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Larry King, the longtime CNN host who became an icon through his interviews with countless newsmakers and his sartorial sensibilities, has died. He was 87.

Veteran talk show host Larry King passes on at 87

"With profound sadness, Ora Media announces the death of our co-founder, host and friend Larry King, who passed away this morning at age 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles," the statement said. "For 63 years and across the platforms of radio, television and digital media, Larry's many thousands of interviews, awards, and global acclaim stand as a testament to his unique and lasting talent as a broadcaster."
Federal authorities have arrested the son of a Brooklyn Supreme Court judge who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Aaron Mostofsky (pictured above) was arrested on Jan. 12 morning at his brother’s home in Brooklyn, a source said.

New York judge’s son arrested over Capitol riot

The son of a New York judge was arrested on Tuesday for participating in last week’s violent rampage at the US Capitol building by supporters of President Donald Trump, prosecutors said.
Fashion designer Alexander Wang is facing accusations of sexual assault, prompted by claims from Owen Mooney, a male model who, in early December, shared an encounter on TikTok that he’d had with Wang in 2017 at a nightclub.

Alexander Wang responds to sexual assault claims

Fashion designer Alexander Wang is facing accusations of sexual assault, prompted by claims from Owen Mooney, a male model who, in early December, shared an encounter on TikTok that he’d had with Wang in 2017 at a nightclub.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that sheriff's deputies will be deployed to enforce quarantine protocols for travelers arriving from the United Kingdom. The mayor is seen above on Dec. 14. while delivering remarks ahead of the first COVID-19 vaccinations at NYU Langone Hospital. Kevin Hagen/AP

NYPD officer shot on Christmas Eve survived because of bulletproof vest – New York mayor

A New York Police Department officer who was shot in the back during a domestic violence incident in Brooklyn on Thursday was saved by his bulletproof vest in what officials called a “Christmas miracle.”
Nigeria men’s basketball team D’Tigers moved up one spot from 23rd to 22nd and remain number one in Africa in the latest FIBA world ranking.

D’Tigers move up in world ranking, retain top spot in Africa

Nigeria men’s basketball team D’Tigers moved up one spot from 23rd to 22nd and remain number one in Africa in the latest FIBA world ranking.
US President Donald Trump, on Monday, alleged that some poll watchers were thrown out of vote counting rooms in most states which led to the victory of Joe Biden.

US judge orders Donald Trump administration to restore ‘Dreamer’ immigration program

A US judge ordered the Trump administration Friday to fully reinstate a program that protects from deportation immigrants who came to the country illegally as children.A US judge ordered the Trump administration Friday to fully reinstate a program that protects from deportation immigrants who came to the country illegally as children.
The US Supreme Court has barred New York from imposing coronavirus restrictions on houses of worship in a ruling likely to be heralded by conservatives as a victory for religious freedoms.

US Supreme Court bars New York from imposing attendance limit on houses of worship

The US Supreme Court has barred New York from imposing coronavirus restrictions on houses of worship in a ruling likely to be heralded by conservatives as a victory for religious freedoms.
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New York says good riddance to native son Donald Trump

Joyous New Yorkers poured into the streets Saturday after Democrat Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump to win the White House, erupting in celebration as the business mogul and former star of The Apprentice was told: “You’re fired.”
Oregon State Police arrest a protester in Portland, Ore., Nov. 4, 2020, following Tuesday's election.

Protests in several US cities as presidential vote remains undecided

Protesters turned out in multiple U.S. cities Wednesday to call for a complete count of presidential election votes, while smaller pro-Trump groups rallied outside vote-counting centers in Michigan and Arizona.
The United States was on knife’s edge Wednesday waiting for electoral results, but the fate of one candidate was clear- Entertainer Kanye West will not win the 2020 presidential race — but still has future aspirations.

US election: Kanye West concedes defeat, hints at 2024 White House bid

The United States was on knife’s edge Wednesday waiting for electoral results, but the fate of one candidate was clear: Entertainer Kanye West will not win the 2020 presidential race — but still has future aspirations.
Prominent Democrats have condemned the confirmation and swearing in of Judge Amy Coney Barrett as justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Democrats kick as US Senate confirms Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

Prominent Democrats have condemned the confirmation and swearing in of Judge Amy Coney Barrett as justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Gold rises on renewed US stimulus hope, dollar falls

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said a bill for a compromise stimulus package is being written as she awaits a key phone call with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said his chamber would take up a comprehensive coronavirus package if an accord is struck. The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index headed for the third straight decline.
Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 20, 2020, to make a statement on the nomination for replacement of recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. – US presidential hopeful Joe Biden urged Senate lawmakers to not vote on filling the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death until after the election in November. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)

Joe Biden urges halt of Donald Trump’s US Supreme Court push

Democratic hopeful Joe Biden on Sunday urged lawmakers to wait until after November’s election to tackle a Supreme Court vacancy that President Donald Trump has pledged to fill quickly, as the nomination becomes a new flashpoint in the battle for the White House.
Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has fully recovered from coronavirus. 1

Kaduna to hold maiden international marathon race

Kaduna State Government has unveiled plans to organise the maiden edition of its international marathon race in November this year.
Chinese authorities have stopped renewing press credentials for foreign journalists working for U.S. news organizations in China, the latest move in a continuing cycle of tit-for-tat retaliations between Beijing and Washington over economic and diplomatic disputes.

China freezes visa renewals for journalists with US-based news outlets 

Chinese authorities have stopped renewing press credentials for foreign journalists working for U.S. news organizations in China, the latest move in a continuing cycle of tit-for-tat retaliations between Beijing and Washington over economic and diplomatic disputes.
Flames rise from a street after a liquid had been spread and lit, during protests in Portland.

Tear gas, fire bombs as police declare Portland protest a ‘riot’

Police arrested dozens of people and used tear gas against hundreds of demonstrators in Portland late Saturday as the western US city marked 100 days since Black Lives Matter protests erupted against racism and police brutality.
Singer Tiwa Savage has reflected on the time she was so broke and had to live in a shelter in Bedford–Stuyvesant, New York. The ace singer made this statement at a surprise party organised by her friends for her album launch, Celia.

Tiwa Savage: I was so broke I lived in a shelter in New York

Singer Tiwa Savage has reflected on the time she was so broke and had to live in a shelter in Bedford–Stuyvesant, New York. The ace singer made this statement at a surprise party organised by her friends for her album launch, Celia.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo charged Thursday that China may have known of the new coronavirus as early as November, renewing accusations that Beijing has not been transparent and again drawing ire from China.

U.S. restricts Chinese diplomats from cultural events

The United States Government has imposed restrictions on senior Chinese diplomats, regarding their engagement in cultural and university events in the country.
Israeli warplanes pounded Hamas-ruled Gaza early Tuesday in response to Palestinian fire balloon attacks across the border, the Israeli army said.

Israeli planes bomb Gaza as Egyptians seek to restore calm

Israeli warplanes pounded Hamas-ruled Gaza early Tuesday in response to Palestinian fire balloon attacks across the border, the Israeli army said.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Coronavirus inflammatory syndrome now seen in adults

A rare multisystem inflammatory syndrome previously diagnosed in children and teenagers after being exposed to Coronavirus is being reported in older adults.
Determined to curb the spread of the dreaded COVID-19, local manufacturer Prince Interior Furniture and Furnishing Company has engaged a cardiologist to help in the mass production of N95 face masks for the protection of vulnerable Nigerians against the deadly virus.

Official: Chinese firm sued by US over ‘fake’ masks not certified

A Chinese company sued for selling nearly half a million fake and substandard N95 respirators to US buyers in April is not a certified maker of medical masks, Chinese authorities said on Monday.
Angry protesters took to the streets over the treatment of minorities by law enforcement[Carlos Barria-Reuters]

George Floyd: Minnesota governor to fully mobilise National Guard

The governor of Minnesota has said he plans to fully mobilise the state's National Guard and promised a massive show of force to help quell civil unrest following days of protests over the police killing of George Floyd.

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The joint statement on China was read out by Canadian Ambassador Leslie Norton on behalf of countries including Australia, Britain, France, Germany, Japan and the United States to the U.N. Human Rights Council.

Canada leads call on China to allow Xinjiang access – statement

More than 40 countries urged China on Tuesday to allow the U.N. human rights chief immediate access to Xinjiang region to look into reports that more than a million people have been unlawfully detained there, some subjected to torture or forced labour.
Inter Miami owner Jorge Mas believes his side will be able to land Barcelona star Lionel Messi in the future.

Copa America: Lionel Messi equals record as Argentina progress

Lionel Messi earned a record-equalling 147th cap for Argentina as they progressed to the Copa America quarter-finals with victory over Paraguay.
A woman watches a video of Egyptian influencer Haneen Hossam, who was sentenced to two years in prison on charges of violation public morals. Khaled Desouki, AFP

Egyptian TikTok influencer to appeal 10-year trafficking sentence

Egyptian TikTok influencer Haneen Hossam will appeal a 10-year prison sentence handed down by a Cairo court that found her guilty of human trafficking, her lawyer said on Monday.
The chairperson of Eti Osa local government, Rafiu Olatunji, has died on Monday night at his Sangotedo residence. He died from a long-term illness.

Lagos council boss passes on

The chairperson of Eti Osa local government, Rafiu Olatunji, has died on Monday night at his Sangotedo residence. He died from a long-term illness.
The Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria is largely fuelled by youth unemployment and poverty, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said.

President Buhari: All my appointments, projects guided by equity, inclusiveness

He said: “There’s actually no part of the country that has not been impacted positively in the areas of infrastructure, agriculture and economic support initiative based on peculiarities of the regions.”

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The supreme court, on Friday, dismissed a suit filed by Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), seeking the review of a judgment ordering it to pay N17 billion to some Ogoni communities in Rivers state.

New lawyers without Supreme Court enrollment number seek NBA’s help

Some new lawyers called to bar in recent years have inundated the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) with complaints of how they have been denied their enrollment number by the Supreme Court.

Senator Shekarau advocates political power shift to south

A former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, has urged the All Progressive Congress (APC) to field a southerner as its presidential candidate in 2023.

NULGE: Local council police panacea to Nigeria’s insecurity challenges

The President, Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Comrade Olatunji Ambali, has said that the establishment of Local Government Police is the only panacea to the problem of insecurity in the country.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger government launches special vigilante corps

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, has launched the Niger Special Vigilante Corps (NSVC).
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has listed some communities inKwara and Niger as notorious for smuggling activities over the years.

Badagry: Secondary school student shot dead in clash with rice smugglers

An SS3 student was shot dead during a clash between security operatives of the Joint Border Patrol Team (JBPT) and suspected rice smugglers at Irosu village near Badagry on Saturday.