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Dutch defence minister Hennis-Plasschaert quits over Mali training deaths

The Netherlands' defence minister and the country's military chief both resigned on Tuesday night over a critical report into a 2016 artillery training accident that killed two peacekeeping troops and wounded a third.

Defence tries to cast doubt on case against Benghazi suspect

Defence attorneys are trying to cast doubts on prosecutors' case against the suspected mastermind of the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the US ambassador and three other Americans.

Vegas gunman transferred $100K, set up cameras at hotel

The Las Vegas gunman transferred $100,000 overseas in the days before the attack and planned the massacre so meticulously that he even set up cameras inside the peephole of his high-rise hotel room and on a service cart outside his door, apparently to spot anyone coming for him, authorities said.

Vladimir Putin calls for better US ties as he meets new envoy

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday called for "predictable and mutually beneficial" ties with the United States as he received diplomatic credentials from Washington's new ambassador to Moscow.

Islamic State group claims deadly Damascus bomb attack

The Islamic State group on Tuesday claimed a bomb attack at a police station in the Syrian capital Damascus a day earlier that killed at least 17 people.

Catalonia on strike over independence poll violence

Protesters blocked roads, public transport slowed to a crawl and FC Barcelona refused to train on Tuesday as Catalonia observed a general strike over police violence at a banned weekend independence referendum.

Kim Jong-Nam suffered extensive organ damage – pathologist

The half-brother of North Korea's leader suffered extensive organ damage after being attacked with a nerve agent, a pathologist said Tuesday, as more chilling details emerged at the trial of his alleged killers.

Greek reporters go on one-day strike demanding better conditions

Greek news reporters launched a 24-hour strike at 5am (0200 GMT) on Tuesday, as they demanded better working conditions.

Trial opens for suspected mastermind of Benghazi attacks

The alleged mastermind of the 2012 attacks on a US outpost in Benghazi, Libya, despises America and when his hatred "boiled over," he organised the strike that killed four Americans, including ambassador Chris Stevens, a government prosecutor told the jury on Monday.

Las Vegas gunman was ‘sick’ and ‘demented’ – Donald Trump

Killer Stephen Paddock, who ruthlessly murdered 59 concertgoers in Las Vegas, was "sick" and "demented", Donald Trump has said.

Myanmar soldiers nabbed with nearly two million pills in Rakhine, as drug trade defies...

Two Myanmar soldiers are being questioned after they were caught with nearly two million “yaba” pills in restive Rakhine state, police said Tuesday, as the drugs trade goes on despite communal violence.

Another World War II bomb defused in Germany

Some 10,000 people were returning to their homes on Tuesday after they were evacuated so that a 250-kilogramme aerial bomb dating back to World War II could be defused and removed from a construction site in West Berlin.

Metro, roads disrupted in Catalonia pro-independence protest

Barcelona metro stations were closed, pickets blocked main roads and civil servants walked out on Tuesday in response to a strike called by pro-independence groups after hundreds were injured in a Spanish police crackdown on a banned independence referendum.

US to reduce $18bn trade deficit with Thailand

The US has resolved to reduce its trade deficit with Thailand, President Donald Trump said as signs of warmer ties between Washington and Bangkok improve.

Islamic State group claims deadly Damascus bomb attack

The Islamic State group on Tuesday claimed a bomb attack at a police station in the Syrian capital Damascus a day earlier that killed at least 17 people.

Las Vegas shooter’s ‘companion an Australian granny’

Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock's "regular companion" was an Australian woman who moved to the United States 20 years ago to work on the casino strip, the government confirmed Tuesday.

Brexit progress insufficient – Michel Barnier

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said Tuesday that Brexit talks had not made enough progress to unlock the next phase as MEPs prepared to vote on a motion criticising Britain.

Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish, Kip Thorne win Nobel Prize in Physics

Another trio of scientists, Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne have been declared joint winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics.

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NAF chief tasks personnel on civil-military relations

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on Saturday implored Nigerian Air Force (NAF) personnel to maintain good civil-military relations in order not to put the Force in disrepute.

PDP denies reported romance between Bayelsa governor, petroleum minister

The Peoples Democratic Party Youth Network has called on Bayelsans to ignore a wild rumour being peddled by unscrupulous characters about a purported meeting between Governor Seriake Dickson and the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva.

General Abdulsalami: We cannot bequeath chaos, disunity to future generation

A former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar has called on Nigerians to raise the bar of peace in all their endeavors.
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Floods submerge 150 communities in Kogi

Kogi Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Mr Sanusi Yahaya, announced that over 150 communities have been submerged following floods in nine Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the State.

Man dies while jogging at Cross River university

Tragedy struck the Cross River University of Technology, CRUTECH, community, Calabar, as a popular shop operator, Goody, died while jogging at the wee hours of Saturday.