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South Sudan:All You Need to Know About the New Power-Sharing Accord

[IRIN] Kampala -After months of negotiations aimed at ending a civil war that has killed tens of thousands of people and forced some 4.5 million from their homes since December 2013, South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed new p
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South Sudan:All You Need to Know About the New Power-Sharing Accord

[IRIN] Kampala -After months of negotiations aimed at ending a civil war that has killed tens of thousands of people and forced some 4.5 million from their homes since December 2013, South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed new power-sharing and ceasefire agreements on 5 August.

Africa:'Absolute Confidence' Youth Will Bring Change – Senior U.S. Africa Official Tibor Nagy

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -In one of his first public engagements as the Trump administration's top State Department person on Africa policy, Tibor Nagy addressed the African Diaspora Youth Leaders Summit. The gathering joined Mandela Washington Fellows --
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Africa:'Absolute Confidence' Youth Will Bring Change – Senior U.S. Africa Official Tibor Nagy

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -In one of his first public engagements as the Trump administration's top State Department person on Africa policy, Tibor Nagy addressed the African Diaspora Youth Leaders Summit. The gathering joined Mandela Washington Fellows -- a centerpiece of the Young African Leaders Initiative (Yali) -- with counterparts from the Diaspora.

Ogun civil defence deploys 2,205 operatives for Eid-el-Kabir 

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta  The Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps,  says it has concluded arrangements to deploy 2,205 personnel for the Eid-el Kabir celebration. This was contained in a statement released in Abeokuta on Tues
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Ogun civil defence deploys 2,205 operatives for Eid-el-Kabir 

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta  The Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps,  says it has concluded arrangements to deploy 2,205 personnel for the Eid-el Kabir celebration. This was contained in a statement released in Abeokuta on Tuesday by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Dyke Ogbonnaya. He said the 2,205 personnel which would […]

Messi to miss Argentina friendlies

Captain Lionel Messi will miss Argentina’s next four friendly matches, according to local press reports on Tuesday. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner previously retired from the national side after their 2016 Copa America final defeat by Chile befo
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Messi to miss Argentina friendlies

Captain Lionel Messi will miss Argentina’s next four friendly matches, according to local press reports on Tuesday. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner previously retired from the national side after their 2016 Copa America final defeat by Chile before returning to help them qualify for this year’s World Cup. The two-time world champions will face Guatemala […]

Inflation rate drops to 11.14% in July –NBS

Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The National Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday released the Consumer Price Index which measures inflation with the index dropping by 0.09 per cent points from 11.23 per cent in June to 11.14 per cent in July. The bureau in the report sai
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Inflation rate drops to 11.14% in July –NBS

Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The National Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday released the Consumer Price Index which measures inflation with the index dropping by 0.09 per cent points from 11.23 per cent in June to 11.14 per cent in July. The bureau in the report said this is the 18th consecutive decline in headline index. The […]

Man allegedly murders ailing brother over rising medical bills

The Police in Enugu are investigating alleged murder of one Chizoba Ogbonna-Izuchukwu, 46, by his brother, Raphael Izuchukwu, 4o, in Igboeze North Local Government area of the state. The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said in Enugu on Wed
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Man allegedly murders ailing brother over rising medical bills

The Police in Enugu are investigating alleged murder of one Chizoba Ogbonna-Izuchukwu, 46, by his brother, Raphael Izuchukwu, 4o, in Igboeze North Local Government area of the state. The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said in Enugu on Wednesday that the incident happened on August 3. Amaraizu said that preliminary investigation showed that […]

Genoa bridge collapse a disaster ‘waiting to happen’

Genoa’s Morandi motorway bridge, a 200-metre (650-foot) portion of which collapsed on Tuesday killing dozens of people, has been riddled with structural problems since its construction in the 1960s, which has led to expensive maintenance and severe crit
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Genoa bridge collapse a disaster ‘waiting to happen’

Genoa’s Morandi motorway bridge, a 200-metre (650-foot) portion of which collapsed on Tuesday killing dozens of people, has been riddled with structural problems since its construction in the 1960s, which has led to expensive maintenance and severe criticism from engineering experts. – Celebrated designer – The Morandi bridge was built between 1963 and 1967. It […]

‘Hijab is Like a Key’: Myanmar Blogger Battles Bias With Beauty Campaign

For some of Win Lae Phyu Sin's students, her tutorials are also about building confidence and pride in an identity constantly questioned by Buddhist fellow citizens. The post ‘Hijab is Like a Key’: Myanmar Blogger Battles Bias With Beauty Campaig
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‘Hijab is Like a Key’: Myanmar Blogger Battles Bias With Beauty Campaign

For some of Win Lae Phyu Sin's students, her tutorials are also about building confidence and pride in an identity constantly questioned by Buddhist fellow citizens. The post ‘Hijab is Like a Key’: Myanmar Blogger Battles Bias With Beauty Campaign appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Mekong River Body Welcomes Laos’ Decision to Suspend New Dam Projects

The inter-government agency Mekong River Commission says the move raises hopes for more sustainable development of the river. The post Mekong River Body Welcomes Laos’ Decision to Suspend New Dam Projects appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Mekong River Body Welcomes Laos’ Decision to Suspend New Dam Projects

The inter-government agency Mekong River Commission says the move raises hopes for more sustainable development of the river. The post Mekong River Body Welcomes Laos’ Decision to Suspend New Dam Projects appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Students Demand Accountability in Electrocution Cases

A petition signed by some 4,500 Yangon Region students calls for accountability in the cases of two recent students who died by electrocution. The post Students Demand Accountability in Electrocution Cases appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Students Demand Accountability in Electrocution Cases

A petition signed by some 4,500 Yangon Region students calls for accountability in the cases of two recent students who died by electrocution. The post Students Demand Accountability in Electrocution Cases appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

30,000 teachers go on strike, demand pay rise

New Zealand trade union says 30,000 primary and intermediate school teachers are taking part in a nationwide strike on Wednesday for the first time in more than 20 years to demand a pay rise. The strike was organised by the New Zealand Educational Institute,
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30,000 teachers go on strike, demand pay rise

New Zealand trade union says 30,000 primary and intermediate school teachers are taking part in a nationwide strike on Wednesday for the first time in more than 20 years to demand a pay rise. The strike was organised by the New Zealand Educational Institute, the largest education trade union in the country. “Today history was […]

Triple pill treatment may effectively lower blood pressure –Study

A new low dose three-in-one pill to treat hypertension could transform the way high blood pressure is treated around the world, according to a study published in JAMA, a journal of the American Medical Association. A trial led by the George Institute for Glob
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Triple pill treatment may effectively lower blood pressure –Study

A new low dose three-in-one pill to treat hypertension could transform the way high blood pressure is treated around the world, according to a study published in JAMA, a journal of the American Medical Association. A trial led by the George Institute for Global Health revealed that 70 per cent of patients reached blood pressure […]

Qatar’s emir visits Turkey in show of support

The emir of wealthy Qatar flew to Turkey Wednesday to meet close ally President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an apparent show of support as Ankara grapples with a currency crisis. State media in Doha said Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani was travelling to Turkey fo
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Qatar’s emir visits Turkey in show of support

The emir of wealthy Qatar flew to Turkey Wednesday to meet close ally President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an apparent show of support as Ankara grapples with a currency crisis. State media in Doha said Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani was travelling to Turkey for a “working visit”. The emir “will discuss with the Turkish […]

DELSU temporarily suspends controversial duty register

The Delta State University, Abraka, has temporarily suspended implementation of the controversial duty register it recently introduced for its staff. The institution’s Registrar, Mr Daniel Urhibo, announced the suspension through a memo dated August 10, cop
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DELSU temporarily suspends controversial duty register

The Delta State University, Abraka, has temporarily suspended implementation of the controversial duty register it recently introduced for its staff. The institution’s Registrar, Mr Daniel Urhibo, announced the suspension through a memo dated August 10, copies of which were circulated among staff unions in the university. Urhibo said the decision followed an August 9 circular […]

Government wants to revoke operator’s contract after Genoa bridge collapse

The Italian government said Wednesday that it wants to revoke the contract given to the company that manages the country’s motorways and slap it with a huge fine following a bridge collapse in Genoa that has killed at least 38 people. The death toll is
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Government wants to revoke operator’s contract after Genoa bridge collapse

The Italian government said Wednesday that it wants to revoke the contract given to the company that manages the country’s motorways and slap it with a huge fine following a bridge collapse in Genoa that has killed at least 38 people. The death toll is expected to rise after a vast span of the Morandi […]

Turkey court rejects appeal to release detained US pastor

A Turkish court on Wednesday rejected a new appeal to free US pastor Andrew Brunson, whose detention has sparked a severe crisis in relations between Turkey and the United States, local media reported. READ ALSO: NNPC, investors to relocate refinery from Tur
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Turkey court rejects appeal to release detained US pastor

A Turkish court on Wednesday rejected a new appeal to free US pastor Andrew Brunson, whose detention has sparked a severe crisis in relations between Turkey and the United States, local media reported. READ ALSO: NNPC, investors to relocate refinery from Turkey to Nigeria The court in the western city of Izmir rejected the appeal and […]

Sudanese behind UK parliament car ‘attack’

The man arrested for driving into a barrier protecting the Houses of Parliament in a suspected terror attack was a Briton of Sudanese origin from Birmingham, media reports said Wednesday. Three people were injured when the silver Ford Fiesta drove into cyclis
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Sudanese behind UK parliament car ‘attack’

The man arrested for driving into a barrier protecting the Houses of Parliament in a suspected terror attack was a Briton of Sudanese origin from Birmingham, media reports said Wednesday. Three people were injured when the silver Ford Fiesta drove into cyclists before crashing to a halt outside the House of Lords early on Tuesday […]

Dogara reveals obstacles to sports development

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has identified poor funding, undue government intervention, inefficient administration and policy implementation as the main factors hindering the development of sports in Nigeria. Dogara spoke a
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Dogara reveals obstacles to sports development

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has identified poor funding, undue government intervention, inefficient administration and policy implementation as the main factors hindering the development of sports in Nigeria. Dogara spoke at the National Summit on Sports organised by the House Committee on Sports in Abuja on Tuesday. He noted that […]

Boyz II Men, Charlie Wilson to join Bruno Mars on tour

Cardi B may have backed out of the Bruno Mars tour, but he's found four other acts to hit the road with him. Mars announced Tuesday that Boyz II Men, Charlie Wilson, Ciara and «Boo'd Up» singer Ella Mai will perform during his upcoming fall con
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Boyz II Men, Charlie Wilson to join Bruno Mars on tour

Cardi B may have backed out of the Bruno Mars tour, but he's found four other acts to hit the road with him. Mars announced Tuesday that Boyz II Men, Charlie Wilson, Ciara and «Boo'd Up» singer Ella Mai will perform during his upcoming fall concerts on his 24K Magic World Tour. Boyz II Men, who released their debut album in 1991 and launched multiple R&B and pop hits, will help Mars kick off the new shows on Sept. 7 in Denver. Cardi B, who is featured on Mars' «Finesse» remix, backed out of the tour last month, saying she wasn't ready to leave her newborn baby. Mars' tour will also visit Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Detroit, Boston, Toronto, Dallas, Brooklyn and Nashvil...Keep on reading: Boyz II Men, Charlie Wilson to join Bruno Mars on tour

WATCH: ‘Fiscal’ refuses to be ticketed for illegal parking, hits enforcer’s motorcycle

What would have been a simple incident of being issued a parking ticket turned into a full-blown argument involving a handful of traffic enforcers, the police and two motorists, after the driver refused to hand her license for illegal parking. A video from G
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WATCH: ‘Fiscal’ refuses to be ticketed for illegal parking, hits enforcer’s motorcycle

What would have been a simple incident of being issued a parking ticket turned into a full-blown argument involving a handful of traffic enforcers, the police and two motorists, after the driver refused to hand her license for illegal parking. A video from Gadget Addict, a vlog which follows the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), captured the MMDA in the process of apprehending a driver for illegal parking yesterday, Aug. 14. The driver had parked in front of a drug store, but her black Hyundai van was jutting out of the parking space, making an obstruction on the road. https://www.facebook.com/ytgadgetaddict/videos/1944229988975248/ The video began at a point when the drive...Keep on reading: WATCH: ‘Fiscal’ refuses to be ticketed for illegal parking, hits enforcer’s motorcycle

Borongan diocese renew appeals to US gov’t to return Balangiga bells

TACLOBAN CITY - The diocese of Borongan has reiterated its appeal to the United States government to return the historic Balangiga bells to the town in Eastern Samar where these rightfully belong. «We appeal to the goodwill of the American governmen
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Borongan diocese renew appeals to US gov’t to return Balangiga bells

TACLOBAN CITY - The diocese of Borongan has reiterated its appeal to the United States government to return the historic Balangiga bells to the town in Eastern Samar where these rightfully belong. «We appeal to the goodwill of the American government that the Balangiga bells be returned to us. The diocese of Borongan is willing to cooperate in any effort for the return of the Balangiga bells,» said Fr. Neil Tenefrancia, chancellor of the diocese of Borongan, which covers the Balangiga parish. The diocese has been an active player in efforts to retrieve the bells taken by the American soldiers 117 years ago, he said in a phone interview. Maida Elaba, secretary of the Sangguni...Keep on reading: Borongan diocese renew appeals to US gov’t to return Balangiga bells

Indiana police say bomb threat halted Rascal Flatts concert

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) --- Authorities say a bomb threat is what prompted country group Rascal Flatts to abruptly end a concert in Indiana last week. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department says the bomb threatmade Thursday nightfor Ruoff Home Mortgage Mu
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Indiana police say bomb threat halted Rascal Flatts concert

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) --- Authorities say a bomb threat is what prompted country group Rascal Flatts to abruptly end a concert in Indiana last week. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department says the bomb threatmade Thursday nightfor Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center in suburban Indianapolis was deemed a credible danger. The department said in a statement Monday night that it won't release details about the threat while it is being investigated. No arrests have been made concerning the threat. The band didn't return for an expected encore, after which a public-address announcement said the show was over. Security guards told people to evacuate the outdoor amphitheater. Ras...Keep on reading: Indiana police say bomb threat halted Rascal Flatts concert

San Roque dam spilling operations continue — Napocor

The San Roque dam in Pangasinan continues its spilling operations after its water elevation remained above the normal high-water level, the National Power Corporation (Napocor) said on Wednesday. In a statement, Engr. Conrado Sison, head of Napocor's Dams
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San Roque dam spilling operations continue — Napocor

The San Roque dam in Pangasinan continues its spilling operations after its water elevation remained above the normal high-water level, the National Power Corporation (Napocor) said on Wednesday. In a statement, Engr. Conrado Sison, head of Napocor's Dams Management Department, said as of 10 a.m., the current San Roque dam level was at 285.61 meters above sea level (masl), which is 5.61 masl higher than the normal water level. Napocor noted at 285.61 masl, there had already been a significant decrease in water elevation from 287.18 masl on Tuesday. The electricity provider attributed this to the decreased inflow of water from 1,342 cubic meters per second (cms) to 890 cms. Th...Keep on reading: San Roque dam spilling operations continue — Napocor

Экс-глава предвыборного штаба Трампа отказался давать показания в суде

Адвокаты Пола Манафорта также отказались от участия в прениях и от вызова в суд своих свидетелей. В свою очередь судья, который рассматривае
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Экс-глава предвыборного штаба Трампа отказался давать показания в суде

Адвокаты Пола Манафорта также отказались от участия в прениях и от вызова в суд своих свидетелей. В свою очередь судья, который рассматривает дело Манафорта, отклонил запрос его адвокатов о том, чтобы снять с него все 18 выдвинутых против него обвинений.

National Interest предсказал «случайную» ядерную мировую войну

Системы наблюдения и разведки мировых держав применяются для отслеживания пусков как ядерных баллистических ракет, так и неядерных боеголо
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National Interest предсказал «случайную» ядерную мировую войну

Системы наблюдения и разведки мировых держав применяются для отслеживания пусков как ядерных баллистических ракет, так и неядерных боеголовок. Системы могут случайно спутать использование ядерного и неядерного оружия, что приведет к удару с другой стороны.

Против пресс-секретаря Пентагона начато расследование из-за жалоб подчиненных

Подчиненные Даны Уайт заявили, что та вынуждала нижестоящих сотрудников аппарата Пентагона сдавать ее вещи в химчистку, покупать лекарства
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Против пресс-секретаря Пентагона начато расследование из-за жалоб подчиненных

Подчиненные Даны Уайт заявили, что та вынуждала нижестоящих сотрудников аппарата Пентагона сдавать ее вещи в химчистку, покупать лекарства и приносить обед. А в ответ на поступающие на нее жалобы Уайт якобы переводила их авторов на другие должности.

Суд в Турции отказался освобождать пастора Брансона из-под домашнего ареста

Суд отклонил ходатайство защиты, которая добивается освобождения Брансона и реализации его права покинуть страну. Следующее заседание суда
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Суд в Турции отказался освобождать пастора Брансона из-под домашнего ареста

Суд отклонил ходатайство защиты, которая добивается освобождения Брансона и реализации его права покинуть страну. Следующее заседание суда, на котором будет рассмотрено его дело, пройдет в Измире 12 октября.

Ходорковский создал фонд для расследования преступлений против журналистов

Цель фонда - организация и финансирование международных расследований преступлений, совершенных против журналистов вне зависимости от мест
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Ходорковский создал фонд для расследования преступлений против журналистов

Цель фонда - организация и финансирование международных расследований преступлений, совершенных против журналистов вне зависимости от места их совершения и мотивов. Еще одним учредителем фонда Justice for Journalists, помимо экс-главы ЮКОСа, стал его бывший бизнес-партнер Леонид Невзлин.

Indian economy an elephant that's starting to run, multi-trillion dollar investment destination: PM Modi

In the past four years of his reign, PM Modi said his government had improved incomes of farmers and ensured the sector matched growth witnessed in other sectors of the economy. From being seen as a «risky» economy, India is now the land of reform
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Indian economy an elephant that's starting to run, multi-trillion dollar investment destination: PM Modi

In the past four years of his reign, PM Modi said his government had improved incomes of farmers and ensured the sector matched growth witnessed in other sectors of the economy. From being seen as a «risky» economy, India is now the land of reform, perform and transform. «We are poised for record economic growth,» he said.

For the first time, TN Guv unfurls tricolour on I-Day

«On the occasion of the 72nd Independence Day, Governor Purohit unfurled the national flag for the first time at the Raj Bhavan,» a Raj Bhavan release said. Generally, a governor unfurls the tricolour on the Republic Day on January 26 during a col
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For the first time, TN Guv unfurls tricolour on I-Day

«On the occasion of the 72nd Independence Day, Governor Purohit unfurled the national flag for the first time at the Raj Bhavan,» a Raj Bhavan release said. Generally, a governor unfurls the tricolour on the Republic Day on January 26 during a colourful ceremony at the Marina here.

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