Thursday, May 19, 2022

Hundreds missing as China ship sinks

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Five people have died and hundreds are missing after a cruise ship carrying 458 people capsized on the Yangtze River in China's Hubei province. The...

Lion kills tourist in South Africa

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A tourist believed to be from the US has been killed in a lion attack at a game park in South Africa, a park...

6 top Nigerian bankers arrested by EFCC

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Nigeria's anti-corruption agency has arrested six senior central bank officials over an alleged $30m (£20m) currency fraud. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) also...

US surveillance powers expire as Senate deal fails

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The legal authority for US spy agencies to bulk collect Americans' phone data has expired, after the Senate failed to reach a deal. Republican presidential...

Inferno kills 69 in Nigeria

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Sixty Nine persons were burnt to death yesterday in Onitsha when a trailer carrying petrol lost control and exploded into the Asaba Motor Park at...

FIFA mess: South Africa ‘admits $10m football payout’

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South Africa did pay $10m (£6.5m) to a football body led by Jack Warner, a figure at the centre of Fifa corruption allegations, local...

Porn, adware found on former FBI web domains

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Websites overseen by the FBI have been briefly used to offer visitors porn or links seeded with adware. Some of the sites involved were seized...

Silk Road drug website founder Ross Ulbricht jailed

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The founder of online illegal drug marketplace the Silk Road has been sentenced to life in prison in the US. Federal prosecutors said Ross Ulbricht's...

U.S Vice President’s son Beau dies of brain cancer

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Former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, the son of US Vice-President Joe Biden, has died of brain cancer. The 46-year-old was taken to hospital earlier...

Kofi Annan charges Buhari to strengthen public institutions – SEE STATEMENT

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For the first time in Nigeria’s history, an elected president is today handing power to another elected president following an election that was, by...