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May 18, 2018 7:25 PM Boeing 737 aircraft crashes in Cuba

A Boeing 737 airliner from Cuba’s state airline, Cubana de Aviacion has crashed and exploded near Jose Marti International Airport in Havana. The plane came down shortly after take-off, Prensa Latina news agency said. State TV said it was an internal flight from the Cuban capital to Holguin, in the east of the island. The plane was carrying 104 passengers 33

February 26, 2018 4:27 PM World’s Oldest Olympic Gold Medalist Dies

Sir Durward Knowles, the world’s oldest Olympic gold medalist in sailing has died at the age of 100. The Bahamian, a former sailor who won an Olympic gold medal in the star classat Tokyo 1964, died in a hospital in Nassau on Feb.24 due to kidney failure. A sports publication, insidethegames.biz, said that Knowles’ death was announced at the closing ceremony 63

November 1, 2017 5:48 PM New York truck attack: Suspect 'inspired by Islamic State'

The man accused of killing eight people in New York by driving a truck down a cycle lane was inspired by the Islamic State (IS) group, police say. New York Police's Deputy Commissioner John Miller said that notes in Arabic claiming the attack on behalf of IS were recovered from the scene of the attack in Lower Manhattan. The suspect, Sayfullo Saipov 136

November 1, 2017 5:15 PM The Latest: White House calls NYC suspect 'enemy combatant'

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the Trump administration considers the New York truck attack suspect to be an "enemy combatant." Sanders tells reporters President Donald Trump is open to sending the alleged attacker to the U.S. prison on Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Sanders says the actions of the alleged attacker, Sayfullo Saipov, justify 84

September 28, 2017 4:44 PM Biafra: Protesters shutdown US Embassy in Abuja over IPOB

Protesters drawn from various civil society organizations, Thursday, stormed the United States of America’s Embassy in Abuja over the alleged support of the country for the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. Speaking at the protest ground, Comrade Richard Augustine, National Coordinator of the protesting group, Stand Up For Peace Movement, said it was annoying 28

September 21, 2017 5:13 PM There is No Trump Doctrine, Only Contradictions and Bluster

The things our President says. At a lunch with African leaders on Wednesday, Donald Trump praised the continent’s business potential by noting that many of his friends were “going to your countries to get rich.” A bit later in his remarks, he spoke about how effectively African countries had responded to some recent health-care crises, such as the Ebola 39

September 19, 2017 9:03 AM Hurricane Maria leaves 'devastation,' rolls toward Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Dominica Workers remove debris on Thursday, September 14, in Friars Bay on the French Caribbean island of Saint Martin. Hurricane Irma devastated the Caribbean island and others in the region. An aerial photo shows the devastation in Road Town, the capital of Tortola, the largest and most populated of the British Virgin 183

September 18, 2017 5:25 AM Why ASUU is always the culprit

IN a potentially-great, but recklessly debased, nation like Nigeria, the constant vilification and debasement of intellectual labour, especially University teachers, speaks of many things. It is, first, an admission, by the ruling class, that Nigeria is a nation devoid of a national ethos: patriotism, hard work, courage, honesty and dedication. It is, second 12

September 11, 2017 9:22 PM Irma leaves 8 dead in US, 'devastation' in Florida Keys

Hurricane Irma is now wreaking havoc in in South Carolina after causing at least eight deaths in Florida and Georgia. A flash flood emergency was issued for Charleston this afternoon as Irma, which was downgraded to a tropical storm this morning, batters the Southeast with torrential rain and dangerous storm surges. As of 5 p.m., Irma was about 150 miles 112

September 11, 2017 11:00 AM Pope Francis Mixes His Messages in Latin America

With all its pageantry and scale, a papal visit is never just a Roman Catholic affair. Not least for Pope Francis, the politically adroit pontiff, who has used his global pulpit to broadcast all manner of messages, and not always to his audiences’ delight. It was no different in Colombia, where even as Francis was enthusiastically welcomed for a five-day 37