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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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Police arrest 15-year-old in Wisconsin mall shooting that injured 8 people

Police announced Sunday evening that they arrested a 15-year-old suspect in connection with a shooting at a Wisconsin mall Friday that left eight people injured. The 15-year-old Hispanic boy was detained following Friday’s shooting, and a weapon was found. Barry Weber, chief of Wauwasota police, said that there had been ‘an altercation’ between two groups. He told …

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France’s Macron issues ‘republican values’ ultimatum to Muslim leaders

French President Emmanuel Macron has asked the country’s Muslim leaders to accept a charter of “republican values” which states that Islam is not a political movement and prohibits “foreign interference” in Muslim groups. On Wednesday he gave the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) a 15-day ultimatum to accept the charter. BBC reported that CFCM …

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Inflation Hits 14.23 Percent As Food Prices Increases In Nigeria

The National Bureau of Statistics on Monday November 16, released a data which revealed that Nigeria’s inflation rose to 14.23 percent, 0.52 percent higher than the 13.71 percent recorded in September. According to the data, the core food index rose by 17.38 percent majorly driven by increases in food items. Core inflation also maintained a …

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