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Global climate protests begin in Australia

Thousands of students took to the streets of Australia and other Asia-Pacific countries on Friday to kick off a global strike demanding world leaders gathering for a UN Climate Action Summit adopt urgent measures to stop an environmental catastrophe. “We didn’t light it, but we’re trying to fight it,” read one...... more

Unknown gunmen shoot footballer dead

Unknown gunmen shoot footballer dead Former Burton Albion defender Kelvin Maynard has been shot and killed in Amsterdam, Dutch police have confirmed. The 32-year-old was shot in his car and police are appealing for witnesses as they search for two suspects who they say escaped on a black scooter. Officers from a nearby fire station tried...... more

UK ‘has 12 days to set out Brexit plans’

Boris Johnson has 12 days to set out his Brexit plans to the EU, according to Finland’s prime minister. Antti Rinne said he and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed the UK needed to produce the proposals in writing by the end of September, adding if not, “then it’s over”. Finland currently...... more

Iranian aggression: Saudi Arabia capable of defending homeland — Defence Ministry

Iranian aggression: Saudi Arabia capable of defending homeland — Defence Ministry Colonel Turki Al-Malki, Official Spokesman of the Ministry of Defence, has affirmed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s ability to defend its infrastructure and to take all measures to defend the capabilities of the homeland, adding that the Kingdom deals with partners and allies in stabilising the security of the region. During...... more

Venezuela parliament ratifies opposition leader Guaido as interim president

Venezuela parliament ratifies opposition leader Guaido as interim president Venezuela’s opposition-dominated National Assembly on Tuesday ratified Juan Guaido as the country’s interim president until new elections can be held. The endorsement came a day after the government of President Nicolas Maduro said its lawmakers would return to the legislature, which they abandoned three years ago. The vote represented “unrestricted political...... more

Saudi Arabia shows proof Iran backed drone attack

Saudi Arabia shows proof Iran backed drone attack Saudi Arabia said it would show evidence on Wednesday linking regional rival Tehran to an unprecedented attack on its oil industry that Washington believes originated from Iran in a dangerous escalation of Middle East frictions. Tehran has denied involvement in the Sept. 14 attacks on oil plants, including the world’s biggest...... more

29 bodies found in plastic bags

29 bodies found in plastic bags Guadalajara (Mexico) (AFP) - Mexican forensics experts have found at least 29 bodies stuffed in 119 plastic bags that were dumped in the bottom of a well outside the western city of Guadalajara, officials said Tuesday. Experts have been working to establish how many victims are in the mass grave since...... more

Fall of a star: How Yale graduate, Wall Street banker and entrepreneur fell from grace to become homeless in America

Fall of a star: How Yale graduate, Wall Street banker and entrepreneur fell from grace to become homeless in America Shawn Pleasants has the kind of resume that would attract the attention of any job recruiter: high school valedictorian, economics major from Yale University, Wall Street banking jobs, small business entrepreneur. But a few wrong turns in life 10 years ago left him homeless, and today he's living underneath a tarp in...... more

New Facebook panel can overrule Zuckerberg

New Facebook panel can overrule Zuckerberg Facebook said on Tuesday it has finalised its charter for its “independent oversight board,” giving the panel the authority to overrule chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on questions of appropriate content. The new entity, based on Zuckerberg’s call for a “supreme court” that would make difficult calls on what is suitable content...... more

5-year-old boy shoots, kills brother

5-year-old boy shoots, kills brother Five children were killed or wounded by gunfire in the US state of Texas over the weekend, including a four-year-old boy who was shot dead by his five-year-old brother, according to police and US media reports. The bloodshed showed once again the dangers of firearms in the United States, where 30...... more

Iran’s Supreme Leader rejects talk with U.S.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei on Tuesday, said that Iranian officials had unanimously ruled out talks with the U.S.A at any level. Khamenei was quoted by his official website as saying that“Through negotiations, the Americans are seeking to impose their demands on Iran and prove the effectiveness of maximum pressure campaign.’’...... more

Islamic State Leader issues fresh battle cry

Islamic State Leader issues fresh battle cry Supporters of Islamic State are rejoicing at what appears to be a new message from the terror group’s reclusive leader, in which he promises the war against the United States and its allies is far from over. The voice, purportedly that of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, tells supporters during the more than...... more

North Korean Jong Un writes to Trump, invites him to Pyongyang

North Korean Jong Un writes to Trump, invites him to Pyongyang North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited U.S. President Donald Trump to visit Pyongyang in a letter sent in August amid stalled denuclearisation talks, a South Korean newspaper reported, on Monday, citing diplomatic sources. Kim, in the letter sent in the third week of August, spoke of his “willingness” for a...... more

Body of man missing found after 22 years with Google maps

Body of man missing found after 22 years with Google maps The body of a man who was reported missing in 1997 in Florida, US, has been found after images of a submerged car were visible on Google Maps. William Moldt was reported missing after he went to a club and never returned home. The case went cold after a missing persons...... more

800,000 migrants, asylum-seekers arrested at US border in eight months

800,000 migrants, asylum-seekers arrested at US border in eight months The U.S. Border Patrol reports it has intercepted more than 800,000 migrants and asylum-seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border so far in the 2019 fiscal year. In recent months, the Trump administration has returned tens of thousands of mostly Central American migrants to Mexico to await U.S. immigration hearings under the Migrant...... more

South African minister embroiled in scandal involving former lover •All the messy details

South African minister embroiled in scandal involving former lover •All the messy details Deputy finance minister David Masondo has been accused of using his influence to have an alleged former lover of his arrested, investigative news outfit amaBhungane has reported. This follows a sting operation by the Hawks in August in which it arrested a woman after a complaint by the deputy minister that...... more

Death in Search of Life: Millions of patients die every year due to bad health care practices — WHO

Death in Search of Life: Millions of patients die every year due to bad health care practices — WHO The World Health Organization is calling for urgent action to end bad health care practices responsible for killing millions of patients around the world every year.  WHO issued a report in advance of the first World Patient Safety Day on September 17. People who fall ill go to their doctor or sign...... more

Rep. Omar defends controversial 9/11 remarks

Rep. Omar defends controversial 9/11 remarks United States’ (U.S) Rep. Ilhan Omar responded to criticism from a 9/11 victim’s son, who, during a memorial reading of victims’ names at Ground Zero last week, called out the freshman congresswoman for past remarks she made about the terrorist attacks. “9/11 was an attack on all Americans,” said Omar, D-Minn., on CBS’s...... more

U.S. readies emergency oil reserves in wake of Saudi attacks

U.S. readies emergency oil reserves in wake of Saudi attacks The Trump administration said on Saturday it stood ready to tap U.S. emergency oil reserves if needed after attacks in Saudi Arabia shut more than half the crude output in the world’s largest oil exporter. Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis claimed responsibility for the attack that knocked out about 5 million barrels or...... more

We didn’t attack Saudi Arabia, U.S’ claim false – Iran

We didn’t attack Saudi Arabia, U.S’ claim false – Iran Iran on Sunday denied accusations by U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, that it was responsible for a drone attack on major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia. Pompeo’s insinuations were absurd and inexplicable, and, therefore, of no effect, Foreign Ministry spokesman, Abbas Mousavi, told the ISNA news agency. The attack on...... more

At least 44 bodies found in well

At least 44 bodies found in well Forensic scientists in Mexico have managed to identify 44 bodies buried in a well in the state of Jalisco. Discovered just outside the city of Guadalajara, the human remains were hidden in 119 black bags. The remains were discovered earlier in September when local residents began complaining about the smell. Jalisco...... more

US blames Saudi oil strikes on Iran

US blames Saudi oil strikes on Iran US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blamed Iran for Saturday's drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities. He dismissed a claim by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels that they had attacked the two facilities, run by state-owned company Aramco. Iran said the accusations were “blind, incomprehensible and meaningless”. Saudi Arabia’s energy minister...... more

Drones set 2 oil facilities ablaze

Drones set 2 oil facilities ablaze Saudi Interior Ministry announced on Saturday that drone attacks caused fires at two oil facilities of Saudi petroleum company Aramco. The ministry said in a statement on the Saudi Press Agency that attacks were reported on Saturday morning in Abqaiq in Eastern Province and Hijrat Khurais oilfield. The Aramco’s industrial security...... more

14-year-old school girl banned from class, ‘too big’ for uniform

14-year-old school girl banned from class, ‘too big’ for uniform A schoolgirl who is ‘too big’ for her school uniform according to her school management has been forced to sit in isolation or stay at home because her skirt doesn’t match uniform requirements. MailOnline relates Kada Jones, 14, school resumption story. She returned to school after the summer holidays to begin...... more

Boris Johnson trapped in Brexit prison

Boris Johnson trapped in Brexit prison Boris Johnson never imagined it would be this hard. Before he secured the job he'd craved for his whole life, the man once seen as the Midas of British politics thought he would burst into Downing Street on a wave of sunny optimism, flip over the table and watch as all the cards landed...... more

Paris, Berlin agree to fight Facebook’s cryptocurrency

Paris, Berlin agree to fight Facebook’s cryptocurrency France and Germany in a joint statement on Friday opposed the launch of Facebook’s upcoming digital currency Libra. "France and Germany consider that the Libra project, as set out in Facebook’s blueprint, fails to convince that those risks will be properly addressed," said the statement. "We believe that no private entity...... more

African leaders gather to remember Mugabe

African leaders gather to remember Mugabe over the legacy of his 37-year rule marked by brutal repression and economic crisis. He died almost two years after former army loyalists forced him out in 2017, following a power struggle over what was widely perceived as his bid to have his wife Grace succeed him. His body was returned...... more

At least 10 dead in hospital fire outbreak

At least 10 dead in hospital fire outbreak At least 10 people died in a fire inside a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday evening with rescuers desperately trying to evacuate scores of patients from the building, the fire service said. The fire broke out at dusk at the Badim hospital in the north of the city,...... more

Italian region offers interested migrants €25,000 (N10.042 million) to settle there, open business

Italian region offers interested migrants €25,000 (N10.042 million) to settle there, open  business An underpopulated region in southern Italy is offering newcomers €700 per month for three years to live in one of its villages. At the current exchange rate of 401.68 naira to a euro, this amounts to N10,042,000 for the three years and N281,176 for a month. There are a few catches,...... more

Cameroon separatist leader rejects President Biya’s dialogue offer

Cameroon separatist leader rejects President Biya’s dialogue offer The separatist leader of Cameroon's English-speaking community on Thursday dismissed President Paul Biya's call for national dialogue to end the country's anglophone crisis as a "non-starter". Biya on Tuesday announced that he intends to open a major "national dialogue" later this month in a bid to solve the conflict between security...... more

 

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