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110 confirmed dead in Cuba plane crash; black box found

110 confirmed dead in Cuba plane crash; black box found Cuba's worst aviation disaster in decades has killed 110 people, including five children, the country's transport minister confirmed. As two days of national mourning began on Saturday, Adel Yzquierdo said just three people had survived the crash, all of whom were critically injured and are receiving treatment at a hospital in Cuba's...... more

Death toll from listeria outbreak in South Africa rises to more than 200

Death toll from listeria outbreak in South Africa rises to more than 200 The death toll from the world’s largest ever outbreak of the food-borne disease listeria has risen to 204, but the number of new cases has declined sharply after products were recalled, South African authorities said on Thursday. The health department recalled processed meat products known as “polony”, after the source of...... more

Up to 10 reported dead in US school shooting

Up to 10 reported dead in US school shooting   Between eight and 10 people have been killed in a shooting at a Texas high school, say police. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez told reporters the majority of the dead at Santa Fe High School were students. A student is in custody after the attack at the school, which is...... more

Embassy of Israel celebrates opening of U.S. embassy in Jerusalem

  Embassy of Israel celebrates opening of U.S. embassy in Jerusalem   The Embassy of Israel in Nigeria on Friday, commended the United States of America for relocating, on  Monday, its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Mr Nadav Goren, Deputy Chief of Mission of Israel to Nigeria made the commendation in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. Goren stated that...... more

U.S. accuses Cameroon of 'targeted killings' of Anglophones

U.S. accuses Cameroon of 'targeted killings' of Anglophones   The United States has accused the Cameroonian government of "targeted killings", arson and looting in its fight against an Anglophone separatist movement. In a statement following a meeting with President Paul Biya on Thursday, the U.S. ambassador to Cameroon called for dialogue to end an 18-month-old conflict. English-speaking rebels have killed...... more

Trump threatens to dethrone North Korean Leader, give him ‘Gaddafi treatment’

Trump threatens to dethrone North Korean Leader, give him ‘Gaddafi treatment’ US President Donald Trump offered North Korea’s Kim Jong-un guarantees of staying in power if he abandons nuclear weapons, but warned he could end up like Libya’s former leader if he doesn’t. In an effort to put his planned landmark summit with Kim back on track, Trump said on Thursday that North Korea...... more

Zimbabwe public workers reject higher government salary offer

Zimbabwe public workers reject higher government salary offer Zimbabwe’s public sector workers have rejected an improved salary offer of 15 percent from President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government and want wages for the lowest paid employees to more than double, the main public sector union said on Tuesday. The government agreed last week to raise salaries by 10 percent for the...... more

Facebook deactivates 583 million fake accounts

Facebook deactivates 583 million fake accounts Facebook axed 583 million fake accounts in the first three months of 2018, the social media giant said Tuesday, detailing how it enforces “community standards” against sexual or violent images, terrorist propaganda or hate speech. Responding to calls for transparency after the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal, Facebook said those closures...... more

US clears air on location of new embassy in Jerusalem

US clears air on location of new embassy in Jerusalem   Michael Lipin The United States has thrown more light on the location of the country’s new embassy for Israel, housed in a U.S. consulate built in Jerusalem in 2010. U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert referred to the embassy site as being “partly in West Jerusalem” — the portion of...... more

Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse

Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse Facebook announced Monday that is has already suspended some 200 third-party apps for misusing Facebook users’ data. The suspensions were part of the first phase of an ongoing investigation and the company suggested that there will likely be more. The investigation sprung up following reports that political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica...... more

13 Nigerian pilgrims abscond in Israel

   13 Nigerian pilgrims abscond in Israel   No fewer than 13 pilgrims of the 156 who travelled to Israel on pilgrimage last year absconded, the Delta Commissioner of the Bureau for Special Duties, Mr. Ernest Ogwezzy has said. Ogwezzy who spoke in Asaba on Monday said that the pilgrims to the Holy Land, made up of 146...... more

Death, protests mark opening of U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

Death, protests mark opening of U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem   Israeli forces killed 41 Palestinians along the Gaza border on Monday, health officials said, as demonstrators streamed to the frontier on the day the U.S. prepared to open its embassy in Jerusalem. It was the highest Palestinian single-day death toll since a series of protests dubbed the “Great March of Return’’...... more

US opening Jerusalem embassy on territorial anomaly

US opening Jerusalem embassy on territorial anomaly The Jerusalem no man’s land where the U.S. says part of its new embassy to Israel will be located is a territorial quirk of the Arab-Israeli conflict, a quirk that originated at the start of hostilities in 1948. The U.S. will inaugurate the embassy Monday in an existing consular complex at...... more

US agency to help end AIDS, cervical cancer in Africa

US agency to help end AIDS, cervical cancer in Africa The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the George W. Bush Institute, and the UNAIDS have announced The Partnership to End AIDS and Cervical Cancer among HIV-positive women in Africa. PEPFAR, Bush Institute, and UNAIDS said the renewed partnership would accelerate lifesaving efforts to help end AIDS and cervical...... more

Donald Trump, Theresa May discuss way forward on Iran nuclear deal

   Donald Trump, Theresa May discuss way forward on Iran nuclear deal   Prime Minister Theresa May and US president Donald Trump have discussed the impact of America pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, Downing Street said.  The telephone talks covered a range of international issues, a spokesman for Ms May said, “The Prime Minister reiterated the Government’s position on the Iran...... more

Protest, joy as US embassy opens in Jerusalem

Protest, joy as US embassy opens in Jerusalem With the opening Monday of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, the region is bracing for both celebrations and unrest. The United States plans to host about 800 guests at an opening ceremony of its embassy. U.S. President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will be on hand, while Trump addresses the...... more

92-year-old veteran politician on course to become the world’s oldest elected Prime Minister

92-year-old veteran politician on course to become the world’s oldest elected Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is on course to become the world's oldest elected leader at 92, after a shock victory in Malaysia's bitterly fought election. The former PM came out of retirement and defected to the opposition to take on his one-time protégé Najib Razak, beset by corruption allegations. His historic win has...... more

Students go naked in class to protest discrimination

Students go naked in class to protest discrimination Students and their teacher were left confused after a Cornell University New York, senior Letitia Chai, delivered her honours thesis after stripping down to her bra and underwear in the class to protest against oppressive beliefs and discrimination. At least two dozen of the students also undressed in solidarity. Chai removed...... more

US withdraws from Iran nuclear deal

US withdraws from Iran nuclear deal   President Donald Trump on Tuesday pulled the United States out of the 2015 international agreement aimed at restraining Iran's nuclear program, contending that it is a “disastrous” pact that won't keep Tehran from developing nuclear weapons and endangering the world. The U.S. leader said he is reimposing the “highest levels of economic...... more

Israeli minister threatens Assad over any Iranian attacks from Syria

Israeli minister threatens Assad over any Iranian attacks from Syria   An Israeli official said Monday his country would kill Syrian President Bashar al-Assad if Iran used Syrian territory to launch attacks on Israel. “If Syrian President Bashar al-Assad continues allowing Iran to operate within Syrian territory, Israel will liquidate him and topple his regime,” Yuval Steinitz, the Israeli minister of national infrastructure,...... more

White House releases list of attendees for Jerusalem embassy opening

White House releases list of attendees for Jerusalem embassy opening The White House has announced the list of attendees at next week’s ceremony marking the controversial relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem – with President Donald Trump not being part of the delegation. Instead, a five-person mission, including Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner and the US...... more

US erects Embassy signboard in Jerusalem

US erects Embassy signboard in Jerusalem   One week before the formal opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem, the city has posted the first signs officially pointing visitors to the facility’s location. Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat posted a picture of himself near the new sign on his Facebook page, writing, “This is not a dream –...... more

Terrorism is an instrument used by some countries to achieve their foreign policy objectives — UAE Parliamentary Speaker

Terrorism is an instrument used by some countries  to achieve their foreign policy objectives — UAE Parliamentary Speaker The viability of implementing several parliamentary proposals to support international efforts to combat terrorism and eliminate its sources of funding is currently being studied, according to Dr Amal Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the UAE Federal National Council (UAE Parliament) and President of the High-level Advisory Group on Countering Terrorism and Violent...... more

14 arrested in India for burning girl to death after rape

14 arrested in India for burning girl to death after rape   Fourteen people have been arrested over the alleged gang-rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl in India’s eastern state of Jharkhand, officials said on Saturday. The teenage girl was burnt alive inside her home in the Chatra district on Friday, allegedly by men who had raped her a night before. The arrests...... more

Anti-Putin protests rock Russia, opposition leader arrested

Anti-Putin protests rock Russia, opposition leader arrested   Russian's most widely known opposition leader Alexei Navalny, along with hundreds of his supporters, were detained Saturday as street demonstrations unfolded in Moscow and 90 other Russian cities to protest Vladimir Putin's inauguration for a fourth presidential term. Within minutes of Navalny arriving at the protest in central Moscow, he was arrested...... more

4 killed, 3 trapped as earthquake hits South African mine

4 killed, 3 trapped as earthquake hits South African mine Four miners were killed and three others were trapped underground after an earthquake hit a gold mine outside Johannesburg, its owners said Friday. Thirteen miners were initially trapped about three kilometres (two miles) below the surface, James Wellsted, spokesman for mining company Sibanye-Stillwater, said in a statement. Six of the rescued...... more

Mozambique: Presidential hopeful dies before election

Mozambique: Presidential hopeful dies before election Former Mozambican guerrilla leader Afonso Dhlakama, who was due to run for the presidency next year, died on Thursday aged 65. Dhlakama, who headed the former rebel Mozambique National Resistance (Renamo) movement, was found dead in the central town of Gorongosa, a party stronghold, state broadcaster TVM said on Thursday. It...... more

Dust storms kill 76 in India, injures many others

Dust storms kill 76 in India, injures many others At least 76 people have died and scores more were injured in fierce dust storms that hit the northern Indian states of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. The storms on Wednesday disrupted electricity, uprooted trees, destroyed houses and killed livestock. Many of the dead were sleeping when their houses collapsed after being...... more

Sex scandal threatens Nobel Prize for Literature

Sex scandal threatens Nobel Prize for Literature The institution that awards the Nobel Prize for Literature is mired in a sexual and financial scandal so deep that this year's prize may be postponed for the first time in more than seven decades. In recent weeks, six members of the Swedish Academy – one of Sweden’s most highly respected...... more

650m Africans live without electricity, says AfDB

650m Africans live without electricity, says AfDB The African Development Bank, (AfDB) says that no fewer than 650 milliolectricity. Dr Victor Oladokun, AfDB Director, Communication and Media Relations, disclosed this on Wednesday while welcoming African Journalists on a Media Tour to Saemaul Undong Model village project, in Yamoussoukro, Cote d’Ivoire. “About 650 million people in Africa are currently...... more

 

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