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ISIS claims responsibility for US killings

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Islamic State’s Amaq News Agency on Sunday said the Islamist militant group was responsible for the shooting that killed no fewer than 50 people in a massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The Islamic State media outlet said the perpetrator of the Orlando nightclub attack was a member of the extremist organisation. “The armed attack that targeted a gay ...

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50 killed in Florida nightclub shooting – the worst in US history

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A gunman killed 50 people at a packed gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida on Sunday and wounded 53 others before being killed by police in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, Reuters reports. The shooter was identified as Omar S. Mateen, a Florida resident who a senior FBI official said might have had leanings towards Islamic State militants. Officials ...

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66 feared dead as Egyptian plane crashes into Mediterranean

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An EgyptAir flight, MS804, with 66 passengers on board went missing in the early hours of Thursday over the Mediterranean en route from Paris to Cairo, Egypt. The Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister, Sherif Fathi, said the crash was likely caused by a terror attack rather than a technical error,USA Today reports. The flight was said to have made two sharp ...

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US to return $350m stolen by Nigerian generals

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The United States government has reassured the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government that it would return at least $350m of stolen money from Nigeria. US Secretary of State, John Kerry, made this pledge during the Anti-corruption Summit Plenary at Lancaster House London, United Kingdom. He said, “This money goes somewhere, folks. When I read that tens of billions of dollars ...

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Militants blow up Chevron’s Okan platform

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Suspected militants in the Niger Delta on Thursday blew up a major valve platform belonging to Chevron Nigeria Limited around Escravos in Warri, Delta State. A group known as Niger Delta Avengers has claimed responsibility for the explosion. In a statement signed by its spokesman, Col. Madoch Agbinibo, the NDA warned the Federal Government that the deployment of soldiers in ...

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Nigeria must not be consumer market for Chinese products —Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping prepare to shake hands during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on April 12, 2016. Muhammadu Buhari is on a visit to China from April 11 to 15. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / KENZABURO FUKUHARA

*Calls for reduction of trade imbalance between Nigeria, China *Orders establishment of c’ttees on new China, Nigeria projects *China releases $15m for 50 agric farms in Nigeria Nigeria must not be seen as a consumer market alone, but an investment destination where goods can also be manufactured and consumed locally, President Muhammadu Buhari, has said. He also ordered immediate establishment ...

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Five Chibok parents received calls from missing girls’ mobiles

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Five parents of the abducted 219 Chibok schoolgirls have received calls from the phone numbers of their missing daughters. The parents who reportedly called back the lines were however told off by the respondents at the other end, it was gathered in Abuja on Tuesday. The Chairman, Chibok Community in Abuja, Tsambido Abana, told our correspondent that the community planned ...

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22 die in India bridge collapse

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No fewer than 22 persons were killed on Thursday after a bridge under construction in Kolkata, India, collapsed. At least 70 people were also reportedly injured in the incident which happened in a busy part of the Girish Park area. The injured were admitted to two hospitals in Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal state, the Associated Press quoted officials. ...

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‘300 abducted children still missing one year after’

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• Human Rights Watch decries govt’s ‘silence,’ • Group says Chibok girls a child’s play Human Rights Watch has asked government to take urgent steps to secure the release of about 400 women and children, including at least 300 elementary school students, abducted a year ago by Boko Haram from Damasak town in Borno State. The group said though the Damasak incident ...

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