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Train crash kills at least three people in Pakistan

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Officials say a blast has derailed a train in central Pakistan killing at least three people and injuring 15.

Headway made in Syria's peace-talks

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Syrian foreign minister Walid Al-Moualem said on Friday he had handed†Russia†plans for a ceasefire in Syria’s biggest city, Aleppo, and was ready to exchange lists with rebel forces on a possible prisoner swap.

Ugadan President refuses to sign anti-gay bill into law

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Uganda's President Yowerimuseveni has declined approval of a controversial bill to toughen laws against homosexuals.

Central African Republic crisis claims an additional 20 lives

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A senior U.N. official warned of the risk of genocide in Central African Republic without a more robust international response to communal bloodshed in which at least twenty more people were killed on Thursday.

Foundation calls for the immediate democratization of the police force

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The need for independent security agencies in Nigeria was the focus of a forum on Conflicts and Security Governance in West Africa which ended on thursday in Abuja.

United Nations calls for higher inclusion of youths in electoral processes in Nigeria

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Politics 

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) agency, Democratic Governance for Development, has called for more civic education among political parties to achieve a violence free election in 2015.

First Lady Patience Jonathan, Onyeka Onwenu, call for more inclusion of women in politics

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Politics 

As another election year approaches, Nigerian women are again asking for increased inclusion in the governance of the country. 

INEC to use electronic register in future elections

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Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said it would henceforth use only the electronic register to conduct elections in Nigeria.

Political analysts express doubt that Tukur's resignation will save the PDP

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Politics 

National chairman of Nigeria’s ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Bamanga Tukur resigned his position, thursday.

Labor Party accuses APC of disregarding electoral laws

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Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it is watching political developments in Rivers and Ekiti states where rallies and campaigns are holding to determine if any rules are being violated. 

President Jonathan assures the people of a free and fair election in 2015

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Politics 

President Goodluck Jonathan has reassured the international community that the 2015 general elections will be better than the one in 2011. 

Nigerian Governors fault the FG over financial shortages in the polity

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Nation 

The Rotimi Amaechi led faction of the Nigerian Governors' Forum has called on the national assembly to begin an independent investigation into the alleged non-remittance of billions of dollars of oil revenue. 

ASUP STRIKE UPDATE: FG, ASUP trade blames over lingering strike

4 years ago /
Education 

About 75 government polytechnics across the country have been on strike to protest the non-implementation of an agreement reached with the Federal government since 1999.

Smog in China hits all time high

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International News 

Residents of China's capital, Beijing, have been warned to take precautions after air pollution readings soared.

Danish woman gang-raped at knife-point for 3 hours

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Police in the Indian capital Delhi are hunting for suspects wanted over the gang rape of a Danish woman. 

Michael Jackson death: Doctor's conviction upheld by higher court

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A US court has rejected Conrad Murray's bid to have his conviction for the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson overturned.

Pentagon set to investigate the burning of Iraqi soldiers by US marines

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The US marine corps says it is trying to determine the authenticity of images published by a celebrity gossip website that appear to show marines burning the bodies of dead Iraqi insurgents.

 

Four suspected terrorists to be tried in absentia for murder

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International News 

The trial of four men accused of murdering former Lebanese prime minister, Rafik Hariri has begun at the Hague.

The Vatican publicly challenged in Geneva

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International News 

The vatican is being confronted publicly for the first time over the sexual abuse of children by clergy, at a UN hearing in Geneva.

Egypt records high turnout for referendum

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Egyptian officials have spoken of a high turnout in a referendum on a new constitution, with voters expected to endorse the removal of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.