Missing Belarus dissident found hanged in Ukraine park

A missing Belarusian dissident was on Tuesday found hanged in a park in Ukraine, with police opening a murder probe and supporters accusing the regime of Alexander Lukashenko of killing the activist who helped his compatriots flee repression. Vitaly Shishov, 26, headed the Belarusian House in Ukraine, a non-governmental organisation, and was involved in everything from helping fellow compatriots settle in Ukraine to staging anti-regime …

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Death toll from floods rises to 302 in China’s Henan

Zhengzhou – The death toll from the torrential rains in central China’s Henan Province had risen to 302 as at Monday noon, the information office of the provincial government told newsmen on Monday afternoon. Another 50 people still remained missing, said the office. A total of 292 people were confirmed dead and 47 missing in Zhengzhou City, the provincial capital, seven people dead and three …

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Flood deaths rise to 302 in central China

The death toll from floods in central China last month is at least 302 with dozens of people still missing, officials said Monday, after record downpours dumped a year’s worth of rain on a city in just three days. Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan province and the epicentre of the record flooding, was hardest hit with 292 people dead and 47 missing, the local government …

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Anger as top US Republican jokes about hitting Pelosi

Agency Report. The top Republican in the US House of Representatives faced calls to apologise or resign Sunday after joking about hitting speaker Nancy Pelosi in the head with a gavel. It was the latest round in a nasty spat between the Republican minority leader Kevin McCarthy and Pelosi, the chamber’s top Democrat. Last week Pelosi called her Republican counterpart a “moron” for opposing mask …

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Hushpuppi: How FBI arrested three of Abba Kyari’s co-accused

Abuja – Three persons named along with a popular Nigerian police officer, Abba Kyari, as co-accused in a $1.1 million transnational cyber-fraud, have been arrested, new court documents obtained by PREMIUM TIMES have revealed. They are: Yusuf Adeyinka Anifowoshe (aka AJ or Alvin Johnson), Rukayat Motunraya Fashola (aka Morayo) and Bolatito Tawakalitu Agbabiaka (aka Bolamide). Court documents showed that Mr Anifowoshe and Ms Fashola were …

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Arrest Abba Kyari Now Over Role In Hushpuppi’s Internet Fraud – U.S Court

Abuja – A United States’ Court has issued a warrant of arrest for Nigeria’s Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, over his role in serial internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas, more commonly Hushpuppi’s multi-million naira fraud probe. Otis Wright of the United States District Court for the Central District of California ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation to track down Kyari and produce him in the …

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[BREAKING] Hushpuppi: US court orders arrest of Abba Kyari

A United States court has issued a warrant of arrest for a Deputy Commissioner of Police in Nigeria, Abba Kyari. Otis Wright of the United States District Court for the Central District of California ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation to track down Kyari and produce him in the United States for his role in a multi-million dollar fraud perpetrated by Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi. …

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5 Iraqi Fighter Pilots Die In Helicopter Crash On Combat Mission

Baghdad – An Iraqi army helicopter on Thursday crashed, killing all five pilots on board, the military said. The helicopter was said to have crashed in the northern province of Kirkuk, some 350 kilometres north of the capital Baghdad, while on a combat mission, the military-linked Security Media Cell said, without elaborating. The cause of the crash was not given. In December 2017, Iraq had …

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COVID-19: U. S Ships Nearly 10 Million Doses Of Vaccines To Nigeria, S’Africa

By Ogechi Okorie Abuja – As Nigeria and South Africa battle the third wave of COVID-19 infections, the United States government has announced that it will ship nearly 10 million doses of vaccines to the two countries in the days ahead. Though delivery dates were not specified, but recall that the U.S President, Joe Biden, promised to donate 80 million vaccines to Africa with another …

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Egypt, Sudan politicising Renaissance Dam construction – Ethiopian envoy

Ethiopian Ambassador to Russia Alemayehu Tegenu says Egypt and Sudan are politicising the issue of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) construction on the Blue Nile.Tegenu said in an interview with Sputnik that the two countries were trying to get other countries involved in their dispute over the dam just to solve their internal problems, while the dam in fact carries no environmental risks.“There is …

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Police shut Al Jazeera TV’s office in Tunisia

Tunisian police on Monday closed the office of Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera television in the capital Tunis, its bureau chief said, amid political turmoil in the North African country. “Around 15 policemen, some in uniform others in civilian clothes, entered our offices and asked us to leave,” Al Jazeera director in Tunis Lotfi Hajji told AFP. He said the law enforcement officers gave no reason …

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Biden authorises $100 million in aid for Afghan refugees

Washington – U.S. President Joe Biden has authorised up to $100 million in emergency aid for refugees from Afghanistan. The money, which comes from an emergency fund, will be used to meet the “unexpected urgent refugee and migration needs’’ of people in the country, a White House statement said. The funds will also be available to those who worked with the U.S. military on the …

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36 dead, dozens missing in India landslides

Thirty-six people have been killed in landslides caused by monsoon rains in western India, authorities said on Friday. As many as 40 others were missing after the three separate landslides on Thursday evening in the Raigad district of Maharashtra state, south of India’s financial capital Mumbai. “At least 35 to 40 people are still trapped, we are trying to rescue them,” a local official said. …

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45 migrants feared dead as boat sinks off Turkey

A migrant boat carrying 45 people sank off southwest Turkey, prompting the coast guard to launch a search and rescue mission, the Turkish defence ministry said Friday. The coast guard was searching for the missing boat “after receiving a tip-off” that it sank on Thursday some 260 kilometres (160 miles) off the coast of the holiday resort town of Kas, the ministry said in a …

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Olympics: Opening Ceremony Director Sacked Over Holocaust Jokes

By Our Reporter Abuja – Ahead of the commencement of the game tomorrow, the show director of the Olympics opening ceremony has been dismissed. Footage of Kentaro Kobayashi from the 1990s recently emerged in which he seems to be making jokes about the Holocaust. Japan’s Olympic chief Seiko Hashimoto said the video ridiculed “painful facts of history”. The dismissal is the latest in a string …

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2 athletes, 10 others test positive with COVID-19 at Olympics

Agency Report Tokyo – A day before the Tokyo Olympics officially opens, organisers have reported 12 coronavirus (COVID-19) cases linked to the event. The organising committee said in their Thursday update that two athletes staying in the Olympic Village were among those who tested positive. Neither are, however , Japanese. Organisers said two more people from the Olympic Village are affected, but they are not …

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