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CHINA SHUTS DOWN NIGERIA’S VISA CENTER IN BEIJING

China has asked Nigeria to close down a visa application centre in Biejing for what it called “illegal activities”. It could not be confirmed if there was such development in Germany and the United States. SUNDAY PUNCH gathered that China had written a protest letter to the Nigerian Embassy in Beijing to communicate its disapproval. The … Continue reading

HELICOPTER CRASHES INTO SEOUL HIGH-RISE BUILDING,2 CONFIRMED DEAD

A helicopter plunged to the ground in Seoul, killing the two pilots after its propeller clipped the side of a 38-story luxury apartment building. Fire official Cha Yang-oh said that the helicopter crashed in the upmarket Gangnam district in southeastern Seoul. The helicopter belonging to the LG Group was on its way to a nearby … Continue reading

Famous Lebanese singer Wadih Safi dies

In this Wednesday, April 21, 2010 file photo, leading Lebanese singer and composer Wadih Safi speaks during a news conference to announce the Lebanon’s Baalbek festival in Beirut, Lebanon. Safi passed away on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 at the age of 92. (AP Photo/Ahmed Omar) Lebanese singer and composer Wadih Safi, whose strong, clear voice … Continue reading

Pictures: See the man who photographs his mother having sex[Explicit Content]

For his project Pretend You’re Actually Alive, Leigh Ledare traced his mother Tina from teenage ballet dancer to mature sexual exhibitionist. From Tina naked in bed with a younger man to mother and son canoodling, here’s a selection of works from the project, which are included in Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood, Identity at the the … Continue reading

just inUS-based Nigerian Cab Driver Murdered in New York

A New York City livery cab driver has been savagely killed after a passenger stabbed him through the eye with an umbrella, piercing his brain, during a dispute. Police say the mortally wounded man, identified as 54-year-old Orji-Ama Uro, of Rosedale, Queens, continued driving for about a block before crashing into two parked cars in … Continue reading

Iran Elects New President in Vote

Moderate cleric Hassan Rowhani was declared the winner of Iran’s presidential vote on Saturday after gaining support among many reform-minded Iranians looking to claw back a bit of ground after years of crackdowns. The powerful showing by the former nuclear negotiator allowed him to avoid a two-person runoff and demonstrated the strength of opposition sentiment … Continue reading

Safe sex in Nigeria: Economist’s Report on Malabu Oil Deal on OPL 245

Court documents shed light on the manoeuvrings of Shell and ENI to win a huge Nigerian oil block and on the dilemmas of their industry. DEALS for oilfields can be as opaque as the stuff that is pumped from them. But when partners fall out and go to court, light is sometimes shed on the … Continue reading

Just In: HOT AIR BALLOON CRASH IN EGYPT KILLS 19 FOREIGNERS

egypt hot air balloon crash LUXOR, Egypt (AP) — A hot air balloon flying over Egypt’s ancient city of Luxor caught fire and crashed into a sugar cane field on Tuesday, killing at least 19 foreign tourists, a security official said. It was one of the worst crashes involving tourists in the country already struggling … Continue reading

Iran seizes ‘another foreign’ spy drone

predator-drone-unmanned_iran Iran said they took out a ‘foreign enemy’ drone during a military exercise being conducted by Revolutionary Guard forces. A Guard spokesman later clarified that the drone in question was in fact a part of the drill, and not an enemy aircraft. The official Islamic Republic News Agency on Saturday reported that the Revolutionary … Continue reading

News Corp Group Settles Duchess of York,143 others over Phone-hacking scandal

Rupert Murdoch,Founder,News-Corp The Duchess of York has settled her phone-hacking legal claim against the publishers of the News of the World. Sarah Ferguson received a public apology and undisclosed damages from News Group Newspapers in the latest hearings in the High Court action. She was among hundreds of victims of the illegal practice which led … Continue reading

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