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  1. Nigeria World News

    World China’s former Interpol chief pleads guilty to bribery – Capital News

    BEIJING, Jun 20 – Former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei pleaded guilty at a trial in China on Thursday to accepting $2.1 million in bribes — a remarkable fall from grace for the former vice minister of public security. The Tianjin No.1 Intermediate Court said Meng “showed repentance” during …...
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    World Naspers invests in South African tech start-up, SweepSouth – IT News Africa

    On Thursday, 20 June 2019, Naspers Foundry announced its first deal, with a $2.4 million investment in South African tech startup, SweepSouth. The startup is an online cleaning services platform that connects clients to trusted and reliable domestic cleaners.... Read more via IT News Africa...
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    World Alaska teenager plotted best friend’s murder for $9 million, police say – Pulse Nigeria

    The woman, Denali Brehmer, even took Snapchat photos and videos of the homicide as proof, according to court documents filed Friday. Duped by a man she met on the internet who lived nearly 4,000 miles away, an 18-year-old Alaska woman lured her best friend to a … Read more via Pulse Nigeria...
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    World Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt in runoff for UK prime minister – AP NEWS

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s next prime minister will be a man in his 50s who went to Oxford University — either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt, the two finalists selected Thursday in a race to lead the governing Conservative Party. Johnson, a flamboyant former foreign secretary and ex-mayor …...
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    World Why is it hard to stop Ebola spreading? – World Economic Forum

    Ebola has claimed around 1400 lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo while there are reports that two people have lost their lives in western Uganda. The Conversation Africa’s Ozayr Patel asked Janusz Paweska about how the disease has spread and what can be done. How is … Read more via...
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    World Trump’s Trade War Is Slowly But Surely Paralyzing Business – Forbes

    Last week the Business Roundtable, an organization of large company leaders, released its quarterly CEO Economic Outlook Index. The index tracks what executives expect for sales, capital spending, and hiring over the next six months... Read more via Forbes – http://bit.ly/2L4eBcX Get more...
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    World A Woman Had Stomach Pains For 10 Years. The Reason Why Was 1 Foot Long – ScienceAlert

    After a Chinese woman complained about stomach pains for more than 10 years, doctors performed surgery and found the cause of her pain was a foot-long parasitic worm inside of her intestines, Fox News reported. Before her surgery, the 41-year-old woman had gone to multiple doctors for her...
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    World ‘Joints will be separated’: Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, retold – AP NEWS

    GENEVA (AP) — The gathering on the second floor of the Saudi consulate featured an unlikely collection: a forensic doctor, intelligence and security officers, agents of the crown prince’s office. As they waited for their target to arrive, one asked how they would carry out the body. Not …...
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    World Dominican Republic: Three Possible Causes of American Deaths at Resorts – Theepochtimes.com

    At least 12 Americans have died in the Dominican Republic over the past year in suspicious circumstances, prompting international focus on the country as investigators try to find any links between the deaths as well as the causes. Autopsies for some of the victims have indicated heart attacks...
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    World Iran Shoots Down U.S. Drone; Trump Says ‘You’ll Soon Find Out’ If U.S. Will Strike – NPR.org

    After Iran shot down a U.S. drone, President Donald Trump speculated that "it could have been someone loose and stupid" behind the surface-to-air missile strike. The president spoke about the issue Thursday, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House national security adviser John...
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    World Facebook usage has collapsed since scandals, data shows – the Guardian

    Facebook usage has plummeted over the last year, even as the company continues to insist that its use has stayed stable or even grown in the same period, according to data seen by the Guardian. Since April 2018, the first full month after the news of the Cambridge … Read more via the...
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    World Court demands review of Saudi arms sales – BBC News

    Campaigners have won a legal challenge over the UK government's decision to allow arms sales to Saudi Arabia, which is engaged in the war in Yemen. Campaign Against Arms Trade argued the decision to continue to license military equipment for export to the Gulf state was unlawful..... Read...
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    World UN reveals secret tape of Jamal Khashoggi’s last moments – TODAY.NG

    The top line out of the new United Nations report released Wednesday on the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi is that there is “credible evidence” that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and other high-level officials are personally liable for the grisly murder. But the 101-page...
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    World App that connects users with abortion providers launches across Canada – CBC.ca

    A smartphone app that matches people with their nearest abortion provider launches across Canada on Wednesday. The web-based app was developed by Waterloo region's Shore Centre, a sexual health resource centre.... Read more via “sexual health” – Google News – http://bit.ly/2x6Suum Get more...
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    World Many parents struggle for years to adjust after learning a child’s sexual orientation – EurekAlert

    Two years after their child "comes out" as lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB), many parents still say that it is moderately or very hard for them to adjust to the news, according to a study published today. Those responses are the same, on average Read more via “sexual health” – Google News –...
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    World PrEP reduces HIV infections by over 95% in US ‘real world’ study – aidsmap

    A study of people prescribed PrEP over a four-year period at a large centre in Los Angeles has found that HIV incidence in people taking PrEP was more than 95% lower than among service users who discontinued PrEP, and at least 92% lower than among the clinic population in general.... Read...
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    World YouTube may be planning to hide the comment section by default – SlashGear

    The comment section on YouTube is notorious for its generally low-quality and otherwise awful content. Users get into fights with strangers, the occasional scammer peddles their garbage, desperate creators beg for viewers, and trolls stir up drama with incendiary comments.... Many users avoid...
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    World Alphabet Shareholders Demand Accountability – Wired

    Alphabet, Google’s parent company, faced an onslaught of 14 independent shareholder proposals during its annual meeting on Wednesday, most criticizing the concentration of power in the hands of a few executives and all demanding some kind of structural change to make the company more...
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    World Biden Tells Elite Donors He Doesn’t Want to ‘Demonize’ the Rich – Yahoo News

    (Bloomberg) — Former Vice President Joe Biden told affluent donors Tuesday that he wanted their support and — perhaps unlike some other Democratic presidential candidates — wouldn’t be making them political targets because of their wealth. “Remember, I got in trouble with some of … Read more...
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    World Parents throw punches — not baseballs — in brawl at children’s baseball game in Colorado – NBC News

    Parents brawled at a children’s baseball game in Lakewood, Colorado, in a wild free-for-all captured on video, authorities said. Four people were cited for disorderly conduct and fighting in public after Saturday’s melee on the field at Westgate Elementary School, and police are asking for …...
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