Saturday , 22 October 2016

World news

U.N Names Wonder Woman Ambassador On Women Empowerment

Wonder Woman

It might take some getting used to but the United Nations has named comic book character, Wonder Woman its Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Woman and Girls. The announcement on October 21, 2016, coincided with the character’s 75th birthday as the U.N disclosed in a statement; ‘On 21 October …

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Train Derails In Cameroon, Leaving 53 Dead


In tragic circumstances, a passenger train derailed in Cameroon yesterday with 1,300 people om board. The train, which has a maximum capacity of 600 was traveling from Yaounde to Douala when it derailed near Eseka. Ministry of Transport officials has confirmed that 53 people died in the accident which occurred on …

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Burkina Faso Quashes Coup Attempt


Burkina Faso’s government has reportedly quashed yet another coup attempt just a year after a foiled coup attempt by members of the Presidential guard on September 30, 2015. In September 2015, members of the elite Presidential guard installed Compaore’s former Chief of staff, General Gilbert Diendere as Head of state before the …

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Northern governors meet with US Secretary of State, John Kerry in Washington


10 of the 19 Northern state governors who are currently on a week-long working visit to the US, met with U.S secretary of State, Sen. John Kerry at the State Department. The meetings according to media reports focused on deepening collaboration on conflicts elimination, prevention, humanitarian aide and partnerships on …

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Donald Trump And Hilary Clinton Trade Jokes At Charity Event

Clinton, Dolan and Trump sit together at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner in New York

US Presidential nominees, Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton of the Republican and Democratic party respectively, traded jabs at a charity event held in New York on Thursday. The event was the annual Alfred E Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a charity event meant to raise money for impoverished children throughout New …

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TIME’s Most Influential Teens Of 2016


TIME magazine has released their annual list of the 30 Most Influential teens, and this year’s list includes tons of names you’ll instantly recognize. From actors to activist, athletes and musicians, here are the 30 most phenomenal teens for 2016. Activist Malala Yousafzai, 19 Role model Sasha Obama, 15 Role …

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When Voters Google ‘Donald Trump Iraq’: Here’s What They Found


Google saw a surge in searches of the term “Donald Trump Iraq” during the third and final presidential debate yesterday, when Donald Trump once again denied that he supported the invasion of Iraq in 2003. His rival in the debate, Hillary Clinton wanted everyone to know that’s not the case …

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Man Beaten To Death In Germany After Urinating Near Church


A man in Southern Germany was beaten to death by four men after he publicly urinated near a church, police said on Thursday. Police are searching for the four men who hurled insults and attacked the 51-year-old man recently after he was seen urinating close to a church in Freiburg, …

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Neymar Set to Surpass Lionel Messi as Barcelona’s Highest Paid Player


Brazilian soccer player Neymar looks set to become Barcelona’s highest earner when he signs his new contract at the Nou Camp on Friday. The pay package according to Marca surpasses that of five-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi. The report says, the €25m which the 24-year-old Brazilian stands to be …

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Donald Trump’s Campaign Manager Hangs out With Barack Obama’s Half-Brother Malik


Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, spent time with President Obama’s half-brother, before the final Presidential debate yesterday. Kellyanne shared a photo with Malik Obama on social media and wrote; “Malik Obama and I hanging post-debate prep today. He told me why he is a Republican and voting for @realDonalTrump.” …

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‘Killer Clown’ Dies In Cambodia After Stepping On Landmine

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The viral killer clown craze which has swept the US and gradually spreading all over the world has had its tragic moment in the Asian country of Cambodia. According to reports, a man wearing a killer clown mask died after stepping on a landmine. The man was said to have dressed …

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3 Takeaways From The Final U.S Presidential Debate


Republican candidate, Donald Trump faced off with his Democratic Party candidate, Hillary Clinton in the third and final U.S Presidential debate. Most polls showed Hillary won the first two debates and Trump had challenged his rival to take a drug test before Wednesday’s debate. That drug test never happened and …

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Michelle Obama Steals the Spotlight at Barack’s Last State Dinner


Barack and Michelle Obama hosted their final state dinner at the White House on Tuesday night. First Lady Michelle Obama dazzled the crowd in a floor-length rose gold Atelier Versace gown as she joined her husband to welcome visiting Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife, Agnese Landini. Prime …

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Indonesian Woman Caned For ‘Standing Too Close To Her Boyfriend’


The international community has had its eyebrows raised following the emergence of a photograph showing an Indonesian woman caned on Monday in front of a jeering crowd after being accused of “standing too close to her boyfriend”. The unidentified woman was among 13 people flogged in Aceh province on the western island of Sumatra for allegedly breaking …

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Photos From The Obama’s Last State Dinner (Photos)


It was a ‘bittersweet moment’ for the Obamas on Tuesday night as they welcomed Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife for an official visit and the final state dinner of the president’s time in office. The final state dinner of Obama’s presidency featured a mix of guests from the …

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Northern Nigeria governors Attend Symposium in Washington D.C


Governors of the 19 northern states in Nigeria are presently in Washington DC to attend a special symposium organised by United States Institute of Peace (USIP). The visiting governors are expected to spend three days in the U.S Capital to discuss, designed and amongst other things, seek possible ways of …

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Plastic Bottles Cause Cancer And Diabetes – Scientists


Scientists and researchers have identified plastic bottles to be dangerous to health because they contain hormone-disrupting chemicals that can cause cancer, diabetes, ADHD and autism. They said endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) interfere with the body’s hormonal system, affecting development and leaving the body open to a staggering range of diseases. They …

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Final Showdown: Clinton, Trump Set For Last Debate In Vegas


Democrat Hillary Clinton and rival Donald Trump wade into their last presidential debate Wednesday with the Republican candidate spiraling downward in the polls amid allegations of s*xual misconduct and wild charges of a “rigged” US election. With less than three weeks to go before Americans cast ballots November 8, polls …

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Saudi Prince Executed For Murder

Saudi Arabian prince

A Saudi prince, Turki bin Saud al-Kabir has been executed for murder. Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir was put to death for the murder of a man, Adel bin Suleiman al-Muhaimeed,  during a brawl in Riyadh three years ago. He was convicted by a General court but the manner of his …

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Writes Thank-you Letter to Michelle Obama


Four amazing writers were recently selected to pen thank-you notes to outgoing U.S First Lady Michelle Obama, who has spent the past eight years quietly and confidently changing the course of American history. On the latest issue of New York Times Magazine, Nigerian Author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie alongside #1 New …

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