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Category Archives: Around The World

O.J. Simpson Granted Parole 9 Years After Armed Robbery in Las Vegas

O.J. Simpsons is about to be a free man. After nearly nine years in prison, the notorious football star—also known as Orenthal James Simpson—will be released from the Nevada Lovelock Correctional Center as early as Oct. 1, 2017. A panel of four parole commissioners granted him parole today with a total of four unanimous votes. According…

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Putin, Trump Hold Secret Second Meeting at G20

US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a second, undisclosed meeting during the G20 summit in Hamburg, news reports said Tuesday. The second meeting lasted about one hour and took place after the more than two-hour meeting that had previously been disclosed and widely described in news reports, according to the Washington…

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Roger Federer Wins Record-Breaking 8th Wimbledon Title

Swiss Roger Federer becomes the oldest man in the Open Era to win the Wimbledon after he defeated Croatia’s Marin Cilic in straight sets 6-3 6-1 6-4. 35-year-old Federer won the title without dropping a set becoming the first man to do so since Bjorn Borg in 1976. “I never give up in a match. I gave it my best – it’s all I can…

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95 Rebel Groups Surrender in Ethiopia

A total of 95 Ethiopian rebels surrendered to Ethiopian authorities over the weekend, Ethiopia’s state owned broadcaster Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) reported on Monday. The EBC said the rebels are members of an ethnic rebel group Benishangul Gumuz Liberation Movement (BGLM) operating in Ethiopia’s border regions adjoining Eritrea and Sudan. Ethiopia alleged BGLM and other…

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U.S. To Donate $639 Million To Nigeria, Other Nations Facing Starvation

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday promised $639 million to help people facing starvation due to drought and conflict in Northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. According to Rob Jenkins, Acting Head, Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Nigeria will receive $121 million, Yemen will receive $191 million, South…

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YouTube Star, Stevie Ryan Dies by Suicide at Age 33

  YouTube star, Stevie Ryan has died at age 33, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. The cause of death is listed as suicide by hanging on July 1, according to the coroner’s website. The actress, who gained fame through sketch comedy and celebrity impressions on YouTube via her page Little Loca, had been open about her struggles with depression.…

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North Korea Tests Another Missile, Claims it Can Reach Anywhere

North Korea claims to have conducted its first successful test of a long-range missile that it says can “reach anywhere in the world.” Tuesday morning’s missile test reached a height of 2,802 kilometers (1,741 miles), according to state broadcaster Korea Central Television, which would be the highest altitude a North Korean missile had ever reached. The…

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Uganda Enforces Bans On Bright-Coloured Hair, Mini Skirts, Tight Trousers For Civil Servants

Uganda has released a circular guiding civil servants’ dressing after receiving several complaints. The circular was gotten from Public Service Standing Orders on dress code, put in place in 2010 but has not been enforced. According to BBC, Adah Muwanga, the Director of Human Resources of the country’s Ministry of Public Service made the announcement on Tuesday.…

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