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EU fleshes out conditions for Brexit deal

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has warned of “serious consequences” if Britain would leave the EU without an agreement, as he spelled out the 28-nation bloc’s conditions for talks. Outlining the EU’s plan for Brexit negotiations, Michel Barnier told lawmakers in Brussels on Wednesday that there were three basic conditions to reaching an exit deal for Britain …

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Pakistan to meet Facebook over ‘blasphemy’ posts

Pakistan will punish social media companies that fail to take action against online blasphemy, the interior minister said, adding he requested a meeting with Facebook to discuss the issue. Pakistan’s government wants social media networks to remove material deemed insulting to Islam or the Prophet Muhammad, and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif last week warned those posting such content would be …

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Exiled Yahya Jammeh works on Equatorial Guinea farm ‘for the cameras’

Pictures of former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh who is in exile in the Equatorial Guinea show him on a farm in the Central African country clearing the land. One of the pictures making rounds online since Tuesday shows Jammeh, clad in his usual all-white clothes, standing with a man believed to be Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo as …

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Multiple bomb blasts rock Nigeria’s Maiduguri

At least eight people have been killed in multiple suicide blasts along a highway in Maiduguri in northeastern Nigeria, officials said. Two of those killed on Wednesday were civilians in a camp for displaced people on the outskirts of the city. Police said five adult, male suicide bombers detonated explosives. At the vast Muna camp, blasts triggered fires which burned …

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Terrorist attack in London: Four dead including police officer

The keeper came to Germany’s rescue just before halftime, blocking a Dele Alli shot, with England looking promising in Gareth Southgate’s first game in charge since being appointed full-time manager in November. The coach deployed an experimental three-man defence and it worked wonders for more than an hour as the Germans were resigned to trying their luck with long-range shots …

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Suge Knight Hospitalized Again With Blood Clots

Suge Knight was once again admitted to the hospital as he awaits trial for murder charges, TMZ reports. The former Death Row Records exec is suffering from blood clots and is in stable condition at USC Medical Center. Suge, 50, has been struggling with the condition for two years. In February 2015, he went to the hospital after experiencing chest …

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Two major US technology firms ‘tricked out of $100m’

A Lithuanian man has been charged with tricking two US technology firms into wiring him $100m (£80.3m) through an email phishing scam. Posing as an Asian-based manufacturer, Evaldas Rimasauskas tricked staff into transferring money into bank accounts under his control, US officials said. The companies were not named but were described as US-based multinationals, with one operating in social media. …

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Why I was kidnapped twice – Mr Ibu

Popular Nollywood actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu, has disclosed why he was kidnapped on two occasions. Mr Ibu said he had been kidnapped more than once, noting that he became a regular customer of kidnappers. The comic actor said he was abducted twice because the kidnappers thought he was rich, adding that he would no longer show …

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