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Commemoration in Istanbul for Slain Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Istanbul remembers slain Saudi journalist with calls for justice

A somber commemoration marking the first anniversary of the slaying of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was held Wednesday in Istanbul just a few meters from the Saudi consulate where he was dismembered.

Chido Onumah: DSS asked why I wasn’t carrying a ‘Biafran passport’

Chido Onumah, coordinator of African Centre for Media & Information Literacy (AFRICMIL), says the Department of State Services (DSS) queried him on why he was carrying a Nigerian passport despite being a “Biafran.”
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Amazon acquires cloud startup INLT to help US merchants import goods

Amazon has bought technology startup INLT for an undisclosed amount, the company told Reuters on Tuesday, in a transaction that will help merchants on its online marketplace more easily import goods into the United States.
Jair Bolsonaro. Andre Coelho-Bloomberg

President Bolsonaro: Amazon rainforest belongs to Brazil

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has insisted that the Brazilian areas of the Amazon rainforest are sovereign territory.
In light of the booming business of Chinese online vendors, who ship to Western customers, Washington argues that the U.S. Postal Service is effectively subsidising traders in China.

US battles China at Universal Postal Union, threatens to quit

The Universal Postal Union (UPU) is starting crisis talks in Geneva today after the U.S. said it would withdraw its membership from the 145 year-old body unless the rules are changed to counter China’s preferential treatment.
The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards bent the knee to HBO’s fantasy epic “Game of Thrones,” which closed out Sunday night’s ceremony by nabbing the prize for best drama series.

Emmys: Game of Thrones cast receive standing ovation — video

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards bent the knee to HBO’s fantasy epic “Game of Thrones,” which closed out Sunday night’s ceremony by nabbing the prize for best drama series.
Emmys 2019- Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge was a big winner at the 71st Emmy awards. Matt Baron-REX-Shutterstock

Emmy winners in key categories

“Fleabag” pulled one of the biggest surprises of the night, scooping up the prizes for best comedy, best actress in a comedy, as well as best writing and directing — a major disappointment for perennial winner “Veep” in its last season.

‘Game of Thrones’ seeks record in final Emmys battle

“Game of Thrones” will seek to make Emmy history one final time Sunday when television’s best and brightest gather at a glamorous ceremony in Los Angeles to bid farewell to a number of long-running hit shows.
Apple’s new iPhone 11 is now up for pre-orders in India across Flipkart, Amazon India, and Paytm Mall. Apple’s top-end model iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are also available for pre-booking.

Apple iPhone 11 pre-order opens

Apple’s new iPhone 11 is now up for pre-orders in India across Flipkart, Amazon India, and Paytm Mall. Apple’s top-end model iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are also available for pre-booking.
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Facebook unveils new models of Portal video chatting devices

Facebook Inc unveiled new models of its Portal video chat devices on Wednesday, making the company’s first foray into TV streaming hardware but offering a limited selection of subscription services.
A firefighter extinguishes a fire in a forest at Rambutan village, in Ogan Ilir, South Sumatra province, on September 11 , 2019. – Malaysia has stepped up pressure on neighbouring Indonesia to tackle huge blazes tearing through its rainforests and smothering Southeast Asia in smog, as fires typically started to clear land for crops send diplomatic tensions soaring. (Photo by ABDUL QODIR / AFP)

Indonesia forest fires surge, stoking global warming fears

The number of blazes in Indonesia’s rainforests has jumped sharply, satellite data showed Thursday, spreading smog across Southeast Asia and adding to concerns about the impact of increasing wildfire outbreaks worldwide on global warming.
Jadon Sancho had no intention of joining Manchester United during the summer, according to Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc.

Borussia Dortmund: Jadon Sancho had no intention of joining Manchester United in the summer

Jadon Sancho had no intention of joining Manchester United during the summer, according to Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc.
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.

Nigeria’s film industry draws global entertainment brands

“Oya!” shouts the director in Nigerian Pidgin English. Actors take their marks. Lighting blinks on. The film crew snaps into action after the order to hurry up.
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps are are displayed on an iPhone. Jenny Kane-AP

Antitrust probe of Facebook may be first step against Big Tech

A coalition of US states unveiled on Friday an antitrust investigation of Facebook, the first of what is expected to be a wave of action against dominant technology firms.
FILE - In this Tuesday, July 16, 2019, file photo, Ernie Field pushes the doorbell on his Ring doorbell camera at his home in Wolcott, Conn. Amazon-owned doorbell camera company Ring is facing questions from a U.S. senator over its partnerships with police departments around the country. Sen. Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, sent a letter Thursday to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos raising privacy and civil liberty concerns about Ring cameras that are capturing and storing footage of U.S. neighborhoods.(AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

US senator raises concern over police use of Amazon’s Ring doorbell camera

U.S. Democratic Senator Edward Markey raised concerns on Thursday that law enforcement use of Amazon.com’s Ring doorbell camera in investigations could disproportionately affect people of color and encourage racial profiling.
Jair Bolsonaro. Andre Coelho-Bloomberg

Poll: Disapproval of Brazil’s president jumps amid Amazon crisis

Brazilians saying that President Jair Bolsonaro is doing a "bad or terrible" job rose to 38% from 33% previously, as the government's handling of surging fires in the Amazon rainforest divides the country.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro delivers a speech during the appointment ceremony of the new heads of public banks, at Planalto Palace in Brasilia on January 7, 2019. – Brazil’s Finance Minister Paulo Guedes appointed the new presidents of the country’s public banks. (Photo by EVARISTO SA / AFP)

Brazil president rebuked for comparing young wife with French First lady

President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, has stoked diplomatic row by comparing his 37-year-old wife, Michelle, with French First Lady, Brigitte Marie-Claude Trogneux-Macron, who is 66 years old.

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PenCom directs PFAs to implement pension enhancement for retirees

The National Pension Commission, PenCom, on Monday directed Pension Fund Administrators to implement pension enhancement for retirees on Programmed Withdrawal under the Contributory Pension Scheme.
Reiner Jesus in training with the Brazil U23 team Lucas Figueiredo - Official Photographer of the Brazilian National Football Team

Real Madrid complete signing of Brazilian attacking midfielder

Real Madrid have completed the signing of teenage Brazilian prospect Reinier from Flamengo on a six-and-a-half-year deal, the Spanish giants announced on Monday.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

NYSC member down with Lassa fever in Delta

A male youth corps member (name withheld) serving in Delta State has been diagnosed with the Lassa fever virus.
In the aftermath of the European Parliament, the legislative hand of the European Union (EU), having said that no progress has been made in the war against Boko Haram in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari said things were a lot better. 6

Counterinsurgency: Things are a lot better – President Buhari tells Boris Johnson

In the aftermath of the European Parliament, the legislative hand of the European Union (EU), having said that no progress has been made in the war against Boko Haram in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari said things were a lot better.
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17 people killed in Katsina road crash

The Katsina State Police Command has confirmed 17 persons killed in a road crash at Yardudu village, Mashi Local Government Area of Katsina State.