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    EXTRA: Russians will go to heaven if there’s a nuclear attack, says Putin

EXTRA: Russians will go to heaven if there’s a nuclear attack, says Putin

President Vladimir Putin says should there be a nuclear attack, Russians will go to heaven as martyrs because they would be victims of an "aggression".Putin said this on Thursday while speaking at an international policy forum in Sochi, a city in the country.The Russian president commended the new missiles in the country’s arsenal.He said Russia would not be the first [...]

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    Chinese city to replace streetlights with artificial moon by 2020

Chinese city to replace streetlights with artificial moon by 2020

Chengdu, a city in China, has unveiled plans to replace the city’s streetlights with an illumination satellite, also known as "artificial moon" by the year 2020.According to Independent UK, Wu Chunfeng, chairman of Chengdu aerospace science and technology microelectronics system research institute, disclosed this at a national mass innovation and entrepreneurship activity held in the city.According to Chunfeng, Chengdu’s streetlights will be replaced [...]

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    US condemns Hauwa Liman’s execution, expresses solidarity with Nigeria

US condemns Hauwa Liman’s execution, expresses solidarity with Nigeria

The US embassy has condemned the execution of Hauwa Liman, a health worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).The embassy, in a statement on Tuesday, expressed its condolence to the family of Liman and the ICRC.TheCable had reported how the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram, killed Liman after its deadline expired.“We stand in [...]

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    Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, dies of cancer

Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, dies of cancer

Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, has died from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a form of cancer that starts in white blood cells (lymphocytes), a major part of the body’s immune system.The 65-year-old had beaten the disease after its first diagnosis in 1983. He was also treated for it in 2009.Two weeks ago, he announced the cancer's return, saying [...]

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    US probes missing $100m in Liberia

US probes missing $100m in Liberia

The US embassy in Liberia says it has asked forensic investigators to carry out a preliminary probe into the possible disappearance of $100 million in newly printed notes in the country.The currency scandal has sparked outrage and confusion in Liberia, where the central bank has denied a report by the information minister that the cash – equivalent to about 5 [...]

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    Earthquake vibrations hit Bali, venue of IMF/WBG meetings

Earthquake vibrations hit Bali, venue of IMF/WBG meetings

Participants at the ongoing annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group in Bali, Indonesia, were awakened by vibrations in the early hours of Thursday.Bali, a popular tourist destination in Indonesia is seven hours ahead of Nigeria.In a statement released few hours after the vibrations, the IMF assured participants that the earthquake has not disrupted the meetings."A [...]

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    Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as US supreme court justice

Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as US supreme court justice

Brett Kavanaugh has been sworn in as a justice of the US supreme court.Kavanaugh was confirmed justice on Saturday, putting an end to the battle between Republicans and Democrats over his nomination.President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh in July to replace Anthony Kennedy who retired from active service, after 30 years as associate justice of the apex court."My judicial philosophy is [...]

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    Oby Ezekwesili makes PRIO’s shortlist for 2018 Nobel Peace Prize ‘for making the world less corrupt’

Oby Ezekwesili makes PRIO’s shortlist for 2018 Nobel Peace Prize ‘for making the world less corrupt’

Oby Ezekwesili, former vice-president of the World Bank and co-founder of Transparency International (TI), made PRIO's final shortlist for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.PRIO is the Peace Research Institute, Oslo, whose director has the power to nominate distinguished peace advocates to the Nobel Committee for consideration.Nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize is taken from certain individuals holding positions set forth [...]

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    Rape survivor wins Nobel Peace Prize for fight against ‘sexual violence as a weapon of war’

Rape survivor wins Nobel Peace Prize for fight against ‘sexual violence as a weapon of war’

Nadia Murad,  a rape survivor, who raised awareness about the abuses on 3,000 Yazidi women by the ISIS army, has won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.She was awarded for showing "uncommon courage in recounting her own sufferings and speaking up on behalf of other victims".Murad was awarded alongside Denis Mukwege, a Congolese gynecologist, who has spent most of his professional years [...]

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    CNN exposes Paris park where Nigerian women are forced into prostitution

CNN exposes Paris park where Nigerian women are forced into prostitution

A new report by the CNN has revealed how some women trafficked from Nigeria are forced into prostitution in a park in Paris, capital city of France.Over the years, stories of women deceived into giving up their money for a "better life" in Europe but later forced into prostitution, have made news headlines.In the recent discovery, the Bois de Vincennes, a [...]

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