Tuesday , 21 February 2017

World news

CCTV footage showing the assassination of North Korea leader’s half-brother released

Video purportedly showing the moment a woman grabbed Kim Jong-nam from behind and allegedly wiped a fast-acting poison on his face at Kuala Lumpur International Airport is released by a Japanese network. CCTV footage purportedly showing the deadly assault in Malaysia on the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un …

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Nigerians Suffer Fresh Xeophobic Attacks In South Africa

The Nigerian Community in South Africa have confirmed attacks and looting of Nigerian-owned businesses in Pretoria West on Saturday. Mr Ikechukwu Anyene, President, Nigeria Union, told the News Agency of Nigeria on telephone from Pretoria, South Africa, that the attacks began at 4.00 a.m. He said that the union had …

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Suspected North Korean assassin thought she was taking part in TV prank

An Indonesian woman arrested over the assassination of the North Korean leader’s half-brother was “duped” into believing that she was taking part in a TV prank show, officials said on Friday (Feb 17). Siti Aisyah is among three people detained over the Cold War-style killing of Kim Jong Nam in …

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Mugabe can run in election ‘as a corpse’ – Wife

Zimbabwe’s 92-year-old President Robert Mugabe should run “as a corpse” in next year’s election if he dies before the vote, his wife said Friday. Grace Mugabe accused some ruling ZANU-PF party officials of plotting to take over from her husband and said that even if he dies, supporters should put …

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Watch Trump’s ‘offensive’ question to a black reporter during a press conference

US president Donald Trump has once again placed himself in controversy after he asked a black reporter at a free-wheeling press conference to arrange a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus, an organisation representing the black members of the United States Congress. “Do you want to set up the meeting?” Trump asked …

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Scientists discover new continent

According to a new report, scientists have discovered a mostly-underwater continent called Zealandia. The new continent is now 94 percent submerged underwater, although it includes notable islands like New Zealand and New Caledonia, according to researchers at GNS Science (New Zealand’s geoscience agency). The continent is a 3 million-square-mile region …

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Trump aides spoke with senior Russian officials during campaign

Trump aides spoke with senior Russian officials during the presidential campaign, it has been revealed. US intelligence agencies know advisers to President Donald Trump during his campaign for president were in contact with known Russian intelligence agents, according to reports late Tuesday night. Four US government officials told The New York …

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Trump’s national security adviser Michael Flynn quits over contacts with Russia

US President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned and the White House confirmed the resignation, announcing that Trump had named Lt. General Joseph Keith Kellogg, Jr. as acting national security adviser. Flynn’s resignation comes after days of speculation about his status within the administration and intense scrutiny into …

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Trump Invites Buhari To White House, Pledges Military Support Against Boko Haram

The much awaited telephone conversation between President Muhammadu Buhari and U.S President Donald Trump has taken place, with Buhari now in London, congratulating Trump on his ascendancy as the President of the United States. Trump in return invited Buhari to visit him in Washington at his earliest convenience. It was …

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Melania Trump files suit against the Daily Mail

US first lady Melania Trump has refiled a £121 million libel lawsuit against the corporation that publishes the Daily Mail’s website, this time in New York, for reporting rumours that she worked as an escort. In the new filing, Trump’s lawyers argue the report damaged her ability to profit from …

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The world’s longest non-stop commercial flight has landed in New Zealand

The world’s longest commercial flight landed in New Zealand Monday with the arrival of Qatar Airways’ 14,535-kilometre Doha-Auckland service, the airline announced. “We’ve officially landed in Auckland,” the airline tweeted as flight QR920 landed at 7.25am, five minutes ahead of schedule after a 16-hour, 23-minute flight. The long-range Boeing 777-200LR …

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Queen Elizabeth II becomes first British monarch to reach the Sapphire Jubilee

The Queen Elizabeth II has made history as the first British monarch to reach their Sapphire Jubilee. February 6, the anniversary of the day she became Queen, marked 65 years of her reign. There are no grand festivities planned to mark the head-of-state’s new milestone. However, to commemorate the anniversary of the …

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Uber CEO quits Trump advisory group over immigration order

The chief executive officer of online transportation network company, Uber, has resigned from one of President Donald Trump’s advisory boards following a week of boycotts by customers. Travis Kalanick dropped off Trump’s business advisory council Thursday, a turnaround from his insistence earlier in the week that being on the council was …

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Zanu-PF Calls For Donation Of Cows Ahead Of Mugabe’s 93rd Birthday

Zimbabwe’s ruling party, ZANU-PF has called for donations of cows from citizens ahead of the 93rd birthday celebration of long time President, Robert Mugabe. The party, in an advertorial in the New Herald newspaper disclosed that 150 head of cow was needed to feed the President’s visitors. Although donations are …

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Rainstorm Leaves Ghana’s Parliament Without A Roof

Proceedings at Ghana’s Parliament ended abruptly after an intense rainstorm ripped off parts of the building’s rooftop as staff scampered to get buckets to collect water from affected areas. The building was only renovated two years ago but the rainstorm flooded the building, damaging several equipment damaged.

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South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province To Give Schoolgirls Free Sanitary Pads

In an effort to reduce the school dropout rate among young girls, South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province will give out free sanitary pads to girls on their periods. Millions of South Africa’s poorest female students miss school because many of them cannot afford to buy sanitary pads. 3,000 schools in the …

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Moroccan king Makes historic appearance at AU summit

After a 33-year absence, Morocco has been readmitted into the African Union and the King of the North African state made a historic appearance at the AU summit in Addis Ababa. Several countries, led by South Africa, Algeria and Zimbabwe, had expressed concern about Morocco but King Mohammed VI has …

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Former Super Eagles Defender, Taye Taiwo joins Swiss Club

Former Nigeria international, Taye Taiwo, has completed a transfer to FC Lausanne-Sport of Switzerland. Taiwo, 31, joined the Swiss club from Finland’s HJK Helsinki where he left as a free agent. FC Lausanne-Sport issued a statement on Monday confirming the deal. “FC Lausanne-Sport is proud to announce the arrival of …

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Trump sacks US Attorney General for refusing to back his travel ban

Sally Yates, a Barack Obama appointee, had written an extraordinary letter by historical standards, telling Justice Department lawyers not to defend the Trump executive order, which has spurred protests at airports throughout the country, Heavy reported. “The acting attorney general, Sally Yates, has betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing …

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Morocco rejoins African Union after 33 years

The African Union (AU) on Monday admitted Morocco as its 55th member, through an overwhelming consensus rather than the usual voting process. African leaders, who convened in Addis Ababa for the 28th AU ordinary session, decided to debate the question of Morocco’s membership and “reached a consensus,” according to several …

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