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Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 20, 2020, to make a statement on the nomination for replacement of recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. – US presidential hopeful Joe Biden urged Senate lawmakers to not vote on filling the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death until after the election in November. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)

Joe Biden urges halt of Donald Trump’s US Supreme Court push

Democratic hopeful Joe Biden on Sunday urged lawmakers to wait until after November’s election to tackle a Supreme Court vacancy that President Donald Trump has pledged to fill quickly, as the nomination becomes a new flashpoint in the battle for the White House.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday said it had approved a 400 million dollar policy-based loan to support reforms by the Philippine government aimed at raising the productivity and competitiveness of the country’s agriculture sector.

Asian bank approves $400 million to help boost farm incomes in Philippines

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday said it had approved a 400 million dollar policy-based loan to support reforms by the Philippine government aimed at raising the productivity and competitiveness of the country’s agriculture sector.
President Donald Trump speaks April 4 during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House. Patrick Semansky-AP Photo

Donald Trump: Evidence ties coronavirus to Wuhan lab

US President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened new tariffs against Beijing after claiming there is evidence linking the coronavirus to a lab in China’s ground-zero city of Wuhan.
Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel visits with residents after arriving in Caimanera, Cuba, Nov. 14, 2019.

Cuba grants unprecedented access to presidential tour

President Miguel Diaz-Canel began the day in a small town overlooking the American naval base at Guantanamo Bay. He decried the U.S. trade embargo, then inspected a series of state-run enterprises alongside members of his Cabinet.
Cinema is not just for the sighted in Cuba, where the blind and visually impaired can also go to the movies thanks to a program called “Touching the Light.”

In Cuba, the blind also enjoy movies

Cinema is not just for the sighted in Cuba, where the blind and visually impaired can also go to the movies thanks to a program called “Touching the Light.”
[FILE] US President Donald Trump chairs a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2019. – President Donald Trump warned Wednesday the US federal government may not reopen any time soon, as he stood firm on his demand for billions of dollars in funding for a border wall with Mexico.Addressing a cabinet meeting on the 12th day of the shutdown, Trump warned it “could be a long time” before the impasse is resolved.”It’s too important a subject to walk away from,” said the president, who was to meet later with Democratic and Republican lawmakers. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

Donald Trump cuts aid to central America over migrants

The Trump administration has announced plans to slash hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
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US drops tariff threat after immigration deal with Mexico

The United States and Mexico have reached an 11th-hour deal to crack down on migration from Central America with President Donald Trump relenting on threats to slap potentially devastating tariffs on the neighbouring country.
Mexican authorities found Tuesday human remains that confirm the death of the 13 people on board a luxury jet that crashed over the weekend in the north of the country.

Mexico confirms 13 dead in luxury jet crash

Mexican authorities found Tuesday human remains that confirm the death of the 13 people on board a luxury jet that crashed over the weekend in the north of the country.
Behind a “Virginia is for Amazon Lovers” sign, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam speaks at a news conference after the announcement that Crystal City has been selected as home to Amazon’s new headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Virginia governor ‘deeply sorry’ for racist yearbook photo

Ralph Northam, the Democratic governor of the US state of Virginia, is facing calls to resign after he confirmed he appeared in a racist yearbook photo and said he is “deeply sorry.”
A massive fireball that engulfed people scooping up fuel spilling from a pipeline ruptured by thieves in central Mexico killed 21 people and badly burned 71 others.

Many killed as leaking oil pipeline explodes in central Mexico

A massive fireball that engulfed people scooping up fuel spilling from a pipeline ruptured by thieves in central Mexico killed 21 people and badly burned 71 others.
The site of the helicopter crash that killed the governor of Puebla and her husband.

Governor, senator killed in helicopter crash in Mexico

The governor of the Mexican state of Puebla and her husband, a senator and former governor, were killed on Monday in a helicopter crash, the country’s president said.
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Rebels declare holiday ceasefire in Philippines

Maoist rebels in the Philippines declared a ceasefire on Friday for the Christmas and New Year holidays, but the government said it would not be fooled into joining the truce.
Juan Antonio Hernandez, shown here, the brother of Honduran president Juan Orlando Hernandez, was detained by federal agents in Miami on Friday for “conspiring to import cocaine” and “related weapons offenses,” according to the U.S. attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York. Facebook

Honduran president’s brother arrested in US for drug trafficking

The brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez was arrested on Friday in the United States on drug trafficking charges, the Honduran government said.

Wreckage of Argentine submarine found year after disappearance

The wreckage of an Argentine navy submarine that exploded and disappeared one year ago with 44 crew on board was located in the Atlantic Ocean on Friday, the navy said.

36 suspects deported from Philippines for fraud

A total of 36 telecom fraudsters have been returned from the Philippines to southern China’s Shenzhen on Wednesday.
A man repairs damage to a home from Super Typhoon Yutu in Saipan, an island of the Northern Mariana Islands, on Oct. 29, 2018. Edwin Propst—AP

Thousands evacuated as Typhoon Yutu strikes Philippines

Typhoon Yutu slammed into the Philippines on Tuesday with fierce winds that sheared off roofs and snapped trees in half, after thousands were evacuated ahead of the powerful storm’s arrival.

Donald Trump threatens $505 billion tariff on Chinese imports

US President Donald Trump said in an interview released Friday he is willing to hit all Chinese goods imported to the United States with tariffs if necessary.
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Donald Trump slams record EU fine against Google

President Donald Trump lashed out Thursday after Brussels hit US tech giant Google with a record fine, and warned he would no longer allow Europe to take “advantage” of the United States.

Mexico slams Donald Trump for calling migrants ‘animals’

Mexico lashed out Thursday at US President Donald Trump for saying that some migrants are "animals," calling the statement "absolutely unacceptable."

Donald Trump orders expulsion of 60 Russian spies’ over UK nerve attack

US President Donald Trump has authorized the expulsion of 60 alleged Russian spies from the United States in response to a nerve agent attack on an ex-spy in the English city of Salisbury.

US denies reaching deal with Turkey over Syria’s Manbij

The United States has denied Turkish claims that the two sides reached a deal over the city of Manbij in northern Syria, where US troops are present.

Five killed in 24-hour Philippine hotel blaze

Five people have perished in a raging inferno that tore through a hotel and casino complex in Manila, authorities said Monday, after firefighters battled more than 24 hours to douse the flames.

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Shopkeepers wait to open their stores at a market area after authorities eased lockdown restrictions that were imposed to slow down the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi, India, June 7, 2021. REUTERS-Adnan Abidi

Experts urge India’s richest state to gear up for third wave of coronavirus

Health officials in India's richest state have urged authorities to step up preparations against a possible third wave of coronavirus infections, they said on Friday, as lockdowns eased less than a month after a surge that killed thousands.
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Ekiti APC suspends two members for ‘fraternising’ with pro-Tinubu group

For allegedly fraternising with the South West Agenda for 2023 (SWAGA), a political platform rooting for the Presidential aspiration of the former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress, Ekiti chapter, has again suspended two members of the party.
Old foes England and Scotland will do battle on Friday inside Wembley stadium in Group D of the on-going European Championship.

Euro 2020: Scotland eye first win vs England in 22 years

Old foes England and Scotland will do battle on Friday inside Wembley stadium in Group D of the on-going European Championship.

ICPC, Shippers’ council inaugurate task team for Port Harcourt, Onne ports

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offence Commission (ICPC) and the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and other ports agencies, has inaugurated a Port Standing Task Team (PSTT) in the Eastern Ports of Port Harcourt and Onne as part of the on-going collaboration to ensure the full implementation of the Nigerian Ports Process Manual (NPPM).
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has expressed his administration’s commitment to the development of the education sector as the key to high-level human capital development needed for emancipation of the people.

Governor Bello an uncommon phenomenon – commissioner

The Kogi State Governor, Alh. Yahaya Bello, has been described as “uncommon phenomenon” for his “resilience and ability to dissect issues and downgrade division”.

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There was pandemonium around Iwo Road area of Ibadan, Oyo State capital, on Wednesday evening as some park managers allegedly clashed with some cell phone retailers.

Park managers, cell phone retailers clash in Ibadan

There was pandemonium around Iwo Road area of Ibadan, Oyo State capital, on Wednesday evening as some park managers allegedly clashed with some cell phone retailers.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that Southern governors’ irrevocable decision on open grazing and others issues must be respected.

Rivers governor: President Buhari can’t shift his constitutional roles on security to states

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has told President Muhammadu Buhari that it is unconstitutional for him to shift the power of securing the life and property of Nigerians to the state governors.
American music superstar, Kanye West, has allowed his life for over two decades to be captured by cameras as the born-again rapper reportedly sold a documentary to Netflix for $30 million.

Kanye West unfollows Kim Kardashian, family on Twitter

American rapper, Kanye West, has unfollowed his estranged wife, Kim Kardashian and her family on Twitter.
The Chairman-CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

Democracy Day: US-based group presents agenda to NIDCOM

A US-based political group, Nigerian-American Public Affairs Committee (NAPAC), has presented an eight-point agenda to the Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) on areas its members can contribute to nation-building.
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Who says Buhari is not in full control?

Last week, and in commemoration of the second year of his second term, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), granted interviews to two Nigerian television channels in quick succession.