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'World's oldest man' dies in Japan at 113

'World's oldest man' dies in Japan at 113  'World's oldest man" Masazo Nonaka, who was born just two years after the Wright brothers launched humanity's first powered flight, died on Sunday aged 113, Japanese media said. Nonaka was born in July 1905, according to Guinness World Records -- just months before Albert Einstein published his special theory of relativity....... more

Fayulu defies Congo top court, declares himself president

Fayulu defies Congo top court, declares himself president Congo opposition candidate Martin Fayulu rejected a court ruling on Sunday that his rival won a presidential election, declaring himself president in a move that could stoke further unrest. “The constitutional court has just confirmed that it serves a dictatorial regime … by validating false results, (and enabling) a constitutional coup...... more

Hundreds detained after Zimbabwe protests as U.N. denounces crackdown

Hundreds detained after Zimbabwe protests as U.N. denounces crackdown Hundreds of Zimbabweans arrested during anti-government protests were detained on Friday on public order charges, as the United Nations urged an end to a brutal security crackdown and an internet blackout.  The government has said three people died during the unrest that broke out on Monday after President Emmerson Mnangagwa raised...... more

Trump offers ‘compromise’ to end government shutdown

Trump offers ‘compromise’ to end government shutdown US President Donald Trump has set out new plans on his Mexican wall project to try to end a partial government shutdown lasting more than four weeks. One of his "compromises" was on so-called Dreamers - who entered the US illegally when young. He still wants $5.7bn (£4.5bn) to fund the...... more

Death toll in Mexican oil pipeline fire hits 66

Death toll in Mexican oil pipeline fire hits 66 The death toll in the oil pipeline fire in central Mexico has risen to at least 66, with 76 injured. Earlier reports had put the dead at 21. The tragedy comes as the federal government is waging a highly publicised war on fuel theft, a problem that cost Mexico an estimated...... more

At least 20 people killed, dozens injured in gasoline pipeline explosion in Mexico

At least 20 people killed, dozens injured in gasoline pipeline explosion in Mexico  At least 21 people were killed in central Mexico after a ruptured gasoline pipeline blew up Friday evening, the governor of the state of Hidalgo said. Hidalgo Gov. Omar Fayad said at least 71 others were injured after a explosion in Tlahuelilpan, a town about 80 miles north of Mexico City....... more

Three jailed for life for deadly UK insurance scam

Three jailed for life for deadly UK insurance scam Three men were jailed for life in Britain on Friday for murdering five people when they blew up a shop in an attempted insurance scam. Shopkeeper Aram Kurd, Hawkar Hassan and Arkan Ali torched a Polish supermarket in Leicester, central England in February last year, destroying the shop and the flat...... more

Prince Philip involved in auto crash while driving

Prince Philip involved in auto crash while driving The Duke of Edinburgh has been involved in a car crash while driving near the Queen's Sandringham estate, Buckingham Palace has said. Prince Philip, 97, was not injured in the accident, which happened as he drove a Land Rover out of a driveway onto the A149 shortly before 15:00 GMT. The...... more

Trump directed poll manipulation ― Ex-lawyer Cohen

Trump directed poll manipulation ― Ex-lawyer Cohen Michael Cohen, a former lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, said on Thursday he paid a firm to manipulate online polling data “at the direction of and for the sole benefit of” Trump. The Wall Street Journal reported that Cohen had paid the data firm Redfinch Solutions to manipulate two public...... more

More trouble for Huawei as Germany considers ban

More trouble for Huawei as Germany considers ban The German government is debating whether to follow the United States and allies like Australia in restricting China’s Huawei Technologies from accessing its next-generation mobile networks on national-security grounds. Some Western countries have barred Huawei [HWT.UL] from their markets after U.S. officials briefed allies that Huawei is at the beck and...... more

Man wanted over alleged plot to attack White House with rocket

Man wanted over alleged plot to attack White House with rocket A Georgia man accused of plotting to use an anti-tank rocket to storm into the White House was arrested in a sting Wednesday after he traded his car for guns and explosives, authorities said. Hasher Jallal Taheb, 21, of Cumming was arrested Wednesday and is charged with attempting to damage or...... more

Nearly 900 killed in ethnic violence in Congo in mid-December — UN

Nearly 900 killed in ethnic violence in Congo in mid-December — UN At least 890 people are believed to have been killed in ethnic violence in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo last month, the United Nations human rights office said on Wednesday. The toll doubles an estimate provided on Monday by a local priest and a civil society activist who said that at...... more

US airport renamed after Muhammad Ali

US airport renamed after Muhammad Ali Louisville International Airport in the U.S. state of Kentucky has been renamed after the city's legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, where he was born and raised. The Louisville Regional Airport Authority’s board voted Wednesday to change the name to Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport. However, the current three-letter code - SDF -...... more

US soldiers, others killed in Syria; ISIS claims responsibility

US soldiers, others killed in Syria; ISIS claims responsibility A suicide attack claimed by the Islamic State group killed 15 people including US serviceman Wednesday in the northern Syrian city of Manbij near the Turkish border, a monitor said.  Nine civilians and five US-backed fighters were among the dead in the attack on a restaurant in the flashpoint city, the...... more

UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s government survives no confidence vote

UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s government survives no confidence vote UK Prime Minister Theresa May has seen off a bid to remove her government from power, winning a no confidence vote by 325 to 306. Rebel Tory MPs and the DUP – who 24 hours ago rejected the PM’s Brexit plan – voted to keep her in Downing Street. Labour leader...... more

Applications open for 2019 Turkey scholarship programme; students from all over the world invited to apply

Applications open for 2019 Turkey scholarship programme; students from all over the world invited to apply International students across the globe can apply for the annually-awarded Turkey Scholarships starting Tuesday till Feb. 20. According to the Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YTB), foreign students who want to study at prestigious universities in Turkey may apply online. With international opportunities available and thorough experience in the field of...... more

Drug kingpin known as El Chapo ‘paid $100m bribe to ex-president’

Drug kingpin known as El Chapo ‘paid $100m bribe to ex-president’ Former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto accepted a $100m (£77m) bribe from drug cartel kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, a witness has testified. Alex Cifuentes, who says he was a close associate of Guzmán for years, told a New York City courtroom that he had told authorities of the bribe in...... more

Man goes blind after taking erectile dysfunction drug overdose

Man goes blind after taking erectile dysfunction drug overdose A man in his 50s who reportedly drank an entire 30-milliliter bottle liquid sildenafil used to treat erectile dysfunction, is currently experiencing vision issues that include “debilitating night blindness”. According to a medical case study recently published in the journal, JAMA Ophthalmology, the man, was not identified but was said to have...... more

Terrorists kill at least 15 in Kenya hotel

Terrorists kill at least 15 in Kenya hotel  The Islamic extremist group al-Shabab is claiming responsibility for Tuesday's terrorist attack on a hotel and office complex in Nairobi, Kenya. Police say at least 15 people were killed and a still undetermined number wounded. The U.S. State Department has confirmed that one American was among the dead, but has not...... more

Gabon president reappears in wheelchair

Gabon president reappears in wheelchair Wheelchair-bound Gabon President Ali Bongo chatted and smiled with ministers on state television on Tuesday after returning from a stroke-induced medical leave during which the army foiled a coup attempt. Bongo suffered the stroke at a conference in Saudi Arabia on Oct. 24 and was recuperating in Morocco from November. He...... more

Joy, anger as ex-Ivorian leader Gbagbo acquitted of war crimes

Joy, anger as ex-Ivorian leader Gbagbo acquitted of war crimes The International Criminal Court acquitted former Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo of war crimes on Tuesday and ordered his immediate release to the joy of dancing supporters and frustration of victims of atrocities. His freedom and possible return home may shake up the 2020 presidential poll in francophone west Africa’s largest economy...... more

British PM faces no-confidence vote after huge defeat

British PM faces no-confidence vote after huge defeat Theresa May's government faces a vote of no confidence later after MPs rejected the PM's Brexit deal. Labour launched the bid to trigger a general election after the deal setting out the terms of Britain's exit from the EU was rejected by 230 votes. However, one senior party figure has suggested...... more

Facebook to invest $300m in journalism projects

Facebook to invest $300m in journalism projects Facebook announced on Tuesday that it would invest $300m over three years in journalism projects, especially to promote local news, which has been hit hard in the digital age. The move comes with online platforms under pressure for dominating the internet advertising ecosystem, making it harder for news organisations to make...... more

British lawmakers vote against Theresa May's Brexit deal

British lawmakers vote against Theresa May's Brexit deal British lawmakers have soundly rejected Theresa May's Brexit deal, in the biggest defeat for any UK government in the modern parliamentary era. After 200 speeches across eight days of debate, members of the House of Commons ignored the Prime Minister's final pleas and threw out the deal by 432 votes to...... more

China warns state firms to avoid travel to U.S.

China warns state firms to avoid travel to U.S. China has asked some of the state-run companies to avoid business trips to the United States and its allies, and to take extra care to protect their devices if they need to travel, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. The State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, which oversees about 100 government-run companies, has...... more

Sex scandal rocks Liberia US school

Sex scandal rocks Liberia US school Parents of students at an all-girl American academy in Liberia are anxiously awaiting an investigation into allegations that the charity failed to act on signs of a staff member’s sexual abuse. A 2018 expose published by the U.S.-based research organization ProPublica and Time magazine on the More Than Me Academy sparked...... more

Senegal blocks popular opposition candidates from presidential race

Senegal blocks popular opposition candidates from presidential race      Senegal’s two best known opposition figures have been barred from running in presidential elections next month, the Constitutional Council said on Monday, increasing President Macky Sall’s chances of securing a second term in office.  Khalifa Sall, a former mayor of Dakar who bears no relation to President Sall, and...... more

Trump vows ‘never to back down’ on controversial wall project

Trump vows ‘never to back down’ on controversial wall project Although a majority of Americans blame the U.S. president for the prolonged partial government shutdown, Donald Trump on Monday told farmers that the opposition Democrats in Congress are squarely responsible. "They will not approve the measures we need to keep American safe," Trump told a national convention of farmers in New...... more

Signs of stress in China’s economy multiply

Signs of stress in China’s economy multiply China's huge export industry just suffered its worst month in two years but still managed to rack up a record trade surplus with the United States in 2018 despite new tariffs. The value of goods shipped from China to the rest of the world fell by more than 4% in December,...... more

Polish mayor dies after being stabbed in heart at event

Polish mayor dies after being stabbed in heart at event The mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk, a well-known critic of his country's rightwing government, died on Monday, one day after he was stabbed by a man who rushed on stage during an open-air charity event. Thousands of people witnessed Sunday's attack on Pawel Adamowicz, 53, who was rushed to...... more

 

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