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Man drops lawsuit claiming Apple turned him gay

A Russian man who filed a lawsuit against Apple after claiming an iPhone app turned him gay has withdrawn his complaint due to privacy fears, his lawyer said, Thursday.
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US Secretary of State’s ex-aide to testify in Donald Trump impeachment inquiry

U.S. Democratic lawmakers pursuing an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump are due to hear testimony on Wednesday from a former senior diplomat, who resigned his post last week as a top adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Turkish-backed Syrian fighters evacuate a wounded comrade near the border town of Ras al-Ain on October 13, 2019, as Turkey and its allies continue their assault on Kurdish-held border towns in northeastern Syria. – Turkish forces and their proxies pushed deep into Syria Sunday, moving closer to completing their assault’s initial phase, while Washington announced it was pulling out 1,000 troops from the country’s north. (Photo by Nazeer Al-khatib / AFP)

Turkey defiant on Syria operation as US demands ceasefire

Turkey remained defiant against mounting international pressure to curb its military offensive against Kurdish militants in Syria, raising tensions with Washington as Vice President Mike Pence headed for Ankara on Wednesday to demand a ceasefire.
US President Donald Trump speaks at the Values Voter Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel on October 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Eric BARADAT - AFP)

Democratic presidential aspirants berate Donald Trump over troop withdrawal from Syria

Democratic presidential aspirants on Tuesday night took U.S. President Donald Trump to the cleaners over his controversial decision to withdraw American troops from the northeast region of Syria.
U.S. senator, Kamala Harris, seized the Democratic presidential debate on Tuesday night to advance her proposal for the suspension of President Donald Trump’s Twitter account.

Why Donald Trump’s Twitter account should be suspended – US presidential aspirant

U.S. senator, Kamala Harris, seized the Democratic presidential debate on Tuesday night to advance her proposal for the suspension of President Donald Trump’s Twitter account.
US President Donald Trump speaks at the Values Voter Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel on October 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Eric BARADAT - AFP)

Donald Trump impeachment probe claims ‘dramatic progress’

The leader of the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump said Tuesday that witnesses had provided substantial support for allegations that Trump illegally tried to force Ukraine to investigate his political rival, Joe Biden.
Dominic Raab

UK suspends arms exports to Turkey over Syria offensive

Britain on Tuesday said it was suspending military exports to Turkey following its incursion into northeastern Syria, as it carries out a review of arms sales to its NATO ally.
Amphibious assault vehicles of the South Korean Marine Corps travel during a military exercise as a part of the annual joint military training called Foal Eagle between South Korea and the U.S. in Pohang, South Korea, April 5, 2018.

Donald Trump’s decision on Kurds rattles some in South Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria amid a Turkish onslaught is being watched closely in South Korea, where Trump has long hinted at a major military realignment.
The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday during her maiden meeting with top officials of the two merged ministries at the headquarters of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.

Oil benchmark lowered over expected crude glut – minister

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has said the federal government adopted a lower oil benchmark price of $57 per barrel for the 2020 budget as against the $60 per barrel in the 2019 budget because of the expected oil glut in 2020, as well as the need to cushion against unexpected price shock.
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Russian leader Vladimir Putin arrives Saudi Arabia for official visit

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived on Monday in the Saudi capital of Riyadh for an official visit to the kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Russian President, Vladimir Putin - AFP PHOTO - Sputnik - Alexey NIKOLSKY

Oil, Iran top agenda as Vladimir Putin visits Saudi Arabia

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Saudi Arabia on Monday, where he is set to seal oil agreements as well as use his influence to defuse rising tensions in the Gulf.
Rugby Ball

Japan beat Scotland to reach first rugby World Cup quarter-finals

Japan’s “Ferraris” hit top gear Sunday as the hosts beat Scotland 28-21 in a barnstorming Rugby World Cup clash to create history by reaching the quarter-finals.
People in Poland are voting in a parliamentary election that the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) is favoured to win, buoyed by the popularity of its social conservatism and generous social spending that have reduced poverty.

Voting under way in Poland’s parliamentary election

People in Poland are voting in a parliamentary election that the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) is favoured to win, buoyed by the popularity of its social conservatism and generous social spending that have reduced poverty.
Osaze Odemwingie

Former Nigeria football star Osaze Odemwingie turns professional golfer

The 38-year-old, who retired from football in April, took to social media to announce his membership into the Professional Golfers Association (PGA).

Facebook researchers use maths for better translations

Designers of machine translation tools still mostly rely on dictionaries to make a foreign language understandable. But now there is a new way: numbers.
Daniil Medvedev of Russia celebrates after winning against Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in their men’s singles semi-final match at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai on October 12, 2019. (Photo by HECTOR RETAMAL - AFP)

Red-hot Daniil Medvedev beats Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach Shanghai final

Daniil Medvedev reached a staggering ninth final this year as he defeated fellow rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Shanghai Masters on Saturday.
Turkish jets take off as smoke rises in Syria

US insists ‘we’re not abandoning Kurds’ as Turkey ‘will not step back’

US Defence Secretary Mark Esper has said Washington is not abandoning its Syrian Kurdish allies in the face of a Turkish military offensive.
Hungary’s Prime minister Viktor Orban looks on as he is welcomed by French President in the courtyard of the Elysee presidential palace before their meeting on October 11, 2019 in Paris. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN - AFP)

Hungary’s Viktor Orban faces growing heat over climate change

As Hungarians increasingly fret about climate change, right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban is facing growing heat over the government’s perceived ambivalence on a burning issue.

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Federal government, states, local councils share N693.529 billion for September

The Federal Government, 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory and 774 local government areas shared N693.529 billion as of September allocation disbursed by the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC).

Bayern Munich forward wants Manchester United move

Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller wants Manchester United as the German offers himself to the Red Devils.

Governor Akeredolu not hospitalised – commissioner

The absence of the Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, from office in the recent time has been generating reactions from various quarters as some were saying the governor had been in the hospital, treating food poisoning.
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Police exhume another corpse in Benue rice farm

The Police Command in Benue have exhumed an unknown decomposed body in a rice farm in Ukum Local Government Area of the state.

Sunday Mba: I want to play active football again

Nigeria international midfielder Sunday Mba is keen to find a route back into football following an inactive two years.