Turkey closes 15 media outlets, detains at least 12 journalists

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The Turkish government should immediately reverse an emergency decree closing at least 15 news agencies, newspapers, and magazines and should immediately release all journalists imprisoned on bogus charges for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

Police today raided the Istanbul office of the opposition newspaper, Cumhuriyet, and detained at least 12 journalists and directors of the Continue reading “Turkey closes 15 media outlets, detains at least 12 journalists”

Nigerian lawyers protests shut down parts of Abuja, want SSS to obey Court orders

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Thousands of lawyers have stormed the streets of Abuja, in protest of the alleged continued disobedience of court orders by the State Security Service, SSS.

The lawyers, supported by members of the civil society community, have stormed the Federal High Court Headquarters in Maitama, the Attorney General’s office, National Human Rights Commission.

They are currently heading to the Three Arms Zone, which hosts the Aso Rock presidential Continue reading “Nigerian lawyers protests shut down parts of Abuja, want SSS to obey Court orders”

Iyanya joins Mavin Records, drops new single with Don Jazzy & Dr. Sid

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After months of speculation about his future, Iyanya has finally broken the silence by announcing that he is officially joining Mavin Records with the release of a new song featuring Don Jazzy and Dr. Sid.

The new hit tune entitled “Up 2 Sumting” is produced by Mavin Records head-honcho, Don Jazzy.

It was released on Monday, which coincides with the singer’s 30th birthday.

With this new move, Iyanya joins other artistes on the record label Continue reading “Iyanya joins Mavin Records, drops new single with Don Jazzy & Dr. Sid”

Why I flourish in my new role at Chelsea – Victor Moses

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Victor Moses says he is “relishing” playing as a wing-back for Chelsea this season after struggling to hit the ground running since joining the Blues in 2012.

Moses spoke to the club’s website on why he has thrived as a wing-back despite having never played in that role before. He credits his outstanding performance to his Italian manager at the club, Antonio Conte.

The 25-year-old has featured in eight Premier League matches for Chelsea, Continue reading “Why I flourish in my new role at Chelsea – Victor Moses”

Former President of El Salvador arrested for corruption

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The former president of El Salvador has been arrested after corruption charges were made against him, his lawyer confirmed on Sunday.

Elias Antonio Saca and two former employees were taken into custody, his lawyer, Silvia Bonilla, said in the capital, San Salvador.

Mr. Saca, who was president of the Central American country from 2004-09, faces prosecution for money laundering and establishing a Continue reading “Former President of El Salvador arrested for corruption”

U.S. admits own election could be violent, assures foreign journalists of protection

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The U.S. Department of State has assured foreign journalists covering the U.S. presidential election of adequate protection in the event of violence during the poll.

Mark Zimmer, the media official at the 2016 U.S. General Elections Embed programme in Washington D.C., acknowledged that there had been fears of possible violence during the poll.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that two Nigerian Journalists from NAN and Channels Television are among the 24 participants at the programme.

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OPEC meets in Vienna to discuss possible freeze on production

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Members of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) on Friday met in Vienna for talks about a possible freeze on production.

Ahead of the meeting, Iranian representatives said the country had no plans to limit oil output.

However, further details were to be clarified in preparation for the decisive meeting of OPEC oil ministers at the end of November.

OPEC members are hoping that a freeze or significant reduction in oil Continue reading “OPEC meets in Vienna to discuss possible freeze on production”

100 migrants missing after boat sinks off Libya

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Over 100 people are missing a day after a boat carrying illegal migrants sank off the Libyan coast, a Libyan coastguard official said on Thursday.

“The rubber boat tore apart and sank on Wednesday shortly after it left Libya across the Mediterranean Sea en route to Italy,” the official added on condition of anonymity.

He said that 29 Continue reading “100 migrants missing after boat sinks off Libya”

2 powerful earthquakes rattle central Italy 2 hours apart

A pair of powerful earthquakes rattled central Italy late Wednesday not far from where a powerful temblor killed nearly 300 people in August.

There were scattered reports of damage to buildings, including pieces of masonry crumbling, Ornella De Luca, a spokeswoman for Italy’s civil protection agency, told the Associated Press.

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Toyota recalls fresh 5.8 million cars globally over faulty airbags

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Toyota Motor Corp on Wednesday said it was recalling about 5.8 million cars at home and abroad over potentially faulty air bag inflators made by Takata Corp.

The company said in a statement in Tokyo, that the recalled cars included those used as replacement parts following a 2010 recall.

It said the recalled covered airbags installed in cars produced between May 2000 and November 2001, and April 2006 and December 2014.

Toyota’s latest recall includes the Corolla, one of the world’s best-selling Continue reading “Toyota recalls fresh 5.8 million cars globally over faulty airbags”