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Dzerzhinsk explosion: Blast at Russian explosives factory injures 79

A factory explosion in the Russian city of Dzerzhinsk has injured 79 people and damaged 180 homes nearby. City officials say that the factory was used to produce and store high-explosive bombs for the military. They add that the processing facility at the JSC Kristall Research Institute plant has been …

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Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill resigns

Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has resigned following a series of high-level defections from his government to the opposition. Mr O’Neill, who has been in office for seven years, has faced calls for his resignation for weeks over a range of issues. But after several more defections on …

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Sri Lanka imposes new curfew, ban on social media as mosques are attacked again

Sri Lankan police fired tear gas at mobs attacking mosques and shops owned by Muslims on Monday and imposed a nationwide curfew after the worst outbreak of sectarian violence since the Easter bombings by Islamist militants. The militants targeted churches and hotels, most of them in Colombo, killing more than …

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Zainab Aliyu arrives Nigeria from Saudi Arabia

Zainab Aliyu, who was arrested and later released by Saudi Arabia authorities over false drug trafficking charges, has finally landed in Nigeria. Reports have it that the student arrived in the country on Monday. She was falsely accused of trafficking drugs into Saudi Arabia while visiting the country in the …

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Michelle Obama shares Memories of Women who shaped her life in Powerful Essay for Mother’s Day

For Mother’s Day today, Michelle Obama has penned a powerful essay in People Magazine’s latest issue. The online magazine has shared excerpts from the essay, as Michelle shares memories of her mom, Marian Robinson, and the women who shaped the extraordinary life of the girl from Chicago’s South Side who would grow up …

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Gunmen kill Six People in Church in Burkina Faso

Gunmen have killed six people including a priest as Mass was being celebrated in a church in Dablo in northern Burkina Faso, officials said. The attackers, said to number between 20 and 30, then burned down the church. The town’s mayor, Ousmane Zongo, described panic in the town as other …

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Pakistan attack: Gunmen storm five-star hotel in Balochistan

Three gunmen have stormed a five-star hotel in the restive Pakistani province of Balochistan, killing at least one person, officials say. The attack targeted the Pearl Continental Hotel in the port city of Gwadar, the centrepiece of a multi-billion-dollar Chinese project. Most guests have been evacuated. The separatist Balochistan Liberation …

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Hong Kong lawmakers fight over extradition law

Fighting erupted in Hong Kong’s legislature on Saturday over planned changes to the law allowing suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial.   Several lawmakers were injured and one was taken to hospital as politicians clashed in the chamber. Critics believe the proposed switch to the extradition law …

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CBN: Buhari presents Godwin Emefiele for second term

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Godwin Emefiele for second term as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). President Buhari has now written to the Senate to seek approval from the legislature for another tenure for Emefiele, whose tenure empires on June 2, 2019.     Senate President, Bukola Saraki read the reappointment …

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Reportedly Planning Africa Tour With Royal Baby

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to embark on a tour of Africa with their baby months after he or she is born, according to a new report, which follows a recent one that stated the couple could move to and work in a country on the continent for an extended period of time.   …

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