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Indian bishop charged with rape

Indian Police on Tuesday charged a Roman Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal, with repeatedly raping a nun in a convent, officials said.

PDP: Election postponement capable of causing political crisis

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the excuse of logistical crisis given by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the postponement of the presidential and National Assembly elections was not sufficient and describing it flimsy.
(FILES) This file photo taken on June 21, 2012 in Johannesburg shows Rwanda’s former army chief Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa walking into the court.French judges will hear the former Rwandan army chief Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, living in exile in South Africa, who accused the incumbent Rwanda’s president Paul Kagame to be involved in the attack against the late president Juvenal Habyarimana in 1994, that marked the beginning of the Rwandan genocide, reported AFP on October 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE

France drops probe into attack that sparked Rwanda genocide

French judges have dropped their long-running investigation into the deadly 1994 attack on former Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana, which sparked the country’s genocide, a legal source told AFP on Wednesday.
Restorers work inch by inch on floor mosaics inside the Bethlehem Church of Nativity

Bethlehem Church mosaics sparkle for Christmas

Masked for centuries by the soot of candles and lately by scaffolding, the mosaics of Bethlehem Church of the Nativity have been restored to their Crusader-era splendour in time for Christmas.
French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a press conference at the Energy Interconnections Summit at the European Maritime Safety Agency in Lisbon on July 27, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA

Six people arrested over ‘loose’ plan to attack Macron

Six people have been arrested as part of a preliminary investigation into a suspected plan to attack French President Emmanuel Macron, an official close to the probe said on Tuesday.
France's President Emmanuel Macron speaks during an event at the Philharmonie Luxembourg in Luxembourg on September 6, 2018, on the sidelines of a meeting on the future of the European Union. Ricardo, 53, has previously been Bordeaux's coach from 2005-2007 with a second place finish in the league and a League Cup win. / AFP PHOTO / ludovic MARIN

Emmanuel Macron tackles France’s poverty problem

Emmanuel Macron may have declared war on poverty, but in the poorest towns of France there is little love lost for the ex-banker slammed by critics as a "president of the rich".
A French gendarmes vehicle speeds on the tarmac of Lyon's Saint-Exupery airport. JEAN DECOTTE - AFP

French police’s attempt to arrest intruder shuts down airport runway

France’s Lyon Airport temporarily closed its runway on Monday as police chased an intruder who had rammed a car through a terminal building.

Canada Senate passes bill legalising recreational marijuana

Canada’s Senate passed a bill Thursday legalising recreational marijuana, moving it closer to becoming the first member of the Group of Seven nations to legalize the production, sale and consumption of the drug.

Canada win inaugural mixed doubles curling gold

Canada's Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris celebrated excitedly on Tuesday after they hammered Switzerland 10-3 to take the inaugural Olympic mixed doubles curling title.

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Labour insists on reversal of fuel price, electricity tariff hike

The organised labour Thursday insisted that the Federal Government should revert back to the old prices of petrol and electricity tariff, if not the strike will stand.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa election: Governor Diri, INEC ask appeal court to reverse tribunal’s judgment

Governor Duoye Diri of Bayelsa State on Thursday in Abuja asked the Court of Appeal to reverse the decision of the Bayelsa Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which nullified the November 16, 2019 governorship poll in the state.
Sequel to the collapse of a school building in Ejigbo in the early hours of Saturday, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has directed the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development to carry out integrity tests on both public and private schools with buildings of 3 floors and above.

Lagos seeks monthly payment of house rent for residents

The Lagos State Government has called on stakeholders in real estate sector to work out modalities for residents to pay house rents on monthly basis instead of yearly.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC recovers N4.16 billion debt owed Nigerian government by lottery companies

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has recovered at least N4.16 billion out of the debt owed the federal government by lottery companies.
Mason Mount and Declan Rice played five-a-side in London on Sunday. Joe Toth-BPI-Shutterstock

Chelsea agree personal terms with Declan Rice

Chelsea are interested in signing the West Ham midfielder Declan Rice this summer.