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Turkey Bans Wikipedia

Turkey has verified restrictions on online encyclopedia Wikipedia, the country’s telecommunications watchdog has said, citing a law that allows it to ban access to websites deemed obscene or a threat to national security. The Turkey Blocks monitoring group said Wikipedia was unreachable from 08:00 (05:00 GMT). People in Istanbul were …

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Russian Rallies Urge Putin Not to Run Again; Dozens Arrested

Under the slogan “I’m fed up,” demonstrators urging Vladimir Putin not to run for a fourth term rallied in cities across Russia on Saturday. Dozens were arrested in St. Petersburg and elsewhere. The centerpiece rally in Moscow went peacefully, despite being unsanctioned by authorities. Several hundred people rallied in a …

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Cuban military plane crash kills eight troops, ministry says

A Cuban military plane crashed into a hillside on Saturday morning in the western province of Artemisa, killing eight troops on board, the government said. In a written statement, the ministry of the revolutionary armed forces said the Soviet-made, twin-engined turboprop Antonov AN-26 took off from the Playa Baracoa airport …

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Nnamdi Kanu Released from Prison

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu was released from Kuje Prison on Friday after perfecting what was thought to be tough bail conditions. Kanu was brought from Kuje Prison to the Federal High Court Abuja to sign the necessary bail papers. The process, which took about …

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Worker’s Day: Govt Declares Monday Public Holiday

The Federal Government has declared Monday, 1 May, 2017 as Public Holiday to commemorate the 2017 Workers’ Day Celebration. The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. (Rtd) Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement signed by the Director Overseeing the Office of the …

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Adamawa Speaker Reportedly Beats Up Police Sergeant Attached To Him

The Speaker of Adamawa State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Kabiru Mijinyawa has beaten the hell out of a police Sergeant attached to him for complaining over nonpayment of duty and food allowance, Leadership Newspaper claims. They claim, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Othman Abubakar, confirmed the development …

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