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Trump Tower on fire after electrical box overheats on the roof of the building, firefighters trying to put out the blaze in midtown Manhattan

Trump Tower on fire after electrical box overheats on the roof of the building, firefighters trying to put out the blaze in midtown Manhattan

Donald Trump’s Trump Tower was on fire. The tower located in midtown Manhattan caught fire on Monday morning at about 7 am after an electrical box in the HVAC system on the roof of the building overheated. Emergency responders rushed to the scene immediately to help fight the flames as large clouds of smoke covered the midtown skyline. Firefighters could ...

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Six dead after Sydney seaplane crash

Six dead after Sydney seaplane crash

Six people were killed when a seaplane crashed into a river in Australia on Sunday, police said, with divers recovering three bodies so far. The plane went down in the Hawkesbury River near the suburb of Cowan 50 kilometres (31 miles) north of Sydney, said police in New South Wales state. Acting Superintendent Michael Gorman told reporters the single-engine aircraft ...

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US reduces aid to UN by $285 million after their NO vote to Jerusalem

US reduces aid to UN by $285 million after their NO vote to Jerusalem

The Trump administration says it has negotiated a significant cut in the United Nations budget to the United Nation. The U.S. Mission to the United Nations said on Sunday that the U.N.’s 2018-2019 budget would be slashed by over $285 million, which is 25% of what they give to the U.N. The mission said reductions would also be made to ...

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Anti-US protest over Jerusalem turns violent in Lebanon

Anti-US protest over Jerusalem turns violent in Lebanon

Lebanese security forces on Sunday fired tear gas and water cannon at demonstrators attempting to march on the US embassy in Beirut in protest at President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Security forces cut off all roads leading to the embassy in northern Beirut to prevent protesters from reaching the mission. The forces also set up barbed ...

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Photos: 500 victims of human trafficking including 16-year old Nigerian girl forced her into prostitution in Mali, rescued

500 victims of human trafficking including 16-year old Nigerian girl forced her into prostitution in Mali, rescued

Nearly 500 victims of human trafficking, including 236 minors, have been rescued following an INTERPOL operation carried out simultaneously across Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal. One of the victims, a 16-year old Nigerian girl, was promised work in Mali which would allow her to care for her family. She was taken on by a ‘sponsor’ who then forced her ...

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Egypt mosque attack update: Death toll rises to 235

Egypt mosque attack update: Death toll rises to 235

At least 235 people are dead after suspected militants set off a bomb and opened fire at a mosque in northern Sinai province, health ministry spokesperson says. There are fears that the death toll, which rose from 85 to 235, may rise further. World leaders have condemned the attack and sent their condolences to Egypt. US President Donald Trump, British ...

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Zimbabwean army arrests finance minister after $10 Million was found in his house

Zimbabwean army arrests finance minister after $10 Million was found in his house

As the crisis in Zimbabwe continues, the military has arrested the country’s finance minister, Ignatius Chombo and photos of his bullet-riddled house has emerged online. It is understood Chombo was taken captive from his Borrowdale home around 1am last week after the Zimbabwean army’s televised announcement that it was taking control of the country. Speaking on Al Jazeera, Norton MP ...

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Here’s the full text of Robert Mugabe’s Speech to Zimbabweans where he failed to resign

Here's the full text of Robert Mugabe's Speech to Zimbabweans where he failed to resign

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe addressed the nation in a live teecast where it was widely expected that he’ll announce his resignation. He didn’t, rather the 93-year old leader shocked the world and promised to stay on to oversee the National convention slated for next month. See the full speech below… “Fellow Zimbabweans, I address you today on the back ...

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President Donald Trump puts North Korea on the list of state sponsors of terrorism

President Donald Trump puts North Korea on the list of state sponsors of terrorism

President Donald Trump has placed North Korea back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism. Trump announced the move yesterday during a public meeting with his Cabinet at the White House and said the Treasury Department will announce new sanctions against North Korea on Tuesday. In his words, “today the United States is designating the North Korea as a ...

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What is going on in Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has been removed from power |’Robert Mugabe is under house arrest’ South African president, Jacob Zuma, says | Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace ‘flees Zimbabwe for Namibia’ | Photos of what Zimbabwe looks like following military takeover

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has been removed from power

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has been removed from power Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, who has ruled the country for over 37 years, since independence from the UK, has been removed from power and his former vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who he sacked some days back, has been installed as an interim president. The move comes after the Zimbabwe army seized ...

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Italian pathologists begin autopsies on 26 drowned Nigerian migrant girls

Italian pathologists begin autopsies on 26 drowned Nigerian migrant girls

Italian pathologists on Wednesday, began post-mortem examinations of 26 Nigerian migrant girls, who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea. As authorities began the grim task, the bodies of five victims of another Mediterranean tragedy were brought to shore in Pozzallo in Sicily. The young female victims believed to be aged between 14 and 18 years old were discovered on Sunday 5th ...

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Robert Mugabe sacks vice-president for being ‘disloyal’

Robert Mugabe sacks vice-president for being 'disloyal'

Zimbabwe’s Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been removed from his post for being disloyal. Information Minister Simon Khaya Moyo says 75-year old Mnangagwa had displayed “traits of disloyalty” making it more likely that President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace will follow in her husband’s footsteps as leader of Zimbabwe. She had earlier called on her husband to remove his vice-president. “Mr Mnangagwa’s ...

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President Paul Biya of Cameroon marks 35 years in power

President Paul Biya of Cameroon marks 35 years in power

President Paul Biya of Cameroon marks his 35th year in office today, November 7th, 2017 making him one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders. Paul Biya first took office in 1982, when the country had a one party system and even though the country now has a multi-party system, he has managed to cling on to power. In 2011, after a controversial ...

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Burundi becomes first country to withdraw from International Criminal Court

Burundi becomes first country to withdraw from International Criminal Court

East African nation, Burundi is the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. An ICC spokesman confirmed that the pullout takes effect Friday, a year after the East African nation notified the United Nations secretary-general of its intention to leave the court that prosecutes the world’s worst atrocities. Burundi is the only one of three African nations to ...

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U.S. court jails Nigerian over identity fraud

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Kevin Kunle Sodipo Williams, a Nigerian living in St. Louis, Missouri has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison over a stolen identity fraud scheme that sought more than $12 million in tax refunds. A U.S. federal judge on Friday also ordered him to pay roughly $900,000 in restitution to the IRS. Williams was charged with mail ...

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South African President, Jacob Zuma given until November 30 to defend corruption charges him

South African President, Jacob Zuma given until November 30 to defend corruption charges him

South African president, Jacob Zuma who was recently honoured with a huge statue by the Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha has been given till November 30, 2017 to defend the corruption charges against him in his country. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) told Zuma yesterday that it will only consider new representations on why he should not face corruption charges ...

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U.S. Congressman David Cicilline pledges to donate his brain for research

U.S. Congressman David Cicilline pledges to donate his brain for research

US congressman, David Cicilline has pledged to donate his brain to concussion research after listening to the testimony of former NFL players about traumatic brain injury. The Democratic lawmaker from Rhode Island who played Pop Warner football in his youth, agreed to make the donation after he dies in order to help researchers study the effects and impacts of the ...

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Like US, Isreal has also announced plans to withdraw from UNESCO

Like US, Isreal has also announced plans to withdraw from UNESCO

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country will withdraw from UN’s cultural and education body after a United States decision to do the same on accusations of bias against the Jewish state. Netanyahu’s office in a statement said, ‘the prime minister instructed the foreign ministry to prepare Israel’s withdrawal from the organisation alongside the United States’. Netanyahu “welcomes the ...

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Forbes Magazine says Lagos is the 3rd worst city for drivers

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According to Forbes Magazine , this is the list of 10 worst cities in the world for driving and Lagos, Nigeria makes the 3rd position. 1. Kolkata, India: 69% congestion, 11.20 mph average speed 2. Karachi, Pakistan : 59% congestion, 11.20 mph average speed 3. Lagos, Nigeria : 60% congestion, 10.70 mph average speed 4. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia : 65% congestion, ...

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South African union workers protest against President Jacob Zuma

South African union workers protest against President Jacob Zuma

Thousands of workers from South Africa’s largest trade union federation, Cosatu marched against corruption throughout the country. The country’s leadership has been engulfed by allegations of corruption and business interests have undue influence on government officials for dodgy contracts. Dressed in red T-shirts and chanting old liberation songs, some of the protesters in Johannesburg were calling for President Jacob Zuma ...

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