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Hand-written notes are displayed on a light post across the street from the Chabad of Poway Synagogue after a shooting on April 27, 2019 in Poway, California. – A gunman opened fire at a synagogue in California, killing one person and injuring three others including the rabbi as worshippers marked the final day of Passover, officials said Saturday, April 27, 2019. The shooting in the town of Poway came exactly six months after a white supremacist shot dead 11 people at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue — the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the history of the United States. (Photo by SANDY HUFFAKER / AFP)

US shooting renews debate on hate crimes and political response

The latest at a US synagogue heightened the sense of alarm Sunday of a rise in anti-Semitism, despite President Donald Trump avowal to overcome the “evil” of hatred.
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Lloyd’s of London suffers 1 billion pound loss due to natural catastrophes

The Lloyd’s of London insurance market recorded a loss of one billion pounds ($1.32 billion) in 2018 due to major natural catastrophes such as hurricanes and wildfires, it said on Wednesday.
Kamala Harris

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.
Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury vows to dash homeless £8 millon

British boxer Tyson Fury has vowed to give his whopping £8 million purse to the homeless after fighting Deontay Wilder.
Donald Trump tours a neighbourhood destroyed by the wildfires in Paradise, California [Evan Vucci-AP]

North California fire: Death toll at 76, more than 1,000 missing

The death toll from wildfires in Northern California has risen to 76, with thousands left homeless from the deadliest blaze to hit the US state in a century.

Muhammadu Buhari ‘the dead’ and his body double

The notorious rumour in circulation on Nigerian streets sounds every bit like a citation from a James Hadley Chase. Chase had a pleasant notoriety with his crime fiction novels that hold you spellbound. With a gloating slide to it, the rumour is trending, with celebrated gusto, about the “death” of the man Nigerians elected into office in May, 2015.
California wildfires

California wildfires: Death toll rises to 25 as blazes continue

The death toll from destructive wildfires hitting California rose to 25 as rescue workers recovered 14 more bodies of people killed by the late-season infernos.

Ovie Omo-Agege: I was never convicted in US

The senator said this in reaction to an allegation by Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, a Delta All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, who said a Californian court convicted him.
Former rap mogul Marion Suge Knight pleaded no contest Thursday to manslaughter in connection with the death of a man during a hit-and-run incident after a confrontation on the set of the movie biopic Straight Outta Compton.

Former rap mogul Suge Knight to serve 28 years in prison for manslaughter

Former US rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight has pleaded no contest to a voluntary manslaughter charge over a hit-and-run incident in 2015.
Ocean Cleanup's System 001 is towed out of the San Francisco Bay in San Francisco, California on September 08, 2018. The prototype technology, developed by Boyan Slat, is about 2,000 feet of floating booms that will be towed out to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a floating mass of plastics and trash about the size of France, in hopes of helping remove the pollutants. JOSH EDELSON / AFP

UN-backed ocean cleanup to remove 1.8 trillion plastic debris

A UN-backed ocean cleanup vessel aiming at cleaning up 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the Pacific Ocean has left San Francisco on its first voyage.
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California introduces tougher restrictions on firearms

Lawmakers in California have sent three bills to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk that call for stricter restrictions on firearms in a state that has one of the toughest gun laws in the country.

YouTube extends music streaming service to Europe

YouTube extended its music streaming service to Europe Monday a month after it launched in North America and parts of Asia.

Juan Martin del Potro ends Roger Federer’s streak to win Indian Wells title

Juan Martin del Potro saved three match points in a thrilling BNP Paribas Open final on Sunday at Indian Wells in the U.S. before beating world number one Roger Federer.

Lacoste swaps its crocodile for logos of endangered species

French fashion brand Lacoste on Wednesday swapped the crocodile logo on its shirts for the first time in its history for 10 of the most endangered species on the planet.

Chibok girls changed by shame, Stockholm syndrome – experts

Connections formed by years of captivity and shame at marrying militants might explain why some Chibok girls have chosen not to return home from their Boko Haram ordeal, experts say.

FIFA doesn’t care about women’s football – Megan Rapinoe

Fifa has shown it does not care about the women's game by naming a little-known striker on its female player-of-the-year shortlist, World Cup-winner Megan Rapinoe says.

Paris, Los Angeles to host 2024 & 2028 Olympics

Paris and Los Angeles have been named as hosts of the 2024 and 2028 summer Games respectively by the International Olympic Committee.

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Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden. Joshua Lott-Getty Images-AFP- Joshua LOTT - GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA - AFP

Donald Trump, Joe Biden spar over Ukraine after whistleblower complaint

Joe Biden accused Donald Trump Saturday of “an overwhelming abuse of power” and called for an investigation into accusations the US leader pressured his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate the presidential candidate’s son.
Marcus Rashford is not “a natural goalscorer”, says Alan Shearer, with England boss Gareth Southgate considered to have got his assessment of the Manchester United forward as a No.9 “spot on”.

Manchester United not creating enough big chances this season

Manchester United’s struggles in front of goal have been well documented by fans who’ve grown increasingly frustrated over the initial poor form shown.
The Saudi-UAE military alliance at war with Yemen's Houthis says it bombed Sanaa International Airport and an adjoining airbase which were allegedly being used to launch drone and ballistic missile attacks.

UN welcomes Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi offer to end Saudi Arabia attacks

The UN has welcomed a proposal from Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels to end all attacks on Saudi Arabia as part of a peace initiative.
The Nigerian Army on Monday dismissed as ‘untrue’ social media reports indicating the closure of the Maiduguri-Monguno Road.

Boko-Haram: Soldiers embark on ‘Operation Positive Identification’ to rout terrorists in Northeast

The Nigerian Army said its soldiers fighting the counter-insurgency war in the northeast have embarked on an operation to identify and arrest all suspected terrorists operating in the region.

Tribunal sacks Kaduna PDP assemblyman, orders rerun

The National and State House of Assembly Election Tribunal sitting in Kaduna state, on Saturday orders for a rerun in 22 polling units of Kagarko State Assembly Constituency.g