#Coronavirus: First European Cases of deadly virus confirmed in France. 1

#Coronavirus: First European Cases of deadly virus confirmed in France.

  France has confirmed its first three cases of Coronavirus, marking the first confirmed cases of the deadly virus from China in Europe. French health minister Agnes Buzyn who made the announcement on Friday January 24, first confirmed the cases of two people who travelled to China. The third case, believed to be a family […]

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#Coronavirus: US confirms 2nd case of deadly virus. 2

#Coronavirus: US confirms 2nd case of deadly virus.

A woman in Chicago has been diagnosed with coronavirus, making her the second person in the US to be infected with the deadly disease as dozens get tested across the country, including in New York On Friday, January 24, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the patient is a 60-year-old woman who traveled […]

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Four dead, with several others still missing as Magnitude 6.8 earthquake hits Turkey. 3

Four dead, with several others still missing as Magnitude 6.8 earthquake hits Turkey.

Four people have been confirmed dead after a powerful earthquake with 6.8 magnitude rocked the eastern Turkey on Friday, causing buildings to collapse.  The earthquake reportedly struck on Friday at 8.55pm local time, near the town of Sivrice in eastern Elazig province, the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency said. Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said four people […]

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Mexican children take up arms to fight drug gangs. (Read more) 4

Mexican children take up arms to fight drug gangs. (Read more)

Children are now taking up arms to fight drug gangs in the violence-plagued Mexican state of Guerrero.  AFP reported that Mexican children who are between the ages of 5 and 15, practice with rifles and handguns or makeshift weapons in various drill positions for a few hours every week at the foot of a wooded hill in the village […]

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NDA, Nigeria Defense Academy expels cadets for misconduct. 5

NDA, Nigeria Defense Academy expels cadets for misconduct.

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) on Friday January 24, announced the expulsion of some cadets found guilty of misconduct.   According to NDA’s Public Relations Officer Major Abubakar Abdullahi, the military academy conducts periodic dossier reviews to address cadets’ disciplinary cases. The statement read in parts;  “The recently concluded dossier review resulted in the relegation and withdrawal of some […]

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The 'Crocodile of the Persian Gulf' executed by Iranian government for drug trafficking. 6

The ‘Crocodile of the Persian Gulf’ executed by Iranian government for drug trafficking.

An international drug-trafficking ring leader who was nicknamed “Crocodile of the Persian Gulf”, has been executed by the Iranian government alongside his accomplice.   Hormozgan province chief prosecutor, Ali Salehi told news agency ISNA that the executed members of the drug trafficking ring smuggled more than 400 tonnes of drugs into Iran and laundered 20 trillion rials ($147.3 million) […]

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Mass shooting in German City of Rot am See leaves eight dead. 7

Mass shooting in German City of Rot am See leaves eight dead.

6 people have been confirmed dead in a mass shooting which occurred in the town of Rot am See in southwestern Germany, on Friday January 24.   The Police has already announced the arrest of a suspect after the shooting which took place at 12:45 p.m. (1145 GMT) Friday near the town’s train station. Aalen police spokesman Rudolf […]

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Associated Press accused of Racism after cropping out photo of black Climate activist, taken alongside others at WEC 2020. 8

Associated Press accused of Racism after cropping out photo of black Climate activist, taken alongside others at WEC 2020.

There has been outrage after a Ugandan climate change activist was removed from a photo taken with Greta Thunberg and other climate change activists.  Vanessa Nakate, a 23-year-old Ugandan climate activist who attended the World Economic Forum 2020 at Davos along with Greta Thunberg and others, was disappointed to see that she had been cropped out of […]

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UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson signs Withdrawal Agreement, putting in motion move for long debated Brexit. 13

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson signs Withdrawal Agreement, putting in motion move for long debated Brexit.

Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom has signed the UK’s withdrawal agreement from the European Union paving the way for the European Parliament to vote on the agreement on January 29 while Brexit will take place on January 31.  Earlier on Friday, Charles Michel, European Council president tweeted: “Things will inevitably change but […]

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US senators sleep off, play games during Trump impeachment trial. 15

US senators sleep off, play games during Trump impeachment trial.

  US senators have been accused of falling asleep, playing games and breaking other rules during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. Jim Risch and Jim Inhofe are among members who have apparently nodded off during the lengthy hearings. Crossword puzzles, fidget spinners and at least one paper airplane have been spotted with senators. The trial […]

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