Putin may consider running for another 6-year term as president


Russian President, Vladimir Putin, who was first elected 17 years ago, said on Friday that he would consider running for re-election in 2018.

The Kremlin has been coy in recent weeks about whether the 64-year-old head of state would run for another six-year term in the March 2018 election.

In early July, his spokesman said the matter was still undecided.

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos overtakes Bill Gates as world’s richest – Forbes

mazon.com Inc Chief Executive, Jeff Bezos, has unseated fellow tech billionaire Bill Gates as the richest person in the world.

He is said to be profiting from the e-commerce company’s meteoric stock rise to reach a fortune of $90.6 billion, Forbes reported.

Amazon shares jumped 1.6 per cent at the start of trading on Thursday, boosting the net worth of Bezos – the company’s founder and largest
shareholder – by $1.4 billion, according to Forbes, which tracks the world’s wealthiest.

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Crystal Palace appoint Frank de Boer as manager

Frank de Boer

Crystal Palace have appointed former Ajax Amsterdam and Inter Milan coach Frank de Boer as their new manager on a three-year contract, the Premier League club said on Monday.

The 47-year-old Dutchman has been out of work since he was sacked by Serie A club Inter in November after winning just five of the opening 14 games of the season.

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Miracle as nigerian man comeback to life at indian mortuary

So many persons have argued over the years that there are no such things as miracles, an argument that is clearly brought to null by the recent event that can only be described as the miraculous hand of God at work in the life of a nigerian man who was restored to life after being declared dead by top medical practitioners in far away Australia and India.
In a chat with new men, Mr. Samuel Anayo Ugwute recounts his experience at the cruel hands of death, and how God saved him.
News men: Please can we meet you?
Samuel Anayo: I am Mr. Samuel Anayo Ugwute, an indigene of Ebonyi State, born and brought up in Owa-Alero Delta State.
News men: Can you share with us your experience?
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman names his son as first heir

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman promoted his son Mohammed bin Salman to crown prince on Wednesday, a surprise announcement that means the 31-year-old becomes the kingdom’s next in line to the throne.

The decision upends the royal line of succession in a key ally of the United States in the Middle East that President Trump visited in his first overseas trip as president.

As part of the move, King Salman stripped Prince Mohammed bin Nayef from his title as crown prince and from his powerful position as the country’s interior minister overseeing security.

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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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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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Egyptian church blasts kill 44; As Islamic State takes responsibility


Bomb blasts tore through crowds celebrating the holy Christian holiday of Palm Sunday in two Egyptian cities, killing at least 44 worshipers and injuring scores more.

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for bombings at Coptic Christian churches in the Nile Delta city of Tanta, where at least 27 died, and hours later in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, where the death toll climbed to at least 17, the Interior Ministry said.

The attacks, which injured more than 100, came less than a week after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi visited the White House.

“So sad to hear of the terrorist attack in Egypt. U.S. strongly condemns. I have great…confidence that President Al Sisi will handle situation properly,” President Trump tweeted.

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Confusion as Google recalls staff to U.S. amidst immigration order frenzy


Following the new executive order on immigration by United States President, Donald Trump, Alphabet Inc.’s Google has told its affected staff travelling overseas to get back to the U.S immediately.

Bloomberg News reports that Google Chief Executive Officer, Sundar Pichai, slammed Mr. Trump’s move in a memo to employees, telling them that more than 100 company staff are affected by the order.

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UK press poke fun as White House misspells May’s first name


A typographical error in a White House press office memo had the British media jesting on Friday that President Donald Trump might think he is meeting a glamour model after Prime Minister Theresa May’s name was misspelt.

May, will become the first foreign leader to meet Trump as U.S. president.

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