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Karnataka building collapse

Days after building collapses in India, survivors emerge from rubble

Rescue workers pulled three survivors from the wreckage of a building in southern India on Friday, three days after it collapsed, killing no fewer than 15 people.

Aliu Lasisi to defend WBC Int’l Silver title against Keyvin Lara

Dubai-based Nigerian boxer Aliu Lasisi will defend his World Boxing Council (WBC) International Silver Super Flyweight title against Keyvin Francisco Lara of Nicaragua on the 5th of April, 2019 at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai, UAE.
This handout picture taken and released on March 18, 2019 by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) shows damages in Beira, Mozambique, in the aftermath of the passage of the cyclone Idai. – A cyclone that ripped across Mozambique and Zimbabwe has killed at least 162 people with scores more missing and caused “massive and horrifying” destruction in the Mozambican city of Beira, authorities and the Red Cross said on March 18, 2019. (Photo by Déborah NGUYEN / WFP / AFP) /

‘Women, babies trapped in trees’ after deadly Mozambique storm

Rescue workers in Mozambique are racing against time to save hundreds of people clinging onto roofs and trees around the devastated city of Beira, days after a powerful cyclone triggered flash floods, submerging entire villages and wiping out communities across southeastern Africa.
military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles

New Zealand bans automatic guns, assault rifles

Almost a week after lone wolf terrorist Australian Brenton Tarrant killed 50 people in two Christchurch mosques, New Zealand is set to ban military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles under tough new gun laws.
Mr Modi was wearing a £10,000 ostrich hide jacket when confronted in the street by our reporter. EDDIE MULHOLLAND FOR THE TELEGRAPH

Indian fugitive billionaire Nirav Modi arrested in London

Indian Fugitive billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi had been arrested in London on behalf of his country’s authorities, British police said on Wednesday.
An armed policeman stands guard as the burial ceremony of the victims of the mosque attacks takes place at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand March 20, 2019. REUTERS-Jorge Silva

New Zealand begins funerals for mosque shooting victims

The bodies of victims from New Zealand’s mosques mass shooting were carried in open caskets on the shoulders of mourners into a large tent at Christchurch’s Memorial Park Cemetery on Wednesday.

Lagos among 10 cheapest cities in the world

Lagos is among the 10 cheapest cities in the world, according to a survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Air Peace to operate direct flights to India

There are indications that Nigeria’s biggest airline, Air Peace, may begin direct flights to India from Lagos.

Troops neutralise one suspected robber, arrest three cultists in Benue

Troops of the 72 Special Forces Battalion killed one of the suspected armed robbers dressed in military camouflage, robbing motorists on Yelwata-Kadarko road on the Nasarawa and Benue border.
Tuberculosis

Expert: Every hour 18 Nigerians die of tuberculosis

A Tuberculosis (TB) expert Lovett Lawson said every one hour, about 18 Nigerians die from tuberculosis.
Masood Azhar

India ‘disappointed’ as China foils bid to blacklist JeM chief

India said it was "disappointed" by China's move to once again stall its bid to blacklist Masood Azhar, the leader of a Pakistan-based armed group that claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing in Kashmir last month.
Boeing 737 Max Airliners

US: ‘No basis’ to ground Boeing 737 Max airliners

The United States has said there is “no basis” to ground Boeing 737 MAX airliners, after a second deadly crash involving the model in less than five months prompted governments worldwide to ban the plane.
South African Visa

South African lawmakers oppose VFS monopoly on visas

South African lawmakers on Tuesday castigated the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) for its decision to grant VFS Global a further two years’ extension of their agreement to administer the issuing of visas.
Boeing 737 MAX 8

EU, India, others ban Boeing 737 Max after Ethiopian Airlines crash

The European Union and India have joined have banned the Boeing 737 Max from flying over their airspace to ensure passenger safety.
Boeing 737 MAX 8

UK bans Boeing 737 MAX jets from its airspace

Britain on Tuesday joined four other countries in banning Boeing 737 MAX planes from their airspace as a growing number of airlines around the world grounded the jets following a second deadly accident in just five months.
Ethiopian Airlines

Nationals on board crashed Ethiopian Airlines flight

Herewith the latest breakdown of the nationalities of most among the 157 people aboard Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines ET 302 which crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa on Sunday morning.
India’s Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora speaks during a press conference in New Delhi on March 10, 2019. – India announced on March 10 a general election to be held over nearly six weeks starting on April 11, when hundreds of millions of voters will cast ballots in the world’s biggest democracy. (Photo by STR / AFP)

The biggest election on earth: India’s giant poll in numbers

India’s national election is the biggest democratic undertaking on Earth, with hundreds of millions of voters from the Himalayas to the tropics casting their ballot in the world’s second-most populous country.
Indian National Congress Party president Rahul Gandhi after a press conference at the All India Congress Committee offices in New Delhi on December 14, 2018 (Photos by CHANDAN KHANNA and Karel Prinsloo - AFP)

India to announce dates for general election

India is set to announce Sunday the dates for a national election that will see hundreds of millions of voters cast their ballots in the biggest democratic exercise on Earth.

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Manny Pacquiao polls Twitter on who to fight next

Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao took to social media to poll millions of fans on who they think should be his next opponent, having brushed off calls to hang up his gloves after turning 40.

Police: Sergeant who killed teenager to face murder charges

The police in Lagos have said that an officer who was responsible for the death of a senior secondary school 1 student in the Ikorodu area would be charged with professional misconduct.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Rivers elections: Governor Wike asks Army to sanction, redeploy GOC

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has declared that the negative roles played by the Nigerian Army during the 2019 general elections is the worst in the history of the country, saying that the Nigerian Army’s political interference in the state is the most unfortunate infraction in the nation’s democratic experience.
UN Women

UN pledges commitment to women’s access to social protection

After two weeks of deliberation, the 63rd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) concluded Friday in New York.
Gov. Ajimobi inaugurating 33 extravators purchased to boost agriculture in the state

Oyo government seeks urgent resolution of boundary dispute with Osun

Oyo State Government has called on National Boundary Commission, NBC, to interfere in the lingering inter-state boundary dispute between Oyo and Osun States.