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Nearly 5,000 cholera cases, 74 deaths in Tanzania: WHO


Tanzania is facing a major cholera outbreak, counting nearly 5,000 cases and dozens of deaths, the World Health Organization said Thursday, calling for urgent action to stop the disease from spreading to neighbouring countries. The UN health agency said that from August through Wednesday October 21, 4,922 cases of cholera ...

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Slovenia court allows referendum on gay marriage


Slovenia’s Constitutional Court on Thursday gave the go-ahead for a referendum on whether to implement legislation allowing gay marriage, an issue that has divided the central European nation. The court’s decision comes after parliament in March adopted a bill giving same-sex couples the same marriage rights as heterosexual couples. A ...

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Passenger Collapses On Air Peace Flight From Lagos To Abuja


A passenger has reportedly collapsed on-board, on an Air Peace flight 4P7140 to Abuja from Lagos on Wednesday afternoon. Reports has it that passengers boarded the plane at about 12.30pm, while the departure time on their tickets was 1pm and that the passenger collapsed as the others were alighting from ...

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Police clash with pro-Biafra protesters in P’Harcourt


THOUSANDS of members and supporters of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra shut down Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, demanding to break away from Nigeria on Tuesday. Waving the Biafran flag as they marched through major roads in Port Harcourt, both MASSOB members and ...

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Women protest Kanu’s arrest, demand his release


ASABA-PROTESTERS, Tuesday, stormed the entrance of Delta State Government House, Asaba condemning the arrest and detention of the Director of Radio Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu. Gathered under the aegis of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Delta State chapter, the protesters, mainly women, demanded the immediate release of Kanu, describing his ...

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Iran’s Supreme Leader approves nuclear deal — with conditions

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Iran’s Supreme Leader has conditionally approved the nuclear deal signed between his country and six world powers in July. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s official website carries a letter from the Supreme Leader to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani endorsing the deal, subject to certain conditions. The nuclear deal will be rendered void ...

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Russia’s Intervention Curbs Terrorism Expansion In Syria – Assad


Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Russian airstrikes in Syria have curbed the activities of terrorist groups in the war-torn country, a media report said on Wednesday. Assad’s remarks were made during his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, marking Assad’s first overseas visit since the start of the ...

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Indonesia To Use Chemical Castration To Punish Child Sex Offenders


Child rights activists in Indonesia on Wednesday welcomed the government’s plan to use chemical castration as additional punishment for child sex offenders. President Joko Widodo had voiced approval for a law that provides for chemical castration for convicted pedophiles, the Cabinet Secretariat said. Arist Sirait, the chairman, National Commission on ...

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Pope Has No Brain Tumour – Vatican


The Vatican on Wednesday strongly rebuffed a report that claimed Pope Francis has a benign brain tumour. Vatican Spokesman Federico Lombardi in a statement said that “the circulation of entirely unfounded news regarding the health of the Holy Father is gravely irresponsible and unworthy of attention’’. Lombardi said that that ...

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Typhoon Death Toll Hits 35 In Philippines


Death toll in the typhoon that battered the northern Philippines has risen to 35, with nearly half a million people displaced, disaster relief officials said. Most of the fatalities either drowned in floods that reached up to the roofs in some areas, buried in landslides, or hit by toppled trees ...

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3-Storey Building Collapses In Lagos, 4 Rescued


A three-storey residential building located at Swamp Street, Odunfa, Lagos Island, collapsed on Wednesday morning with some residents trapped. An eyewitness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that four of the trapped victims had been rescued alive. Mr Sola Adeigbe, the General Manager, Lagos State Building Control Agency (LABSCA), ...

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SEE What EFCC Did To Abba Moro, Jonathan’s Ex-Minister


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday interrogated the immediate past minister…of Interior, Abba Moro, over the March 2014 recruitment exercise that took place in the Nigerian Immigration Service. The recruitment however led to the death of about 20 applicants in various recruitment centres across the country. The applicants ...

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