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Gunman kills wife, four others in US

A man went on a shooting rampage in California on Wednesday, killing five people including his wife, before taking his own life, a police spokesman told AFP.

US Senate passes $1.3 trillion spending bill to avert shutdown

The US Senate passed a $1.3 trillion federal spending bill in dramatic dark-of-night fashion early Friday, overcoming hurdles that threatened to send the government into its third shutdown of 2018.

Charlize Theron: Idea of arming US teachers ‘so outrageous’

Actress Charlize Theron says the idea of arming teachers after recent U.S. school shootings or "adding more guns" to the situation is "so outrageous."

US students march against powerful NRA, gun violence

US Students walked out of classrooms on Wednesday to stage the largest grassroots protest against gun violence seen in years, demanding action one month to the day after a deadly shooting rampage at a Florida high school.

No safe haven as shootings rock US schools

With 11 shootings so far this year, US schools once again find themselves vulnerable to spasms of gun violence that authorities seem powerless to prevent.

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Hundreds of demonstrators, in defiance of a ban of protests, rallied in the Algerian capital against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office.

Algerians protest against President Bouteflika’s bid for fifth term

Hundreds of demonstrators, in defiance of a ban of protests, rallied in the Algerian capital against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office.

Elections: Rivers APC kicks as INEC chairman claims every judgment has been obeyed

The Director of Strategic Communications for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Rivers State, Tonye Cole, Prince Tonye Princewill, has expressed dissatisfaction with the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, over the claim that all court judgments have been obeyed by the electoral umpire as regards the state.

Elections: Police summon APC Reps member over Kano violence

The police in Kano on Friday ‘invited’ a member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, over his alleged role in a bloody clash between members of the PDP and APC in Bebeji Local Government Area.

Elections: Liberia’s Ellen Sirleaf urges politicians to maintain peace, adhere to rule of law

Head of the ECOWAS Election Observetion Mission (EOM), former Liberia’s President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has urged Nigerians, particularly the political class, to sustain the peace that characterised the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections and also conduct themselves according to the laws of the land as they go to the polls Saturday.

Policeman, thugs arrested for branding private vehicles in police colours

An unidentified police inspector was arrested on Thursday at a hotel in Ewet Housing Estate for aiding some people to brand two private vehicles in police colour.