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Britain’s Charles voices ‘great joy’ at new royal baby

Prince Charles voiced his joy Tuesday at the arrival of his third grandchild, as Britain waited to discover what Prince William and his wife Kate will call their new baby son.

Italian court rules Iuventa rescue vessel will remain impounded

Italy's Supreme Court has rejected an appeal against the seizure of an NGO rescue ship, the Iuventa, impounded in August 2017 following an investigation initiated by the Italian authorities into NGOs in the Mediterranean.

Saudi king to launch entertainment city

Saudi King Salman will launch the construction of an “entertainment city” near Riyadh Wednesday, authorities said, part of a series of multi-billion dollar projects as the kingdom seeks to diversity its oil-reliant economy.

Pompeo nomination as US secretary of state sent to full Senate

A US Senate committee voted along party lines Monday to send the nomination of Mike Pompeo to be US President Donald Trump’s secretary of state to the full Senate for a vote.

French billionaire detained over alleged corruption in managing Africa’s ports

Billionaire French tycoon, Vincent Bollore, was detained Tuesday near Paris on suspicion of corruption over his group’s acquisition of rights to operate ports in West Africa, legal sources told AFP.

5.2 magnitude earthquate hits Turkey, injures 39

An earthquake struck Turkey’s southeastern province of Adiyaman early on Tuesday, injuring 39 people and damaging buildings, state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

Kuwait: Not resolving GCC crisis is destructive to region

Kuwait's deputy foreign minister said the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member-states were determined to resolve the ongoing crisis in the Gulf because not doing so would be destructive to the region, the official KUNA news agency reported on Tuesday.

Stay in nuclear deal or face “severe consequences” – Iran’s Hassan Rouhani tells Donald Trump

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran warned U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday to remain in the nuclear deal Tehran signed with world powers in 2015, or face “severe consequences”.

North Korea’s Kim expresses ‘bitter sorrow’ over China bus crash

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has expressed his “bitter sorrow” after dozens of Chinese tourists were killed when a bus they were travelling in plunged off a bridge.

Ex-Indonesian speaker Setya Novanto sentenced to 15 years for corruption

An Indonesian court has sentenced a former speaker of parliament to 15 years in prison for his role in the theft of $170m of public funds, a victory for anti-corruption police fighting the country's rampant corruption.

Young persons are asset, not problem – UN Envoy

The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ms Jayathma Wickramanayake, has said that young people are an asset rather than being a problem.

Van plows into Toronto crowd in ‘deliberate’ act, leaving 10 dead

At least 10 people have died after a man plowed a white rental van into a crowd of pedestrians in Canada's biggest city Toronto on Monday, in what police dubbed a "deliberate" attack.

US veteran who survived blast receives penis transplant

A Baltimore hospital says a wounded U.S. veteran has received the world's most extensive penis transplant.

Colombia extradites accused drug kingpin to US

Colombia on Monday extradited to the United States a former right-wing paramilitary leader who is accused of having headed one of the country’s largest drug cartels.

American varsity shuts down as 100 students suffer from vomiting, diarrhoea

A university in the U.S. state of Connecticut was closed on Monday after 100 students fell ill.

Helicopter drugs gang jailed in Britain

Two members of a drug smuggling gang who used a helicopter to fly millions of pounds of cocaine into Britain were handed lengthy prison sentences on Monday.

United States to open embassy in Jerusalem May 14

The United States would open its Embassy in the City of Jerusalem on May 14, to coincide with Israel’s Independence Day, spokesperson of the Israeli Embassy to Russia said on Monday.

Armenian premier quits after days of street protests

Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sarksyan said on Monday he would resign to help maintain peace in the ex-Soviet republic following daily street protests since before he took up the post on April 17.

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American rapper Meek Mill released from prison

American rapper Meek Mill has been released from prison after being incarcerated for violating his probation.

Donald Trump praises North Korea’s Kim Jong-un as ‘very open’, ‘very honourable’

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday described North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as “very open” and “very honourable,” saying Pyongyang was keen on a meeting “very soon.”

University of Ibadan withdraws 408 students for poor performance

No fewer than 408 students of the University of Ibadan have been asked to withdraw from the Premier University for failure to meet the minimum academic requirements to stay in the University.

Super Eagles will be ready for England friendly – skipper

Midfielder Mikel Obi says the Super Eagles will be at their best for the prestige international friendly match against England at Wembley Stadium in London on June 2.

NIS will no longer issue passport without national identification number – Mohammed Babandede

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) says those who do not have national identity card number will no longer be eligible for international passport.