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Aboriginal anger as 'disgusting' Trevor Noah joke resurfaces

Comedian Trevor Noah has responded to criticism of a racist joke he told in 2013 about Aboriginal Australian women, saying that he had "vowed never to make a joke like that again". Noah, now host of The Daily Show in the US, faced a backlash after video of the joke …

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Deal between Ecuador and UK to hand over Julian Assange is imminent

A deal between Ecuador and the UK to hand over Julian Assange is ‘imminent’. The new Ecuador President Lenin Moreno is believed to be visiting British officials to finalise the agreement. A source close to the President’s office confirmed that Mr Moreno is near to agreeing to a deal …

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Deadly standoff in Iraq's Erbil governorate building ends

The standoff between Kurdish security forces and three gunmen holed up in Erbil's governorate building has ended with two gunmen and one civilian dead while a third wounded attacker has been captured. The ordeal started early on Monday when the assailants shot their way into the building, wounding one guard …

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Suspected Kidnappers Kill Four, Abduct Others Along Kaduna-Abuja Highway

At least four people were killed and some others abducted on Sunday by armed Bandits along the Kaduna-Abuja highway. The Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Austin Iwar, confirmed the attack. While sympathizing with the resident, the police boss gave the assurance that the force is on the trail of the …

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ICYMI: SARS men torture musician for allegedly being yahoo boy

An artiste, Richie Sunday, aka Dollamachine, has accused some SARS operatives of unlawfully arresting and torturing him. Sunday said he was arrested around 12 pm on Thursday, July 19, 2018, in the Iyana-Oworo area of Lagos State. He added that the policemen said he was a yahoo boy (Internet fraudster …

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Somalia's al-Shabab carries out attack on military base

Islamist militants have stormed a military base in southern Somalia after detonating a suicide car bomb. The al-Shabab militant group says it killed 27 soldiers in the raid, which began just after early morning prayers. A Somali military officer said reinforcements had been sent to the area, about 50km (31 …

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Lagos PDP Chieftain Shot Dead During Meeting At Eti-Osa

Borishade Adeniyi, a chieftain of the Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was shot dead over the weekend during a meeting of party members.

Confirming the incident in a statement on Sunday, Chike Oti, spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, said the tragedy occurred after a …

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8⃣ 💐Killed at Borno 🕌Mosque 😵Suicide 💥Attack

Eight people were killed at a mosque in northeast Nigeria on Monday when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives, a civilian militia member and a local resident said. The blast happened in the Mainari area of Konduga, in Borno state, said Ibrahim Liman, from the civilian militia force assisting the …

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18 Persons Killed As Boko Haram Attack Chad Village

Eighteen people have been killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in the Lake Chad region, a Chadian military source said on Sunday. “Boko Haram elements attacked a village south of Daboua,” not far from Chad’s border with Niger, at around 9:00 pm on Thursday, the …

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Four SARS operatives dismissed, arraigned for robbery, kidnapping

Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 2 Command, Adamu Ibrahim, has approved the dismissal of four policemen attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Ikeja, Lagos State, over alleged robbery and other crimes. CSP Dolapo Badmus, the Zone’s spokesperson, confirmed the dismissal on Sunday in Lagos. According to …

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