North Korea dispatches high-level delegation to Malaysia over killing

Kim Jong Nam, North Korea Kim Jung Un's half brother [Photo credit: CNN.com]

Pyongyang on Tuesday sent a high-level delegation to Malaysia seeking the body of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Kim Jong Nam was killed on February 13 in Kuala Lumpur’s international airport.

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Sub-Saharan Africa third on global corruption ranking — Report

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Sub-Saharan Africa has the third highest exposure to cyber fraud incidents in the world, a new report says.

The Global Fraud Report by a leading risk management and investigations firm, Kroll, says people in lower employment cadre in the region are the most common perpetrators of fraud.

They are followed by freelance and temporary staff.

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Famine-hit, South Sudanese eat weeds, water lilies to survive

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Thousands of South Sudanese families caught up in famine eat weeds and water lilies to survive, according to George Fominyen, spokesperson for the World Food Programme (WFP).

He said “what we’ve seen is a lot of people coming from the islands.

“They have been living on water lilies, they have been living on roots, from weeds in the Nile, at most they eat once in a day.”

County commissioner Majiel Nhial also said when villagers received food aid in 2016, they were attacked.

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Global Oil Price: OPEC recovering momentum from $1 trillion loss, says Barkindo

Mohammed Barkindo

The Organization of Petroleum Countries, OPEC, is gradually recovering from its worst experience as a result of the global oil crisis, which cost members about $1 trillion loss since 2014, an official said.

The Secretary General of OPEC, Mohammed Barkindo, said in Abuja during his first member country visit to Nigeria that since the crisis, which followed the unprecedented drop in crude oil prices, member countries of the organisation experienced significant decline in their production capacities and output.

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Consumption of fruits, vegetables linked to long life

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Public health experts from Imperial College, London, are linking new dietary patterns to longevity through the reduction of risks of heart disease, stroke, cancer and early death.

According to a new study released on Thursday in London, researchers at the college made this known in a review of the outcome of 95 studies which included almost two million people suggesting that 10 daily servings of fruits and vegetables may be the best recipe for longevity.

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AUN President Ensign resigns, interim president appointed

American University of Nigeria, AUN main gate

The President of the American University of Nigeria, AUN, Yola, Margee Ensign, has resigned.

Ms. Ensign described her decision to leave the AUN as “painful” in a mail she sent to the AUN community.

“I have made this decision for several reasons but in full confidence that together we have built a strong and thriving university.

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Trump boycotts White House Correspondents dinner

Controversial billionaire Daniel Trump

Following threats by some membership of the White House Correspondents’ Association to boycott the group’s 2017 Dinner, President Donald Trump has said that he would not be attending.

Trump’s decision came just as the frosty relations between him and the media worsened with some White House Correspondents shut out of a press briefing on Friday.

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Trump, Obama congratulate Perez as Democratic Party’s Chairman

Thomas Perez, Democratic Party’s Chairman[Photo cedit: politico]

U.S. President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama have congratulated Thomas Perez on his election on Saturday as the new Chairman of Democratic National Committee, DNC.

Mr. Trump, in his congratulatory message on his Twitter handle, said he “could not be happier for the Republican Party”.

“Congratulations to Thomas Perez, who has just been named Chairman of the DNC.

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Trump cites FoxNews for misleading Sweden statement

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U.S. President Donald Trump says his misleading remarks about attacks in Sweden were based on a story that was broadcast on Fox News channel on immigration and Sweden.

Mr. Trump’s remarks came in response to a demand for clarification by the Swedish Government over his statement referring to an attack that allegedly took place in Sweden on Friday night.

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Russia to share intelligence with Philippines, train Duterte guards

President Rodrigo Duterte

Russia’s top security official on Thursday offered the Philippines access to an intelligence database to help it fight crime and militancy, and training for the elite forces assigned to protect President Rodrigo Duterte.

Nikolai Patrushev, the secretary of Russia’s Security Council and Vladimir Putin’s top security adviser, made the offer during a meeting between Russian and Philippine security officials in Davao, where he was visiting Mr. Duterte at his home city.

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