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died. He was around 85 years old. less FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2014 file photo, fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld poses for photographers in front of his books prior to the start of an exhibition at the museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany. Chanel's iconic ... more Photo: Martin Meissner, AP Photo: Martin Meissner, AP Image 1 of / 9 Caption Close Image … [Read more...] about The Latest: Donatella Versace pays tribute to Lagerfeld
Saved from the Chinese meat trade, dogs given homes in Northern Ireland BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Three animal lovers have returned to Northern Ireland after rescuing nine dogs from China destined for the meat trade or medical testing. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/saved-from-the-chinese-meat-trade-dogs-given-homes-in-northern-ireland-37827423.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37827420.ece/0622e/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-02-19_new_48089078_I1.JPG Email Three animal lovers have returned to Northern Ireland after rescuing nine dogs from China destined for the meat trade or medical testing. David Foster from Co Antrim, Caolan Maguire from Co Fermanagh and Co Down woman Sharon Warnock spent two weeks in Harbin in north-eastern China, helping to rehabilitate dogs in a rescue centre and saving them from a horrific fate. All three worked in partnership with voluntary group Harbin Slaughterhouse Survivors (SHS) to free animals living … [Read more...] about Saved from the Chinese meat trade, dogs given homes in Northern Ireland
PUBLISHED: 12:55 19 February 2019 | UPDATED: 13:32 19 February 2019 Sam Volpe Hayden McCarthy, who has not been seen since February 10. Picture: Rachael McCarthy Archant The family of a vulnerable Kilburn man who went missing on February 10 have appealed for help finding him – and criticised police for taking a week to accept he was high-risk. Missing Hayden McCarthy, 21. Picture: Rachael McCarthyHampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq has also said she is “desperately concerned” about the disappearance of Hayden McCarthy, 21.Hayden has not been seen since leaving Zoo nightclub in Leicester Square at about 2.20am on February 10. His elder sister, Rachael, told this newspaper: “We know he went out. He went to the nightclub in Leicester Square. A friend said he left him as he was going to get into a taxi, and that’s the last we know.“By Sunday afternoon my mum had started to get a bit worried. and we reported him missing at … [Read more...] about Hayden McCarthy: Kilburn family ‘desperate’ to find vulnerable man missing for nine days
PUBLISHED: 10:25 19 February 2019 | UPDATED: 10:25 19 February 2019 Megan Aldous Have you seen the Supermoon yet? Picture: DARSHAM ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY Archant Sky-gazers may have spotted a significant change in the size of the moon this morning and it is only set to get bigger as the day goes on. How a Supermoon forms Picture: DARSHAM ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETYA lunar phenomenon will fill the sky today and tomorrow as we experience the second full moon of 2019.The occurrence is called a super snow moon and will be most visible at 3.53pm today.Jim Slight, from the Darsham Astronomical Society, said: “Supermoon is just a term for a full moon when it is at its closest to the earth. “I believe it is attributed to North American Indians who gave the various moons a name to reflect the time of year and season. “For example in autumn you have the harvest moon, this one is being called the snow moon because traditionally there would be snow across the … [Read more...] about Have you seen the super snow moon yet?