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Melania Trump And Son Move Into The White House

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Melania Trump and son Barron have moved into the White House - five months after her husband Donald took office. Mrs Trump and the couple's 11-year-old son had stayed behind in New York so Barron could finish the school year. The decision was seen as unusual by some, as she was the...

Kenya Thwart Terror Attack Planned By Somali Militants

3 months ago /

Kenya has seized six men suspected of planning an attack sponsored by the al-Shabab militant group from neighbouring Somalia, the head of Kenyan police says, reports Reuters news agency. "The six had been dispatched from Burhanche in Somalia by their commanders to launch attacks in Kenya," Joseph Boinnet, the inspector general...

Macron’s Party Set To Win Parliamentary Vote In France

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France’s prime minister has declared victory for President Emmanuel Macron’s fledgling party in the French parliamentary election’s first round, as projected results show his centrist bloc on course for a massive majority to push through his pro-business reforms. “France is back,” Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Sunday, as he said...

ECOWAS Approves Morocco’s Membership Application

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The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, has in principle, approved Morocco’s membership application, despite the country being in North Africa. Ecowas is made up of 15 West African nations, none of which shares a border with Morocco. Members enjoy free trade and movement of people. Morocco’s application comes after it...

Zuckerberg Praises Nigeria’s Lola Omolola

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has praised a US-based Nigerian woman who runs a secret Facebook group where members discuss "everything from marriage and sex to health issues and work problems". Female IN or FIN group was founded two years ago and has more than one million members. Mr Zuckerberg said the group...

Bill Cosby’s Criminal Sexual Assault Case To Begin In Pennsylvania

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Comedian,  Bill Cosby, goes on trial for sexual assault on Monday, June 5 in Pennsylvania, the culmination of years of allegations that have torpedoed his show business career. He arrived at a court in the Philadelphia suburb of Norristown, accompanied by actress, Keshia Knight Pulliam, who played his daughter Rudy Huxtable...

Qatar Row: Five Countries Cut Links With Doha

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Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region. They say Qatar backs militant groups including so-called Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda, which Qatar has denied. The Saudi state news agency, SPA,  said Riyadh had closed its borders, severing...

Donald Trump Pulls US Out Of Paris Climate Accord To 'Put American Workers First'

3 months ago /

Donald Trump has announced that he will withdraw the US from the Paris climate change agreement. The decision was condemned immediately by environmental campaigners and by the president’s political opponents who said it heralded the death of America’s position as a global leader. However, Mr Trump held out the hope of a...

CNN Fires Comedian Over Decapitated Trump Photo

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US television network CNN on Wednesday fired a comedian from its annual New Year's Eve coverage after she provoked outrage for being photographed holding up a prop depicting Donald Trump's bloodied severed head. The US president castigated Kathy Griffin saying she "should be ashamed of herself" for the grisly-looking photograph. "My...

Sri Lanka Floods Leave 600,000 People Displaced

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Foreign aid begins to trickle into Sri Lanka where the worst floods in more than a decade have killed 202 people.

Ethiopia Shuts Off Mobile Internet Without Explanation

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Ethiopia said on Wednesday it had deactivated mobile internet service, but offered no explanation for the countrywide outage that also briefly affected the African Union headquarters and a massive UN facility. This is the second time in recent months that Africa’s second most populous country has turned off its mobile data...

 

Former China Statistics Chief Gets Life For Corruption

3 months ago /

A Chinese court on Wednesday jailed for life the former head of the statistics bureau after finding him guilty of corruption, the latest official to be brought down in President Xi Jinping's war on corruption. A court in the city of Zhangjiakou found Wang Baoan had illegally accepted the equivalent of...

13 South Sudan Soldiers On Trial Over Rape Of Aid Workers

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Thirteen South Sudanese soldiers have gone on trial accused of raping foreign aid workers and murdering their local colleague. The incident in the capital, Juba, last July resulted in a UN report which accused UN peacekeepers of failing in their duty to protect civilians. It happened as rival forces in the civil...

Morocco Protests: Thousands Demand Release Of Nasser Zefzafi

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Thousands of people have demonstrated in the northern Moroccan city of Al-Hoceima, demanding the release of a well-known activist. Reports say riot police were involved in a tense stand-off with protesters, but later retreated. Protesters rallied after Nasser Zefzafi was arrested on Monday charged with threatening national security. Mr Zefzafi has organised months of protests...

Manuel Noriega Dead: Panama's Former Strongman Dies In Hospital Aged 83

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Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who spied for the CIA before his drug trafficking and brutal regime sparked a US invasion in 1989, has died aged 83. President Juan Carlos Varela announced Noriega's death on Twitter late on Monday, and said his passing marked the closing of a chapter in Panama's history. "The...

North Korea Warns Of 'Bigger Gift Package' For U.S. After Latest Test

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test of a new ballistic missile controlled by a precision guidance system and ordered the development of more powerful strategic weapons, the North's official KCNA news agency reported on Tuesday. The missile launched on Monday was equipped with an advanced automated pre-launch sequence...

United States Express Its Commitment To Support President Buhari In The Anti-Corruption On War

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The United States has expressed its commitment to continue to support Buhari administration in the anti-corruption on war. The acting deputy chief of mission, us embassy, Alan Tousignant stated this at a forum called the access Nigeria share for in Abuja. Tousignant noted the story partnership between Nigeria and the United States...

Trump To Create ‘War Room’ In White House

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Once President Trump wraps up an initial foreign trip that aides believe has gone very well, the Commander-in-Chief plans to strike quickly next week to beef up the White House staff with a “war room” aimed at taking the fight to the administration’s critics more aggressively, according to two advisers...

Ariana Grande Suspends European Concert Tour After Manchester Bombing

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Shows at London’s O2 Arena among those cancelled after Manchester suicide bombing kills 22.

Wenger Condoles Victims Of Manchester Arena Terror Attack

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Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger, has joined the growing number of tributes to the victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack. He said that for people to be killed while enjoying themselves at a concert is “absolutely unacceptable”. The 67-year-old joined those comments on Wednesday morning ahead of Arsenal’s FA Cup final against...


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