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Amazon will serve any government agency with facial recognition technology, so long as it’s...

The head of Amazon.com Inc’s cloud computing division on Monday said the company would work with any government agency that followed the law, in contrast with rival Microsoft Corp, which has touted its rejection of controversial sales.

Two Nigerians indicted in US over bitcoin scam

Two Nigerians are in trouble in the United States after being indicted by prosecutors for running a fraudulent bitcoin investment scheme.
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US pushes Chinese owner of Grindr to divest the dating app

Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech Co is seeking to sell Grindr, the popular gay dating app it has owned since 2016, after a U.S. government national security panel raised concerns about its ownership, according to people familiar with the matter.
US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting between US and Chinese officials in the Oval Office of the White House January 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski - AFP)

California, 15 other states sue Donald Trump over decision to declare national emergency

California and 15 other US states sued President Donald Trump’s administration Monday over his decision to declare a national emergency to fund a wall on the southern border with Mexico, saying the move violated the constitution.
Police in Jersey City have been placing fake Amazon packages outside people’s homes to catch thieves

Police use cameras and fake Amazon boxes with GPS to catch thieves

Police in Jersey City have been placing fake Amazon packages outside people’s homes to catch thieves, reports the Associated Press. Using GPS trackers and doorbells cameras provided by Amazon, police are able to track and apprehend would-be thieves.

Donald Trump administration sues California over tough net neutrality law

The Justice Department has hit back against California’s attempt to restore net neutrality rules with a lawsuit that alleges state legislators are attempting to “subvert the Federal Government’s deregulatory approach.” The suit was announced jointly by representatives of the Justice Department and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.
US President Donald Trump smiles during a phone conversation with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto on trade in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on August 27, 2018. President Donald Trump said Monday the US had reached a "really good deal" with Mexico and talks with Canada would begin shortly on a new regional free trade pact."It's a big day for trade. It's a really good deal for both countries," Trump said."Canada, we will start negotiations shortly. I'll be calling their prime minister very soon," Trump said.US and Mexican negotiators have been working for weeks to iron out differences in order to revise the nearly 25-year old North American Free Trade Agreement, while Canada was waiting to rejoin the negotiations./ AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN

Donald Trump taunts US media over Barack Obama error

American President Donald Trump, never allowing any opportunity to slip to punch his traducers, taunted the media on Saturday over their silence over a verbal slip by former President Barack Obama.
Nancy Crampton-Brophy appears in Multnomah County Circuit Court in Portland on September 6. Multnomah County Circuit Court

Author of ‘How To Murder Your Husband’ allegedly kills husband

A romantic suspense novelist, Nancy Crampton-Brophy, 68, who once wrote an essay entitled “How To Murder Your Husband,” has been arrested for allegedly killing her husband, Dan Brophy.
LODOGA, CA - AUGUST 08: Flames from the Mendocino Complex fire burn a ridge on August 8, 2018 near Lodoga, California. The Mendocino Complex Fire, which is made up of the River Fire and Ranch Fire, has surpassed the Thomas Fire to become the largest wildfire in California state history with over 300,000 acres charred and at least 115 homes destroyed. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Firefighters make progress in California but weather not promising

Thousands of firefighters, backed by US troops and crews from as far away as Australia and New Zealand, made progress Wednesday in their battle with California's biggest wildfire on record -- but the weather forecast for the rest of the week is not promising, officials said.
DETROIT, MI - JULY 28: Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed (background) and New York Democrat candidate for Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (sitting, right) speak with a supporter in a wheel chair after the two campaigned together at a rally on the campus of Wayne State University July 28, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images/AFP

Fears of violence ahead of US far-right rally

Police in Portland, Oregon braced for violence at a rally Saturday by two far-right groups that has raised fears of a replay of last year's deadly "Unite the Right" protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.

17 US states sue Trump administration over family separation policy

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson Tuesday formally filed a multi-state lawsuit against U.S. President Donald Trump’s “family separation” immigration policy.

US lawmakers want to end ‘evil’ migrant family separations

Democratic lawmakers vowed Sunday to end the "evil" separation of migrant children from their parents at the US border, as First Lady Melania Trump made a rare political plea to end the deeply controversial practice.

Hawaii residents in fear as volcano enters dangerous stage

Hawaii residents are in serious danger after the U.S. Geological Survey upgraded its previous volcano warning from “orange” to “red,” signifying an imminent eruption.

Oscar-winning director Milos Forman passes on at 86

Milos Forman, the anti-authoritarian director who left his native Czechoslovakia for creative freedom in the U.S. and captured Oscars for the masterpieces One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Amadeus, has died. He was 86.

Spotify stock attracts all generations, not just millennials

The buzzy debut of Spotify on the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday drew retail investors across generations, not just the millennials who make up the largest proportion of the music streaming service’s customer base, retail brokerages said on Wednesday.

Intel withheld chip flaw info from US govt until after public leak

Intel did not inform U.S. cyber security officials of the so-called Meltdown and Spectre chip security flaws until they leaked to the public, six months after Alphabet notified the chipmaker of the problems, according to letters sent by tech companies to lawmakers on Thursday.

Lawmaker wants chemical castration for sex offenders

Convicted sex offenders in Oklahoma, U.S., have every cause to worry as a Republican State Rep. Rick West is pushing to add the state to seven other states where the chemical castration is practiced.

Tsunami warnings as powerful quake hits off Alaska

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.9 struck off the coast of Alaska early Tuesday, prompting tsunami warnings or watches as far away as California.

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Maryam Abacha American University of Niger (MAAUN), Maradi, in the Republic of Niger

American Council on Education accredits Maryam Abacha university in Niger

Maryam Abacha American University of Niger (MAAUN) has recorded another academic milestone after it passed through the scrutiny of a leading academic council, American Council on Education (ACE), culminating in the university’s approval and accreditation.

Woman abducts baby from house-help in church

An 18-month-old baby boy was on Sunday allegedly abducted by a woman in a Catholic Church in Awada, Onitsha, Anambra State.

Amazon will serve any government agency with facial recognition technology, so long as it’s...

The head of Amazon.com Inc’s cloud computing division on Monday said the company would work with any government agency that followed the law, in contrast with rival Microsoft Corp, which has touted its rejection of controversial sales.
This picture taken on April 12, 2019 shows a smoke plume rising from an air strike behind a tank and technicals (pickup trucks mounted with turrets) belonging to forces loyal to Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA), during clashes in the suburb of Wadi Rabie about 30 kilometres south of the capital Tripoli. Mahmud TURKIA / AFP

UN hears calls to enforce Libya arms embargo

The UN Security Council on Monday renewed a green light to a European Union mission to combat migrant trafficking and arms smuggling off Libya's coast amid calls for action to cut the flow of weapons.
Yasir Arman, the leader of the Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement North, was arrested in Khartoum on Wednesday morning amid a continuing crackdown that has killed at least 60 people, the group said.

Sudan rebel chief Arman, in Juba, says deported by Khartoum

A Sudanese rebel chief said Monday he was deported from Khartoum to South Sudan with two comrades hours after authorities claimed to have released the three men from detention.