AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s false claims on migrant child deaths

  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump twisted circumstances behind the deaths of two migrant Guatemalan children to insulate his administration from any blame, contending without justification that they were in dire health before they reached the border. The children cleared initial U.S. health screenings and one of them was in the U.S. for five days before suddenly showing signs of illness. His tweets on … Continue reading AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s false claims on migrant child deaths

Throngs to pack Times Square for mild, rainy New Year’s Eve

NEW YORK (AP) — Snoop Dogg, Sting and Christina Aguilera will welcome 2019 in a packed Times Square Monday along with revelers from around the world who come to see the traditional crystal ball drop, fireworks and a blizzard of confetti. Spectators are expected to start assembling in early afternoon for the made-for-TV extravaganza. As has been the case for years, the celebration will take … Continue reading Throngs to pack Times Square for mild, rainy New Year’s Eve

PM Sheikh Hasina wins landslide in disputed Bangladesh election

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has secured her third consecutive term with a landslide victory, Bangladesh’s Election Commission said on Monday. Her ruling party and its allies have won 288 of the 300 parliamentary seats contested, surpassing its previous election wins. The opposition has condemned the vote as “farcical,” marred by violence, intimidation and vote rigging claims. They won just seven seats and have demanded a … Continue reading PM Sheikh Hasina wins landslide in disputed Bangladesh election

Wife of Bauchi State Governor Donates Foods to Christian Homes

The wife of the Bauchi State Governor,Hajiya Hadiza Mohammed, recently put smiles on the faces of Christian women at Bayara community of Bauchi when she distributed food items in the spirit of Christmas. The gesture was done through her pet project known as the Bauchi Sustainable Women Economic Empowerment and Peace Initiative, B-SWEEEP ‘Christmas celebrations are not complete when we have not touched the lives … Continue reading Wife of Bauchi State Governor Donates Foods to Christian Homes

Major US newspapers hit by cyberattack, disrupting printing and distribution

By Mark Wycislik-Wilson A number of major US newspapers — including the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal and New York Times — have been hit by a cyberattack that is said to originate from another country. Malware was first detected on Thursday by Tribune Publishing, the owner of some of the affected titles, but unsuccessful attempts at quarantining meant that there was … Continue reading Major US newspapers hit by cyberattack, disrupting printing and distribution

NASA Wants to Send Hot Air Balloons to The Hellscape of Venus

We know that Venus, our closest planetary neighbour, has a volcanic terrain and a hellish atmosphere with extreme temperatures. But we don’t know much about seismic activity on the planet, which in turn could give us more clues about its internal composition. Now, NASA has a rather exciting proposal to try and answer those questions: a bunch of hot air balloons. Recent tests carried out … Continue reading NASA Wants to Send Hot Air Balloons to The Hellscape of Venus

Lion escapes enclosure, kills worker

By Deanna Hackney, CNN As a team led by a trained animal keeper cleaned the enclosure, “One of the lions somehow left a locked space and entered the space the humans were in and quickly killed one person,” the Conservators Center ( https://www.conservatorscenter.org/about/ )  in Burlington, west of Durham, said on its Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/ConservatorsCenter/posts/10155822865741232?__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARDSvhJ_w0wxd69TTriMaaIS6_dOkSq8UR_72tMUsgv5u9CbYjEsU5tHNtLoCDSglWb-GO8m2uCnuYee1eLZPRyoR7qcORtmCKdRNAIHfhRO4B0NTmTNeAbat8pcZLebJBxMMVEXgHBlgkn21Fk96UBIcc0uha3tsDwhZUq8sY19dmlOW-lVLStewLYhCZgZ9iysl6PU4KzH15cyJxt9K3HR8EMQBZMXoQyUPFgM42PwO_DmOC3JRSoKMqgBCUfla8f8w_Vq-eMzVExc9GRgZP-ckPy-c7Sj5o4KoRRh-ktG7NFDcl4Zdmy8Qf_Xd51UsSRQCM8yN5M6D0SN&__tn__=-R )  page. “The Conservators Center is devastated by the loss of a human life today,” the … Continue reading Lion escapes enclosure, kills worker

Senior Pastor Stabbed to Death during Church Service

Their was commotion at the Central Assemblies of God Church after a senior pastor was stabbed to death during church service. The shocking incident happened on Sunday (today) at Tema Community 4 in Ghana. According to media reports, the deceased pastor identified as Rev. Dr. David Nabegmado was attacked while preparing to leave his inner office to the main church auditorium to preach as Service … Continue reading Senior Pastor Stabbed to Death during Church Service

US university’s 44th list of words it would like to banish

Lake Superior State University’s 44th annual list of words nominated for banishment by members of the public: –Wheelhouse — In the books — Wrap my head around — Platform — Collusion — OTUS family of acronyms (such as POTUS, FLOTUS, SCOTUS) — Ghosting — Yeet — Litigate — Grapple — Eschew — Crusty — Optics — Legally drunk –Thought leader — Unpack — Importantly — … Continue reading US university’s 44th list of words it would like to banish

Nigerian President was at the ECOWAS Heads of Government meetings in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday participated at the 54th Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the ECOWAS in Abuja. Speaking at the session, Buhari said: “Despite these successes, ECOWAS is still confronted by several challenges. The sub-region continues to face difficulties in the economic, governance, peace, security and humanitarian fields.” According to him, “These lofty ideals are however not attainable … Continue reading Nigerian President was at the ECOWAS Heads of Government meetings in Abuja

Royal Family attend Sandringham Christmas church service

Members of the Royal Family greeted well-wishers after attending the Christmas Day church service The Royal Family have greeted hundreds of well-wishers after attending the Christmas Day church service at Sandringham. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were all smiles as they left the service on the Queen’s estate in Norfolk. Prince Charles attended but the Duchess of … Continue reading Royal Family attend Sandringham Christmas church service

South Africa issues arrest warrant for Grace Mugabe

By Brent Swails and Jack Guy, CNN Johannesburg, South Africa (CNN) South African authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Grace Mugabe, wife of deposed Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, over the alleged assault of a South African model in August 2017.The arrest warrant was issued last Thursday, South African Police Services spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo told CNN on Wednesday.” I can confirm that a warrant … Continue reading South Africa issues arrest warrant for Grace Mugabe

Trump says no end to shutdown until border barrier funded, plans January visit to new section of wall

By Kevin Liptak, CNN (CNN)President Donald Trump said Tuesday the government won’t reopen until funding is secured for his border barrier, and he plans to go to the border in January to visit a new stretch of wall.”I can’t tell you when the government is going to be open. I can tell you it’s not going to be open until we have a wall, a fence, … Continue reading Trump says no end to shutdown until border barrier funded, plans January visit to new section of wall

Regional Program Manager – West Africa Region

  Africa – West – Flexibility to work from an office in Search West Region, N/A Position Summary The Program Manager aims to ensure excellence in performance in all areas of program implementation in full compliance with SFCG and donor rules and regulations. By supporting the country team and measuring their performance using specific and agreed-upon program implementation and quality measurement tools, the Program Manager … Continue reading Regional Program Manager – West Africa Region

Communications Specialist – West Africa Region

Job Openings Communications Specialist – West Africa Region Africa – West – Flexibility to work from an office in Search West Region, N/ Position Summary The Communications Specialist is a member of the West Africa (WA) regional support team and will support all country and regional programming in regards to communications outputs. The Communications Specialist will help the team to increase the visibility of Search for … Continue reading Communications Specialist – West Africa Region

Mexican Asylum Seekers into US Are to Be Returned Back for Asylum Proceedings

The U.S. has reached a deal with the Mexican government to force asylum seekers at its southern border to remain in Mexico while they wait to bring their case before an American immigration judge, a process that could take several months or even years, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced at a congressional hearing on Thursday. The new policy, effective immediately, is the latest attempt by the Trump administration … Continue reading Mexican Asylum Seekers into US Are to Be Returned Back for Asylum Proceedings

Bill Cosby: Expert Predicts Bankruptcy

Frank Scotti, a 90-year-old former NBC employee, told The New York Daily News in 2014 that he helped Bill Cosby make payments to eight women from 1989 to 1990. One of the women was Shawn Thompson, who allegedly received $100,000 from Cosby, and whose daughter later claimed that the TV star was her father, which Cosby denied. Scotti claimed that he was unaware that he was being used as a conduit by Cosby to pay off women and to serve as a guard when the comedian invited young models into his dressing room. “He had everybody fooled,” he said. “Nobody suspected.” Continue reading Bill Cosby: Expert Predicts Bankruptcy

The Nigeria Security Tracker (NST)

The Nigeria Security Tracker (NST), a project of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Africa program, documents and maps violence in Nigeria that is motivated by political, economic, or social grievances. Different groups in Nigeria resort to violence. The militant Islamist movement Boko Haram is active in northern Nigeria. Violence among ethnic groups, farmers, and herdsmen sometimes acquires religious overtones. A new generation of Niger Delta … Continue reading The Nigeria Security Tracker (NST)

Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Mosque: Secrets of the world’s grandest place of worship

http://www.cnn.com/travel/article/sheikh-zayed-grand-mosque-abu-dhabi/?gallery=8 Star attraction: The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is one of the world’s most popular attractions according to TripAdvisor. It’s easy to see why.ShutterstockEditor’s Note — Editor’s Note — CNN Travel’s series often carries sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Read the policy.(CNN) — It’s Abu Dhabi‘s star attraction, attracting millions each year, yet despite … Continue reading Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Mosque: Secrets of the world’s grandest place of worship

At second memorial service, Bush remembered for humility and humor

Washington (CNN)Former President George H.W. Bush was remembered Thursday as a man of humility, honor and humor at the Bushes’ family church in Houston, providing the nation with a last farewell before he begins his journey to his final resting place.Family, friends, politicians, musicians, actors and athletes filled the pews of the St. Martin’s Episcopal Church to say goodbye to the 41st president with heartfelt praises and gospel … Continue reading At second memorial service, Bush remembered for humility and humor

Okorocha hits Oshiomhole for abusing Obasanjo

The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has criticised the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, for allegedly abusing former President Olusegun Obasanjo and some All Progressives Congress governors. He, however, said the affected APC governors, rather than take issue with the chairman, had decided to appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to caution… The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has criticised the National Chairman … Continue reading Okorocha hits Oshiomhole for abusing Obasanjo

Hunters; pay us we’re ready to fight terrorism — NEWSSPLASHBLOG

Hunters said they were ready to help infighting terrorists provided they were incorporated in the salary scheme and provided with enough logistics to fight the terrorists. The National Adviser of Board of Trustees of the association, Chief Yusuf Alao, disclosed this while receiving a confirmation certificate as the new National Adviser of the association. hunters said they were ready to help infighting terrorists provided they … Continue reading Hunters; pay us we’re ready to fight terrorism — NEWSSPLASHBLOG