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Donald Trump gets a win in court on travel ban

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed an appeal that had blocked a now-expired version of Donald Trump’s anti-immigration decree.

Donald Trump rolls back access to free birth control introduced in Obamacare

Donald Trump is allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women on religious or moral grounds - rolling back an Obamacare provision.

Trump policies at stake in US Supreme Court session

The US Supreme Court on Monday opens its 2017-2018 session, facing thorny issues that include gay and labor rights, voter restrictions and limits on gathering private information.

Trump’s travel ban to expire on Sunday

The United States President Donald Trump’s contentious travel ban expires Sunday with little clarity over whether America’s door will reopen for travelers from six majority-Muslim countries.

Trump administration sued over ‘unconstitutional’ phone and laptop searches at US borders

The Trump administration has engaged in an unconstitutional practice of searching without a warrant the phones and laptops of Americans who are stopped at the border, a lawsuit filed on Wednesday alleged.

CIA ‘torture’ psychologists to stand trial

Two psychologists who helped design the CIA's post-9/11 detainee interrogation program will stand trial in September for promoting the use of torture methods like water-boarding, starvation and chaining prisoners in extreme stress positions.

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Military not involved in monkey pox vaccination – Isaac Adewole

The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has said that the military is not involved in any monkey pox vaccination as presently rumoured.

Saudi’s Flynas makes first commercial flight to Baghdad after 27 years

Saudi budget carrier flynas on Wednesday made the first commercial flight from Riyadh to Baghdad since 1990, as ties with neighbouring Iraq show signs of improvement.

FEC approves N236m to complete irrigation dam in Katsina

The Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, approved N236 million for the completion of Sabke Irrigation Dam in Katsina State.

National Assembly engages Algerian parliament for improved bilateral relations

Pesident of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, said the National Assembly commenced engagement with Algerian parliament to boost bilateral relations between the two countries.

Ekiti State University sacks 7 workers for certificate racketeering, fraud

The Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti, has booted out seven of its workers for their roles in alleged illegal sale and award of the institution’s certificates.

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Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr targets World Cup quarterfinal

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has set his team a target of at least reaching the quarter final at the World Cup following their qualification for the tournament holding in Russia next year.

Hidden film treasures brought to life in British vault

In a refrigerated vault outside London filled with old film reels, a team of curators is bringing to life forgotten masterpieces of early cinema history.

Nigeria’s misunderstanding of President Buhari’s foreign policy

The reaction from Jim Yong Kim’s statement that President Muhammadu Buhari asked the World Bank to focus on the North – of course, the North-East – is a shocking display of a gross misunderstanding of the present administration’s foreign policy thrust, as regards demands made to international development organizations.

jSomali police fire bullets to break up protest against bombing

Somali police on Wednesday opened fire to prevent a crowd of protesters demonstrating against Saturday’s deadly bombing from accessing the site of the attack, according to a Reuters witness.

US, South Korea begin major navy drill

The United States and South Korea on Monday launched a joint naval exercise in a fresh show of force against North Korea over its growing missile and nuclear threats.