Paul Ayorinde

Australian authorities say a fourth person has died in a week of massive bushfires on the nation’s east coast. The 58-year-old man’s body was found in northern New South Wales (NSW) on Thursday, days after a fire ripped through the region. Crews are still battling over 120 fires in NSW and Queensland, but locals in […]

Evo Morales has accepted an offer of political asylum in Mexico a day after resigning as president of Bolivia amid election fraud protests. Morales in a tweet said it hurt to be leaving Bolivia but he would return with more “strength and energy”. Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard confirmed Morales had boarded a Mexican government […]

An Israeli air strike has killed a senior commander of the militant group Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) in Gaza. PIJ said Baha Abu al-Ata died along with his wife when a missile hit their home. Israel’s prime minister said Abu al-Ata was a “ticking bomb” who was planning to carry out attacks on the country. At […]

At least nine US citizens, including six children, have been killed in a violent attack by suspected drug cartel gunmen in northern Mexico. The victims are members of the LeBaron family, linked to a breakaway Mormon community which settled in Mexico several decades ago. The victims, who also include three women, were travelling in a […]

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Bill amending the Deep Offshore (and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract) Act. The President made this known via a post on his official Twitter handle. He described the signing as a landmark moment for Nigeria. President Buhari in his tweet appreciated the lawmakers for their cooperation in […]

Turkish authorities says at least 13 people were killed by a car bomb in the northern Syrian border town of Tal Abyad.  Turkey’s defence ministry said at least 20 others were wounded by the blast. Turkish troops and Turkey-backed rebels last month took control of Tal Abyad and other border towns from Kurdish forces, after […]

United States lawmakers voted on Thursday for the first time to advance the impeachment process against Donald Trump.   House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said shortly before the vote; “Today, the House takes the next step forward as we establish the procedures for open hearings conducted by the House Intelligence Committee so that the public can see […]

The law called “sovereign internet” gives officials wide-ranging powers to restrict traffic on the Russian web. The Kremlin has said the law will improve cyber security. A spokesman said users would not notice any change. Russia is looking to route the country’s web traffic and data through state-controlled points, reducing reliance on foreign servers over […]

US President, Donald Trump says “big progress” is being made in US-China relations, at the end of a year that has seen both countries apply tit-for-tat tariffs. A trade war erupted earlier this year when Trump complained China was not doing enough to address a trade imbalance between the nations. Earlier this month, both agreed […]

US pop star Miley Cyrus has confirmed her marriage to Australian actor and long-standing partner Liam Hemsworth. She shared images from the ceremony, reported to have been held on Sunday, on social media. The couple met nearly a decade ago on the set of the film The Last Song. The couple became engaged in 2012 […]


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