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Indonesian police and military special forces take part in an anti-terrorism drill ahead of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia Photograph- Tatan Syuflana-AP

Amnesty: Indonesian police kill dozens ahead of Asian Games

Indonesian police have shot dead more than 70 people this year in a crackdown on petty criminals ahead of the Asian Games, which are due to start this weekend, a human rights group said on Friday.
A man salvages valuable items as workers destroy houses with an excavator after an earthquake hit the area of Gangga on August 12, 2018. An earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has killed 387 people, authorities said on August 11, adding hundreds of thousands of displaced people were still short of clean water, food and medicine nearly a week on. / AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY

Indonesia quake death toll tops 400 as more bodies recovered

"Search and rescue teams are still removing victims who were buried beneath collapsed buildings and landslides," said national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.

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Ondo State Government has distributed 10,000 rat poisons to residents of Ogbese in Akure North to kill rats in the community to curb the spread of Lassa fever.

Ondo records three Lassa fever infections

The Ondo State government has begun the distribution of 10,000 doses of rat poison to destroy rats in Lassa fever prone communities, as the dreaded virus begins its upward trend in the state.

LIRS gives employers deadline to file annual tax returns

The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) urges all employers of labour in Lagos State to file their Company’s Annual Tax Returns on or before the statutory deadline of January 31, 2021 to avoid penalties In line with the Personal Income Tax Act (PITA) Cap P8 LFN 2011 (as amended).
A government COVID-19 advertisement is seen in front of the Houses of Parliament amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in London, Britain January 19, 2021. REUTERS-John Sibley

British police break up coronavirus rule-breaching wedding with 400 guests

British police said on Friday they had broken up a wedding with almost 400 guests in violation of COVID lockdown rules, which only allow six people to attend.
A POW-MIA flag flies at graveside during a full honors burial service for seven U.S. Vietnam era military members at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia March 21, 2014. All seven members were buried in one grave. REUTERS-Gary Cameron-File Photo

Senators to ask Joe Biden to restore POW-MIA flag to White House after Donald...

Several lawmakers plan to urge President Joe Biden on Friday to restore a flag honoring missing war veterans to the White House, according to a copy of a letter seen by Reuters, after former President Donald Trump angered some veterans by moving it.
Veteran Nigerian musician, Rotimi Martins aka Alariwo of Africa, cross-over king, has lost his mother.

Nigerian singer Alariwo loses mother

Veteran Nigerian musician, Rotimi Martins aka Alariwo of Africa, cross-over king, has lost his mother.