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By Margaret Amoah
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Feb 1st, 2015
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Islamist insurgents attacked the outskirts of northeast Nigeria’s main city Maiduguri on Sunday, engaging in a gun battle with soldiers that killed at least eight people, witnesses and a security source said. Militant group Boko Haram has killed thousands since it launched its revolt in Maidugu...
By Margaret Amoah
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Feb 1st, 2015
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A downtown Los Angeles mosque that forbids men from attending may be the first of its kind in the United States. The Los Angeles Times reports that more than 100 women gathered Friday at the interfaith Pico-Union Project for the inaugural prayer marking the launch of the Women’s Mosque of Ameri...
By Margaret Amoah
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Feb 1st, 2015
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New York Police Nicholas Guido was showing off his new car outside his mother’s home on Christmas Day 1986 when he was gunned down because he’d been mistaken for a mobster with the same name. The bad information, prosecutors said, came from two decorated police detectives who would later ...
By Fabiola Antunes
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Jan 31st, 2015
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Tmz Reports Whitney Houston daughter Bobbi Kristina was found unconscious in a bathtub in her home and taken to a hospital where she is now breathing....
By Fabiola Antunes
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Jan 31st, 2015
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The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston has been found unresponsive in a bathtub and taken to a hospital in the north Atlanta suburbs, police said. Bobbi Kristina Brown was found by her husband and friend and given CPR, said Officer Lisa Holland, a spokeswoman for the Roswell Poli...
By Fabiola Antunes
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Jan 31st, 2015
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A Zimbabwean man has been jailed for nine years for eating python, a protected species, a Zimbabwean daily reported on Friday. Archwell Maramba said he had been eating the snake meat for its medicinal value. “I wanted to eat the python to cure my spine and since I ate my first python I have see...
By Fabiola Antunes
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Jan 31st, 2015
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Serena Williams overcame illness to capture a sixth Australian Open crown with a straight-sets win over Maria Sharapova in the women’s final on Saturday evening. Serena Williams, who was struggling with the flu in the build-up to the final on Rod Laver Arena, triumphed 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) to lift th...
By Fabiola Antunes
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Jan 31st, 2015
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Three soldiers and 123 Boko Haram militants have been killed after the Islamist group attacked a Chadian army contingent in northern Cameroon, the Chadian military says. Twelve soldiers were wounded in the attacks staged by the Islamists on Thursday and Friday near the town of Fotokol, according to a...
By Fabiola Antunes
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Jan 31st, 2015
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Dr. Dre had Beats Music—until he sold it to Apple—and now Jay Z is set to buy his own music streaming service. The rapper mogul is set to buy Swedish tech firm Aspiro for $56 million, forcing his way into one of the most competitive and unstable markets in tech . The deal has unanimous […]...
By Fabiola Antunes
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Jan 31st, 2015
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Jamaica is gearing up to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the birth of late reggae superstar Bob Marley. The singer, who died in 1981 aged 36 after a battle with cancer, would have turned 70 on February 6. The Jamaica Musical Theatre Company, in conjunction with Tuff Gong International, the record l...
By Fabiola Antunes
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Jan 31st, 2015
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– Eugene de Kock – The South African government has granted parole to Eugene de Kock, the head of an apartheid state covert unit responsible for dozens of deaths, saying his freedom is in the interest of national reconciliation. But those who knew de Kock’s victims are struggling to...
By Fabiola Antunes
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Jan 31st, 2015
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Michelle Obama and Bradley Cooper speak during the launch event for “Got Your 6″.   First lady Michelle Obama urged Hollywood to give a more accurate portrayal of veterans and defended the Oscar-nominated “American Sniper,” which has received criticism for its depiction o...
By Fabiola Antunes
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Jan 31st, 2015
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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for playing a role in a sophisticated insurgent attack that killed 31 people in Egypt’s volatile northern Sinai Peninsula. El-Sissi, a former army chief, cut short a trip to Ethiopia to return to Cairo as state television br...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Jan 31st, 2015
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Popular YouTube called Barackdubs decided to mix things up and gave Bruno Mars’ hit single ‘ Uptown Funk,’ a different version, with Barack Obama as a singer. Well, sort of! The video, which has already climbed the charts, features snippets of the US President Barack Obama giving va...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Jan 31st, 2015
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The us dollar was poised to end January with its longest run of gains since it was floated in 1971 while European shares were set for their best monthly performance in three years, despite sagging slightly on Friday. The dollar, bolstered by expectations the US Federal Reserve will be the first major...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Jan 31st, 2015
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Bosses of a British disability charity are urging Kanye West to avoid the word “spaz” in future raps, after he sparked outrage by using the offensive term in his track with Rihanna and Sir Paul McCartney. The Stronger hitmaker raps the line, “Then I heard you was talkin’ trash...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Jan 31st, 2015
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  UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday told the African leaders summit members to not cling to power and respect the wishes of their people. “People around the world have expressed their concern about the African leaders summit members who refuse to leave offic...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Jan 31st, 2015
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President of the United States – Barack Obama US President Barack Obama will appear in public at an event attended by the Dalai Lama next week in Washington, the White House said Friday, in a move sure to anger Beijing. “The president will deliver remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast ...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Jan 31st, 2015
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Bruce Aylward, Assistant Director-General in charge of the Ebola operational response of the World Health Organization (WHO) –  Weekly Ebola infections in west Africa have dropped to below 100 for the first time in more than six months, figures showed Thursday, raising hopes the worst-ever outb...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Jan 31st, 2015
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Michelle Obama was on the verge to exceed the rigorous limits on women in Saudi Arabia. Under the kingdom’s strict dress code for women, foreign and local, must wear an abaya (a few get away with long coats) of black color in public places. Muslim—often equated with Saudi—women are said to have...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Jan 31st, 2015
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Jamaica ‘s Minister of National Security, Peter Bunting, says that murders could rise to as many as 100 by the end of the month. “For the month so far, we have averaged 3.2 murders per day compared to 2.75 per day for all of 2014. If this rate continues, we could see the month ending [&he...
By Margaret Amoah
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Jan 31st, 2015
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A California appeals court on Friday upheld a jury’s decision that the promoter of Michael Jackson’s ill-fated comeback concerts was not responsible for his death. The 2nd District Court of Appeal issued a 39-page ruling a week after attorneys for Katherine Jackson argued for a new trial....
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