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  • Ramadan Day 28: Are Muslims allowed to use money for zakat-al-fitr?

    June 23, 2017 11:09 AM 12

    Editor’s note: As the month of Ramadan slowly coming to an end, many Muslims worldwide will be preparing for how to pay their zakat-al-fitr (Obligatory charity at the end of Ramadan). In this Ramadan lecture, NAIJ.com examines Islamic ruling on why it is not permissible for Muslims to use money to pay zakat-al-fitr. In the name of Allah, The most beneficent

  • Police confirm origin of deadly London tower fire

    June 23, 2017 11:05 AM 13

    Police said on Friday that the fire that engulfed a London tower block killing at least 79 people started in a Hotpoint “WHR.N” fridge freezer and cladding on the building failed all safety tests. Police Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack said the Hotpoint model, “FF175BP”, was not subject to recall and that the manufacturer was doing further tests

  • EU prepares to move two agencies from London

    June 23, 2017 10:27 AM 16

    EU leaders have officially launched the competition between member states to decide which will host two London-based EU agencies, responsible for medicines and banking. The relocation must take place by the Brexit deadline - 30 March 2019. Some countries are bidding to host both the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and European Banking Authority (EBA)

  • The 12 months in which Britain turned from a seemingly confident leader into a stretched nation

    June 23, 2017 8:57 AM 20

    LONDON — The glory days of the Empire are long over. But in some ways, Britain still seemed like it was punching far above its weight a year ago. Although less populous than France or Germany, Britain remained a political and economic world leader, and was the dream destination for Europeans in awe of London, its vibrant capital. But a lot has changed

  • Analysis: McConnell stakes it all on health care bill

    June 23, 2017 8:02 AM 14

    Pass or fail, there will be one man singularly responsible for the fate of health care legislation in the Senate: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The shrewd Kentuckian has made himself practically the sole arbiter of the bill and will be largely responsible for the outcome, whether it's a win, a loss, or a win that turns into a loss over time as unpopular

  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s solar-power brainwave was borrowed

    June 23, 2017 7:47 AM 13

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is crediting himself with the idea of building a Mexico border wall of solar panels. But that looks to be a borrowed brainwave; others pitched a solar wall back when he was a skeptic of tapping power from the sun. Trump’s speech in Iowa on Wednesday night was rife with misstatements. He claimed beneficial effects to the economy

  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump's solar-power brainwave was borrowed

    June 23, 2017 7:39 AM 17

    Jill Colvin and Josh Boak, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is crediting himself with the idea of building a Mexico border wall of solar panels. But that looks to be a borrowed brainwave; others pitched a solar wall back when he was a skeptic of tapping power from the sun. Trump's speech in Iowa on Wednesday night was rife with misstatements

  • Experts: Baleka Mbete in a corner over secret ballot

    June 23, 2017 6:33 AM 14

    While the Constitutional Court has not ordered her to allow a secret ballot, experts believe the Speaker doesn't have much room to manoeuvre. JOHANNESBURG - While National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete applies her mind to the Constitutional Court judgment on a secret vote in a no confidence motion in the president, she's reiterated she has never been opposed

  • South Africa’s top court okays secret Zuma no-confidence ballot, but won’t order one

    June 23, 2017 6:05 AM 13

    JOHANNESBURG/CAPE TOWN, (Reuters) – South Africa’s top court ruled yesterday that secret ballots may be held for motions of no confidence in parliament, a potential blow to the tenure of beleaguered President Jacob Zuma who said such a vote would be unfair. The court’s ruling by no means guarantees a secret ballot will be held, however. Chief Justice

  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump spins a sunny solar tale

    June 23, 2017 2:34 AM 15

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says the idea of putting solar panels on the wall he wants to build along the Mexico border sprang from his imagination. Actually, others proposed it, back when he was criticizing solar power as too expensive. Trump’s speech in Iowa on Wednesday night was rife with misstatements. He claimed beneficial effects to the economy