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Brutish tornado' hits Missouri

Brutish tornado' hits Missouri

A Brutish tornado" touched down in Jefferson City, Missouri, causing heavy damage Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. The service reported that a "confirmed large and destructive tornado" was observed over Jefferson City at 11:43pm. Wednesday, moving northeast at 64…

Sea dragons attract visitors at California aquarium

Sea dragons attract visitors at California aquarium

At first glance, it looks like a branch of kelp, but then an eye moves among its leafy appendages, and ridges of tiny, translucent fins start to flutter, sending the creature gliding through the water like something from a fairy tale. A Southern California aquarium has built what is believed to be o…

Buhari admimstration urges directives to clear Apapa Port congestion within 14 days

Buhari admimstration urges directives to clear Apapa Port congestion within 14 days

A presidential directive has been issued for the immediate clearing up of the Apapa gridlock and the restoration of law and order to the Apapa Port and its environs within two weeks.Laolu Akande, a Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity (Office of the Vice President), made…

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UN Warns Libya is on Verge of Full-Scale Civil War

The top United Nations diplomat for Libya warned Tuesday that the country is on the verge of descending into a full-scale civil war, as a warlord general from the east continues to try to capture the capital from the internationally-recognized government.“Libya is on the verge of descending into a c…

Kenya's High Court to Rule Friday on Legality of Gay Sex

Kenya's High Court to Rule Friday on Legality of Gay Sex

This Friday, Kenya's High Court is set to rule on a case challenging colonial-era laws that criminalize homosexuality,this petitioners want the court to declare those laws unconstitutional in hopes that will make life easier for the country's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communit…

Suicide: NAPTAN Urges Parents To Be Alert, Monitor Their Children, Wards

Suicide: NAPTAN Urges Parents To Be Alert, Monitor Their Children, Wards

National Parents, Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN) on Monday decried the spate of suicide among adolescents, urging parents and guardians to be more vigilant and monitor activities of their children.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a student recently committed suicide for failin…

Four killed, 10 buildings destroyed in Edo cult clash

Four killed, 10 buildings destroyed in Edo cult clash

Four persons were killed and 10 buildings destroyed in a suspected cult clash at Afokeplla in the Etsako-East Local Government Area of Edo State last Monday.A News Agency of Nigeria correspondent who visited the area on Friday reported that residents of the community are living in fear following the…

Talks on formation of new Israeli government continue

Talks on formation of new Israeli government continue

Talks are continuing over the formation of the new coalition government in Israel following the country’s General Election last month which left no single party with an absolute majority.The leader of Israel’s Yesh Atid party, Yair Lapid, has called on former Defence Minister and head of the right-w…

Missouri aim to pass restrictive abortion law, days after Alabama

Missouri aim to pass restrictive abortion law, days after Alabama

Missouri House lawmakers are expected to pass a bill on Friday to ban most abortions eight weeks after conception, days after Alabama introduced the nation's most restrictive abortion law. Missouri senators overwhelmingly approved the legislation early on Thursday and Republican Gov. Mike Parso…

One killed, two injured in shootout in southern Sri Lanka

One killed, two injured in shootout in southern Sri Lanka

One person was killed and two others injured in a shootout in Sri Lanka's southern town of Lunugamwehera early Friday, as reported, quoting the police. A police spokesperson said the incident was as a result of an argument which broke out between two groups at a party. The groups started assaul…