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WHO sacks Mugabe as goodwill ambassador

WHO sacks Mugabe as goodwill ambassador Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a WHO goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday following an outrage among donors and rights groups at his appointment. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who made the appointment at a high-level meeting on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Uruguay on...... more

Scarcity of pilots hits U.S. Air Force

Scarcity of pilots hits U.S. Air Force An acue scarcity of pilots has hit the United States Air Force, reports from that country said. The Force, according to the reports, has initiated moves to recall as many as 1,000 retired military pilots to active-duty service as a way of solving the problem. A report by ABC News quoted...... more

Diplomatic war breaks out between Morocco and Algeria over cannabis allegation

Diplomatic war breaks out between Morocco and Algeria over cannabis allegation  Morocco has recalled its ambassador to neighbouring Algeria after the Algerian foreign minister accused Moroccan banks of laundering drug money in Africa, according to state media. MAP news agency said on Saturday that Morocco’s foreign ministry had also summoned the Algerian charge d’affaires in Rabat over the “very serious” and “false”...... more

New details emerge about death of U.S. soldiers in Niger ambush

New details emerge about death of U.S. soldiers in Niger ambush New details are emerging about the attack that left four U.S. soldiers dead in Niger as U.S. congressional leaders are demanding answers from the Pentagon. The four U.S. service members, three of whom were Green Berets (special forces), along with four Nigerian soldiers were killed on October 4 in an ambush...... more

UN announces job openings for young Nigerians

UN announces job openings for young Nigerians There are 37 career openings for young Nigerians under the United Nations bureaucracy, according to UN deputy secretary-general, Amina Mohammed. Mrs. Mohammed speaking  at a cultural night organised by Nigerians working at the United Nations Systems said the openings are available via the Junior Professional Officers’ (JPO) Programme, including internship for...... more

Gunmen kill 12 soldiers in daring attack on their base

Gunmen kill 12 soldiers in daring attack on their base Gunmen mounted on pick-up trucks and motorcycles killed 12 gendarmes and wounded several in an attack on their base in western Niger, near the Mali border, on Saturday, two security sources said. The village is a few dozen kilometres from where militants killed four U.S. soldiers in an ambush on Oct....... more

Militants slaughter Egyptian security forces in desert shoot-out

Militants slaughter Egyptian security forces in desert shoot-out More than 50 Egyptian security personnel have died during a clash with suspected Islamist militants. The militants opened fire on the group during a raid on their hideout near the Bahariya oasis in the Western Desert, the interior ministry said. Security forces are understood to have gone into the desert following...... more

U.S. Appeals Court stops teenage girl’s attempt to abort baby

U.S. Appeals Court stops teenage girl’s attempt to abort baby A U.S. appeals court has blocked an undocumented minor from getting an abortion in Texas, while leaving open the possibility that she could still have the procedure shortly. The appeals court in Washington ruled Friday that the U.S. government had until Oct. 31 to approve an adult sponsor for the minor...... more

America investigating death of soldiers in Niger ambush

America investigating death of soldiers in Niger ambush  U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Thursday the military is investigating the deaths of four American soldiers in Niger earlier this month at the hands of Islamic jihadists. Mattis told reporters “a full investigation is underway” into the incident, as is the case any time a U.S. service member is...... more

Terrorists reportedly plotting major attack on U.S.

Terrorists reportedly plotting major attack on U.S. Acting Secretary of U.S. Homeland Security Elaine Duke has warned tha and al-Qaeda terror groups, both outlawed in Russia, are still plotting attacks of 9/11 scale. “The threat is still severe. The terrorist organisations, be it ISIS or al-Qaeda or others, want to have the big explosion like they did on...... more

New U.S. Visa Lottery Program kicks off

New U.S. Visa Lottery Program kicks off A new enrollment period for the U.S. Diversity Immigrant Visa Program – also known as the Green Card Lottery – begins Wednesday. All applicants must apply between October 18 and November 22 to have their entries considered. The original new registration period began October 3, but had to be scratched after...... more

North Korea develops weapon that could ‘kill 90 per cent of Americans’

North Korea develops weapon that could ‘kill 90 per cent of Americans’ Experts have warned Congress that it is ignoring a newly-developed weapon from North Korea which could shut down the US power grid and kill the vast majority of Americans within a year. Two members of the disbanded congressional Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) commission said at a recent House Homeland Security subcommittee hearing...... more

Nuclear war imminent, says North Korea

Nuclear war imminent, says North Korea North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador says the situation on the Korean peninsula “has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment.” Kim In Ryong told the U.N. General Assembly’s disarmament committee Monday that no country in the world except North Korea has been subjected to “such...... more

Run-off likely in Liberia’s presidential race as VP closes gap on George Weah

Run-off likely in Liberia’s presidential race as VP closes gap on George Weah Former football star George Weah and incumbent Vice-President Joseph Boakai on Saturday edged closer to competing in a run-off vote for Liberia’s presidency, with three quarters of polling stations counted. Weah now commands 39.2 percent of votes cast and counted while Boakai has taken 29.6 percent, the chairman of the National...... more

6 killed as suspended student storms school with gang members

6 killed as suspended student storms school with gang members At least five students and a security guard have been shot and killed in a dawn attack at a secondary school in northern Kenya. The attack was allegedly led by a former student who had been suspended, the school’s head teacher said. He is accused of returning to dormitories at the...... more

George Weah in early lead in Liberia’s presidential election

George Weah in early lead in Liberia’s presidential election Partial results from Liberia’s presidential election show former football star George Weah has taken an early lead. Figures from the National Elections Commission (NEC) put Mr Weah ahead in 11 out of 15 counties, although most votes have yet to be counted. His main rival, incumbent Vice-President Joseph Boakai, leads in...... more

Results trickle in after Liberia’s polls

Results trickle in after Liberia’s polls Provisional results are trickling in from polling centres across Liberia following Tuesday’s peaceful general elections in the West African country, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.Results are expected from 5,390 polling units in 2,080 centres across the 15 counties that make up the country.It is not clear yet how many...... more

Fire ravages Northern California, leaves 17 dead, 20,000 displaced, businesses ruined

Fire ravages Northern California, leaves 17 dead, 20,000 displaced, businesses ruined  New evacuations were ordered Tuesday evening as more than a dozen wildfires raged across Northern California, with the largest ones killing at least 17 people as they scorched the state’s famous wine country. The largest of the deadly fires were burning in Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino counties, with flames ripping through...... more

Kenyan opposition strongman withdraws from presidential poll re-run

Kenyan opposition strongman withdraws from presidential poll re-run Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Tuesday he would not stand in a court-ordered re-run of August’s presidential election that is scheduled for Oct. 26, saying the polls would not be free or fair. President Uhuru Kenyatta said the election would proceed as planned, despite the withdrawal of his only...... more

Number of unemployed people in the world hits over 200 million

Number of unemployed people in the world hits over 200 million Global unemployment this year stands at more than 201 million, an increase of 3.4 million compared to 2016, says the International Labor Organization. The ILO says the private sector, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, plays a crucial role in creating decent jobs around the world. The ILO study (World Employment and...... more

Grief, anger in Ghana after deadly gas station blasts

Grief, anger in Ghana after deadly gas station blasts A huge tanker explosion near a gas station in Ghana’s capital, Accra, that killed at least seven people and injured scores has sparked an outpouring of sadness and anger in the country. The blaze and blasts gutted a liquefied gas filling station and a nearby petrol station in the Atomic Junction...... more

Health minister dies after marathon race

Health minister dies after marathon race Tunisia’s health minister died of a heart attack on Sunday after taking part in a charity marathon to help battle cancer, officials said. Slim Chaker, 56, fell ill after running some 500 metres (yards) and then making a speech at the start of a race in the coastal town of Nabeul...... more

Corruption: China punishes 1.3 million officials

Corruption: China punishes 1.3 million officials Chinese President Xi Jinping’s anti-graft drive, which has targeted officials at all levels, has punished more than 1.3 million people in five years, the anti-corruption watchdog said Sunday. The anti-corruption campaign, which Jinping launched shortly after becoming the Communist Party’s leader in 2012, was meant to fell both high-level “tigers” within...... more

6 confirmed dead in Ghana gas explosion

6 confirmed dead in Ghana gas explosion At least six people were killed and 35 injured, mostly suffering burns, after an explosion at a fuel distribution site in Ghana’s capital, fire service spokesman Billy Anaglate said on Sunday. The explosion on Saturday evening at the state-owned GOIL site sent a giant fireball into the sky above the eastern...... more

Gunman storms Saudi King’s Palace, kills guards

Gunman storms Saudi King’s Palace, kills guards Saudi King Salman’s Palace in Jeddah has been hit by a gunman, who shot dead two guards and wounded three others. The attack took place at the gate of the palace on Saturday, the interior ministry said. Royal guards killed the gunman, identified by the ministry as a 28-year-old Saudi national...... more

US citizen detained without trial in Cameroon for more than 3 months

US citizen detained without trial in Cameroon for more than 3 months Fabian Fomuki, a Canton resident, had just returned to his hotel in his native Cameroon in June when a group of masked men armed with guns abducted him, threw a bag over his head, and loaded him into a car, according to his family. More than three months later, Fomuki, an...... more

Another U.S. soldier confirmed killed in Niger ambush

Another U.S. soldier confirmed killed in Niger ambush  The U.S. military said on Friday that a fourth soldier was killed during an attack on Wednesday in Niger, raising the death toll from an incident that has thrown a spotlight on the U.S. counterterrorism mission in the West African nation. The United States had previously announced that three U.S. Army...... more

Australian police devices new way to identify terrorists

Australian police devices new way to identify terrorists Australian police will create a national photo database using existing identification records held by state authorities to identify terror suspects, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Thursday, fanning privacy concerns among rights groups. Turnbull said the database was intended to accelerate the process of identifying potential terror suspects, replacing a time-consuming...... more

Facebook unfolds plan to hire another 1,000 people

Facebook unfolds plan to hire another 1,000 people Facebook Inc plans to hire 1,000 more people to review ads and ensure they meet its terms, as part of an effort to deter Russia and other countries from using the social media network to interfere in others' elections, it said on Monday. Facebook said last month that it believed people...... more

People skipping breakfast risk heart attack: Researchers

People skipping breakfast risk heart attack: Researchers People who skip breakfast or eat poorly to start the day are twice as likely to develop hardened arteries, which can lead to deadly heart disease, researchers said Monday. The study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology uncovered signs of damage to the arteries long before symptoms or...... more

 

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