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Jussie Smollett

Empire actor charged with making false police report

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was charged Wednesday with making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, police said.
Emiliano Sala

Private investigators find wreckage of missing Emiliano Sala’s aircraft

The wreckage of the aircraft which disappeared over the English Channel in January carrying English Premier League player Emiliano Sala and his pilot has been located.
Athletes from various sports, including judo and archery, have come forward with accounts of assault and sexual abuse. [Achmad Ibrahim-AP]

South Korea to launch major investigation of sex abuse in sports

South Korea will hold its largest ever investigation into sexual abuse in sports after an Olympic speed skating star accused her former coach of abuse and triggered a wave of similar accounts from athletes.
Police said a 24-year-old female tourist from the Chinese mainland was struck by the window which fell from the 16th floor of the Mira Hotel in the busy Tsim Sha Tsui shopping district on Monday.

Fallen window from hotel kills tourist

A hotel employee arrested after a window she was cleaning fell onto a busy Hong Kong street and killed a tourist was released on bail on Tuesday as investigators try to work out what caused the fatal tragedy.
Firefighters and cleaners of the city of Paris gather at the scene the day after a powerful gas explosion tore through a building in central Paris on January 13, 2019. The blast killed at least four people, injured dozens of people and badly damaged nearby apartments, officials said. Around 200 firefighters were mobilised to battle the fire that broke out after the blast and evacuate victims and residents in the area.Thomas SAMSON / AFP

Paris gas blast toll rises to four after body found in rubble

The death toll from a gas explosion in central Paris has risen to four after rescue workers found a woman’s body in the rubble, investigators said Sunday.
A passenger train which hit parts from a freight train on the Great Belt Bridge is seen covered in Nyborg, Denmark January 3, 2019. Ritzau Scanpix-Mads Claus Rasmussen via REUTERS

Victims in Denmark rail accident identified

Danish police said Friday they had identified the eight victims killed in a train accident earlier this week, all of them Danes and ranging in age from 27 to 60.
Passengers wait at Nyborg Station which is the last train station on the Funen side of the Great Belt Bridge, on January 3, 2019, one day after a railway accident on the Great Belt Bridge. – The death toll from a train accident in Denmark, when a truck trailer appeared to blow off a cargo train in strong winds and hit a passenger train, has risen from six to eight, police said. Five women and three men were killed in the accident, which occurred in Wednesday (January 2, 2019) morning’s rush hour traffic on the Great Belt Bridge linking the islands of Zealand, where Copenhagen is located, and Funen. (Photo by Mads Claus Rasmussen / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP) / Denmark OUT

Death toll rises to eight in Danish train accident

The death toll from a train accident in Denmark, when a truck trailer appeared to blow off a cargo train in strong winds and hit a passenger train, has risen from six to eight, police said Thursday.
Jimoh Moshood

Police confirm barricade of Dino Melaye’s house, insist he must surrender

The Nigeria Police yesterday confirmed that they had actually barricaded Senator Dino Melaye’s house, insisting that he must surrender or they continue the siege emplaced to take him in for trial over alleged attempted culpable homicide.
Matthew Hedges was pardoned and deported to the UK after he was sentenced to life in prison for spying in the UAE [AFP]

Matthew Hedges: UAE coerced me to give false confession

UK academic Matthew Hedges has accused investigators from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of subjecting him to psychological torture, and forcing him to give a false confession that he is an agent of the British spy agency, MI6.
Wheels from Lion Air Flight 610 were recovered from the sea this month. Ulet Ifansasti-Getty Images

Indonesia: Lion Air jet should have been grounded before fatal crash

A crashed Lion Air jet should have been grounded over a recurrent technical problem before its fatal journey, Indonesian authorities said on Wednesday, as details from the new jet’s flight data recorder suggested that pilots struggled to control its anti-stalling system.
A train launched to operate on the SGR line constructed by the China Road and Bridge Corporation and financed by Chinese government arrives at the Nairobi Terminus on the outskirts of Kenya's capital Nairobi, May 31, 2017. Reuters

Chinese officials arrested for bribery amid Kenya’s SGR corruption inquiry

Kenyan authorities have arrested seven officials with the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) for bribing investigators looking into corruption tied to the Standard Gauge Railway, the Daily Nation, one of Kenya’s largest newspapers, reported Sunday.
aeroplane

Man killed by plane taking off from Russia’s main airport

A man was killed on the runway at Moscow's largest airport when he was hit by a plane that was taking off, Russian investigators said Wednesday.
Jarryd Hayne

Rugby star Jarryd Hayne ‘arrested after sex assault claims’

High-profile rugby league star Jarryd Hayne was reportedly arrested by Australian police Monday over sex assault allegations, the second incident to be raised against the player.
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema associates charged over extortion bid

Two associates of scandal-dogged Real Madrid star Karim Benzema were charged by French police on Thursday over suspected extortion, sources close to the case told AFP.
Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrives on stage to pose for a group photo before the start of the ASEAN-Japan summit on the sidelines of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore on November 14, 2018. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Rohingya crisis besieges Suu Kyi at Singapore summit

Diplomatic niceties have been in short supply for Aung San Suu Kyi at a summit in Singapore, where the one-time rights champion has been publicly chastised over her handling of the Rohingya crisis, compounding a dismal week for Myanmar's de facto leader.
A Lion Air Group pilot leaves an aircraft simulator after a routine practice session at Angkasa Training Center near Jakarta [Willy Kurniawan-Reuters]

Indonesia: Lion Air crew faced with situation not in manual

Indonesian investigators said more training was needed for Boeing 737 MAX pilots after discovering the situation believed to have faced the crew of the Lion Air plane that crashed last month was not included in the aircraft's flight manual.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. - US President Donald Trump said October 11, 2018 he was not yet prepared to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, but he faced mounting pressure from concerned American lawmakers. Saudi Arabia is one of the world's largest arms purchasers, with most of them coming from the United States.Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post, vanished more than a week ago during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish government sources say he was murdered there, a claim Riyadh denies. (Photo by MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFP)

Report: Jamal Khashoggi corpse went down the drains

The killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi poured his remains down the drain after dissolving him in acid, a Turkish newspaper reported Saturday.

Boeing issues advice on sensors after Indonesia crash

Boeing issued a special bulletin on Wednesday addressing a sensor problem flagged by Indonesian safety officials investigating the crash of a Lion Air 737 that killed 189 people last week.

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Journalists barred as INEC distributes sensitive materials in Bauchi

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has begun distribution of sensitive electoral materials to the 20 local government areas in Bauchi State for the rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday.

Elections: US Embassy, Consulate observe Friday’s work free day

The Embassy of the United States of America, Abuja and Consulate General in Lagos have announced a closure of their offices on Friday, February 22, in observance of the public holiday declared by the federal government.

Three pupils, five others die in multiple accident in Anambra

No fewer than three pupils who were being conveyed to their school and five other persons said to be passengers of a commuter bus have died in an early morning accident involving a sewage tanker, a tricycle and a commuter bus.

Manchester City fan ‘critical’ after alleged assault in Germany

German police confirmed Thursday that a Manchester City fan is in a critical condition following an alleged assault after the Premier League club’s Champions League match against Schalke.

General Gowon calls on INEC to conduct seamless, free elections

Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to be fully prepared to conduct the rescheduled elections to be adjudged as seamless and efficient.