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Joe Biden to appoint Nigerian-born Adewale Adeyemo as US Deputy Treasury Secretary

US President-elect Joe Biden is set to announce Nigerian-born attorney Adewale Adeyemo, as deputy Treasury secretary, according to various reports. Adeyemo, who was a former senior international economic adviser during the Obama administration, will serve under former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who Biden plans to appoint to lead the US Treasury Department. This will …

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Top Iranian Nuclear Scientist Was Killed by Remote-controlled Machine Gun, Report Says

The Iranian chief nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, assassinated last week Friday, November 27, 2020, in Tehran, was shot by a remote-controlled machine gun operating out of another car, Iran’s Fars News Agency has stated. According to the report, Fakhrizadeh was driving with his wife in a bullet-proof vehicle on Friday morning, accompanied by a convoy …

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Man charged with murdering rapper 21 Savage’s brother TM1way

A man has been charged with murdering US rapper 21 Savage’s half-brother in south London. Davis, a 27-year-old drill rapper who performed under the name TM1way and lived in Lambeth, was stabbed to death at Ramillies Close in Brixton Hill on November 22. As reported by The Guardian, Davis was taking shopping home to his …

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Argentina police open investigation into possible negligence in the death of Maradona

Diego Maradona’s death will be investigated by Argentinian police to decide whether it was a case of medical negligence, judicial sources have revealed. Recordings from neighbourhood security cameras have been requested by three prosecutors working on the case. Maradona died of ‘acute lung edema and chronic heart failure’, according to a preliminary autopsy report, in …

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New UK tech regulator looks to clamp down on Google, Facebook

A new tech regulator will work to limit the power of Google, Facebook and other tech platforms, the government has announced, in an effort to ensure a level playing field for smaller competitors and a fair market for consumers. Under the new code, some of the world’s biggest tech companies may have to be more …

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Man ‘comes back to life’ wailing in pain when morgue worker slices open his leg while preparing to embalm him – hours after he was declared dead in Kenya

A man in Kenya who was previously declared dead by doctors has regained consciousness three hours later while workers prepared to embalm him in a morgue. 32-year-old Peter Kigen was presumed dead on Tuesday, November 24, after he collapsed at home and was rushed to Kapkatet hospital in Kericho county, according to local media. After …

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Nigeria ranked 3rd most terrorised country worldwide

A new report released by the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) has ranked Nigeria, for the sixth consecutive year, as the third most terrorized country in the world.   The report which was released on Wednesday, November 25, ranked Afghanistan as the number one most terrorized country in the world, followed by Iraq. Syria, Somalia, and Yemen are …

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Former Great Ormond Street Hospital porter accused of 84 sex offences against children

A porter at Great Ormond Street Hospital has been charged with scores of child sex offences alleged to have been carried out over the course of three decades. Paul Farrell, 55, of Camden, north London, faces 84 charges including rape, attempted rape, sexual assault of a child under 13 and indecent assault on a male. …

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Scotland becomes first country in the world to make period products free for all

Scotland on Tuesday made sanitary products free to all women, becoming the first nation in the world to take such a step against “period poverty.” The bill states that the Scottish Government must set up a Scotland-wide scheme to allow anyone who needs period products to get them free of charge, that Universities, schools, and colleges …

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New Trump rule may require some African tourists to pay up to $15,000 in bonds

The outgoing administration of U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday issued a new temporary rule that could require tourist and business travelers from two dozen countries, most in Africa, to pay a bond of as much as $15,000 to visit the United States. The U.S. State Department said on Monday that the temporary final rule, …

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