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Waiter shot dead for being too slow in serving a customer

A waiter was shot dead by a customer at an eatery on the outskirts of Paris, France for being too slow in serving. According to the AFP a customer got angry for having to wait a bit longer to be served a sandwich he ordered for. According to eyewitnesses the gunman lost his temper “as his sandwich wasn’t prepared quickly enough”. A source close to the investigation said Saturday that deceased’s colleagues had to call police after he was shot. The waiter was shot in the shoulder with a handgun…

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Disgraced US millionaire, Epstein commits suicide

Wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein has been found dead in his prison cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, US media report. His body was discovered at 07:30 local time (11:30 GMT) on Saturday at the facility in New York. The circumstances of his death are unclear. He was reportedly on suicide watch following an earlier incident. Epstein, 66, had pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking and conspiracy charges and was being held without bail. Last month, he was found semi-conscious in his cell with injuries to his neck. He…

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UK hit by major power cuts, homes and transport affected

Nearly a million people have been affected by a major power cut across large areas of England and Wales, affecting homes and transport networks. National Grid said it was caused by issues with two power generators but the problem was now resolved. Blackouts were reported across the Midlands, the South East, South West and North East of England, and Wales. Hundreds of people were stranded at King’s Cross station as trains were delayed and cancelled. Traffic lights in some areas also stopped working. The Department for Transport, said: “Today’s power…

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Blackman handcuffed by rope and paraded in Texas street

A black man has been pictured in Texas in the U.S being handcufffed by a rope and paraded in the street by police officers. The man was pictured walking between two white officers on horses leading him in handcuffs. Officials say the officers, identified as P. Brosch and A. Smith, arrested Donald Neely, 43, for criminal trespass on Saturday. A police statement said the officers were “familiar” with Neely, and he had been warned about trespassing. The statement said Neely was led on the rope about two blocks to “where…

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The US-Africa trade pact losing it’s spark

The United States in the past was the place to go for sub-Saharan African countries in terms of trade. It used to be the leading trading partner of Africa, especially sub-Saharan Africa but that is changing. The emergence of China on the scene over the past decade has meant that African countries now have an alternative super power to deal with. China is willing to give many African countries what they seem to want – that’s aid for projects China is not willing to force on them. There are no…

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Mexican Mayor forced to dress as a woman as punishment

Politicians always make promises they can’t keep during electoral campaigns, but voters hardly ever hold them responsible for lying. Well, residents in a small Mexican town recently decided to teach their mayor a lesson for failing to fulfil his campaign promises by parading him in women’s clothes for four straight days. Javier Sebastián Jiménez Santiz won the mayoral race in the town of Huixtán on promises of improving the local water system, but failed to live up to the expectations of his constituents. Late last month, after getting sick of…

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Ilhan Omar was happy “to return to mother Africa”

Ilhan Omar has been in the news ever since she got elected to the US congress, representing a district in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Somali-born left her country  of birth at a tender age with her family to seek asylum in the US. She is not just an inspiration to many but a source of hope as well. Omar is one of the first two Muslim women elected to the US Congress. Recently US President Donald Trump asked Omar and three other Democratic Congresswomen of colour to leave the US and…

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Madagascar: British student dies after opening plane door

Police in Madagascar have revealed that a British student who was studying at the Cambridge University died after falling from a plane. The student, according to police fell to her death on the African island nation when she opened the door of a small plane in mid-air. Alana Cutland, 19 was from Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire. UK Foreign Office confirmed that Cutland died last week. She was studying natural sciences at Robinson College and went to Madagascar for an internship. It is still not known yet why Cutland opened the…

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U.S. says Osama Bin Laden’s son Hamza is dead

US intelligence has received information that Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza has died, NBC News reported Wednesday. NBC said three US officials had confirmed they had information of Hamza bin Laden’s death, but gave no details of the date or place, and did not indicate if they had confirmed the information. Questioned by reporters in the Oval Office, President Donald Trump did not confirm or deny the report. “I don’t want to comment on it,” he said. In February the US government put a $1 million bounty on…

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Former US President Reagan called Africans “monkeys”

Former US President Ronald Reagan is reported to have called Africans at UN conference “monkeys” for opposing the USA during a vote. The late Reagan according to newly released tapes published by a US magazine made the comment in a conversation with then-President Richard Nixon. The comments were made in a 1971 telephone call between the two leaders. Reagan said “To see those… monkeys from those African countries – damn them, they’re still uncomfortable wearing shoes!” Mr Nixon, who quit as president in 1974, can then be heard laughing. Mr…

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