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Royal Wedding: Duke, Duchess Of Sussex Begin Married Life

The newlywed Duke and Duchess of Sussex were off to their evening wedding reception in high style. Prince Harry, who drove his bride through the Windsor Great Park in the early evening sunshine, was dressed in black tie. And the royal bride, Meghan Markle, had changed into a second dress. The gown’s white halter neckline showed off her toned arms and back, a more daring look than what she chose for her wedding earlier in the day. Markle’s surprisingly sexy dress was by Stella McCartney — fashion designer and daughter of…

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Cuban Plane, Boeing 737, With 104 On Board Crashes

  ….In Cuba A Boeing 737 passenger jet with more than 100 people aboard crashed in a huge fireball Friday after taking off on a domestic flight from Havana, Cuba, according to reports. There were no immediate reports on casualties, but images from the scene showed widespread, smouldering wreckage surrounded by dozens of onlookers. Residents of the rural area said they had seen some survivors being removed in ambulances. State media outlets said the plane, which was headed to the eastern city of Holguin, crashed near a high school between…

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Gunmen Kill Director Of Dangote Cement Plant In Ethiopia

Unidentified gunmen killed the manager of a plant owned by Nigeria’s Dangote Industries Limited in Ethiopia on Wednesday after he was attacked in the restive Oromiya region while returning to the capital from the factory, officials said.   Oromiya, which surrounds the capital Addis Ababa, was plagued by violence for over two years, largely fuelled by a sense of political and economic marginalisation among its young population.   Hundreds died in the violence that was triggered in 2015 by demonstrations over land rights, before they broadened into rallies over freedoms…

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Ebola: WHO To Assist DR Congo For Vaccine

The World Health Organization (WHO) says it hopes to be able to send an experimental Ebola vaccine as early as this week to deal with an outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It’s thought 4,000 doses will be sent to the remote north-western province of Equateur. WHO’s Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has visited the region, where 35 suspected cases have been reported so far – more than half of them fatal. Congolese and United Nations agencies have begun sending emergency teams of specialists to the area to try to…

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LAGOS WOOS FILM MAKERS, UNVEILS MAGAZINE IN CANNES, FRANCE

The Lagos State Government has encouraged film makers and producers across the world to take advantage of the massive infrastructure and enabling environment provided by the Akinwunmi Ambode administration to shoot their films in the State.   The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Fola Adeyemi said this on Saturday during the unveiling of the magazine – ‘Cinema in Lagos’ by the State Government at the ongoing Cannes International Film Festival in Cannes, France.   Describing the State as a land of opportunities, the Permanent Secretary emphasized…

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9 Dead, 40 Injured As Bombs Hit 3 Indonesian Churches

Three attacks including one by a suicide bomber disguised as a churchgoer targeted three churches in Indonesia’s second largest city of Surabaya early Sunday, killing at least nine people and wounding dozens, police said. The first attack struck a Sunday Mass at the Santa Maria Roman Catholic Church, killing four people, including the suspected bomber, police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera told reporters at the scene. He said two police officers were among a total of 40 wounded. It was followed by a second explosion minutes later at the Christian Church…

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Putin Sworn In For 4th Term As Russian President

Vladimir Putin has been sworn in for a fourth presidential term in a lavish Kremlin ceremony as tensions with the west rise and domestic discontent over poverty and wealth inequality simmers. State television began its live coverage of the inauguration on Monday with Putin, 65, apparently hard at work in his Kremlin office. He then walked down a long, red-carpeted corridor to a black limousine that whisked him to the nearby Grand Kremlin Palace, the former throne room of Russia’s tsars. Putin was applauded by about 5,000 guests as he…

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Neighbours Warn Couple Over Indecent Exposure

A couple were shocked to receive a handwritten note from their neighbours telling them they were sick of seeing them naked. The note sent to Karin Stone, 33, and her husband Jay, 34, read: ‘Would you please close your blinds when getting dressed or undressing. ‘We are sick of seeing big bum, big boobs and little willy and we will report you both for indecent exposure.’ The married couple were horrified by the note, signed ‘Your neighbours’, and have hit back with one of their own, accusing whoever left it…

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Britain Gets First Private Police, Enjoys Patronage

The first private police force to hit Britain known as My Local Bobby patrols wealthy London streets in Belgravia, Mayfair and Kensington The service was, set up by former Metropolitan Police detective chief inspector David McKelvey and Tony Nash, 52, former commander of the London borough of Newham, describes itself as ‘Britain’s first private police force’. Demand for the bobbies, who dress in a high-vis red jacket and cap, has soared as residents feel let down by over-burdened police officers, reports the Guardian. They now intend to branch further out and are looking…

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Codeine Addiction: NAFDAC Raids Pharmaceutical Firms

Four pharmaceutical companies have been raided after a report into the role of cough syrup containing codeine in an addiction epidemic. The firms are in Lagos, Ilorin and Kano, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control said. The federal government has this week announced a ban on the production and import of the syrup. Reports indicate that the syrup being sold on the black market for young Nigerians to get high. The probe recorded a number of pharmaceutical employees selling the drug illegally. Prices of the syrup…

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