Five children killed in attack on Cameroonian school, say officials

DOUALA (Reuters) – Gunmen killed five children and badly wounded about nine others when they opened fire in a school in the city of Kumba in Cameroon’s Southwest region on Saturday, officials told Reuters. The officials blamed the attack on secessionist insurgents who are seeking to form a breakaway state…

Thailand’s prime minister calls for calm as protesters’ deadline nears

Thailand’s government and the country’s pro-democracy movement appeared no closer to resolving their differences Saturday, as the protesters’ evening deadline for Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to step down approached. Prayuth’s office issued a statement repeating his plea to resolve differences through Parliament, which will discuss the political situation in a…

Multi-million pound cannabis haul found in shipping container in Dublin

Cannabis worth an estimated €7m (£6.4m) has been found in a shipping container in Dublin. The container had 352kg of herbal cannabis and had arrived in the Irish city port from Spain. Three men, aged 31, 47 and 49, have been arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking offences. They were…

Europe Moves to Protect Nature, but Faces Criticism Over Subsidizing Farms

The European Union’s Environment Council on Friday endorsed the proposal by the president of the European Union to create protected areas for 30 percent of the continent’s land and water by 2030, along with legally binding measures to tighten forest protections. But Europe’s governing body also was criticized by environmental…