Justin Bieber reveals he has Lyme disease, children rescued from an illegal orphanage, Harry Kane out till April. Stay in the know with our Rave News Digest which summarizes five of the hottest global news you need to catch up on, saving you time and energy. Consider it your daily news fix.
Here is a rundown of five of the hottest news topics…
1. Children rescued from ‘illegal’ Nigerian orphanages
Police in northern Nigeria says they have rescued 27 children from two illegal orphanages operating in Kano and Kaduna states. The children were rescued from the Du Merci orphanage, which has two branches, police spokesman Abdullahi Haruna told the media.
“Nineteen children were rescued from the orphanage in Kano and eight from their Kaduna branch,” Mr Haruna said. The main branch was in Kano, where it has been operating in a busy neighbourhood in the centre of the city for 25 years. But police said the orphanage had no “clearance” and had not been registered.
The owner has been arrested and charged in court with running illegal orphanages. All the children have been transferred to a government-owned orphanage in neighbouring Nasarawa state.
2. Violence mars Malawi anti-police protests
A protest against the alleged rape and sexual assault of women by police officers has turned violent in Malawi, against the organisers’ pleas.
Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of the capital, Lilongwe, to demand the arrest and prosecution of police officers named in an official report by the Malawi Human Rights Commission as having raped and sexually assaulted women in Nsundwe, a town 35km (21 miles) west of Lilongwe.
Angry protesters reportedly threw stones at police officers, buildings and passing cars, smashing windscreens. Small shops owned by foreign nationals, especially Burundians, were also targeted.
3. Justin Bieber reveals he has Lyme disease
Pop superstar Justin Bieber announced Wednesday that he has Lyme disease. In a post on Instagram. Justin Bieber said he will address his struggle with Lyme disease, which is contracted through a tick bite, in a YouTube documentary.
“It’s been a rough couple of years but getting the right treatment that will help treat this so far incurable disease and I will be back and better than ever,” the 25-year-old entertainer wrote in the post’s caption.
He called out critics who he says have been unfairly commenting on his looks by saying he looks like he is “on meth.” “They failed to realize I’ve been recently diagnosed with Lyme disease, not only that but had a serious case of chronic mono which affected my, skin, brain function, energy, and overall health.”
In subsequent Instagram posts and on his Instagram story later in the day, Bieber thanked his fans for supporting his new song “Yummy,” released last week.
4. Ukraine jet that crashed may have been shot down: officials
Ukraine’s top security official said on Thursday that its passenger airliner that crashed in Iran, killing all 176 passengers and crew on board, may have been downed by a Russian-made missile. The plane, carrying mostly Iranians and Iranian-Canadians, crashed on Wednesday amid a spiralling escalation between Tehran and Washington.
US officials have claimed that the plane was most likely brought down accidentally by Iranian air defences, as President Donald Trump said he had a “terrible feeling” about the tragedy while offering no evidence. “Somebody could have made a mistake,” Trump told reporters, adding that he had suspicions about the crash but giving no other details.
5. Tottenham striker Harry Kane will undergo surgery on hamstring and is out until April
Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been ruled out until April after the club said he needs surgery on a hamstring injury. Kane, 26, suffered the injury during Tottenham’s defeat at Southampton on New Year’s Day.
No timescale was originally given on the England captain’s return but Spurs now say specialists have advised surgery is required. He will return to training in April, two months before Euro 2020 begins.
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