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Islamic State terrorists claim responsibility for British parliament attack

Islamic State terrorists claim responsibility for British parliament attack The Islamic State group on Thursday claimed the deadly assault at the British parliament, as Prime Minister Theresa May identified the attacker as a British-born man known to intelligence services. “An act of terrorism tried to silence our democracy,” May told a packed House of Commons, which stood for a minute’s...... more

4 dead, 20 injured in London ‘terror’ incident

4 dead, 20 injured in London ‘terror’ incident  Four people are dead, including a police officer and an attacker, and 20 others were injured after a car plowed into a crowd of people on Westminster Bridge in London on Wednesday afternoon in what officials are investigating as an act of terrorism. The knife-wielding suspect was shot outside the Houses...... more

U.S. firms suffer heavy losses as Wall Street posts worst single-day performance since October

U.S. firms suffer heavy losses as Wall Street posts worst single-day performance since October Wall Street indexes closed Tuesday with their sharpest decline in five months as major firms posted losses and oil prices fell. President Donald Trump’s plan to lower corporate taxes may not come as soon as businesses had expected because repealing the nation’s health care system, known as Obamacare, has been met...... more

Falling tree kills 18 at Ghana Waterfall

Falling tree kills 18 at Ghana Waterfall At least 18 people were killed when a large tree fell into the pool they were bathing in at the base of a waterfall in Ghana, crushing people enjoying a day out at a popular beauty spot, police said. The waterfall, near the town of Kintampo, was busy with weekend daytrippers,...... more

Ethiopia forces unemployed youths on Dangote, other cement producers

Ethiopia forces unemployed youths on Dangote, other cement producers Ethiopian regional officials are demanding foreign cement producers including Dangote Cement Plc hand control of some parts of their businesses to groups of unemployed youths. The Nigerian company, controlled by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, and others such as Saudi billionaire Mohammed al-Amoudi’s Derba MIDROC Cement Plc, should allow the youth...... more

Uber president quits after just 6 months on the job

Uber president quits after just 6 months on the job Uber president Jeff Jones is quitting after six months on the job.  The ride-sharing company confirmed Jones’ departure in a statement late Sunday.  “We want to thank Jeff for his six months at the company and wish him all the best,” the statement read.  Jones was named Uber’s president at the...... more

Donald Trump’s campaign manager declared wanted

Donald Trump’s campaign manager declared wanted Ukrainian prosecutors want to question United States President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort in connection with a corruption investigation and have made repeated requests for assistance from U.S. authorities. Prosecutors in Kiev said they have made seven separate appeals over the past two years for help in questioning Manafort,...... more

Ghana’s President sets record, appoints 110 ministers

Ghana’s President sets record, appoints 110 ministers Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has set a record a least in his country for appointing 110 ministers. Fifty six of them are full ministers, while 50 are deputy ministers, with the remaining four, ministers of state. In contrast Nigeria has 35 ministers. Britain has a total of 120 ministers for a...... more

Snow traps plane at U.S. airport

Snow traps plane at U.S. airport A plane that landed at New York’s LaGuardia Airport got stuck in a snowdrift while exiting the runway and had to be pulled out by a tug. The Republic Airline flight operating under Delta arrived late Saturday morning from Chicago. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Steve Coleman...... more

All delegates to Africa Trade Meeting denied U.S. visa

All delegates to Africa Trade Meeting denied U.S. visa Each year, the University of Southern California brings delegations from Africa to meet with business leaders, government officials and others in the U.S. But this year, the African summit has no Africans. All were denied visas. Visa issues are not uncommon for people traveling from African nations. During her prior three...... more

Daring thief steals U.S. Secret Service laptop containing vital information on Trump, Clinton

Daring thief steals U.S. Secret Service laptop containing vital information on Trump, Clinton A brazen thief in New York City stole a Secret Service agent’s laptop computer that reportedly contained Trump Tower’s floor plans, information about the Hillary Clinton email probe and national security information. The theft from the agent’s car in Brooklyn occurred Thursday morning, according to the New York Daily News, which cited...... more

Chinese firm makes money selling bottled air

Chinese firm makes money selling bottled air A Chinese firm is making brisk business selling cans of fresh air bottled in a forest in western China for 48 yuan (6.95 dollars). According to reports by Shaanxi media, each bottle is good for two minutes of uninterrupted use. From air-filter necklaces to anti-smog stockings, Chinese companies are touting innovative,...... more

Journalist jailed over Facebook comments

Journalist jailed over Facebook comments An Abu Dhabi court jailed Wednesday a Jordanian journalist for three years over Facebook comments deemed insulting to the United Arab Emirates, Emirati state media and a Jordanian press union said. The Emirati state news agency WAM said a Jordanian national was handed a sentence of three years in prison and...... more

Trump attacks rapper Snoop Dogg over video

Trump attacks rapper Snoop Dogg over video U.S. President Donald Trump blasted Snoop Dogg on Wednesday for a music video that shows the rapper shooting a gun at a clown that resembles the president. “Can you imagine what the outcry would be if @SnoopDogg, failing career and all, had aimed and fired the gun at President Obama? Jail...... more

Change of baton at African Union Commission; new chairman unfolds agenda

Change of baton at African Union Commission; new chairman unfolds agenda African Union Commission’s outgoing chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Tuesday passed the baton to incoming chairman, Moussa Faki Mahamat from Chad. Faki Mahamat said his top priority during his 4-year tenure would be reforming the structure of the pan-African body. His other priorities, he said, would be “to silence the gun, to...... more

US teen ‘forced to have sex with 1,000 men over 2 years’

US teen ‘forced to have sex with 1,000 men over 2 years’ Lawyers in Pennsylvania say their client was sexually exploited at a motel for years, alleging the teen girl was a victim of human trafficking who was forced to have sex with more than 1,000 men. “This child was forced into sex slavery, paid to do things with men double, triple, quadruple...... more

Controversial MultiChoice contract risks cancellation

Controversial MultiChoice contract risks cancellation   MultiChoice’s controversial contract with the SABC is at risk of being cancelled after a parliamentary inquiry recommended the broadcaster’s interim board should launch an independent investigation into the deal. President Jacob Zuma is expected to appoint the interim board later this week. The inquiry’s final report, adopted last Tuesday, included...... more

Massive oil discovery on U.S. soil

Massive oil discovery on U.S. soil Some 1.2 billion barrels of oil have been discovered in Alaska, marking the biggest onshore discovery in the U.S. in three decades. The massive find of conventional oil on state land could bring relief to budget pains in Alaska brought on by slumping production in the state and the crash in...... more

Garbage landslide kills at least 46 in Ethiopia; dozens missing

Garbage landslide kills at least 46 in Ethiopia; dozens missing   At least 46 people have been killed and dozens are missing after a landslide struck at a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital. The landslide late on Saturday levelled more than 30 makeshift homes of squatters living inside the Koshe landfill on the outskirts of Addis Ababa,...... more

20 million in 4 countries at risk of starvation in world’s largest crisis since 1945, says UN

20 million in 4 countries at risk of starvation in world’s largest crisis since 1945, says UN   Somalia and three other countries desperately need aid to save more than 20 million people from starvation and diseases, the United Nations said. UN humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien pleaded with the world to come to the rescue of Kenya, Yemen, South Sudan and Somalia. “We stand at a critical point...... more

Intruder arrested at the White House

Intruder arrested at the White House   An intruder with a backpack was arrested after breaching the White House grounds while US President Donald Trump was there, US media said Saturday. After scaling a fence, the suspect was arrested by the US Secret Service after the late Friday incident in the nation’s capital, according to the Washington...... more

Nude photo scandal rocks US military

Nude photo scandal rocks US military   Four branches of the US military are looking into the posting of nude photos of what appear to be female service members on various websites, a Pentagon official told CNN on Thursday. The news follows a story published online by Business Insider that says the scandal, which began with a...... more

Toyota appoints African into senior position

Toyota appoints African into senior position   Johan van Zyl‚ chairman of Toyota SA Motors and CEO of Toyota Motor Europe‚ is being elevated from managing officer to senior managing officer by Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC)‚ the automotive manufacturer headquartered in Japan. The appointment will be effective from April 2017. He will become the first African to...... more

Smugglers kill 22 migrants in Libya

Smugglers kill 22 migrants in Libya    Fighting between rival people-smuggling gangs on Libya’s Mediterranean coast has killed 22 people, all of them from Sub-Sahara Africa, the International Organization for Migration said on Tuesday. The dead were thought to be migrants rather than smugglers because they were sub-Saharan Africans, IOM spokesman Joel Millman said. More than 100...... more

Britain foils terror attacks

Britain foils terror attacks British Security services have foiled 13 potential terror attacks since 2013, its most senior counter-terrorism policeman said Monday. Mark Rowley, assistant commissioner of London’s Metropolitan Police, said the police have had their hands full with more than 500 active investigations at any one time. He incidents inspired by the Islamic State...... more

Uber deploys secret weapon against undercover regulators

Uber deploys secret weapon against undercover regulators Uber has been wielding a secret weapon to thwart authorities who have been trying to curtail or shut down its ride-hailing service in cities around the world. The program included a feature nicknamed “Greyball” internally that identified regulators who were posing as riders while trying to collect evidence that Uber’s service...... more

China produces 209 multi-billionaire lawmakers

China produces 209 multi-billionaire lawmakers   China counts more than 100 billionaires among its top legislators, with 209 of the richest holding wealth nearly equivalent to Belgium’s annual GDP, according to a report released as the Communist Party’s annual parliamentary session started, on Friday. A key focus of the sessions is eliminating poverty and creating a...... more

Yahoo punishes CEO, top lawyer for data breaches

Yahoo punishes CEO, top lawyer for data breaches   Yahoo will not pay CEO Marissa Mayer her scheduled 2016 bonus, worth as much as $2 million, because of the massive breach her company suffered in 2014. And Yahoo’s general counsel, Ronald Bell, resigned without severance pay for his department’s lackadaisical response to the security lapses. Although Yahoo’s security team...... more

Dubai: World busiest airport records 8m passengers in one month

Dubai: World busiest airport records 8m passengers in one month   Dubai International Airport (DXB) on Wednesday said passengers in January record reached 8 million, 9.7 per cent higher compared to the same period of 2016, a news report said. Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, said it is an auspicious start to what is sure to be another record-breaking year...... more

Obama, wife strike over $60 million deal

Obama, wife strike over $60 million deal Penguin Random House has landed a deal to publish two forthcoming memoirs by former U.S. President Barack Obama and the former first lady, Michelle Obama, with one volume to be written by each, the publishing company said on Tuesday. Terms of the agreement, in which Penguin Random House acquired worldwide publication...... more

 

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