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Kuwait to bury victims of IS mosque bombing


Kuwait is to hold a mass funeral on Saturday for 26 people killed in a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group. The interior ministry said in a statement early Saturday that 26 people and the bomber were killed and 227 others wounded in ...

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Philippine Church stands firm against gay marriage


The leadership of the Philippines’ dominant Roman Catholic church stressed its opposition to legalising gay marriage on Sunday despite last week’s landmark decision by the US Supreme Court. The Philippine government meanwhile affirmed that under its law, marriage is still between a man and a woman and only an act ...

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Sierra Leone announces new curfew to halt Ebola


An Ebola health worker wearing protective equipment gives to drink to an Ebola young patient at Kenama treatment center run by the Red cross Society on November 15, 2014  An Ebola health worker wearing protective equipment gives to drink to an Ebola young patient at Kenama treatment center run by ...

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Bus Carrying British Children Crashes in Belgium; 1 Dead


A bus carrying British schoolchildren went off a highway and overturned near the Belgian coast on Sunday, killing one adult chaperone and injuring the driver and some of the children, officials said. Belgian highway authorities said the vehicle apparently went out of control, struck a bridge pillar on the E40 ...

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Boko Haram: 277 soldiers languish in Jos detention facility


More than 277 soldiers arrested for various offences in the ongoing war against insurgency by Boko Haram in the North-East are currently languishing at the Maxwell Khobe cantonment, Rukuba Barracks detention facility of the 3rd Armoured Division of the Nigerian Army in Jos, Plateau State. SUNDAY PUNCH gathered that the ...

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Traders protest Boko Haram prisoners’ transfer to Anambra

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Commercial activities were paralysed on Saturday in Anambra State following protests by traders across the state. The traders, who closed their shops as early as 9am in major cities of Onitsha, Awka, Nnewi, Ekwulobia and Agulu, took to the streets protesting what they termed plan by the Federal Government to ...

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Tanker explosions kill six, injure 16 in Edo, Kebbi


No fewer than six people, including a middle-aged driver, died on Saturday in Edo and Kebbi states when two tankers laden with petrol crashed and exploded. The crashes also left no fewer than 16 people seriously wounded and about 12 houses razed by the inferno. The Edo crash, which killed ...

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More than 200 injured in explosion at Taiwan water park


More than 200 people were injured, over 80 of them seriously, in an explosion at a water park outside Taiwan’s capital Taipei Saturday after coloured powder being sprayed onto a crowd ignited, officials said. Footage on the Apple Daily newspaper website showed crowds dancing as music played and clouds of ...

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Two Mali soldiers killed in jihadist attack


Two Malian soldiers died Saturday in a jihadist attack on the southwestern town of Nara, on the Mauritania border, with four Islamist fighters also killed, security sources and witnesses said. The military victims were both members of the army’s national guard, including an Arab who was killed outside a bank, ...

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French Terror Suspect Took Selfie With Beheaded Victim


The top suspect in the beheading of a businessman that French authorities are calling a terrorist attack took a “selfie” photo with the slain victim and sent the image via WhatsApp to a Canadian mobile phone number, officials said Saturday. French investigators were working to determine the recipient’s identity, but ...

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Buhari traces looted funds to UK, Switzerland, others


The Federal Government has started tracing looted Nigerian funds to foreign nations with the aim of recovering and repatriating them. The Federal Government specifically targets the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland and other European jurisdictions where it believes corrupt officials have been stashing public funds. This move came ...

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FG To Shut Down All Open Drugs Market

A man buys smuggled and/or counterfeit medicine 14 June 2007 on the Adjame market in Abidjan. Ivorian pharmacists are worried about the multiplication of fraudulent street medecine that are, according to them, threatening their trade and the health of patients. Fraudulent street medecine sales have risen by 15 to 25 percent in the last two years in Ivory Coast and represent a 53 million euro a year loss for the legal pharmaceutical sector, according to the chairman of the national order council, overseeing the trade, Parfait Kouassi.
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The federal government will on July 1 commence the implementation of the National Drug Distribution Guidelines (NDDGs), in a move to ensure the organised drug distribution system in the country is strengthened. Regulatory agencies like the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) and NAFDAC will therefore resume the exercise of their ...

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E.U. Agrees To Relocate 40,000 Migrants


The European Commission has unveiled a voluntary plan for its member states to deal with an influx of tens of thousands of migrants travelling to Europe via the Mediterranean. Aljazeera reports: The plan, announced after lengthy talks in Brussels early on Friday morning, aims to speed up the relocation of ...

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SHOCKING: 2 Receive Death Sentence For Blaspheming Muhammed In Kano


Two persons were sentenced to death by an Upper Sharia Court in Rijiyar Lemo, Kano for alleged blasphemy against the Prophet Muhammad. Premium Times reports that Abdul-Inyas and Hajiya Mairo were arrested alongside several others for making blasphemous statement against the Prophet of Islam in early June. The offence triggered ...

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5 major steps President has taken since assuming office


Buhari has been especially criticized for his delay in appointing ministers, an action which many believe has prevented his administration from actually taking off. President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in on May 29, 2015, and has since then been accused of being too slow in taking important decisions concerning his ...

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DSS officials barred from ‘close protection’ of Buhari


Authorities of the Presidential Villa, Abuja have formally removed officials of the Department of State Services from spots where they can perform “close protection roles” for President Muhammadu Buhari. The decision to restrict the officials’ access to the President was the peak of the inter-agency rivalry that has been rocking ...

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Lagos issues 21-day ultimatum to motorcycle riders


The Lagos State Government has given okada (motorcycle) riders in the state 21-day ultimatum to leave restricted routes. The government met with okada unions on Thursday at the state secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, where the ultimatum was given. The Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Tunji Bello, who chaired the ...

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