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ISIS Claims Responsibility For Sri Lanka Bombings As Casualties Hit 310

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the suicide bombings which led to deaths of 310 persons in Sri Lanka. Suicide bombers struck in churches and hotels in the country on Easter Sunday. In a statement carried by the extremist group’s mouthpiece Amaq, the group said it targetted Christians and Sri Lanka citizens. “Those, who carried out the attack that ...

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Breaking News: Easter Disaster – 137 Killed In Church, Hotel Bomb Attacks

No fewer than 137 people have been killed following a string of blasts at hotels and churches in Sri Lanka on Sunday. A police official told AFP that at least 45 people had been killed in Colombo, where three hotels and a church were hit. Another 67 were killed in an attack on a church in Negombo north of the ...

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Snakes Chase President Out Of Office

Snakes have chased Liberian President, George Weah out of office. A snake was found in Weah’s office, forcing him to work from his private residence, according to the BBC. The President’s Press Secretary, Smith Toby told the BBC that on Wednesday two black snakes were found in the foreign affairs ministry building, site of the official office. All staff have ...

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Easter: Weeping May Endure For The Night, Joy Comes In The Morning.’’ Buhari Reassures Nigerians

Calls for more prayers against bandits, other criminals Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari has enjoined Nigerians to intensify prayers for peace and security to return to all parts of the country. The president, in an Easter message to Nigerians, said that the call had become necessary in view of the fact that “the nation is currently gripped with gloom over ...

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Alan Garcia, Peru’s Ex-president Kills Himself Before Arrest

Alan Garcia shot himself in the head at his home on Wednesday as police were about to arrest him in a sprawling corruption case, his lawyer and hospital officials said. The 69-year-old Garcia was undergoing emergency surgery for “a bullet wound to his head” at the Casimiro Ulloa Emergency Hospital in Lima, the hospital said. Peru’s Health Minister Zulema Tomas ...

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PDP To Buhari: Tender Your WAEC Certificate At Tribunal

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to tender his West African Examination Certificate (WAEC) to the presidential election petitions tribunal. The PDP said if truly the President had the WAEC as he claimed, he should tender it before the tribunal, instead of allowing his campaign spokesperson, Festus Keyamo, to “insult” the sensibility of Nigerians with lame ...

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Five Years On, 112 Chibok Schoolgirls Still Missing

The sleepy town of Chibok in Nigeria’s northeast continues to grapple with the seemingly endless wait for the return of more than 100 schoolgirls who were abducted by the armed group Boko Haram, five years ago on Sunday. Life has not remained the same for the community, which still feels haunted by the April 14, 2014 kidnappings. The town attracted international attention after Boko ...

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US Warns Citizens To ‘Reconsider Traveling To Nigeria’

The US department of state has cautioned its citizens to “reconsider travel to Nigeria because violent crime, such as armed robbery, assault, carjacking, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, rape and piracy, is common throughout the country.” In a travel advisory recently released on its website, which contains information on the safety and security of US travellers, Nigeria was listed among 35 ...

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May, EU Leaders Agree New Brexit Extension To Oct. 31

British Prime Minister, Theresa May and EU leaders agreed on Thursday to a Brexit extension until Oct. 31 at the latest, narrowly averting a no-deal Brexit the following day. However, within minutes of finalising their decision at a special EU summit in Brussels, European Council President Donald Tusk hinted that there could be further reprieves down the road. “Our intention ...

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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir Forced To Quit After 30 Years In Power

Omar al-Bashir, President of Sudan, is set to step down after 30 years in power. According to Arab newspaper Al Arabiya, the Khartoum airport has been closed down and a counter-coup attempt in Sudan has failed. Although, a gathering of Sudanese professionals has confirmed it will accept only the handover of power to a civilian transitional government, the Sudanese Army has ...

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