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Mount Kilauea: Hawaii emergency declared over volcano eruption

Mount Kilauea volcano has erupted near a residential area on Hawaii’s largest island, prompting a local state of emergency and the mandatory evacuation of 1,700 local residents. One witness said lava had burst across a road like a curtain of fire. He said he could smell sulphur and burning trees. …

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Senator Dino Melaye to Spend 38 Days in Police Custody as Lokoja Court Denies Bail

A Lokoja Magistrate Court has ordered that embattled Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial district be remanded in police custody for 38 days pending commencement of hearing in the case brought by the police against him and three others. The charges the police brought against Senator Melaye bothered on …

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Dust storms Reportedly Kills Nearly 100 in India

At least 95 people have been killed and scores more injured in fierce dust storms that hit the northern Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. The storms on Wednesday disrupted electricity, uprooted trees, destroyed houses and killed livestock. Many of the dead were sleeping when their houses collapsed after …

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White House Lawyer, Ty Cobb Quits

White House lawyer Ty Cobb is leaving his position, and a lawyer who represented former President Bill Clinton during his impeachment process is joining President Donald Trump’s legal team as it adopts a more adversarial posture toward the special counsel’s investigation. Cobb has been discussing his retirement for several weeks …

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N1.8b Unpaid Tax: Osun Govt Shuts Down Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

The Osun State Internal Revenue Service (OIRS) has shut down the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, for its failure to remit over N1.844,770,939.45 to the agency. It was gathered that the officials of the OIRS stormed the school premises at about 7:00 on Wednesday morning and sealed the main gate …

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Yale Revokes Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree, A First In Their 300 Year History

Yale University is taking back the honorary degree they presented to Bill Cosby amid the sexual assault retrial that found the 80 year-old guilty of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand and a slew of other women. This is the first time the Ivy League school has ever revoked a titular plaudit in …

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Zuckerberg Unveils Plans for Facebook Dating Service

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg announced Tuesday the world’s largest social network will soon include a new dating feature — while vowing to make privacy protection its top priority in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Zuckerberg unveiled the plans as he addressed Facebook’s annual F8 developers conference in San …

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Morocco Severs Diplomatic Ties With Iran

Morocco has cut diplomatic ties with Iran over its alleged involvement in the delivery of weapons from its Lebanese ally Hezbollah to the Polisario Front, Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita said Tuesday. He told reporters that “a first shipment of weapons was recently” sent to the Algerian-backed Polisario Front, which is …

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Nigeria Bans Cough Syrup with Codeine after Addiction Outcry

Nigeria has announced a ban on the production and import of cough syrup containing codeine after a BBC investigation into its role in an addiction epidemic. A health ministry spokesman told the BBC remaining stocks in shops could be sold with a prescription. The BBC investigation showed the syrup being …

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Newly Minted Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Official Wedding Coin

The Royal Mint, makers of coins both commemorative and everyday, has released a new coin honoring Prince Harry and Meghan’s upcoming nuptials. The silver coin, which is worth £5 ($6.80), has a photo of Meghan and Harry gazing into each other’s eyes on one side and a picture of Queen Elizabeth on the …

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