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Twitter plans to order remaining workers back to office after layoffs

Twitter, which is expected to lay off a third or more of its staff as soon as Friday, also plans to require its remaining staffers to return to physical offices full time, The Northern Press Reports. Why it matters: The move is a sharp reversal of Twitter’s current policy of letting employees work remotely on a permanentContinue reading “Twitter plans to order remaining workers back to office after layoffs”

US Kills Al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan drone strike

The US has killed the leader of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, in a drone strike in Afghanistan, L’Oyet Media Reports. He was killed in a counter-terrorism operation carried out by the CIA in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday. He and Osama Bin Laden plotted the 9/11 attacks together, and he was one of America’s mostContinue reading “US Kills Al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan drone strike”

‘How to murder your husband’ writer sentenced for murdering husband

An Oregon judge has sentenced Nancy Crampton Brophy, a romance author who apparently foretold of her crime in an essay titled “How to murder your husband”, to life in prison for the shooting death of her late spouse. Crampton Brophy, 71, was found guilty of second degree murder last month. A jury found that sheContinue reading “‘How to murder your husband’ writer sentenced for murdering husband”

Life Goes On as Ukraine Army Holds War Weddings

Air raid sirens wailed and one of the brides wore camouflage trousers as the Ukrainian army took a break from frontline fighting in the east to hold a double wedding Sunday. DRUZHKIVKA, UKRAINE —  Two young couples who met just months earlier while serving in the army tied the knot together Sunday in the smallContinue reading “Life Goes On as Ukraine Army Holds War Weddings”

CONFIRMATION: Burkina Faso military overthrows government

The military in Burkina Faso says it has seized power and overthrown President Roch Kaboré. The announcement was made on state television by an army officer, who cited the deteriorating security situation for the military takeover. Mr Kaboré had faced growing discontent over his failure to stem an Islamist insurgency. His whereabouts are unclear, butContinue reading “CONFIRMATION: Burkina Faso military overthrows government”

China and Uganda deny Entebbe airport takeover rumours

China has denied reports it could take control of Uganda’s international airport should the government in Kampala default on a $200 million loan from Beijing. “The malicious allegation… has no factual basis and is ill intended to distort the good relations that China enjoys with developing countries including Uganda,” a spokesman for the Chinese embassyContinue reading “China and Uganda deny Entebbe airport takeover rumours”