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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies

Paul Allen, a co-founder of Microsoft has died at 65 from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer that starts in white blood cells called lymphocytes, which are part of the body’s immune system. His family made the obituary announcement in a statement on Monday through his sister Jody Allen. “My brother…

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Trump calls US Federal Reserve Bank crazy as stocks crash

It was a black Wednesday as stocks on Wall Street fell to their lowest level in 8 months and in major world markets, slid to a three-month low, with the benchmark S&P500 stock index falling more than 3.0 percent, its biggest one-day fall since February. Technology shares tumbled on fears of…

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Google+ shut down after 500,000 users’ data breach

Google will shut down the consumer version of its social network Google+ after announcing data from up to 500,000 users may have been exposed to external developers by a bug that was present for more than two years in its systems. The company said in a blog on Monday it…

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AU “satisfied’’ with Cameroon’s presidential election

The African Union (AU) said on Monday it was “satisfied’’with the manner in which Cameroon’s presidential election unfolded. “…we can agree that it (the voting of today) went well and we are satisfied,” said Kwesi Ahoomey-Zunu, Head of AU Observation Mission for the Election. “I do not have an exact…

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Human trafficking to Germany falls dramatically

The Federal Office of Criminal Investigation (BKA) on Monday said that the number of refugees coming to Germany has fallen significantly since the high of 2015-16, so has the number of human-trafficking cases. The number of suspects and criminal acts relating to human-trafficking fell by one-third in 2017 compared to…

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iPhone data blocked: London court takes mass action against Google

London’s High Court on Monday blocked an attempt to bring legal action against Alphabet Inc’s Google over claims it had collected sensitive data from more than 4 million iPhone users although it said the company’s actions had been “wrongful”. Richard Lloyd, a consumer activist who was behind the “Google You…

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ISRAEL: PM’s wife goes on trial for fraud

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, appeared in court on Sunday for the first hearing in the fraud trial against her, in which she is alleged to have misused state funds in ordering catered meals. According to the indictment, Sara Netanyahu, along with a government employee, fraudulently obtained from…

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Twenty killed in US ‘limousine’ crash

Eyewitnesses described seeing an SUV-style stretch limousine leave the road and plough into a crowd of pedestrians at a store near a busy intersection. The cause of the crash is unclear and an investigation is under way. Main roads were closed to traffic. A phone line has been set up…

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China confirms detention of Interpol Chief, Hongwei

China has confirmed it is holding the missing head of Interpol, Meng Hongwei. Beijing said he was under investigation by the country’s anti-corruption body for unspecified breaches of the law. Mr Meng, who is also listed as a vice-minister of public security in China, was reported missing after travelling from…

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US Senate confirms Judge Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

October 7, 2018 US Senate confirms Judge Kavanaugh for Supreme Court 7 hours ago Brett Kavanaugh U.S. Supreme Court Nominee confirmed by Senate The U.S. Senate on Saturday voted 50-48 to narrowly confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, ending a bitterly divisive fight over the controversial nominee….

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Melania Trump arrives in Ghana on solo African trip

U.S. first lady, Melania Trump, arrived in Ghana on Tuesday for her first extended international trip alone to Africa. The U.S. first lady touched down at mid-morning in Ghana’s capital, Accra, where she was greeted by the country’s first lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, and a young girl who offered her flowers. A…

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Canada, U.S. deal save NAFTA as trilateral pact

The United States and Canada forged a last-gasp deal on Sunday to salvage NAFTA as a trilateral pact with Mexico, rescuing a three-country, $1.2 trillion open-trade zone that had been about to collapse after nearly a quarter century. In a big victory for his agenda to shake-up an era of…

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Prosecutor dismisses criminal charges against Kavanaugh

The sexual abuse case against Judge Brett Kavanaugh may have suffered a setback as Rachel Mitchell, prosecutor in charge of the matter says information by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford last week, are inconsistent. Mitchell wrote in a memo released late Sunday that there were inconsistencies in Ford’s testimony and that given…

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US issues warns Iran over attack threats

The United States has warned Iran that it would respond promptly and appropriately to any attacks against any of its citizens, entities or allies. U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, stated this in response to threats of attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Baghdad. Pompeo said: “The President and I have…

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Kavanaugh: President Trump orders FBI probe as Senate delays final vote

A dramatic last-minute demand by Republican Senator Jeff Flake on Friday prompted President Donald Trump to order an FBI investigation into his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh over sexual misconduct allegations. The allegations have riveted the country and imperilled his confirmation chances. With tempers flaring on both sides, the Republican-led Senate…

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Kofi Annan: Ghanaians bid ex-UN Chief farewell [PHOTOS]

Ghanaians Thursday bid farewell to former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan in a state funeral attended by African leaders and international statesmen who hailed his record as an advocate for humanity and world peace. Annan, a Ghanaian national and Noble Laureate, died in a Swiss hospital last month at the age of 80….

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Trump speaks on US lawmakers impeaching him

US President, Donald Trump has warned that impeaching him would cause the economy to crash. In an interview with Fox News on Thursday, Trump commented on his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleading guilty to campaign tax violations in federal court in New York on Tuesday, during which he implicated the president….

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Ghana declares one week of mourning for Kofi Annan

Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo has declared one week of mourning for former Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Kofi Annan, who died at the age of 80 on Saturday. Akufo-Addo, in a statement said the Government and people of Ghana were saddened by the news of the death, in Berne, Switzerland,…

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology reveals when world will end

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, researchers have revealed when the world will end. MIT disclosed that its developed computer has predicted that the world will end in the year 2020, The Express reports. According to the algorithm predictions of the computer software, omen of doom has resurfaced of an imminent apocalypse. The…

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Update: Death toll in Indonesia earthquake hits 82, hundreds injured

At least 82 people are now known to have died after a powerful earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday, emergency officials say. Hundreds of people have been wounded by the quake, disaster management officials added, BBC reports. The powerful quake was also felt on the neighbouring island of Bali,…

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