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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.
Tulsi Gabbard during a Democratic presidential primary debate on 20 November 2019. Derek White-Rex-Shutterstock

Rep Tulsi Gabbard ends presidential bid, endorses Joe Biden

US Representative Tulsi Gabbard, an Iraq War veteran who campaigned to end “forever wars,” dropped her long-shot bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday and endorsed front-runner Joe Biden in a video posted on Twitter.

Nigeria suspends emergency passport services in New York

The shortage, according to the Consul General, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, is occasioned by gradual phaseout of the old passport and transition to the new 10 year enhanced E-Passport.
Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., ended his presidential campaign Sunday night. Erin Schaff-The New York Times

US votes in crucial primaries after ex-rivals back Joe Biden

Americans vote Tuesday in primaries that play a major role in who will challenge Donald Trump for the presidency, a day after key endorsements dramatically boosted Joe Biden’s hopes against surging leftist Bernie Sanders.
Germany’s highest court on Wednesday ruled that a 2015 law banning professional assisted suicide was unconstitutional, as it robbed terminally ill patients of “the right to a self-determined death”.

German court scraps ban on professional assisted suicide

Germany’s highest court on Wednesday ruled that a 2015 law banning professional assisted suicide was unconstitutional, as it robbed terminally ill patients of “the right to a self-determined death”.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has warned Russia to stay out of the 2020 presidential elections after US officials had told him Moscow was trying to aid his campaign.

Bernie Sanders warns Russia to stay out of US presidential campaign

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has warned Russia to stay out of the 2020 presidential elections after US officials had told him Moscow was trying to aid his campaign.
Billionaire United States presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday said his campaign had unknowingly used prison workers to make telephone calls on his behalf.

Mike Bloomberg to make his debut on presidential debate stage in Nevada

Michael Bloomberg will make a high-risk debut on the Democratic debate stage in Nevada on Wednesday, joining five presidential rivals who have been eagerly awaiting their chance to confront the free-spending and fast-rising billionaire.
Veteran actor Orson Bean has died after being struck by a car in Venice, Los Angeles on Friday night.

Veteran actor Orson Bean dies after being hit by car

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office confirmed Bean’s Friday night death, saying it was being investigated as a ‘traffic-related’ fatality.
Democratic presidential candidates former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) participate in the Democratic presidential primary debate in the Sullivan Arena at St. Anselm College on February 07, 2020 in Manchester, New Hampshire.

US Election: Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg face attack in democratic debate

White House hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg — riding neck-and-neck in the polls ahead of the next Democratic primary contest — come under sustained attack on the debate stage from rivals seeking to challenge Donald Trump in November.
Bernie Sanders was endorsed Thursday by the 200,000-member American Postal Workers Union, an influential group that also backed the Vermont senator’s presidential bid against Hillary Clinton during the 2016 Democratic presidential primary.

Postal Workers Union with 200,000 members endorses Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders was endorsed Thursday by the 200,000-member American Postal Workers Union, an influential group that also backed the Vermont senator’s presidential bid against Hillary Clinton during the 2016 Democratic presidential primary.
Democratic presidential hopeful former US Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a town hall at the Proulx Community Center in Franklin, New Hampshire on November 8, 2019. – Biden spoke to local community members from the region shortly after signing paperwork at the NH State House where he officially joined the New Hampshire Primary as a candidate. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP)

Joe Biden most preferred presidential candidate among African Americans

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is the most preferred Democratic presidential candidate among African American voters, according to a Washington Post/Ipsos national poll released on Saturday.
Democratic presidential hopeful former US Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a town hall at the Proulx Community Center in Franklin, New Hampshire on November 8, 2019. – Biden spoke to local community members from the region shortly after signing paperwork at the NH State House where he officially joined the New Hampshire Primary as a candidate. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP)

Joe Biden brings confidence to New Hampshire, as 2020 rivals close in

Democrat Joe Biden strode into New Hampshire’s statehouse Friday like he owned the place, back-slapping officials and insisting he has broad voter support as he ramps up his bid to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020.
Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to supporters during a campaign rally on Oct. 19, 2019 in New York. (AP Photo-Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

Bernie Sanders back on campaign trail with New York rally, after health scare

U.S. presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders returned to the campaign trail in New York City on Saturday, three weeks after suffering a heart attack, and pledged to resume at full throttle his battle against the business and political establishment, including members of his own Democratic Party.
US President Donald Trump speaks at the Values Voter Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel on October 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Eric BARADAT - AFP)

Democratic presidential aspirants berate Donald Trump over troop withdrawal from Syria

Democratic presidential aspirants on Tuesday night took U.S. President Donald Trump to the cleaners over his controversial decision to withdraw American troops from the northeast region of Syria.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has called for a complete ban on police use of facial recognition, as part of his campaign’s broader plan for criminal justice reform.

Bernie Sanders: Donald Trump is a spoiled brat

American politician who has served as a junior United States Senator from Vermont since 2007, Bernie Sanders, has called out President Donald Trump, saying he “is a spoiled brat.”
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has called for a complete ban on police use of facial recognition, as part of his campaign’s broader plan for criminal justice reform.

Bernie Sanders calls for a ban on police use of facial recognition

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has called for a complete ban on police use of facial recognition, as part of his campaign’s broader plan for criminal justice reform.
FILE: Medical marijuana plants under lighting in a grow house. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

Illinois joins 10 US state to legalise marijuana

Illinois will become the 11th U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana for adults under a bill that won final passage in the state legislature.
Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally during his previous presidential campaign in Santa Monica, California on 6 June 2016. Jonathan Alcorn-AFP-Getty Images

Bernie Sanders: Donald Trump racist, sexist, homophobe, xenophobe

Senator Bernie Sanders, who once campaigned for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 and lost narrowly to Hillary Clinton, has now set his sights on the White House once again.

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APC governors hail Comrade Adams Oshiomhole at 68

Governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress under the aegis of Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) have congratulated their national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, on the occasion of his 68th birthday.
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Oyo records new coronavirus case, to fumigate markets

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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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Abia coronavirus lockdown taskforce impounds vehicles, tricycles

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Pink reveals coronavirus diagnosis, donates $1 million to relief funds

Pink, 40, revealed Friday night that she had caught and recovered from a case of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.