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Police: Italian woman ‘strangled to death’ in Pakistan

Pakistani police Wednesday said an Italian woman who died under suspicious circumstances last month was strangled to death, in a case that made headlines in Italy over claims she was murdered in a so-called honour killing.

Pakistan sentences Christian man to death for blasphemy

A Christian man has been sentenced to death on blasphemy charges by a court in eastern Pakistan after a close friend accused him of sharing anti-Islamic material, the defendant's lawyer said.

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Nigeria Customs destroys Tramadol, others worth N102 million

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Seme Command in Badagry, says it has destroyed expired and seized medicaments in its warehouse with a Duty Paid Value (DVP) of N102.4 million.

Lawyer arrested after claiming executed man innocent

An Iranian defence lawyer has been arrested after claiming a man executed this week for killing three policemen was innocent, Iran’s Fars news agency said Wednesday.

Traders lose N150 million to inferno in Ekiti

Some traders operating within the premises of Oja Oba market in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State capital, have lost property worth about N150 million to fire.

Group: 75% of sickle cell births in Nigeria don’t see fifth birthday

The Sickle Cell Support Network, an NGO, says Nigeria records about 150,000 sickle cell births annually but 75 per cent of this number never get to see their fifth birthday.

Senator Saraki seeks Russian support to fight ‘new terrorism’ in Nigeria

Senate President Bukola Saraki has canvassed for the support of Russia in the drive towards eradicating the new terrorism challenge facing Nigeria.