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S'African Politicians Say That Nigerians Are Taking Their Women - Dabiri

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Foreign affairs minister Geoffrey Onyeama says Nigeria could have declared war with South Africa over the recent xenophobic attacks against foreign nationals, including Nigerians living in that country. But Onyeama said these calls do not reflect the position of the government. Discussions will be led by the Deputy Speaker of the South African National Assembly Lechesa Tsenoli and his Nigerian counterpart, Deputy Speaker of the Nigerian Senate, Ike Ekweremadu. Read More »

Republic of Ireland v Wales

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The Everton fullback left the field on a stretcher, with an oxygen mask on his face, after Taylor recklessly clattered into him on 68 minutes of the encounter that left Wales facing a tough task to qualify directly for the World Cup. Because it was a little bit of both I think. A brilliant player, a brilliant character - we're all devastated for him. Ireland: Randolph 5, Coleman 6, Keogh 5, O'Shea 5, Ward 5, Whelan 6, Hendrick 5, Walters 6, Meyler 4, McClean 7, Long 6. Read More »

Juncker puts a price on Brexit

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Britain will have to pay when it leaves, but the exact amount has yet to be "scientifically calculated". Video: Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50 on Wednesday 29 March, starting the process of the United Kingdom leaving the EU. Read More »

MP James Cleverly mourns friend killed in terror attack

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He was married with a 5-year-old daughter. Despite the figures lessening in the United Kingdom over the years, we do still top the charts in Europe as the country with the most deaths as a result of terrorism. Only a select number of police officers in Britain are trained as firearms specialists; the rest carry tools including batons and stun guns. "Our family is heartbroken", his brother-in-law Clint Payne said in a statement emailed to AFP. Read More »

Unions Ground Arik Air

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Other issues of contention are; review of conditions of service, remittance of necessary unions' deductions to their respective unions and the non re-instatement of sacked union leaders in the airline. Jude Nwauzor, AMCON's Head of Corporate Communications, while speaking during a telephone interview with PREMIUM TIMES Thursday, said the disruption of activities at the airline's headquarters was uncalled for. Read More »

How disastrous for Trump is healthcare collapse?

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Republicans seized the White House and both chambers of Congress on the core promise of repealing the controversial healthcare law, and proved unable to deliver. Trump said tax reform would be next. "It's imploding and soon will explode and it's not going to be pretty", Trump said. "At the end of the day, this isn't a dictatorship". Read More »

Five children among 12 Syrians killed as boat sinks off Turkey - DHA

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DHA says the boat capsized near the resort town of Kusadasi and that seven people were rescued. The boat capsized in strong wind and waves and was thought to be trying to reach the Greek island of Samos. President Tayyip Erdogan, who accuses Brussels of failing to keep its promises, said on Thursday that Turkey would review all political and administrative ties with the European Union after an April referendum, including the migrant deal. Read More »

London terror attack: Terrorist named by police; details of victims emerge

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But Masood had never been convicted of terrorism offences and "was not the subject of any investigations", the police said, noting there was "no prior intelligence about his intent to mount a terrorist attack". His last conviction was in December 2003 for possession of a knife. About 40 people were injured in the attack, of whom 29 remain in hospital, seven in critical condition. Read More »

British police arrest 7 in connection with London attack

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Metropolitan Police Acting Deputy Commissioner and Head of Counter Terrorism Mark Rowley said in a statement that a total of nine persons remain in custody and one woman has been released on bail. "The police are investigating this man, his associates, where he came from, checking urgently whether other people are involved in this..." According to the law enforcement officials, the attacker - whose identity and nationality has not yet been released - acted alone and is believed to have been ... Read More »

The Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of A Special Education Student

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Previously, the Denver-based 10th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with Endrew's school district. Chief Justice Roberts wrote for the court, "i$3 t can not be right that the IDEA generally contemplates grade-level advancement for children with disabilities who are fully integrated in the regular classroom, but is satisfied with barely more than de minimis progress for children who are not". Read More »

London attack: Woman wearing hijab was 'distressed, horrified', photographer says

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No one is able to tell how she really felt in those moments. Jamie said he was glad to see people online defending her against trolls. Jamie Lorriman, who took the controversial images, agrees that the woman has been treated unfairly. Some news sources even referred to a tweet by Australian lawyer and activist Mariam Veiszadeh, who said she had avoided public transport for the fear of being judged, and that the response to Texas Lone Star's photo only validated those fears. Read More »

US Bombing Blamed for Killing Dozens of Civilians Sheltering in Syrian School

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The American military supported their move on the dam using Apache attack helicopters, M777 and Himars artillery pieces, and U.S. Special Operations forces, according to Col. "The role of coalition forces hasn't changed". Washington, however, sees the YPG as an effective battlefield partner. Although U.S. military sources claimed earlier this month that only 220 civilians had been killed by the coalition since 2014, the monitoring group Airwars put the number as high as 2,463 civilians - ... Read More »

Indian airlines push for no-fly list to ban unruly passengers

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The Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) today banned Gaikwad from flying on Air India and four private airlines for assaulting an Air India employee. Eventually, the MP was forced to take a train to Mumbai from Delhi. That was when Gaikwad hit him repeatedly. Priyadarshini R Sundar, a marketing manager said, "The MP's behaviour is not justifiable in any manner". Read More »

Seek no favours from Yogi: PM Narendra Modi

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Among prominent attendees to the meeting were PM Modi's one-time mentor and Gandhinagar MP LK Advani, textile minister Smriti Irani and almost 45 other Gujarat MPs. The NYT editorial, titled "Modi's Perilous Embrace of Hindu Extremists", said since he came to power in 2014, PM Modi has "played a cagey game, appeasing his party's hardline Hindu base while promoting secular goals of development and economic growth". Read More »

Coalition air strikes 'kill 100 civilians in one building' in Mosul

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Local officials and residents said on Thursday dozens of people were buried in collapsed buildings after an air raid against Islamic State triggered a massive explosion last week. Other displaced residents say they have been forced to act as human shields. The exact cause of the collapses was not clear, but a local lawmaker and two local residents said air strikes by the US -led coalition targeting ISIL militants may have detonated a truck filled with explosives, destroying buildings in a ... Read More »

Rep Trey Gowdy grills FBI's Comey on wiretapping, Russia

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A visibly agitated White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that the investigation into Trump's wiretapping accusation was only in its "first chapter" and there was "interesting news" yet to come. Nunes's freakish decision to personally brief the president on this information before discussing it with members of the committee renewed calls for a congressional select committee or independent commission to probe the Trump/Russia allegations. Read More »

Trump Defended Wiretapping and Voter Fraud Claims in TIME Interview

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In the transcript below, we have redacted everything that is not verifiably true. Questioned about his wiretapping allegations, Trump defended himself by saying that he used "quotes". "When I said 'wire tapping, ' it was in quotes". Trump asked. "I'm just quoting the newspaper". In the famous publication's most recent cover story , Trump refused to walk back any of his past statements. Read More »

Tripura police probing threats to TMC leader-turned-BJP member

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A former chairman of Trinamool Congress in Tripura, who joined the BJP yesterday, filed a police complaint today alleging that he received threat calls from two TMC activists. Two top TMC leaders, Surajit Dutta and Ratan Chakraborty, have joined the BJP. State BJP president Biplab Kumar Deb is learnt to have met TMC legislator Biswabandhu Sen besides Congress MLA Ratan Lal Nath, who had indirectly supported demonetisation in the last assembly session. Read More »

Gregory Campbell: Martin McGuinness 'should have expressed regret for past'

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Former IRA commander Martin McGuinness, the sectarian devil who later helped orchestrate peace in Northern Island, was buried Thursday in his hometown of Derry — the next stop on his itinerary being Hell. McGuinness and said that while Mr. McGuinness was "a true son of Derry", he also had a great affinity for Donegal. Mr McGuinness died following a short illness on Tuesday, 21 March. Read More »

French presidential hopeful Le Pen attends Russian parliament meeting

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March 24: Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Kremlin is not seeking to influence the presidential race in France, but has the right to meet with representatives of the country's political parties. He added: "We won't have any financing (of her presidential campaign) from Russian banks, I can guarantee that 100 percent". RT Francais, a Kremlin-funded news agency, reported on Friday that Russian Federation could help Le Pen to defend French people against terrorists and migrants. Read More »

Several injured in shooting in Lille, France

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Network Nine reports that witnesses heard at least five shots and a heavy police presence is at the scene. One of those hurt is reported to be a 14 year old boy who suffered a leg wound. A polices source said: 'The attack was in place Jacques Febvrier, next to the Porte d'Arras metro station. Two of the wounded were found at the scene, while the third made their way to a nearby hospital. Read More »

Locals are shocked at Birmingham's link to attack

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A former British army officer told the BBC on Friday that rescuers held the hand of Constable Keith Palmer and talked to him as they tried in vain to save his life after he was stabbed during the attack on Parliament. A JustGiving fundraising page for the slain officer's family has already received more than $600,000 in pledges and another donation page set up by Muslims United for London to support the attack victims has amassed more than $27,400. Read More »