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US military apologises for tweet about dropping bombs

The United States Strategic Command has apologised for a joke in “bad taste” after tweeting it was ready to drop something “much bigger” than the traditional Times Square crystal ball at New Year.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 11, 2018 North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (R) walks with US President Donald Trump (L) during a break in talks at their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore.US President Donald Trump has received a "very positive" letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un seeking a follow-up meeting after their historic summit in Singapore, the White House said on September 10, 2018. "It was a very warm, very positive letter," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said, adding that the message showed Pyongyang's "continued commitment to focus on denuclearization" on the Korean Peninsula. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

Mike Pence: Donald Trump to meet Kim Jong-un in 2019 over nuclear programmes

US Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday President Donald Trump plans to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in 2019.
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US media back CNN legal fight against White House

In a show of solidarity, major U.S. media outlets are backing the CNN’s legal fight against the White House for revoking the ‘hard pass’ of Jim Acosta.
Wilton Manors in Florida becomes the state’s first city to have an entirely LGBTQ city council

Florida voters elect all-LGBTQ local council

Palm Springs, California, last year became the first locality in the U.S. to do so, according to the Victory Fund, which tracks lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer candidates and elected officials, NBC News reports.
Jamal Khashoggi

Republican Senators urge Donald Trump to suspend nuclear talks with Saudi Arabia

A group of Republican senators asked U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday to suspend civilian nuclear talks with Saudi Arabia after the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Saudi actions in Yemen and Lebanon.
Demonstrators protest against the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as Christine Blasey Ford testifies on a extraordinary hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee at Capitol Hill in Washington DC, on September 27, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Jose Luis Magana

White House denies ‘micromanaging’ Brett Kavanaugh’s FBI investigation

US President Donald Trump hit back Sunday at suggestions his administration is trying to "micromanage" the FBI investigation of controversial Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, accusing opposition Democrats of being interested only in obstruction.

Oil prices hit four-year-high of $81 amid looming Iran sanctions

Oil prices hit a four-year high of $81.48 a barrel on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia and Russia appeared to reject calls from the US to increase production amid looming sanctions against Iranian oil.
Amber Guyger

US police woman held for killing black man in wrong apartment

A white Texas police officer who entered an apartment mistaking it for her own and shot dead the black man who lived there was arrested on manslaughter charges.
Botham Shem Jean

US police officer kills man in his home after mistaking it for hers

Protesters in Texas are demanding immediate jail for a Dallas police officer who entered the wrong apartment mistaking it for her own and shot dead the black man who lived there.
Monica Lewinsky

Monica Lewinsky abandons interview over Bill Clinton

Twenty-eight years after her affair with Bill Clinton, Monica Lewinsky appears not to have forgiven her former boss.
Trump Organization finance chief Allen Weisselberg.

Donald Trump’s finance chief ‘gets immunity’ in Michael Cohen probe

Donald Trump's longtime financial gatekeeper has been granted immunity in a federal probe involving the US president's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, according to media reports in the United States.

Disney to collaborate with Twitter on content

Twitter announced a deal Monday to collaborate with Disney on content, particularly live events from the entertainment giant's sports arm ESPN.

Ex-employee accuses Michael Douglas of sexual harassment

A former employee has accused Michael Douglas of sexual harassment and misconduct in her presence, charges the Oscar-winning Hollywood megastar has vehemently denied.

North Korea accidentally hits one of its own cities with missile – report

A North Korean missile reportedly crashed into one of its own cities after it failed just minutes following its launch.

Turkey denies offering money for US extradition of President Erdogan rival

Turkey has rejected as “ludicrous” allegations that it offered several million dollars to the United States to extradite a political rival to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Donald Trump aide discussed multimillion-dollar offer for Fethullah Gulen – report

A top aide to U.S. President Donald Trump is being investigated for allegedly discussing a deal to hand over Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen to the Turkish government in exchange for up to 15 million dollars, a report said on Friday.

Five women accuse journalist Mark Halperin of sexual harassment

Five women have accused veteran journalist Mark Halperin of sexually harassing them while he was in a powerful position at ABC News.

Donald Trump threatens NBC over nuclear report

United States President, Donald Trump, has raised the prospect of challenging media licences for NBC News and other news networks after unfavourable reports.

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Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Troops raid terrorists’ hideouts, eliminate five in Borno

Troops of Operation Fire Ball have eliminated five Boko Haram (BHT)/ISWAP terrorists and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition as well as bags of assorted grains in recent attacks on their hideouts in Borno.
Briefing State House Correspondents on Wednesday after the virtual FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fasola, and Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, gave breakdowns of the approvals.

President Buhari condemns ‘insane’ killing of farmers by Boko Haram in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed grief over the killing of farmers on rice fields at Zabarmari in Jere Local Government of Borno, describing the terrorist killings as insane.
The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) on has announced the appointment of Pastor Samuel Sanusi as its new General Secretary- Chief Executive Officer-Designate.

Bible Society appoints new CEO-designate

The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) on has announced the appointment of Pastor Samuel Sanusi as its new General Secretary/ Chief Executive Officer-Designate.
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I paid N3 million ransom before I was freed by kidnappers – doctor

Azubuike Iheanacho, the medical doctor that was kidnapped in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, has revealed that he had to pay a ransom before the abductors freed him.
The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Men’s World Cup served off its first spins on Friday, November 13 and there was a shocking loss for Nigeria’s best table tennis player, Quadri Aruna, who was beaten by Slovenian Darko Jorgic.

Aruna Quadri records third league victory with TTC in German Bundesliga

Aruna Quadri returned to winning ways with TTC RhönSprudel Fulda-Maberzell (TTC) in the Table Tennis Bundesliga as the Nigerian was instrumental to his team’s 3-1 win over TTC OE Bad Homburg at the weekend.