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The council of the UK's second biggest city, Birmingham, became Tuesday the latest local authority to declare financial distress, with the opposition blaming Conservative governments of years of under-funding.

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The immediate past Vice Chancellor of Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, Prof. Joshua Ogunwole, has expressed dismay over the awful management of the Ekiti State-owned dairy firm in Ikun. Prof Ogunwole, an agriculturist with special interest in dairy farming, expressed his displeasure during a visit to the firm, where he was confronted with the alleged…
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As part of efforts to reduce youth restiveness in the Niger Delta region, the international Fund for Agricultural DevelopmentĀ (IFAD), through the Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprise Niger Delta (LIFE-ND) project, has supported 2,250 women and youths in Edo State. The National Project Coordinator, LIFE-ND, John Omoruyi, while conducting journalists round their projects in Edo communities, stated…
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Polling stations opened Sunday for Egyptians to vote in a presidential election overshadowed by war in neighbouring Gaza and with little doubt that the incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will secure a third term.
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A Philippine boat and a Chinese Coast Guard ship collided near a hotly contested reef on Sunday, with both countries trading blame for the latest such confrontation in the disputed South China Sea.
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The Nobel Peace Prize will be handed out in Oslo on Sunday but with the notable absence of winner Narges Mohammadi, currently in prison, who will be represented by her children.
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Israeli forces pushed Sunday into southern Gaza, where hundreds of thousands of civilians have fled in search of shelter from bombardments and intense fighting with Hamas militants.
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Nearly 200 Rohingya refugees, mostly women and children, were stranded on a beach in western Indonesia Sunday after local authorities said they would not accept the new arrivals, AFP witnessed.
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Polls opened in Hong Kong's first "patriots only" district council election on Sunday, with officials dismissing concerns of potentially low turnout in a race that has shut out all opposition candidates after a national security crackdown.
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In a forest in northern California, a line of people spread out through the trees, setting fire to shrubs and fallen branches in an act of intentional arson aimed at making the woodland better able to cope with future conflagrations.
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China's President Xi Jinping will arrive in Vietnam on Tuesday on a mission to strengthen relations, just months after Washington and Hanoi upgraded their diplomatic ties.