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Beninise Court Adjourns Igboho’s Hearing To Friday

Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has been returned to the custody of Brigade Criminelle in Cotonou, Benin Republic. This is as the Cour D’Appel De Cotonou adjourned the case involving the Yoruba rights activist till Friday, July 23, 2021. “They just finished from the court. The wife is to be …

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Dr. Dre Ordered To Pay Ex-Wife Nicole Young $300,000 A Month In Spousal Support

Dr. Dre’s ex-wife Nicole Young scored a huge victory in her nasty battle for support from the music mogul. According to court documents, a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge ordered Dre to pay $293,306 per month to Nicole. The decision is only temporary until a final decision is made. The court documents read, “[Dre] is …

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Jailed Zuma To Attend Brother’s Funeral – South African Govt

South Africa’s jailed ex-president Jacob Zuma was granted compassionate leave from prison on Thursday so he can attend his brother’s funeral, the government said. Zuma, 79, was sentenced to 15 months in prison for contempt of court last month after snubbing graft investigators probing his presidency. He turned himself in on July 8 at a …

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UK Citizen Arrested in Spain for Role in 2020 Twitter Hack

(Reuters) – A 22-year-old British citizen was arrested in Spain on Wednesday in connection with a July 2020 Twitter hack which compromised the accounts of high-profile politicians and celebrities, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday. It named the British man as Joseph James O’Connor and said he faced multiple charges. He was also accused …

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No More Invites. No More Wait Lists. Exclusive Clubhouse App Goes Public

Clubhouse, the popular audio-streaming app accessible only by invitation, just got a lot more inviting. Clubhouse announced Wednesday that it is ditching its signature invite-only structure in favor of a more open model, which will allow anyone to join a public livestream at any time — no wait list required. Likewise, anyone who wants to …

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US Extends Coronavirus Closures Of Borders With Mexico, Canada

The United States’ land borders with Mexico and Canada will remain closed to non-essential travel for another month, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced, just days after Canada signalled plans to ease restrictions on travel from the US. The restrictions into the US by land or ferry will remain in place until …

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India Reports More Than 4,300 Deaths From Covid-Linked ‘Black Fungus’ Infection

India has reported 4,332 deaths caused by mucormycosis, a condition commonly known as “black fungus” that has seen a dramatic uptick in the country since the start of a devastating second Covid wave. The country’s health ministry revealed on Tuesday that the number of total individuals infected by this fungal infection has crossed 45,000 cases. …

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Dubai Makes It Own Fake Rain With Drones To Tackle 50°C Heatwave

Drone expertise is getting used within the United Arab Emirates to create extra rain (Image: College of Studying/UAE Nationwide Centre of Meteorology) Dubai has been drenched by heavy downpours, brought on partially by cloud-seeding tasks that are creating ‘enhanced rain.’ The United Arab Emirates metropolis has been present process a sweltering summer season with temperatures …

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UK Asks Nigeria To Explain Circumstances Of Separatist’s Arrest

The United Kingdom says it is seeking clarification from Nigeria on the circumstances surrounding the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Kanu, who holds British citizenship, was arrested in June and extradited to Nigeria to face trial for treasonable felony. Although the federal government did not state where Kanu …

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Vaccinated White House Official Was Infected With COVID-19, Has Mild Symptoms

[US TODAY] A White House official and an aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., tested positive for the coronavirus after attending an event together, a White House official confirmed. At least one of the cases may be linked to a group of Texas Democrats who came to Washington last week amid a battle in …

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Tokyo 2020 Organizer Refuses To Rule Out Last-Minute Olympics Cancellation Amid Rising Covid-19 Infections

Tokyo Olympics organising committee chief, Toshiro Muto, has not ruled out cancelling the Games at the last minute should there be a surge in coronavirus cases. Officials announced a further nine positive cases among those linked to the Games on Tuesday, taking the overall number of people infected since the start of July to 71. …

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Jeff Bezos And Blue Origin Crew Complete Successful Space Flight

Jeff Bezos, the richest human in the world, went to space on Tuesday. It was a brief jaunt — rising 60-some miles into the sky above West Texas — in a spacecraft that was built by Mr. Bezos’ rocket company, Blue Origin. Riding his own rocket, Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos streaked into …

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Armed Men Attack Mali’s Interim President, Goïta In Bamako Mosque

Two armed men, including one wielding a knife, attacked Mali’s interim president Assimi Goïta on Tuesday in the Great Mosque in the capital Bamako. The attack took place during prayers for the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha, an AFP journalist who witnessed the event said. Goïta has since been taken from the scene, according to …

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China Says Microsoft Hacking Accusations Fabricated By US And Allies

China has challenged US-led accusations that Beijing was at the heart of a wave of global cyber attacks including an offensive against a Microsoft email application that affected tens of thousands of organisations. Diplomats across the EU, UK, Canada, Norway and New Zealand issued statements on Tuesday slamming the allegations as “groundless” and a “malicious …

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South Africa’s Ex-Leader Zuma Seeks Further Delay In Corruption Trial

(Reuters) – Former South African president Jacob Zuma, whose jailing earlier this month triggered some of the worst unrest of the post-apartheid era, appeared by video link in court on Monday to seek a further delay in his corruption trial. While the government has largely restored order in the streets, there were fears Zuma’s latest …

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US Reports Case Of Monkeypox In Resident Who Recently Returned From Nigeria

The US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday confirmed that a rare case of human monkeypox was detected in Texas, making it the first case of the virus seen in the state. The viral illness was found in a U.S. resident, who recently travelled from Nigeria to the US and is currently …

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Instagram Admits Moderation Mistake Over Ra*ist Comments

Instagram has admitted it made mistakes in moderating racist abuse directed at England footballers following their Euros final loss. Following England’s loss to Italy on Sunday evening, the social media accounts of Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho, who missed their penalties, were flooded with abuse including monkey emojis and vile racist slurs. Analysis …

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Britney Spears Can Hire Own Lawyer In Conservatorship Case, Judge Rules

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has cleared Britney Spears to hire her own lawyer in the long drawn-out battle over her conservatorship. And the pop star has chosen Mathew S. Rosengart, a prominent Hollywood lawyer and former federal prosecutor, to take up her case. This was the outcome of a hearing on Wednesday in …

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Bill Gates Opens Up, Blames Self For “Messing Up” On Divorce

Microsoft founder and philanthropist, Bill Gates, has blamed himself for “messing up” as he opened up about his messy divorce. Gates spoke on his messy divorce at the exclusive Allen & Co. “summer camp for billionaires” last week, New York Post reports. One of the attendees said the Microsoft founder was almost on the verge …

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South Africa Deploys Soldiers Amid Protests Against Zuma’s Sentence

The South African government said on Monday it was deploying soldiers in two provinces immediately as violent protests continued in response to the jailing of the former president. The government had also established a political crisis team to bring the unrest under control. The military is to support the police in the northern province of …

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