Category Archives: Around The World

Plane Crash In Algeria Kills At Least 100

A military airplane has crashed in Algeria, killing at least 100 people, Al-Jazeera reports. The military plane crashed soon after takeoff in a farm field in northern Algeria near the Boufarik airbase, outside Algeria’s capital, Algiers. The plane was carrying troops and was headed for a military base in Bechar, southwest Algeria. Speaking to The Associated Press, Mohammed Achour, chief spokesman…

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Youtube Releases Statement After Shooting Incident

YouTube has issued a statement concerning the shooting which left 3 people wounded and the suspected shooter dead. Nasim Najafi Aghdam had been fingered as the suspect who opened fire in the company’s headquarters, believing the video streaming platform had a vendetta against her. YouTube, in a statement released on Google Communication’s Twitter, has thanked the San…

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Stable After Heart Surgery

Arnold Schwarzenegger is recovering in a Los Angeles hospital after undergoing heart surgery. The 70-year-old former California governor had a scheduled procedure to replace a pulmonic valve on Thursday, according to Schwarzenegger’s spokesman, Daniel Ketchell. He was in stable condition on Friday. “His first words were actually ’I’m back,” so he is in good spirits,”…

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Nelson Mandela’s Ex-Wife, Winnie, Dies At 81

Winnie Madikizela Mandela, former wife of South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela, has passed away. Winnie, who was also an anti-apartheid campaigner, died at age eighty-one (81) in a Johannesburg hospital after a long illness on Monday afternoon,. According to a statement by Victor Dlamini, a family spokesman: “She died after a long illness,…

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MMM Founder Sergey Mavrodi Dies From A Heart Attack

Russian businessman and founder of the MMM Pyramid scheme, Sergey Mavrodi has died from a heart attack. According to Premium Times, the 62-year-old was rushed to the hospital late on March 25 with pain in his chest and died several hours later. Mavrodi’s MMM financial pyramid was a typical Ponzi scheme in which earlier investors receive their profits from subsequent…

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Louis Vuitton Names Ghanaian-American Virgil Abloh as it’s New Menswear Designer

A first-generation Ghanaian-American Virgil Abloh has been named as the next artistic director of one of the oldest and most powerful European houses in the luxury business- Louis Vuitton menswear. Abloh, the founder of the haute street wear label Off-White and a longtime creative director for Kanye West, becomes Louis Vuitton’s first African-American artistic director, and one of the…

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Facebook Apologises With Full Page Ads In 9 Newspapers For The Misuse Of User Data!

Facebook took out full-page ads in 3 U.S. newspapers and 6 UK newspapers to apologise for the misuse of user data. The ad, signed by founder Mark Zuckerberg, took responsibility and apologised for Cambridge Analytica obtaining data of over 50 million users and using it in the favour of Donald Trump in the 2016 elections. “This was a breach…

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#MarchForOurLives! Thousands Of Protesters & Celebrities Take To Washington To Protest Gun Violence

Hundreds of thousands from all over the United States took to the streets of Washington in the “March For Our Lives” protest to demand an end to gun violence. Young activists from Parkland, Florida, had formed the March For Our Lives movement after a school shooter opened fire in Marjory Stoneman Douglas and killed 17 of their friends in…

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