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St Petersburg metro bombing suspect ‘from Kyrgyzstan’

The man suspected of killing 11 people by bombing a St Petersburg train is a native of Kyrgyzstan who obtained Russian citizenship, the Central Asian country’s security service says. At least 45 people were injured in the explosion between two underground stations on Monday afternoon. The Kyrgyz security service named the bomber as Akbarzhon Jalilov, who it said was born …

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New pyramid discovery in Egypt

The remains of a pyramid built around 3,700 years ago have been discovered near the Egyptian capital, Cairo. The antiquities ministry says the new find is close to the bent pyramid of King Sneferu in the Dahshuhr’s royal necropolis, 30km (18 miles) from the capital. It includes an alabaster block engraved with ten vertical hieroglyphic lines and blocks showing the …

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21-year-old Nigerian wins The Voice UK

21-year-old UK born Nigerian Mo Adeniran was on Sunday crowned the winner of the The Voice UK 2017 during the show’s finale. Mo, who works night shifts at a hotel, beat other contestants with his rendition of Iron Sky which had the judges turning their chairs. His victory left his mentor, Jennifer Hudson, bursting into tears of joy. “Thank you …

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Russia metro explosion suspect ‘from Central Asia’

The man suspected of killing 11 people in a St Petersburg train is in his early 20s and from Central Asia, Russian media report. At least 45 people were injured in the explosion between two underground stations on Monday afternoon. The Interfax and Tass news agencies said the suspect had been identified, but there are conflicting reports as to whether …

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The Undertaker retires from WWE after 27 years

After a quarter of a century, The Undertaker seems to have retired from WWE. The wrestling legend dropped his gloves, hat and trenchcoat in the middle of the ring at the end of Sunday night’s WrestleMania 33. The 52-year-old, whose real name is Mark William Calaway, lost the main event to Roman Reigns. Fans have been paying tribute to him …

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Odemwingie joins Essien in the Indonesian league

The Indonesian league is gradually attracting some African Stars following Nigerian striker, Osaze Odemwingie’s decision to join former Ghana midfielder Michael Essien who joined Persib Bandung a few weeks ago. Odemwingie on Monday after a successful medical was signed on to Indonesian first division club, Madura United FC. The club on Monday confirmed the signing of Odemwingie as a marquee …

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FBI re-releases 9/11 photos of Pentagon

Photos taken after the attack on the Pentagon on 11 September 2001 have reappeared on the FBI’s website six years after they were first released. The 27 images show fire crews battling the blaze, as well as recovery teams and investigators searching the rubble. American Airlines Flight 77, travelling from Virginia to LA, slammed into the building at around 09:37 …

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Doctor Who gets first openly gay companion

The new series of Doctor Who will see the Time Lord joined by his first openly gay companion. Bill Potts’s sexuality will be revealed pretty much straightaway in her second line of dialogue when the show returns to BBC One on 15 April. “It shouldn’t be a big deal in the 21st Century. It’s about time isn’t it?” Pearl Mackie, …

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Comedian blasts white women who voted for Trump

Comedian Tina Fey is not amused by the college-educated white women who voted for President Donald Trump. Fey called out that particular demographic during a discussion Saturday on access to reproductive care hosted by the American Civil Liberties Union. “The thing that I kinda keep focusing on is the idea that we sort of need to hold the edges, that …

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