Polling stations open in eastern Congo for presidential election

One of the world's powder-keg countries faces a crunch test on Dec. 30 when Democratic Republic of Congo heads into elections marred by delays, clashes and fears of polling-day chaos. (AFP)
Updated 30 December 2018
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Polling stations open in eastern Congo for presidential election

  • The presidential election that is to lead to the country’s first democratic transfer of power
  • The last polls are scheduled to close at 1700 (1600 GMT)

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo: Polling stations opened in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday for a presidential election that is meant to lead to the country’s first democratic transfer of power, according to a Reuters witness in the city of Goma.
Due to the time difference, voting is due to start an hour later in western parts of the Central African country. The last polls are scheduled to close at 1700 (1600 GMT), although voting will continue for those still in line.


Knife attacker injures four staff at Oslo school: police

Norway police said they apprehended the attacker and the motive was not immediately clear. (AFP file photo)
Updated 19 March 2019
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Knife attacker injures four staff at Oslo school: police

  • The four victims, all school employees, were taken to hospital with minor injuries

OSLO: An attacker armed with a knife injured a teacher and three other staff at a school in Oslo on Tuesday, police said.
Police said they apprehended the attacker and the motive was not immediately clear.
The four victims, all school employees, were taken to hospital with minor injuries, police told Norwegian news agency NTB.