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Facial-recognition technology is spreading in China.

China now requires face scans for all new mobile phone accounts

China on Sunday put into effect new regulations that require Chinese telecom carriers to scan the faces of users registering new mobile phone services, a move the government says is aimed at cracking down on fraud.
Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam holds a news conference in Hong Kong, China, August 27, 2019. REUTERS-Kai Pfaffenbach-File Photo

Hong Kong leader sticks to her guns after landslide vote

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday pledged not to give in to protester’s demands, even after the city’s pro-democracy camp won a landslide victory in district council elections.
Extracts from Shiitake, Reishi and Maitake mushrooms have been found to work together to boost the immune response of human cells, proving the effectiveness of certain traditional and natural medicines.

How combination of mushroom extracts boosts immune system

Extracts from Shiitake, Reishi and Maitake mushrooms have been found to work together to boost the immune response of human cells, proving the effectiveness of certain traditional and natural medicines.
Six people were killed and 11 others critically injured when lightning struck on Thursday in the northern Ugandan district of Pader.

Six killed in Uganda lightning strike

Six people were killed and 11 others critically injured when lightning struck on Thursday in the northern Ugandan district of Pader.
The returnees were welcomed at Bole International Airport, in the capital Addis Ababa, by an official from Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Ethiopia returns home 840 nationals from Saudi Arabia

Ethiopia has in recent days returned home 840 nationals who had been serving prison sentences in Saudi Arabia, an Ethiopian official said on Tuesday.
The Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi said Saturday that the parliament will work intensively and continuously for the popular demands of the anti-government protests.

Iraqi parliament speaker assures protesters of speedy reforms

The Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi said Saturday that the parliament will work intensively and continuously for the popular demands of the anti-government protests.
At least three people have been confirmed dead in eastern China after a highway overpass collapsed and crushed cars below it, according to local officials.

China bridge collapse kills three, injures two

Three people died and two were injured when a highway bridge collapsed on Thursday in China’s eastern province of Jiangsu, state news agency Xinhua said.
Former soldier Li Yannian (L) receives an award from China’s President Xi Jinping (R) during a ceremony at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People on September 29, 2019. Chinese President Xi Jinping awarded medals and honorary titles to an array of both domestic and international “heroes” on September 29, including a centenarian Canadian educator, and a former French prime minister. GREG BAKER / POOL / AFP

President Xi presents awards to ‘heroes’ and ‘old friends’ of China

Chinese President Xi Jinping awarded medals and honorary titles to an array of domestic and international “heroes” on Sunday, including a former French prime minister and a centenarian Canadian educator.
The police said that the man’s identity coincided with that on a European warrant issued by Germany on charges related to the hijacking of the TWA Flight 847, during which an American passenger was shot dead by hijackers.

Greek Police release Lebanese mistakenly arrested over 1985 hijack

According to Xinhua, the police said the 65-year-old was released without charges and was being sent to a hotel on the Aegean Sea Island of Syros, where he had been detained over the past four days.
Al-Shabab fighters stormed a Somali government building in Mogadishu on Saturday, with at least four people killed in the suicide car bomb attack by the armed group and an ensuing gunfight.

Three killed in explosive attack in Somalia

At least three persons, including a local government official, were killed on Saturday in a roadside blast along the road linking Bal’ad and Jowhar towns in Somalia’s Middle Shabelle region.

Roadside bomb blast kills two children in southern Yemen

Two children were on Monday killed and three others injured in a roadside bomb blast in Yemen’s southern province of Lahj, according to a security official.
Al-Shabab fighters stormed a Somali government building in Mogadishu on Saturday, with at least four people killed in the suicide car bomb attack by the armed group and an ensuing gunfight.

At least one killed, two injured in Mogadishu explosion

At least one person was killed and two others injured in a blast in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Monday, the Police and witnesses confirmed.
Acting Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Cornel Feruta from Romania waits for the start of the IAEA board of governors meeting at the International Center in Vienna, Austria, August 1, 2019. (Ronald Zak-AP)

IAEA deputy chief arrives in Iran for nuclear talks

Acting Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) arrived in Iran’s capital Tehran on Sunday for talks on the country’s nuclear programme with the Iranian officials, state-run IRNA news agency reported.

Xenophobia: South African police arrest 497 looters

The South African police on Friday reported that they have arrested 497 suspects who have been looting shops in Gauteng Province.
China aims to slash its growing dependence on gas imports by boosting domestic projects like shale fields as the security of its energy supply comes under the spotlight amid a festering trade war with the United States.

China aims to rev up shale gas drive, wean itself off imports amid US...

China aims to slash its growing dependence on gas imports by boosting domestic projects like shale fields as the security of its energy supply comes under the spotlight amid a festering trade war with the United States.
FILE - Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, right, sits with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, second from left, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, before the start of talks at the Xijiao Conference Center in Shanghai, July 31, 2019.

New US, China tariffs take effect on each other’s exports

The U.S. and China imposed new tariffs on each other's exported goods on Sunday, the latest skirmish in the lengthy and contentious trade war between the world's two biggest economies.
Police fire tear gas at protesters on Hennessy Road, in Hong Kong on August 31, 2019,

Hong Kong protesters target airport as city mops up

Thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists blocked some routes to the city’s airport Sunday as the financial hub cleaned up after another night of violent protests marked by fires, tear gas and police beatings.
At least 36 people have died in a landslide that struck a village in southwest China, with 15 others still missing days after the disaster hit, according to state broadcaster CCTV.

Scores missing after China hit by mudslides

Nine people have died and 35 are still missing after a series of mudslides in an autonomous region of China’s southwestern Sichuan province, local authorities said Thursday.

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AGF: Federal government has ordered probe of court invasion by DSS

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The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

Pensioners beg President Buhari to give them free healthcare services

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Speaker Gbajabiamila: House of Reps will pass PIB, new electoral act next year

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Court remands four suspects for allegedly trading in human parts

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