Panama’s ex-president, Ricardo Martinelli, arrested in U.S.

Ricardo Martinelli, the former president of Panama, wanted on suspicion of corruption and spying on political opponents, was arrested in the U.S. on Tuesday, Martinelli’s lawyers in Panama confirmed.

He was arrested at his home in Miami, Florida, having fled Panama for the U.S. in January 2015.

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CEO Marissa Mayer resigns as Yahoo-verizon deal closes

U.S. communications giant Verizon completed its purchase of troubled internet company Yahoo on Tuesday.

The chief executive of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, told employees she would be resigning now that the transaction was over.

In a message, Mayer outlined a long list of developments at the company under her tenure, and said she was “brimming with nostalgia, gratitude and optimism” in spite of her departure.

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Rome to stop taking migrants, says mayor

Rome’s Mayor Virginia Raggi, on Tuesday said that she wants the Italian government to put a stop to any more migrants being housed in the city for the time being.

The migrant crisis has put Rome under “heavy pressure,” Ms. Raggi, a member of the Eurosceptic Five Star Movement (M5S), wrote on Continue reading “Rome to stop taking migrants, says mayor”

Seven candidates of Nigerian origin elected British lawmakers

Seven candidates of Nigerian heritage have been elected into the United Kingdom parliament in the election held on Thursday. Two are representing the Conservative Party and five the Labour Party.

The winners are Chuka Umunna representing Streatham; Bim Afolami, Hitchin and Harpenden; Fiona Onasanya, Peterborough; Chi Onwurah, Newcastle; Kate Osamor, Edmonton; Kemi Badenoch, Saffron Walden; and Helen Grant, Maidstone and The Weald.

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World leaders pledge $ 1.2 billion to protect 450 million children against polio – UNICEF

In its effort to completely eradicate polio, countries and partners have pledged $1.2 billion to protect 450 million children from the disease every year.

According to a statement by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, UNICEF, Monday, the pledges came from governments, health workers, donors and the partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), at a Rotary convention in Atlanta.

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Eight killed, morethan 12 injured as factory wall collapses in India

Indian people gather near the debris of a building where at least 24 people were killed when a wall collapsed at a wedding in the Bharatpur district of Rajasthan, India, 11 May 2017. An additional 30 people were also wounded, when the concrete wall fall on people taking shelter from a storm during the event.  EPA/VISHAL BHATNAGAR

The police said that eight people, including four children, were killed and over 12 others injured when a factory wall collapsed in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday.

The police said the incident took place early in the morning at Saraj Majra village, 120 km from the state capital Shimla, when the boundary wall of the factory adjoining a big slum suddenly collapsed during a storm.

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Manchester United tops in Forbes football rich list

Manchester United [Photo: The Sun]

Europa League champions Manchester United have overtaken record UEFA Champions League winners, Real Madrid, as the world’s most valuable football club, going by statistics provided by business magazine Forbes.

Manchester United were valued at $3.69 billion (about £2.86 billion, about N1.476 trillion) and returned to the top of the annual list for the first time in five years.

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Mark Zuckerberg meets founder of Nigerian all-female Facebook group

Lola Omolola and Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, on Tuesday received Nigeria’s Lola Omolola, founder of a private Facebook group called Female in Nigeria.

FIN was founded in 2015 by Ms. Omolola, as a movement of women focused on building compassion and providing support for one another, with the goal of having up to 1000 members in the group.

However, the group exceeded its target as it recently hit one million members. It currently has about1,045,148 members, all female.

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WHO updates list of essential antibiotics for treatment of infections

WHO Headquarter in Geneva, Switzerland.

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he World Health Organisation has released a new advisory on antibiotics for treatment of common infections and which to preserve for the most serious circumstances.

A press statement by the agency on Tuesday said the updated list adds 30 medicines for adults and 25 for children.

The list also specifies new uses for nine already-listed products, bringing to 433 the number of drugs deemed essential for addressing the most important public health needs.

The new addition to the WHO model list of essential medicines for 2017 include medicine for HIV, Hepatitis C, tuberculosis and Leukaemia.

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Oil prices tumble amid U.S. Climate pact withdrawal

Crude oil extraction [Photo credit: Bloomberg]

Oil prices tumbled on Friday amid worries that United States’ President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon a climate pact could spark more crude drilling in the United States, US.

Analyst said the U.S’ decision may worsen global glut.

Brent crude tumbled below $50 Friday afternoon, heading for a second straight week of losses, while Benchmark Brent crude futures were off by 1.8 per cent at $49.73 per barrel, down 90 cents from the previous close.

On its part, the U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 84 cents to $47.54 per barrel, figures from Reuters show.

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