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Three killed and one injured in stabbing and shooting incident in Japan – media

Tokyo - Three people were killed and one injured in a shooting and stabbing incident in a city in rural Japan on Thursday, with the perpetrator having barricaded himself inside a building, media reported.

Man opened plane door in mid-air because he was ‘uncomfortable’ – report

A passenger on an Asiana Airlines 020560.KS flight told police he opened a door on the plane minutes before it landed in Daegu, South Korea, on Friday because he was "uncomfortable", Yonhap News Agency reported.

Ugandan lawyer shot dead as he arrived home

A Ugandan lawyer has been shot dead in central Wakiso region, north-west of capital Kampala. Police told local media that Ronald Mukisa, 45, was killed on Tuesday night as he was arriving home.

How Much Sleep Do You Need? -Recommended Hours by Age

“I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” This seems to be a popular mantra amongst the go-getters of the world. In fact, I’d be willing to wager you’ve heard of at least one highly successful person who prides themselves on their ability to consistently crush goals with as little as three or four hours of sleep per night.[1]

WWF Zambia urges gov’t to halt mining in Lower Zambezi

THE World Wide Fund (WWF) Zambia has appealed to government to review and cancel the mining licence for the large-scale mining operations in the Lower Zambezi National Park.

LCC cites seven for noise pollution

THE Lusaka City Council (LCC) has summoned seven people to appear before the Fast Track Court for playing loud music (noise pollution) in the central business district....

Drunkards punch ‘nosy’ pastor

SANFROSSA MANYINDA writes A preacher of Lusaka’s Kaunda Square area was turned into a punching bag by irate patrons trying to stop some ‘lost souls’ from taking...

Chilenje Fire Station works stall

RABECCA BANDA  writes RESIDENTS of Chilenje Township and surrounding areas are concerned about the stalled works at the community fire station site. One Chilenje resident, Enoch Mwepu described the...

Street vendors want their trading places back

MUTINTA MULAYE writes FOLLOWING the banning of street vending in Lusaka last year after the cholera outbreak, some street vendors want their positions back as...

Lusaka outskirts to receive facelift

MUKWIMA CHILALA   writes LUSAKA City Council is working on upgrading peri-urban areas, Mayor Miles Sampa has said. Mr Sampa said the areas that the council would target for...

Lusambo breathes fire, promises sanity

MUKWIMA CHILALA  writes ILLEGAL land allocation and encroachment, and street vending are the challenges Lusaka Province is facing, provincial minister Bowman Lusambo has said. And Mr Lusambo says...