Sep 1st, 2013
(AP) – An opposition leader in Ethiopia says police have prevented his group from staging a rally to demand the release of jailed activists. Yilkal Getnet, who heads the opposition Blue party, said Sunday that police raided their headquarters in the capital, Addis Ababa, on Saturday night and b...
Mar 30th, 2013
Despite still being blighted by poverty, it is rich in culture and natural wonders and beginning to realise its potential as a tourist destination By Chris Granet Feast time: Pilgrims at the Church of St George, Lalibela Getty Images A gold-robed deacon stood in front of a makeshift altar at the shad...
In Odd News
Feb 2nd, 2013
Brazilian wife accused of planting toxic substance on her genitals before luring her husband to bed Getty A woman is being sued by her husband for allegedly trying to kill him by putting poison in her genitals and then asking him to perform oral sex. The Brazilian wife is accused of planting a toxic ...
In East Africa
Nov 27th, 2012
Two opposition member were taken into custody in connection with the coup attempt authorities uncovered last week, the government spokesperson said today. Sudanese Information Minister Ahmed Bilal Osman attends a press conference in the capital Khartoum on November 22, 2012 (Getty Images) In an inter...
Nov 14th, 2012
By Emily Cooper,independent (GETTY IMAGES) Darfur and the DRC are two of the most dangerous places on earth, with armed factions fighting for control of territory and regular violent clashes. But far more dangerous than bullets is the silent killer of disease and ma...
Mar 23rd, 2011
Western powers pounding Libya’s defences will wind up in the dustbin of history, said leader Muammar Gaddafi as his troops held back rebel advances despite four nights of attacks from the air. While Western air power has grounded Gaddafi’s planes and pushed back his troops and armour from...
Mar 23rd, 2011
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has ordered the release of three journalists missing in Libya, including two working with Agence France-Presse and a Getty Images photographer, Getty said on Tuesday. “We at Getty Images are delighted to learn that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has ordered the rele...
In World Entertainment
Jan 5th, 2011
Lindsay Lohan completed her 90-day stint at the Betty Ford Center yesterday, and she’s already found a new home. According to Us Weekly, the troubled starlet is moving into a fancy four-bedroom beach house in Venice Beach, Calif. – and it’s right next door to Lohan’s ex, Sam Ronson. But it doesn’t lo...