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#AleppoDebate: Boris Johnson gets trolled after calling for Russian embassy protest

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A major bug in software used by content delivery network Cloudflare has exposed sensitive, encrypted data – including passwords – from its' customers' websites, the company says. There
The lower chamber of the Polish parliament has voted in favor of constructing a channel across the Baltic (Visla) Strip to allow the country’s vessels to enter the port of Elblag withou
The Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Mr Agyole Abeh on Friday said the crisis in Southern Kaduna was largely exaggerated and used as a propaganda by those benefitting from it. Abeh said in Kafanch
Israel has denied a work permit for a Human Rights Watch researcher, saying that the group is engaged in the “service of Palestinian propaganda,” HRW said, adding that Tel Aviv is not d
Residents of the Southwest US will almost certainly face drought because of water loss in the Colorado River caused by global warming, according to scientists. By mid-century the water
A blind man who was waiting for a train home was tasered by police at a railway station in Manchester, England, after someone reported that his walking stick was a firearm. Read Full Ar
Three illegal mining operations have been shut in Region Eight, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources. A release from the Ministry follows: A visit to the Region 9 communities of Karasabai an
The Nigerian Lawyers Association and the Organisation for the Advancement of Nigerians, two influential Nigerian community associations in the U.S, will on Saturday hold two information sessions on th
The police say they are investigating a fatal accident which occurred about 2240h. last night on La Grange Public Road, WBD, which resulted in the death of Roopesh Ramoutar, 42 years, of Houston, EBD.
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday said that the Federal Government has urgent relief plans for the poultry farmers to cushion the poultry industry in the country from collapse. He said this whi
Kyiv Economic Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court ruling over the claim of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (ACU) to recover from Russia’s Gazprom a UAH 85.9 billion fine, imposed in J
The Algarve city of Olhão de Restauração is about to have a riverside face-lift that will change the two parks at either end of the famous markets into tourist areas ‘par excellence,’ according to ma
Apple are reportedly “looking into” viral footage of a smoking iPhone 7 Plus… and Samsung users are smug AF. Read Full Article at
FIFA president Gianni Infantino met Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe on Friday a day after he attended a birthday party for the country’s football chief, an official said. Zimbabwe Football Assoc
Liverpool manager Jorgen Klopp was baffled by the decision, describing it as a seismic shock on the same level as Brexit and Donald Trump’s election as US president. “For me there have bee
The leader of Boko Haram’s main faction, Abubakar Shekau, has admitted killing the group’s purported spokesman over an apparent plot to oust him, he said in an audio recording obtained by
Below is a roundup of major events on Friday, 24 February:
Chief of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine Ambassador Ertugrul Apakan has expressed concern over a threat of environmental disaster in Donbas amid ceased operations of the Donetsk w
White House press secretary Sean Spicer blocked CNN, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Politico and other news outlets from a gaggle. Several organizations boycotted the gather
White House press secretary Sean Spicer blocked CNN, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Politico and other news outlets from the gaggle. Several organizations boycotted the gath
At least 26 countries have put forward over 400 athletes to represent them in personal and team competitions of the 2017 Winter World Military Games with 44 sets of medals up for grabs
McDonald’s has opened a new restaurant-museum in Italy that gives diners a view with a slightly macabre difference - beneath the fast food joint lies an ancient Roman road complete with
Russia will veto the UN Security Council’s draft resolution imposing sanctions on Syria over alleged chemical attacks Damascus is blamed for
Nadezhda Savchenko was accompanied by Vladimir Ruban, head of the Ukrainian center for prisoner releases of the Officer Corps public movement
South African police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades to break up clashes between local protesters and migrants in Pretoria on February 24 at a march against immigration. See photos below  
Germany's Federal Intelligence Service (BND) has snooped on western news media outlets and international news agencies for years, German Der Spiegel weekly reports, citing the papers li
Critics of President Donald Trump were quick to take offense at “Russian flags” handed out to the audience for his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Staff rounded
The head of Portugal’s Food and Veterinary agency has received an application to authorise diclofenac for veterinary use. The problem here is that as well as being used in medicine to treat sick catt
Ade Adesomoju, Abuja A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Maitama in Abuja, on Friday fixed March 2 for hearing of an application by the detained former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo
The Ukrainian Security Service has launched a raid to expose the State Fiscal Service officials, who extorted UAH 70 million from businesses for non-hindered VAT refunds, the SBU press center reports.
"Khojaly, a 25-year silence: Truth of genocide" conference-debate was held in Paris Cultural Center under organizational support of the Azerbaijani Embassy in France and the Association of Friends of
The secrecy surrounding Caixa Geral de Depósitos is to be lifted as a court decided today that, despite a legal appeal by the bank, the details of the larger loans made by the bank since 2000 will ha
Sweden has sought to set the record straight after Donald Trump linked immigration to a supposed rise in violence in the Scandinavian country, publishing “facts” to correct “simplist
The NPA asked the Western Cape High Court to impose life imprisonment against a police officer found guilty of murdering his girlfriend in 2014.

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