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It’s difficult to fulfil all my electoral promises, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has admitted that it is difficult to fulfill all his electoral promises. He said the task before him was not an easy one. The President, however, said that he would work hard with his team to bequeath

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Rio Olympics 2016: Opening ceremony celebrates Brazil to open Games

The 2016 Olympics have been formally opened with a colourful and pulsating ceremony at Rio’s Maracana stadium. Broadcast to an estimated audience of three billion, it celebrated Brazil’s history, culture and natural beauty, before former marathon runner Vanderlei de Lima

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Voters condemn South African ruling party to worst election outcome

South Africa’s ruling party was in a close race early on Saturday in two major cities after losing one other key municipality in its worst electoral performance since the end of apartheid. The African National Congress has ruled virtually unopposed

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Japan remembers Hiroshima, urges world to follow Obama and visit

Japan marked the 71st anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Saturday as its mayor urged world leaders to follow in U.S. President Barack Obama’s footsteps and visit, and ultimately rid the world of nuclear arms. A peace

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Indian forces kill three in Kashmir as fresh protests erupt

Indian security forces opened fire on curfew-defying protesters in the disputed region of Kashmir on Friday, killing three and bringing the number of people killed in a wave of unrest to 55. The recent protests erupted in July over the

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Obama prepares to boost U.S. military’s cyber role: sources

The Obama administration is preparing to elevate the stature of the Pentagon’s Cyber Command, signaling more emphasis on developing cyber weapons to deter attacks, punish intruders into U.S. networks and tackle adversaries such as Islamic State, current and former officials

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U.S. closer to testing engineered mosquitoes that could fight Zika

U.S. health regulators have cleared the way for a trial of genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida that can reduce mosquito populations, potentially offering a new tool to fight the local spread of Zika and other viruses. The U.S. Food and

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Pulse nightclub massacre: Orlando gunman shot eight times

The gunman who killed 49 people at a nightclub in Orlando in June was shot eight times by police, a medical examiner’s report released Friday shows. Omar Mateen, 29, was hit in the top of the head, abdomen, right calf,

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Nobel economist Stiglitz resigns from Panama transparency commission

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz and Swiss anti-corruption expert Mark Pieth said on Friday they had resigned from a committee set up by the Panamanian government to look into improving transparency after the “Panama Papers” data leak. In a statement

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MTN Posts First-Ever Loss After NCC Fine

South Africa’s MTN Group has reported its first-ever per-share loss as a public company, after Africa’s biggest mobile-phone operator agreed to settle a record fine in Nigeria and was hurt by weaker earnings in South Africa.   According to Bloomberg, the

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