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At least 31,000 people have now been infected by a virus that ophthalmologist Li Wenliang brought to light in late December.

China virus crisis deepens as whistleblower doctor dies

A Chinese doctor who was punished after raising the alarm about China’s new coronavirus died from the pathogen on Friday, sparking an outpouring of grief and anger over a worsening crisis that has now killed more than 630 people.
Slovenia’s first mosque opened in the capital Ljubljana on Monday after surmounting financial hurdles and right-wing opposition, 50 years after the initial request to build was made.

Slovenia’s first mosque opens after 50 years

Slovenia’s first mosque opened in the capital Ljubljana on Monday after surmounting financial hurdles and right-wing opposition, 50 years after the initial request to build was made.
Michael “Mad Mike” Hoare, considered the world’s most famous mercenary, has died at the age of 100.

World’s famous mercenary ‘Mad Mike’ passes on at 100

Michael “Mad Mike” Hoare, considered the world’s most famous mercenary, has died at the age of 100.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) chief, Tedros Ghebreyesus, on Monday arrived in Beijing for talks on the coronavirus outbreak, the WHO office in the Chinese capital confirmed.

WHO declares global emergency over virus from China

The World Health Organization declared the outbreak sparked by a new virus in China that has spread to more than a dozen countries as a global emergency Thursday after the number of cases spiked more than tenfold in a week.
Police check the identity cards of people wishing to enter a cordoned area near the campus of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in the Hung Hom district of Hong Kong on November 21, 2019, where anti-government protesters remained barricaded in. – Hardline Hong Kong protesters held their ground on November 21 in a university besieged for days by police as the US passed a bill lauding the city’s pro-democracy movement, setting up a likely clash between Washington and Beijing. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP)

Hong Kong campus stalemate as US bill sets up China clash

A dwindling core of hardline protesters held their ground on Thursday at a Hong Kong university besieged for days by police, as the US passed a bill lauding the city’s pro-democracy movement, setting up a likely clash between Washington and Beijing.
Maoist Rebels

Rebels kill six Philippine troops in ambush

A communist rebel ambush killed six Philippine soldiers and wounded 20 others, the military said Tuesday, in one of the deadliest assaults in the nation’s five-decade-old Maoist insurgency.
International DJ Zedd, has claimed he’s been banned from China for liking a tweet from the adult animated show ”South Park,” following a rift between the producers of the show and the Communist Chinese government.

Famous DJ banned from China for liking tweet

International DJ Zedd, has claimed he’s been banned from China for liking a tweet from the adult animated show ”South Park,” following a rift between the producers of the show and the Communist Chinese government.
A protester lies with a gunshot wound outside Cheung Hing Kee Shanghai Pan-fried Buns in Hong Kong, Oct. 1, 2019 in this still image taken from a video. (Credit- HKPUSU Press Committee)

Hong Kong police slammed as ‘Trigger-Happy’ after teen shot

Heads bowed and dressed in black, schoolmates of a teenage demonstrator shot at close range in the chest by a Hong Kong riot officer condemned police tactics and demanded accountability Wednesday. =
Jacques Chirac in Brussels in 2004. Olivier Hoslet-EPA

Forrmer French president Jacques Chirac passes on at 86

Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France’s role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, died Thursday at age 86.
Barcelona¥s Guinea-Bissau forward Ansu Fati reacts during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona against Valencia CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on September 14, 2019. (Photo by PAU BARRENA - AFP)

Wonderkid Fati: from African suburb to Barcelona’s Camp Nou

Ansu Fati has made a long trip from the fields of Guinea-Bissau, where he played as a child, to Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium where the 16-year-old is playing with some of the biggest stars in the world.
China will hold the country’s largest-ever military parade on Oct. 1, marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the government said on Thursday.

China to hold largest-ever military parade on October 1

China will hold the country’s largest-ever military parade on Oct. 1, marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the government said on Thursday.
China’s capital Beijing is set to open an eye-catching multi-billion dollar airport resembling a massive shining starfish, to accommodate soaring air traffic and celebrate the Communist government’s 70th anniversary in power.

China completes $17.5 billion world’s largest airport in Beijing

China’s capital Beijing is set to open an eye-catching multi-billion dollar airport resembling a massive shining starfish, to accommodate soaring air traffic and celebrate the Communist government’s 70th anniversary in power.
The Holy See on Friday instructed Catholic clergy in China to profess loyalty to Catholic doctrine when signing a document, required by a new Chinese law, which obliges them to accept the principle of a state-sanctioned Catholic church that doesn't recognize supreme papal authority to appoint bishops.

Pope Francis offers Chinese clergy way to register with civil agency

The Holy See on Friday instructed Catholic clergy in China to profess loyalty to Catholic doctrine when signing a document, required by a new Chinese law, which obliges them to accept the principle of a state-sanctioned Catholic church that doesn't recognize supreme papal authority to appoint bishops.
FILE PHOTO- The Huawei logo is seen during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 26, 2018. REUTERS-Yves Herman-File Photo

Huawei denies being bound by Chinese spy laws

Huawei’s cybersecurity chief told the UK parliament Monday that the Chinese telecoms giant has been advised it was under no obligation to spy for Beijing if so asked by the Communist state.
Pope Francis arrives in procession to celebrate Mass at the Marian shrine of Sumuleu Ciuc June 1 in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania. (CNS-Paul Haring)

Pope Francis apologises to Roma for Catholic Church’s ‘discrimination’

Pope Francis apologised to the Roma people on Sunday for the Roman Catholic Church’s “discrimination” against them as he wrapped up a visit to Romania.
Vietnam confirmed the haul and also announced a separate seizure of 8.3 tonnes of pangolin scales from 'an African country' in the northern Haiphong port

Vietnam seizes five tonnes of pangolin scales from Nigeria

Vietnam police have seized more than five tonnes of pangolin scales stashed in a cashew shipment from Nigeria, the government said Friday.
US intelligence chiefs have been briefing Silicon Valley tech execs about the possible dangers of doing business in China, according to a report from the Financial Times.

US spy chiefs used classified info to warn tech execs about doing business with...

US intelligence chiefs have been briefing Silicon Valley tech execs about the possible dangers of doing business in China, according to a report from the Financial Times.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a 'new era of cooperation' [Petr David Josek-AP]

Mike Pompeo: US to use all economic, political tools to hold Nicolas Maduro accountable

The U.S will use all economic and political tools at its disposal to hold Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accountable for his country’s crisis and will make clear to Cuba and Russia they will pay a price for supporting him, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday.

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Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Insecurity: Senate moves to establish commission against illegal use of guns

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Lawan: How N’Assembly is working to improve security situation in Nigeria

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Senate holds one-minute silence for deceased Ex-WAEC registrar

The Senate on Wednesday observed a minute silence in honour of renowned Nigerian novelist and former Registrar of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Chukwuemeka Ike.
Glasgow Rangers manager Steven Gerrard says he does not regret criticizing Nigerian midfielder Joe Aribo and his teammates following the recent bad performances.

Joe Aribo’s Rangers fined £15,000 by Scottish FA

Rangers have been fined £15,000 by the Scottish FA for failing to act in an “orderly fashion” in games against Celtic and Hibernian in December.