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Bangladesh ex-PM & opposition leader Khaleda Zia sentenced to five years in prison for corruption.

Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia has been sentenced to five years in jail for corruption. The verdict was read out in a court in Dhaka after police used tear gas to disperse thousands of her supporters. Ms Zia, 72, denies misusing international funds donated to a charitable children’s trust. The …

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2 killed in US as passenger, freight trains collide

Two people were killed in a crash involving a freight train and an Amtrak passenger train early Sunday in South Carolina, authorities said. Amtrak Train 91 was traveling between New York and Miami with 147 people aboard when it collided with a CSX freight train in Cayce. At least 70 …

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Battle of Monarchs: Oluwo accuses Ooni of ordering his guard to push him

The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Adewale Akanbi in a press statement released on Friday just after the traditional rulers summit which took place in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, last Tuesday, recounted an unpleasant face-off with Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi who he accused of his Chief Securiy Officer (CSO), Olawale Kolawole, to push him out of the …

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Friends, Family, Dignitaries Gather For Deji Tinubu’s Funeral At RCCG’s City Of David

Friends and family of late Deji Inubu who slumped and died on the 25th of January are currently gathered at RCCG’s City of David, Victoria Island, Lagos for his funeral service. The Lagos State Governor and his wife are in attendance, Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun is also present, Wife …

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India outcry after eight-month-old baby raped

An eight-month-old baby girl has been raped, allegedly by her cousin, in the Indian capital Delhi. Police say she is in a critical condition after being admitted to hospital on Sunday. They have arrested the 28-year-old cousin. Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal, who visited the girl, described her …

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US Lifts Ban On Refugees From 11 ‘High-Risk’ Countries, Including Muslim-Majority Nations

The President Donald Trump led administration of the United States announced on Monday that it was lifting its ban on refugees from 11 “high-risk” countries, but said those seeking to enter the US would come under much tougher scrutiny than in the past. It is understood that applicants from 11 …

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Liberian President George Weah cuts his salary by 25%

  Liberia’s newly sworn-in president, George Weah, pledged to cut his own salary by a quarter during a nationwide address in which he warned of tough times ahead for a “broke” country. “The state of the economy that my administration inherited leaves a lot to do and to be decided,” …

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Finland’s President Sauli Niinis to re-elected for a second six-year term.

Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto has been comfortably re-elected for a second six-year term. Mr Niinisto secured 62.7% of the vote in Sunday’s poll, easily beating his Green party rival (12.4%), according to official results. He is the first candidate to win in the first round of voting since the electoral …

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Czech President Milos Zeman wins second term

Czech President Milos Zeman has won a second term in office following a tight run-off vote against rival Jiri Drahos. Mr Zeman, who fiercely opposes immigration and objects to EU sanctions against Russia, took 52% of the vote to beat Mr Drahos, a pro-EU academic with no prior political experience. …

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Taliban kill 20 with ambulance bomb in Afghan capital Kabul

A suicide bombing has killed at least 20 people and injured 110 others in the centre of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, officials say. Attackers drove an ambulance laden with explosives past a police checkpoint into a street that was closed to public transport. It happened near the old interior ministry building …

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