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    Report: Erdogan trashed a letter where Trump threatened to destroy Turkish economy

Report: Erdogan trashed a letter where Trump threatened to destroy Turkish economy

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey threw a letter he received from President Donald Trump into a bin, according to BBC.The letter dated October 9 was sent after Trump ordered US troops out of Syria.In the letter, he urged Turkey not to launch a military offensive against Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria.The US president asked Erdogan to work out a deal with [...]

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    There’s a new deal on Brexit, says Boris Johnson

There’s a new deal on Brexit, says Boris Johnson

https://twitter.com/BorisJohnson/status/1184764798107602944Johnson had earlier suspended the parliament, but Britain’s supreme court ruled that the suspension was illegal.The British PM  had said the current parliamentary session had been running for too long “and needs to be brought to a close”.But some of his critics said the suspension was a ploy to prevent lawmakers from scrutinising his plans for Brexit.[...]

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    Nigerian killed in South Africa over ‘business disagreement’

Nigerian killed in South Africa over ‘business disagreement’

The Nigerian Union in South Africa (NUSA) says a Nigerian entrepreneur has been killed in the country over an alleged business disagreement with a client.Sylvester Okonkwo, acting chairman of NUSA in the Kwazulu Natal province, said Ikenna Otugo, the deceased, was killed at Empangeni, in the province, on Tuesday.Speaking with NAN in a telephone conversation on Wednesday, Okonkwo said the [...]

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    Activist arrested for opposing Guinean president’s third term bid

Activist arrested for opposing Guinean president’s third term bid

Abdourahmane Sanoh, activist and coordinator of the National Front for the Defense of the Constitution (NFDC), has been arrested for opposing a planned constitutional review aimed at extending President Alpha Conde's stay in power.Earlier in the month, Sanoh attended the constitutional term limits summit in Niamey, Niger Republic, organised by the National Democratic Institute (NDI).The NFDC is accusing Conde of [...]

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    Amnesty International: 119 Nigerians on death row in Malaysia

Amnesty International: 119 Nigerians on death row in Malaysia

At least 119 Nigerians are on death row in Malaysia, according to Amnesty International.They were arrested over drug-related offences and later convicted.The human rights organisation disclosed this in a report entitled: “Fatally flawed: Why Malaysia must abolish the death penalty.”It said 1,281 persons were on death row in the Asian country, adding that the inmates were being kept in 26 detention [...]

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    ICYMI: Liberia parliament slashes lawmakers’ earnings by over 30%

ICYMI: Liberia parliament slashes lawmakers’ earnings by over 30%

Liberia’s house of representatives has voted to slash its monthly earnings by 31 percent and that of the senate by 36 percent.The lower legislative chamber voted in favour of the cut when it recently passed the country’s draft national budget of $526 million for the 2019/2020 fiscal year.FrontPageAfrica, a Liberian magazine, reports that the house said it slashed the lawmakers’ [...]

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    Austrian, Polish authors win Nobel Prize in literature 

Austrian, Polish authors win Nobel Prize in literature 

Peter Handke, Austrian author, and Olga Tokarczuk, his Polish counterpart, have been announced as winners of the Nobel Prize in literature for 2019 and 2018 respectively. The winners were announced at a ceremony in Stockholm on Thursday. Handke was awarded “for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience”.The #NobelPrize in Literature for [...]

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    Mexican mayor dragged through streets over ‘failure to fulfil campaign promises’

Mexican mayor dragged through streets over ‘failure to fulfil campaign promises’

Jorge Escandón Hernández, the mayor of a village in Chiapas state, Southern Mexico, was dragged through the streets by angry locals for allegedly failing to fulfil his campaign promises.The mayor was pulled out of his office, tied to a pick-up truck and dragged through the streets on Wednesday.The locals, who include farmers in the village, are requesting that Hernández fulfil [...]

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    Nigerian-born professor resigns after spending $243k research grant on strip clubs, iTunes in US

Nigerian-born professor resigns after spending $243k research grant on strip clubs, iTunes in US

Chikaodinaka Nwankpa, a professor of Nigerian origin, has resigned after it was discovered that he spent $242,390 research funds in strip clubs and iTunes purchases.According to a statement released by the eastern district of Pennsylvania attorney’s office, Nwankpa repaid $53,328 and resigned in place of termination after he was discovered.The professor was also said to have paid for goods and [...]

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    Italy to cut number of senators from 315 to 200 to save cost

Italy to cut number of senators from 315 to 200 to save cost

Italy's parliament has approved slashing the number of its members by 37 percent.The BBC is reporting that Italy's lower house passed a new law to cut the number of representatives in both chambers “to save cost”.The law, passed on Tuesday, will see the number of parliamentarians in the lower house reduced from 630 to 400 while senators will be reduced [...]

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