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Rapist-murderer is America’s first prisoner executed in 2018

In the first U.S. execution of 2018, Texas on Thursday put to death a man convicted of raping and murdering five girls and young women, using a tourniquet to torture and strangle his victims.

Texas flood toll mounts amid chemical blast fears

New proof of the devastation wrought by monster storm Harvey emerged Wednesday as the bodies of six family members were plucked from receding waters in Texas and flooding triggered fears of a chemical explosion near Houston.

Houston shelters overwhelmed as Louisiana braces for monster storm

Houston rescue agencies were struggling to find beds Monday for tens of thousands of Texans driven from their homes by an unprecedented rainstorm that swamped America's fourth largest city.

Texas gov deploys 3,000 more troops as Harvey floods continue to rise

Governor Greg Abbott of Texas said he is deploying 3,000 National Guard troops in flood-stricken Houston as weather forecasters are saying the remnants of Hurricane Harvey is causing “catastrophic flooding” in South-eastern Texas.

Rising floodwaters overwhelm rescue efforts in Houston

Devastating floods in the southern US city of Houston forced thousands to flee their homes and overwhelmed rescuers who could not keep up with constant calls for help.

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Jose Mourinho: I hold no grudges against Chelsea

Jose Mourinho holds no grudges against his former club Chelsea who travel to Old Trafford on Sunday to face Manchester United.

North Korea slams latest US sanctions as ‘act of war

North Korea on Sunday slammed the latest US measures against its regime as an “act of war”, after US President Donald Trump announced the “heaviest sanctions ever” on the nuclear-armed regime.

Winter Olympics: Canadian athlete charged with theft

The Canadian skier, David Duncan, was arrested on charges of stealing a car in South Korea, where he was competing at the Winter Olympics, officials and Canadian media said on Saturday.

South Africa busts evil Angels Church with 100 sex slaves

South African police have busted Mancoba Seven Angels Ministry, a church run as a cult, with no fewer than 100 sex slaves, among them girls as young as 12, nursing tiny babies and with leaders who regard themselves as angels.

Nigeria sets 2030 to end violence against children

The Federal Government, yesterday, said it has fixed 2030 to end all forms of violence against children in the country.

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Donald Trump suggests armed deputy at Florida school was a ‘coward’

US President Donald Trump on Friday cast doubt on the character of an armed deputy who failed to intervene during last week's school shooting in Florida, saying he froze or was a "coward."

Osun govt to commence payment of pensions next month

Osun State Government, on Thursday, disclosed that a sum of N1 billion had been released to 142 beneficiaries ‎of Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) and N200 million to settle part of the outstanding gratuities of the 2011/2012 retirees.

Osun guber: APC to lift ban on aspirants in two-week – Chairman

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Osun State chapter, on Friday declared that the ban hitherto placed on gubernatorial contestants, restricting from officially declaring ambition would be lifted in two weeks’ time.

Boko Haram: Kano govt offers scholarships to 100 Borno orphans

The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Friday, announced that the state government has awarded life scholarships to 100 children orphaned by the ongoing Boko Haram insurgency in Borno State.

Libya removed from terror-financing watch list

The international Financial Action Task Force (FATF) lifted Libya from the list of countries unable to fight money laundering and terrorism financing, the Central Bank of Libya said in a statement.