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Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian speaks at the daily media briefing in Beijing on April 8. GREG BAKER-AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

China orders four US media outlets to disclose finances, staff

China on Wednesday ordered four US news outlets to disclose details of their staff and financial operations in the country within seven days, as a media row escalates between Washington and Beijing.
The number of COVID-19 cases has exploded in one of California’s oldest prisons, San Quentin, as more than 1,000 inmates have tested positive for the virus, authorities in the US state announced Tuesday.

1,000 inmates test positive for coronavirus in California

The number of COVID-19 cases has exploded in one of California’s oldest prisons, San Quentin, as more than 1,000 inmates have tested positive for the virus, authorities in the US state announced Tuesday.
Renowned Nigerian drummer Tony Allen is dead.

Nigerian music legend Tony Allen passes on

Renowned Nigerian drummer Tony Allen is dead.
Republican senator from North Carolina, Richard Burr, also in February, warned members of The Tar Heel Club, an exclusive group of North Carolina businessmen.

US Senator dumps stocks before market plunge

According to reports from NPR and The Washington Post, Richard Burr, a Republican senator from North Carolina, also in February, warned members of The Tar Heel Club, an exclusive group of North Carolina businessmen, about the impending chaos the virus would wreak on the stock market.
On the heels of releasing one of her most personal projects to date, Rare, Selena Gomez is continuing to open up about extremely intimate parts of her life, including painful parts of past relationships.

Selena Gomez accuses Justin Bieber of emotional abuse

American singer Selena Gomez has opened up about her stormy relationship with fellow musician, Justin Bieber, alleging that she was a victim of emotional abuse in her relationship with Justin Bieber.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: How I was defrauded by consultant who failed to pay expatriates

Former Vice President and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the 2019 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said he was ripped off by a Nigerian consultant, John Chiamehen, who he hired for the planning, design, build-out and rollout of TV Gotel Africa to be based in Abuja.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar owes foreign workers thousands of dollars

Former vice-president Atiku Abubakar faces the prospect of legal suits from former foreign workers of his Yola based Gotel Africa Media Limited over unpaid salaries, running into thousands of dollars.
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NPR releases top songs of the decade

NPR has conducted its polls and released listeners’ top songs from the 2010s. While sorting through thousands of nominees, it was noticed that there was a number of recurring themes.

India opts for new population database amid protests over citizenship law

The Indian cabinet on Tuesday approved funds for a census and a population survey to be held next year despite weeks of protests over a citizenship law that critics claimed is anti-Muslim.
Satellite image on 29 August of apparent failed Iranian rocket launch. AFP-Getty Images

Astronomers track US spy satellites using Donald Trump’s tweet

In a tweet posted a few days ago, the United States (US) president, Donald Trump, included a smartphone picture of Iran’s Semnan Launch Site One, a location believed to be the site where a rocket failure took place.

Jimmy Carter: Donald Trump is worried over China’s growing economic strength

Former President Jimmy Carter told a church congregation this weekend that he had spoken with President Donald Trump about China on Saturday, and said the commander in chief was worried that Beijing had outpaced its global rivals.
Scientists identified a gene, known as Ir8a, expressed in the mosquito's antenna that appears to let the insect smell human sweat [Photo by Florida International University-Flickr]

Mosquito scent discovery could change a billion lives

Researchers in the United States have genetically modified mosquitoes to make humans less attractive to them – a discovery that could dramatically reduce the spread of mosquito-borne diseases, such as dengue, malaria and Zika. Female...
Tlaxiaco Mayor Alejandro Aparicio Santiago

Gunmen kill mayor on first day in office

A local mayor in Mexico, Alejandro Aparicio Santiago, has been gunned down on his first day of office on New Year’s Day.

Uber settles with victim’s family after fatal self-driving car crash

Uber has reached a settlement with the family of Elaine Herzberg, a 49-year-old Tempe woman who was killed by one of the ride-hailing company’s self-driving vehicles on March 18th, according to multiple reports.

Pentagon: Nuclear attack on US imminent

The Pentagon has raised an alarm of a compelling evidence of possible nuclear weapon strike against the United States (U.S.).

Students return to Florida school after shooting

Students and teachers returned Sunday to a Florida school for the first time since 17 people were shot dead there, consoling each other even as they called for swift action to address gun violence.

Oprah Winfrey confirms no plans to run for US president

Talk show icon Oprah Winfrey has again confirmed she has no intention of running for US president, despite revealing that would-be donors offered to raise $1 billion for her to take on Donald Trump in 2020.

Most Americans ‘don’t want’ Oprah Winfrey to run for president

Americans may love Oprah Winfrey, but most don't want the chat show queen to run for president, although if she did she would beat Donald Trump, a poll revealed Friday.

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Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

DHQ: Troops eliminate 75 terrorists, rescue 35 in June

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole eliminated 75 Boko Haram terrorists in 17 encounters within the North-East theatre of operation in June, Defence Headquarters has disclosed.
Protesters in the US city of Baltimore pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus on Saturday, local media reported, the latest monument to be toppled in anti-racism demonstrations.

Columbus statue toppled by race protesters in Baltimore

Protesters in the US city of Baltimore pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus on Saturday, local media reported, the latest monument to be toppled in anti-racism demonstrations.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Ekiti APC crisis: I’m not an enemy to anyone – Governor Fayemi

Indications emerged in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, at the weekend that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has commenced moves to end its internal wrangling in the state chapter of the party.
AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring their second goal from the penalty spot, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS-Alberto Lingria

Zlatan Ibrahimovic on target as Milan severely dent Lazio title hopes

Veteran forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, starting his first match since the coronavirus stoppage, converted a penalty to help AC Milan to an emphatic 3-0 win at Lazio on Saturday, severely denting the Serie A title hopes of their ragged opponents.
TIMAAS General Manager-Commandant Bright Chinedu Ikokwu, who made the disclosure in Aba at the weekend, said that the agency would not take kindly to motorists who would want to bribe his men.

Abia traffic agency sacks over 10 personnel for bribery

Over 10 personnel of the Traffic and Indiscipline Management Agency of Abia State (TIMAAS) were sacked for bribery, in addition to a sizeable number suspended for other acts of indiscipline, in the first quarter of 2020, the agency says.