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Pope Francis prays for peace in Honduras

Pope Francis has prayed for Honduras to peacefully overcome its present predicament necessitated by a violent political crisis.

Opposition candidate leading Honduras presidential poll

Initial results of the Honduran presidential vote released early Monday showed opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla leading current President Juan Orlando Hernandez, after an evening that saw both men declare themselves victorious.

Honduras blames Guatemala for ‘trash islands’

Guatemala is being blamed by Honduras for creating an "environmental disaster" after shocking images revealed a blanket of plastic rubbish engulfing the sea around a Caribbean island.

Panama’s president visits China following break with Taiwan

Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela was making his first state visit to Beijing on Friday after breaking off relations with Taiwan and establishing formal ties with China five months ago.

Guatemala docks ex-president Otto Perez for corruption

Former Guatemalan president Otto Perez has been ordered to stand trial for corruption charges, including racketeering, illicit enrichment and fraud.

Deadly Hurricane Nate bears down on Mexico, United States

Nate reached hurricane status as it bore down on popular Mexican beach resorts and headed for the US Gulf Coast early Saturday after dumping heavy rains on Central America and leaving at least 28 people dead.

Deadly tropical storm Nate kills 22 in Central America

Tropical Storm Nate has killed at least 22 people in Central America with torrential rains that forced thousands from their homes, uprooted trees, knocked out bridges and turned roads into rivers, officials said Thursday.

FIFA bans Caribbean FA chief for six years

FIFA suspended Caribbean Football Union president Gordon Derrick from the sport for six years on Tuesday after he was found guilty of several ethics violations.

At least 15 dead as magnitude 8.2 quake rocks Mexico

A powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Mexico late Thursday, killing at least 15 people and triggering a tsunami alert in what the president called the quake-prone country's biggest one in a century.

Major earthquakes of the past 30 years

An 8.1 magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico late Thursday and was felt as far away as Mexico City, the US Geological Survey said.

Two dead as magnitude 8.4 quake rocks Mexico

A rare and powerful 8.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico late Thursday, killing at least two people as seismologists warned of a tsunami of more than three meters (10 feet).

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Police rescue three stolen babies, arrest six suspects

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Bayelsa corps members laud NYSC for skill acquisition programme

The 2017 Batch “B” stream 1 members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) deployed to Bayelsa have applauded the management of the scheme for engaging them in the skill acquisition programmes.

Youths shut Agip’s oil wells over alleged neglect

Aggrieved youths of Ikebiri community in the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State have shut down three oil wells belonging to the Nigerian Agip Oil Company.

Weather: Flights may suffer cancellation, delay in coming days – NCAA

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Fuel queues resurface in Abuja

Long fuel queues have resurfaced at major fuel stations in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, signalling the commencement of another round fuel scarcity.

Lafarge ex-CEO quizzed over financing jihadists in Syria

Former Lafarge CEO Bruno Lafont was questioned on Wednesday over allegations that the French cement-maker indirectly financed jihadists in Syria, sources close to the case said.

Petrolex plans $3.6bn oil refinery for Ogun

Nigeria is set to get another new oil refinery as a government push to end fuel imports attracts investors to the industry.

SARS personnel for new training programme – Police HQ

A new training programme has been designed for personnel of the police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Institute wants more tuberculosis treatment centres

Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria has appealed to federal, state and local governments to provide more treatment centres for the management of drug resistant tuberculosis.