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North Korea claims successful test of ICBM

North Korea on Tuesday claimed it had successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the news agency Yonhap reported, despite international condemnation and calls for dialogue. In a special broadcast on state-run television, Pyongyang said the Hwasong-14 missile had ...

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Osinbajo full implementation of AU Standby Force, Peace Fund

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has called for the full implementation of the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA), especially the African Standby Force (ASF) and the Peace Fund. Osinbajo, made the call in his capacity as the Chairperson of the ...

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Multiple car bombs hit Syria, 7 killed

Three car bombs exploded in Damascus on Sunday, the biggest of such attack in the Syrian capital since a series of suicide attacks in March. A police officer said seven people were killed in one of the blasts,the Syrian Arab ...

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Johannesburg airport heist causes panic

One armed robber has been killed in a shootout and another arrested following an attack on O.R. Tambo International Airport in South Africa. Reports say the incident occurred Saturday at a highway ramp after robbers allegedly fled from the airport’s ...

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Police: Nobody can stop Anambra guber election — not even IPOB

NIGERIA POLICE FORCE

Garba Umar, the Anambra police commissioner, says the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) cannot stop the November 18 governorship election in the state. Nnamdi Kanu, leader of IPOB, had recently said the election will not hold if the federal government ...

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Demand to close down al-Jazeera ‘unacceptable’ – UN

The UN says the demand by Saudi Arabia and three other Arab nations for Qatar to close down its al-Jazeera TV channel is an “unacceptable attack” on the right to freedoms of expression and opinion. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab ...

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We are not offering more financial support for Nigeria – EU

Michel Arrion, the European Union (EU) ambassador to Nigeria and ECOWAS, says EU cannot promise further financial assistance to Nigeria. Arrion made this known at a lecture which the IBB Golf Club organised in Abuja. The lecture had as its ...

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EU fines Google a record $2.7b

Google, a unit of Alphabet, the world’s leading technology company, has been slammed a record $2.7 billion fine by Europe’s anti-trust agency. The fine signalled a tough stance by the agency in the first of three investigations into the company’s ...

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Russia, Ukraine under severe cyber-attack

A massive cyber-attack has affected Russian and Ukrainian companies and government agencies. The virus known as Petya has affected Rosneft, Bashneft, Mars, Nivea and Mondelez, the International producer of Alpen Gold chocolate – all Russian companies. Affected Ukrainian establishments are ...

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Use of Chemical Weapon: Trump warns Assad of consequences

U.S. President Donald Trump has sent a strong warning to Syrian President Bashar Assad over another plan to use chemical weapons on civilians including children. A statement issued Monday night by Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the Trump administration discovered ...

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