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Heatwave kills 30 people in Japan

A heatwave gripping Japan has so far killed more than 30 people - 10 in one day alone - and has sent thousands to hospital.
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US approves new drug to treat smallpox to counter risk of bio-terrorism

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the new drug, Tecovirimat, to treat smallpox, the first drug against the deadly disease since a huge vaccination campaign over three decades ago.

Pele: Neymar can lead Brazil at World Cup

Brazilian legend Pele says he is confident about Brazil's chances at the upcoming World Cup and expects injured star Neymar to be fully fit to lead the side in Russia.

Coastguards find three dead migrants on boat, rescue 82 others

Spain’s coastguards rescued 82 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean on Friday but found the bodies of three other people on board one boat.

US, Russia clash at UN over Syria chlorine attacks

Regime bombardment killed nearly 30 people in a rebel enclave near Damascus on Monday, as Syria's seven-year conflict left civilians paying a heavy price.

Brazil legend Pele hospitalised after collapsing from exhaustion

Brazil legend Pele is in hospital after collapsing on Thursday with exhaustion.

Monkeypox patient commits suicide at quarantine centre in Bayelsa

One of the patients of the viral disease, monkeypox, at the quarantine centre in Bayelsa State has committed suicide, the state government said on Monday.

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Mozambique government finds 30,000 ghost workers costing $250 million

Mozambique’s government said on Monday that it had identified 30,000 “ghost employees” in its civil service who cost $250 million between 2015 and 2017.

Christmas: Enugu announces free ride for indigenes

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has announced free transportation for indigenes of the state living in other parts of the country, who intend to return home to celebrate the festive season with their loved ones.

Presidency: PDP spreading fake news

Apparently irked by allegations from the opposition that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the raid of the home of Aliyu and Mustapha, sons of the People Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the Presidency has advised Nigerians to ignore such claims.
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Lai Mohammed: Olusegun Obasanjo’s candidate will be defeated roundly in 2019

The federal government says though it is the constitutional right of the former President Olusegun Obasanjo to support a candidate for an election, his endorsement, however, does not guarantee victory.
Oby Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili urges Muhammadu Buhari to sign the electoral bill

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Mrs. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2018.