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Man flogged 40 lashes for eating mango during Ramadan

Ibrahim Ismail, a 20-year-old man who was found guilty of eating mango during the Islamic holy month has received 40 lashes for his crime. Ismail who was accused of eating while other healthy Muslims were fasting was found guilty by an upper Shariah court in Ringim local government area of Jigawa state. Premium Times reports that the judge, Safiyanu Ya’u, ...

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48-year old herbalist arrested attempting to sell human parts

The police from Zone 2 Command has arrested a 48-year-old herbalist, Ibukun Moses, while attempting to sell human parts. The body parts allegedly belong to a lady identified as Toyin who was brought to the herbalist for treatment but died of an undisclosed illness. Immediately after her death, investigation revealed that the herbalist contacted her family to come and take ...

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Mother ‘kept her two-year-old daughter’s body in her car for three days’ after her boyfriend ‘sexually assaulted her, beat her with a belt until she was unconscious and then tried to use a hairdryer to warm her up’

Tiaundra Christon, 21, and her boyfriend Kenny Hewett, 32, allegedly beat Hazana Anderson, two, with a belt on October 19 After realizing she was unconscious, they tried to revive her in a cold water bath Christon claims it was while removing the toddler’s clothes that she saw signs of sexual assault She drove around with her daughter’s body in her ...

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Indonesia:Boeing 737 plane with 188 passengers crashes in sea

A Lion Air Boeing 737 passenger plane with 188 people on board has crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from the Indonesian capital, Jakarta. Flight JT 610 was on a scheduled flight to Pangkal Pinang, the main town in the Bangka Belitung Islands. It lost contact with ground control a few minutes after take-off, and was last tracked ...

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Thousands of Swedes are getting microchip IDs inserted into their hands to swipe into homes, offices, concerts and even to access social media

More than 4,000 Swedes are being implanted with a microchip that contains details about their identity. The miniature technology bypasses the need for cash, tickets, access cards and even social media. BioHax International is the market leader in the innovate industry and has captured public imagination since it was started five years ago by Jowan Osterlund, a former professional body ...

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Trump calls Saudi journalist’s murder ‘worst cover-up in history’

US President Donald Trump has called Saudi Arabia’s response to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi “the worst cover-up ever”. He added that whoever organised the plot “should be in big trouble”. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, shortly afterwards, that the US “will punish those responsible” and is revoking visas of 21 identified suspects. The US has faced pressure ...

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Cameroon’s President Paul Biya wins seventh term

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya who has been in power since 1982 has won a seventh term in office in polls marred by low turnout and voter intimidation. Paul Biya, 85 is sub-Saharan Africa’s oldest leader, took 71.3% of the vote, according to official results. Opposition calls for a re-run of the presidential election were rejected by the Constitutional Council last ...

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Photos: Man buried with Sh 6 million to ‘bribe’ God on Judgment Day

A Ugandan civil servant instructed his wife to bury him with a cash amount of Sh 6 million. The money was meant to appease God for the deceased’s earthly sins. 52-year-old Charles Obong until his death was a senior personnel officer at the Ministry of Public Service for a decade. His son-in-law confirmed that his will stated that his wife ...

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Saudi Arabia confirms murder of journalist Khashoggi but blames rogues

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Virginia Mayo/AP/REX/Shutterstock (6985518av) Jamal Khashoggi Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi speaks on his cellphone at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on . More than two dozen senior officials from key economies will try Saturday to agree on whether to send a political signal that a new global trade deal can, at last, be completed ...

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Trans inmate jailed for Wakefield prison sex offences

A transgender prisoner who sexually assaulted two inmates at a women’s jail and had previously raped two other women has been given a life sentence. Karen White attacked two women in 2017 while on remand at HMP New Hall, in Wakefield, for other offences. White, 52, who is transitioning, was described as a “predator” who was a danger to women ...

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