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Indonesian police and military special forces take part in an anti-terrorism drill ahead of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia Photograph- Tatan Syuflana-AP

Amnesty: Indonesian police kill dozens ahead of Asian Games

Indonesian police have shot dead more than 70 people this year in a crackdown on petty criminals ahead of the Asian Games, which are due to start this weekend, a human rights group said on Friday.
A man salvages valuable items as workers destroy houses with an excavator after an earthquake hit the area of Gangga on August 12, 2018. An earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has killed 387 people, authorities said on August 11, adding hundreds of thousands of displaced people were still short of clean water, food and medicine nearly a week on. / AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY

Indonesia quake death toll tops 400 as more bodies recovered

"Search and rescue teams are still removing victims who were buried beneath collapsed buildings and landslides," said national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.

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Rescuers work at the Hushan gold mine where workers were trapped underground after the Jauary 10 explosion, in Qixia, Shandong province, China January 22, 2021. REUTERS-Aly Song

China says 10 workers trapped in gold mine are searching for others

The ten known survivors trapped since a deadly Jan. 10 gold mine explosion in northern China have been using laser pointers and loudspeakers to try to find their missing colleagues, state media reported on Friday.
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Anambra election: CLO urges aspirants, parties to shun acrimonious campaigns

The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) has urged political aspirants and their parties in Anambra to shun campaigns of acrimony, but rather focus on resolving issues affecting the welfare of the people.
4. The NCDC and partners, with leadership from the Federal Ministry of Health and Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 is putting in place measures to strengthen the public health response to the pandemic.

Coronavirus vaccine: We are expecting final confirmation from Covax – NPHCDA

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), says it is expecting the final confirmation for coronavirus vaccine from Covax Initiative backed by Gavi Vaccine Alliance, World Health Organisation and Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has observed that the dismissive statement by the Presidency that Nigerians should ‘wait on God’ for solutions to the insecurity in the country is a direct admission of failure by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Presidency explains why pigeons released by President Buhari refused to fly

Social media users read all kinds of meanings into the incident as you would expect; and 'pigeons' trended for most of that Friday as most couldn't miss an opportunity to poke fun at the presidency.
The Oyo State chapter of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) says Governor Seyi Makinde disappointed himself for failing to fulfil the promises made to the party few days to the 2019 gubernatorial election.

Group accuses Oyo governor of downplaying insecurity

The Ibarapa Development Forum (IDF) has reacted to the statewide broadcast by Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, over the worsening security challenges in the State, particularly in the Ibarapa axis.