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Couple jailed for life for killing 15-day-old daughter

A young Georgia couple accused of murdering their infant daughter was found guilty on all counts Tuesday, just about an hour after the jury began deliberations.
Police thought they had two male shooters at first

Students kill classmate, injure eight at school

Two high school students shot and killed a classmate and injured eight others at a charter school in a Colorado community, US that just weeks ago marked the 20th anniversary of one of the nation’s worst school shootings.
A Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan has left for Canada to be reunited with her daughters, Pakistani officials and others involved in the case said Wednesday.

Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy leaves Pakistan

A Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan has left for Canada to be reunited with her daughters, Pakistani officials and others involved in the case said Wednesday.
A Europol-led police operation has arrested three people who allegedly ran the Wall Street Market, supposedly the world’s second-largest “dark web” marketplace.

Police take down massive dark web marketplace in Germany

A Europol-led police operation has arrested three people who allegedly ran the Wall Street Market, supposedly the world’s second-largest “dark web” marketplace. Authorities also seized the site’s servers and more than €550,000 (around $615,000) in cash, plus Bitcoin and Monero “in six-digit amounts,” which could add up to a huge sum.
India deployed emergency personnel Wednesday and ordered the navy on standby as it braced for an extremely severe cyclonic storm barrelling towards the eastern coast.

India braces for cyclone, puts navy on alert

India deployed emergency personnel Wednesday and ordered the navy on standby as it braced for an extremely severe cyclonic storm barrelling towards the eastern coast.
Burkina Faso has been targeted by jihadist attacks since 2015

Six killed in attack on church in Burkina Faso

Six people, including a pastor, were killed in an attack on a Christian church in Burkina Faso, a government spokesman said.
Bobi Wine

Ugandan pop star opposition MP arrested again

Ugandan police arrested pop star turned MP Bobi Wine on Monday, barely two days after lifting the house arrest of one of the potential challengers to veteran President Yoweri Museveni, one of his lawyers and a police spokesman said.
Cyclone Kenneth

Tanzania warns residents of destructive cyclone

Authorities in Tanzania have advised people in southern coastal regions to move to safer ground ahead of the expected arrival of a cyclone.
Katie Meyler speaks during an event centered on girls’ education in Washington in October 2016. (Paul Morigi-Getty Images for Glamour)

Charity founder resigns after alleged rapes at Liberian school

An American woman who established a charity to help vulnerable girls in Liberia has resigned six months after taking a leave of absence in the wake of allegations that a local staffer raped several girls in the charity's care.

13 people shot dead at a family party

Gunmen raided a family party in the Mexican state of Veracruz, killing 13 people, including a child, authorities said.
India

India prepares for second phase of general elections

Authorities across India have made adequate arrangements for the second phase of the ongoing general elections, officials said on Wednesday.
Tottenham forward Son Heung-min has donated around £100,000 to the victims of a deadly blaze in South Korea.

Tottenham’s Son Heung-min donates £100,000 to South Korean fire victims

Tottenham forward Son Heung-min has donated around £100,000 to the victims of a deadly blaze in South Korea.
FILE PHOTO: Moroccan activist and the leader of the protest movement Nasser Zefzafi gives a speech during a demonstration in the northern town of Al-Hoceima, seven months after a fishmonger was crushed to death inside a garbage truck as he tried to retrieve fish confiscated by the police, in Al-Hoceima, Morocco May 18, 2017. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal/File Photo

Jailed Morocco protest leader ‘sews lips together’

The jailed leader of a Moroccan protest movement, Nasser Zefzafi, has sewn his lips together after losing an appeal against a 20-year prison term, several sources said Tuesday.

Mike Ozekhome urges legal practitioners to step up pro bono services to poor litigants

Constitutional lawyer and human rights activist, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, on Saturday, urged legal practitioners to step up pro bono legal services to poor litigants.

Knife attacker kills two at primary school in China

A knife-wielding man killed two people and injured two others at a primary school in central China on Wednesday, the latest such attack to hit the country in recent years.
The total death toll from the tropical storm across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi is 738 people, with many more still missing [File- Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi-AP]

Cholera cases rise to over 1,000 in cyclone-hit Mozambique

Cholera has infected at least 1,052 people in Mozambique's cyclone-hit region, the health ministry said Monday in a new report, marking a massive increase from 139 cases reported four days ago.
Jussie Smollett is pictured in a police mugshot after being charged with making a false police report. Chicago Police Department

Prosecutors drop all charges against Jussie Smollett

Authorities in the United States have dropped all criminal charges against Jussie Smollett.
The death toll from a chemical plant explosion in China rose to 78 on Monday, with hundreds still receiving medical treatment four days after one of the country’s worst industrial accidents.

Death toll in China chemical blast rises to 78

The death toll from a chemical plant explosion in China rose to 78 on Monday, with hundreds still receiving medical treatment four days after one of the country’s worst industrial accidents.

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been accused of making a “political statement” in missing the Europa League final, with Azerbaijan’s UK ambassador claiming the Arsenal forward had the necessary assurances to travel to Baku.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan accused of making ‘political statement’ in missing Europa League final with Arsenal

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been accused of making a “political statement” in missing the Europa League final, with Azerbaijan’s UK ambassador claiming the Arsenal forward had the necessary assurances to travel to Baku.
PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI INAUGURATES BOARD MEMBERS OF THE NORTH-EAST DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBER STATE HOUSE. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. MAY 8 2019 3

President Buhari summons Governor Masari over killings in Katsina

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday summoned Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katisna State over rising killings by armed bandits in the state.
Nigeria forward Alex Iwobi has admitted that Arsenal were fortunate to score against Huddersfield despite their watertight defence.

Alex Iwobi: I hope Tottenham loses Champions League final to Liverpool

Alex Iwobi is not sticking his neck out for Tottenham Hotspur when they face Liverpool in the final of the UEFA Champions League.

NEMA receives another 195 Nigerians from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received another batch of 195 stranded Nigerians from Libya.
The quantum of investment in the Nigerian economy by Chinese companies has hit $20bn, the President, China Chambers of Commerce in Nigeria, Mr Ye Shuijin, has disclosed.

CCCN: Chinese companies’ investments in Nigeria hit $20 billion

The quantum of investment in the Nigerian economy by Chinese companies has hit $20bn, the President, China Chambers of Commerce in Nigeria, Mr Ye Shuijin, has disclosed.