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Google employees are holding a sit-in at offices around the world to protest alleged retaliation against workers.

US states launch antitrust investigation into Google

Attorneys general from 48 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico formally opened an antitrust probe on Monday into Alphabet’s Google, in a sign of growing government scrutiny of U.S. technology giants.

I killed five members of my family – 14-year-old boy tells police

A 14-year-old boy shot and killed all five members of his family in the US state of Alabama and then called the police and confessed to the crime, local law enforcement said Tuesday.

Company executives denounce abortion restrictions in New York Times advertorial

Scores of technology, media and fashion executives took out a full-page advertisement in the New York Times on Monday denouncing restricting access to abortion and other reproductive healthcare.
Kay Ivey

Alabama governor signs abortion bill into law

Alabama’s governor signed a bill to ban nearly all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest, in the latest challenge by conservatives to the landmark US Supreme Court decision establishing a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy.

Nigerian sports academy to train 50 athletes in USA

Abiola said that the Multicultural Youth-in-Action in partnership with Craig Sports Academy would be hosting a training camp and an international competition in the greater Atlanta, Georgia USA, and Oxford, Alabama USA areas.
Paddocks at Washington County Fairgrounds are partially underwater due to flooding in Arlington, Nebraska. [Humeyra Pamuk-Reuters]

River levels keep rising in already flooded US

Flood waters continue to rise across the United States and there are fears that many parts of the Mississippi River will remain above flood stage for a further two or three months.
DNA

Police arrest rapist through DNA match

Authorities in Alabama say a DNA match found through a genealogy website has led to an arrest in decades-old slaying and rape case.
Alabama Tornado

Monster tornado kills 23 in Alabama, leaves swath of destruction

A monster tornado tore through the southern US state of Alabama on Sunday, killing 23 people, uprooting trees and causing “catastrophic” damage to buildings and roads, a local sheriff said.
Hoda Muthana is the only US citizen among an estimated 1,500 foreign women and children at the al-Hawl refugee camp [Fadel Senna-AFP]

US woman ‘deeply regrets’ joining ISIS, wants to return home

A US woman who ran away from home at the age of 20 to live in ISIL's so-called 'caliphate' says she "deeply regrets" her decision, and has pleaded with US authorities to allow her to return home.

Alabama executes inmate without imam following Supreme Court ruling

Alabama death row inmate Domineque Ray was executed just hours after the Supreme Court ruled it could go ahead without his Muslim spiritual adviser present, local media reported on Friday.
Valley Forge National Historical Park in Pennsylvania on Friday, where the governor has declared a state of emergency for the storm. Matt Rourke-Associated Press

US winter storm slows travel in Plains states, heads east

A powerful winter storm has already hammered parts of the western US with heavy snow and will continue tracking east, bringing more snow, ice and wind into the midwest, Ohio River Valley and northeast this holiday weekend.

Ex-Gambian President Yahya Jammeh blocked from entering US

The US State Department has barred former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh and members of his immediate family from entry into the United States.
Patrick Nwegbo

Patrick Nwegbo snubs US for Golden Eaglets chance

Nigerian-born Patrick Nwegbo has turned down the chance to play for the United States of America, with the 16-year old restating his determination to wait for a call-up to the Golden Eaglets who are preparing to take part in the Africa U-17 Cup of Nations in Tanzania in 2019.
Donald Trump speaks during an Ohio Republican Party State Dinner in Columbus, Ohio. MADDIE MCGARVEY-BLOOMBERG

Donald Trump ousts Jeff Sessions, vows to fight Democrats if they launch probes

President Donald Trump forced out his attorney general on Wednesday and threatened to fight back if Democrats use their new majority in the U.S. House of Representatives to launch investigations into his administration and finances.
Deontay Wilder

Deontay Wilder: I’ve transformed into a killer

Deontay Wilder warned he has “transformed into a killer” as he ramped up his preparation for his fight with Tyson Fury, dismissing Anthony Joshua as a “coward”.

Data breach: The scandals bedevilling Facebook

Facebook is at the centre of controversy yet again after admitting that up to 50 million accounts were breached by hackers.
This NOAA/RAMMB satellite image taken at 10:00:30 UTC on September 12, 2018, shows Hurricane Florence off the US east coast in the Atantic Ocean. Highways clogged with people fleeing North and South Carolina early Wednesday as monstrous Category 4 Hurricane Florence rumbled toward the eastern US as the biggest storm there in decades. While many coastal residents heeded mandatory evacuation orders, others boarded up homes and businesses and chose to brave the storm, which is forecast to trigger severe flash flooding as it dumps as many as three feet (almost a meter) of rain in some areas. Life-threatening storm surges of up to a staggering 13 feet in some places were also forecast./ AFP PHOTO / NOAA/RAMMB / HO /

Despite slower winds, Hurricane Florence still grave threat

Hurricane Florence, growing in size despite its weakening winds on Wednesday, crept closer to the U.S. East Coast as disaster mobilizations expanded south from the Carolinas into Georgia to counter the deadly threat of high seas and floods.

Governor Shettima: Direct primaries desirable but not practicable in Borno

Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, says it will be difficult to conduct direct primaries in the state because of its peculiar security situation.

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Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde described Ansu Fati as "something special" after the teenager starred in a 5-2 win over Valencia on Saturday.

Ansu Fati has ‘something special’ – Barca coach

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde described Ansu Fati as "something special" after the teenager starred in a 5-2 win over Valencia on Saturday.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa sends envoys to African countries over xenophobic attacks

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has dispatched three special envoys to seven African countries to deliver messages of pan-African unity and solidarity following xenophobic attacks in South Africa, the Presidency said on Sunday.
TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Wednesday that it is the U.S. regime which must change its nature and not Iran.

Iran denies US claim it was behind oil attack in Saudi Arabia

Iran on Sunday denied accusations by U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, that it was responsible for a drone attack on major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia.
BudgIT's Seun Onigbinde

BMO wants President Buhari sack critic Seun Onigbinde

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has rejected the appointment of Seun Onigbinde, an arch critic of President Muhammadu Buhari, as Technical Adviser to the Minister of Budget and National Planning.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Benue APC accuses tribunal justices of frustrating appeals

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue state has raised the alarm that the National/State Assemblies election petitions tribunal is frustrating her members in respect of whose petitions judgment have been delivered by the honourable tribunal from proceeding on appeal against the judgements.