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Taliban kill at least 12 in attack on Afghan military base

At least 12 people, mostly military personnel, are dead and over 30 wounded after a Taliban attack on a military base and police training centre in eastern Afghanistan, according to an Afghan official.
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Carlos Ghosn pledges not to flee Japan if granted bail

Carlos Ghosn, the ousted Nissan chairman held in Tokyo on charges of financial misconduct, has promised to remain in Japan if granted bail.

Boy mauled by pack of dingoes at Australian tourist spot

The animals "wanted blood" according to the father of six-year-old Michael Schipanski, who is currently recovering from his ordeal in hospital.

Lion mauls man to death after scaling zoo wall

An Indian man was mauled to death by a lion after he scaled the wall of a zoo in northern Punjab state, officials said on Monday.
There are both violent peaceful elements to the anti-agreement demonstration in Athens [Alexandros Avramidis-Reuters]

Thousands protest in Athens against Macedonia name change

Thousands of protesters have gathered in Syntagma Square in Athens to demonstrate against Greece's agreement with Macedonia to change the latter's name to North Macedonia.
Protestors hold a protest in Moscow on January 20, 2019, demanding to stop talks on assignation Kuril islands to Japan. – A few hundred of far-left protesters hold a demonstration against transfer of control of Kuril islands to Japan. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP)

Russians protest Kuril islands handover to Japan

Hundreds of Russians protested against a feared giveaway of strategic islands to Japan on Sunday, two days before a key summit between the countries’ leaders in Moscow.
“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.

World’s oldest man Masazo Nonaka dies in Japan

“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.
Ashraf Ghani

Afghanistan’s incumbent president registers for re-election

President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday formally registered as a candidate for Afghanistan’s delayed presidential election, setting up a rematch with Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah in the July ballot.
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Syrian air defence repels Israeli attack in south – state media

Syrian defence systems thwarted an Israeli air attack on Sunday in the south of the country, state media said, citing a military source.
Police and firefighters at the scene

Fire at workers’ accommodation in French ski resort kills two people

Two people have been killed after a large fire broke out in the upmarket French ski resort of Courchevel.

Blast kills 5 demining experts in Yemen

An explosion killed five demining specialists in war-torn Yemen’s central province of Maarib on Sunday, security and medical sources said.
Colombian police hold flowers during a vigil at the scene of the attack on Thursday [Leonardo Munoz-EPA]

Colombia asks Cuba to extradite ELN rebels after bombing kills 21

Colombia has demanded that Cuba hand over rebels affiliated with National Liberation Army (ELN), who were in Havana for peace talks, after a deadly car bombing in Bogota was blamed on the group.
Relatives of the family killed by counterterrorism officers outside their home in Lahore [KM Chaudary-AP}

Pakistan arrests police officers after shooting that left 4 dead

Authorities in Pakistan have arrested counterterrorism police officers after they allegedly killed a middle-aged couple, their 13-year-old daughter and another man in what the police initially claimed was a shoot-out with armed fighters.
Amrullah Saleh

Afghan minister resigns amid election preparations

The newly appointed Afghan minister of interior affairs, Amrullah Saleh, has resigned from his post, a spokesman for the ministry, Najib Danish, said on Saturday.
Maasarwe's death recharged outrage over violence against women after 22-year-old Eurydice Dixon was killed in Melbourne while walking home after performing at a comedy show in June. [Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images]

Australians demand safe streets for women after student’s murder

Several thousand people marched through major Australian cities calling for safety for women after an Palestinian exchange student was murdered in Melbourne.
Benjamin Netanyahu (right) hosted Chadian President Idriss Deby in Jerusalem November 25 [Ronen Zvulun-Reuters]

Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu heads to Chad to restore relations

Israel's prime minister has departed for the central African nation of Chad to officially restore relations.
Senator Graham (centre) has repeatedly called for accountability after Khashoggi's murder [Shawn Thew-EPA]

US senator urges Donald Trump to slow Syria pullout until IS is defeated

U.S. President Donald Trump should slow down the planned withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria until Islamic State militants there can be defeated, Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Saturday.
Protesters flash the V-sign for “victory” during a rally in the Kurdish-majority city of Diyarbakir, south-eastern Turkey, on January 19 , 2019, in support of a jailed lawmaker who has been on hunger strike for more than two months. Leyla Guven, a pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker, launched a hunger strike on November 8 in the Diyarbakir prison where she is being held to pressure the Turkish government into allowing lawyers and family members to visit jailed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) leader, Abdullah Ocalan. Ilyas AKENGIN / AFP

Thousands rally in Turkey to back detained Kurdish MP on hunger strike

Thousands demonstrated Saturday in Turkey’s Kurdish-majority southeast to support a detained lawmaker from a pro-Kurdish party who launched a hunger strike in November.

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NBA asks President Buhari to stop Justice Onnoghen’s trial, follow due process,

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has demanded an end to the trial of Nigeria’s Chief Justice, Walter Onnoghen.
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President Buhari promises youths ministerial slots if re-elected

Tony Nwoye, Director of Youth Mobilisation, All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, says youths will be heads of Ministries and Parastatals if President Muhammadu Buhari is re-elected.
General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin is the current Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff appointed to the position on July 13, 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Election: General Olonisakin reiterates military’s neutrality

The Chief of Defence Staff, Lt.-Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, on Monday in Abuja reaffirmed military’s commitment to neutrality in the forthcoming general elections in the country.

Court of Appeal fixes date to entertain Justice Onnoghen’s appeal against trial

The Court of Appeal Abuja on Monday fixed January 24 to hear a notice of appeal seeking to restrain the trial of the Justice Walter Onnoghen, the Chief Justice of Nigeria at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

Federal government doles out N6.7 million rewards to outstanding researchers, innovators

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, doled out N6.750 million to researchers, innovators and investors who distinguished themselves at the just concluded Technology and Innovation Expo 2019 which took place in Enugu.