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  • Diversity green card lottery: Golden ticket for huddled masses

    November 1, 2017 7:33 PM 142

    The green card lottery that President Donald Trump wants to end has for 22 years been a golden ticket for the proverbial huddled masses chasing the American Dream. Every October, around 14 million would-be immigrants around the world apply for permanent legal US residency through the Diversity Visa Lottery. The programme - known around the world as the green

  • New York truck attack: Suspect 'inspired by Islamic State'

    November 1, 2017 5:48 PM 139

    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

  • The Latest: White House calls NYC suspect 'enemy combatant'

    November 1, 2017 5:15 PM 87

    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

  • Trump demands Congress terminate diversity immigration lottery

    November 1, 2017 5:15 PM 140

    Schumer to Trump: Stop dividing, politicizing New York City police work in Manhattan after a rental truck drove down a busy bicycle path and struck people on Tuesday, October 31. At least eight people were killed in the incident, which is being investigated as terrorism, according to multiple law enforcement sources. A suspect is in custody. The driver

  • Liberia's Supreme Court halts presidential run-off over fraud allegations

    November 1, 2017 7:43 AM 69

    MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberia’s Supreme Court has stayed next week’s presidential run-off election until it considers a challenge to first round results by a losing candidate who has alleged fraud. Third-place finisher Charles Brumskine’s Liberty Party contested the results of last month’s vote, which set up a Nov. 7 run-off between former soccer star George

  • South Korea rules out any war with North

    November 1, 2017 3:32 AM 81

    South Korea’s president will never permit armed conflict on the peninsula, he said today, in a pointed message to Donald Trump to abandon thoughts of war in advance of his visit to Seoul next week. In a nationally televised speech to the country’s parliament, Moon Jae-in also said that, although it will not tolerate a nuclear-armed North Korea, the South

  • Eight dead in suspected terrorist truck attack on Manhattan bike path

    November 1, 2017 2:41 AM 148

    NEW YORK - A man driving a rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists on a bike path alongside the Hudson River in New York City on Tuesday, killing eight people and injuring about a dozen others in what authorities said was an act of terrorism. The 29-year-old suspect was shot by police in the abdomen and arrested after he crashed the truck

  • The Latest: Police find handwritten note in attacker’s truck

    November 1, 2017 1:52 AM 88

    Two law enforcement officials say a note was recovered inside the truck that barreled down a bike path near the World Trade Center, killing eight people. One official says the note was hand-written in a foreign language, possibly Arabic. The contents are being investigated, but the officials say the document supported the belief the act was terrorism

  • AfICTA summit 2017: Stakeholders to tackle cybercrime, IT infrastructure

    November 1, 2017 1:33 AM 79

    Stakeholders across the globe will gather in Abuja next week for 2017 Africa Information and Communication Technology Alliance, AfICTA, summit to discuss how best to tackle cybercrime and secure critical information infrastructure. The summit, being organised in conjunction with e-Nigeria, under the auspices of Ministry of Communications, is the fifth

  • Nigeria jumps 24 places in ease of doing business …Buhari, Osinbajo applaud ranking

    November 1, 2017 1:33 AM 75

    The World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Report for 2018 has placed Nigeria in the 145th position. This is 24 positions better than the 169th position the nation was ranked in the 2017 report. According the report released by the World Bank on Tuesday, Nigeria is among the 10 top countries that improved on reforms. New Zealand is first on the ease of doing