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WTO Chief Urges Countries To Net Deal To Halt Over-Fishing By July

    The World Trade Organization chief called Wednesday on countries to wrap up 20 years of talks banning subsidies that contribute to over-fishing and net a deal by July. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who took the WTO reins last month, urged member states to step up efforts to draft a text that is “complete and clean … Continue reading WTO Chief Urges Countries To Net Deal To Halt Over-Fishing By July

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NBA Bans Sampson One Game For Head-Butting Aussie Mills

    Indiana Pacers forward JaKarr Sampson was suspended one game without pay by the NBA on Wednesday for headbutting San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills. The league also announced fines for Australian Mills and Spurs forward Rudy Gay for their roles in an on-court altercation that came with 9:32 to play in the fourth … Continue reading NBA Bans Sampson One Game For Head-Butting Aussie Mills

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Mailonline Sues Google For Search Result ‘Manipulation’

    The British owner of the MailOnline website on Wednesday filed a legal complaint in the United States against Google, accusing it of downgrading its stories in searches. London-based Associated Newspapers Ltd filed a legal suit at a New York court, accusing the tech giant of reducing its search traffic and asking for damages … Continue reading Mailonline Sues Google For Search Result ‘Manipulation’

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Hong Kong Woman, 90, Loses US$32 Million In Phone Scam

    A 90-year-old Hong Kong woman has been conned out of US$32million by fraudsters posing as Chinese officials, police said, in the city’s biggest recorded phone scam. Hong Kong’s elderly are plagued by phone scammers who seek out vulnerable and wealthy victims willing to transfer money or make bogus investments. Police on Tuesday said … Continue reading Hong Kong Woman, 90, Loses US$32 Million In Phone Scam

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Police Clash With Protesters As Germany Passes Virus Law

  Police clashed with thousands of protesters in Berlin on Wednesday as the German parliament passed an amendment to give Angela Merkel’s government power to impose tougher anti-coronavirus measures. With Germany buckling under a third wave of the pandemic, the new law allowing for nationwide curbs including school closures and night curfews aims to end … Continue reading Police Clash With Protesters As Germany Passes Virus Law

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Nigeria’s Mustapha Becomes World’s Best Cadet Player

Nigeria’s teenage table tennis sensation Musa Mustapha has been ranked the world’s best player in the boys’ U-11 by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).

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Nearly 200 Protesters Detained During Pro-Navalny Rallies

  Nearly 200 protesters were detained at anti-Kremlin rallies across Russia on Wednesday, a monitor said, as protesters demanded the release of jailed opposition figure Alexei Navalny, who has been on hunger strike for three weeks. Protests in Moscow and Saint Petersburg are set to take place from 7 pm (1600 GMT) and crowds earlier … Continue reading Nearly 200 Protesters Detained During Pro-Navalny Rallies

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Macron To Attend Funeral Of Slain Chadian Leader

  French President Emmanuel Macron is to attend the funeral of slain Chadian leader Idriss Deby Itno on Friday, the government spokesman said, underlining France’s support for the late strongman. “The president paid tribute to him at the cabinet meeting and will go to his funeral at the end of the week,” Gabriel Attal told … Continue reading Macron To Attend Funeral Of Slain Chadian Leader

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JUST IN: Senate Approves $1.5bn, €995m External Loans For FG, States

  The Senate has approved the sums of $1.5 billion and €995 million external loans for the Federal and State Governments. The Red Chambers gave the approval after considering the report of its Committee on Local and Foreign Debts on the external borrowing plan of the Federal Government. Chairman of the Committee, Clifford Ordia, told … Continue reading JUST IN: Senate Approves $1.5bn, €995m External Loans For FG, States

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Chad Reopens Borders After Deby’s Death

Chad reopened its borders on Wednesday, a day after they were closed following the death in combat of president Idriss Deby Itno, the country’s new transitional military council said. A curfew — also imposed after the veteran leader’s death on Tuesday — would now start from 8 pm instead of 6 pm, according to a statement … Continue reading Chad Reopens Borders After Deby’s Death

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