Category: World

Media Tycoon Jimmy Lai Among Five Hong Kong Democracy Activists Jailed
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Media Tycoon Jimmy Lai Among Five Hong Kong Democracy Activists Jailed

Kunle Adeleye- April 16, 2021

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai was jailed for 12 months on Friday along with four other veteran democracy activists for helping to lead one ... Read More

Chicago Releases Video Of Police Shooting 13-Year-Old Dead
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Chicago Releases Video Of Police Shooting 13-Year-Old Dead

Kunle Adeleye- April 16, 2021

Authorities in Chicago released police body camera footage Thursday showing an officer shooting dead a 13-year-old Latino boy as the mayor of America’s third-largest city ... Read More

Eight Killed In Shooting In US City Of Indianapolis – Police
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Eight Killed In Shooting In US City Of Indianapolis – Police

Kunle Adeleye- April 16, 2021

At least eight people were killed in a shooting in the US city of Indianapolis by a gunman who is believed to have then killed ... Read More

Covax Seeks $2b Donations To Cover COVID-19 Vaccines
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Covax Seeks $2b Donations To Cover COVID-19 Vaccines

Kunle Adeleye- April 16, 2021

The Covax scheme launched a push for an extra $2 billion in donations on Thursday, saying it needed the money in advance to reserve Covid-19 ... Read More

Mali Post-Coup Govt Sets Elections For February 2022
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Mali Post-Coup Govt Sets Elections For February 2022

Kunle Adeleye- April 15, 2021

Presidential and legislative elections in Mali will take place next February, the country’s post-coup government announced Thursday, saying it was honouring the timetable it promised ... Read More

Kerry To Visit Shanghai For Climate Talks In First China Trip By Biden Official
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Kerry To Visit Shanghai For Climate Talks In First China Trip By Biden Official

Kunle Adeleye- April 15, 2021

US climate envoy John Kerry was set to arrive in China on Wednesday for what Beijing said would be a four-day trip, as the two ... Read More

Russia Sentences Navalny Ally Over Threat To Alleged Agent
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Russia Sentences Navalny Ally Over Threat To Alleged Agent

Kunle Adeleye- April 15, 2021

A Russian court on Thursday sentenced an ally of jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny to one year of community service for trying to enter the ... Read More

France Advises Citizens To Leave Pakistan
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France Advises Citizens To Leave Pakistan

Kunle Adeleye- April 15, 2021

 The French embassy in Pakistan on Thursday advised all French nationals and companies to temporarily leave the country, after violent anti-France protests paralysed large parts ... Read More

India’s Daily COVID-19 Caseload Doubles In 10 Days To 200,000
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India’s Daily COVID-19 Caseload Doubles In 10 Days To 200,000

Kunle Adeleye- April 15, 2021

India’s daily coronavirus caseload has doubled in ten days, with more than 200,000 new infections logged Thursday as authorities grapple with shortages of vaccines, treatments ... Read More

Zuma Defies South African Court’s ‘Sham’ Sentence Directive
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Zuma Defies South African Court’s ‘Sham’ Sentence Directive

Kunle Adeleye- April 15, 2021

South African ex-president Jacob Zuma on Wednesday declined a court directive to suggest how he should be punished if found guilty of defying an order ... Read More

Bernard Madoff, Architect Of Largest Ponzi Scheme In History, Dead In US Prison
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Bernard Madoff, Architect Of Largest Ponzi Scheme In History, Dead In US Prison

Kunle Adeleye- April 15, 2021

Bernie Madoff, mastermind of the largest financial scam in history that unraveled during the 2008 economic crisis, died in jail on Wednesday, US prison officials ... Read More

Defense Medical Expert Says Floyd Cause Of Death ‘Undetermined’
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Defense Medical Expert Says Floyd Cause Of Death ‘Undetermined’

Kunle Adeleye- April 15, 2021

George Floyd died from cardiac arrest brought on by heart disease, illegal drug use and other factors, a retired forensic pathologist testified on Wednesday at ... Read More

Judge Denies Motion To Acquit Officer In Floyd’s Death
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Judge Denies Motion To Acquit Officer In Floyd’s Death

Kunle Adeleye- April 14, 2021

The Minnesota judge presiding over the trial of Derek Chauvin denied a defense motion on Wednesday to acquit the former police officer facing murder and ... Read More

Haiti President Announces Resignation Of Government As New PM Is Appointed
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Haiti President Announces Resignation Of Government As New PM Is Appointed

Kunle Adeleye- April 14, 2021

Haiti’s government has resigned and a new prime minister has been appointed, President Jovenel Moise announced on Wednesday, saying the change was aimed at tackling ... Read More

UAE To Send Rover To Moon In 2022
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UAE To Send Rover To Moon In 2022

Kunle Adeleye- April 14, 2021

Lunar exploration firm iSpace said Wednesday it will transport a United Arab Emirates unmanned rover to the Moon next year, as the Gulf state seeks ... Read More

Somalia President Signs Controversial Law Extending Mandate For Two years
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Somalia President Signs Controversial Law Extending Mandate For Two years

Kunle Adeleye- April 14, 2021

Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has signed a controversial law extending his mandate for another two years, despite threats of sanctions from the international community. ... Read More

Google Unveils $2bn Data Hub in Poland
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Google Unveils $2bn Data Hub in Poland

Kunle Adeleye- April 14, 2021

US tech giant Google on Wednesday launched a new cloud data hub in Warsaw — its first in Central and Eastern Europe — with an ... Read More

Toshiba CEO Resigns As Buyout Offer Stirs Turmoil
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Toshiba CEO Resigns As Buyout Offer Stirs Turmoil

Kunle Adeleye- April 14, 2021

Toshiba’s CEO resigned on Wednesday as a buyout offer from a private equity fund stirs turmoil inside the storied Japanese company, with reports suggesting two other funds are considering bids. READ ALSO; UK ... Read More

Over 1,000 Test Positive For COVID-19 At India Religious Festival
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Over 1,000 Test Positive For COVID-19 At India Religious Festival

Kunle Adeleye- April 14, 2021

Hundreds of people have tested positive for coronavirus in India at the site of the world’s biggest religious festival, officials said Wednesday, as huge crowds ... Read More

Biden To Withdraw All US Troops From Afghanistan By September 11
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Biden To Withdraw All US Troops From Afghanistan By September 11

Kunle Adeleye- April 14, 2021

President Joe Biden will withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan before this year’s 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, finally ending America’s longest war ... Read More