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Liverpool Move To Capital One Round Of 16 After 30 Penalty Marathon

4 years ago /
Sports  

They came expecting to see something run-of-the-mill but left, bewildered, having witnessed something out of the ordinary. Anfield is no stranger to hosting dramatic occasions but, even measured against some of those riotous evenings of the past, this was remarkable. In years to come, they will recall Liverpool against Middlesbrough and...

Israel Kills Palestinians Suspected Of Teenagers' Murders

4 years ago /
International News 

Two Palestinians suspected of the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June have been killed by Israeli forces. Spokesman said troops searching for Marwan Qawasmeh and Amer Abu Aisha surrounded a building in the west bank city of Hebron where they were hiding. The abduction of the teenagers was a...

Forbes: Dr. Dre Tops World's Highest Paid Hip Hop Acts 2014

4 years ago /
Entertainment  International News 

1. Dr. Dre: $620 million Thanks to Apple's Beats buyout, Dre had the highest yearly earnings total of any musician ever evaluated by FORBES. The $620 million sum is also more than the remaining 24 names on the Hip-Hop Cash Kings list—combined. Perhaps now the superproducer will have time to finally...

Abu Ghaith, A Bin Laden Adviser, Sentenced To Life In Prison

4 years ago /
International News 

A ​Kuwaiti-born cleric who sat with Osama bin Laden in a remote Afghan cave hours after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and later became a fiery spokesman for the Qaeda leader, was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday by a federal judge in Manhattan. The defendant, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, 48,...

BlackBerry Passport Phone To Go On Sale On Wednesday, To Cost $599

4 years ago /
Science and Tech 

BlackBerry has finally unveiled the first round of price details and the release date for its Passport phone, after teasing it for months.  The 4.5-inch square design launches in the US on Wednesday, and a SIM-free handset will cost $599. It is expected to roll out to more regions 'over the coming...

Mata Apologises For Man Utd Performance Against Leicester

4 years ago /
Sports  

Manchester United forward Juan Mata has apologised for his team's Premier League meltdown against Leicester that left them 12th in the league after five matches. United looked set for a comfortable win after moving 3-1 ahead at the King Power stadium on Sunday, but some abject defending in the final half...

Spanish Missionary With Ebola Arrives In Madrid For Treatment In Isolation Chamber

4 years ago /
Health  International News 

Spanish missionary Manuel Garcia Viejo lands on home soil after being struck down with Ebola while helping victims in Sierra Leone. The priest, a medical director of the Hospital Order of San Juan de Dios, was infected with the deadly disease as he tended to victims in the Western city of...

Apple Sells Record 10 Million New iPhones In First Three Days

4 years ago /
Science and Tech 

Apple Inc said it sold more than 10 million iPhones in the first weekend after its new models went on sale on Friday, underscoring strong demand for phones with larger displays. Chief Executive Tim Cook said the company could have sold even more if supplies had been available. Analysts had estimated first-weekend...

Nasa’s Maven Explorer Arrives At Mars After Year-Long, 442 million-Mile Journey

4 years ago /
International News  Science and Tech 

Nasa's Maven spacecraft arrived at Mars late Sunday after a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago. The robotic explorer fired its brakes and successfully slipped into orbit around the red planet, officials confirmed. 'This is such an incredible night,' said John Grunsfeld, Nasa's chief for science missions. Now the real...

2015 Election: President Jonathan Yet To Decide Sambo As His Running Mate

4 years ago /
Politics 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has given President Goodluck Jonathan the power to pick his running mate after his endorsement by all the party’s organs. Vice-President Namadi Sambo’s fate is hanging in the balance going by this decision. However, the PDP said since both men had been working together amicably since they...

Ogun 2015: Labour Party Leaders Pledge Loyalty To Gbenga Daniel

4 years ago /
Politics 

Some leaders of the Labour Party in Ogun State have declared their loyalty to ex-governor Gbenga Daniel in his ongoing talks with other parties. The leader of the Labour Party in the state, Gbenga Daniel, is said to be under pressure to rejoin the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as part of...

Global Billionaire Population Reaches Record 2,325, 100 billionaires In India

4 years ago /
International News 

Global billionaire population has reached a record 2,325 with the addition of 155 new billionaires in 2014. According to the Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census 2014, released yesterday, 155 new billionaires were minted this year, pushing the global population to a record 2,325 – a 7% rise from 2013. The combined wealth...

President Jonathan Sends 'Thank You' Letter To Corps Member Who Donated N10000 For His Re-election

4 years ago /
Nation 

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has said that he will continue to count on the support, goodwill and prayers of patriotic Nigerians as he strives to give the best possible leadership towards the positive transformation of the country. This information was disclosed in a press statement by Presidential spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati. In...

Insurgency Shouldn't Last 6 Months - Atiku Blasts FG

4 years ago /
Nation 

Nigerian presidential hopeful Atiku Abubakar on Friday derided Goodluck Jonathan's record on security, vowing that Boko Haram could be crushed easily if politicians chose to do so. Abubakar, who was vice president under Olusegun Obasanjo from 1999 to 2007, is looking to win the presidential ticket for the main opposition All...

Newcastle Fans Print Posters Demanding Manager Alan Pardew's Sack

4 years ago /
Sports  

The determination from a section of Newcastle United fans to remove Alan Pardew from his position as manager has ramped up another notch as thousands of posters were printed demanding the 53-year-old be sacked. A campaign named SackPardew.com has grown immeasurably in its endeavours to convince owner Mike Ashley to dispense...

NIAA To Honour Gowon, Adenuga And Dangote

4 years ago /
Nation 

Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, Chairman of Globacom, Dr. Mike Adenuga and Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote amongst other notable personalities are to be honoured at this year's Nigerian International Athletes Association (NIAA) Diaspora Award. They are to be honoured at the award night/banquet scheduled to hold at...

Newborn Girl Freed From Inside A 7 Inch-wide Sewer Pipe After Mother Gives Birth In A Toilet

4 years ago /
Oddities 

A newborn baby girl has been discovered wedged inside a sewer pipe at a Chinese university after her student mother gave birth and then fled, leaving the child behind. Police believe that the young woman hoped to hide the pregnancy by leaving her helpless daughter to fall down the toilet at...

MFBs’ 45.70% PAR Puts Depositor Confidence, N220bn MSMEDF At Risk

4 years ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

The N220 billion Micro Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) development fund, along with depositor confidence, may be at risk as microfinance banks’ Portfolio-At-Risk (PAR) remain 45.70 percent, higher than the prescribed maximum ratio of 5 percent. Although the figure declined from 61.9 percent, where it stood as at December 2012, available...

Woman Turns Breast Milk Into Jewellery

4 years ago /
International News  Oddities 

Forget a lock of hair or a hand print, the new way to remember your newborn is with jewellery made from breast milk. Designed by mother-of-three Allicia Mogavero founder of Mommy Milk Creations, the bizarre keepsakes encase the mother's milk in a variety of pendants, rings and bracelets. Alicia enjoyed breastfeeding her...

Independence Referendum: Scotland Decides Its Fate Today

4 years ago /
International News 

Voting in the historic independence referendum has begun. Crucially, some 8% of voters remain undecided. Scotland must decide Thursday whether to become independent from the U.K., with last-minute opinion polls putting the outcome of the referendum on a knife-edge. Voting booths are now open and ballots will be cast at 2,608 polling...