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Saudi Arabia warns of more Yemen violence

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Saudi Arabia has warned that neighbouring Yemen risks sliding towards further violence, which could damage regional security, after Houthi rebels overran the capital last week. Prince Saud al-Faisal, the kingdom’s foreign minister, called at the United Nations for immediate implementation of a UN-brokered peace deal, which he said had been flouted by the Houthis, local... [Read More...

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Police arrest 19 for Ekiti NURTW ex-boss murder

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The Ekiti State Police Command has arrested 19 persons for the murder of a former chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Ekiti State, Omolafe Aderiye. The 19 persons, including one female, were arrested in an operation over the weekend, the police said. The Ekiti Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Victor Babayemi,... [Read More...]

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Mark laments seizure of councils’ powers by govs

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Senate President, David Mark, on Monday, condemned the practice in some states of the federation where governors had been running the various local government councils with council chairmen that were not democratically elected. Mark stated this at the public presentation of three books written by the Secretary, Directorate of Legal Services of the National Assembly,... [Read More...]

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Japan volcano eruption intensifies

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Efforts to recover the bodies of at least 24 climbers have been suspended again after the eruption on Japan’s Mount Ontake intensified. A BBC correspondent near the mountain on Tuesday said the volcano was shooting out even more ash, smoke and rocks than before. At least 36 people are thought to have died in Saturday’s... [Read More...]

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New Afghan govt to sign US troop deal

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The new Afghan government is to sign a deal on Tuesday that will permit a reduced contingent of US troops to remain in the country beyond 2014. The Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) will be signed by a senior minister, an aide to newly inaugurated President Ashraf Ghani told AFP news agency. The previous president, Hamid... [Read More...]

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Hong Kong leader in protest appeal

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Hong Kong leader CY Leung has urged pro-democracy protesters to stop their campaign “immediately”, as huge crowds continue to bring parts of the territory to a standstill. Tens of thousands of people have been blocking streets in several areas. The protesters want Beijing to give Hong Kong a free vote for its next leader, something... [Read More...]

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Netanyahu says Iran greater threat than ISIL

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Israel’s prime minister has warned the United Nations that a nuclear-armed Iran would pose a far greater threat than the armed group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which he compared to the Palestinian group Hamas. Addressing the UN General Assembly in New York on Monday, Benjamin Netanyahu described Iran, ISIL and Hamas... [Read More...]

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Julius Malema’s S’African corruption trial postponed

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The trial of South African opposition party leader Julius Malema on corruption charges has been postponed until next year. An ex-African National Congress youth leader, Malema is himself known for campaigning against corruption and focusing on poor South Africans. Malema, 33, who was expelled from the governing ANC, is accused of fraud, money-laundering and racketeering.... [Read More...]

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