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Parents plan to join ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ campaign
DAPCHI (Nigeria): Parents of schoolgirls newly abducted in northeastern Nigeria plan to join the Bring Back Our Girls movement that gained global prominence in a bid to win freedom for their girls, a community leader said.
 Militant group Boko Haram is suspected to have kidnapped scores of girls on Monday from a school in Dapchi village, Yobe state. Most are thought to be teenagers.
 It would be the largest mass abduction since
 
 
Hair to stay: Australia mullet heads celebrate hairstyle revival
Kurri Kurri (Australia): "Business at the front, party at the back" was the mantra for the crowd of Australians sporting a mullet haircut at an inaugural festival celebrating the vintage style on Saturday.
 More than 150 people showcasing the hairstyle popular in the 1970s and 80s flocked to a small town north of Sydney for the event, swishing their locks and parading their chops to cheering fans.
 The mullet has remained a staple
   
Charged 'Putin's chef' runs news sites along with troll army
MOSCOW: He's been indicted in the US for meddling in the 2016 presidential election with an army of trolls and his private military company has trodden battlefields in Ukraine and Syria. Still, the Russian multimillionaire dubbed "Putin's chef" runs yet another asset that is valuable to the Kremlin: a sprawling Russian media empire. St. Petersburg restaurateur Yevgeny Prigozhin is believed to control more than a dozen news portals
 
 
More than 1 in 10 French women raped, says survey
PARIS: More than one in ten French women have been raped at least once, according to a study on sexual violence published on Saturday as the global abuse scandal widens.
 Twelve per cent of the 2,167 women polled by the Fondation Jean Jaures think tank said they had suffered "sexual penetration with violence, constraint or surprise," the legal definition of rape in France. Five per cent said it had happened more than once.
   
DR Congo bans anti-Kabila protest march
KINSHASA: The authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have banned a protest march planned on Sunday against President Joseph Kabila, after two similar rallies were brutally put down last month. 
Kinshasa governor Andre Kimbuta told the Catholic organisers in a letter on Saturday that without an agreed route, the city authorities "cannot guarantee proper supervision" of the demonstration.
Kimbuta's decision came after
 
 
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