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New U.S. Visa Lottery Program kicks off

New U.S. Visa Lottery Program kicks off A new enrollment period for the U.S. Diversity Immigrant Visa Program – also known as the Green Card Lottery – begins Wednesday. All applicants must apply between October 18 and November 22 to have their entries considered. The original new registration period began October 3, but had to be scratched after...... more

North Korea develops weapon that could ‘kill 90 per cent of Americans’

North Korea develops weapon that could ‘kill 90 per cent of Americans’ Experts have warned Congress that it is ignoring a newly-developed weapon from North Korea which could shut down the US power grid and kill the vast majority of Americans within a year. Two members of the disbanded congressional Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) commission said at a recent House Homeland Security subcommittee hearing...... more

Nuclear war imminent, says North Korea

Nuclear war imminent, says North Korea North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador says the situation on the Korean peninsula “has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment.” Kim In Ryong told the U.N. General Assembly’s disarmament committee Monday that no country in the world except North Korea has been subjected to “such...... more

Run-off likely in Liberia’s presidential race as VP closes gap on George Weah

Run-off likely in Liberia’s presidential race as VP closes gap on George Weah Former football star George Weah and incumbent Vice-President Joseph Boakai on Saturday edged closer to competing in a run-off vote for Liberia’s presidency, with three quarters of polling stations counted. Weah now commands 39.2 percent of votes cast and counted while Boakai has taken 29.6 percent, the chairman of the National...... more

6 killed as suspended student storms school with gang members

6 killed as suspended student storms school with gang members At least five students and a security guard have been shot and killed in a dawn attack at a secondary school in northern Kenya. The attack was allegedly led by a former student who had been suspended, the school’s head teacher said. He is accused of returning to dormitories at the...... more

George Weah in early lead in Liberia’s presidential election

George Weah in early lead in Liberia’s presidential election Partial results from Liberia’s presidential election show former football star George Weah has taken an early lead. Figures from the National Elections Commission (NEC) put Mr Weah ahead in 11 out of 15 counties, although most votes have yet to be counted. His main rival, incumbent Vice-President Joseph Boakai, leads in...... more

Results trickle in after Liberia’s polls

Results trickle in after Liberia’s polls Provisional results are trickling in from polling centres across Liberia following Tuesday’s peaceful general elections in the West African country, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.Results are expected from 5,390 polling units in 2,080 centres across the 15 counties that make up the country.It is not clear yet how many...... more

Fire ravages Northern California, leaves 17 dead, 20,000 displaced, businesses ruined

Fire ravages Northern California, leaves 17 dead, 20,000 displaced, businesses ruined  New evacuations were ordered Tuesday evening as more than a dozen wildfires raged across Northern California, with the largest ones killing at least 17 people as they scorched the state’s famous wine country. The largest of the deadly fires were burning in Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino counties, with flames ripping through...... more

Kenyan opposition strongman withdraws from presidential poll re-run

Kenyan opposition strongman withdraws from presidential poll re-run Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Tuesday he would not stand in a court-ordered re-run of August’s presidential election that is scheduled for Oct. 26, saying the polls would not be free or fair. President Uhuru Kenyatta said the election would proceed as planned, despite the withdrawal of his only...... more

Number of unemployed people in the world hits over 200 million

Number of unemployed people in the world hits over 200 million Global unemployment this year stands at more than 201 million, an increase of 3.4 million compared to 2016, says the International Labor Organization. The ILO says the private sector, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, plays a crucial role in creating decent jobs around the world. The ILO study (World Employment and...... more

Grief, anger in Ghana after deadly gas station blasts

Grief, anger in Ghana after deadly gas station blasts A huge tanker explosion near a gas station in Ghana’s capital, Accra, that killed at least seven people and injured scores has sparked an outpouring of sadness and anger in the country. The blaze and blasts gutted a liquefied gas filling station and a nearby petrol station in the Atomic Junction...... more

Health minister dies after marathon race

Health minister dies after marathon race Tunisia’s health minister died of a heart attack on Sunday after taking part in a charity marathon to help battle cancer, officials said. Slim Chaker, 56, fell ill after running some 500 metres (yards) and then making a speech at the start of a race in the coastal town of Nabeul...... more

Corruption: China punishes 1.3 million officials

Corruption: China punishes 1.3 million officials Chinese President Xi Jinping’s anti-graft drive, which has targeted officials at all levels, has punished more than 1.3 million people in five years, the anti-corruption watchdog said Sunday. The anti-corruption campaign, which Jinping launched shortly after becoming the Communist Party’s leader in 2012, was meant to fell both high-level “tigers” within...... more

6 confirmed dead in Ghana gas explosion

6 confirmed dead in Ghana gas explosion At least six people were killed and 35 injured, mostly suffering burns, after an explosion at a fuel distribution site in Ghana’s capital, fire service spokesman Billy Anaglate said on Sunday. The explosion on Saturday evening at the state-owned GOIL site sent a giant fireball into the sky above the eastern...... more

Gunman storms Saudi King’s Palace, kills guards

Gunman storms Saudi King’s Palace, kills guards Saudi King Salman’s Palace in Jeddah has been hit by a gunman, who shot dead two guards and wounded three others. The attack took place at the gate of the palace on Saturday, the interior ministry said. Royal guards killed the gunman, identified by the ministry as a 28-year-old Saudi national...... more

US citizen detained without trial in Cameroon for more than 3 months

US citizen detained without trial in Cameroon for more than 3 months Fabian Fomuki, a Canton resident, had just returned to his hotel in his native Cameroon in June when a group of masked men armed with guns abducted him, threw a bag over his head, and loaded him into a car, according to his family. More than three months later, Fomuki, an...... more

Another U.S. soldier confirmed killed in Niger ambush

Another U.S. soldier confirmed killed in Niger ambush  The U.S. military said on Friday that a fourth soldier was killed during an attack on Wednesday in Niger, raising the death toll from an incident that has thrown a spotlight on the U.S. counterterrorism mission in the West African nation. The United States had previously announced that three U.S. Army...... more

Australian police devices new way to identify terrorists

Australian police devices new way to identify terrorists Australian police will create a national photo database using existing identification records held by state authorities to identify terror suspects, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Thursday, fanning privacy concerns among rights groups. Turnbull said the database was intended to accelerate the process of identifying potential terror suspects, replacing a time-consuming...... more

Facebook unfolds plan to hire another 1,000 people

Facebook unfolds plan to hire another 1,000 people Facebook Inc plans to hire 1,000 more people to review ads and ensure they meet its terms, as part of an effort to deter Russia and other countries from using the social media network to interfere in others' elections, it said on Monday. Facebook said last month that it believed people...... more

People skipping breakfast risk heart attack: Researchers

People skipping breakfast risk heart attack: Researchers People who skip breakfast or eat poorly to start the day are twice as likely to develop hardened arteries, which can lead to deadly heart disease, researchers said Monday. The study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology uncovered signs of damage to the arteries long before symptoms or...... more

Islamic State terrorists claim responsibility for Las Vegas massacre

Islamic State terrorists claim responsibility for Las Vegas massacre The Islamic State group claimed Monday that the shooting massacre in Las Vegas was carried out by one of its “soldiers” who had “converted to Islam” months ago. “The executor of the Las Vegas attack is a soldier of the Islamic State and he carried out the operation as a response”...... more

Las Vegas Massacre: Death toll hits 58 •515 injured

Las Vegas Massacre: Death toll hits 58 •515 injured At least 58 people were killed and 515 were injured in Las Vegas Sunday night when a gunman opened fire on a music festival crowd from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. It was the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. The "nonstop gunfire," according to one...... more

Soldiers kill 6 secessionists in Cameroon

Soldiers kill 6 secessionists in Cameroon Cameroonian soldiers killed six people and wounded six others on Sunday in the town of Kumbo during protests by activists calling for independence for English-speaking regions of the central African nation, the town’s mayor said. Donatus Njong Fonyuy told Reuters that the dead included five prisoners who were shot after a...... more

Mysterious illnesses hit US diplomats in Cuba

Mysterious illnesses hit US diplomats in Cuba The US State Department has ordered more than half its Embassy staff and all diplomatic family members to leave Cuba because of a mysterious “specific attacks” that have caused myriad health problems to 21 diplomats. Only those who carry out the main U.S. diplomatic and consular duties, including providing emergency assistance...... more

Oil company boss sentenced to death for corruption

Oil company boss sentenced to death for corruption The former chairman of Vietnam’s state oil company Nguyen Xuan Son, was on Friday sentenced to death for fraud, state media reported. Xuan Son, who chaired the board of PetroVietnam from 2014 to 2015, was sentenced to death in a Hanoi court after being found guilty of stealing 13.6 million dollars...... more

China to shut down North Korean companies

China to shut down North Korean companies China has told North Korean companies operating in its territory to close down as it implements United Nations sanctions against the reclusive state. The companies will be shut by early January. Joint Chinese and North Korean ventures will also be forced to close. China, Pyongyang’s only major ally, has already banned...... more

Saudi Arabia gets first spokeswoman, grants women right to drive

Saudi Arabia gets first spokeswoman, grants women right to drive Saudi Arabia appointed its first female spokesperson ever at its embassy in Washington, hours after Saudi women were granted the right to drive. “Proud to serve the @SaudiEmbassyUSA as the spokeswoman. I’m grateful for the opportunity, the support, and well wishes,” the spokeswoman, Fatimah Baeshen, wrote on Twitter. Baeshen previously worked...... more

India plans ambitious $2.5bn project to electrify all households by end of 2018

India plans ambitious $2.5bn project to electrify all households by end of 2018  India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched a $2.5 billion project to electrify all of the country’s households by the end of 2018. More than 40 million households – about a quarter of all in the country – are yet to be electrified and about 300 million of India’s 1.3...... more

Doctors resuscitate man in coma for 15 years

Doctors resuscitate man in coma for 15 years A 35-year-old man who had been in coma and vegetative state for 15 years after a car accident has shown signs of consciousness, This happened after a vagus nerve stimulator was implanted into his chest, researchers said Monday. The outcome, reported in the U.S. journal Current Biology, challenged the general belief...... more

Dubai launches self-flying taxis, world’s first

Dubai launches self-flying taxis, world’s first The world’s first self-flying taxi was launched at the Jumeirah Beach Park in Dubai, United Arab Emirates today. The Autonomous Air Taxi (AAT) of Dubai was the brainchild of Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA). According to Dubai Media Office, the two-seater AAT, capable of transporting people without human intervention or...... more

 

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