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    Passengers robbed mid-air on South African Airways flight

Passengers robbed mid-air on South African Airways flight

Two passengers on board a South African Airways (SAA) flight were reportedly robbed while they slept.The flight was bound for Hong Kong. It took off from Johannesburg, South Africa, on Monday.According to TimesLive, the passengers were robbed of cash and jewellery mid-air.The newspaper said the items - stowed in the overhead compartments - appeared on some seats in the cabin [...]

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    Japanese, American scientists win Nobel Prize for breakthrough cancer treatment

Japanese, American scientists win Nobel Prize for breakthrough cancer treatment

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet on Monday awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to James Allison and Tasuku Honjo.The assembly said the duo were awarded "for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation".In a statement released on Monday, the Nobel Assembly said the seminal discoveries of the Japanese and American scientists "constitute a [...]

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    Buhari hails ‘impressive’ election of Nigerian-born Iwobi as senator in Italy

Buhari hails ‘impressive’ election of Nigerian-born Iwobi as senator in Italy

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Tony Iwobi, a Nigerian-born man elected senator in Italy.Iwobi is the first black politician to be elected into the Italian parliament.In a statement on Friday, Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media, said Buhari met with Iwobi alongside a high-powered team from the Italian senate.The meeting took place on the sidelines of [...]

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    Macron rejects Trump’s call to isolate Iran

Macron rejects Trump’s call to isolate Iran

French President Emmanuel Macron says Iran should be allowed to keep selling oil and urged dialogue as he rejected a US push to isolate the Tehran regime.Speaking to reporters after addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Macron said Iranian sales would bring down the price of oil — a professed concern of US President Donald Trump.“It would be good for [...]

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    EXTRA: Man contests election for 96th time — and he’s never won in any

EXTRA: Man contests election for 96th time — and he’s never won in any

John Turmel, a Canadian, is currently contesting election for mayor of Brantford, the city he lives in, but that is actually his 96th shot at an elective position.Interestingly, he has never won in any of the elections, earning him the record of the world’s biggest loser in the polls.But he says he has no regrets and is not deterred to [...]

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    South Africa legalises marijuana use

South Africa legalises marijuana use

South Africa’s constitutional court has decriminalised the private use of marijuana.The ruling came after a provincial high court in 2017 held that the use of cannabis in private space should be allowed because laws against it were inconsistent with the country’s constitution.The state appealed to the constitutional court, which upheld the high court’s findings.“It will not be a criminal offence [...]

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    US court jails Nigerian accused of running global email scam

US court jails Nigerian accused of running global email scam

A Manhattan federal court in New York has sentenced Onyekachi Emmanuel Opara to five years in prison for participating in business email compromise scams.According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Geoffrey Berman, the US attorney for the southern district of New York, made the announcement.FBI said the sentence was based upon Opara’s participation in fraudulent business email compromise scams [...]

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    Saraki, Obasanjo join world leaders at Kofi Annan’s funeral

Saraki, Obasanjo join world leaders at Kofi Annan’s funeral

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Abdulsalami Abubakar, ex-military head of state, and Senate President Olusegun Obasanjo were among the Nigerian leaders who paid final respect to Kofi Annan, former United Nations secretary-general, in Ghana  on Thursday.Annan died after a brief illness in Switzerland on August 18. He was aged of 80.Antonio Guterres, current UN secretary-general, attended the funeral. He described Annan [...]

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    20,336 people murdered in S’Africa in one year

20,336 people murdered in S’Africa in one year

Bheki Cele, South African minister of police, has disclosed that 20,336 murders were recorded in the country from 2017 to 2018 period.According to NAN, Cele said South Africa is close to being a war zone while commenting on the trend."Never again can we come here to give such statistics. It cannot be that South Africans are put under such fear, such [...]

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    ‘I just grabbed and kissed her’ — Mugabe opens up on love affair with Grace

‘I just grabbed and kissed her’ — Mugabe opens up on love affair with Grace

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe has spoken on how he started his romance with his then secretary Grace, while his Ghanaian wife Sally was dying.In a report by New Zimbabwe, Mugabe revealed that he one day just grabbed and kissed Grace Marufu, marking the beginning of their affair.The now 95-year-old former Zimbabwean leader was speaking at the funeral of Grace’s [...]

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