Friday , 20 January 2017

World news

Mexican Druglord ‘El Chapo’ Extradited To US


Mexico’s most notorious drug cartel leader, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was extradited to the United States on Thursday to face drug trafficking and other charges, authorities said. Officials said Guzman was handed over to U.S. authorities at the Ciudad Juarez International Airport, a Mexican city that shares the border with …

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Barrow sworn in as Gambia president


Adama Barrow took the oath of office as Gambia’s president yesterday at its embassy in neighbouring Senegal, calling for international support as regional troops prepared to back him in a showdown with incumbent Yahya Jammeh, who has refused to step down. Barrow’s appeal that could trigger a military push into …

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Up to 35 trapped in hotel as rescuers in Italy race to save avalanche victims


Rescuers in Italy said they have not found signs of life during a race against time to find up to 35 people believed to have been inside the Hotel Rigopiano when it was engulfed by an avalanche early Thursday. Italy’s Vigili del Fuoco fire and rescue service said at least …

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Mexican volcano fiery eruption captured on video


A fiery nighttime eruption of the Colima, Mexico, volcano shot ash and smoke over 6,500 feet into the air and could be heard 50 miles away, officials said. The eruption Wednesday on the 12,000-foot mountain was the third major eruption this year, although the Volcanic Ash Advisory Center in Washington, …

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Obama writes letter to America: ‘Thank you’

An emotional President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about the youngest victims of the Sandy Hook shootings, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, where he spoke about steps his administration is taking to reduce gun violence. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

US President Barack Obama, on his last day in office, thanked the American people in a letter posted Thursday on the White House website. Here is the text of the letter: My fellow Americans, It’s a long-standing tradition for the sitting president of the United States to leave a parting …

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Barcelona Reportedly Prepared to Sell Midfield Duo to Fund Lionel Messi Contract


Barcelona are reportedly willing to sell both Arda Turan and Ivan Rakitic in order to free up funds to offer Lionel Messi a new contract. The Argentine talisman has just 18-months remaining on his current deal, and it seems that the club are currently struggling to reach his wage demands. …

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Manchester United Extend Antonio Valencia’s Stay For Another Year

Manchester United to Compete in the League Cup Second Round for the First Time in 19 Years.

Manchester United have extended right-back Antonio Valencia’s contract by a year, according to Manchester Evening News. The Ecuador international has impressed this season, making the right-back spot his own under Jose Mourinho. The 31-year-old last signed a new deal with the club back in 2014 before Louis van Gaal began …

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5 Stunning Photos of Kenya’s Representative at the #MissUniverse Pageant

Miss Universe Kenya, Mary Esther Were

The beautiful Miss Universe Kenya, Mary Esther Were is gorgeous in new photos. The 27-year-old Marketing Administrator says her life mantra is “Never give up”, as she hopes to be crown the next Miss Universe. More photos below.

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Photos: Airforce Deploys To Senegal To Enforce ECOWAS Mandate In The Gambia


The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has deployed to Senegal as part of Nigerian contingent of Economic Community of West African States Military Intervention in Gambia (ECOMIG) – a standby force tasked by ECOWAS Heads of State to enforce the December 1, 2016 election mandate in the The Gambia. The NAF …

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Manchester United and Arsenal Enter Race to Sign Wantaway West Ham Star, Dimitri Payet


Since his refusal to line up for West Ham following his pleas to leave London Stadium, Dimitri Payet has been targeted by multiple suitors, including Ligue 1 side Marseille and a possible move to the Chinese Super League. However, current reports are saying that Manchester United and Arsenal are opening …

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Senegal Deploys Troops To Gambian Border

Al Hadji Yahya Jammeh, President of the Republic of the Gambia, addresses the 69th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York

Senegal has deployed troops to The Gambian border ahead of the Presidential hand-over which was earlier scheduled to hold on Thursday. Long time President, Yahya Jammeh lost the Presidential elections on December 1, 2016 to Adama Barrow but has in the past weeks insisted he would not hand over power. …

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Terror Group Al-Shabaab Release Video Of Execution Of Ugandan Soldier


Fundamentalist group, Al-Shabaab have released a video showing the execution of a Ugandan soldier captured in Somalia in September 2015. Al-Shabaab overran an African Union force (Amisom) military outpost and he has been the subject of several propaganda videos from the group. However, a new video released today showed the execution of the …

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Outgoing Miss Universe Releases Stunning New Photos

Pia Wurtzbach

The amazing Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach has released her final photoshoot as Miss Universe. The stunning beauty would be passing the crown to the next queen later this month in Manilaa, the Philippines. See her photos below.

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Gambian Parliament Extends Jammeh’s Term


Gambia’s National Assembly passed a resolution Wednesday allowing President Yahya Jammeh to stay in office for three more months. The decision announced on state television is expected to raise tension with leaders of the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) who have threatened sanctions or military force to make …

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President Yahya Declares State Of Emergency In The Gambia

Al Hadji Yahya Jammeh, President of the Republic of the Gambia, addresses the 69th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York

President Yahya Jammeh has declared a 90-day state of emergency in The Gambia just one day before he is expected to hand over power to President-elect, Adama Barrow. Jammeh lost the Presidential elections of December 2016 and despite conceding defeat initially, he made a turnaround and said the elections were …

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Nike Accidentally Release Images of Rooney’s New Boots for Impending Record-Breaking Goal

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney is set to become Manchester United’s highest-ever scorer anytime now, having recently equalled Sir Bobby Charlton’s record of 249 goals in an FA Cup match against Reading. The striker’s record breaker is a nailed-on certainty, as he has the rest of the season to score a single goal, …

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Osinbajo Jets Off To Switzerland For World Economic Forum


Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo has left Nigeria early hours of Tuesday for Davos, Switzerland to participate in this year’s World Economic Forum holding in Davos, Switzerland. He is leading the Nigerian delegation made up of ministers and special advisers. They included Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okey …

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John Mikel Obi Gets New Responsibility at New Club, Tianjin Teda

Mikel Obi

Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, has been handed a leadership role in his new Chinese club, Tianjin Teda. READ: Why I Moved To China, Mikel The club’s coach, Jaime Pacheco handed the Nigerian international the Number 10 jersey and captain band ahead of the new season, which starts soon. …

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Kylie Jenner Denies Launching Cosmetics Line in Nigeria


Following reports that Kylie Jenner (Kardashian) has launched her cosmectics line in Nigeria, the reality star has come out to denial the story via twitter. When asked by a Nigerian on the micro blogging site, Kylie said her cosmetics line isn’t launching in Nigeria. See the tweet and her response …

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Search For Missing MH370 Flight Suspended After Three Years

path of MH370

Three years after the mysterious disappearance of a Malaysian Airline flight MH370, the three countries collaborating in the search for the missing aircraft have announced a suspension of the search. Flight MH370 disappeared en route to Beijing from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur with 239 people on board and …

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