Monday, Aug 08, 2022
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How can 'bandit' attacks be stopped in northern Nigeria? | Inside Story
Al Jazeera, 11 Jan 2022
Armed groups have terrorised people in northern Nigeria for years.
The 'bandits' burn down villages, steal cattle and kidnap people for ransom.
The government appears to be struggling to stop a rise in attacks.
Gunmen killed least 200 people in Zamfara state on Tuesday, in an apparent retaliation against military air strikes on the armed groups' hideouts.
So what can be done to stop the assaults?
Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom
Mike Ejiofor - Former Director of Nigeria's State Security Service
Bulama Bukarti - Analyst, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
Aliyu Musa - Independent researcher on conflict and Nigerian politics
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Kenya voters hope election ushers in corruption crackdown
Al Jazeera, 08 Aug 2022
Kenyans will head to the polls in less than 24 hours to choose a successor to President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Run, Aamir, Run!
AP, 08 Aug 2022
Actor Aamir Khan portrays a version of Forrest Gump in new movie "Laal Singh Chaddha" - a version of the '90s classic, updated in Hindi.
LIVE: Antony Blinken holds joint news conference with South Africa's Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor
Reuters, 08 Aug 2022
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken holds joint news conference with South Africa's Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor.
CNN's Brian Stelter ripped over Hunter Biden flip-flop
FOX, 08 Aug 2022
Fox News contributor Joe Concha sounds off as more Democrats consider alternative candidates to Joe Biden, Brian Stelter's flip-flop on Hunter Biden and the push for Biden to de...
Israel-Gaza: Ceasefire holds overnight after days of violence – BBC News
BBC, 08 Aug 2022
A ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants is holding, after three days of violence in which at least 44 people have died.
Oil Still Set to Top $120 by Year-End: Energy Aspects
Bloomberg, 08 Aug 2022
Amrita Sen, director of research at Energy Aspects, discusses
Italian Army Detonates WWII Bomb Uncovered In Drought-Stricken Riverbank
NBC, 08 Aug 2022
The Italian army on Sunday carried out a controlled explosion of a World War II bomb that was discovered on a dried-up riverbank by two fishermen.
Burst water main causes flooding in London
Sky, 08 Aug 2022
Multiple roads had to be closed in north London after a 36-inch water main burst, causing flooding up to four feet deep.
'Living like hobbits': See inside the Ukrainian defensive lines
CNN, 08 Aug 2022
Russian forces have been slowed by heavily dug-in Ukrainian troops who are holding the most brutal front line in eastern Ukraine's Donbas region.
Ukraine's nuclear chief calls for military-free zone at Zaporizhzhia plant • FRANCE 24 English
FRANCE24, 08 Aug 2022
The head of Ukraine's state nuclear power company Energoatom called on August 8 for the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant to be made a military-free zone, warning of the risk of ...
World’s longest-ever ‘torta’ sandwich made in just 2 minutes in Mexico
SCMP, 08 Aug 2022
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube Mexican cooks prepared the longest “torta” sandwich ever recorded on August 3, 2022, at the 17th ...
PLA Eastern Theater Command holds military drills around island of Taiwan
CGTN, 08 Aug 2022
For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2022-08-08/PLA-holds-military-drills-around-island-of-Taiwan-1cjiAKHxjnW/index.html On August 7, the Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese ...
Actor Jessica Chastain meets Ukraine's Zelensky
AFP, 08 Aug 2022
American actor Jessica Chastain meets Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv.
Russia, Ukraine trade blame over attacks on nuclear plant | Ukraine Update
DW, 08 Aug 2022
Kyiv is accusing Russia of deliberately targeting nuclear facilities after shells hit a nuclear plant in southern Ukraine.
China officials test fish for coronavirus on a trawler boat amid zero-Covid policy
Telegraph, 08 Aug 2022
Footage of Chinese pandemic control staff in a coastal city doing Covid tests on the fish and shrimps harvested by fishermen has emerged on social media.
外交部：美方在台湾问题上肆意妄为 中国人民绝不答应 世界人民也不会答应
CD, 08 Aug 2022
Colombia's first leftist president calls for peace and unity: 'The war on drugs has failed'
Guardian, 08 Aug 2022
Colombia’s first leftist president has been sworn into office, promising to fight inequality and bring peace to a country long haunted by bloody feuds between the government, dr...
Can e-bikes transform our cities? Tech
FT, 08 Aug 2022
Sales of electric bicycles, or e-bikes, as they’re better known, are booming. At the same time, innovations in battery technology have extended the range that an e-bike can travel.
Canadian hospitals struggling to cope with staff shortages, growing wait times
CA, 08 Aug 2022
Canadian hospitals are struggling to cope with staffing shortages, growing wait times, and in some cases closing units altogether.
Senate passes Democrats' climate, health and tax bill
CBS, 08 Aug 2022
In a 51-50 vote, the Senate on Sunday passed a landmark economic package designed to combat climate change, address health care costs and raise taxes on large corporations.