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Church of England vote in favour of female bishops
– Popping champagne corks, hugging and crying, women priests toasted victory on Monday after the Church of England voted in favour of allowing female bishops for the first time in its nearly 500-year history. The celebrations started in the hall at the General Synod in York, northern England, which erupted.....
Plane Crashes into Shops in Kenya, kill four
A cargo plane crashed into a commercial building in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, shortly after taking off from the city’s main airport on Wednesday and the four crew members on board were feared dead, the Kenyan Airports Authority said. KAA said on its Twitter feed that all the crew members.....
UN adds Nigeria to countries with al-Qaeda affiliate
The United Nations has added the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram, to its list of terrorist organisations formally recognised as being associated with al-Qaeda, according to a report by Defenseone.com. The listing puts Nigeria on the UN map of countries having an Al-Qaeda affiliate. The website said the UN in.....
UN blacklists Boko Haram, imposes sanctions
Thursday, blacklisted Boko Haram as an Al-Qaeda-linked terror group and imposed sanctions, a month after it kidnapped over 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria. The designation, immediately welcomed by Britain and the United States, came into effect after no objections were raised by the Security Council’s 15 members. The move automatically subjects.....
Breaking News:Helicopter Crashes Into Sea in Ghana:Scores Dead
A helicopter carrying eight passengers and belonging to Luk Oil crashed into the sea 20 nautical miles off Takoradi. As at now, four people have been confirmed dead with a fifth declared missing after. The three remaining persons have however been rescued, according to Daily Graphic’s Moses Dotsey Aklorbortu. Among.....
World Bank ranks Nigeria third on world poverty index
The World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim, yesterday, at the ongoing IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings restated that Nigeria is one of the top five countries that has the largest number of poor. Nigeria, he said ranked third in the world while India ranked number one with 33 per cent of the.....
Search intensifies for Malaysian airliner and 239 people, rescue ships head to sea
Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 239 people from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing disappeared Saturday after air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane, the airline said. “At the moment we have no idea where this aircraft is right now,” Malaysia Airlines Vice President of Operations Control Fuad Sharuji said on CNN’s “AC360.” Subang.....
Gates regains top spot as world’s richest man
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has regained the top spot as the world’s richest person, according to Forbes magazine’s annual ranking of global billionaires. Gates’ total net worth was estimated at $76 billion (£45.5 billion) this year, up from $67 billion in 2013. His rise in wealth knocked Mexican telecoms tycoon.....
Facebook acquires Whatsapp for $19 billion
Facebook, on Thursday, agreed to buy mobile messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion, making it the company’s largest acquisition. As per the terms and conditions of the deal, all 55 employees of WhatsApp including its founders will be granted restricted stock worth $3 billion that will vest over four years.....
Global smartphone shipments hit 1bn
by BBC More than one billion smartphones were shipped last year, with Samsung extending its lead as the world’s biggest vendor, a new survey has showed. According to market research firm IDC, 1.004 billion smartphones were shipped last year, marking a 38.4 per cent increase from the previous year. South.....
UN urges end to ransom payments to terrorists
by BBC The UN Security Council has approved a resolution urging countries to stop paying ransoms to terrorist groups.The UK-drafted resolution is designed to put pressure on governments. The British UN ambassador said al-Qaida-linked groups had made at least $105m (£63m; 77m euros) in ransoms for hostages in three-and-a-half years. The.....

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