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Terrence McNally, one of America's great playwrights whose prolific career included winning Tony Awards for the plays Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class and the musicals Ragtime and Kiss of the Spider Woman, has died of coronavirus.

American playwright Terrence McNally dies of coronavirus

Terrence McNally, one of America's great playwrights whose prolific career included winning Tony Awards for the plays "Love! Valour! Compassion!" and "Master Class" and the musicals "Ragtime" and "Kiss of the Spider Woman," has died of complications from the coronavirus. He was 81.
Alla Ilyina, 32, is currently in her flat in the city of St Petersburg, refusing to open the door to police.

Russian woman who fled coronavirus quarantine ordered to return

A Russian court ordered an undiagnosed local woman to return to coronavirus quarantine on Monday after she fled days earlier, from what she described as dismal conditions.
US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (R) during a meeting in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - SPUTNIK - Aleksey Nikolskyi

Vladimir Putin thanks Donald Trump for intel that helped foil attacks on Russian soil

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Sunday thanked United States counterpart Donald Trump for intelligence that helped to foil attacks on Russian soil, the Kremlin said.
The shooter was Mohammed Alshamrani, a 21-year-old second lieutenant in the Royal Saudi Air Force who was a student naval flight officer at the Naval Aviation Schools Command at Naval Air Station Pensacola. The FBI has not determined a motive for Alshamrani's rampage.

Saudi national officially identified as US naval base shooter

The FBI has officially identified the shooter at the U.S. naval base in Pensacola, Florida who shot and killed three people Friday.
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, has re-affirmed his commitment to restructuring if elected on Feb. 16.

Tribunal ruling: PDP, Atiku Abubakar should apologize to Nigerians – minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has asked the PDP and its presidential candidate to apologize to Nigerians for distracting the Buhari Administration with a frivolous petition, instead of going on appeal.
Atiku Abubakar

Tribunal ruling: PDP, Atiku Abubakar should apologise to Nigerians – minister

The Federal government, has said that instead of appealing the Wednesday Presidential Election Tribunal judgement, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the election, Atiku Abubakar, should apologise to Nigerians.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has assured the international community that President Muhammadu Buhari’s new administration will be more determined in the fight against corruption.

Federal government plans national summit on youth, women participation in tourism

The Federal Government is planning a national summit on the role of youths and women in tourism as part of the efforts to harness hidden talents to develop the sector, according to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture.
The agent of Barcelona forward Malcom has sought to distance his client from reports suggesting that a summer switch to AC Milan could be on the cards.

Malcom misses Barcelona training to finalise Zenit move

Barcelona winger Malcom missed training on Thursday in order to finalise a move away from the club, with Zenit his expected destination.
Chuck Schumer

US Senator Schumer calls for security probe into Russia’s FaceApp

U.S. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer called on the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission to conduct a national security and privacy investigation into FaceApp, a face-editing photo app developed in Russia, in a letter sent on Wednesday.

Iraq hands over 33 Islamic State children to Russia

Iraq said on Monday it has handed over to Russia 33 children of Russian women suspected of joining the Islamic State extremist group, as Moscow announced that it had broken up an Islamic State cell on its home turf.
All ten people on board a small plane were killed in a fiery crash Sunday morning when the aircraft struggled to gain altitude after taking off from a suburban Dallas airport, veered to one side and plunged into a hangar, local authorities and witnesses said.

Plane crash kills 10 in Texas

All ten people on board a small plane were killed in a fiery crash Sunday morning when the aircraft struggled to gain altitude after taking off from a suburban Dallas airport, veered to one side and plunged into a hangar, local authorities and witnesses said.

Russia wants Opec to forge cooperation

Russian Energy Minister, Alexander Novak, said on Monday that international cooperation on crude production has helped stabilize oil markets and is more important now than ever, Reuters reported.
China’s Huawei has had to battle suspicions and worries about the security of its networking equipment for many years, which most recently culminated in it being placed on a US blacklist by the Trump administration.

Huawei signs deal to develop 5G in Russia

The Chinese telecom giant has concluded a deal with one of Russia’s leading mobile and internet providers amid US pressure on Huawei. Citing security concerns and accusing the firm of being too close to the Chinese government, the US has barred Huawei equipment from American soil and is pressing allies to do the same.
Russia has launched a nuclear-powered icebreaker as part of ambitious plans to tap the Arctic's commercial potential.

Russia launches nuclear icebreaker to tap Arctic reserves

Russia has launched a nuclear-powered icebreaker as part of ambitious plans to tap the Arctic's commercial potential.
Vladimir Antonov

Former Portsmouth FC owner jailed in Russia for bank fraud

A former owner of Portsmouth Football Club has been jailed for two-and-a-half years in Russia for bank fraud.
Participants are seen holding a banner and flags during the... MOSCOW, RUSSIA - 2019/03/10- Participants are seen holding a banner and flags during the protest. Participants in an opposition rally in central Moscow protest against tightening state control over the internet in Russia. Igor Russak/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Russians protest against tighter internet restrictions

Thousands of people took to the streets of Moscow and two other cities on Sunday to rally against tighter internet restrictions, in some of the biggest protests in the Russian capital in years.
Zhores Alferov

Russian Nobel Prize winner for physics Zhores Alferov dies age 88

Zhores Alferov, the 2000 Nobel prize winner in physics and a member of Russia’s parliament, has died aged 88 in St Petersburg, the Russian Communist party said on Saturday.

How TB Joshua is helping to develop Zambia-Nigeria relations – envoy

The Zambian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Dr. Solomon Jere, has revealed how the Founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Pastor T.B. Joshua, has been aiding the development of his country’s relationship with Nigeria.

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The Flash star Logan Williams has died aged 16.

The Flash actor Logan Williams passes on at 16

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