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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.
Members of the Special Forces cry at the tomb of Army Sgt. La David Johnson at his burial service in the Memorial Gardens East cemetery

US army punishes six over roles in fatal Niger ambush

The ambush occurred on October 4, 2017 as a unit of 12 American special forces soldiers and 30 Nigerien troops, returning from a village near the Malian border, were overrun by scores of jihadists.
The ill-fated Lion Air flight JT 610's flight data recorder was recovered from the Java Sea on Thursday.

Official: Divers see Lion Air jet fuselage, new ‘ping’ heard

Divers have reported seeing the fuselage and engines of the crashed Lion Air jet on the seafloor and a ping locator has detected a signal that may be from the cockpit voice recorder, Indonesia's search and rescue chief has said.

Bangladesh, Myanmar to start returning Rohingya in November

Bangladesh and Myanmar agreed on Tuesday to start returning Rohingya refugees in November, less than a week after UN investigators warned that a genocide against the Muslim minority was still ongoing.
German Niel Hoegel

German nurse Niels Hoegel kills over 100 patients, trial begins

Former nurse Niels Hoegel, accused of killing more than 100 patients in his care, will go on trial Tuesday in the biggest serial killing trial in Germany’s post-war history.
Michael Nash of Arlington

Man dies trying to save victim from sex abuse

A Virginia man Patricio Salazar has been beaten to death after he tried to intervene to stop a sexual assault on a lady.
Ayodele Fayose

Ayodele Fayose flies to Lagos for trial

The immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has arrived at Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja, to board a flight to Lagos for his trial.
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Ellen Sirleaf’s son, others banned from travelling over missing $104 million in Liberia

Fifteen Liberians, including the son of former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, are banned from leaving the country on Wednesday.
Forensic police inspect a property in Bedford, Perth, where up to five bodies were discovered. Richard Wainwright-AAP

Police: Several bodies, including children, found in Australia home

The bodies of up to five people, including children, were found in a Western Australia home by police on Sunday.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 10, 2018, a Yemeni child stands next to the destroyed bus at the site of a Saudi-led coalition air strike, that targeted the Dahyan market the previous day in the Huthi rebels' stronghold province of Saada.The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen admitted on September 1 that "mistakes" had been made in an August air strike on a crowded market in northern rebel-held Yemen that killed 51 people including 40 children, and that those responsible must be "punished". / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

UK welcomes Saudi-led coalition probe into Yemen strike

Britain on Sunday welcomed results of an investigation by the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen into an air strike last month that killed 40 children, but urged clarifications on other deadly operations.
This general view taken on August 15, 2018, shows an abandoned truck on the Morandi motorway bridge after a section collapsed in the north-western Italian city of Genoa. The number people of killed during the collapse of a bridge in the Italian port city of Genoa has risen to 38, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said. A vast span of the Morandi bridge caved in during a heavy rainstorm in the northern port city on August 14, sending about 35 cars and several trucks plunging 45 metres (150 feet) onto the railway tracks below. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHE

Death toll rises to 35 in Italy bridge collapse

A frantic search was underway Wednesday for survivors under the shattered remains of a motorway bridge in Genoa as the death toll rose to 35 and investigators probed what caused the catastrophic collapse.

Police: Man sexually abused two daughters 800 times in six years

The police on Tuesday charged a father from the eastern German state of Thuringia with sexually abusing his daughters 800 times during a span of six years.
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)

EFCC traces Akwa Ibom government’s N1.4 billion to 11 accounts

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has traced about N1.4billion allegedly belonging to the Akwa Ibom State Government to 11 suspected slush accounts.
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US man arrested in alleged multi-state SIM card hacking ring

Florida authorities made an arrest last month in an alleged multi-state SIM card hacking ring, the latest in a series of similar incidents.

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Number of people missing in California fire jumps to over 1,000

The number of people listed as missing in a northern California wildfire jumped past 1,000 as searchers found the remains of eight more victims on the eve of President Donald Trump’s trip to witness the devastation.
Niger Tornadoes new signing Michael Otuke, has revealed he’s happy to join to the Club, but admits it was difficult to leave Nigeria National League side Kada City.

Michael Otuke: Difficult to leave Kada City for Niger Tornadoes

Niger Tornadoes new signing Michael Otuke, has revealed he’s happy to join to the club, but admits it was difficult to leave Nigeria National League side Kada City.

Federal government urged to review direction of debts to stimulate economic growth

Some economists on Friday called on the Federal Government to review the direction of the country’s debts, in order to spur productivity and economic growth.

Court remands two teenagers in prison for stealing electronics

An Ikorodu Magistrates’ court in Lagos on Friday ordered that two teenagers, Ogunshina Kudus, 19, Bashit Olalekan, 18, who stole electronics worth N154,000, be remanded in prison until Dec. 6, for sentencing.
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Court remands man over alleged rape of 9-year-old girl

A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Gombe, on Thursday, ordered that a 28-year-old applicant, Auwal Yahaya, be remanded in prison custody alleged rape of a nine-year-old girl.