Thursday, February 21, 2019
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    ‘Bush had special interest in Nigeria’ — Obasanjo writes Trump

‘Bush had special interest in Nigeria’ — Obasanjo writes Trump

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has written a condolence letter to the United States President Donald Trump over the death of George Bush, former president of the US.Bush, the 41st president of the US, died on Friday at the age of 94.In the letter made available by Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo's media aide, the former Nigerian president said the demise of late [...]

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    George Bush dies at 94

George Bush dies at 94

George Bush, the 41st president of the United States, has died at the age of 94.His death was announced by Jim McGrath, his spokesman but the cause was not disclosed.“George Herbert Walker Bush, World War II naval aviator, Texas oil pioneer, and 41st President of the United States of America, died on November 30, 2018," McGrath said in a statement."He [...]

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    Ukraine bans Russian men from entering country

Ukraine bans Russian men from entering country

Ukraine has banned Russian men between the ages of 16 and 60 years from entering the country.Petro Tsygykal, head of the border service, disclosed this in a televised meeting on Friday."Today, the entry of foreigners is limited, primarily citizens of the Russian federation – non-admission of citizens of the Russian federation aged from 16 to 60, male," Tsygykal said.The move [...]

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    Brazilian governor arrested for ‘collecting bribe’

Brazilian governor arrested for ‘collecting bribe’

Luiz Pezao, governor of Rio de Janeiro, a municipality in Brazil, was on Thursday arrested over allegations that he took bribes as part of the sprawling "Car Wash" graft probe.Pezao was accused of receiving bribes when he was vice governor of the Brazilian city under Sergio Cabral, who is currently in prison after being sentenced to a cumulative 180 years [...]

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    Trump hints at starting international TV to counter CNN

Trump hints at starting international TV to counter CNN

US President Donald Trump may be planning to set up an international television network to counter what he called an "unfair and false" representation of the country by CNN.In a tweet on Monday, Trump said CNN had good ratings internationally because it had little competition, but that was not the case in the US.Statistically, CNN International is the most widely [...]

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    Mugabe no longer able to walk, says Zimbabwe president

Mugabe no longer able to walk, says Zimbabwe president

Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe has been receiving medical treatment in Singapore for the last two months and is no longer able to walk, according to President Emmerson Mnangagwa.Mugabe, 94, who ruled the country for nearly four decades since independence from Britain in 1980, was forced to resign in November 2017 after an army coup.Mnangagwa told ruling ZANU-PF supporters that [...]

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    Boko Haram kidnaps 15 girls in Niger Republic

Boko Haram kidnaps 15 girls in Niger Republic

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped 15 girls overnight in a village near Toumour, south-eastern Niger, the local mayor said on Saturday.Boukar Mani Orthe, the mayor of the town in Niger’s Diffa region near the border with Nigeria, said about 50 unidentified armed men seized the girls in a village about nine kilometres from the town centre.On Thursday suspected Boko Haram [...]

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    Interpol snubs Russian contender, elects South Korean as president

Interpol snubs Russian contender, elects South Korean as president

Interpol, the international criminal police organisation, on Wednesday elected Kim Jong-yang of South Korea as its new president.Interpol’s 194-member states, meeting in Dubai for their annual congress, elected Jong-yang to succeed China’s Meng Hongwei, who disappeared in September.Hongwei, whose term was due to end in 2020, later resigned after Chinese authorities said he was being investigated for suspected bribery.Jong-yang, who [...]

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    Muslim lawmaker pushes to end 181-year-old hijab ban in US Congress

Muslim lawmaker pushes to end 181-year-old hijab ban in US Congress

Ilhan Omar, a newly elected Muslim lawmaker, has co-authored a proposal for the relaxation of a 181-year-old ban on the use of head coverings in the US house of representatives.The change was jointly proposed by Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, incoming rules chairman Jim McGovern and Omar as part of a larger overhaul package.Hats of any kind and head coverings have been banned from the house floor [...]

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    Judge orders White House to restore CNN reporter’s press pass

Judge orders White House to restore CNN reporter’s press pass

A federal judge on Friday ordered the White House to reinstate the press credentials of Jim Acosta, a CNN reporter.Acosta's pass was suspended indefinitely after a heated exchange with President Donald Trump at a news conference on November 7.During the conference, Acosta had reportedly angered Trump when he persisted in questioning the president after he tried to move on to [...]

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