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Florida school shooting survivor rejects ‘hero’ label

A survivor of the Florida school shooting nicknamed “Iron Man” for his efforts to save classmates said he did not want to be labeled a “hero,” as his family announced a lawsuit against authorities.

Martin Luther King Jr: The dream, the man, the legacy

Towards the end of his life, Martin Luther King Jr. lamented that his dream had “turned into a nightmare.”

Martin Luther King Jr’s granddaughter appeals for ‘gun-free world’

The nine-year-old granddaughter of Martin Luther King Jr. made a rousing appearance at a huge protest for gun control in Washington on Saturday, saying that like the slain civil rights leader she too has a dream -- "a gun-free world."

Oprah Winfrey, others back US students march over gun control

Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney and Steven Spielberg said on Tuesday they would each donate $500,000 to the “March for Our Lives” rally in Washington in support of gun control following last week’s shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 dead.

Donald Trump supports effort to improve gun background checks

White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders said on Monday that President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve federal background checks for gun purchases, days after a shooting at a Florida school killed 17 people.

Florida students plan march on Washington DC

Florida students who survived a mass shooting at their school on Sunday announced plans to march on Washington in a bid to “shame” lawmakers into reforming laws that make powerful firearms readily available.

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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) /

Mozambique city of Beira ‘90% damaged or destroyed’ by cyclone

A cyclone that slammed into Mozambique last week has damaged or destroyed 90 percent of the city of Beira, the Red Cross said Monday, as the death toll in the country and neighbouring Zimbabwe rose to 157.
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Court sacks Delta APC factional chairman

A Federal High Court sitting in Asaba, Delta State has sacked the Delta State All Progressives Congress (APC) factional chairman, Jones Erue-led state executive committee.

Facebook to offer grants to bring more to ‘news deserts’

Facebook said Monday it would begin directing some of its funds to support US journalism efforts to so-called “news deserts” with little or no media coverage.

Zenith Bank shareholders approve N2.50k per share dividend for 2018 financial year

Shareholders of Zenith Bank on Monday approved the proposal of the board to pay final dividend of N2.50k per share as dividends for the 2018 financial year.

Governor Obiano: Anambra GDP increases to N4.2 trillion in five years

Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra, says the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the state increased from N3 trillion to N4.2 trillion in the last five years.