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Erik Prince, the former head of the security contractor Blackwater Worldwide and a prominent supporter of former President Donald J. Trump, violated a United Nations arms embargo on Libya.

Blackwater founder Erik Prince accused of helping evade U.N. Libya sanctions

Erik Prince, the private security executive and supporter of former U.S. President Donald Trump, “at the very least” helped evade an arms embargo on Libya, according to excerpts from a United Nations report seen by Reuters.
Malcolm X holds up a newspaper for the crowd to see during a civil rights rally in New York City on August 6, 1963 [AP]

US: Ex-policeman implicates NYPD, FBI in Malcolm X murder

A former New York City police officer has, before his death, implicated the NYPD and FBI in the murder of civil rights leader Malcolm X on February 21, 1965.
New York Attorney General Letitia James sued Amazon on Tuesday, alleging the e-commerce giant failed to provide adequate protection for its warehouse workers during the coronavirus pandemic. (Kathy Willens-AP)

New York State sues Amazon for ‘worker safety failures’ during pandemic

However, leaked meeting notes released last spring by Vice News showed high-level company executives discussing ways to smear Smalls and use him to discredit growing labor movements seeking to unionize Amazon’s various warehouse and Whole Foods workforces. Smalls is now suing Amazon for racial discrimination.
Rudy Giuliani helped marshal the campaign to overturn the election results in favor of Donald J. Trump. Gabriela Bhaskar for The New York Times

Dominion files $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani

Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit on Monday against Rudolph W. Giuliani, the lawyer for Donald J. Trump and former mayor of New York City who played a key role in the former president’s monthslong effort to subvert the 2020 election.
Johnson & Johnson board member Dr. Mark McClellan told CNBC that “if the clinical trial works out,” the company could significantly increase the nation’s Covid vaccine supply availability within the coming weeks.

Johnson & Johnson plans to have 100 million vaccines for Americans by spring –...

Johnson & Johnson board member Dr. Mark McClellan told CNBC that “if the clinical trial works out,” the company could significantly increase the nation’s Covid vaccine supply availability within the coming weeks. “I do know...
FILE PHOTO - The logo of Amazon is seen on the door of an Amazon Books retail store in New York City, U.S., February 14, 2019. REUTERS-Brendan McDermid-File Photo

Amazon sues EU antitrust regulators for letting Italian case go ahead

Amazon is suing EU antitrust regulators for allowing the Italian competition watchdog to pursue its own case against the U.S. online retail giant over the way it selects sellers, arguing that this should be wrapped into an EU investigation.
US Senator Pat Toomey said Donald Trump’s role encouraging the riot on Capitol Hill is an ‘impeachable offence’ [Sarah Silbiger-Pool via Reuters]

Republican senator: Donald Trump must ‘go away as soon as possible’

A second Republican senator in the United States has called on Donald Trump to step down after some of the president’s supporters overran the Capitol building in Washington, DC this week in a deadly riot.
FILE PHOTO - A notice telling people to stay 2 metres apart is seen at a petrol station, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Stone, Britain, April 28, 2020. REUTERS-Carl Recine

Latest global lockdowns delay fuel demand recovery

Severe mobility restrictions across Europe to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases weighed on fuel sales, weakening the prospect of energy demand recovery in the first half of 2021.
The coronavirus crisis in Los Angeles County hospitals has become so bad that ambulance services have been told not to transfer patients with a low chance of survival in order to preserve hospital beds. Apu Gomes-AFP via Getty Images

Coronavirus: US ambulances told not to transport some patients to hospital

Ambulance workers in Los Angeles County, California, have been told not to transport hospital patients that have extremely low chances of survival.
A new variant of the coronavirus, which appears to be more transmissible, has been discovered in South Africa and is being blamed for a new surge in Covid-19 cases in the UK.

Wuhan coronavirus cases may be 10 times higher than reported – China health study

The number of coronavirus cases in the Chinese city where the pathogen was first detected may have been 10 times higher than official figures suggest, according to a study by health authorities in Wuhan.
FILE PHOTO - A medical staff attends to a COVID-19 patient at a special ward at Arwyp Medical Centre, as South Africa is about the reach a milestone of 1 million infections, in Kempton Park, South Africa, December 25, 2020. REUTERS-Shafiek Tassiem

Coronavirus: South Africa imposes fresh restrictions

South Africa banned alcohol sales and made masks mandatory in public from Tuesday after a surge in coronavirus cases, as the World Health Organization warned that pandemics far more deadly than Covid-19 may lie ahead.
Nurse Mark Carey receives one of the first vaccinations at Mt. Sinai Hospital from Pfizer-BioNTech during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., December 15, 2020. REUTERS-Carlo Allegri

Second U.S. vaccine ready to ship as coronavirus surge pushes hospitals to brink

An unrelenting U.S. coronavirus surge pushed hospitals further to their limits as the United States pressed on with its immunization rollout on Thursday and prepared to ship nearly 6 million doses of a new vaccine on the cusp of winning regulatory approval.

U.S. reports more than 1.6 million child cases of coronavirus

Nearly 1,640,000 children in the United States (U.S.) have been diagnosed with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) since the onset of the pandemic, representing 12.2 per cent of the caseload nationwide, according to a new report.
Justin Sambol, right, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, receives the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine from Ambulatory Care Technician Sady Ferguson, at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School for COVID-19 at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, U.S., December 15, 2020. Kirsten Luce/Pool via REUTERS

U.S. vaccine reaches more workers on pandemic’s front lines

The United States extended its rollout of the first authorized COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, inoculating healthcare workers as part of a massive campaign to protect all Americans and contain a U.S. outbreak that has killed more than 300,000 people.
In front of an American flag, nurse Lillian Wirpsza administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Shylee Stewart, a labor and delivery nurse at George Washington University Hospital, in Washington, D.C., U.S. December 14, 2020. Jacquelyn Martin-Pool via REUTERS

U.S. seeks to educate sceptics, keep up guard with vaccinations under way

The United States extended its rollout of the first authorized COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, inoculating healthcare workers with an eye toward persuading skeptical Americans to get their shots and contain a pandemic that has killed more than 300,000 people.
Sandra Lindsay, a nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, is inoculated with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine by Dr. Michelle Chester from Northwell Health at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York, U.S., December 14, 2020. Mark Lennihan/Pool via REUTERS

First Americans vaccinated as U.S. death toll passes 300,000

An intensive care unit nurse became the first person in the United States to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, calling it a sign that “healing is coming,” as the U.S. coronavirus death toll crossed a staggering 300,000 lives lost.
FILE PHOTO - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during a news conference at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., November 20, 2020. REUTERS-Eduardo Munoz-File Photo

U.N. chief urges leaders of every country to declare ‘climate emergency’

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on every country to declare a “climate emergency” on Saturday, as world leaders marking the fifth anniversary of the Paris climate accord made mostly incremental pledges relative to the scale of the crisis.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 1, 2017 Gen. Michael Flynn, former national security adviser to US President Donald Trump, leaves Federal Court on in Washington, DC. – US President Donald Trump in a tweet announced on November 25, 2020, he has pardoned his former national security advisor Michael Flynn. Flynn pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI over his Russian contacts. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Judge dismisses case against former US security advisor Michael Flynn

A US district judge has dismissed the case against US President Donald Trump’s former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn as “moot”, citing a presidential pardon issued by Trump.
People wait in line as the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank distributes food outside a church in Los Angeles, California, US [Mike Blake-Reuters]

US braces for continued surge in coronavirus cases, hospitalisations

As newly reported cases of the coronavirus continued to spike across much of the United States, breaking records for hospitalisations, some local leaders are moving to enact more stringent restrictions.
U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar speaks during a news conference about the latest coronavirus disease (COVID-19) developments, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, U.S. August 23, 2020. REUTERS

U.S. braces for post-Thanksgiving coronavirus surge

U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar said Pfizer Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine could be authorized and shipped within days of a Dec. 10 meeting of outside advisers to the Food and Drug Administration tasked with reviewing trial data and recommending whether it warrants approval. A vaccine from Moderna Inc could follow a week later, he said, after the company announced on Monday that it would apply for U.S. and European emergency authorization.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has admitted to having a lot of doubts before taking over at the club where he starred as a player - but felt he had no alternative but to grasp the opportunity.

Frank Lampard reveals doubts over taking Chelsea job

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has admitted to having "a lot of doubts" before taking over at the club where he starred as a player - but felt he had no alternative but to grasp the opportunity.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 19, 2016 James D. Wolfensohn accepts the George F. Kennan Award for Public Service onstage at the National Committee On American Foreign Policy 2016 Gala Dinner on October 19, 2016 in New York City. – James Wolfensohn, an investment banker who helped straighten out the finances of major American cultural institutions and served as president of the World Bank, died November 25 at the age of 86. (Photo by Cindy Ord / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

Former World Bank president James Wolfensohn dies aged 86

James Wolfensohn, an investment banker who helped straighten out the finances of major American cultural institutions and served as president of the World Bank, died Wednesday at the age of 86.

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As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

NCDC activates Ondo state public health laboratory to its network

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it has activated the inclusion of the Ondo State Public Health Laboratory to its Molecular Laboratory Network in the country.
The Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State

Fraud: Court disqualifies lawyer as defence witness

The trial-within-trial of a suspected serial fraudster, Scales Ishola Olatunji was cut short on Thursday following a ruling by Justice Agatha Okeke of the Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State which disqualified one Peter Mba from giving his testimony as a defence witness in the matter.
Senate Chief Whip, Orji Kalu with Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani-Bello...

Senator Kalu urges Nigerian government to set up joint security committee

Senate Chief Whip, Orji Kalu, has called on federal government to set up a joint committee of representatives of all security forces to help existing commands to fast-track the release of the abducted students in Niger.
The Customs Area Controller, Apapa Command, on Thursday disclosed the seizure of tramadol, used clothing and others with a Duty Paid Value of N223m.

Customs seizes tramadol, used clothing, others worth N223 million in Lagos

The Customs Area Controller, Apapa Command, on Thursday disclosed the seizure of tramadol, used clothing and others with a Duty Paid Value of N223m.
The Lagos State Government on Sunday noon announced the reopening of Third Mainland Bridge earlier than 7 pm scheduled time.

Minister: Third Mainland Bridge will be totally reopened ‘this weekend’

Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, said on Thursday that the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos undergoing repairs, would be totally reopened to traffic ‘’this weekend’’.

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The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army dismisses allegation of extortion

The Nigerian army has described the allegation of extortion against its personnel in Edo as a deliberate orchestration of falsehood and gross misrepresentation of facts produced and circulated to deliberately smear its image.
Novak Djokovic became King of Melbourne for a record-extending ninth time and re-established his credentials in the Greatest Of All Time conversation.

Novak Djokovic wins ninth Australian Open title, 18th grand slam

Novak Djokovic became King of Melbourne for a record-extending ninth time and re-established his credentials in the Greatest Of All Time conversation.
Mikel Arteta says he has had to adapt his tactical approach much more than he expected since taking over as Arsenal boss, due to the composition of his squad.

Arsenal boss hails Manchester City as ‘best in Europe’

City have won a club-record 17 successive games across all competitions and are 10 points ahead of local rivals Manchester United at the summit of the English top-flight heading into this weekend's round of fixtures.
A medical worker prepares to administer a vaccination against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as part of a Tel Aviv municipality initiative offering a free drink at a bar to residents getting the shot, in Tel Aviv, Israel February 18, 2021. REUTERS

Israel: Coronavirus infections dropped 95.8% after both Pfizer shots

The rate of COVID-19 infections dropped 95.8% among people who received both shots of Pfizer’s vaccine, Israel’s Health Ministry said on Saturday.
Opposition presidential challenger Bobi Wine walks to speak to media, after security forces withdrew from outside his home, in Magere, near Kampala, in Uganda, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. (AP Photo-Nicholas Bamulanzeki)

Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine withdraws election result challenge

Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine said on Monday he was withdrawing a court case challenging presidential election results that handed victory to incumbent Yoweri Museveni, alleging bias by Supreme Court justices hearing the case.