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Laura Dern, winner of the award for best performance by an actress in a supporting role for “Marriage Story”, poses in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. AP

2020 Oscars: Laura Dern wins best supporting actress for ‘Marriage Story’

Laura Dern’s turn as a steely divorce attorney in “Marriage Story” made the case with Oscar jurors, who completed her awards season sweep by awarding her the best-supporting actress trophy.

LeBron James under fire after blaming China row on ‘misinformed’ Rockets chief

Basketball superstar LeBron James was accused of turning a blind eye to Chinese repression on Tuesday after he criticized a Houston Rockets executive for angering China with a “misinformed” tweet supporting protesters in Hong Kong.
“The Department of Justice has increased efforts in taking aggressive enforcement action against fraudsters who are targeting American citizens and their businesses in business email compromise schemes and other cyber-enabled financial crimes,” said Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen.

Operation Rewired: FBI announces arrest of 167 Nigerians

United States’ Federal authorities on Tuesday announced the arrest of 167 Nigerians in a wide scale effort to disrupt Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes tagged used by fraudsters to intercept and hijack wire transfers from businesses and individuals, including many senior citizens through an investigation tagged ‘Operation reWired” conducted around the world.
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps are are displayed on an iPhone. Jenny Kane-AP

Antitrust probe of Facebook may be first step against Big Tech

A coalition of US states unveiled on Friday an antitrust investigation of Facebook, the first of what is expected to be a wave of action against dominant technology firms.
Facebook might be putting Messenger back into its main social media app.

Facebook under investigation by state attorneys general for antitrust violations

A group of states is investigating Facebook for potential violations of antitrust law, the office of the New York attorney general said in a statement today.
A couple stroll down Lakeshore Drive along the shore of Lake Pontchartrain after it was flooded in the wake of Hurricane Barry on July 13, 2019 in Mandeville, Louisiana. Scott Olson - Getty Images

Possible killer heat wave imminent in US – weather agency

The United States National Weather Service has warned of a possible killer heat wave across parts of the country starting from Wednesday through the weekend.
Aubrey Trail and Bailey Boswell have been charged with first-degree murder following the death of Sydney Loofe in 2017.

Murder suspect slashes own throat during trial

A man accused of killing and dismembering a 24-year-old woman slashed his neck and fell from his wheelchair during his murder trial.
Paddocks at Washington County Fairgrounds are partially underwater due to flooding in Arlington, Nebraska. [Humeyra Pamuk-Reuters]

River levels keep rising in already flooded US

Flood waters continue to rise across the United States and there are fears that many parts of the Mississippi River will remain above flood stage for a further two or three months.

Warren Buffett: What counts are brains and capital

A giant hurricane, earthquake or other conflagration inflicting unprecedented, catastrophic damage is likely at some point to strike the United States.

Congo releases US citizen held for over a year

A naturalized US citizen who was detained in the Republic of Congo for more than a year has been released, the United States Embassy there said on Friday.

American state to resume prisoner executions after 20 years

The death penalty will resume in Nebraska for the first time in 20 years, with the US state planning to execute a convicted killer using a new, untested combination of drugs.

Dinner date gives Tottenham players appetite for success

Mauricio Pochettino took his Tottenham players and staff for a steak dinner this week in a bid to fuel his club’s appetite for success.

US send troops, aircraft to flood-hit Texas

The U.S. Department of Defence is pre-positioning troops, search and rescue units, aircraft, vehicles, equipment and supplies to staging areas near places worst hit by flooding in southeastern Texas, in anticipation of a possible request for assistance.

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The United States Army, for the first time, will send soldiers from one of its new training brigades to Africa in the coming weeks, expanding the use of the new specialized units as the Pentagon looks at possible troop cuts on the continent.

US new Army training team heads to Africa first time

The United States Army, for the first time, will send soldiers from one of its new training brigades to Africa in the coming weeks, expanding the use of the new specialized units as the Pentagon looks at possible troop cuts on the continent.

Robert Clarke: Corruption runs in blood of Nigerians

Robert Clarke, a senior advocate of Nigeria, says death sentence will not stop corruption because of the act of stealing runs in the blood of Nigerians.
Faure Gnassingbe

Two sides claim victory in Togo vote as challenger cries foul

Two sides have claimed victory in Togo's presidential election as the main challenger to incumbent Faure Gnassingbe cried foul, citing "revelations of fraud".
Samuel Eto’o offered an interview in Italy in which he spoke about the past and future of Inter Milan. Still, in the comparison with Juventus, the name Cristiano Ronaldo came up, who the Cameroonian called “the best of all time”.

Samuel Eto’o: Cristiano Ronaldo is the best of all time

Samuel Eto’o offered an interview in Italy in which he spoke about the past and future of Inter Milan. Still, in the comparison with Juventus, the name Cristiano Ronaldo came up, who the Cameroonian called “the best of all time”.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed into law the Finance Bill 2019 (now Finance Act), which among other objectives, seeks to increase government revenue while supporting struggling small businesses in Africa’s largest economy.

Nigeria’s economy grows by 2.27 percent, surpasses IMF’s projection

Nigeria’s gross domestic product grew by 2.27% in 2019, data released by the National Bureau of Statistics has shown.