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Blasts heard in Nigerian city of Maiduguri before polls

Blasts heard in Nigerian city of Maiduguri before polls In 2015, former military ruler Buhari became the first opposition candidate in Nigerian history to defeat a sitting president, beating Goodluck Jonathan by 2.5 million votes. A large number of foreign and local observer groups are tracking polling stations. "Logistics weren't properly managed despite the postponement of the polls", said Idayat Hassan, director of Abuja-based think tank Centre fo... [Full Article...]

Tens of thousands gather at Colombia-Venezuela border concert

Tens of thousands gather at Colombia-Venezuela border concert On the eve of the face-off Guaido defied a government ban on leaving the country and attended the "Venezuela Live Aid" concert organized by British billionaire Richard Branson just over the border in Colombia. Opposition leader Juan Guaido has massed supporters on both sides of the border to support a bid to bring in tons of US-supplied humanitarian aid from the Colombian city of Cucuta in defianc... [Full Article...]

Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir declares state of emergency after deadly protests

Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir declares state of emergency after deadly protests The amendments were to see al-Bashir running for another term as almost daily protests in Sudan, which initially erupted in December over rising food prices and cash shortages, grew against his near 30-year rule. The state of emergency will give the security forces a free hand in cracking down on protesters and carrying out detentions, and places heavier restrictions on the press and opposition pa... [Full Article...]

Macron announces crackdown on anti-Semitism in France

Macron announces crackdown on anti-Semitism in France In a sign of growing disquiet over the tide of violence against France's 500,000-strong Jewish community - the biggest in Europe - President Macron cancelled meetings in Paris to visit the cemetery in Quatzenheim, Alsace. Police sources described the 36-year-old suspect as a small-time delinquent with ties to ultra-conservative Muslim groups. "Some people are possessed with hate for the Jews... [Full Article...]

Beware! Many Tea Garden Workers Died After Consuming Toxic Liquor

Beware! Many Tea Garden Workers Died After Consuming Toxic Liquor The tradition of drinking country liquor has remained a common practice among the tea garden workers despite many drives against country liquor and awareness programme about the adverse health impact of such liquor. "I also met the family members and relatives and ensured them that the perpetrators will not be spared", Sarma said in a Twitter comment. According to latest reports, the toll may cr... [Full Article...]

Virat Kohli Breaks His Silence On World Cup 2019 Clash Against Pakistan

Virat Kohli Breaks His Silence On World Cup 2019 Clash Against Pakistan The move follows a suicide-bomber attack last week that killed 40 Indian paramilitary troops in disputed Kashmir . Referring to Islamabad's alleged support for Islamist militant groups, he added, "I think Pakistan is riding a tiger on this issue, and a tiger never spares its own rider". [Full Article...]

US couple admits to torturing their 12 children for years

US couple admits to torturing their 12 children for years The Turpins are scheduled to be sentenced on April 19 and as part of the plea agreement, both will be sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. He said while their living conditions were utterly shocking, to them it was normal, so adjusting to their new life has been somewhat of a hard transition. [Full Article...]

Trump Names New Nominee For UN Ambassador

Trump Names New Nominee For UN Ambassador However, President Donald Trump-who makes the decision-is reportedly considering Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell and former Senate candidate John James of MI. On Thursday, for example, Mr. Pompeo was in NY to meet with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The officials were not authorized to discuss internal personnel deliberations and spoke on condition of anonymity. [Full Article...]

BLOWING LIBERAL MINDS: Trump Launches Global Bid To END Criminalization of Homosexuality

BLOWING LIBERAL MINDS: Trump Launches Global Bid To END Criminalization of Homosexuality We have many reports. Though officials did not reveal much about the plan, the NBC report says it will include strategic alliances with the United Nations, the European Union and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. In February, Grenell told the German newspaper Bild that the hanging was "a wake-up call for anyone who supports basic human rights", adding, "This is not t... [Full Article...]

Venezuelan troops open fire at border ahead of aid delivery; 2 dead

Venezuelan troops open fire at border ahead of aid delivery; 2 dead The killing came as a fundraising concert for Venezuela - backed by British billionaire Richard Branson and featuring major Latin pop stars like Luis Fonsi and Maluma - kicked off in the Colombian frontier town of Cucuta, where the United States has been stockpiling aid to ship across the border this weekend. [Full Article...]

N.C. board orders new election in undecided US House race

N.C. board orders new election in undecided US House race The sudden twist of events came after more than three days of hearings looking into allegations of election fraud , and it marks the end of a politically charged saga over the fate of the contest, which remains the only undecided midterm congressional election in the country. [Full Article...]

China denies banning Australian coal, says imports continue as normal

China denies banning Australian coal, says imports continue as normal The Chinese port of Dalian told shipping companies earlier this week it would cap total coal imports in 2019 at 12 million tonnes. Oil prices were also helped by output cuts from top producers and USA sanctions on the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) members Iran and Venezuela. [Full Article...]

Historian who confronted Davos billionaires leaks Tucker Carlson rant

Historian who confronted Davos billionaires leaks Tucker Carlson rant In collaboration with NowThis, Bregman apparently released the video in which you can hear Carlson flipping out and cursing at the historian. It seems the pre-recorded interview was eventually supposed to air on Carlson's show. On the the other hand it was genuinely heartfelt. "I think the issue really is one of corruption and of people being bribed and not talking about the real issues", he ... [Full Article...]

Shamima Begum: IS teenager's family challenge citizenship move

Shamima Begum: IS teenager's family challenge citizenship move Begum, who wants to return to Britain from Syria , said her newborn son is unwell and she will not allow him to return to the United Kingdom alone. They said: "We are sickened by the comments she has made, but, as a family man yourself, we hope you will understand that we, as her family can not simply abandon her". [Full Article...]

USA to leave 'peacekeeping group' of 200 troops in Syria after withdrawal

USA to leave 'peacekeeping group' of 200 troops in Syria after withdrawal In December, Trump confounded his own national security team with a surprise decision to withdraw all 2,000 US troops from Syria, declaring that ISIL had been defeated there. "We evaluate the White House decision. positively", Abdulkarim Omar, co-chair of foreign relations in the region held by the USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces, told Reuters. [Full Article...]

China sees 'enormous potential' in Saudi economy as crown prince visits

China sees 'enormous potential' in Saudi economy as crown prince visits The Crown Prince will hold wide ranging talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is the latest among the long line of world leaders that have visited the ancient landmark including, US President Richard Nixon, UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and more recently, former US President Barack Obama. [Full Article...]

Move Over 5G, Donald Trump Already Has His Sights On 6G Internet

Move Over 5G, Donald Trump Already Has His Sights On 6G Internet While admitting the latest generation of mobile communication is " far more powerful, faster and smarter " than its predecessors, the president showed that his outlook on American technological progress is even more far-sighted. This post is interesting since the President is expected to soon sign an order that bans USA carriers from using network equipment manufactured by Chinese companies. [Full Article...]

MP Ian Austin quits Labour party with scathing criticism of Jeremy Corbyn

MP Ian Austin quits Labour party with scathing criticism of Jeremy Corbyn Philip Lee, who quit as a justice minister over Brexit, had been named as a potential future defector to the Independent Group . The Labour MPs had cited left-wing leader Jeremy Corbyn's handling of both Brexit and rising anti-semitism within the party since he came to power in 2015. [Full Article...]

We want Kashmir but not Kashmiris, irony is depressing: Chidambaram

We want Kashmir but not Kashmiris, irony is depressing: Chidambaram The petitioner seeks to address this issue and also sought a direction to the states to provide protection. Attorney general KK Venugopal said on behalf of the government, that the situation was a "human problem". Some people want Kashmir to be part of India but don't want Kashmiris to be part of Indians, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said on Thursday and asserted that the "irony of the... [Full Article...]

Gantz, Lapid Merge Parties In Significant Challenge to Netanyahu

Gantz, Lapid Merge Parties In Significant Challenge to Netanyahu His right-wing Likud party leads the polls despite an investigation into corruption allegations against him. Netanyahu's courting of such forces drew sharp condemnations from much of the Israeli mainstream, with Gantz accusing him of losing touch "with his Zionism and with his dignity". [Full Article...]


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