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Ex-UN Staff Jailed For Robbery

  A Court in Manhattan on Thursday sentenced Abdullahi Shuaibu, 53, who worked at the UN in 2013, to two years in prison after an exhaustive plea agreement with the court.  It was a stunning defeat for the prosecutor who had asked that Shuaibu be sentenced to five years under the indictment. Shuaibu pleaded guilty to one count of Attempted Robbery in …

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Pakistani Woman Acquitted After 20 Years On Death Row

A Pakistani woman infamously put on death row for killing her family in 1998 has been acquitted and walked free after 20 years in prison, her lawyer said Friday. Asma Nawab was just 16 when her parents and brother were murdered in 1998, apparently during an attempted robbery in the southern port megacity Karachi.

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Commonwealth Games Team Leader Sexually Assaults Athlete

Queensland State police have charged a Mauritius team official for sexually assaulting one of the delegation’s athletes at the Commonwealth Games. Chef de mission Kaysee Teeroovengadum stepped down from his role at the Gold Coast Games, after police received a complaint that he had assaulted javelin thrower Jessika Selma Rosun, the Mauritius sports ministry told Reuters on Wednesday. “Police will …

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18-Year-Old Nigerian Stabbed To Death In London

A teenager stabbed to death in north-east London on Wednesday night has been named as Israel Ogunsola. His death, together with the death of a man in his 50s, takes the capital’s suspected murder toll to more than 50 in just three months. Ogunsola died in the shadow of a railway bridge on Link Street at the junction with Morning …

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Twitter Suspends One Million Accounts For Promoting Terrorism

Twitter said Thursday it has suspended over one million accounts for “promotion of terrorism” since 2015, claiming its efforts have begun to make the platform “an undesirable place” to call for violence. In its latest transparency report, Twitter said it suspended 274,460 accounts between July and December 2017 “for violations related to the promotion of terrorism.”

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China Bans Online Sale Of Bibles

Bibles can no longer be purchased online in China, despite the government publishing a new document claiming that it allows freedom of worship. It’s been reported that searches for the Bible on e-commerce sites JD.com and Amazon.com don’t produce results. Although China had always controlled sales of the Bible by only allowing it to be distributed and printed by state-sanctioned churches, it …

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Lawmaker Urges Men To Marry More Wives To Boost Population

 A female Kenyan lawmaker, Gathoni Wa Muchomba, has encouraged rich men to marry more than one wife in order to help boost the country’s population. The lawmaker, a former journalist, said this while addressing the issue of fatherless children in the society during the opening of a rehabilitation centre. Wa Muchomba said some of the societal problems, including alcoholism among young people, …

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