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Cambodian opposition MPs flee from crackdown

Half of Cambodia's opposition members of parliament have fled the country in fear of a crackdown by Prime Minister Hun Sen's government after allegations of a US-backed coup attempt.

Tillerson meets China leaders to pile pressure on North Korea

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with China's top diplomats in Beijing on Saturday to discuss efforts to curb North Korea's nuclear ambitions and prepare President Donald Trump's November visit.

Judge orders Google to pull mobile app on Catalonia referendum

Google must take down a mobile phone app that tells Catalan voters where they could vote for Sunday’s independence referendum, a judge has ordered.

Puerto Rican mayor begs for aid after Hurricane Maria

President Donald Trump pledged to spare no effort to help Puerto Ricans recover from Hurricane Maria's ruinous aftermath even as San Juan's mayor, her voice breaking with rage, accused his administration of "killing us with the inefficiency".

US secretary of state in China for North Korea talks

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will hold top-level talks in China on Saturday as the United States looks to an economic squeeze of North Korea it hopes will compel the reclusive country's retreat from nuclear arms and missile programmes.

Referendum: Catalans occupy polling stations

With about 24 hours to the historic Catalan independence referendum, supporters of the move began occupying polling stations on Friday, setting up a possible confrontation with the police.

Trump seeks new health chief after Price resignation

President Donald Trump is seeking a new health secretary to take the place of Tom Price, ousted after an outcry over flying on costly private charters for official travel.

US does not recognize Kurdistan independence referendum – Tillerson

The United States "does not recognize" Iraqi Kurds' "unilateral" referendum on independence and calls on all parties to reject the use of force and engage in dialogue, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday.

US cuts Cuba diplomatic staff over mysterious ‘attacks’

The United States is withdrawing 60 percent of its diplomatic staff and all family members from its embassy in Cuba after 21 diplomats suffered mysterious health attacks in recent months, US officials said.

UN extends probe of Myanmar violence

The UN decided Friday to extend an investigation into abuses committed in Myanmar, especially in Rakhine state, where violence has forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee.

Foreigners quit Iraqi Kurdistan ahead of flight ban

Foreigners scrambled to leave Iraqi Kurdistan Friday before the start of a flight ban imposed by Baghdad in retaliation for an independence referendum that has sent regional tensions soaring.

Austria moves to ban wearing of burqa

New restrictions come into force in Austria on Sunday banning the wearing of the full Islamic veil and other items concealing the face in public places and buildings.

Italy reiterates support for Libya presidential council

The Italian Foreign Minister, Angelino Alfano, has reiterated his support for Libya’s Presidential Council in a visit to the capital Tripoli on Thursday.

Russian opposition leader Navalny arrested

Russian opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, the principal figure in a galvanised protest movement against the country’s leadership, was detained on Friday ahead of a rally.

Thailand expects 250,000 to attend late king’s cremation

A quarter of a million people are expected to descend on the Thai capital for an elaborate cremation ceremony planned for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej next month, a junta leader said Friday.

EU warns ‘miracles’ needed for Brexit progress

The EU warned Friday that Britain needs a miracle to unlock the next phase of Brexit talks by next month as it hopes, as leaders debated the post-Brexit future at a summit in Estonia.

Rohingya women, children perish in sea voyage from Myanmar

Shona Miah wept as he gently closed the lifeless eyes of his three tiny daughters, young Rohingya refugees he could not save from the huge surf that upended their rickety fishing boat a stone’s throw from safety in Bangladesh.

Iraqi ban on flights to Kurdish cities begins Friday

An Iraqi government order that international airlines halt all flights in and out of the cities of Erbil and Sulaimaniyah in Kurdish territory is set to kick in on Friday.

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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Tribunal: I have not been certified – Atiku Abubakar’s data analyst

Petitioners’ Witness 60, Joseph Gbenga, called by Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as an expert witness admitted before the Presidential Election Petitioner Tribunal, on Friday, that he had not been certified.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

Presidency: Court will decide Ibraheem El Zakzaky’s fate

The Presidency has enjoined El-Zakzaky-led Shiite members to desist from needless violent street protests and await the decision of the court in Kaduna where their leader is currently being tried.

Governor Masari pushes for collective dialogue with bandits in North-West

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State says, for dialogue and amnesty programme for cattle rustlers and bandits in the Northwest to succeed, it must involve all state governments in the zone.

Tailor arrested over alleged N1.48 million fraud

A 47-year-old tailor, Popoola Abolade, was on Friday brought before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly defrauding a company of N1.48 million.
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Kogi guber: APC stakeholders drag NWC to court

The All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders Kogi State chapter, have taken legal action against the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) over the indirect mode of primaries adopted by the national leadership for the election of candidates for the November 16 Kogi State governorship poll.