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Pakistan PM awaits Panama Papers ruling

Pakistan’s Supreme Court is to issue its ruling on corruption claims which could determine the political fate of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Questions arose over his family’s business dealings when three of his children were linked to offshore accounts in the Panama Papers leaks. Mr Sharif and his family have denied any wrongdoing, dismissing the claims as politically motivated. The …

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Newly Married Unemployed Man Welcomes A Set Of Quintuplets

Mr Imudia Uduehi, a father of quintuplet who married less than a year ago, has appealed to government, well-meaning Nigerians and philanthropists to support the family in raising the children. . Uduehi, also an unemployed graduate, from Ekpoma in Esan West LGA in Edo, made the appeal while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja. . …

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Celebrities warned over Instagram Ads

Celebrities and “influencers” in the US have been warned to clearly identify when they are promoting products on Instagram in return for payment. The consumer regulator sent letters to more than 90 individuals and marketing firms, though it has not revealed who was put on notice. It is the first time the regulator has intervened on the issue. An advocacy …

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Facebook team working on brain-powered technology

Facebook says it is working on technology to allow us to control computers directly with our brains. It is developing “silent speech” software to allow people to type at a rate of 100 words per minute, it says. The project, in its early stages, will require new technology to detect brainwaves without needing invasive surgery. “We are not talking about …

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Three killed at anti-government protests in Venezuela

At least three people have been killed in Venezuela in protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro. A teenager in the capital Caracas and a woman in San Cristobal, near the Colombian border, were shot dead. A national guardsman was killed south of the capital. Tens of thousands of people rallied to demand new presidential elections and the release …

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Victoria Beckham receives OBE from Prince William

Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has received an OBE from Prince William for services to the fashion industry. Victoria, who was joined by her husband and parents for the investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, was recognised for her 17-year career. Former heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill was made a Dame, and celebrated actor Mark Rylance received a knighthood. David Beckham, former England …

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Ex-Pope marks 90th birthday with beer

Benedict XVI, who resigned as pontiff in 2013, has celebrated his 90th birthday with a mug of beer and the company of visitors from his native Bavaria in Germany. Photos by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano of the celebration showed Benedict sipping a beer. His brother, Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, also joined the party and enjoyed a beer. Looking happy, the …

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Buhari suspends spy chief after $43m found in Lagos

Nigeria’s foreign spy chief Ayo Oke has been suspended after anti-corruption officers found more than $43m (£34m) in a flat in the main city, Lagos, the president’s office has said. Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an investigation into how the spy agency headed by Mr Oke came into possession of the money, his office added. Mr Oke has not yet commented. …

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