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Outgoing US President Donald Trump has “unequivocally condemned” the January 6 breach of Congress by his supporters.

Donald Trump grants clemency to 143 people, but not himself or family members

President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly used his clemency authority as a political tool rather than an act of mercy, issued a final wave of pardons and commutations on his last night in office, delivering relief for a mix of beneficiaries that included former strategist Stephen Bannon, Republican Party and Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy, and former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, found guilty in 2013 of corruption charges.
The notice said President Tokayev had signed off on parliamentary ratification of the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights — a document that commits signatories to the abolition of capital punishment.

Kazakhstan abolishes death penalty

Kazakhstan abolished the death penalty, making permanent a nearly two-decade freeze on capital punishment in the authoritarian Central Asian country, a notice on the presidential website said Saturday.
Fredrick Nwabufo

Social media could end marriage as we know it

Chioma is having troubles with her mother-in-law. I know because she made it headline news on her social media page. She does not share her concerns with the other party in the nuptial contract or with a trained counsellor, but with aliens on social media who are sweating on the treadmill of their own problems and who have no understanding of the situational context.
The Seoul Central District Court found Cho Ju-bin guilty of violating laws to protect minors from sexual abuse and of operating a criminal ring to make profits by producing and selling abusive videos.

Mastermind of sex abuse ring sentenced to 40 years in prison

The Seoul Central District Court found Cho Ju-bin guilty of violating laws to protect minors from sexual abuse and of operating a criminal ring to make profits by producing and selling abusive videos.
Burundi's ex-President Pierre Buyoya said on Wednesday he had resigned his position as an African Union envoy after his conviction and life sentence last month for the 1993 killing of another president who defeated him in an election.

Burundi ex-leader quits AU envoy job after convicted of killing vote rival

Burundi's ex-President Pierre Buyoya said on Wednesday he had resigned his position as an African Union envoy after his conviction and life sentence last month for the 1993 killing of another president who defeated him in an election.
Edouard Karemera, the deputy of Rwanda’s then-ruling National Revolutionary Movement for Development, was jailed by a UN-backed special tribunal in 2011 for genocide and crimes against humanity.

Rwanda genocide convict dies in Senegalese prison

The former deputy chairman of Rwanda’s ruling party during the 1994 genocide has died in a Senegalese prison, where he was serving a life sentence for his role in the slaughter, a court official told AFP Wednesday.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has welcomed the life sentence for Christchurch terrorist, Brenton Harrison Tarrant.

Life sentence for Christchurch terrorist ‘justice’ – Australian premier

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has welcomed the life sentence for Christchurch terrorist, Brenton Harrison Tarrant.
The 49-year-old rapper, whose real name Corey Miller, was convicted of murdering teenager Steve Thomas in 2002.

Kim Kardashian vows to free C-Murder from jail

Kim Kardashian has announced she is looking to free rapper C-Murder from his life sentence.
Ladislas Ntaganzwa handed life term for his role in the genocide in which more than 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and Hutus who tried to protect themselves were killed [Cyril Ndegeya-AFP]

Former politician jailed for role in 1994 Rwandan genocide

A Rwandan court on Thursday handed a life sentence to a former politician found guilty of orchestrating the killing of tens of thousands of people during the 1994 genocide, a court spokesman said.
Harvey Weinstein has been taken to hospital after being convicted of sexual assault and rape.

Harvey Weinstein taken to hospital after rape verdict

The disgraced former Hollywood producer was found guilty of a criminal sex act for assaulting production assistant Mimi Haleyi at his apartment in 2006 and the third-degree rape of Jessica Mann in 2013 - an offence carrying a maximum term of 25 years.
Simon Lalong

Governor Lalong pardons prisoner

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau and his deputy, Sonni Tyoden, on Wednesday took their second term oaths of office, with the governor granting “absolute pardon” to one Evaristus Mozie, who was serving a life sentence.

15 convicts sentenced to limb amputation, death-by-stoning languish in Bauchi jail 10 years after

The Controller of Prisons, Bauchi State Command, Suleiman T. Suleiman, has said that five persons who were sentenced to death-by-stoning; and 10 others whose legs and hands are to be amputated are still languishing in prison.
Leyla Guven

Court orders release of hunger striking Turkish lawmaker

A Turkish court on Friday ordered the supervised release of a detained lawmaker from the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) who is seriously ill as a result of her 11-week hunger strike.
Protesters flash the V-sign for “victory” during a rally in the Kurdish-majority city of Diyarbakir, south-eastern Turkey, on January 19 , 2019, in support of a jailed lawmaker who has been on hunger strike for more than two months. Leyla Guven, a pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker, launched a hunger strike on November 8 in the Diyarbakir prison where she is being held to pressure the Turkish government into allowing lawyers and family members to visit jailed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) leader, Abdullah Ocalan. Ilyas AKENGIN / AFP

Thousands rally in Turkey to back detained Kurdish MP on hunger strike

Thousands demonstrated Saturday in Turkey’s Kurdish-majority southeast to support a detained lawmaker from a pro-Kurdish party who launched a hunger strike in November.
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Jailed Palestinian who sold land to Israelis set to be freed

A Palestinian man who received a life sentence for selling property in occupied territory to Israelis is set to be released to the United States, Israeli media reported.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 20, 2017 Italian ultra-leftist militant Cesare Battisti poses for a picture during an interview with AFP in Cananeia, Sao Paulo state, Brazil. Cesare Battisti, an Italian sought by Rome for four murders attributed to a far-left group in the 1970s, has been detained in Bolivia and will be extradited to Brazil, a senior aide to Brazil’s new president said on January 13, 2019.Miguel SCHINCARIOL / AFP

Italian ex-militant Cesare Battisti arrested in Bolivia

Cesare Battisti, an Italian sought by Rome for four murders attributed to a far-left group in the 1970s, was arrested in Bolivia and will be extradited to Brazil and then likely to Italy, a senior aide to Brazil’s new president said Sunday.
Patrick Nogueira

Man gets life sentence for killing cousins, dismembering parents

A young Brazilian man who murdered two cousins aged one and three and dismembered their parents was handed a rare life sentence in Spain on Thursday.

Tanzania forms surveillance squad to identify gays on social media and arrest them

Tanzanian authorities have reportedly formed a surveillance squad whose job will be to identify gays on social media and arrest them.

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Shares in internet giant Alibaba soared more than eight per cent Wednesday after billionaire founder Jack Ma made his first public appearance since November, ending weeks of speculation about his whereabouts after the company took a kicking from Chinese regulators.
Newsmen reported the passing on of the PDP state chairman, Udo Ekpenyong.

PDP confirms Akwa Ibom chapter chairman died of coronavirus

“According to his physicians, He died in the early hours of Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from complications traceable to the novel COVID-19 virus,” the PDP spokesperson in the state, Borono Bassey, said in a statement, Tuesday.
Foreigners caught not wearing face masks on the Indonesian resort island of Bali are being subject to an unusual punishment- push-ups.

Foreigners without face masks punished with push-ups in Indonesia

Foreigners caught not wearing face masks on the Indonesian resort island of Bali are being subject to an unusual punishment: push-ups.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation.

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Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that the United States finds it “unbearable” that the Islamic Revolution remains in place 41 years after bringing down its ally the shah.

Iran’s Hassan Rouhani hails departure of ‘tyrant’ Donald Trump

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday hailed the departure of “tyrant” US counterpart Donald Trump, who is due to leave office later in the day making way for President-elect Joe Biden.