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Meet Japan’s 82-year-old app-maker

When 82-year-old Masako Wakamiya first began working she still used an abacus for maths -- today she is one of the world's oldest iPhone app developers, a trailblazer in making smartphones accessible for the elderly.

Jordan’s King Abdullah in rare visit to Palestine

Jordan's King Abdullah II has begun a rare visit to the occupied West Bank to meet Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas, amid shared tensions with Israel over al-Aqsa Mosque compound, the Jerusalem holy site.

Israel to strip Arab attacker of citizenship for first time

An Israeli court has decided to strip an Arab Israeli attacker of his citizenship, legal sources said Monday, in what a rights group said was the first ruling of its kind.

North Korea threatens ‘thousands-fold’ revenge on US over sanctions

North Korea has threatened to launch "thousands-fold" revenge against the US after tough UN sanctions were imposed on it following the test firing of intercontinental ballistic missiles.

US, Japan, Australia call for stop to land reclamation’s in South China Sea

The United States, Japan and Australia on Monday urged all claimant countries in the South China Sea to cease land reclamation’s, constructions and other “coercive unilateral actions’’ that changed the disputed area’s landscape.

Death toll in Vietnam flash floods rises to 26

The death toll following flash floods in Northern Vietnam has risen to 26, with 15 people still missing and 27 others treated for injuries, authorities said on Monday.

Asia ‘no longer immune’ to terrorism – S’Korea

Asia is “no longer immune” to threats of terrorism, following attacks by Islamic State-backed militants in the southern Philippines, South Korea’s foreign minister said Monday, ahead of a regional security forum in Manila.

Undermining nuclear deal is your political suicide – Rouhani tells Trump

Re-elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused the United States of trying to undermine Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers, telling President Donald Trump that it will be his political suicide.

190,000 sign petition to stop first lady office in France

More than 190,000 people have expressed their opposition toward French President Emmanuel Macron’s initiative to create an official First Lady status for his wife, Brigitte Macron, as of Monday morning.

South Korea prosecutors seek 12 years’ jail for Samsung heir

South Korean prosecutors on Monday demanded the heir to the Samsung empire be jailed for 12 years over his role in the corruption scandal that brought down the country's last president.

North rejects UN sanctions, promises ‘righteous action’

North Korea has come out fighting following fresh UN Security Council sanctions on Pyongyang and after the US and South Korea celebrated the punishing measures.

Third Dubai fire in days forces hotel evacuation

A small fire broke out a Dubai hotel on Monday, forcing guests and staff to leave, in the third such blaze in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) tourism and trade hub in less than a week.

North, South Korea diplomats exchange words

The foreign ministers of North Korea and South Korea spoke face-to-face at a gala in Manila Sunday night, according to South Korean media reports, at a time of heightened tensions over Pyongyang’s missile program.

UN chief decries stockpile of 15,000 nuclear weapons by countries

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres, has expressed concern over the 15,000 nuclear weapons stockpiled by countries and called for intensified efforts on nuclear disarmament.

Afghan president condemns alleged village massacre

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani condemned Sunday the reported massacre of dozens of civilians in a remote area of the war-torn country where the Taliban claimed a victory against military forces.

Angry Pence denies eye on 2020 presidential bid

US Vice President Mike Pence angrily rejected a report Sunday that he is laying the groundwork for a possible 2020 run for the presidency, calling it "absurd" and "categorically false."

Four dead, eight injured as soldier opens fire on Iran military base – army

At least four soldiers were killed and eight injured when one of their colleagues opened fire on a military air base in southern Tehran on Sunday, the Iranian military said in a statement.

Israel says plans to close broadcaster Al-Jazeera’s offices

Israel said on Sunday it planned to close the offices in the Jewish state of Al-Jazeera, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the Arab satellite news broadcaster of incitement.

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NYSC: No deployment of corps member to crisis prone areas in Niger

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Coordinator in Niger state, Mrs. Funmilayo Ajayi, has said that no Corps Member would be posted to Shiroro local government area and other areas that are prone to violence and attacks in the state.
Nigeria international Brown Ideye has joined Greek Super League club Aris on a one-year deal.

Brown Ideye joins Greek Super League outfit Aris

The 30-year-old has been without a club since he left Malaga at the end of the 2017-18 season and he will hope to revitalize his career at the Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium during the 2019-20 season.
Gov. Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno has vowed to send out of the state any International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) undermining the interest of government toward achieving peace in the state after 10 years of Boko Haram insurgency.

Borno governor pledges security for NYSC members

Gov. Umar Zulum of Borno State has promised to provide adequate security for Batch B Stream 1 of the 2019 National Youth Service Corps posted to the state.

Governor El-Rufai re-assures NYSC members of safety in Kaduna

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has renewed his administration’s commitment to safeguarding the welfare, lives and properties of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members deployed to the state.

DPR, NSCDC arrest five illegal cooking gas retailers

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in conjunction with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Thursday arrested five illegal dealers of the Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) also known as cooking gas in Abuja.