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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Third Travel Ban






A federal judge on Tuesday largely blocked the Trump administration from implementing the latest version of the president’s controversial travel ban, setting up yet another legal showdown on the extent of the executive branch’s powers when it comes to setting immigration policy.

The decision from U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson in Hawaii is sure to be appealed, but for now, it means that the administration cannot restrict the entry of travellers from six of the eight countries that officials said were unable or unwilling to provide information that the United States wanted to vet the countries’ citizens.

The latest ban was set to go fully into effect in the early hours of Wednesday, barring various types of travellers from Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Chad, Somalia, North Korea and Venezuela. Watson’s order stops it, at least temporarily, with respect to all the countries except North Korea and Venezuela.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Google 'Uncovers Russian Ad Campaign Linked To US Election'




Google has found evidence that Russian agents spent tens of thousands of dollars on adverts in a bid to sway the 2016 US election, media reports say.
Sources quoted by the Washington Post say the adverts aimed to spread disinformation across Google's products including YouTube and Gmail.
They say the adverts do not appear to be from the same Kremlin-linked source that bought ads on Facebook.

Google said it was investigating attempts to "abuse" its systems.
US intelligence agencies concluded earlier this year that Russia had tried to sway the election in favour of Donald Trump.
The Russian government strongly denies the claims and President Trump has denied any collusion with the Kremlin.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Hurricane Irma: 5.8million Are without Power








Sun rises over shattered Florida: 5.8million are left without power and at least five dead after Hurricane Irma ground her way across the state before being downgraded to a tropical storm


Irma weakened to a tropical storm today, as it continued to pummel northern Florida. The storm is expected to move into Georgia later today, where Atlanta has been put on a tropical storm warning for the first time ever. About 5.8 million people are without power in the state and it could take up to a week for it to be restored. 

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

TRUMP RESCINDS DACA 'DREAMER' PROGRAM







U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Tuesday the Trump administration had decided to rescind the so-called "Dreamers" program that shields from deportation some immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children.

The president decided to delay enforcement of his decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, the two sources said on Sunday. One source cautioned that the president could change his mind.

The decision to give Congress half a year to come up with a an alternative, first reported by Politico, represents a compromise of sorts after top Republicans and business leaders asked Trump to keep the program.

DACA, an Obama administration policy, protects nearly 800,000 young men and women often called "Dreamers" from deportation and allows them to work legally.


Dreamers are a fraction of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States, most of them Hispanic. Trump as a candidate promised to deport all of them, but many Americans have rallied to support the young adults who have spent large parts of their lives in the United States.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Caribbean Islands Brace For Fierce Hurricane Irma, Now A Category 4 Storm









Hurricane Irma, barrelling towards the Caribbean, has been upgraded to a powerful Category 4, as islands in its path brace themselves for the dangerous storm's arrival.

Hurricane advisories have been issued for territories that dot the West Indies, including parts of the Leeward Islands, the British and U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico in preparation for the intensifying storm that could pummel the area with life-threatening wind, storm surges and torrential rain by Tuesday evening, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC).

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Sacrificing Sleep? Here's What It Will Do To Your Health








(CNN)We are one groggy, cranky, sleep-deprived population.

Depending on our age, we are supposed to get between seven and 10 hours of sleep each night.
But according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a third of us get fewer than seven hours of sleep per night. In addition, 50 million to 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, insomnia and restless leg syndrome, which can ruin a good night's shuteye.
And we're not alone. In bedrooms around the globe, men, women and children are tossing and turning. According to World Sleep Day statistics, sleep deprivation is threatening the health of up to 45% of the world's population.

Risking life and money
Science has linked poor slumber with high blood pressure, a weakened immune system, weight gain, a lack of libido, mood swings, paranoia, depression and a higher risk of diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular disease, dementia and some cancers.

72-yr-old grandma Laments After Her 27-yr-old Nigerian Husband Is Denied U.K Visa








British grandmother, 72, is heartbroken after Nigerian toyboy, 27, who she married three months after he added her on Facebook is refused a UK visa after she spent £20,000 on wedding and flights
Angela Nwachukwu, 72, married husband CJ, 27 just three months after they met
He added her on Facebook and they struck up a conversation, and fell in love
He popped the question and they met face-to-face on their wedding day
But to their heartbreak, his visa applications for the UK have been turned down
A grandmother-of-six has vowed to continue fighting for a visa for her new husband, who is 45 years her junior, lives 4,000 miles away, and who she met face-to-face on their wedding day.

Angela Nwachukwu, 72, married her husband CJ Nwachukwu in April 2015, just three months after he had added her on Facebook and struck up a conversation.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

2017-18 Champions League Grouping









Tottenham to face Real Madrid, Dortmund and Apoel Nicosia in group stage
Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea all have relatively easy tasks to reach the last 16 in comparison
The 2017-18 Champions League group stage kicks off on September 12
This year's final will take place at Kiev's Olympic Stadium on May 26
Real Madrid are looking to win the Champions League for the third year in a row

Tottenham have been handed the toughest draw of the five Premier League sides in the Champions League with holders Real Madrid and former winners Borussia Dortmund alongside them in Group H.

Both Manchester clubs and Liverpool will be licking their lips at favourable draws while Chelsea will also be expecting to progress with relative ease despite having to play Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid.

Nigeria Ranks 3rd Globally in Cybercrime, Behind UK & U.S. – NCC







The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says the country currently ranks third globally in cybercrime, behind the UK and the U.S.

NCC’s Chief Executive Officer, Professor Umar Danbatta, disclosed this on Tuesday at the ongoing 2017 Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Lagos.

The theme of the conference was: “African Business: Penetrating through Institution Building”.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Americans Over 60 Are Drinking More, Study Says







(CNN)Whether it's a glass of wine with dinner, a beer watching the game or a cocktail while playing cards, Americans over 60 are drinking more than they were 20 years ago, a study says.

The study, published recently in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, found that regular consumption among older populations is on the rise.
"Given the larger number of Americans we are going to have (as the population ages), that's going to increase the need for more public health programming," said study author Rosalind Breslow, an epidemiologist at the US National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Researchers analyzed over 145,000 responses to the National Health Interview Survey from 1997 to 2014. They observed a steady increase in the number of older adults who consumed alcohol. Men reported higher numbers of regular and binge-drinking tendencies than women, but the largest percentage increases were seen in the female population.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

312 Dead As Mudslides, Flooding Sweep Through Sierra Leone Capital







At least 312 people were killed and more than 2,000 left homeless on Monday when heavy flooding hit Sierra Leone’s capital of Freetown, leaving morgues overflowing and residents desperately searching for loved ones.

An AFP journalist at the scene saw bodies being carried away and houses submerged in two areas of the city, where roads turned into churning rivers of mud and corpses were washed up on the streets.

Red Cross spokesman Patrick Massaquoi told AFP the death toll was 312 but could rise further as his team continued to survey disaster areas in Freetown and tally the number of dead.

Monday, 7 August 2017

So He Is Human After All! Gatlin Beats Bolt In 100metres








Usain Bolt was denied perfect end to his career as Justin Gatlin clinched gold at the World Championships
Gatlin clocked 9.92 seconds to beat Christian Coleman as Bolt finished third in his final individual race
Jamaican retires after next week's 4x100m relay but despite a season best of 9.95 he was comfortably beaten
Gatlin - banned twice for doping - was booed before race and celebrated wildly, putting his finger to his lips

A terrible silence met the end of the men's 100m final at the World Championships in the London Stadium on Saturday night. What was supposed to be a night of celebration turned into a night of shame. What was supposed to be a river of gold turned into a track of bitter tears.

Who Is Serial Killer Joanna Dennehy?






Psychopathic serial killer Joanna Dennehy is serving a whole life sentence for murdering three men before randomly selecting and attempting to kill two others. But who is she and how did the Home Counties schoolgirl become a cold-blooded killer?

Who is Joanna Dennehy?
Dennehy murdered Lukasz Slaboszewski, Kevin Lee and John Chapman in and around Peterborough over a 10-day period in March 2013.

Police launched a nationwide hunt to find her after the bodies were discovered in remote ditches in Cambridgeshire, but she went on to drive 140 miles to Hereford where she repeatedly stabbed two dog walkers entirely at random. Miraculously they survived.

Born in 1982 in St Albans, Hertfordshire, she was raised in a four-bedroom house in the affluent commuter town of Harpenden, Hertfordshire. A regular fixture on the school hockey and netball teams, the mother-of-two doesn't fit the bill of an archetypal serial killer.

William & Harry Reveal The Last Conversation They Had With Diana Before She Died





Prince William and Prince Harry are becoming more and more candid about their late mother, Princess Diana, as the 20th anniversary of her death approaches. In the new British documentary Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, which airs on Monday, the royals open up about the very last conversation they had with her before she died. 

"The very last memory I have is a phone call from Balmoral [Castle in Scotland]," William said. "At the time, Harry and I were running around, minding our own business, playing with our cousins and having a very good time. Harry and I were in a desperate rush to say 'Goodbye, see you later, can I go off?' If I'd known what was going to happen I wouldn't have been quite so blasé about it. That phone call sticks in my mind quite heavily."