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    Christchurch mosques attacker charged with terrorism

Christchurch mosques attacker charged with terrorism

Brenton Tarrant, the 28-year-old Australian, accused of killing 51 persons in two Christchurch mosques attack in March, has been charged with terrorism.In a statement released on Tuesday, the New Zealand police said a charge of "engaging in a terrorist act" under section 6A of the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002 had been filed against Tarrant."The charge will allege a terrorist act was [...]

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    UK jails three Nigerians over ‘conspiracy to smuggle weapons’

UK jails three Nigerians over ‘conspiracy to smuggle weapons’

Three Nigerians have been sentenced to prison in the United Kingdom over conspiracy to "smuggle drugs and ammunition into the country.A Woolwich Crown court had convicted 28-year-old Kennedy Udo, 22-year-old Michael Mgbedike and 27-year-old Emmanuel Okubote and sentenced them to a total of 40 years in prison.The court sentenced Udo to eight years and six months, Mgbedike was sentenced to [...]

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    Sweden requests detention of WikiLeaks founder over rape allegation

Sweden requests detention of WikiLeaks founder over rape allegation

A Swedish prosecutor on Monday requested that WikliLeaks founder Julian Assange be detained in absentia on suspicion of rape.If the local court approves the request, deputy chief prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson said she would then issue a European arrest warrant concerning Assange’s “surrender to Sweden” after he has served his 50-week sentence in Britain for skipping bail.Persson announced recently that Sweden [...]

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    Nigerian soldier on peacekeeping mission killed in Mali

Nigerian soldier on peacekeeping mission killed in Mali

A Nigerian soldier was killed and several injured in two attacks on the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, UN officials said on Sunday.Gunmen attacked the UN troops in Timbuktu in the north of the country, where several groups of militants are active, according to Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for Antonio Guterres, UN secretary-general.UN soldiers from Chad were injured in Tessalit in [...]

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger attacked in South Africa

Arnold Schwarzenegger attacked in South Africa

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    ICYMI: Four killed in Dubai plane crash

ICYMI: Four killed in Dubai plane crash

Four people were killed after a small aircraft they were in crashed about three miles off Dubai International Airport.According to BBC, three Britons and a South African were the victims of the ill-fated flight.The aircraft reportedly crashed at about 19:30 local time, killing a pilot, a co-pilot and two passengers.The aircraft registered as DA42 plane was owned by Flight Calibration [...]

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    Taiwan legalises same-sex union in historic first for Asia

Taiwan legalises same-sex union in historic first for Asia

Taiwan’s parliament has finally passed a law to legalize same-sex marriage after more than two years of protests and political disputes.With the passage of the law, gay couples now have the right to marry in a landmark vote that made the self-ruled island the first in Asia to adopt such legislation.The law, which was passed on Friday -- barely a [...]

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    Zimbabwe’s president fires minister over power outage for 8 hrs per day

Zimbabwe’s president fires minister over power outage for 8 hrs per day

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe has fired Joram Gumbo (pictured), his minister of energy and power development, over "poor electricity supply" across the country.According to BBC, Zimbabwe is experiencing the worst electricity blackouts since 2016.This is coming after the minister had licenced over 30 companies to provide solar power to the country and concluded plans to travel to Mozambique, a [...]

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    Nigerian-born Obaze becomes mayor in UK

Nigerian-born Obaze becomes mayor in UK

Victoria Obaze, a woman with Nigerian heritage, made history on Wednesday after she was sworn into office as the first black female civic mayor of London Borough of Tower Hamlets.Obaze’s inauguration on Wednesday is the latest in turn of events that have seen Nigerians emerge as mayors in their area councils of residence in the UK.Ernest Ezeajughi and Kate Anorue, [...]

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    Swaziland king denies ordering men to marry more wives or face jail term

Swaziland king denies ordering men to marry more wives or face jail term

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