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    ‘Facebook in PR crisis’ on data row – BBC News

    The academic at the centre of the Facebook data scandal has said the social network is in full-on "PR crisis mode". Aleksandr Kogan's remarks came as he faced a grilling over his role from MPs. The social network was fully aware that its platform "...
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    Rwanda shuts radio station for airing hateful sermon against women – Punch Newspapers

    Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority on Tuesday announced the revocation of the broadcasting license of a local radio station after airing a sermon that was perceived as discriminatory against women. Amazing Grace Christian Radio, which is suspend...
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    Court sentences ex head of Egypt’s anti-graft agency to 5 years in prison – Premium Times Newspaper

    An Egyptian military court on Tuesday sentenced the country’s former anti-corruption chief, Hisham Geneina, to five years imprisonment for allegedly insulting the state and military. Mr Genena was arrested in February following incendiary comments ...
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    18 dead in China karaoke lounge fire, arson suspected – 24matins.uk

    A fire tore through a karaoke lounge in southern China on Tuesday, killing 18 people and injuring another five in what authorities suspect was an arson attack. The blaze took place after midnight in a three-storey building in Qingyuan City, Guangdo...
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    Ex-Malawi President Joyce Banda returns from exile – TODAY.NG

    Former Malawi President Joyce Banda will return home Saturday after spending more than three years in self-imposed exile because of graft allegations, a spokesman for her political party said Monday. Cashgate, a corruption scandal in which senior g...
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    Scientists Say Uranus Really Does Smell Like Rotten Eggs. Here’s Why – Time News

    Scientists have determined that the atmosphere above the planet Uranus is full of a gas that makes the distant planet smell like rotten eggs. A new study, published Monday in the journal Nature Astronomy, established the chemical composition of Ura...
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    Facebook explored unpicking personalities – BBC News

    Facebook has considered profiling its users’ personalities and using the information to target adverts. A patent filed by the social network describes how personality characteristics, including emotional stability, could be determined from people’s...
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    George H W Bush ‘recovering’ in hospital – BBC News

    Former US President George H W Bush is in a hospital intensive care unit with an infection, a week after the death of his wife, Barbara. In a statement, a family spokesman said he had contracted an infection that spread to his blood, but was "respon...
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    Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized – Yahoo News

    Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted to the hospital after contracting an infection that spread to his blood. His office said in a statement that he appears to be recovering. Read more via Yahoo News – https://ift.tt/2qUQHF2 Get more...
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    World first penis and scrotum transplant – BBC News

    A team of US doctors has successfully carried out the world's first total transplant of a penis and scrotum. Surgeons at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, performed the operation on a soldier who had been wounded by a bomb in Afghanis...
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    Ethiopia says British museum must permanently return its artefacts – Premium Times Newspaper

    Britain must permanently return all artefacts from Ethiopia held by the Victoria and Albert Museum and Addis Ababa will not accept them on loan, an Ethiopian government official said. The call comes after the museum, one of London’s most popular to...
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    Prince William leaves hospital following birth of son – USA Today

    Britain’s Prince William leaves the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London following the birth of his third child, a son. (April 23) Read more via USA Today – https://ift.tt/2Jkhnqx Get more World News...
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    World Armenia PM Resigns After Mass Protests, Admits Wrongdoing – Channels Television

    Armenia’s Prime Minister, Serzh Sarkisian, resigned on Monday after mass protests against his election, seen as a blatant power grab by the opposition. Read more via Channels Television – https://ift.tt/2vM3WxJ Get more World News...
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    U.S. to open embassy in Jerusalem May 14 – Premium Times Nigeria

    The United States would open its Embassy in the City of Jerusalem on May 14, to coincide with Israel’s Independence Day, spokesperson of the Israeli Embassy to Russia said on Monday. In December, U.S. President Donald Trump announced his decision t...
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    World It’s a boy! Duchess Kate gives birth to third royal baby – USA Today

    It’s a boy! The royal family welcomed a new baby to the family. The baby boy will be 5th in line for the throne. Read more via USA Today – https://ift.tt/2qSZqaU Get more World News...
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    Kellyanne Conway Says Melania is ‘Superior’ First Lady to Michelle Obama – TMZ.com

    Kellyanne Conway says Melania Trump is a "superior" First Lady to Michelle Obama ... and the country is lucky to have her. Yep, that's the word she used. We spotted the White House counselor in D.C. and asked about reports that Melania has gotten...
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    Woman ‘fined $500 over free airline apple’ – BBC News

    Crystal Tadlock was given the free apple on a Delta Air Lines flight to the United States. A woman says she is facing a 0 (£357) fine from the US customs agency after a free apple she was given as a snack … Read more via BBC News – https://i...
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    World Police search schools in hunt for Nashville Waffle House shooter – Reuters

    Police hunting for a gunman who fled naked after killing four people at a Nashville Waffle House searched public schools through the night to make sure they would be safe when they reopen on Monday. Read more via Reuters – https://ift.tt/2HSIUj...
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    World Pope to buy 3,000 ice creams for homeless to celebrate Saint’s Day – Nigeria News today &...

    Pope Francis will celebrate his Saint’s Day, buying 3,000 ice creams for the homeless and other poor people, the Vatican said on Monday, April 23. In the Catholic calendar, April 23 marks St George’s Day. Read more via Nigeria News today & Brea...
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    Michael Bloomberg to pay $4.5m to cover US contribution to Paris climate pact – Yahoo News...

    Former New York mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg said on Sunday he will pay .5 million to cover this year’s US financial commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement. President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the Paris de...
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    Tsvangirai’s Sister Dies ‘After Strike Forces Her Out of Hospital’ – AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

    One of the late former MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s sisters died of asthma and heart disease complications after her family was forced to withdraw her from Parirenyatwa Hospital due to the strike by nurses. Miriro Tsvangirai (47) died at home on...
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    Elderly men and young girls bursted during illegal Thailand hotel orgy (Photos/video) –...

    A video has been released showing the moment 18 men were caught with young girls during an illegal Thailand hotel orgy. According to DailyMail, British men, Americans, Germans, Canadians, Australians, Russians, Malaysians and Chinese party-goers, we...
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    There’s No Scientific Basis for Race—It’s a Made-Up Label – National Geographic

    This story is part of The Race Issue, a special issue of National Geographic that explores how race defines, separates, and unites us. In the first half of the 19th century........ Read more via National Geographic – https://ift.tt/2GkWkUl Get...
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    Macron warns against being ‘weak’ with Putin – The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper – Nigeria and...

    French President Emmanuel Macron warned against showing any weakness towards Vladimir Putin while insisting he wants to work with the Russian strongman. In remarks broadcast Sunday on the eve of … Read more via The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper – ...
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    The US army has made a virtual North Korea to train its soldiers – New Scientist

    Ready solider one. The US army is creating a virtual replica of the planet to drill troops in. The idea is that it will be so realistic that practising missions in virtual reality will be almost as good as the real thing. The latest development is a...

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