Saturday, 30 April 2016

Prince's Death Investigation Has Taken A Grim Turn

This week, as investigators look into Prince’s tragic death at the age of 57, new details have emerged that appear to paint a tragic picture. Two days ago, investigators told the media that they are focusing on the role that painkillers might have played in the musician’s death.

This news came shortly after a TMZ report claimed that Prince’s emergency landing days before his death was caused by a drug overdose. Today, the county sheriff investigating the death has asked for help from the Drug Enforcement Administration, as prescription painkillers were found in Prince’s possession when he died.

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Warren Buffett isn’t worried about President Trump

Some Americans are so upset about the prospect of a President Donald Trump that they’re threatening to inundate Canada with a wave of U.S. refugees come November. But Warren Buffett won’t be one of them.

When asked at the Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A) annual meeting if Donald Trump might harm his company's interests if elected president, the famous CEO said, "this won't be the main problem," as thousands in attendance guffawed. Then he reflected on the way his business and many others have survived all manner of regulation, meddling and turmoil.

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Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Closes In On Ex-gov Over 29 Dubai Assets

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), is closingin on a former governor from the Southern part of the country, who is alleged to own 29 choice property in the United Arab Emirate (UAE), Saturday Telegraph’s investigation has revealed.

Sources disclosed that the former governor would soon be invited to the commission’s headquarters in Abuja, to answer questions on the alleged ownership of the luxury houses, each of which is said to be valued at over $1 million. It will be recalled that New Telegraph had exclusively reported on Monday the tracing of the property by the Foreign Desk Office of the EFCC.

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We’ll Use Recovered Money To Create Jobs For Youths – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said his administration was determined to recover money stolen by former public officers to create jobs for the nation’s teeming unemployed youths.

The President said this at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Gbakuta, Iseyin, Oyo State, during the swearing-in of Batch `A’ corps members posted to the state.

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Egypt Puts On Trial 237 Activists For Protests Against Sisi

Egypt put on trial 237 activists arrested for protesting against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, judicial sources said on Saturday, the first court cases after demonstrations this month.

Thousands angered by Sisi's decision to hand over two islands to Saudi Arabia called on April 15 for his government to fall in the largest demonstration since the former army general took office in 2014. Security forces dispersed a second protest.

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Germany To Ask European Commission To Allow Extension Of Border Controls

Germany will ask the European Commission to allow an extension of temporary border controls within the Schengen zone of passport-free travel beyond mid-May, Interior Minister Thomas De Maiziere said on Saturday.

Germany and some other European Union members have introduced temporary border checks to control or halt record flows of migrants fleeing conflicts in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere and traveling to western Europe via the Balkans.

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Colorado Woman Who Cut Baby From Stranger’s Womb Sentenced To 100 Years in Prison

 A judge sentenced a Colorado woman who cut a baby from a stranger’s womb to 100 years in prison, including the maximum penalties for attempted murder and unlawful termination of a pregnancy.

Judge Maria Berkenkotter said the harshest sentences for the most serious charges were justified by the brutality of the 2015 attack, which she described as performing a cesarean with a kitchen knife. Berkenkotter also said the victim, Michelle Wilkins, as well as her family and the community needed Dynel Lane, 36, to express remorse.

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Rescuers Search Rubble Of Nairobi Building Collapse, At Least 12 Dead

Rescue workers raced on Saturday to save more residents from the rubble of a six-storey building in Nairobi after it collapsed overnight following heavy rain. At least 12 people were confirmed dead.

President Uhuru Kenyatta visited the site of Friday night's disaster and ordered the arrest of the owners of the building, which had been condemned by the authorities.

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Senator Iyabo Anisulowo's Kidnappers Demand 200 Million Naira As Ransom

Abductors of a former Minister, Iyabo Anisulowo, have demanded the payment of N200 million as ransom for her release, sources informed of the investigation have told PREMIUM TIMES.
The former minister was kidnapped on Wednesday along Sawonjo/Iganokoto road in Yewa area of her home state of Ogun.

Her abductors contacted the family by phone on Friday night demanding the payment. They made the phone call using the former minister’s mobile phone number, our sources said. The family were negotiating with the unnamed callers at the time of this report.

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Russia Defends Intercept Of U.S. Reconnaissance Plane Over Baltic

 Russia said on Saturday it had sent a fighter plane on Friday to intercept a U.S. aircraft approaching its border over the Baltic Sea because the American plane had turned off its transponder, which is needed for identification.

The Pentagon said the U.S. Air Force RC-135 plane had been flying a routine route in international airspace and that the Russian SU-27 fighter had intercepted it in an "unsafe and unprofessional" way.

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Scores Of Fulani Herdsmen Flee Enugu

Fulani herdsmen and some of their petty-traders have deserted towns and villages in Enugu State, following the attack on Nimbo Community in Uzo Uwani Local Government Monday morning.

This was even as facts emerged that security men drafted to Nimbo to prevent the attack abandoned their duty posts, paving the way for the herdsmen to kill over 6 persons in the community.

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Protests Force Trump Into A Ditch, En route To Make His California Pitch

A little over a month before California’s pivotal Republican presidential primary, Donald Trump began his official wooing of party delegates Friday, headlining a kickoff lunch at the state’s annual GOP convention.

But Trump’s appearance was nearly derailed by massive protests outside the Hyatt Regency hotel, where the convention is being held. More than a thousand protesters blocked surrounding streets, and at one point, knocked down police barricades as they attempted to storm the building before Trump’s speech.

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Friday, 29 April 2016

Punishments But No Criminal Charges In US Attack On Hospital

A U.S. aerial gunship attack on a hospital in Afghanistan that killed 42 people occurred because of human errors, process mistakes and equipment failures, and none of the aircrew or U.S. ground troops knew the target was a hospital, a top U.S. general said Friday.

"This was an extreme situation" complicated by combat fatigue among U.S. special operations forces, Gen. Joseph Votel told a Pentagon news conference. Votel headed U.S. Special Operations Command at the time of the tragic attack last fall. In March he took over U.S. Central Command, which oversees military operations in Afghanistan and the Middle East.

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SHOCKING: ‘Decomposing Bodies’ Of Nigerian Soldiers Killed By Boko Haram In Borno State

Bodies of Nigerian soldiers killed on April 18 in a Boko Haram ambush in Gubio, Borno state, are yet to be retrieved, a soldier on the war front has told TheCable.

The soldier said Gubio, a local government, is the “nemesis” of Nigerian troops as the insurgents are still fully in control, despite the successes recorded since President Muhammadu Buhari came to power.

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Tiwa Savage's Marriage To Teebillz Is Over - Tiwa Reveals In An Interview

Tiwa Savage clearly has a lot to say concerning her failed marriage. In an emotional interview exclusively obtained by Pulse, the singer says she never knew of his third child here in Nigeria.

According to her,

"Before marriage, I didn’t know of his third child in Nigeria. A lot of people warned me about him, but I am going to say I made a mistake. At the beginning everyone says you can’t leave the marriage because our culture frowns on it. I made a mistake, do I have to wait ten years, 15 years?

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ISIS has released new images purporting to show the executions of two 'spies' in it's 'caliphate capital in Syria.

A series of photographs taken from 'first-person shooter game'-angles show the public executions of two men, entitled 'Harvest of the Spies', in Raqqa, Syria.

The photographs show the two men being condemned to crucifixion, before being shot and killed in front of a large crowd, including dozens of women and children.

ISIS executions: A series of photographs taken from 'first-person shooter'-angles show the public killings of two men accused of spying on ISIS
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Bank of Terror fraud gang which included an X Factor star and a defendant supported by Jeremy Corbyn face years in jail for conning elderly victims to fund ISIS in Syria

A gang who conned pensioners out of their life savings in a £1million fraud that helped finance a 'Bank of Terror' funding ISIS in Syria are being jailed today.

The group, which included an X Factor star and a fraudster who convinced Jeremy Corbyn to argue for bail, had a 'catastrophic' impact on victims, which included Second World War veterans.
Some of the pensioners were in their nineties when they had their savings stolen, and the average age of those targeted was 83.

In the dock: Mohamed Dahir was part of a 'Bank of Terror' gang that defrauded pensioners out of £1million - and persuaded Jeremy Corbyn to ask a judge to allow him out of jail
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Thursday, 28 April 2016

Saraki Pleads Not Guilty To Amended 16 Counts

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on Thursday pleaded not guilty to amended 16 counts preferred against him by the Federal Government before the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

The amendment to the original 13 counts added fresh counts including his failure to declare his interest in a foreign credit card account to which he allegedly transferred huge sums of money to while being Governor of Kwara State.

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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

'These girls will give any man trust issues': Blogger shares women's VERY honest sex stories on Twitter and leaves her male followers shaken

A blogger who asked women to share their most explicit sex stories on Twitter has left her male followers feeling a little paranoid.

Dami Olonisakin, from London - who blogs under the name Oloni - writes about sex and relationships, and on Tuesday night she asked women to submit their most toe-curling 'hoe stories'.
They came in thick and fast, and the blogger then shared them anonymously with her 16,000 followers.

Blogger writes about sex and relationships, and on Tuesday night she asked women to submit their most toe-curling 'hoe stories'. She was inundated with messages, which she then shared with her 16,000 followers
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Jay Z: First Pic Since ‘Lemonade’ — Is He Freaked By Cheating Scandal?

There he is! Jay Z surfaced for the first time since the release of Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ on April 26, but was he looking totally concerned and freaked by the widespread speculation that he’d cheated on his wife?! See the first photos here and decide for yourself…

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Married migrant who raped a ten-year-old boy at a swimming pool because he had not had sex for four months and it was 'a sexual emergency' pleads guilty in Austrian court

An Iraqi asylum seeker has admitted to raping a 10-year-old boy at a public swimming pool because he was having a 'sexual emergency' after being separated from his wife for four months.

The 20-year-old, who has a child of his own, reportedly grabbed the youngster and dragged him into a changing cabin before assaulting him at the pools in Vienna.

The Iraqi man admitted in court to raping the 10-year-old boy at the swimming pool (pictured) in Vienna
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Border force airport strikes banned for three months - but customs and immigration staff reject claims that a walk-out would put people at risk

Airport customs and immigration staff, who have been banned from taking industrial action for three months, have rejected claims that airport strikes put the community at risk.

Border Force officers and immigration department staff lost their right to strike for 90 days at airports under a Fair Work Commission ruling released on Wednesday.

Airport customs and immigration staff, who have been banned from taking industrial action for three months (stock image)
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Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’: ‘Becky’ Is More Than 1 Person & Jay Z May Have Cheated Multiple Times

Who IS Becky?! That’s what fans are still asking four days after the release of Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade,’ on which she mysteriously mentions ‘Becky with the good hair’ in a song about her man being unfaithful. It turns out, Becky might actually be more than one woman, according to a new report. Did Jay Z have multiple affairs!?

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Canada PM Trudeau Says No To Ransoms

Canada will not pay ransoms for the release of its citizens held hostage overseas, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday after the gruesome killing of a Canadian in the Philippines.

"Canada does not and will not pay ransom to terrorists, directly or indirectly," Trudeau said, vowing instead to hunt down and prosecute hostage-takers.

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NLC, TUC demand N56, 000 as new national minimum wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) have jointly proposed and presented N56, 000 as the new minimum wage to the Federal Government.
The current national minimum wage is N18, 000.

The NLC president, Ayuba Wabba, said this at a news conference on Wednesday in Abuja.
Mr. Wabba said both the NLC and the TUC made the formal demand on the proposed national minimum wage to the Federal Government on Tuesday.

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Fulani Herdsmen Hold 8 Hostage In Delta Community

Apprehension gripped residents of Obiaruku community, Ukwani Local Government Area, Delta State, as eight persons were held hostage for several hours by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

Those held hostage, Vanguard gathered, were working in a farmland in the community when they were seized at 6 a.m., by the herdsmen who allegedly brutalised them.

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Turkey Visa Deal Only Once 'All Criteria Met'- EU

The EU's top diplomat Federica Mogherini said Tuesday that Turkey would only get visa-free travel to the bloc once it has met all the required criteria.

Turkey has demanded its citizens be allowed to enter the European Union's passport free Schengen zone without visas by June, in exchange for it taking back migrants from Europe.

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Paris Terror Attacks Suspect Abdeslam Transferred To France

Key Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam has been transferred from Belgium to France where he was expected to be charged later Wednesday over the bloody rampage, prosecutors said.

Abdeslam, a French national of Moroccan origin who grew up in Belgium, is believed to be the last surviving member of the terror squad that killed 130 people in the French capital in November.

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Trump’s ‘Very Good’ Night: ‘I Consider Myself The Presumptive Nominee’

Donald Trump took another step toward clinching the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday, easily sweeping Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Rhode Island and Connecticut in the latest round of GOP primaries.

But Trump’s victories, while commanding, did not bring an end to the Republican contest. Though the real estate mogul and former reality television star was expected to take home the majority of the 172 delegates at stake in Tuesday’s voting, adding to his already sizeable lead, Pennsylvania’s delegate rules stopped Trump from making a clean sweep.

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Saraki Arrives Tribunal With Two Senators

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki has just arrived the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, for his ongoing trial in company of just two senators.

Saraki who is currently standing trial on a 13 count charge bordering on false declaration of assets arrived the tribunal in company of Senator, Tayo Alasoadura of Ondo State while the other Senator is yet to be identified.

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Embattled Former Finance Minister Refunds N140m, Surrenders Two Houses

Embattled former Finance Minister, Senator Esther Nenadi Usman, has returned N140 million out of the N2.5 billion she allegedly received from the office of the former National Security Adviser ahead of the 2015 Presidential elections.

In addition, the former Senator, who served as the Director of Finance for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential Campaign Organisation, has surrendered two of her houses to the Federal Government as a condition for her release from the custody of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

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Fulani Herdsmen Engaged Policemen, Soldiers In A Shoot-out

The Force headquarters said a special team set up by the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, has prevented many attacks on innocent Nigerians by Fulani herdsmen.
It stated that the Special Intelligence Response Team, had foiled many violent attacks by bandits, including herdsmen, adding that many suspects had also been arrested and charged to court.

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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Married couple 'lured woman, 20, with learning disabilities to their home then drugged, raped and murdered her before wrapping her in a shower curtain and hiding her under their bed'

A married couple lured a 20-year-old woman with learning difficulties into their home before drugging, raping and murdering her with a hammer, a court heard today.

Steven Beards, 34, of Bentley, West Midlands, is accused of murdering and raping Susan Whiting in Bloxwich last August while wife Julie Beards, 35, of Walsall, is also accused of murder. Both deny the charges.

Susan Whiting's body was found at the home of Steven and Julie Beards in August last year
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Detective 'put four men wrongly accused of gang rape through two years of “living hell” after he cherry-picked and airbrushed evidence that could've helped'

A detective put four men through a 'living hell' when they were wrongly accused of gang rape after he cherry picked and airbrushed evidence that could have helped, a court has heard.

Detective Constable Ben Lewis, of Gloucestershire Police was accused of 'stark errors' in his handling of the investigation into Thady Duff, Leo Mahon and Patrick Foster, all 22, and James Martin, 20.
They were accused of gang raping a young woman at a ball at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester, Gloucestershire in May 2014.

Thady Duff, cleared of gang raping a young woman at the Royal Agricultural University and are now asking for the CPS to pay their legal costs
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Muslim Group Urges FG To Declare Fulani Herdsmen Terrorists

An Islamic organisation, Muslims Against Terror, has called on the Federal Government to declare Fulani animal herders involved the killing of farmers around the country terrorists and insurgents.

Signed by Dr. Ahmad Amadi Jnr., the statement called for unrestrained condemnation of the herders' violent activities. ‎

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'Indian ppl are disgusting... kill the bums': The racist and homophobic texts sent by San Francisco police officer revealed

The disparaging homophobic and racist texts about black, Indian and Hispanic people allegedly sent by San Francisco police officers have been released to the public.

Texts discovered during an investigation into an ongoing separate 2015 sexual assault scandal involving SFPD officer Jason Lai feature messages including 'F*** that n*g' and 'Indian ppl are disgusting'.
Racist and homophobic text messages were sent to and from Jason Lai, a San Francisco police officer who resigned from the department earlier this month
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Sex attacker, 28, faces years behind bars for series of indecent assaults on women on their doorsteps in 10-day reign of terror just months after he arrived from Algeria

A serial sex attacker is set to be jailed after he was convicted of attacking a string of women over a 10-day spree in South London.

Mehdi Midani, 28, followed eight women as they walked home at night then groped some on their doorstep and slapped the buttocks of others.

Guilty: Mehdi Midani has been convicted of assaulting a string of women in South London
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Angela Simmons’ Engagement Ring Revealed — See Her Diamond Here

We hear some wedding bells! Angela Simmons just announced her engagement and the ring is absolutely stunning, we can’t even handle it! Although we still don’t know who her mystery fiancee is, her ring is huge and gorgeous. What do you guys think?

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Revealed: How Native Americans are backing Hillary over Trump because they fear The Don will allow an oil pipeline to run through the heart of their homeland

'If we get a Republican president we will get a pipeline within three weeks,' says Martin Jorgensen, a 91-year-old cattle farmer and bull breeder.

The pipeline in question is known as Keystone XL and would carry Canadian oil from the tar sands of Alberta 1,700 miles across America to Steele City, Nebraska, where it would join up with other pipelines taking it to refineries in Texas and Illinois. Most of it would then be exported.

Martin Jorgensen and his wife at their farm outside Winner, South Dakota. The pipeline would run for more than a mile under their land
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Tyka Nelson: 5 Things To Know About Prince’s Sister Who May Inherit His Fortune

In the wake of Prince’s unexpected death on April 21, the icon’s sister, Tyka Nelson, has been thrust into the spotlight. And as the singer’s closest living relative, Tyka may just be the one to inherit Prince’s MASSIVE fortune.

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Rita Ora Wears Exact Same Outfit As Beyonce After Jay Z Affair Accusations

Either Rita Ora is trying to make a major statement…or she picked a REALLY bad day to wear this Gucci outfit!
The singer was photographed wearing the exact skirt and shirt combo Beyonce wore in her ‘Formation’ video on the SAME day fans accused her of being Jay Z’s ‘other woman,’ who Bey sings about on ‘Lemonade.’ YIKES!

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ISIS fighters earn an extra $50 a month per wife - or sex slave - documents reveal... but the cash-strapped group has told militants to stop joyriding the group's vehicles to save money

The wages paid to ISIS fighters has been revealed with jihadis receiving additional monthly cash payments for every extra wife, child and sex slave in their home.
New documents captured from ISIS territory have shown that one jihadi, known as al-Jiburi, received a basic wage of $50 a month.

In addition he gained 50 extra dollars for each of his two wives and another $35 for each of his six children.
New documents captured from ISIS territory have shown that one jihadi, known as al-Jiburi received a basic wage of $50 a month
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Girl, 16, stabbed her older brother to death to protect their mother during an argument, family say

A teenage girl stabbed her older brother to death because she was trying to protect their mother during an argument, the family said.

Police arrived at the home at Telegraph Square Lane and Oakwell Lane in Harris County, Texas, at 10.30pm on Sunday to reports of a stabbing.

A teenage girl stabbed her brother Mario Aguirre (pictured) to death during an argument
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South Sudan Rebel Chief Set Finally To Return To Juba

After a week-long delay, South Sudan rebel chief Riek Machar is finally expected back in Juba on Tuesday to join a unity government being formed to end more than two years of civil war.

A rebel statement said Machar, who is to be sworn in as first vice-president alongside his longtime arch rival, President Salva Kiir, "will be arriving today in Juba April 26, 2016".

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Canadian Executed By Islamic Militants In Philippines

Islamic militants in the Philippines have executed a Canadian hostage, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday, after the Filipino authorities said they had found the head of a foreign man on a remote island.

"I'm outraged by the news that a Canadian citizen, John Ridsdel, held hostage in the Philippines since September 21, 2015, has been killed at the hands of his captors," Trudeau said.

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Burundi President Condemns Killing Of General Amid Rising Violence

 Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has condemned the killing of a senior army officer who was shot along with his wife and bodyguard in an attack that also wounded their child in an expanding wave of violence in the central African nation.

Brigadier General Athanase Kararuza, who was a military adviser in the office of the vice president, was dropping his child off at a school in the capital Bujumbura on Monday when his car was attacked by rocket and gun fire, army spokesman Gaspard Baratuza told reporters.

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Police, Army Disagree Over 56 Arrested Herdsmen’s Whereabouts

The police and the Nigerian Army have contradicted their claims on the whereabouts of 56 Fulani herdsmen, who were arrested with arms at a military checkpoint, along the Airport Road, Abuja, last week.

Troops arrested 36 armed Fulani herdsmen at a checkpoint in Keffi, Nasarawa State, while another 56 herdsmen were also caught with arms along the Airport Road, Abuja, by the military.

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Monday, 25 April 2016

The 107-year-old who danced with Obama caught in bureaucratic catch-22 hell: She can't get a photo ID without her birth certificate... and can't get her birth certificate without a photo ID

A video of her jubilantly dancing with the Obamas at the White House won the hearts of millions and made her an internet star.
And last month, Virginia McLaurin celebrated her 107th birthday in style by getting down with the Harlem Globetrotters.

Virginia McLaurin became a star after a video of her dancing with the Obamas went viral but the 107-year is now  in a bureaucratic catch-22 and can't get a government-issued photo ID
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Neighbor jailed for 40 to 60 years for raping Down's Syndrome girl, 8, admits having 650,000 child porn images on his computer including one of him torturing her in 1989

A 70-year-old man jailed for 40 to 60 years for raping an eight-year-old girl with Down's Syndrome has admitted having 650,000 child pornography images on his computer - including one of her.

David Heinsen, from Nashville, Michigan, admitted torturing and raping the young girl in 1989 after a picture of him abusing her was found among his sick collection of child porn.

David Heinsen raped an eight-year-old girl with Down's Syndrome and has now admitted having 650,000 child pornography images on his computer - including one of her
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Guyanese immigrant girl raised by single mother working two jobs gets accepted by 21 colleges including all eight Ivy League schools

When Kelly Hyles was brought to America by mother Anetta aged just 11, she knew she had been given an amazing opportunity to improve her life.

While Anetta worked two jobs a day to provide for her daughter, Kelly woke herself up at 5.30am in their New York home before traveling an hour and a half to school, then spent her evenings in tutoring classes or volunteering at Mount Sinai hospital.

Kelly Hyles with mother Anetta
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