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World War 3 WARNING: US in ‘extraordinary flight’ over Ukraine – Russia poised to RESPOND

A US military plane flew over Ukraine in an “extraordinary flight” to show support for the nation in the middle of recent tensions with Russia. The mission on Thursday was conducted following an attack which took place on November 25 where Russian forces stormed Ukrainian naval vessels injuring six crew members and detaining 24. The flight took place as part of ...

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Nigeria police arrests after ‘gay party’

Police in Nigeria say they arrested 57 men over the weekend on suspicion of being gay as displays of same-sex affection are banned in the West African country. The police raided a hotel in the main commercial city of Lagos where dozens of people  mostly men were attending a party. Some fled during the mass arrests in the early hours ...

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10 Things I Learned While Falling Out Of Love

It’s okay to be vulnerable. Being vulnerable is in our core essence as human beings. Why do people resist it? It is beyond me. I find vulnerability healthy. Not only healthy, it’s beautiful. Part of it maybe because I like real people and real people have insecurities, real people have emotions and weaknesses. It’s okay to cry. No matter how ...

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Bitmex to VIPs: Bitcoin Won’t Replace Fiat, Just a ‘Useful Niche,’ Enthusiasts ‘Naive’

Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (Bitmex) released proprietary research reportedly geared toward their VIPs. Researchers find bitcoin core’s (BTC) deflationary aspects interesting for speculation and as a “payment system,” but predict it will ultimately not usurp government paper, describing the BTC phenomenon as simply a “useful niche,” and those who “think Bitcoin would result in a more prosperous economic system” as “naive.” ...

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South Korean Exchange Bithumb Blocks Trading in 11 Countries

South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has announced that it will block trading in 11 countries as part of its revised internal regulations aimed to prevent money laundering using its system. Foreign users will also need to undergo a stricter verification process. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Preventing Money Laundering Bithumb announced on Sunday that its internal ...

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President Trump denies knowing of hush payment to Stormy Daniels in first public remark about alleged tryst

President Trump finally denied paying the porn star — and likely gave new legs to her legal case against him. Trump broke months of silence Thursday on his alleged tryst with Stormy Daniels, claiming he didn’t know his personal attorney paid six figures to silence the adult-film actress just days before the 2016 presidential election. The President made the denial ...

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Kosovo PM Haradinaj visits wives of abducted Turkish teachers

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj has paid a visit to the wives of six Turkish teachers who on March 29 were abducted and flown to Turkey by Turkey’s notorious National Intelligence Organisation (MİT) by collaborating with Kosovar groups in its intelligence units. Haradinaj reportedly expressed his regrets over the incident, saying that his government would take all necessary steps to ...

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Turkey: UN Report Details Extensive Human Rights Violations During Protracted State Of Emergency

GENEVA (20 March 2018) – Routine extensions of the state of emergency in Turkey have led to profound human rights violations against hundreds of thousands of people – from arbitrary deprivation of the right to work and to freedom of movement, to torture and other ill-treatment, arbitrary detentions and infringements of the rights to freedom of association and expression, according ...

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Most Nigerians resident in Ghana are law abiding

The Ghana chapter of the Nigerians In the Diaspora Association, NIDO, a Federal Government of Nigeria backed grouping of Nigerians resident abroad, has noted with deep concern the recent spate of violent armed robbery in Ghana. In particular, NIDO has taken note of widespread observations from among social commentators, that Nigerians have been deeply involved in these acts of violence, ...

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GOVERNMENT AIMS AT REPATRIATING REMAINING GHANAIAN DETAINEES FROM LIBYA

With the assistance of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), One Hundred and Six (106) Ghanaians have evacuated from Libya to Ghana on a chartered flight.   This follows the one hundred and twenty-seven (127) Ghanaian nationals earlier transported to Accra on 29 th November, 2017, which was similarly facilitated by the IOM.   According to a release signed by ...

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Trump and the Russians: A new book describes how it all began — at a Las Vegas nightclub

The seeds of the relationships between Donald Trump and key figures in the Russian business and political worlds — now the subject of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation — were planted at least five months before Trump’s now famous 2013 trip to Moscow, during a previously unreported visit to a raunchy Las Vegas nightclub with the son of a prominent ...

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‘Black Panther’ tops ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ in Disney-dominant weekend box office

“Black Panther” remained superheroic in its fourth weekend at the North American box office with $41.1 million at 3,942 locations, easily topping the opening weekend of fantasy-adventure “A Wrinkle in Time” with $33.5 million at 3,980 sites, estimates showed Sunday. What had been pegged as a close contest among Disney titles for first place turned into a relatively easy victory ...

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ISMI Tackles Maritime Narcotrafficking in the Gulf of Guinea

The Inter-regional Institute for Maritime Safety and Security (ISMI) is organizing a seminar to tackle maritime narcotrafficking in the Gulf of Guinea from 6th to 9th March, 2018 in Abidjan. A statement issued by ISMI indicated that the seminar is in respond to the needs expressed by the States of the Gulf of Guinea in the maritime safety and security ...

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What Really Happened in Turkey on July 15, 2016? An Alternative to the Turkish Government Narrative

Yuksel A. Aslandogan. PHD On July 15, 2016, Turkey experienced a horrific event: an unsuccessful military coup. But a year after the tragedy, questions about what really happened remain unanswered. What we know for sure is that the failed coup provided President Erdoğan with an excellent excuse to consolidate his power: despite widespread claims of voter fraud, he secured a ...

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AG Jeff Sessions questioned in Mueller Russia probe

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned last week by investigators working on special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, the Department of Justice confirmed on Tuesday. Sessions’ sit-down marks the first time that a member of President Trump’s cabinet has been questioned in relation to the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and the possibility that Trump’s campaign coordinated ...

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Stanbic Bank employee beaten to death for urinating in public

An employee of Stanbic Bank has been beaten to death by some security guards after he was spotted urinating at a car park in Kenya. The deceased, identified as David Wokabi, was brutally assaulted by four Solvit security guards after he reportedly eased himself at a parking lot. The disheartening event took place in Nyali, Kenya, on January 7 at ...

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Government shutdown 2018: How we got here, who’s affected, what to expect now

The government shutdown kicked in at midnight on the anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration after a stopgap spending bill failed to pass in the Senate. The extension to fund the government through Feb. 16 fell 10 votes short of the necessary 60 on Friday night. GOP leaders tried to sweeten the bill by including a measure to renew the Children’s ...

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At least 12 dead after bus carrying Americans crashes in Mexico

At least 12 people died and several more were injured after a bus carrying cruise ship passengers flipped over on a highway in eastern Mexico early Tuesday, officials said. Seven Americans and two Swedish citizens are among the 18 people injured, according to Vincente Martin, the civil defense spokesman for Quintana Roo state. Authorities have not yet been able to ...

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At least three killed after Amtrak train derails in Washington

  A high-speed Amtrak train on its inaugural rush hour run derailed near Seattle Monday, leaving at least three people dead, dozens of passengers injured and several train cars dangling from an overpass above a busy interstate. About 70 people were injured, 10 seriously, state police said. Miraculously, no one on the ground was killed when the Amtrak Cascades line ...

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flydubai touches down at Kilimanjaro International Airport

As part of the inaugural programme, flydubai showcased its new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft which it unveiled for the first time at the Dubai Airshow in November 2017 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, December 15, 2017/APO Group/ — flydubai becomes first UAE airline to provide direct air links to Kilimanjaro Dubai-based carrier expands network in Africa to twelve destinations with ...

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Doug Jones beats Roy Moore in tight Alabama Senate race

Doug Jones pulled off a major upset victory in Alabama’s special election Tuesday against Republican Roy Moore, becoming the first Democrat to win a Senate seat in the red state in more than 20 years and delivering a jolt of energy to his party ahead of the 2018 midterms. The neck-and-neck race, which at one point had Moore up by ...

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Port Authority bomber mocked Trump online hours before attack: ‘You failed to protect your nation’

The accused Port Authority bomber posted a taunting message to President Trump in the hours before the attack, authorities said Tuesday. “Trump you failed to protect your nation,” Akayed Ullah, 27, wrote on Facebook early Monday, according to a federal complaint. The glimpse into Ullah’s poisoned mind was revealed hours after he was hit with federal terrorism charges. Prosecutors say ...

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Canadian Prime Minister Apologises To Homosexuals, Compensates Them With $85 Million

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday, wiped away tears as he delivered an apology on behalf of the government for decades of discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and two-spirit (LGBTQ2) community. The prime minister said he wants to ensure such oppression never happens again. He said: “Today, we offer a long overdue apology to all those ...

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Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe resigns.

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe resigns, ending 37-year ru Media captionMPs cheered and celebrated as the resignation was announced Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has resigned, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda has said. A letter from Mr Mugabe said the decision was voluntary and he had made it to allow a smooth transfer of power. The surprise announcement halted an impeachment hearing that had ...

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Paradise Papers: Tax haven secrets of super-rich including the Queen exposed.Huge data leak reveals how monarch’s private estate invested millions in funds based in Bermuda and Cayman Islands

Millions of pounds of the Queen’s private money is invested in offshore funds in Caribbean tax havens, a huge leak of financial documents referred to as the “Paradise Papers” has revealed. The papers show that the Duchy of Lancaster, which manages investments for the Queen’s £520m private estate, invested around £10m in funds in based in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. They also show that ...

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Gambia’s Jammeh loses to Adama Barrow

Yahya Jammeh, The Gambia’s authoritarian president of 22 years, has suffered a surprise defeat in presidential elections. He will be replaced by a property developer, Adama Barrow, who won more than 45% of the vote. Mr Jammeh, who came to power in a coup in 1994, has not yet spoken since the results were announced. Electoral commission chief Alieu Momar ...

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A South Africa pastor who sprays his congregation with insecticide has been widely condemned.

A South Africa pastor who sprays his congregation with insecticide has been widely condemned. In a Facebook post, self-proclaimed prophet Lethebo Rabalago claims a pesticide called Doom can heal people. The company that produces Doom warned of the risks of spraying the substance, while a government commission urged anyone affected to lodge complaints. But the pastor has defended his actions, ...

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Leading researchers and science policymakers convene in Rwanda for meeting of The World Academy of Sciences

    The Government of Rwanda in partnership with The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) will host the 27th TWAS General Meeting from 12 to 17 November 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.   The meeting, which is a showcase for scientific excellence in the developing world, will attract around 300 participants from over 50 nations. These include Science Ministers and other ...

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US Embassy Speaks On NPP/NDC Clash…Threaten To Revoke Or Deny Visas

The United States Embassy in Ghana says it will not hesitate to “consider” the option of “denying and revoking visas” to Ghanaians who incite political violence. Whiles acknowledging that campaigns can “be vigorous and sometimes contentious” the Embassy voiced out its condemnation of “political violence in Ghana, especially any violent acts directed at political candidates, their homes or families“. It ...

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Thousands of Americans take to streets to protest against new President-elect

Thousands of people have taken to the streets across western America to protest against Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in the US presidential election. Cities in California, Oregon and Washington all witnessed angry demonstrations, with objects being set alight and effigies burned. Up to 1,500 people gathered at the University of California in Los Angeles in the early hours ...

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President-elect Trump vows to bring nation ‘together as never before’

NEW YORK — The political establishment, the nation as a whole, and the world at large began coming to terms Wednesday with a new reality: President-elect Donald J. Trump. Amid shocked reactions across the globe, President Obama and Trump — who attacked each other vociferously during the long campaign — spoke by phone as the president invited his successor-in-waiting to ...

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Iraqi forces have for the first time entered the outskirts of Mosul, as they attempt to drive Islamic State (IS) militants from the northern city. Elite Counter-Terrorism Service troops seized control of the state TV building in Kukjali hours after launching an assault on the eastern district. But a BBC journalist embedded with them says they are facing fierce resistance. ...

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