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California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law Tuesday that would require presidential candidates to release several years of tax returns to be on the primary ballot in the state. Rich Pedroncelli-AP

California to sue Donald Trump over new migrant children detention policy

Gov. Gavin Newsom says California will join other states in filing a new lawsuit as early as next week to block the Trump administration’s efforts to indefinitely detain immigrant minors and families with children.

US government to detain migrant’s children more than 20 days

The United States (US) government is expected on Wednesday to announce a new regulation that would allow for the detention of migrant families beyond the 20-day limit for holding children, two administration officials, according to a CNN report.
Britons on Monday hoarded goods worth £4 billion (or about 4.8 billion dollars) amid fears of a no-Brexit deal.

UK faces food, fuel shortages in no-deal Brexit

With less than 75 days until Britain is set to exit the European Union, a government report leaked to The Sunday Times newspaper reveals the disastrous effects a no-deal Brexit would unleash on the country.
Mohamed Salah

Mo Salah doubts Pep Guardiola’s claim Premier League is most important

Mohamed Salah has responded to Pep Guardiola's claims that winning the Premier League is most important each season, instead claiming that the Champions League is the trophy everyone wants to win.
Donald Trump

Donald Trump drafting an order to regulate Facebook, Twitter for bias

The White House has drafted an ambitious new proposal to regulate social media platforms, with the aim of combating perceived bias against conservatives, according to a new report from CNN. The proposal, some details of which were previously reported by Politico, would call on the FCC to develop new regulations concerning how social media platforms are allowed to moderate their users.
Toni Morrison, who chronicled the African American experience in fiction over five decades, has died aged 88.

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dies at 88

Toni Morrison, author of influential works of literature on the black experience such as “Beloved,” “Song of Solomon” and “Sula” and the first African-American woman to win a Nobel Prize, has died, her publisher Knopf confirmed to CNN.
Authorities on the scene of a shooting at a Walmart near Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso.

Police investigating Texas shooting as possible hate crime

Texas authorities are investigating the Saturday mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso as a possible hate crime, the city’s police chief said, as authorities study an online manifesto linked to the suspect.
Chuck Schumer

US Senator Schumer calls for security probe into Russia’s FaceApp

U.S. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer called on the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission to conduct a national security and privacy investigation into FaceApp, a face-editing photo app developed in Russia, in a letter sent on Wednesday.

Garba Shehu: We’re still negotiating the release of Chibok girls

Garba Shehu, Senior special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media, has revealed that the Federal Government is still negotiating with Boko Haram for the release of Chibok girls.
Isha Sesay

Nigeria reacts as reporter Isha Sesay releases book on Chibok Girls

The Nigerian Presidency has welcomed with reservations a new book titled “Beneath The Tamarind Tree”, written about the kidnapping of 270 Chibok school girls, by Isha Sesay, the ex-CNN broadcaster and now a Child Rights activist.
New York power outage has affected traffic lights, the subway, businesses and Broadway shows. Brendan McDermid-Reuters

Power restored after massive outage in New York City

Power supply has restored to the New York City after a massive blackout which started Saturday evening hit Midtown Manhattan and the Upper West Side of the city.
Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi Arabia’s music fest

U.S. rap artist, Nicki Minaj, who was billed to perform at the Saudi Arabia Jedda season music festival scheduled for July 18 has cancelled her performance, CNN is reporting.
Kim Darroch

British government defends ambassador who called Donald Trump ‘incompetent’

The British government is defending its ambassador to the United States following reports that he described President Donald Trump as “inept” and “incompetent” in memos sent to the British Foreign Commonwealth Office.
President Donald Trump said in an interview aired Sunday that he's not prepared to lose the 2020 presidential election.

Donald Trump says he’s not ready for a 2020 election loss

President Donald Trump said in an interview aired Sunday that he's not prepared to lose the 2020 presidential election.
Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby is confident that his team will be difficult to score against at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France

Thomas Dennerby: Super Falcons will be tough to beat in France

Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby is confident that his team will be difficult to score against at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France which kicks off next Thursday where they will face hosts, France, South Korea and Norway in Group A.
On Capitol Hill yesterday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a Democratic frontrunner, told Politico that he supports his colleague and presidential competitor Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) calls to break up Facebook.

Bernie Sanders becomes latest 2020 candidate to call for Facebook breakup

On Capitol Hill yesterday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a Democratic frontrunner, told Politico that he supports his colleague and presidential competitor Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) calls to break up Facebook.
US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives Ambassador Alaina Teplitz

Sri Lanka attacks: We had no prior knowledge – US envoy

The US ambassador to Sri Lanka has denied the United States had prior knowledge of the Easter militant attacks that it passed to the Colombo government, CNN television reported on Wednesday.
The disputed Scarborough Shoal - also known to the Chinese as Huangyan Dao or Democracy Reef - is located 230km from the Philippines' northwestern coast [Erik De Castro-Reuters]

Philippines to take legal action over China for clams harvest

The Philippines is considering legal action against China for allegedly harvesting giant clams in a disputed shoal in the South China Sea.

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HIV/AIDS: Nigeria, Africa lack political will to find solution – Group

The Coalition of Civil Society Network for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria has said that increased funding for curative and preventive intervention for HIV/AIDS will give rise to zero level response in Nigeria.
The former head of the Philippine Police, Gen. Oscar Albayalde, has been named in a criminal complaint by his own Force over drugs raid that he oversaw six years ago.

Ex-Police boss swaps innocent person for drug suspect after taking bribe

The former head of the Philippine Police, Gen. Oscar Albayalde, has been named in a criminal complaint by his own Force over drugs raid that he oversaw six years ago.
Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami wrecks S/Africa after India enforce follow-on

India subjected South Africa to the ignominy of a follow-on for the second test in a row and then reduced them to 26 for four wickets in the third and final test to inch toward a series whitewash on Monday.

Group: Governors funding pilgrimages, instead of HIV/AIDS treatment

The Coalition of Civil Society Network for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria has said that increased funding for curative and preventive intervention for HIV/AIDS will give rise to zero level response in Nigeria.

Lebanese protesters vow to stay in the streets

Anti-austerity protesters vowed to stay in the streets across Lebanon for a fifth straight day on Monday.