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British politicians criticise London police for threatening to prosecute journalists

British politicians have condemned a threat from the Metropolitan Police in London to prosecute journalists, who publish any leaked cables in their possession in the aftermath of a diplomatic scandal involving Britain’s ambassador to the U.S.
Hong Kong activists have protested against mainland Chinese traders in a town near the border on Saturday, seeking to channel energy from huge demonstrations against an extradition bill to another problem they say the government has mismanaged.

Hong Kong protesters take aim at Chinese traders

Hong Kong activists have protested against mainland Chinese traders in a town near the border on Saturday, seeking to channel energy from huge demonstrations against an extradition bill to another problem they say the government has mismanaged.
U.S. Counterterrorism Coordinator and Ambassador Nathan Sales speaks at a Wilson Center forum in Washington, July 12, 2019.(M. Lipin, VOA Persian)

US backs Argentina’s bid to prosecute Iran’s agents in ’94 attack

The United States is backing a renewed Argentine effort to prosecute Iranian and Hezbollah agents accused of plotting a deadly 1994 attack on a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires.
US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting between US and Chinese officials in the Oval Office of the White House January 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski - AFP)

US lawmakers block Donald Trump from attacking Iran

The US House of Representatives on Friday approved a measure that would bar President Donald Trump from launching a military strike against Iran, setting up a confrontation with the White House over the administration’s aggressive stance toward Tehran.
Dozens of New Zealanders have handed over their firearms in a gun buyback scheme aimed at ridding the country of semi-automatic weapons in the wake of the Christchurch mosque massacre.

New Zealanders hand over weapons after mosque killings

Dozens of New Zealanders have handed over their firearms in a gun buyback scheme aimed at ridding the country of semi-automatic weapons in the wake of the Christchurch mosque massacre.
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5.5-magnitude earthquake rattles southern Philippines

A 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck Surigao del Sur province in southern Philippines on Saturday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
This picture of Jide Macaulay was grabbed on July 13 from Too Gay for God?, a documentary by BBC. BBC-GUARDIAN-SCREENGRAB

Nigerian gay priest in Church of England pushes for marriage with his partner

As a priest, the Church allows Jide Macaulay to be gay. But an outright marriage to his partner is not permitted. He can live with him in a celibate relationship but cannot get married in the church. He risks losing his job in the Church if he does.
UK Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan (D37) inbound to Portsmouth Naval Base on 17 June 2016. Brian Burnell-CC-BY 4.0

UK deploys second warship in Persian Gulf

The UK is deploying its second warship in the Persian Gulf to protect country’s commercial interests, thus increasing military presence in the world’s busiest shipping lane.
South Korea's President Moon Jae-In presides over an emergency meeting with National Security Council members at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on November 29, 2017 following a new North Korean missile test.

South Korea asks Japan to lift export curbs

South Korea has asked Japan to lift export curbs and expressed deep regret over the measure, officials from Seoul’s trade ministry said Saturday.
A woman has been killed in a high-speed car crash in southern France, while shops were looted in central Paris in what the government slammed as "unacceptable" unrest following Algeria's quarter-final win over Ivory Coast in the African Cup of Nations.

Afcon: Woman killed, shops looted in France after Algeria’s football win

A woman has been killed in a high-speed car crash in southern France, while shops were looted in central Paris in what the government slammed as "unacceptable" unrest following Algeria's quarter-final win over Ivory Coast in the African Cup of Nations.
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen speaks to media at Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York during her visit to the U.S., in New York City, U.S., July 11, 2019. REUTERS-Jeenah Moon

Fights break out as Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen visits New York

Police in New York had to break up fights between supporters and opponents of Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday during a visit to the United States which infuriated Beijing.
US Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta

US Labor Secretary resigns amid Jeffrey Epstein plea deal scrutiny

US President Donald Trump said on Friday that Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta is stepping down following criticism of his handling of a 2008 plea deal with wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein, who is accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls.
The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, battling stagnant poll results and suspicions of illegal funding, is now torn by a deepening rift between its leadership and its most radical wing.

Germany’s far-right AfD party ‘tearing itself apart’

The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, battling stagnant poll results and suspicions of illegal funding, is now torn by a deepening rift between its leadership and its most radical wing.
For months, President Trump's biggest supporters have demanded that he and Republicans offer more than lofty rhetoric when it comes to combating what they perceive as anti-conservative social media bias.

Donald Trump escalates war on social media at White House ‘summit’

President Donald Trump ramped up his attacks on Silicon Valley giants on Thursday with a call for “regulatory and legislative solutions” to what he described as unfair treatment of conservatives by major online platforms.

UN agencies call for resumption of EU sea migrant rescue missions

Two UN agencies are calling on European countries to resume migrant rescue operations in the Mediterranean and to stop returns to Libya.
India’s Delhi Police have arrested a Nigerian over serial cases of cheating which involved luring and stinging victims on Facebook.

Ten Nigerians escape from India jail

Ten yet-to-be identified Nigerians detained in a prison in Noida, Uttar Pradesh in India have escaped from jail.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 25, 2019 US President Donald Trump speaks about the government shutdown from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC. – President Donald Trump on January 30, 2019 attacked the US intelligence services as “naive” and “wrong” on the threat he says is posed by Iran. “Perhaps Intelligence should go back to school!” Trump said in a blistering tweet. (Photo by Alex Edelman / AFP)

Donald Trump says he wishes British ambassador well

Earlier, Trump had publicly blasted the former UK diplomat after reports unveiled details of Darroch’s telegrams assessing the U.S. government and Trump’s administration.
Outgoing British Prime Minister, Theresa May, said she regrets allowing too much polarisation over Brexit and avoiding televised debates before a disastrous snap election in 2017, in an interview published on Friday.

Theresa May: My regrets as British prime minister

Outgoing British Prime Minister, Theresa May, said she regrets allowing too much polarisation over Brexit and avoiding televised debates before a disastrous snap election in 2017, in an interview published on Friday.

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Cultists kill final year student of CRUTECH

A final year student of the Cross River State University of Technology (CRUTECH) was brutally killed on Monday morning.

Delta APC mocks O’tega Emerhor on failed case against party, Senator Omo-Agege

The Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Monday mocked a leader of the party in the state, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, following failed court cases he filed against the party through an executive faction led by Cyril Ogodo.
France is creating a G7 task force to study how central banks ensure cryptocurrencies like Facebook’s Libra are governed by regulations ranging from money-laundering laws to consumer-protection rules, France’s central bank governor said on Friday.

Facebook tells US Congress how it thinks its cryptocurrency Libra should be regulated

Facebook will not launch the cryptocurrency Libra until it has “fully addressed regulatory concerns,” according to David Marcus, the head of Facebook’s Calibra. The remarks are prepared testimony he plans to give tomorrow, in front of the US Senate Banking Committee.
A graduate of Insurance from the Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyaremi Olabode, was on Monday convicted of criminal impersonation and sentenced to four months in prison.

Ibadan polytechnic graduate jailed for impersonation

A graduate of Insurance from the Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyaremi Olabode, was on Monday convicted of criminal impersonation and sentenced to four months in prison.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 3

Insecurity: We’ll give special budgetary attention to Zamfara – Speaker Gbajabiamila

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the 9th National Assembly would give special budgetary attention to the three Senatorial Districts of Zamfara State in order to resolve the issue of insecurity.