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#NigeriaDecides2019: Buhari Defeats Atiku In His Own Polling Unit

#NigeriaDecides2019: Buhari Defeats Atiku In His Own Polling Unit

President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC, defeated Atiku Abubakar of the main opposition, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Atiku's polling unit in Yola, Adamawa State by 186 votes to Atiku's 167 votes. President Buhari, who is seeking a re-election was at the polling center with his wife to vote in Nigeria's general elections. There were reports of ballot-snatching, vote-buying and violence elsewhere, including in the southwestern state of Lagos. Read More

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Sheriff: No likely survivors in jetliner crash near Houston

Air traffic controllers in Houston tried at least twice to contact the plane but received no response. The flight was being operated for Amazon by Atlas Air , according to a statement from the airline. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation. According to FlightRadar the jet had departed Miami at 11.33 local time and was scheduled to arrive at Houston Intercontinental at 12.53 local time. Read More

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Vietnam issues traffic ban for Kim's possible arrival route

Vietnam issues traffic ban for Kim's possible arrival route

A South Korean diplomat involved in the talks said Kim has agreed to allow USA inspectors into the Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center, which has processed plutonium and uranium for Pyongyang's nukes. The train usually takes 13 hours to reach Beijing , but there were no signs of heightened security around the railway station, indicating that the train likely bypassed the Chinese capital on the almost 4,000-kilometre (2,500-mile) journey to Vietnam. Read More

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Shamima Begum: Letter from family to the home secretary

Shamima Begum: Letter from family to the home secretary

Earlier this week, CNN affiliate ITV News reported that Begum's mother received a letter from the Home Office, informing her of an order to revoke her daughter's citizenship. His comments come in stark contrast to that of Begum's British-based relatives who are calling for her to be allowed to return to the UK. "We have discovered from media reports, along with the rest of the country, that she gave birth to a baby boy". Read More

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After surgery, Michael Cohen’s prison date postponed to May

After surgery, Michael Cohen’s prison date postponed to May

He has also cooperated with special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation. "I just can tell you we had discussion among ourselves, that's all I can say", Davis said. According to the complaint, several days later Fry again called Avenatti, and Avenatti subsequently "used his public Twitter account to circulate a dossier releasing confidential banking information related to Cohen and his company Essential Consultants". Read More

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India favourites to win 2019 World Cup, says Sourav Ganguly

India favourites to win 2019 World Cup, says Sourav Ganguly

The forum, it noted, again cautioned India against linking the Pakistani state to what it said was a condemnable incident and reiterated Islamabad's offer of cooperation in investigating it. The meeting was attended by Army chief General Bajwa, services chiefs, heads of intelligence agencies, security officials and federal and state ministers for finance, defence, foreign affairs and interior. Read More

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Trump administration wants California to pay back billions for high-speed rail

Trump administration wants California to pay back billions for high-speed rail

In two tweets early Tuesday morning, Trump criticized California and the other 15 states filing suit, calling them the "mostly". 'This is clear political retribution by President Trump, and we won't sit idly by'. That led Trump to demand the return of all federal money appropriated for the project. The letter told Kelly that he could contest this decision if he had evidence that CHRSA had lived up to its obligations, had made "reasonable progress" on the high-speed rail project, or ... Read More

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FBI had backup plan to save Russia probe evidence

FBI had backup plan to save Russia probe evidence

He cited McCabe's "lack of candor" to investigators probing press leaks about the FBI's investigation surrounding Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's classified email scandal. The president might have been engaged in obstruction of justice in the shooting of Jim Comey., Mr. McCabe was dismissed from the Department of Justice a year ago after being accused of misleading investigators during an internal investigation into an information media disclosure. Read More

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This is Who Will Replace Rod Rosenstein at the Department of Justice

This is Who Will Replace Rod Rosenstein at the Department of Justice

Rosenstein oversaw the special counsel's Russian Federation probe because then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the investigation. Andrew McCabe, the former acting director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, confirmed that claim last week and also said Justice Department officials had conversations about the possibility that Cabinet members could come together to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove Trump from office. Read More

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Aurora warehouse where 5 killed won't reopen until next week

Aurora warehouse where 5 killed won't reopen until next week

Josh Pinkard was the plant manager at Henry Pratt Company. When police found Martin, he fired at the officers, who then killed him, Ziman said . Additional services were scheduled for Sunday. Authorities also revealed that in January 2014, Martin was able to obtain an Illinois Firearm Owner's Identification Card despite his criminal record, which Ziman said would not necessarily have shown up on a criminal-background check conducted before he was issued the card. Read More

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Turmoil-hit Pakistan rolls out red carpet for Saudi crown prince

Turmoil-hit Pakistan rolls out red carpet for Saudi crown prince

Islamabad is describing the visit as a "historical one" which will help stabilise the crippling economy of the country as over $21 billion MoUs are likely to be inked between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia during the visit. Pakistan's new populist premier, Imran Khan , has refused to use the residence in a bid to save taxpayers' money. The Saudi Kingdom hosts more than 2.5 million Pakistani expatriates, and is a key source of oil supplies for Islamabad - on deferred payments, as well ... Read More

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Vatican Officially Defrocks Former Cardinal Accused Of Sexual Abuse

Vatican Officially Defrocks Former Cardinal Accused Of Sexual Abuse

A powerful former USA cardinal has been expelled from the Catholic Church for sex offences against minors and adults following a Vatican trial, becoming the highest ranking figure cast out from the priesthood in modern times. "Now you will see that bishops are also treated like their priests", Martens told The New York Times . Archbishop Charles Scicluna, the Vatican's top sexual crimes investigator, told Reuters that Mr. Read More

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Australia to reopen Christmas Island detention centre: PM Morrison

Australia to reopen Christmas Island detention centre: PM Morrison

The vote has paved the way for border protection to be a major issue in the general election, which Morrison on Tuesday said would be held in May despite the historic defeat. Most refugees who arrived by boat have gone into the community in the past. The Christmas Island detention centre was mothballed late previous year as part of a pre-election promise to shutter a series of immigration facilities. Read More

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Suspect in chair-throwing video turns herself in

Suspect in chair-throwing video turns herself in

Even if it was a random act, the woman could still be charged with mischief endangering life, Hopkinson said. Zoia was released on a consent bail of $2,000 and was ordered to live with her mother Maria, a cleaner, at her Harding Ave. Zoia left the courthouse smiling with a Starbucks Frappuccino in hand as she entered an Uber. Leslie said she understands the public outage. This is not amusing, I hope she gets caught!???? Constable David Hopkinson said the video showed a callous ... Read More

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U.S. charges ex-intelligence specialist with spying for Iran

U.S. charges ex-intelligence specialist with spying for Iran

A former USA air force intelligence officer who defected to Iran in 2013, has been charged with espionage, giving away the identity of a covert United States agent and other secrets. Soon after, she moved to Iran, where she received housing and "computer equipment" by the Iranian regime. The Department of Justice said the suspect defected to the Arab nation in 2013 and is accused of providing Tehran with highly classified information used to target her former fellow agents. Read More

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Trump, Bolton slam Iran as it celebrates anniversary

Trump, Bolton slam Iran as it celebrates anniversary

On Feb 11, 1979 Iran's army declared its neutrality, paving the way for the fall of US-backed Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Pictures on social media showed some people also demonstrating against corruption, unemployment and high prices. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a statement during his visit to a navy base in Haifa, Israel, February 12, 2019. "However, this would be the last anniversary of the revolution that they celebrate". Read More

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Rare Animal Sighted in Kenya for the First Time in 100 Years

Rare Animal Sighted in Kenya for the First Time in 100 Years

Photographer Will Burrard-Lucas couldn't have been luckier when a big black cat crossed his path while snapping wildlife in Kenya last month. The sighting was a first in 100 years, according to researchers. Black leopards are well documented in South East Asia, but little is known about their presence in Africa. However, he went on to note that he's "not claiming that these are the first photos of a black leopard taken in Africa". Read More

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Russian Federation plans to unplug from internet in cyber-defense test

Russian Federation plans to unplug from internet in cyber-defense test

While Russia is disconnected from the broader internet, it is proposed that Russian watchdog Roskomnadzor will determine whether Russian users can transmit data to each other without the possibility of global interception. Average Russians would not lose internet access; the plan would instead change how internet traffic is handled on the back-end. The legislation, which some Russian media have likened to an online "iron curtain", passed its first of three readings in the 450-seat lower ... Read More

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Cartel boss El Chapo guilty of smuggling drugs into US

Cartel boss El Chapo guilty of smuggling drugs into US

Prisoners at Supermax spend years in solitary confinement and often go days "with only a few words spoken to them", an Amnesty International report found. But Guzman, set to be sentenced in June for smuggling enormous amounts of narcotics into the U.S and having a hand in dozens of murders, would stand out even from Supermax's infamous roster because of his nearly mythical reputation for breaking out. Read More

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