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Nigerian Army confirms 66 killed in Kaduna attack

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the killing of 66 people in the attack on Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Paris sues Airbnb for $14 million over illegal advertisements

The City of Paris is suing Airbnb for publishing 1,000 illegal rentals adverts, which could cost the American rental website more than 12.5 million euros ($14 million), the mayor of Paris told a newspaper in an interview published on Sunday.
A young Manhattan dietitian Tara Condell hanged herself in her West Village apartment after posting a suicide note online in which she apologised to her mother.

Dietitian hangs herself after posting suicide note

A young Manhattan dietitian Tara Condell hanged herself in her West Village apartment after posting a suicide note online in which she apologised to her mother.
(FILES) A file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens. Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles. The decision by Google, confirmed to AFP in an email October 9, 2018, leaves a handful of other tech giants including Amazon in the running for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract aimed at modernizing the military's computing systems. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

Google asks US Supreme Court to reverse Oracle’s Android copyright ruling

Alphabet’s Google on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a ruling that resurrected a billion-dollar copyright case brought by Oracle that dates to 2010.
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Banyana Banyana kickstart World Cup preparations

Banyana Banyana kickstart preparations for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup with a training camp that will be held in Cape Town from Wednesday, 9 January 2019.
PORTLAND, OR - OCTOBER 18- LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on before the game against the Portland Trail Blazers on October 18, 2018 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. NBAE Sam Forencich-NBAE via Getty Images-AFP

NBA star LeBron James slams NFL owners’ ‘slave mentality’

NBA superstar LeBron James offered a scathing take on NFL team owners on the latest episode of his HBO show “The Shop” on Friday, saying the gridiron league is run by “old white men” with a “slave mentality”.
Yemeni national Shaima Swileh walks through the terminal of the airport in Munich, Germany before boarding an aircraft to the U.S. (MATTHIAS SCHRADER - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Yemeni mother arrives US to say goodbye to dying son

A Yemeni mother who was granted a waiver from President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from several Muslim majority countries has arrived in the US to say goodbye to her dying toddler son.
CalFire firefighter Scott Wit steps over a downed power line as he surveys abandoned burned cars on the side of the road after the Camp fire tore through the area in Paradise, California on November 10, 2018. - Firefighters in California on November 10 battled raging blazes at both ends of the state that have left at least nine people dead and thousands of homes destroyed, but there was little hope of containing the flames anytime soon. So far, all nine fatalities were reported in the town of Paradise, in Butte County, where more than 6,700 buildings, most of them residences, have been consumed by the late-season inferno, which is now California's most destructive fire on record. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP) /

California’s deadliest wildfire finally tamed

The deadliest and most destructive fire in California's history was finally brought totally under control by firefighters, more than two weeks after it erupted, authorities said on Sunday.
A group of Central American migrants -mostly from Honduras- get over a fence as they try to reach the US-Mexico border near the El Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, on November 25, 2018. - Hundreds of migrants attempted to storm a border fence separating Mexico from the US on Sunday amid mounting fears they will be kept in Mexico while their applications for a asylum are processed. An AFP photographer said the migrants broke away from a peaceful march at a border bridge and tried to climb over a metal border barrier in the attempt to enter the United States. (Photo by Pedro PARDO / AFP)

US agents fire tear gas at migrants trying to cross from Mexico

US agents fired tear gas at hundreds of Central American migrants that climbed over a fence and attempted to rush the border from Tijuana, Mexico into the United States on Sunday.
Central American migrants -mostly Hondurans- moving towards the United States in hopes of a better life, queue for food in Mexicali, Baja California State, Mexico, on the border with Calexico, in California, US, on November 19, 2018. - US President Trump has sent about 5,800 troops to the border to forestall the arrival of large groups of Central American migrants travelling through Mexico and towards the US, in a move critics decry as a costly political stunt to galvanize supporters ahead of midterm elections earlier this month. (Photo by Pedro PARDO / AFP)

Judge bars Donald Trump from denying asylum to people entering US illegally

A federal judge on Monday put a temporary halt to a Trump administration order denying the possibility of asylum to people who enter the US illegally.
Wilton Manors in Florida becomes the state’s first city to have an entirely LGBTQ city council

Florida voters elect all-LGBTQ local council

Palm Springs, California, last year became the first locality in the U.S. to do so, according to the Victory Fund, which tracks lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer candidates and elected officials, NBC News reports.
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Facebook, Google tools reveal political ad removal data

Public databases that shine a light on online political ads launched by Facebook and Google before Tuesday’s U.S. elections, offer the public the first broad view of how quickly the companies yank advertisements that break their rules.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has moved an application seeking the final forfeiture of the sums of $8,435,788.84 and N9.2 billiion linked to Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan. .

EFCC seeks final forfeiture of Patience Jonathan’s $8.4 million, N9.2 billion

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has moved an application seeking the final forfeiture of the sums of $8,435,788.84 and N9.2 billiion linked to Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
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Diabetes drug Metformin blocks disease causing blindness

Researchers from Taiwan have found that Metformin, a common drug used to treat type 2 diabetes may have an effect of lowering the possibility of developing a disease leading to blindness.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 4, 2016, the Twitter logo is seen on a sign at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California. - Twitter reported on October 25, 2018, stronger-than-expected profits and revenues in the third quarter, igniting a strong rally in shares of the key social network. (Photo by JOSH EDELSON / AFP)

Twitter tops earnings estimates, lifting shares

Twitter reported Thursday stronger-than-expected profits and revenues in the third quarter, igniting a strong rally in shares of the key social network.
Liberia's President George Weah speaks during a news conference at Presidential palace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, April 4, 2018. REUTERS-Thierry Gouegnon

Liberia urged to implement recommendations on war crimes

The United States Congress has given its support for the complete implementation of Liberia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) recommendation for the creation of a tribunal to try suspected war crimes and other atrocities committed during the nation’s 14-year civil war, which ended in 2003.
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Volkswagen fires Audi’s Rupert Stadler after Dieselgate arrest

Audi executive Rupert Stadler has been forced out of the company as a result of his alleged role in the Dieselgate scandal.

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.

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Nigeria’s downstream sector records $56 billion revenue yearly

Nigeria’s downstream sector records a yearly income of 56 billion dollars, Mr Abayomi Awobokun, Chief Executive Officer, Enyo Retail and Supply Limited, has said.
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David Seaman: Arsene Wenger would be ‘great’ as Chelsea boss

Former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman has suggested Arsene Wenger could be the ideal replacement for Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea.
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Beni Lar: My constituency under siege

A member of the National Assembly representing Langtang South/Langtang North Federal Constituency of Plateau State, Hon Beni Lar, has cried out that her constituency is under siege of political thugs ahead of the rescheduled presidential and National Assembly elections holding on Saturday.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Kailani Muhammad: Atiku Abubakar is desperate to be president

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), and strong ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, Engr. Kailani Muhammad, has said that, the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is desperate to be president of Nigeria.

Suspected herdsmen kill 16, injure two in Benue

Suspected herdsmen on Wednesday killed 16 persons and injured two others during an invasion of Ebete community in Usha council ward of Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State.