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Venezuela protest
Caracas (AFP) - A young demonstrator has died from a gunshot wound to the chest, raising to 48 the number of people killed in seven weeks of protests against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, officials said Sunday. The president personally denounced a brutal attack on another man he said had been...
Taiwanese gay rights campaigner Chi Chia-we
Taipei (AFP) - A court ruling in Taiwan this week could make the island the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage, in a decision that would give activists around the region new hope in their quest for equality. A panel of grand justices will announce its verdict on...
flood
United Nations (United States) (AFP) - More than 31 million people were displaced in their own countries by conflict, violence and disasters in 2016, with China and the Democratic Republic of Congo among the worst affected, a new report by a monitoring center said Monday. The Democratic Republic of Congo...
Everest
Kathmandu (AFP) - Three climbers died on Everest over the weekend and another is missing, officials confirmed Monday, in one of the deadliest episodes on the peak since an avalanche swept through base camp killing 18 two years ago. More than a dozen climbers have also been rescued from the...
This is titled ‘Joy & Pain” and it features Bassey who was also her label mate at the BBNaija ‘see Gobbe’ reality show earlier in the year. Debie Rise has previously released singles like ‘Gagabu’ & ‘No Cunny Cunny’, she was also Nigerian Idol’s first runner up in 2013. ‘Joy &...
Buhari
Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has condemned alleged moves by some military personnel to remove the government of the day through a coup d’état. Okowa told newsmen on Sunday that any politician wooing the military to take over, is an enemy of the country. The governor spoke at the sideline of...
Clint Eastwood
Cannes (France) (AFP) - Hollywood screen legend Clint Eastwood said Sunday that he isn't ruling out a return to acting -- at the age of 86. The actor-turned-director told an audience at the Cannes film festival that he occasionally missed performing, adding: "I did a lot of it for a...
US President Donald Trump speaks during the Arabic Islamic American Summit
Riyadh (AFP) - US President Donald Trump made a 30-minute speech on Sunday in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh on his first foreign visit since taking office. Trump's speech, preceded by a traditional Koranic reading, held Iran responsible for global extremism, urged the international community to isolate Iran and called...
Boko Haram's shadowy leader Abubakar Shekau
Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Suspected Boko Haram jihadists killed six people fighting alongside the military in two separate incidents in northeast Nigeria, vigilantes told AFP Sunday. Four of the slain vigilantes were hunting in the bush near a camp for internally displaced people on the outskirts of the city of...
Kabul (AFP) - A German aid worker and an Afghan guard were killed and a Finnish woman kidnapped as gunmen stormed an international guest house in Kabul, officials said Sunday, underscoring rising insecurity in the war-torn country. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack late Saturday on...
Brazil's President Michel Temer
Brasília (AFP) - Brazil's President Michel Temer appeared to win a reprieve Sunday when a key coalition partner cancelled a meeting on whether to withdraw support for him over an explosive corruption scandal. Temer has been fighting for his political life since being placed under investigation for allegedly obstructing a...
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un
Seoul (AFP) - North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Sunday, the latest in a series of launches which have sparked international condemnation and threats of tougher UN sanctions. The US, South Korea and Japan sharply denounced the launch and jointly requested an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security...
US President Donald Trump attends the Arabic Islamic American Summit
Riyadh (AFP) - US President Donald Trump on Sunday urged Muslim leaders to take a stand against violence committed in the name of religion, describing the struggle against extremism as a "battle between good and evil". In a highly anticipated speech to dozens of leaders of Muslim countries in Saudi...
family members crying while being reunited with the released Chibok girls
Abuja (AFP) - There were emotional scenes Saturday as 82 kidnapped Chibok girls released by Boko Haram Islamists earlier this month were reunited with their parents. At the reunion held in Nigeria's capital of Abuja, fathers gripped their daughters in tight hugs, while mothers shrieked with joy, wiping away tears...
US President Donald Trump (C-L)
Riyadh (AFP) - Washington announced a huge arms deal with Saudi Arabia and took aim at Iran on Saturday as President Donald Trump began a foreign tour looking to leave domestic troubles behind. The $110 billion deal for Saudi purchases of US defence equipment and services came at the start...
woman dressed in a wedding gown and holding a South African flag
Pretoria (AFP) - Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Pretoria on Saturday, angered by a rise in violence against women and children in South Africa, including killings and sex attacks. Answering the call by a group calling itself "#Not In My Name" the protesters, most of them men,...
Comey
Washington (AFP) - James Comey, the former FBI chief fired by President Donald Trump, has agreed to publicly testify about Russian interference in the US elections, as fresh allegations increased pressure on the American leader. In an Oval Office meeting with senior Russian officials last week, Trump called Comey a...
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump step off Air Force One
Riyadh (AFP) - US President Donald Trump landed in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh on Saturday for the start his first foreign tour since taking office. A red carpet was rolled out and staircase rolled up to Air Force One minutes after it landed shortly before 9:50 am (0650 GMT) local...
Supporters of moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
Tehran (AFP) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appeared to have secured a convincing election victory with voters backing his efforts to rebuild foreign ties, as initial results were announced on Saturday.  With almost all votes counted, Rouhani looked to have an insurmountable lead with 22.8 million votes compared to 15.5...
US President Donald Trump (R) gives a thumbs up
Riyadh (AFP) - US President Donald Trump will seek to rebuild relations with the Muslim world on his first foreign trip starting Saturday in Saudi Arabia as political scandals mount at home. Trump can expect a warm reception when he arrives in the oil-rich kingdom for talks with King Salman,...
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