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Second woman accuses US Senator Al Franken of groping

A second woman has accused Democratic Senator Al Franken of inappropriately touching her, this time in 2010 after he had been elected to public office, CNN reported on Monday.

UN chief Antonio Guterres urges probe of migrants’ sale in Libya as slaves

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling for an immediate investigation into the reported sale of African migrants in Libya, saying transactions may amount to crimes against humanity.

US sues AT&T, Time Warner over $85bn merger

The US government filed suit Monday to block AT&T’s merger with Time Warner, setting up the biggest antitrust court clash in decades over the $85bn tie-up.

Libya to probe ‘slave auction’ footage

Libya will investigate alleged slave trading in the country, the internationally recognised government announced Sunday, following the release of video footage appearing to show migrants being auctioned off.

US joins search for missing Argentine military submarine

The United States (U.S.) has joined search for a missing Argentine military submarine which was last spotted on Wednesday in the San Jorge Gulf, a few hundred kilometers off the coast of southern Argentina’s...

African Union calls for Libya ‘slave market’ probe

The African Union on Friday called for Libyan authorities to investigate “slave markets” of black Africans operating in the conflict-torn nation, following the release of shocking images showing the sale of young men.

Sexual scandal: Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein faces arrest

Disgraced Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein may be arrested in the wake of embarrassing allegations of sexual assault levelled against him by over 60 women.

Eight ‘House of Cards’ staff accuse Spacey of sexual harassment

Eight past and present staffers on the set of ‘House of Cards’ have accused Kevin Spacey of sexual harassment, which brings the total number of accusations to 10.

Hillary Clinton cheated in 2016 Democratic primaries – party official

Explosive revelations by a top Democratic operative that the 2016 primaries were tipped in Hillary Clinton’s favour have convulsed the party as it struggles to rebuild, and whipped up accusations of cheating from President Donald Trump.

Kenya govt defends low turnout in ‘chaotic’ repeat polls

The Kenyan government says president Uhuru Kenyatta will have a mandate irrespective of the turnout in the chaotic October 26 presidential election re-run.

Five women accuse journalist Mark Halperin of sexual harassment

Five women have accused veteran journalist Mark Halperin of sexually harassing them while he was in a powerful position at ABC News.

Donald Trump an untruthful leader who debases his country – Senator Corker

U.S. Republican Senator Bob Corker on Tuesday escalated his all-out war of words with President Donald Trump, slamming him as an “utterly untruthful” leader who “debases” his country.

Trump attacks mayor of Puerto Rico’s storm-hit capital city

Donald Trump has claimed that Puerto Rican leaders are "weak" and "want everything to be done for them" in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

French left to stage street showdown over Macron reforms

Tens of thousands of French leftists are expected to answer a call by firebrand Jean-Luc Melenchon to throng the streets of Paris on Saturday in protest over President Emmanuel Macron's sweeping reforms of the labour code.

Hurricane Maria lashes Dominican Republic after direct hit on Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria thrashed parts of the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds as it passed off its east coast on Thursday after making a direct hit on Puerto Rico.

Donald Glover makes history, wins two Emmy Awards for ‘Atlanta’

‘Atlanta’ creator Donald Glover made history at the just concluded 2017 Emmy Awards as the first black man to win best directing in a comedy.

Buhari is fighting corruption, insurgency very well – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said President Muhammadu Buhari has not disappointed him in the fight against corruption and Boko Haram.

Celebrity chef threatens to poison Trump

Anthony Bourdain, host of “Parts Unknown” on liberal CNN, has said that he would poison U.S. President Donald Trump if he was asked to cater a peace summit between the President and Kim Jong Un.

Popular TV host Larry King battles cancer

A former CNN talk show host Larry King has advised the young and old to go for routine chest examination to ensure early detection of respiratory challenge especially lung cancer.

Buhari has impressed me – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has praised President Muhammadu Buhari for his achievements in office within the past two years.

It’s time to abolish the Electoral College – Clinton

Hillary Clinton told CNN on Wednesday that it is time to abolish the Electoral College, part of a sweeping interview where the former Democratic nominee sought to explain why she lost the 2016 election.

No nuclear weapons needed in South Korea – Moon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has dismissed the possibility of deploying nuclear weapons in his country, warning it could “lead to a nuclear arms race in northeast Asia.”

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Chad’s longtime President Idriss Deby has died of wounds suffered on the front line in the country’s north, where he had gone to visit soldiers battling rebels, the armed forces said.

Africa youth parliament mourns Idriss Deby, hails AU mediation in Somalia

The Democracy Africa Youth Parliament has mourned the tragic death of President Idriss Deby Itno of the Republic of Chad, who died on Monday.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police parade nine suspects for Minna armed robberies

Police in Niger on Thursday put on parade nine suspects arrested for armed robbery.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen waylay, kidnap commercial bus passengers in Oyo

Gun-wielding kidnappers have attacked an 18-seater passenger bus along Ibarapa road in Oyo State and marched the travellers off into the forest.
William Troost-Ekong has expressed his delight after Watford recorded their third consecutive win in the Championship with a hardfought victory at Stoke City on Friday night.

William Troost-Ekong: Watford pushing hard for Premier League return

William Troost-Ekong admits last weekend’s derby defeat to Luton Town motovated the team to go all out for a win against leaders Norwich City on Tuesday.
A patient with breathing problems is seen inside a car while waiting to enter a COVID-19 hospital for treatment, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ahmedabad, India, April 22, 2021. REUTERS-Amit Dave

India increases states’ oxygen quota amid surge in coronavirus cases

As the demand for oxygen grows in the worst-hit COVID-19 states, India’s federal health ministry has announced an increase in quota for several states, officials said on Thursday.

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Bejing will announce the name of its first Mars rover on the Space Day of China, which falls on April 24, according to authorities on Monday.

China to announce name of its first Mars rover

China will announce the name of its first Mars rover on the Space Day of China, which falls on April 24, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA).
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NIMASA: SPOMO act improving Nigeria’s image

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) says the Suppression of Piracy and Other Maritime Offences (SPOMO) Act, is improving Nigeria’s image in its fight against piracy and sea robbery.
Desire Oparanozie scored the opening second-half goal to earn Dijon a 3-1 comeback win against Fleury 91 in Saturday's D1 Arkema encounter.

Desire Oparanozie scores for Dijon against Stade Reims

Desire Oparanozie was on the scoresheet despite Dijon bowing 2-1 to Stade Reims in Saturday’s French D1 Arkema encounter.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police kill six bandits, injure others in Niger

In what was described as a major assault on bandits that have been terrorising parts of Niger State for some time, the police at the weekend killed six of the bandits and injured many others.
Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has addressed the issues surrounding the strike action by some state-owned tertiary institutions, declaring that the state will resolve the matter within the month.

PDP zonal congress: Oyo governor faults Ayo Fayose’s ‘quiet but deadly’ claims

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has faulted former governor of Ekiti State, Mr Peter Fayose, for describing him as “deadly”.