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2 ViewsAt least 15 people were killed in attacks by machete-wielding gangs on Monday as Kenyans queued to vote in a presidential election they hope will rebuild the nation’s image after a disputed 2007 poll unleashed weeks of tribal bloodshed. Just hours before the start of voting and with long queues across the east African […]

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Pope Benedict pledges ‘obedience’ to successor

30 ViewsPope Benedict XVI has pledged his “unconditional reverence and obedience” to whoever succeeds him as head of the Roman Catholic church as he prepares to stand down. In an apparent attempt to defuse growing concerns that his abdication – the first in almost 600 years – would sow further division among the church, Benedict […]

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Cardinal Keith O’Brien resigns as Archbishop

3 ViewsBritain’s most senior Roman Catholic cleric, Cardinal Keith O’Brien, is stepping down as leader of the Scottish Catholic Church. He had been accused of inappropriate behaviour towards priests dating back to the 1980s, claims he contests. In a statement, Cardinal O’Brien, the Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh apologised to those he had offended […]

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How Then Governor Goodluck Jonathan Gave Obaigbena $1 Million For Beyonce And Jay Z

2 ViewsSahara Reporters has uncovered a document indicating that a million dollars of Bayelsa State’s poverty alleviation fund was spent by then Governor Goodluck Jonathan on bringing American entertainers Beyonce and Jay Z to Nigeria in 2006. In a letter stamped and signed by Bayelsa officials, N150 million (approximately a million dollars in 2006) was […]

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Retired pope immune from abuse probes

1 ViewsPope Benedict’s decision to live in the Vatican after he resigns will provide him with security and privacy. It will also offer legal protection from any attempt to prosecute him in connection with sexual abuse cases around the world, Church sources and legal experts say. “His continued presence in the Vatican is necessary, otherwise […]

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Ann Coulter Refuses to Board Airplane With Black Pilot

2 ViewsConservative commentator and author Ann Coulter refused to stay on board a Miami to New York commercial airline flight recently after learning the pilot was a woman of African-American descent. According to witness reports Coulter was concerned the experienced, decorated pilot in question may have gained her position as a result of affirmative action […]

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Darfur gold battle: Tens of thousands of Sudanese flee

2 ViewsSome 100,000 people have fled fighting over a gold mine in Sudan’s Darfur region, the UN has said. It said many were living in the open in appalling conditions, while others had fled to a nearby town where offices and schools had shut to accommodate them. It has sent 600 tonnes of food aid […]

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Zimbabwe has only $217 in the bank, says Finance Minister

6 Views Zimbabwe’s public account balance after paying its workers’ salaries last week now stands at just $217, Finance minister Tendai Biti has revealed. “Government finances are in a paralytic state – last week there was only $217 left in government coffers when we paid civil servants,” he told journalists in Harare Wednesday . Mr […]

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Brazil nightclub fire: What happened?

2 ViewsBrazil has declared three days of national mourning after 231 people were killed in the deadliest fire the country has seen in five decades. The blaze at Kiss nightclub in the southern city of Santa Maria reportedly started after a member of a band used pyrotechnics on stage. Here is what we know so […]

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UK Care home under investigation for inviting in prostitutes for residents

2 ViewsPROSTITUTES have been invited to a care home to have sex with disabled residents — sparking an investigation by the council. Hookers regularly go for “special visits” at Chaseley nursing home in Eastbourne, Sussex. They meet residents in a special room and a red sock is put on the door handle so staff know […]

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