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Bangladeshis protest after sexually assaulted girl burned to death

Demonstrations were held across the Bangladesh capital Saturday for the tenth consecutive day after a teenager who accused a head teacher of sexually harassing her was burned to death.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday declared victory in a presidential election to lead the world's third-largest democracy, but his challenger also claimed he won and complained of widespread cheating.

Indonesia’s presidential rivals both declare election win

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday declared victory in a presidential election to lead the world's third-largest democracy, but his challenger also claimed he won and complained of widespread cheating.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev

Russia bans oil exports to Ukraine

Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, on Thursday said Russia has banned exports of oil and petroleum products to Ukraine, as well as certain Ukrainian imports.
World Press Freedom Index

Nigeria drops to 120th in World Press Freedom index

Nigeria has dropped one place to 120th in the latest World Press Freedom Index released by the international media watchdog, Reporters Without Borders.
Firefighters arrive at the Elysee palace before a meeting with French president on April 18, 2019 in Paris. (Photo by Christophe PETIT TESSON - POOL - AFP)

Paris honours ‘exemplary’ firefighters for saving Notre-Dame

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday hailed as “exemplary” hundreds of firefighters who saved Notre-Dame in the devastating blaze, as efforts intensified to ensure there was no further damage to the still fragile cathedral.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) speaks during a ceremony marking the country’s annual army day in Tehran, on April 18, 2019. – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani called on Middle East states on April 18 to “drive back Zionism”, in an Army Day tirade against the Islamic republic’s archfoe Israel. Speaking flanked by top general as troops paraded in a show of might, Rouhani also sought to reassure the region that the weaponry on display was for defensive purposes and not a threat. (Photo by – / AFP)

Iran’s Hassan Rouhani calls on Mideast states to ‘drive back Zionism’

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani called on Middle East states on Thursday to “drive back Zionism”, in an Army Day tirade against the Islamic republic’s arch-foe Israel.
A video grab obtained from drone footage shows the wreckage of a tourist bus that crashed on April 17, 2019 in Canico, on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

Madeira in mourning after 29 German tourists die in bus crash

The Portuguese island of Madeira on Thursday began three days of mourning after 29 German tourists died after their bus spun off the road and tumbled down a slope before crashing into a house.
CarS queue at a gas station on April 17, 2019 in Seixal, in the outskirts of Lisbon. – Many Portuguese were queuing at the few gas stations where it was still possible to refuel despite the shortages caused by a strike of the fuel carriers. (Photo by CARLOS COSTA / AFP)

Petrol lines in Portugal as strike bites

Lines stretched out at petrol stations in Portugal on Wednesday as supplies were hit by a fuel haulers strike days before a long holiday weekend.
France Emmanuel Macron

France launches global contest to design new Notre-Dame spire

France will invite architects from around the world to submit designs for rebuilding the spire of Notre-Dame cathedral that was destroyed in a devastating blaze, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Wednesday.
India

India prepares for second phase of general elections

Authorities across India have made adequate arrangements for the second phase of the ongoing general elections, officials said on Wednesday.
Tayeb Belaiz, the head of Algeria's constitutional council, stepped down on Tuesday after weeks of growing ire from protesters, state television reported. AFP

Algeria’s constitutional council chief resigns amid mass protests

The chairman of Algeria’s Constitutional Council, Tayeb Belaiz, resigned on Tuesday, as thousands of people took to the streets demanding the departure of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s allies.
The High Commission of Canada to Nigeria Tuesday refuted the claims that the country’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to allow one million Nigerians enter Canada under a new Employment and Migration Programme designed for immigrants.

Canada denies begging President Buhari for one million immigrants

The High Commission of Canada to Nigeria Tuesday refuted the claims that the country’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to allow one million Nigerians enter Canada under a new Employment and Migration Programme designed for immigrants.

India’s Supreme Court considers women into mosques

India’s Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to consider a petition from a Muslim couple to allow women into mosques.
Sudanese protesters gather near the military headquarters in Khartoum as they continue to rally demanding a civilian body to lead the transition to democracy one day after a military council took control of the country, on April 12, 2019. – Sudanese protesters angry that army commanders have taken control after removing veteran president Omar al-Bashir in a palace coup defied a night-time curfew to keep up four months of mass demonstrations today. (Photo by – / AFP)

Sudan sit-in enters 11th day after AU gives Army ultimatum

The sit-in demanding that the military in Sudan hand over power continued for an 11th day, local media reported on Tuesday.

UN envoy: Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar offensive on Tripoli ‘sounded like a coup’

The United Nations’ top envoy for Libya has said that renegade General Khalifa Haftar tried to stage a coup when he issued an arrest warrant for Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA).
People take part in an anti-government demonstration called by the yellow vest “Gilets Jaunes” movement, on April 13, 2019, in Laval, western France. (Photo by JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER - AFP)

France’s Emmanuel Macron to set out fix for ‘yellow vest’ anger

French President Emmanuel Macron was to set out a series of major policy announcements Monday in response to five months of nationwide “yellow vest” protests, in what has been billed as a make-or-break moment for his presidency.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin talks during a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia, Cyprus February 12, 2019. REUTERS-Yiannis Kourtoglou

Israeli president starts process of selecting next premier

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin began a series of meetings Monday with representatives of political parties voted into parliament in last week’s elections ahead of choosing who will form the next government.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photos by CHANDAN KHANNA and Karel Prinsloo - AFP)

Narendra Modi: India undermined Pakistan nuclear threat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday that India had called Pakistan’s nuclear bluff in recent cross-border air strikes that almost triggered a new war between the nuclear-armed rivals.

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Ali Rabiu emerges new COREN president

Mr. Ali Rabiu, a former Vice President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), has emerged as the new President of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).
Cristiano Ronaldo has pledged his immediate future to Juventus in the wake of their eighth straight Serie A title.

Five things that helped Juventus win eighth straight Serie A crown

Italian giants Juventus claimed an eighth consecutive Serie A title on Saturday after a 2-1 win at home against Fiorentina.
President Buhari commissions New Terminal Building of Abuja International Airport on 20th December 2018-6

Operations shut down temporarily at Abuja airport new terminal

Operations were temporarily shut down Saturday at the new terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja when sensors erroneously triggered anti-fire powders, which disrupted passenger facilitation.

Easter: DPR sanctions 10 filling stations for selling petrol above N145 per litre

The Department of Petroleum Resources says it has sanctioned 10 filling stations caught dispensing fuel above N145 per litre government approved price in Rivers.
President Buhari receiving Report of the Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage in State House on 25th Mar 2019 2

President Buhari says cycle of violence benefits nobody

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over “the latest needless violent clashes between Jukuns and Tivs in Taraba State, and Fulani, Genjon and Bachama in Adamawa State resulting in arson, injuries and deaths”.