Zimbabwe union leader still missing after suspected abduction
Monday, 16 September 2019 19:11

Activists fear Peter Magombeyi was kidnapped by state agents for role in doctors’ strike

Concerns are growing for a doctor and labour activist in Zimbabwe who remains missing more than 48 hours after his abduction by suspected state security agents.

Peter Magombeyi, the acting president of the Zimbabwean Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA), disappeared at around 10pm on Saturday. The union leader sent a short message to colleagues saying he believed he was being kidnapped before all communications ceased.

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger out for the season
Monday, 16 September 2019 19:10
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania – Big Ben is nursing a big injury. According to Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, QB Ben Roethlisberger had an MRI on his right elbow Sunday evening. The Steelers’ medical team says he’ll have to have surgery. That will likely happen this week. Roethlisberger is being placed on the team’s Reserve/Injured List and is out for the season. The 37-year-old left the second quarter of the game in Sunday’s loss to Seattle. The Cleveland Browns are scheduled to […]
 
Newcastle United U23s 3-2 Norwich City U23s RECAP: Goals from Longelo, Charman and Allan give young Magpies the win
Monday, 16 September 2019 19:00
All the build up, team news, match action, analysis and reaction from Whitley Park
 
Babies born with deformed hands spark investigation in Germany
Monday, 16 September 2019 18:59
GERMANY – Authorities in Germany are investigating the birth of three children with hand deformities in a city in the west of the country. The Sankt Marien Hospital in the city of Gelsenkirchen reported that three babies were born with “one-sided hand deformities” between June and the beginning of September this year. “In two of the affected children, the left hand was deformed — they had a normal forearm, but the palms and fingers were undeveloped. In another child, the […]
 
Jack Ross is right, there is too much negativity surrounding Sunderland this season
Monday, 16 September 2019 18:57
Jack Ross was in a spiky mood during his press conference ahead of Rotherham as he hit out at negativity
 
Former NASCAR champ Mike Stefanik dies in plane crash
Monday, 16 September 2019 18:55
Mike Stefanik, a nine-time NASCAR champion and NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee, died Sunday in a plane crash, according to the stock-car racing organization. He was 61. According to Connecticut State Police, an Aerolite 103, single-engine, single-seat plane took off from Riconn Airport just over the state line in Rhode Island on Sunday. Police say the ultralight plane, while turning back toward the airfield, crashed into a wooded area adjacent to the airport in Sterling, Connecticut. NASCAR said it was […]
 
The latest stage of the eye-catching St James' Park makeover unveiled
Monday, 16 September 2019 18:46
Newcastle United have commissioned a striking mural on the corner of the Gallowgate Stand as the latest stage of the eye-catching makeover
 
Hungarian minister grilled by EU about 'threats to rule of law'
Monday, 16 September 2019 18:43

Judit Varga called to to account for erosion of press freedom and judicial independence

A Hungarian minister was quizzed for the first time by her EU peers on Monday about Viktor Orbán’s restrictions on media, NGOs and courts – restrictions that are widely seen as eroding democracy and the rule of law.

Before meeting 26 EU affairs ministers, the interior minister, Judit Varga, said member states should “stand on the basis of law” when scrutinising Hungary’s record. “I expect them to avoid double standards; I expect them to prove this procedure is not a political witch-hunt.”

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Lakewood police search for suspect in break-in
Monday, 16 September 2019 18:42
LAKEWOOD – Detectives need your help in identifying a suspect. Police want to talk to the man seen in the pictures in our photo gallery in connection with a breaking and entering at Brennan’s Floral Market. It happened Sept. 12 around 3:30 a.m. If you can help, call police at (216)529-6767.
 
Amber Gill and Jamie Lomas romance rumours swirl after they 'swap numbers' at TV Choice Awards
Monday, 16 September 2019 18:40
Love Island's Amber Gill has been linked to the soap star after they reportedly swapped numbers at the TV Choice Awards
 
Winter Bumpers ride at Alnwick Garden - and Winter Playground - will help launch season of festive fun
Monday, 16 September 2019 18:36
Inflatable land boats will be part of a bumper season of activities at the Northumberland attraction which also include a real snow playground
 
Popular Ponteland restaurant Branches closes its doors for good
Monday, 16 September 2019 18:35
The firm said it is now focusing on its sister Branches Restaurant in Jesmond which opened last year
 
Son Sentenced in Father’s Death
Monday, 16 September 2019 18:32
LARKSVILLE, Pa. — Ulysses Denman had nothing to say as sheriffs deputies brought him out of the court room and into their vehicle to begin his sentence. Moments earlier Denman plead guilty, but mentally ill to third degree murder of his father, William Denman last July and now faces 15-30 years behind bars. Police say Denman shot his father twice in the head in their home in Larksville. Police say Denman gave multiple reasons for killing his father including self-defense […]
 
Sunderland new boys set for their first outings in red and white
Monday, 16 September 2019 18:30
Joel Lynch and Laurens De Bock will play for Sunderland's U23 side against Middlesbrough at Eppleton tonight
 
Everybody is raving about Sky One's new TV Show 'Temple'
Monday, 16 September 2019 18:22
"You can't go wrong with Mark Strong"
 
Horses from states affected by virus banned from entering Ohio
Monday, 16 September 2019 18:21
REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio —  The Ohio Department of Agriculture on Monday announced new veterinary inspection requirements for horses that are coming into Ohio.  The requirements are in place to prevent the spread of the virus known as Vesicular Stomatitis (VSV). According to the ODA, VSV is a viral disease that affects horses, but it can also infect other animals like cattle, sheep, goats and swine.  The disease causes blister-like lesions; it can be very painful to animals.  VSV is highly contagious, […]
 
There's a tax deadline Monday. How to make sure you don't botch it
Monday, 16 September 2019 18:20
Writing a check to the IRS every quarter? Sept. 16 marks the due date for your third quarterly tax payment. What you need to know.
 
Nuisance neighbour jailed after repeatedly breaking court orders
Monday, 16 September 2019 18:06
Stephen Clazie, 48, has been sentenced to a total of 12 months behind bars after breaching a criminal behaviour order and restraining order
 
New security fears jeopardize Saudi Aramco's public stock offering following attack
Monday, 16 September 2019 17:50
While markets await a Saudi update, investors are likely asking how the kingdom left itself so vulnerable, and what it means for the future.
 
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