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August 2017
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Explosions at a Texas Chemical Plant

Posted: August 31, 2017 at 12:04 pm   /   news, U.S.
Explosions rocked the Arkema SA chemical plant in Crosby, Texas. The explosions were a result of the flooding brought on by Hurricane Harvey. The company evacuated any workers that remained in the plant. They also ordered the evacuation of any residents within a 1.5-mile (2.4-km) radius. One police officer has been brought to the hospital [...]
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Scam And Intrigue At The Nigeria’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS)

Posted: August 31, 2017 at 2:19 am   /   AFRICA, Article, FEATURED STORIES

The National Health Insurance Scheme – known as NHIS and modeled after the British National Health Service – was intended to bring universal health care to Nigerians. However, the system meant to provide affordable services particularly to the country’s poor has failed and fraud allegations more widespread than believed. A hearing last December in the […]

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Hurricane Harvey Makes Landfall

Posted: August 28, 2017 at 12:56 am   /   news, U.S.
Hurricane Harvey has made landfall in Texas, where the residents have prepared for the worst. In what many are describing as the worst storm to hit the US in a decade, residents faced harsh winds and some severe flooding. Fourteen people have already been confirmed dead due to the storm. Meanwhile, 450,000 people have been [...]
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Weekend Review: Hurricane Harvey Devastates Texas, UN Condemns Trump, North Korea Fires Another Missile

Posted: August 27, 2017 at 12:17 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, news, Politics, TRENDING, U.S., WORLD

It has been confirmed that one person has been killed in a house fire caused by the destruction of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Charles J. Wax, mayor of Rockport, Texas, confirmed on Saturday in a news conference that the victim was found after the storm has passed through the inland. As a city on the […]

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Chemical Attacks Continue in Syria

Posted: August 25, 2017 at 4:37 am   /   Article
Four year on from the biggest chemical attack in Syria’s civil war, unfortunately little has changed. The attack struck the Damascus suburb of East Ghouta, and the memories of the horror are still palpable to many in the region. Thousands were rushed to the hospital after an air raid four years ago. Many of those [...]
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New Photos from North Korea Reveal Possible Missile Program

Posted: August 23, 2017 at 10:18 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, news, Politics, U.S., WORLD

New photos out of North Korea appear to showcase new developments in the country’s missile program, according to experts, which includes a previously hidden type of projectile. KCNA, the North Korean State media, announced on Wednesday that leader Kim Jong Un had taken a trip to the nation’s Chemical Material Institute of the Academy of […]

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US Navy Vessel Collides with Oil Tanker

Posted: August 21, 2017 at 4:28 pm   /   FEATURED STORIES, news, U.S., WORLD
The US Navy is looking for answers after the USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant ship. Search and rescue operations are underway to locate 10 missing sailors. The guided missile destroyer collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore.This is the fourth incident of its kind so far this year. The rise in [...]
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Study Reveals Women and Children More Likely to be Suicide Bombers than Men

Posted: August 16, 2017 at 11:35 am   /   AFRICA, Article, FEATURED STORIES, WORLD

According to a research conducted at the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, women and children make up the majority of suicide bombers used by the militant group, Boko Haram, as opposed to men. The study analyzed the 434 suicide bombings that have been carried out since 2011 by the Nigerian-based terror group. The data […]

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Nigeria: Ezekwesili Calls For Change Of Nigeria’s Present Political Class

Posted: August 16, 2017 at 11:02 am   /   Article

”For Nigeria to survive, it must overthrow the existing order especially the 57-year-old political class and entrenched pattern,” these were the strong words of Nigeria’s former Education Minister Ms Oby Ezekwesili, when she spoke at the Big Ideas Podium with the theme “Nigeria: The Economics of Failure’’ of the African Heritage Institution (Afri-Heritage) in Enugu […]

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Trump Press Conference Transcript Defending Racist Protesters

Posted: August 15, 2017 at 8:32 pm   /   news, U.S.

If you have any doubt about President Donald J. Trump position on the Charlottesville Racist Protest, here’s his latest media conference transcript. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Hello, everybody. Great to be back in New York with all of our friends, and some great friends outside the building, I must tell you. I want to thank all […]

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