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30 Aug 2017
At least 18,500 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh since fighting erupted in Myanmar's neighbouring Rakhine state six days ago, the International Organization for Migration said Wednesday.
30 Aug 2017
North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un has promised more missile flights over Japan, insisting his nuclear-armed nation's provocative launch was a mere "curtain-raiser", in...
29 Aug 2017
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday dismissed the idea of inspections at its military sites, reportedly floated by the United States, saying they were not required under a nuclear deal with world powers.
29 Aug 2017
Nuclear-armed North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan on Tuesday in a major escalation that triggered global alarm and a furious response from the government in Tokyo.
28 Aug 2017
Saudi Arabia has to date welcomed 1.497 million pilgrims who have flocked to the country in preparation for the annual Islamic Hajj pilgrimage, which is due to begin on August 30, 2017.
28 Aug 2017
A landslide struck some 34 homes in southwest China on Monday, killing two people and leaving another 25 missing in the latest natural disaster to hit the country, state media reported.
27 Aug 2017
A Yemeni colonel loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and two rebels have been killed in clashes, Saleh's party and a news agency said Sunday, in an unprecedented escalation of violence between the allies.
27 Aug 2017
A powerful storm lashed Hong Kong and Macau on Sunday, just days after a punishing typhoon swept through the region and claimed at least 18 lives.
26 Aug 2017
Witnesses and medics in Sanaa said several children were among 14 people killed in Friday's air strike that toppled residential blocks in Sanaa, the latest in a wave of deadly raids blamed on the Saudi-led coalition.
26 Aug 2017
Erdogan has in recent years sought to put greater emphasis not just on the history of the Ottoman dynasty -- who conquered Constantinople in 1453 -- but of Turkic tribes in pre-Ottoman history.
26 Aug 2017
"Units of the Counter-Terrorism Service liberated the Citadel and Basatin districts and raised the Iraqi flag on top of the citadel," operation commander General Abdulamir Yarallah said in a statement.
26 Aug 2017
The killing of 17-year-old Kian Delos Santos last week triggered rare protests against Duterte's controversial but popular campaign to eradicate drugs, with critics saying it highlighted rampant rights abuses by police enforcing the crackdown.

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The Youth Coalition For Responsible Leadership (YCRL) has called on members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Lagosians to ignore claims by a group named Badagry Division Alliance for Ideal Democracy (BDAID) against an aspirant for the Lagos West Senatorial District, Dr Idiat Oluranti Adebule. The youth said the claims are part of desperate…
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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has licensed Starlink, a satellite internet constellation operated by SpaceX, providing satellite internet access coverage to 32 countries. This licensing followed a visit to Nigeria by the company’s team in May last year. Elated Elon Musk took to his Twitter handle to announce this development today. The NCC has equally…
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The United States is extending for another six months exemptions from punitive tariffs for some medical products from China, the US Trade Representative announced Friday.
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Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has finally bowed to pressure from political parties by extending the deadline for the conduct of primary elections by six days. INEC Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, said the commission took the decision after a meeting with the 18 registered political parties under the aegis of the Inter-Party Advisory…
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