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Italy was poised to declare a state of emergency for Venice Thursday after an exceptional tide surged through churches, shops and homes, causing millions of euros worth of damage to the UNESCO city.

Italy to declare state of emergency in Venice after flood

Italy was poised to declare a state of emergency for Venice Thursday after an exceptional tide surged through churches, shops and homes, causing millions of euros worth of damage to the UNESCO city.
People take part in a peaceful protest march of members of Roman citizens committees, groups and associations that say care about the future of Rome and want to take charge themselves of the Italian capital, on October 26, 2019 along the river Tiber in Rome, against the city council and the mayor’s management of the city on jobs, families, elderlies, public transport, green spaces, waste management and overall pollution, asking her to step aside. – The inscriptions on the balloon read “Raggi no more”, referring to current Rome mayor Virginia Raggi, of the M5S Five Star movement. (Photo by ANDREAS SOLARO / AFP)

Protesters in Rome call for mayor to resign

“Raggi is turning the city into somewhere to run away from, instead of a city where people can live with dignity, work and build their future,” the Tutti per Rome (Everyone for Rome) organisation said ahead of the rally.

Majek Fashek not dead – manager

The manager to Nigerian reggae musician Majaek Fashek says that contrary to rumours, the artist is not in fact dead.
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South Africa’s ruling ANC in 10 dates

The African National Congress led the struggle that toppled apartheid in 1994 and has ruled South Africa ever since, remaining the most popular party despite a series of scandals.

France: Vatican must act on sex abuse charges against Paris envoy

France called on the Vatican on Friday to take action after sex abuse charges were filed against its envoy to Paris, suggesting his diplomatic immunity should be lifted.
Pope Francis arrives for the weekly general audience in Paul VI hall on December 12, 2018 at the Vatican. (Photo by Tiziana FABI - AFP)

Pope removes two scandal-hit cardinals from inner circle

Pope Francis has removed two prominent cardinals from his inner circle months after they were tainted by paedophile scandals.
Changchun Changsheng

China fines vaccine maker $1.3 billion after scandal

Chinese authorities have ordered a fine and asset seizure totalling $1.3bn against a pharmaceutical company for falsifying production records in a faulty rabies vaccine scandal.
Senate President Bukola Saraki

Bukola Saraki: Eight National Assembly remains most audacious despite challenges

The President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has declared that the legislature plays a critical role in democratic systems and remains the nucleus of democratic systems across the world.
Pope Francis waves as he boards the plane on his way to the his two-day pastoral trip to Ireland on August 25, 2018 from the Fiumicino airport. Vincenzo PINTO - AFP

Pope Francis arrives in Ireland

Pope Francis touched down in Dublin on Saturday for an historic two-day visit to Ireland, where the Catholic Church is battling to regain trust following multiple scandals.
Pope Francis

Pope Francis to meet sexual abuse victims in Ireland

Pope Francis will meet victims of clergy sexual abuse during his trip to Ireland this weekend, the Vatican said on Tuesday, as scandals in several countries mire the Catholic Church in its worst credibility crisis in more than 15 years.

Court rejects arrest of Korean Air ‘nut rage’ matriarch

A Seoul court has turned down a request from prosecutors to arrest the matriarch of the troubled Korean Air dynasty over multiple assault charges, sparking public anger.

Looters’ list: You can’t divert attention from misrule – PDP tells President Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party says the Presidency and the All Progressives Congress have failed in their “ploy” to use the looters’ lists to divert public discourse from the “raging questions” on their (government and APC) “numerous scandals,” “manifest sleazes” and “overall failures” in governance.

Rising debt, political risk dim sub-Saharan Africa’s economic outlook – IMF

Economic growth is expected to rise to 3.4 percent in sub-Saharan Africa next year from 2.6 percent in 2017, the IMF said in a report on Monday, but warned that rising debt and political risks in larger economies would weigh down future growth.

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Gunmen abduct two Catholic priests

Gunmen have reportedly abducted two Catholic priests, Rev Fr Joseph Nweke and Rev Fr Felix Efobi from Awka Catholic Diocese.
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Yobe suspends traditional ruler for defiling a 6-year-old boy

Yobe State governor Mai Mala Buni has directed the suspension of the district Head of Fannami Ward, Lawan Mari from Bade Local Government for alleged sodomy with a six year-old-boy.
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Ekiti governor congratulates SIEC, newly elected councils chairmen

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has congratulated the newly elected chairmen and councillors of the 16 local government councils, following official announcement of Saturday’s council election results by the State Independent Electoral Commission.

Femi Falana: DSS operatives apologized to judge over court’s invasion

A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), said on Sunday that the leader of the Department of State Service (DSS) team that invaded the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday apologized to Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu over the incident
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Police arrest three for murder

The police in Ogun State have arrested three suspects over the death of a 27-year-old man who was stabbed in the chest.