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Panama’s former president Ricardo Martinelli must face corruption charges just eight months after he was acquitted of spying on political foes, one of his lawyers said on Wednesday. “They charged him,” his lawyer Ronier Ortiz told reporters outside the public prosecutor’s office in the capital Panama City. According to local media, Martinelli has been linked …

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A one-year-old boy was killed and his mother wounded in a Chicago drive-by shooting that has stunned authorities accustomed to rampant gun violence in America’s third-largest city. The 22-year-old mother was driving home on Saturday afternoon when the attacker pulled up next to her car and fired around eight shots, striking the infant in the …

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Following the success recorded against the coronavirus pandemic earlier,  China has reported the highest number of new coronavirus cases in nearly six weeks on Monday, as the country tries to prevent a second wave of COVIS-19 infections. Authorities counted 108 new coronavirus infections over the past day, including 98 cases among travellers returning from abroad, …

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Sen. Bernie Sanders ended his presidential campaign on Wednesday, clearing Joe Biden’s path to the Democratic nomination and a showdown with President Donald Trump in November. Sanders made the announcement in a call with his campaign staff. Sanders’ exit caps a stunning reversal of fortune following a strong performance in the first three states that …

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Boris Johnson’s spokesman denies reports by the Russian state media that the prime minister is being treated in hospital with a ventilator. The UK government has accused Russia of spreading “disinformation” after the country’s state media reported that Prime Minister Boris Johnson was being treated on a ventilator for the coronavirus. Johnson was admitted to hospital …

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A Tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City has tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, and six other big cats are exhibiting symptoms consistent with the illness, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Sunday afternoon. “It’s the first time, to our knowledge, that a [wild] animal has gotten sick from COVID-19 from …

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Amid the coronavirus pandemic, United States Mission has informed Americans leaving Nigeria that hospitals back home are “overwhelmed”, It said two evacuation flights scheduled to depart Lagos on Friday were canceled due to flight clearance issues in some West African states. This saw scores of Americans getting stranded at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport on Friday …

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Tanzania has confirmed its first coronavirus death. The health minister Ummy Mwalimu disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday. The statement read in part: “The victim was a 49-year-old Tanzanian male, who had pre-existing conditions before he tested positive to Coronavirus “He had been admitted to Mloganzila Hospital in Dar Es …

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The jet, bound for Haneda, Japan, crashed at Manila International Airport in the Philippines and it is believed all eight people on board were killed A plane carrying emergency medical supplies amid the coronavirus pandemic crashed during takeoff before exploding into a fireball. The jet crashed at Manila International Airport in the Philippines and it is believed all …

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World Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Joshua, has reiterated his pride in his Nigerian heritage as he delivered an emotional speech yesterday, at the commonwealth Day 2020 service. The British-Nigerian, 30, who spent part of his childhood in Nigeria began his speech by introducing himself before stating how proud he is to be a Nigerian.   Joshua …

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