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    EU imposes €1.5bn fine on Google over abuse of market dominance

EU imposes €1.5bn fine on Google over abuse of market dominance

The European Union has imposed a €1.5bn fine on Google, US tech giant, over its abuse of market dominance in relation to its search advertising rivals.The fine comes on the back of allegations that Google restricted third-party rivals from displaying search ads between 2006 and 2016 in order to shield itself from competitive pressure.Margrethe Vestager, EU’s competition commissioner, alleged that [...]

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    ‘I’d love to meet you’ — Bill Clinton invites 8-year-old Nigerian chess genius

‘I’d love to meet you’ — Bill Clinton invites 8-year-old Nigerian chess genius

Bill Clinton, former US president, has asked to meet Tanitoluwa Adewumi, the eight-year-old Nigerian chess genius conquering the world of chess in the US.Over the weekend, New York Times columnist, Nicholas Kristof, wrote extensively about Adewunmi’s historic rise in Manhattan, and how he just won his category at the New York State chess championship.Adewumi, whose family reportedly fled Nigeria because of the Boko [...]

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    After Burundi, Philippines pulls out of ICC

After Burundi, Philippines pulls out of ICC

Following in the steps of Burundi, Philippines has withdrawn from the International Criminal Court (ICC). In a statement seen by TheCable, O-Gon Kwon, president of the Assembly of States Parties, said Philippines withdrawal is effective from March 17, 2019. "The President of the Assembly of States Parties, Mr. O-Gon Kwon (Republic of Korea), has reiterated his regret regarding the withdrawal of the Philippines, [...]

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    Tani, 8-year-old Nigerian chess Whizz, raises $100,000 in 48hrs

Tani, 8-year-old Nigerian chess Whizz, raises $100,000 in 48hrs

Tanitoluwa Adewumi, the eight-year-old Nigerian chess whizz who has become an internet sensation, has raised over $100,000 in just two days.Over the weekend, New York Times columnist, Nicholas Kristof, wrote extensively about Adewunmi's historic rise in Manhattan, and how he just won his category at the New York State chess championship.Adewumi, whose family reportedly fled Nigeria because of the Boko Haram crisis, [...]

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    Cyclone Idai kills 89 in Zimbabwe

Cyclone Idai kills 89 in Zimbabwe

At least 89 persons have died in Zimbabwe after Cyclone Idai tore across the eastern and southern parts of the country.A cyclone is a large scale air mass characterised by inward spiralling winds accompanied with flooding.President Emmerson Mnangagwa returned home early from a trip to the United Arab Emirates to "make sure he is involved directly with the national response", [...]

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    New Zealand to reform gun laws after mass shooting

New Zealand to reform gun laws after mass shooting

Prime Minister Jacinda Arderm of New Zealand says her cabinet had made decisions around the reform of gun laws following the mass shooting of Friday.On Friday, the country had witnessed a mass shooting attack on two mosques in the city of Christchurch, leaving at least 50 persons dead.Brenton Tarrant, the suspected gunman, had filmed and live streamed the attack.He was [...]

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    ‘Chased by Boko Haram’, this 8-year-old Nigerian has ‘conquered the world of chess’ in the US

‘Chased by Boko Haram’, this 8-year-old Nigerian has ‘conquered the world of chess’ in the US

Tanitoluwa Adewumi, an 8-year-old Nigerian whose family reportedly fled Nigeria because of the Boko Haram crisis, is fast becoming a star in the US.In a piece, Nicholas Kristof, a New York Times' columnist, dwelt extensively on the exceptional skills that the boy possesses in the game of chess which he started learning over a year ago.Kristof said Adewumi went undefeated [...]

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    ‘How we escaped death’ — Nigerian-born imam speaks on New Zealand attack

‘How we escaped death’ — Nigerian-born imam speaks on New Zealand attack

One of the survivors of the attack on two New Zealand mosques has been identified as Lateef Alabi, an imam with a Nigerian heritage.Fifty people lost their lives when a gunman identified as Brenton Tarrant invaded two mosques in New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday.Those who sustained injuries are being treated in hospitals.Recounting his experience, Alabi, a leader in [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Tarrant, the gym instructor ‘who killed 49’ in New Zealand

CLOSE-UP: Tarrant, the gym instructor ‘who killed 49’ in New Zealand

Brenton Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian, is suspected to be the gunman behind the horrific attack that left 49 persons dead in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday. The suspect invaded two mosques during a coordinated and unprecedented attack.Tarrant reportedly worked as a personal trainer at Big River Gym in the northern New South Wales city of Grafton.Tracey Gray, gym manager, [...]

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    49 killed as gunman invades New Zealand mosques (updated)

49 killed as gunman invades New Zealand mosques (updated)

Mass shootings at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch have left 49 people dead.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand also told a news conference that about 20 people were in a serious condition after the "terrorist" attack, making for “one of New Zealand’s darkest days.”"What has happened here is an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence," [...]

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