Boko Haram fighters gun down 19 herders in northeast Nigeria Dec 16, 2019 0 624 12345 Kinshasa: At least 30 people have died following a landslide at a gold mine in north-eastern Congo, authorities said on Sunday.Provincial mining minister Dieudonne Apasa told dpa that 30 bodies had been recovered from the rubble so far, and that the death toll was likely to rise.“It is not yet known how many miners were in the mine,” he said, adding that they were about 17 metres underground when the “earth collided with them.” The accident occurred on Friday at the Ndiyo artisanal gold mine in Watsa in the Haut-Uele province, near the border with Uganda. (DPA) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Calm broken as clashes break out in Hong Kong malls Dec 16, 2019 0 664 Lebanon’s interior minister orders probe after protest violence Dec 16, 2019 0 159 Backer of Iraq anti-govt protests killed in Baghdad Dec 16, 2019 0 162 Turkey’s Erdogan meets Libyan leader as regional tensions rise AFP Istanbul Recep Tayyip Erdogan held talks with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj in Istanbul on Sunday, just days after the Turkish leader said he was ready to send troops into Libya if requested by Tripoli. The .. Libya closes Egypt embassy indefinitely citing ‘security’ reasons Cairo: Libya’s embassy in Egypt was closed indefinitely from Sunday, the mission said on its Facebook page citing security concerns. It however flatly denied in a separate statement reports suggesting that some .. Hong Konger ‘missing’ after crossing China bridge checkpoint AFP Hong Kong Hong Kong’s immigration department said on Sunday they have received reports a man went missing on a cross-border mega bridge to the gambling hub of Macau that currently hosts a Chinese mainland police .. Schools closed in Iran as heavy smog causes pollution spike Tehran: Air pollution forced schools to close on Sunday in parts of Iran including Tehran, as the capital lay under a thick cloud of smog considered hazardous to health. The pollution level in the capital was “unhealthy .. Israeli diplomat rebuffs anti-Semitic claim against German envoy DPA Berlin Jeremy Issacharoff, the Israeli ambassador to Germany, has defended Germany’s UN ambassador against accusations of anti-Semitism. “We can have differences at times on policy issues and that does not mean .. At least 22 people killed by rebels in latest eastern Congo attack Goma: At least 22 people have been killed in the Beni territory of eastern Congo, the latest in a number of fatal attacks in the region this month, authorities confirmed on Sunday. The attack took place in the village of ..