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    World Teen killed as violence hits Sierra Leone bye-election – Punch Newspapers

    Violent clashes erupted during a local bye-election in Sierra Leone leaving a teenager dead and prompting the cancellation of the ballot, police and election officials said on Sunday. The incident occurred on Saturday at a polling station in a school in the northern Kambia district, where a...
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    World Internet Society, Facebook announce Internet Exchange Points throughout Africa – TechCity

    The Internet Society and Facebook are partnering to expand internet connectivity across Africa. They are aiming to achieve this by developing Internet Exchange Points (IXP) throughout Africa..... Read more via TechCity – Get more World News
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    World FBI contacts 2nd Kavanaugh accuser; Trump says extra scrutiny may be ‘blessing in disguise’ – Fox News

    The FBI has reached out to a second woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault -- a day after President Trump ordered the bureau to conduct a new background investigation. An attorney for Deborah Ramirez, who claims that Kavanaugh exposed.... Read more via...
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    Business Ghana’s Kosmos Innovation Center Wins 2018 P3 Impact Award – TechMoran

    The University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society, Concordia and the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Partnerships is pleased to announce during the 2018 Concordia Summit in New York City today, the winner of the fifth annual P3 Impact Award...
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    World Merkel warns Trump against ‘destroying’ UN – The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday warned US President Donald Trump against "destroying" the United Nations. "I believe that destroying something without having developed something new is extremely dangerous," Merkel said at a regional election … Read more via The Guardian Nigeria...
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    World Dubai airport denies attacks by Houthi rebels’ drones – Premium Times Nigeria

    Dubai International Airport denied Yemeni Houthi rebels’ reports that the airport was attacked by drones, the Dubai government’s media office said on Sunday. “With regards to reports by questionable sources this morning, Dubai Airports can confirm that Dubai International Airport is operating...
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    World Five dead as migrant boat capsizes – Punch Newspapers

    Five people died after a boat carrying illegal migrants capsized off Turkey’s northwestern coast on Sunday, state media reported. The Turkish coastguard found the bodies after the rubber vessel sank off the Enez district in Edirne province.... Read more via Punch Newspapers –...
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    World U.S. ambassador accuses China of ‘bullying’ with ‘propaganda ads’ – Premium Times Nigeria

    A week after an official Chinese newspaper ran a four-page ad in a U.S. daily touting the mutual benefits of U.S.-China trade, the U.S. ambassador to China accused Beijing of using the American press to spread propaganda. U.S. / President Donald Trump on Wednesday referred to … Read more via...
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    World Death toll over 800 in Indonesia’s quake-Tsunami – Vanguard News

    The death toll from a powerful earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia leapt to 832 Sunday, as stunned people on the stricken island of Sulawesi struggled to find food and water and looting spread. Trail of destruction by the Indonesian Quake-Tsunami The new toll announced by the national disaster...
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    World Money launderers turn EU banks into playground – Vanguard News

    European Union nations may boast the world’s most stringent anti-money laundering rules, but recent scandals show that money launderers are good at exploiting the bloc’s Achilles’ heel: A patent lack of coordination. Denmark’s bank Danske used by money launderers to spirit away about...
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    World Paul Biya hits campaign trail ahead of Cameroon vote – TODAY.NG

    "It was as if time stood still," said an exuberant announcer as Cameroon’s President Paul Biya landed in the country’s north to kick-off campaigning ahead of next week’s polls.... Read more via TODAY.NG – Get more World News
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    World China manufacturing activity slows as trade war rages – TODAY.NG

    Chinese factory activity slowed in September, official data showed Sunday, as the Asian giant’s trade war with the United States showed no sign of abating.... Read more via TODAY.NG – Get more World News
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    World Recep Erdogan opens huge mosque in Germany amid rival rallies – TODAY.NG

    Thousands of rival demonstrators hit the streets of Cologne as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened the country’s largest mosque at the end of his visit to Germany. The inauguration on Saturday capped a controversial three-day state visit aimed at repairing frayed ties with Berlin...
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    World California bans gun sales to people under 21 – Yahoo News

    Most people under 21 won’t be able to buy guns in California starting next year under a law Gov. Jerry Brown announced signing Friday. It will prevent people under 21 from buying rifles and other types of guns. State … Read more via Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines –...
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    World Brexit Countdown: With 6 Months to Go, Is Britain Ready for the Worst? – Newsweek

    Thursday marks six months to Brexit Day—March 29, 2019. As things stand, that will be the day the U.K. leaves the European Union (EU), whether with a newly-negotiated relationship or with nothing at all. It may be six months until Brexit Day, but any … Read more via More Top Stories –...