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US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting between US and Chinese officials in the Oval Office of the White House January 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski - AFP)

California, 15 other states sue Donald Trump over decision to declare national emergency

California and 15 other US states sued President Donald Trump’s administration Monday over his decision to declare a national emergency to fund a wall on the southern border with Mexico, saying the move violated the constitution.

Facebook ‘digital gangsters’ who spread fake news – British lawmakers

A scathing British parliamentary report on Monday branded Facebook “digital gangsters” who failed to fight the spread of fake news and violated data privacy.
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Gerard Pique: Lionel Messi part of new Davis Cup venture

Lionel Messi is one of the investors in the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid later this year, according to FC Barcelona team-mate Gerard Pique.
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Grammys 2019: Seun Kuti performs, loses category to Soweto Gospel Choir

Seun Kuti, Nigerian Afrobeat musician, lost in his first attempt to win a Grammy award.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation opened an inquiry in 2017 into whether US President Donald Trump was working on behalf of Russia, The New York Times reported on Friday.

Donald Trump 2020: Rumblings of a Republican primary challenge

Democrats are already furiously jockeying for position to take on President Donald Trump in 2020.
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Kamala Harris emerges as frontrunner to oust Donald Trump as rivals circle

Early 2020 presidential candidate Kamala Harris introduced herself to American voters Monday by drawing a sharp contrast with Donald Trump, offering a robust defence of her progressive positions a day after formally declaring her White House bid.
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Donald Trump slammed by supporters for backing down on shutdown

US President Donald Trump has drawn rebuke from his supporters and Republican pundits on the hard right after dropping - at least for now - his demand for Congress to fund a wall on the US-Mexico border.
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Rich Russians flock to Florida to deliver American babies

In southern Florida’s Sunny Isles Beach, Russian tourists Anna and Helen sip coffee with their husbands and newborn babies: a common scene in what has become a prized destination for well-off foreigners looking to secure US citizenship for their children.
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.
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Pastor sacked for opposing homosexuality

A Presbyterian pastor in Northern California, United States, has been sacked after he posted a message on the sign outside his church that stated “homosexuality is still a sin.”
People walk past an Apple store in Beijing on December 11, 2018. – Apple stores in China continued with business as usual on December 11, despite a Chinese court-ordered ban on iPhone sales that could hurt the US tech firm in one of its most crucial markets. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP)

Report: Apple plans to launch three new iPhone models this year

“The Cupertino, California-based company has decided to stick with liquid-crystal display (LCD) at a time when sluggish sales of iPhone XR cut into its most recent revenue projection,” it said.
Judd was one of the first women in 2017 to publicly accuse Weinstein of sexual misconduct [Lucy Nicholson-Reuters]

Judge dismisses part of Ashley Judd’s lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein

A federal judge in the US city of Los Angeles has dismissed actress Ashley Judd's sexual harassment claim against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein but said she could proceed with a defamation claim against him, according to media reports.
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Banyana Banyana kickstart World Cup preparations

Banyana Banyana kickstart preparations for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup with a training camp that will be held in Cape Town from Wednesday, 9 January 2019.
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Golden Globe: Regina King determined to cast more women in films

Hollywood actress Regina King picked her first Golden Globes award at the 2019 ceremony and vowed to cast more women in future projects.
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Man confesses after writing threat letters to Donald Trump, FBI

Kao Xiong, a California man, has pleaded guilty to sending more than 150 threatening or hoax letters in 2017 to President Donald Trump and to former presidents, FBI offices and other individuals and businesses.
Police are responding to the incident in Torrance, California. Frederic J. Brown-AFP-Getty Images

Multiple victims in US shooting

Police in California on Saturday said they were responding to a shooting with “multiple victims” at a bowling alley near Los Angeles.
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Burna Boy tackles Coachella over poster font size

Burna Boy, Afro-fusion star, has expressed his displeasure over the font size his name was written in on the Coachella poster.

Burna Boy, Mr Eazi to represent Nigeria at 2019 Coachella festival

Burna Boy and Mr Eazi are the only Nigerian artistes performing at the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

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INEC reconfigures 5,823 cards readers in Delta

Ahead of Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced the re-configuration of 5,823 Smart Card Readers (SCR) in Delta State.

DSS to quiz INEC commissioner over postponement of elections

The Department of State Services (DSS) has invited Okechukwu Ibeanu, the National Commissioner in charge of logistics at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), for questioning.

Adamawa REC: We are not under anyone’s influence

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Adamawa State, Barrister Kassim Gaidam, has refuted a news report that he rejected offer of bribe to the tune of $1m and a house in Dubai from the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

Expert: Beware of meningitis

The Kwara State Primary Health Care Development Agency has advised the people to beware of meningitis and watch against symptoms like high body temperature, irritability, headaches, photophobia, convulsion and coma.

Death toll in Kaduna killing rises to 130 as police arrests 11 suspects

Kaduna state governor Nasir El-Rufai on Tuesday said about 130 persons died in Kajuru villages attack and not 60 as he previously announced.