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Silvio Berlusconi convicted over Italy wiretap

233 ViewsItaly’s former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been convicted and sentenced to a year in jail over an illegal wiretap. He was accused of arranging for a police wiretap concerning a political rival to be leaked and published in a newspaper run by his brother. Mr Berlusconi is likely to appeal and will remain free in […]

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Hugo Chavez dies of cancer induced by enemies says his Vice

387 ViewsVenezuela’s President Hugo Chavez has died, his vice-president has announced. Mr Chavez had not appeared in public since he returned to Venezuela last month after cancer treatment in Cuba. An emotional Nicolas Maduro made the announcement on Tuesday evening, flanked by leading Venezuelan political and military leaders. Earlier, he said the 58-year-old Venezuelan leader […]

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183 ViewsUhuru Kenyatta, who faces trial at the ICC next month, has established a large lead over rival Raila Odinga in early results from Kenya’s presidential poll. With results in from over 40% of polling stations, Mr Kenyatta has 53% of the vote, against 42% for Mr Odinga. The head of the electoral commission emphasised […]

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Kenyans await results as Uhuru Kenyatta takes early lead

196 ViewsKenyans are awaiting results in their country’s presidential election, after millions cast their votes on Monday. With about a third of polling stations reporting, Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta held an early lead over his main rival, PM Raila Odinga. The head of the electoral commission emphasised these were provisional figures and urged Kenyans […]

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431 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

1110 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

492 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

229 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

211 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

677 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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