World Briefs: Boko Haram chief resurfaces in video

Boko Haram chief resurfaces in video

KANO (Nigeria) • The embattled leader of militant group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, resurfaced in a video posted online yesterday, rejecting assertions by the Nigerian army that he had been seriously wounded. "Oh tyrants, I'm in a happy state, in good health and in safety," Shekau said in the 40-minute video released on YouTube and dated Sept 25. The Nigerian army said on Aug 23 that the long-time militant chief had been seriously wounded in the shoulder in an air raid in which several commanders were killed.


Stolen royal photos offered for sale

LONDON • British police said they had arrested a suspect following reports that 3,000 photographs had been hacked from Ms Pippa Middleton, sister-in-law of Prince William, and were being touted for sale. The pictures were reported by The Sun and Daily Mail newspapers to have been stolen from Ms Middleton's iCloud account and included shots of her sister Kate, Prince George, three, and Princess Charlotte, one. Someone had been in touch with media via the encrypted messaging service WhatsApp to offer them for sale, the reports added.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 26, 2016, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe