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Marie Colvin, a 56-year-old war correspondent, was killed in the Syrian city of Homs in 2012 [Stefan Wermuth-Reuters]

US court orders Syria to pay $302 million over Marie Colvin’s death

A United States court has found Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government culpable in the death of American foreign correspondent Marie Colvin, ordering a $302.5m judgment for what it called an "unconscionable" attack that targeted journalists.
Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson documentary on child sexual abuse shocks Sundance

It's not uncommon for audiences at the Sundance Film Festival to give standing ovations, but the ceremonial act took on a solemn air as two men who accuse Michael Jackson of molesting them as boys walked onstage following the festival's only screening of "Leaving Neverland," a documentary about their stories.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 22, 2016 Leicester City's Thai chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha watches during the UEFA Champions League group G football match between Leicester City and Club Brugge at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on November 22, 2016. A helicopter belonging to Thai tycoon Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha crashed on October 27, 2018 near the stadium of his UK football club Leicester City. The identities of the pilot and any passengers on board have not yet been confirmed. It is also not yet known if anyone on the ground was injured. Paul ELLIS / AFP

Leicester City owner among five dead in helicopter crash

The owner of Leicester City FC died when his helicopter crashed outside the stadium, the club has confirmed.
James Matthews entered a formal not guilty plea and the prosecution offered no evidence. Dominic Lipinski-PA

Britain drops terror charges against ex-soldier for fighting IS

A former British soldier alleged to have fought alongside Kurdish forces battling the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria had terrorism charges against him dropped on Tuesday.

Minister: Ghana FA for dissolution after shocking corruption stories

Ghana FA will be dissolved by the government after explosive revelations of bribe-taking by referees and kickbacks to top officials that have shocked the football-mad nation.

Cambridge Analytica says it is ‘no Bond villain’

Cambridge Analytica claimed Tuesday it was "no Bond villain" as it vehemently denied exploiting Facebook users' data for the election campaign of US President Donald Trump.

Report: How ex-President Jonathan campaign undermined Buhari’s candidacy in 2015 election

According to him, SCL Elections, Cambridge Analytica’s parent company, had been involved in a project in Nigeria in 2015, which involved hacking the private information of Buhari, who was running for president.

Mark Zuckerberg admits Facebook errors

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday that the social media company made mistakes that allowed data about users to end up with the analytics firm Cambridge Analytica and vowed the company would make changes.

Facebook security chief changes role to focus on election fraud

Facebook's chief of security said late Monday his role has shifted to focusing on emerging risks and election security at the global social network, which is under fire for letting its platform be used to spread bogus news and manipulate voters.

DNA shows first modern Briton had dark skin, blue eyes

The first modern Briton had dark skin and blue eyes, London scientists said on Wednesday, following groundbreaking DNA analysis of the remains of a man who lived 10,000 years ago.

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Federal government yet to remove five percent VAT in air transport

About nine months into the Federal Government’s suspension of mandatory five per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) in air transport, airlines are yet to see the implementation.

Elections: Minister denies working for opposition PDP

Sen. Usani Usani, Minister of Niger Delta, has dismissed claims of working for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as cheap blackmail aimed at tarnishing his reputation by desperate politicians afraid of his rising political profile.

John Campbell: Nigeria’s presidential election bad news for democracy

Former United States (U.S.) Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, has described Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election as bad news for democracy, adding that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is unlikely to win his suit in court.
Nasir El-Rufai

Catholic bishops implore Governor El-Rufai to convene stakeholders’ meeting over killings

Catholic Bishops of Kaduna Ecclesiastical Province have appealed to the Kaduna State government to convene a stakeholders’ meeting that will help in addressing incessant killings in Kajuru Local Council and other parts of the state.
Abdul'aziz Yari

Governor Yari rules out dialogue with bandits, insists they are deceitful

Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, has kicked against dialoguing with bandits who have been attacking states in North West, describing them as deceitful.