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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....
By Margaret Amoah
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Jan 31st, 2015
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Athletics Kenya says on Friday it has banned marathon champion Rita Jeptoo two years for doping. Jeptoo has won the Boston Marathon three times, and her second Chicago Marathon in October. But traces of the banned blood-booster EPO were found in her out-of-competition test in Kenya on September 25. &...
By Margaret Amoah
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Jan 31st, 2015
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Search engine Google has agreed to better inform users about how it handles their personal information after an investigation by Britain’s data protection regulator found its privacy policy was too vague. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said in a statement on Friday that it re...
By Margaret Amoah
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Jan 31st, 2015
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A Pakistani official says that the death toll from a deadly blast at a mosque in southern Pakistan has risen to 49. Hadi Bakhsh Zardari, the deputy commissioner of Shikarpur district where the blast hit, gave the death toll and said 31 wounded are still in area hospitals. The blast targeted a mosque ...
By Margaret Amoah
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Jan 31st, 2015
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African leaders have appointed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as the new chairman of the 54-nation African Union. 90-year-old Mugabe, who has ruled his country since 1980, succeeds Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. The announcement was made during the African Union’s two...
By Margaret Amoah
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Jan 31st, 2015
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 Marion “Suge” Knight, the former music mogul who created one of hip-hop’s leading labels and became the impresario of gangster rap, was arrested on suspicion of hitting and killing a man with his truck and then fleeing the crash near Los Angeles. Knight’s attorney said the fo...
By Margaret Amoah
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Jan 31st, 2015
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Tiger Woods never a score like this in his 1,267 official rounds as a pro. He never looked more lost on a golf course. Woods hit wedges fat and thin, but never close. He hit one drive into the water, another into the base of a desert bush. And when he missed a 10-foot par […]...
By Margaret Amoah
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Jan 31st, 2015
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Samuel L. Jackson has quit veganism after he was threatened with the sack from upcoming film ‘Tarzan’. The 66-year-old star claims movie bosses were going to “fire” him if he didn’t put on 20lbs for his role as George Washington Williams in the motion picture, but after ...
By Margaret Amoah
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Jan 31st, 2015
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Republican Mitt Romney, after a three-week flirtation with another run for US president, has said definitively that he will not seek the White House in 2016. Romney’s decision could be a boost for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who were competing for th...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Jan 30th, 2015
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   “Imagine me and you are fighting — we both have guns but mine is pretty old; while you are wearing a bullet proof vest, I am carrying an umbrella; my vehicle just produces smoke and is short on fuel, while you are riding a vehicle equipped with anti-aircraft gun…” This is what one Niger...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Jan 30th, 2015
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  Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe believes the African Union is kowtowing to the West and if he takes over leadership of the organisation, he wants to make it a leader on the global stage, his spokesman said on Thursday. Mugabe, who turns 91 next month, is widely expected to be appointed to c...
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