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Wednesday, 14 November

03:11

Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport records 3.36m passengers in 9 months Newtelegraph

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), says a total of 3.36 million passengers travelled through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja between January and September. FAAN disclosed this in its 2018 Passengers Traffic Statistics obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Tuesday in Abuja. The report showed that a total of []

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03:11

$5.8bn NEMA fraud: Osinbajo has questions to answer Reps Newtelegraph

Contrary to a rebuttal from Vice President Yemi Osinbajo that he did no wrongdoing in the approval of N5.8 billion for emergency intervention of food security to the northeast in June 2017, when he was acting president, the House of Representatives of Representatives has insisted that the number two man may have questions to answer, []

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03:10

BREAKING: Anambra Speaker, Rita Maduagwu, impeached Newtelegraph

The Speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Rita Maduagwu, has been impeached. She was impeached by 20 out of the 30 members of the House on Tuesday. The motion to impeach her was moved by Ikem Uzozie, representing Aguata II constituency. He was seconded by Onyebuchi Offor(Ekwusigo constituency) Maduagwu was accused of financial []

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02:32

CNN sues Trump over White House reporter Newtelegraph

CNN filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the Trump administration over the revocation of press credentials for White House correspondent Jim Acosta, whose questions and reporting have been a frequent target of criticism by President Donald Trump. We have asked this court for an immediate restraining order requiring the pass be returned to Jim, and []

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02:30

Falana, NHR to police: Stop parading suspects Newtelegraph

Human rights activist, Mr Femi Falana, SAN, and the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, Mr Tony Ojukwu yesterday called for the immediate eradication of the act of parading suspects, yet to be charged to court, by the Nigerian police. Falana and Ojukwu spoke during the inauguration ceremony of the hearing of []

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02:29

Court orders Yahoo boy to pay N100.000 for defrauding American lady Newtelegraph

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of an Ikeja Special Offences Court, Lagos, has ordered an internet fraudster (aka yahoo yahoo boy), Abraham Sunday to pay the sum of N100,000 or risk spending one year in jail. Justice Taiwo gave the order while delivering a judgement against Sunday after he expolited the opportunity of a plea bargain agreement []

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01:14

PHOTOS: 19-year-old female suicide bomber arrested Newtelegraph

A female suicide bomber has been arrested in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. Nineteen-year-old Shaidatu Adamu was arrested by soldiers after an attempt to detonate a suicide vest in Maiduguri. She was arrested by troops of the 251 Task Force Battalion in Maiduguri. She also disclosed that she had been in Sambisa Forest for about []

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00:55

FG denies landing permit to UN country representative visit to Benue Ortom Newtelegraph

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has disclosed that a team of the United Nations delegation led by the country representative who were billed to visit the state on a humanitarian visit to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of Fulani herdsmen attacks were yesterday denied landing permit at the Makurdi airport on the orders of []

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00:49

N5.7b fraud: Ex-SURE-P boss testifies against ex-Gov. Shema Newtelegraph

Mr Nasiru Ingawa, Special Adviser to ex-Gov. Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State on SURE-P, on Tuesday told a Federal High Court in Katsina how Shema allegedly directed him to use about N5.7 billion state SURE-P funds for politics during his tenure. The former special adviser testified at the resumed hearing of a fraud case against []

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00:47

237 die in Ogun road crashes in 10 months FRSC Newtelegraph

The Ogun Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Tuesday said that no fewer than 237 persons died in road crashes within the last 10 months in the state. Mr Oladele Clement, FRSC Sector Commander in Ogun, made the disclosure at the 2nd Bi-Annual Retreat /Zonal Operators meeting in Ota, Ogun. The News []

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Tuesday, 13 November

23:25

Hamas Is the Sworn Enemy of America "IndyWatch Feed War"

Iranian hardline students burn a U.S. flag in 2009 to celebrate Hamas' Iranian hardline students burn a U.S. flag in 2009 to celebrate Hamas victory at the end of a three-week battle with Israel. (Photo: BEHROUZ MEHRI / AFP / Getty Images)

The Hamas terror organization fired at least 400 rockets and mortars into Israel in 24 hours November 12-13, killing one person (a Palestinian) and 70 Israeli civilians (some critically). But why should we care in the U.S.? Well, simply put, Hamas is the sworn enemy of America.

Here are just a few of the many facts that lead us to only one conclusion Hamas is the bad guy.

 

Hamas is committed to destroying the U.S. Back in 2007, the acting speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council, Hamas Ahmad Bahr declared the U.S. would be annihilated, and called on Allah to kill every American:

 

If you dont want to take Clarions word for it, here are some of the countries and organizations that have designated Hamas a terror organization: United States, Canada, Egypt and the European Union. Saudi Arabia banned the Muslim Brotherhood, which...

23:12

Lalong, Useni, 19 others jostle for Plateau guber seat Newtelegraph

As the 2019 General Elections draw closer, 21 candidates have been cleared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to contest for the Plateau governorship seat. Their names are contained in a list released on Tuesday in Jos by Mr Imahiyereobo Osaretin, the commissions Head of Voter Education and Publicly in Plateau. According to Osaretin, []

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23:08

Kogi govt commences payment of 4 months salary to workers Newtelegraph

Kogi State Government on Tuesday commenced table payment of all its workers in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) as part of efforts to clean the payroll of ghost workers. The Secretary to the State Government, Mrs Folashade Ayoade, who made this known in Lokoja, said that the exercise would involve payment of between three to []

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23:04

Court sentences man to death by hanging for killing aged father Newtelegraph

A Jos Court of Appeal (COA) on Tuesday sentenced a middle-aged man Jibril Idrisa, to death by hanging for killing his aged father over N56,000.00 being proceeds from the sale of Guinea Corn. Delivering judgment, Justice Habib Abima, over-turned the judgment of the Lower Court that acquitted Idrisa. The court sets aside the judgment delivered []

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23:03

Man docked over alleged attempt to rape toddler Newtelegraph

A 25-year-old man, Ashofo Monday, was on Tuesday brought before an Ota Magistrates Court in Ogun over alleged attempt to defile a toddler. Monday, who lives at No. 23, Ogundele St., Iyana-Iyesi in Ota, is facing a count charge of attempted defilement. The Prosecutor, Insp. Rosemary Samson, told the court that the accused attempted to []

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22:56

Real estate: Developers eye mid-tier market Newtelegraph

While other real estate developers are closing shops due to Nigerias unimpressive business climate, others have put on their thinking caps, eyeing opportunities in untapped segment of the market. Dayo Ayeyemi reports   Despite the downturn in the real estate sector, many developers and investors have been creating a niche market for themselves to ensure []

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22:56

Triangular market: Airlines undoing? Newtelegraph

Most of the airlines in Nigeria jostle and compete for the triangular market of Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt considered to be the money spinner for operators. But concentration on this route has eroded other routes development, WOLE SHADARE writes   The clincher The triangular route of Lagos, Abuja and Port-Harcourt seems to be clincher []

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22:53

BREAKING: Senate adjourns till next week over lack of quorum Newtelegraph

The Senate on Tuesday adjourned for a week following the inability of the red chamber to form a quorum. The chamber needs at least 38 senators to carry out legislative activities at plenary but our correspondent observed that 20 members were seated at the commencement of the days session. The Minority Whip, Senator Phillip Aduda, []

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22:47

MTN to apply for mobile money license in Nigeria Newtelegraph

South African mobile phone group MTN Group plans to apply for payment banking license in Nigeria and launch a service in Africas biggest economy by the second quarter of 2019, its chief executive said on Tuesday. We will be applying for a payment service banking license in Nigeria in the next month or so, and []

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22:41

UK says Saudi-led coalition to allow Houthi medical evacuations from Yemen "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Up to 50 wounded fighters, along with civilians, to be allowed evacuation from Yemen, a key sticking point in previous attempts at peace

22:23

Israel and Hamas are plunging into an all-out war that neither side wants "IndyWatch Feed War"

Both are under intense pressure and are determined to deter each other, but there is yet hope they can come back from the brink

Gaza's Hamas leader Ismail Haniya flashes the V for victory sign at the Israel-Gaza border, east of Gaza city, on October 12, 2018. (Said Khatib/AFP)

Gazas Hamas leader Ismail Haniya flashes the V for victory sign at the Israel-Gaza border, east of Gaza city, on October 12, 2018. (Said Khatib/AFP)

On Tuesday morning, Palestinian Islamic Jihads military wing, the al-Quds Brigades, announced that Ashdod and Beersheba will soon enter the line of fire. And indeed, it currently looks like there is nothing stopping Israel and the Gaza-ruling Palestinian terrorist groups from continuing the escalation toward a full-blown war.

The traditional brokers of ceasefires between both sides, Egypt and the United Nations, seem to have put aside their efforts to calm the situation, and the pessimism is evident in their statements.

But while Israel and the Hamas terror group both appear ready, even eager, for deeper battle, that is mostly a facade. The two sides are engaged in a game of brinkmanship in a bid to demonstrate their superiority and create deterrence. The problem is that it is highly doubtful that either Hamas or Israel have the ability to achieve those goals without taking steps that will inevitably plunge the area into war.

At least for now, Hamas and Israel look like two trains reluctantly speeding toward a chasm.

In attempting to understand what exactly went wrong over the past few days, it is hard to point to a clear strategic decision. Hamas and Israel had already entered a truce. The Gazan organizations leadership had invested tremendous efforts in reaching the ceasefire, in which the Strips economy was to improve, the supply of electricity was to increase and even Hamas officials were to receive payments using cash suitcases transferred by Qatar with Israels approval.

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22:16

All hail the UAE Tolerance Summitor else "IndyWatch Feed War"

Another cynical and expensive PR exercise on behalf of a velvet police state

21:59

Libyan govt says Gaddafi's billions were 'not misused', but they're still missing "IndyWatch Feed World"

Interest on Muammar Gaddafi's frozen funds in Belgian banks is not subject to UN sanctions and has not been misused or embezzled, the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) insisted following reports to the contrary. The interest payments amounting to nearly 5 billion ($5.7 billion) had been deposited in "special authority accounts abroad," until the end of October 2017, when the payments stopped, the LIA said, as quoted by the Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya network. The accounts are in Luxembourg, the UK and Bahrain, the Libyan agency noted. Gaddafi's assets were frozen in 2011, when NATO intervened on behalf of rebels in Libya to overthrow the long-time leader. Citing British and Belgian legal documents, the LIA insists that interest on frozen assets is not subject to the sanctions, and had been regularly paid out to their accounts. Where exactly the funds went, however, is still being investigated, the agency said in a statement provided to RT.

21:48

Tanzania lifts restrictions on trophy and residents hunting permits Africa Sustainable Conservation News

East African

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 13 2018
Park wardens drive through the Mikumi National Park

Park wardens drive through the Mikumi National Park, which borders the Selous Game Reserve, in Tanzania on October 13, 2013.

The country has lifted a ban on hunting that had been imposed in October 2015 following misuse of hunting permits. PHOTO | AFP

In Summary

  • Hunting will now be allowed for Tanzanian citizens and holders of foreign residence permits in specified game reserves.
  • The government has allocated hunting blocks in five regions across Tanzania rich in wildlife where resident hunting permits will be issued.
  • The ban on resident hunting was aimed at controlling wanton killing of wildlife and poaching by holders of resident hunting permits.
By APOLINARI TAIRO
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Tanzania has lifted a ban on hunting that had been imposed in October 2015 following abuse and misuse of hunting permits.

Hunting will now be allowed for Tanzanian citizens and holders of foreign residence permits in specified game reserves, specifically for game meat and trophies.

The government said the move has been taken to support conservation of wildlife through sustainable hunting, which is closely supervised by the government.

In a statement released last week, Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority (Tawa) director general James Wakibara said resident hunting will be carried out in five hunting blocks located in five regions as an experiment that would build new conservation strategy through sustainable use of wildlife resources.

The government has allocated hunting blocks in five regions across Tanzania rich in wildlife where resident hunting permits will be issued.

These are Manyara in northern Tanzania, Lindi (Southern), Coast (Coastal zone), Singida (Central) and Tabora-Katavi (Western).

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Mr Wakibara said citizens hunting for game meat ha...

21:42

Italy hosts Macron-snubbing Libya peace conference as energy vultures circle petroleum assets "IndyWatch Feed World"

A two-day Libya conference is starting in Palermo, Italy - an event widely perceived as a counter to a similar gathering organized by France in May - as two European countries compete for the fractured nation's oil and gas assets. The meeting in Sicily is meant to bring together key stakeholders involved in the ongoing turbulence in Libya. The North African country, which once prided itself for high standards of living that were paid for by oil exports, remains in chaos seven years after a NATO-backed uprising ousted long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi. There are two rival governments in Libya and numerous smaller players with various tribal, ideological and political affiliations playing their own games. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte denied that the meeting organized by Macron last May had placed the two European countries at odds over Libya. However, Italy traditionally considers its former colony to be within its sphere of influence. France, which briefly occupied the...

21:03

USA, UK still supporting Saudi war on Yemen "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 12 November 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

US & UK Not Truly Committed to Ending Saudi Total War on Yemen

While the US and UK have called for a ceasefire in Yemen, Col. Larry Wilkerson says they are not truly committed to ending Saudi Arabias total war on Yemen. Trump and May are saving face after the Khashoggi killing, and the kingdom is still bombing civilian areas with American and British help.

Saudi Arabia pays UK firms millions to boost image: here.

20:39

Libyan commander Haftar will attend meetings in Italy, not conference "IndyWatch Feed War"

Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar has arrived in Italy for meetings with heads of state, but will not attend a conference on Libya hosted by Rome, his command said on Tuesday.

Italy organized the conference in Palermo, hoping it would resurrect U.N. efforts to stage elections in Libya. Haftar arrived in Palermo late on Monday but did not take part in the opening dinner.

Italys Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte welcomes Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar as he arrives at the venue of the international conference on Libya in Palermo, Italy, November 12, 2018. (Reuters)

Reporting by Ayman al-Warfalli; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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20:00

A Look at Yemens Domestic Defensive Missile Production Over the Past 3 Years "IndyWatch Feed War"

Sanaa (AMA) After more than three years of the US-Saudi-UAE aggression on Yemen, the curse of Yemeni ballistic missiles continues to haunt the enemies. They stand helpless trying to destroy or limit the missiles launch and development capabilities. Even the most advanced Patriot missile defense system was neutralized and no longer effective in the face of the updated Yemeni ballistic missiles. In turn, such missiles have changed the military equation and made them stand at the top of the list of the enemies targeting list.

The leadership promised on the anniversary of the war against Yemen to step-up use of long-range weaponry and recruit more fighters in a bid to confront the US-Saudi war effort against Yemen. In the fourth year of the war, we will use more developed and far-reaching missile systems, which will penetrate all American and non-American air defense systems to target Saudi Arabia, Sayyed Abdulmalik Al-Houthi said.

President Saleh Al-Sammad announced shortly before he was assassinated by a US-Saudi airstrike that from now on, we will launch missiles every day and Saudi Arabia will not be safe from Yemeni missiles, no matter how they plan their defense systems. For his part, Brigadier-General Sharaf Luqman echoed Al-Sammad, stating rocketry operations will continue as long as the aggression continues to commit crimes against the Yemeni people.

Less than three months as the Saudi war on Yemen began, domestic missile production was operational and on June 6, 2015, the Rocketry Force of the Yemeni Army and Popular Committees launched its first homegrown ballistic missile, a Scud with a range of more than 800 km, toward the King Khalid Bin Abdulaziz Airport in southern Saudi Arabia.

Three months later, the Yemeni Air Force launched its newly created Tochka ballistic missile against a Saudi military base in Safer, eastern Yemen, causing a huge blast and inflicting numerous casualties on the aggression troops. Dozens of Emirati, Saudi, Bahraini troops, as well as dozens of Saudi-mercenaries, were killed in the attack.

yemen badr 1 missile defense systemYemens Badr-1 short-range ballistic missile system.

On September 7, 2016, a new ballistic missile dubbed the Borkan H-1 was...

19:58

Libya's Haftar meets with rival Sarraj in Italy for first time since May "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Military leader Khalifa Haftar had said he would not attend peace talks in Italy

19:45

Indian Navy ship seizes arms and ammunition off Somali coast "IndyWatch Feed War"

An Indian Navy ship has seized arms and ammunition off the Somali coast, in a swift anti-piracy operation, officials said Monday. The ship, Sunayna, carried out the operation on Friday in which two high-calibre AK 47 and AKM rifles, as well as some ammunitions, were seized from a number of boats, approximately 400 nautical miles []

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17:56

Anambra: 17 political parties back Ekwunifes ambition Newtelegraph

Seventeen political parties under the aegis of Anambra Rainbow Coalition in Anambra state yesterday threw their weight behind Senator Uche Ekwunife, who recently defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). According to their spokesman, Elder Philip Umezinwa, who spoke with reporters in Awka yesterday, said we the members of this organization officially declare our support []

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17:50

Why Umahi is succeeding despite meager allocation Nweze Newtelegraph

Engr. Fidelis Kings Nweze is Ebonyi State Commissioner for Works and Transport. In this interview with UCHENNA INYA, he explains the secret behind the massive infrastructural development of the administration of Governor Dave Umahi     Before now, Ebonyi was regarded as the dust of the nation because of bad roads, but this has changed. []

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17:49

Sturridge charged with breaching betting rule Newtelegraph

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been charged by the Football Association with misconduct for alleged breaches of its betting rules. Sturridge, 29, has been given until 18:00 GMT on Tuesday, November 20 to respond to the charge, which relates to the period of January 2018. It is alleged he breached one rule relating to betting []

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17:46

Weve delivered on roads, power, housing Fashola Newtelegraph

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN) has declared that his ministry has delivered visible and qualitative achievements to Nigerians since his appointment in November 2015. Fashola said the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has brought abandoned Second Niger Bridge, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and Bodo-Bonny Bridge, among other projects, back to life. He []

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17:32

Olufekos Death Ground Strategy: The relationship of Art And Technology In Africas Second Scramble Newtelegraph

As Nigeria remains the most populated black nation on the continent, it continues to expand in challenging ways. The commonality of Africas professionals, its traditional, its cultural elite, and its have-nots including its diaspora are all bracing for economic turbulence in a second scramble for the region. One multifaceted technologist is leveraging data science as []

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17:30

Ekong, Ronaldo in Serie A Team of The Week Newtelegraph

Super Eagles reliable defender, William Troost- Ekong, was on Monday named in the Serie A Team of the Week alongside Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo. Troost-Ekong, expected to be solid in the heart of the Super Eagles defence against South Africa this weekend, scored a 7.8 when he featured for Udinese in the 2-1 loss at []

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17:29

Badagry prince, James, re-arraigned for fraud Newtelegraph

Special Fraud Unit (SFU) of the Nigeria Police Force yesterday re-arraigned the prince of Kweme Land, Badagry, Lagos, Semasa James, for allegedly defrauding the estate of his late father, Oba Afolabi James, and leasing the late kings property to Ecobank Plc. Semasa, who was arraigned before an Ikeja Special Offences Court, Lagos, was initially arraigned []

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17:28

EFCC recovers N794bn, $261m, seizes 407 mansions Newtelegraph

Magu laments delay in UKs trial of Diezani The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said that a total of N794 billion suspected to have been stolen from public treasury was recovered in the last three years. Also within the period under review, the commission said $261 million, 1,115, 930.47 Pounds, 8,168, 871.13 Euros []

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17:27

Court orders Kalu to report to EFCC after medical treatment Newtelegraph

Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos, yesterday, ordered a former Abia State Governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, to report to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) upon his return to Nigeria from Germany. Kalu is presently recuperating at a German hospital after undergoing a surgical operation. The trial of the []

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17:26

Dangote: BlocMaster is affordable, best value for money Newtelegraph

The management of Dangote Cement, at the weekend, assured blockmoulders and other stakeholders in the building construction business of the durability and the extra power its new product: BlocMaster possessed. The new product is described as the best quality cement in the country for now. The company also said the new product was available everywhere []

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17:10

NDIC: Mgt, directors of Skye Bank under investigation Newtelegraph

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) are monitoring the investigations of law enforcement agencies instituted against the Directors and management of the failed Skye Bank Plc. to determine their culpability in the failure of the bank. Managing Director and Chief Executive of the NDIC, Umaru Ibrahim, said this []

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16:58

Jony Ive has gone from designing iPhones to diamond rings "IndyWatch Feed World"

And Ives diamond ring is made entirely from diamonds.

And Ives diamond ring is as unique as youd expect it to be. Thats because the only material in the ring is diamondno metals at all, even for the band. He made the jewelry with longtime collaborator Marc Newson exclusively for the (RED) Auction, which raises funds to help eliminate HIV/AIDS in Africa. As Sothebys explains:

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16:00

President Trumps Iran Policy Is It Normal? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Its not often that US Government officials are honest when they talk about our foreign policy. The unprovoked 2003 attack on Iraq was called a liberation. The 2011 US-led destruction of Libya was a humanitarian intervention. And so on. So, in a way, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was refreshingly honest last week when, speaking Continue reading "President Trumps Iran Policy Is It Normal?"

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15:21

Britain's Hunt meets King Salman and crown prince in Saudi Arabia "IndyWatch Feed War"

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UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says he expressed 'frank' concerns about Khashoggi's death to crown prince and Saudi King Salman

14:59

Buhari: Im frustrated over stolen funds, assets Newtelegraph

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, said that he is getting frustrated over the amount of funds stolen from the national treasury currently stashed in banks in the United States of America and Europe. The President stated this during an interactive session with the Nigerian community in Paris, France. As part of his administrations anti-corruption war, Buhari []

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14:58

Okowa, Ganduje applaud New Telegraph Awards Newtelegraph

Kano gov: Why were investing in health, education Governors Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta) and Abdullahi Umar Ganduje (Kano) have applauded New Telegraph over their recognition in various sectors of the economy. Okowa has emerged as Governor of the Year in Human Capital Development and Infrastructure while the Kano helmsman is Governor of the Year in Health []

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14:55

1,801 killed, 50,212 displaced in Plateau attacks IDP Cittee Newtelegraph

says 87 villages destroyed, annexed by herdsmen   At least 1,801 people were killed, while 50,212 others were displaced from their ancestral homes in the recent attacks on communities in Plateau State. The Committee on Resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), set up by the state government, disclosed this yesterday while presenting its report to []

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14:54

Teleology finally takes over 9Mobile Newtelegraph

Ado Bayero heads new board   Teleology Holdings, the preferred bidder for acquisition of the telecommunications company, 9Mobile, has finally taken over the company. The telecommunications regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is believed to have sanctioned the take over after being satisfied with the technical capabilities of the new owners. Teleology, in statement signed by []

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14:54

Obasanjo chides govs opposed to LGs autonomy Newtelegraph

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, criticised state governors opposed to local government autonomy in Nigeria, describing them as enemies of the people.Obasanjo, who decried how state governments have financially incapacitated local governments, said there must be sustained efforts by stakeholders to liberate councils to enhance their development. He spoke when members of a non-governmental organization, []

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14:52

Lagos: Two kids, dog found dead inside freezer Newtelegraph

Residents of Ikorodu in Lagos were on Sunday thrown into mourning when the corpses of two children and a dog were found in a freezer. The incident, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), occurred at 2, Christian Onoja Street, Igbogbo in Igbogbo- Baiyeku Local Government Development Area at 4.30p.m. A neighbour, who preferred []

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14:51

My arrest, a hoax sponsored by Okorocha Uzodinma Newtelegraph

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate for Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has said that there was no iota of truth in story trending online that he was arrested Sunday night by the Special Presidential investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Properties. But a statement from the panel said that it had been investigating []

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14:50

Zinc deficiency increases autism risk Newtelegraph

A new research has confirmed that there is a link between zinc deficiency and the early development of autism. The new findings, published in the journal; Frontiers, had been confirmed in a study of brain cells connections from rats hippocampal neurons. Autism or autism spectrum disorders refers to a broad range of conditions characterised by []

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14:49

Atiku: My search, a premeditated intimidation tactic Newtelegraph

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has maintained that the search of his chartered jet by security operatives on Sunday, was a premeditated intimidation tactic on him by the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government. Atiku, in a statement by his campaign organization, yesterday, said his Dubai trip []

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14:32

15 Things You Should Never Google You Have Been Warned! "IndyWatch Feed World"

There is no arguing the fact that Google has come to be an integral part of our society today. Even the simplest, most mundane questions are met with the phrase Ill Google it as if there is no other obvious answer. After all, the internet holds the answer to everything, right?

Sure, there are other search engines available, but Google is currently used for over 63% of searches in the United States today. However, if there is one thing that our generation has learned the hard way, its that we need to be careful what exactly we are searching. After all, a seemingly innocent search may return some REALLY messed up results especially if you dont have Safe Search enabled!

While no one can predict every questionable search out there, many people have taken to social media to share their own errors in an effort to help others learn from their mistakes. Unless youve got a fascination with the disturbing, frightening and gory corners of the internet, you may just want to take this advice to heart.

Here are 15 things you should avoid searching on Google:

#1 2 Kids, 1 Sandbox

The title sounds innocent enough, but the video that this will trigger is anything but! There are a few questionable adult videos that have made their way around the internet and this is one that has left many men cowering in fear. The video shows a couple seemingly having a good time, in a 69 position. She is rubbing his penis with a dildo; however, the disturbing part comes when she proceeds to shove the half-inch thick object inside his penis, stretching his urethra out. Dont worry, it appears hes used to this treatment as he seems to be enjoying the process

#2 Jiggers

This is a search that is very real, and very disturbing. Unless you are going to be in a location where the chigoe flea or jigger is found (Central and South America, and sub-Saharan Africa) you may want to avoid acknowledging these disturbing parasitic insects exist at all. The jigger is so small in the beginning that its nearly invisible, burrowing into a persons skin to feed and lay its eggs. However, they then swell up reaching up to 1000 times their original size, while their eggs also start to hatch and take over the area. An infestation is painful and disturbing to see. Graphic images of the infestations are something you cant unsee.

#3 Tub Girl

Returning to the perceived sexy video topic, the ti...

14:14

Falode condoles with Ajuma Otaches family Newtelegraph

The Chairperson of the Nigeria Women Football League, Aisha Falode, has on behalf of the board of the NWFL, sent a condolence message to the family of late former Super Falcons player, Ajumah Otache, over the sudden death of the ex-international, who was also a member of the coaching staff of the national U-17 Womens []

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14:08

Bademosis murder: Court remands Togolese cook Newtelegraph

An Igbosere Magistrates Court, Lagos yesterday remanded a 22-year-old Togolese cook, Sunday Adefonou Anani, in prison custody for the alleged murder of the Chairman of Credit Switch Technology, Opeyemi Badamosi. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. O. O. Oshin, ordered that Anani be remanded in prison, pending the legal advice from the office of the Director of []

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14:02

SAfrica vs Nigeria: Omeruo, Idowu, Chukwueze hit camp today Newtelegraph

Three Super Eagles players -Kenneth Omeruo, Brian Idowu and Samuel Chukwueze- are expected to join the teams camp in Asaba, Delta State, ahead of the African Cup of Nations qualifier against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa scheduled for November 17 in Johannesburg, South Africa.Leganes defender, Omeruo, posted on social media on Monday morning the []

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14:01

NDelta: Amnesty Office distributes N90m relief materials to flood victims Newtelegraph

Victims of flood in Niger Delta may soon benefit from the N90 million relief materials being distributed by the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP). Mr. Murphy Ganagana, the Special Assistant (Media) to the PAP Coordinator, Prof. Charles Dokubo, said in a statement yesterday in Abuja that the body had commenced the distribution of the relief materials []

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13:54

NYSC decries vandalism of transformer, others in Imo Newtelegraph

The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) in Imo state has decried vandalism of its transformer and other equipment at its permanent orientation camp and appealed to government to come to its aid. NYSC State Coordinator, Mr. Sunday Aroni made the appeal yesterday at the official closing ceremony of orientation course for the Batch C Stream []

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13:47

Mutual Benefits Badminton: Adesokan, Adeyori vow to defend titles Newtelegraph

Reigning champions, Dorcas Adesokan and Anu Opeyori, have vowed to defend their titles at the Mutual Benefits Badminton Championship which begins today (Tuesday) at the Mutual Benefits/Police Badminton Hall, Police College, Ikeja, Lagos. Adesokan said she was expecting to repeat her last years gold-winning performance despite challenges from her rivals. My desire is to win []

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13:38

EFCC seeks final forfeiture of Amosus N2.2bn Newtelegraph

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday urged Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High Court in Lagos to order final forfeiture of N2.2 billion allegedly recovered from a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu Nunayon (rtd). The judge had on 13th June 2018, upon the granting of an ex parte []

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13:21

AFCON qualifiers: Nine players arrive camp in Asaba Newtelegraph

Super Eagles camp in Asaba for the crucial African Cup of Nations qualifier against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa, Desk Western Plus Hotels, came alive on Monday as nine players arrived camp. Galatasaray of Turkey striker, Henry Onyekuru, was one of the early arrivals, ready to transform his club form into action with the []

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13:13

NB Plc charges Eagles to beat S Africa Newtelegraph

as team begins training today in Asaba   Nigerias leading brewing company, Nigerian Breweries Plc, has urged the Super Eagles to extract their pound of flesh from the Bafana Bafana of South Africa when the two sides meet on Saturday in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations match day five game at the FNB stadium []

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13:07

ASUU strike: Varsities groan as FG keeps mum Newtelegraph

FACE OFF As the indefinite nationwide strike embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) entered its second week, students and parents, who are already counting their losses, have accused the federal Government of keeping quiet unjustly over the action Union: Babalakin treating us like junior lawyers in his chamber   NANS ultimatum []

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11:40

Israel, Hamas Trade Heavy Fire After Deadly Incursion "IndyWatch Feed World"

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip Palestinian militants bombarded Israel with dozens of rockets and mortar shells Monday, while Israeli warplanes struck targets throughout the Gaza Strip in what appeared to be the most intense exchange of fire since a 2014 war.

Palestinian officials said at least three people, including two militants, were killed by Israeli fire and nine were wounded, and an Israeli airstrike destroyed the ruling Hamas groups TV station. In Israel, the national rescue service said at least 20 people were wounded, including a 19-year-old soldier and a 60-year-old woman who were in critical condition.

The fighting cast doubt over recent understandings brokered by Egypt and U.N. officials to reduce tensions. Just a day earlier, Israels prime minister had defended those understandings, saying he was doing everything possible to avoid another war.

The United Nations said it was working with Egypt to broker a halt in the violence. Rockets must STOP, restraint must be shown by all! the U.N. Mideast envoys office tweeted.

The rocket fire was triggered by a botched Israeli military raid in Gaza on Sunday. Undercover troops, apparently on a reconnaissance mission, were discovered inside Gaza on Sunday, setting off a battle that left seven militants, including a Hamas commander, and an Israeli military officer dead.

Around sundown on Monday, militants launched some 100 rockets in less than an hour, the most intense barrage since the 50-day war four years ago. The outgoing rockets, which continued into the evening, lit up the skies of Gaza and set off air raid sirens throughout southern Israel.

The military said warplanes, helicopters and tanks had struck over 70 militant targets, including military compounds, observation posts and weapons facilities. It also said it targeted a squad that was launching rockets.

Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, a military spokesman, said the army had sent additional infantry troops, rocket defense systems and intelligence units to the Gaza frontier.

We continue to strike and retaliate against the military targets belonging to terrorist organizations in Gaza, and as for our intentions we will enhance these efforts as needed, he told reporters.

Late Monday, an airstrike destroyed the Gaza City headquarters of Hamas Al Aqsa TV station. Israel had fired warning shots ahead of the airstrike, prompting the station to halt programming and replace it with a logo. Minutes later, the airstrike flattened the three-story building and the station went black.

Workers had evacuated the building after the warning shots, and there were no immediate reports of casualties.

Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum condemned the bombing as a barbaric, brazen aggression. Ten minutes later...

11:26

Bnin : mobilisation des paysans ouest-africains pour l'accs scuris la terre, l'eau "IndyWatch Feed World"

11 Nov 2018 | BanoutoSamedi 10 novembre 2018, les organisations paysannes du Bnin taient devant la presse nationale : Par la caravane, nous voulons crier notre ras-le-bol nos dirigeants pour qu'ils cessent de faire le jeu des multinationales contre les intrts des paysans .

11:26

German bank caught in DRC colonial land dispute "IndyWatch Feed World"

12 Nov 2018 | AFPA German state-owned bank has found itself at the centre of a battle in the Democratic Republic of Congo over agricultural land dating back to the Belgian colonial period

10:21

CPJ outraged at Tanzania's treatment of its Africa program team "IndyWatch Feed World"

New York, November 12, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed indignation at statements from Tanzanian authorities and South Africa's foreign minister justifying the detention of CPJ's Africa team in Dar es Salaam on November 7. Officials from both countries falsely claimed CPJ's Africa program coordinator Angela Quintal and sub-Saharan...

09:53

Egypt tortures Palestinian resistance combatants: Report "IndyWatch Feed War"

MEMO | November 12, 2018 We were a group of 15 combatants returning from a training mission from one of the countries that supports the Palestinian resistance. When we arrived at Cairo airport, we were taken to an underground place. We were blindfolded, handcuffed, and transferred to a number of prisons. This is a part []

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Dozens in Court as Ethiopia Says Security Chiefs Ordered Attack on PM
Nov. 12, 2018, at 7:46 a.m.
U.S. News & World Report

FILE PHOTO: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaks during a media conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, October 29, 2018. Michel Euler/Pool via REUTERS/File

ADDIS ABABA (REUTERS) - Dozens of Ethiopian security officials appeared in court on Monday after the attorney general accused security chiefs of ordering a grenade attack on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

The arrests appeared to mark a crucial moment for Abiy, who has embarked on a whirlwind series of economic, political and diplomatic reforms since he came to power in April.

Attorney General Berhanu Tsegaye said evidence showed "the senior leadership of the national security agency" told members of Abiy's Oromo ethnic group to attack him at a rally in June.

The assertion is jolting in an ethnically diverse country that has seen recent ethnic clashes and because Abiy is the ruling coalition's first Oromo leader.

Berhanu said at a news conference that arrest warrants have been issued for 36 security agents accused of abusing prisoners and for more than 30 officials from a military-run firm, where he said inquiries had uncovered mismanagement.

Reuters could not immediately contact the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), or the industrial conglomerate named by the attorney general - Metals and Engineering Corporation (METEC).

Several hours later, 36 officials from branches of the security forces including NISS and the federal and Addis Ababa police forces and 26 officials from METEC appeared in the Federal High Court in the capital.

The court session ran until 9 p.m., a rarity in Ethiopia, and a judge denied the suspects bail and gave police 14 days further to investigate. None were charged.

Among those in court was METEC deputy director general Tena Kurunde and the wife of former deputy head of NISS Yared Zerihun, witnesses said. Yared was moved from that role to head the federal police in April but resigned three months later.

Ethiopia's security services have for decades wielded power as has METEC, a key player in an economy domina...

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Ethiopia Detains 36 Spy Officers Over Corruption, Rights Abuses
Africa News

After five months of investigations, Ethiopian authorities have arrested over thirty officials of the intelligence services, the attorney general Berhanu Tsegaye told reports on Monday.

According to him, the 36 officials currently being held have questions to answer over human rights abuses and alleged corruption. The officials were detained over the weekend, he added.

Local media portals quotes him as revealing grim details of rights violations on especially Ethiopians suspected and detained in connection with terrorism.

He said investigators have uncovered 7 illegal dungeons in Addis Ababa, used purposefully to torture victims. Some of the actions of the detained officials led to death, rape and castration in some cases.

He also gave details with regards to the case of a bombing at a pro-Abiy rally in Addis Ababa.

The third detailed corruption within the business wing of the Ethiopian National Defence Forces commercial wing.

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Dow Falls 500 Points as Apple Drags Down Markets
Monday's stock market is coming off a two-week winning streak for the benchmark S&P 500.Richard Drew / AP
Nov. 12, 2018 / 1:26 PM EST
By Associated Press

A broad sell-off in technology companies pulled stocks sharply lower Monday, knocking off more than 450 points from the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Apple, Amazon, and other big names fell. Banks and consumer-focused companies and media and communications stocks also took heavy losses.

By midday, the S&P 500 index had dropped 43 points, or 1.6 percent, while the Nasdaq composite had slid 178 points, or 2.4 percent, to 7,228.

The stock market was coming off a two-week winning streak for the benchmark S&P 500.

"Tech is definitely weighing (on the market)," said Lindsey Bell, investment strategist at CFRA. "The question really is growth. We continue to like tech going into next year, but we think it could be a little bit of a rocky period for the group as we continue through the last two months of the year."

For the last doctors of the Santa Fe school shooting, the world has moved on but they haven't
Apple tumbled 4.2 percent to $195.97 after Wells Fargo analysts said the iPhone maker is the unnamed customer that optical communications company Lumentum Holdings said was significantly reducing orders. Shares in Lumentum plunged 30.6 percent to $38.84.

Banks and other financial companies also took heavy losses. Goldman Sachs slid 7 percent to $207.11.

"Expectations are really that the deregulation process that has benefited banks up to this point is going to be slowed down with the Democrats in charge," Bell said.

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Wisconsin School Investigated After Students Perform Nazi Salute 'For Junior Prom Photo'
'We even got the black kid to throw it up,' says post accompanying image

Tom Embury-Dennis @tomemburyd
The Independent US

A school in Wisconsin is being investigated after a photo emerged showing dozens of students performing Nazi salutes.

The image surfaced on Twitter after it was shared by an account named Welcome to Baraboo. The post now deleted was captioned: We even got the black kid to throw it up."

It shows more than 50 young men in suits smiling and laughing on the steps of the county courthouse in Baraboo, a town of around 10,000 people. Most of them are lifting their right arms above their head, apparently to mimic the 'Sig Heil' greeting popularised in Hitler's Germany.

A man in the front row can also be seen forming his index finger and thumb into an "ok" sign, a symbol co-opted by followers of far-right and white supremacist movements.

The huge majority of the group appear to be white, and all but a few appear to performing the salute. Only one of those shown in the photo is neither performing the salute, nor laughing.

Lori Mueller, the school district superintendent in Baraboo, told The Independent she was investigating the image.

The photo of students posted to #BarabooProud is not reflective of the educational values and beliefs of the School District of Baraboo, she said. We are investigating and will pursue any and all available and appropriate actions, including legal, to address.

Ms Mueller confirmed there was only one secondary school in the district; Baraboo High School.

In a letter to parents on Monday, Ms Mueller said the photo was taken "last spring" and features Baraboo students "who appear to be making extremely inappropriate gestures".

"The Baraboo School District is a hate-free environment where all people, regardless of race, colour, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or ancestry," it read.

A former student who graduated earlier this year told The Independent the image was taken in May and features mostly boys who were in 11th grade at the time, which would mean they were then a...

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Police Officer Shoots and Kills African American Security Guard With a Gun
Jemel Roberson was a 26-year-old armed security guard who apprehended a shooter. He was also black

LINDSAY GIBBS
Think Progress
NOV 12, 2018, 1:12 PM

JEMEL ROBERSON; CREDIT: GOFUNDME

Around 4:00 a.m. ET on Sunday morning, a disgruntled group of drunken men were asked to leave Mannys Blue Room Bar in the Chicago suburbs. According to WGN-TV,  one of those men returned with a gun and opened fire.

Amid the chaos, 26-year-old armed security guard Jemel Roberson chased one of the suspects outside of the club and apprehended him at gun point.

Roberson seemingly did everything right. But when Midlothian police officers arrived to the scene, one of them saw the security guard pointing a gun at the suspect, and shot and killed Roberson on the spot.

Everybody was screaming out, Security! He was a security guard, a witness, Adam Harris, told reporters. And they still did their job, and saw a black man with a gun, and basically killed him.

Many anti-gun control politicians and advocates, including President Donald Trump, frequently say that armed security guards are the only way to stop mass shootings. Last month, after eight people were killed at a Pittsburgh synagogue, Trump suggested that there should be armed guards at churches and synagogues.

This is an offshoot of a frequent National Rifle Association talking point, that the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

Roberson was both an armed security guard and a good guy with a gun. He risked his life to apprehend a shooter. And police killed him anyway.

Like many NRA-based talking points, this one doesnt seem to apply to black people.

On social media, loved ones mourned the loss of Roberson. LeAundre Hill, a pastor and family friend, said that he was a great pianist who had just played at HIlls grandmothers funeral on Friday.

Roberson was also reportedly studying to be a police officer.

The officer who killed Roberson has already been placed on paid administrative leave, per protocols. WGN-TV reports that the Cook County Sheriffs Office is cond...

08:33

Messiah Mahdi Maitreya -- Response and Advice to BF's WDS Article on November 12th, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Response and Advice to BF WDS article on November 12th 2018

https://benjaminfulford.net/2018/11/12/jesus-christ-to-marry-asian-goddess-as-east-west-secret-societies-agree-to-save-planet/

Even though I do not have access and read full article, but it is seem a good public content.

- At present there are several competing plans being presented at the highest levels of world power

=> plans by who? How can they even know & contact to the highest level of Earth world power?

Have any online platform of that Earth world power?

- The problem of Earth is humanity mind-set not money, so I highly recommend do not release GESARA, NESRA and Global Currency Reset at the moment, it only bring more chaos.

- About future planning agencies

Sound great, but why only 2? Why not 8?

Australia, South America, North America, Africa, CIS, Europe, Asia, Arab Middle East.

The HQ locations I suggest a quite place, do not have history Earthquake, Tsunami and more importantly must be ready to work in a case of Mega Natural Catastrophe happen like some prophecies in many religions & books.

- Fighting to subdue the remaining Khazarian satanists continues in the U.S., the EU, Israel, and Japan.

When the battle end? Do not tell that you do not have the extract date, it seem you guys fight more than 12 months already.

Do fighting stop the root problems? No, only giving out working real life solution and policy.

Frankly If I was a US leader, I would easily win at least 90% of people vote. What the US Patri...

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Cameroon School Kidnap: Final Four Hostages Freed in Bamenda
The other 77 boys and girls were freed last Wednesday

BBC World Service

The final four hostages of the 82 people kidnapped from a boarding school in Cameroon have been released.

The principal, one teacher and two students were dropped off on the outskirts of Bafut, a town 15 miles (24 km) from Bamenda, local officials say.

It remains unclear who was behind the kidnapping in Bamenda - the government has blamed Anglophone rebels but they have denied responsibility.

Separatists took up arms in English-speaking parts of Cameroon a year ago.

Bamenda journalist Peter Tah said a family member of one of the hostages, who did not want to be named, confirmed that the four had been released at around 08:00 (07:00 GMT) local time.

He added that the school's principal was receiving medical attention. Family sources said she had been traumatised by her ordeal.

Why were the two students not freed earlier?

The other 77 boys and girls were freed last Wednesday, after being seized from a secondary school run by the Presbyterian Church in Bamenda on Sunday 4 November.

It had initially been reported that all of the students, aged 11-17, had been released but it later emerged that two students were still being held.

"From what I gather, the gunmen tried to find out which of the children had parents who worked for the government," Tah told the BBC.

"People whose parents worked for the government were held and separated for more questioning. The last two children were held because of their parents' jobs."

The North-West and South-West regions are Cameroon's two English-speaking regions
Cameroon's English-speaking minority have long accused the government in the mostly French-speaking country of ignoring them.

Last year, protests became violent and spiralled into an armed movement, demanding independence for the North-West and South-West regions - the country's two Anglophone areas.

Cameroon - still divided along colonial lines:

Africa's borders were "carved up" up by colonial powers
Colonised by Germany in 1884
British and French troops force Germans to leave in 1916
Cameroon is split thre...

08:23

Northern carmine bee-eater in Sweden "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video shows a northern carmine bee-eater (Meropus nubicus) in Stockholm, Sweden.

This African bird was much further north than usually.

08:19

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Nelson Charges Scott is Undermining Florida Election, Demands Recusal From Recount
The Democratic senator said his GOP rival is "using his power as governor to try to undermine the voting process."

Nov. 12, 2018 / 1:59 PM EST
NBC News
By Allan Smith

Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida on Monday called on his opponent, Republican Gov. Rick Scott, to recuse himself from "any role" in the recount process that will determine the winner of their race.

It's "obvious that Scott cannot oversee this process in a fair and impartial way," Nelson said in a two-minute video released by his campaign.

"And, thus, he should remove himself from any role in the recount process so the people can have confidence in the integrity of the election. Given his efforts to undermine the votes of Floridians, this is the only way that we can ensure that the people's votes are protected."

The recount is overseen by Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner, a Republican who was appointed to his position in 2012 by Scott.

Nelson accused his GOP opponent of not being "interested in making sure every lawful vote is counted" and of "using his power as governor to try to undermine the voting process." The Democrat pointed to Scott's suggestion, without evidence, that rampant "voter fraud" may be taking place in the Democratic strongholds of Broward and Palm Beach counties.

"He's stood on the steps of the governor's mansion and tried to use the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate the Broward elections chief," Nelson said. "He's filed lawsuits to try to stop votes from being counted and to impound voting machines. The reason he's doing these things is obvious: He's worried when all the votes are counted, hell lose the election."

Nelson's video comes as the recount battle between him and Scott has heated up. On Election Day, Scott appeared poised to defeat the longtime incumbent. But as more votes have been counted in counties such as Broward and Palm Beach, Scott's lead has narrowed to the point where, under Florida law, an automatic machine recount is triggered.

That recount began this weekend and must be completed by Thursday, though lawsuits filed by both Scott and Nelson's camps co...

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One Day In, Floridas Senate Recount Gets Messier
Gov. Rick Scott wants to block the state from counting ballots not tallied by the deadline for submitting unofficial results.

By Sam Levine
HuffPost

The race to count Floridas votes got even messier on Sunday as Gov. Rick Scotts campaign filed a handful of lawsuits seeking to give law enforcement custody of election equipment and prevent certain ballots from being included in official results.

A recount began Saturday in the U.S. Senate race between Scott, a Republican, and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. Scott narrowly leads Nelson by about 0.15 percentage points, well within the states 0.25 percent threshold for a manual recount.

Scott accused Brenda Snipes, the supervisor of elections in Broward County, of violating state law by refusing to provide information to his campaign about the number of outstanding ballots. He also alleged Susan Bucher, the supervisor of elections in Palm Beach County, had run afoul of state law by duplicating and damaging certain ballots. He asked a state judge to authorize law enforcement officials to impound and secure all voting equipment when it wasnt in use for the recounts or other election-related activity. He also asked the judge to require both officials to preserve all ballots related to the 2018 elections.

In a separate suit against Snipes, Scotts campaign asked a judge to block Broward County from counting any of the ballots it didnt include in the unofficial results it submitted to the Florida Department of State by noon Saturday, a deadline set by state law. That request, if granted, could mean some valid ballots would not be counted. Florida accepts vote-by-mail ballots until 7 p.m. on Election Day and the county may not have them all counted by Saturdays deadline.

The populous and heavily Democratic Broward County is a key area for Nelson if he is to overcome Scotts lead. In a Sunday statement, Nelsons campaign accused Scott of trying to stop valid votes from being counted.

If Rick Scott wanted to make sure every legal ballot is counted, he would not be suing to try and stop voters from having thei...

07:56

Libya leaders arrive in Italy for peace talks "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Italy hopes conference resurrects UN efforts to stage elections in Libya, but peace talks off to rocky start as PM Giuseppe Conte arrives late

07:14

China temporarily reverses decision on rhino horn and tiger bones for TCM Africa Sustainable Conservation News

New York Times

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A market for traditional medicine ingredients in Guangzhou, China. While doctors generally prefer herbal remedies, there is a small but lucrative trade in rhino and tiger parts.

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By Javier C. Hernndez

Nov. 12, 2018

BEIJING The Chinese government, bowing to pressure from environmental groups, said on Monday that it would temporarily reinstate a ban on the use of rhinoceros horns and tiger bones in medicine.

Making a rare concession, the State Council, Chinas cabinet, said that it had decided to postpone an order made last month to undo a 25-year ban on the trade.

The Chinese government has not changed its stance on wildlife protection and will not ease the crackdown on illegal trafficking and trade of rhinos, tigers and their byproducts, Ding Xuedong, a top official with the council, said in remarks...

07:05

Is the Great March of Return winding down after Egyptian deal? Gazas protesters speak "IndyWatch Feed War"

Palestinians are still demonstrating along the Gaza-Israel border on Fridays, but in fewer numbers and with less fury than seen in recent months as Egyptian mediators work to lessen confrontations along the fence.

For the last six months Palestinian youth have protested by the tens of thousands along the fence that separates Gaza from Israel. Locally the demonstrations reignited a conversation about return to their historic cities and villages that now part of Israel, as 1.3 million of the 1.9 million residents in the Strip are refugees from lands inside of Israel.

But the movement could be winding down.

In late October the Lebanese outlet al-Akhbar reported an agreement between Israel and Hamas that aims to soften violence along the border through the end of 2018.  The deal would have Palestinian factions drawing back their support of the weekly marches, thus lowering the number of protesters, in exchange for Israeli forces easing up on lethal fire.

Egypt is expected to pressure Israel to lift 70 percent of the blockade on Gaza and expand the fishing zone by 14 nautical miles. Five thousand Gazan workers under the age of 40 will be allowed to enter Israel for employment, and Egypt will open the Rafah border crossing.

But will the terms approved by the top brass prove effective on the ground? I asked Palestinians in Gaza if they believe protest should be suspended in exchange for an easing of the blockade?

Ayda Darweesh, 50, housewife. (Photo: Mohammed Asad)

Ayda Darweesh, 50, housewife

I question why these protest should stop since I am a mother of a martyr and one who was wounded? The sacrifice from my son should not be in vain. Do the Israelis think that creating amputees will be priceless? Then suddenly w...

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South Africa rhino poacher sentenced to 33 years Africa Sustainable Conservation News

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Rhino poacher who shot at Kruger helicopter sentenced to 33 years in jail

Posted on Nov 9, 2018 in Jamie Joseph

By Jamie Joseph #JusticeForRhinos

Friday 9 November 2018: When Mozambican Patrick Nkuna entered Skukuza court today, he did so with the weight of doom on his shoulders. After a slew of tactical delays dating back to his arrest in November 2015, including his demand for better Shangaan interpreters on three previous occasions, he could no longer outrun the consequences of his actions. As I looked into his eyes, hollowed and without emotion, it was as if he had already accepted his fate.

Trial would proceed today with the formidable senior state prosecutor Ansie Venter calling up the first witness, SanParks helicopter pilot Bradford Grafton. In a dramatic testimony, the pilot with 18 years experience described how the accused was finally apprehended after a long chase that began with a sighting of poachers in the Pretoriouskop area. At the time, Bradford was carrying a SANParks delegation on board, which included General Johan Jooste, Kruger South Regional Ranger Don English, CEO Fundisile Mketeni, and one board member, Mr India.

Grafton and English flew north to try locate...

06:15

Hope In God Foundation Brings Succour From US To Delta State Urhobo Today

Beneficiaries of Hope In God Foundation receiving their starter packs


By Young Erhiurhoro
LAGOS NOVEMBER 12TH (URHOBOTOAY)- Hope In Christ Foundation, a global and international foundation with headquarters in the United States is currently making great waves of development and rehabilitation/social programmes across so many communities in Nigeria especially in the Niger-Delta region.
The Foundation is established by an Urhobo man,Mayor Akpobome Ezekiel Okpako based in the United States. The headquarters of the foundation is in the US. But as a good spirited man with the love of his people in his heart, he brought the foundation to Nigeria .
According to him, The foundation is very young. We are not even up three years old in existence in Nigeria. The Nigerias headquarters of the foundation is based in Ughelli here. But as it is now, the foundation has already started making great waves of development and rehabilitation and social programmes in many of our communities across Delta state. Our practical impacts are there for everybody to see.
When asked to give some of the objectives of the foundation and some of the achievements recorded so far in the country, the national director said, As a foundation, some of the basic objectives of forming it are to support G...

06:08

Islamist NATO "IndyWatch Feed War"

Image: Saudi Arabias King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (2nd L) welcomes U.S. President Donald Trump to dance with a sword during a welcome ceremony at Al Murabba Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Creating a New Arab Alliance

Donald Trump doesnt like the original NATO, so why does he want a second one?

by Doug Bandow

Rather, the regions greatest problems are internal, often exacerbated or even created by the U.S. government. Indeed, Washington is the regions most destabilizing force: blowing up both Iraq and Libya, attempting to overthrow the Syrian government, pushing barely disguised regime change in Iran, and backing the Saudi regimes reckless military intervention in Yemen and elsewhere. No other government has wreaked nearly as much havoc throughout the region.

Some Americans care much more about Israel than they do about U.S. energy supplies or regional stability. However, the radical Likud government also is playing the United States. Israel is a nuclear-armed regi...

06:01

President Trumps Iran Policy Is It Normal? "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Ron Paul | November 12, 2018 Its not often that US Government officials are honest when they talk about our foreign policy. The unprovoked 2003 attack on Iraq was called a liberation. The 2011 US-led destruction of Libya was a humanitarian intervention. And so on. So, in a way, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo []

05:47

Trump, Like Obama and Bush, Fixes World Attention Upon Shiite Iran In Order To Create More Sunni Terrorists "IndyWatch Feed War"

An Arab NATO and Americas militarized Mideast policy

 

05:46

The "two state solution" is the sanctification of Israeli apartheid "IndyWatch Feed World"

I expect you are all familiar with the maps showing the radical shrinking of Palestinian land over 70 years due to the expansion of colonial Israeli settlement. Startling and appalling, yes, but to me they bring back strong memories of other maps, in a precisely analogous situation, which goes to the heart of why Israel is an apartheid state. The original apartheid state of South Africa created "homelands", known colloquially as "bantustans", and proposed that, as the apotheosis of apartheid, these "homelands" would become independent states and house the majority black population of the country in fenced-off areas which had been too arid, rocky or commercial mineral free to attract significant white settlement over three centuries of theft. South Africa actually did recognise some of these as Independent states, while the rest were supposed to be on a course to recognition.

05:35

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Mishaps, Protests and Litigation Overshadow Florida Recount
Florida again at center of vote recount battle

November 12 at 10:38 AM

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) Mishaps, protests and litigation are overshadowing the vote recount in Floridas pivotal races for governor and Senate, reviving memories of the 2000 presidential fiasco in the premier political battleground state.

All 67 counties are facing a state-ordered deadline of Thursday to complete their recounts, and half had already begun. Many other counties were expected to begin the work Monday after a weekend of recount drama in Broward and Palm Beach counties, home to large concentrations of Democratic voters.

The developments make this a tumultuous political moment in Florida. This recount process is unprecedented even in a state notorious for settling elections by razor-thin margins. State officials said they weren't aware of any other time a race for governor or U.S. Senate required a recount, let alone both in the same election.

In Broward County, the recount was delayed for hours Sunday because of a problem with one of the tabulation machines. That prompted the Republican Party to accuse Broward's supervisor of elections, Brenda Snipes, of "incompetence and gross mismanagement."

Broward officials faced further headaches after acknowledging the county mistakenly counted 22 absentee ballots that had been rejected. The problem seemed impossible to fix because dismissed ballots were mixed in with 205 legal ballots and Snipes said it would be unfair to throw out all the votes.

Gov. Rick Scott, the Republican candidate for Senate, filed suit against Snipes. He's seeking a court order for law enforcement agents to impound all voting machines, tallying devices and ballots "when not in use until such time as any recounts." The suit accused Snipes of repeatedly failing to account for the number of ballots left to be counted and failing to report results regularly as required by law.

The court didn't immediately respond, though the outcry from Democrats was immediate.

Juan Penalosa, executive director of the Florida Democratic Party, accused Scott of "using his position to consolidate power by cutting at the very cor...

05:27

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Mississippi Senator, Whose Runoff Opponent is Black, Jokes About 'Public Hanging'
"If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row," Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith said.

by EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
Monday, November 12th 2018
Associated Press
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Cindy Hyde-Smith; Mike Espy (AP Images)

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A newly published video shows a white Republican U.S. senator in Mississippi praising someone by saying: "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row."

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who faces a black Democratic challenger in a Nov. 27 runoff, said Sunday that her Nov. 2 remark was "exaggerated expression of regard" for someone who invited her to speak and "any attempt to turn this into a negative connotation is ridiculous."

Mississippi has a history of racially motivated lynchings of black people. The NAACP website says that between 1882 and 1968, there were 4,743 lynchings in the United States, and nearly 73 percent of the victims were black. It says Mississippi had 581 during that time, the highest number of any state.

Hyde-Smith is challenged by former congressman and former U.S. agriculture secretary Mike Espy.

"Cindy Hyde-Smith's comments are reprehensible," Espy campaign spokesman Danny Blanton said in a statement Sunday. "They have no place in our political discourse, in Mississippi, or our country. We need leaders, not dividers, and her words show that she lacks the understanding and judgment to represent the people of our state."

The video was shot in Tupelo, in front of a statue of Elvis Presley, who was born in the city in northeastern Mississippi. It shows a small group of white people clapping politely for Hyde-Smith after a cattle rancher introduced her.

"I referred to accepting an invitation to a speaking engagement," said Hyde-Smith, who is also a cattle rancher, in a statement Sunday. "In referencing the one who invited me, I used an exaggerated expression of regard, and any attempt to turn this into a negative connotation is ridiculous."

Hyde-Smith and Espy each received about 41 percent of the vote in a four-person race Tuesday to advance to the runoff. The winner gets the final two years of...

05:16

Filming in the Most Depressing City on Earth: Jakarta "IndyWatch Feed War"

It stinks, it is the most polluted city on earth, but that is not the most terrible thing about it.

You can drive for ten or even twenty kilometers through it, and see only ugliness, fences and broken pavements. But there are many miserable cities on this planet, and I have worked in almost all of them, in 160 countries.

So why is Jakarta killing me?  Why am I overwhelmed by depression whenever I decide to film here, or to write about the state in which its citizens are forced to live? Why, really, do I feel so desperate, so hopeless?

I am tough. I hardly succumb to depression even in such places like the war-torn Afghanistan, Iraq, or in the middle of the toughest slums of Africa.

So, what is it, really, about Jakarta?

Here, I often speak about immorality, but again, what do I mean by this term? I am not a moralist, far from it. I have no religion, and I very rarely pass moral judgments, unless something truly outrageous unveils in front of my eyes.

So why, as so many others, do I land in this city in good spirits, and leave one or two weeks sick, broken, literally shitting my pants, full of wrath, despair?

Why? The Western mass media and local servile sheets are constantly bombarding the world, describing Jakarta as a sprawling metropolis, or to use the terminology of the Australian National University, as a normal city.

But it is not. In fact, it is the most immoral place on earth that I know. It is one enormous monument to fascism, intellectual collapse, Western neo-colonialism and turbo-capitalism.

This time, right here, I will explain, briefly and determinately, why!

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You can actually avoid feeling this way, if you decide to land in Jakarta, work for a week or two surrounded by local elites (usually shameless thugs), sail through life here with half-closed eyes. Or if you get paid well not to see. You can also be a Western journo who lives in one of high-rise condominiums, gets himself local bimbo for a girlfriend, and collects his news from official briefings and press conferences.

Such foreign visitors are warmly welcomed in Jakarta, and they get incorporated into the life of local tsars, of feudal cream, of bandits who double as business people or politicians.

It is not so difficult! You land at that lavish Terminal 3 of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (half of things do not work here, already, or yet, but the terminal does look lavish), you can take a luxury limo to one of so many 5-star hotels, have meetings at a steel-and-glass office tower, dine in a posh mall where nobody shops (a money laundering concept), but where those with unlimited budgets, often dine. After all...

05:08

New film on police brutality in the USA "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

The Hate U Give | Official Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX

Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for whats right.

THE HATE U GIVE is based on the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas and stars Amandla Stenberg as Starr, with Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Issa Rae, KJ Apa, Algee Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, Common and Anthony Mackie.

By Nick Barrickman in the USA:

The Hate U Give: Police brutality in America and its consequences

12 November 2018

The Hate U Givedirected by George Tillman, Jr., written by Audrey Wells and based on the 2017 novel of the same title by Angie Thomasaddresses itself to the phenomenon of police brutality and its effect on a young, African-American working class girl and her family.

It is of some significance that a film dealing directly with police violence and issues of social class has been widely released and viewed. Undoubtedly, the interest in such social questions reflects deeper processes occurring in the population. While watching the film, this reviewer noted that the audience was comprised largely of teenagers and young adults.

The film (whose title is drawn from a lyric by rapper Tupac Shakur: The Hate U Give Little Infants Fs Everybody T.H.U.G.L.I.F.E.) begins with a flashback depicting a much younger Starr Carter and her siblings receiving The Talk from her father, Maverick (Russell Hornsby), a former drug dealer who has since chosen the straight and narrow. They are told, in the event they are pulled over by a police officer, to always keep their hands clearly visible and not to...

04:47

Deaths before data "IndyWatch Feed World"

Weighing whether famine will be declared in Yemen, as fighting intensifies and peace talks are delayed

03:40

Are You Buying Oil from Saudi Arabia? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The strong response to Jamal Khashoggis brutal murder stands in stark contrast to the relative indifference the West has shown to the vastly larger number of victims of the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen. To rein in the Saudi regime, the West must not only stop selling it arms, but also stop buying its oil.

03:39

Truthdig Contributors Nominated for National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards "IndyWatch Feed World"

Truthdig contributors received six nominations for the 2018 National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards sponsored by the Los Angeles Press Club. Journalists from press clubs across the nation selected the finalists.

This year, more journalists entered the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards than ever before. The quality of their work has truly set a new standard for media professionals nationwide, writes the Los Angeles Press Club.

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer was cited for his Scheer Intelligence interview titled Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black on Risking Career for LGBT Rights, as well as for a two-part podcast with entertainment great Norman Lear, which you can listen to here and here.

Truthdigs Alexis Camins, whose expert book reviews can be read here, was nominated for his work as a book critic. Allen Barra was nominated for his film commentary, as well as for his piece RIP, Printed Village Voice. In the Film/TV/Theater Feature category, documentary maker Kenneth Carlson was named for his  piece Finding Calcutta in The Heart of Nuba,  in which he recounts his journey through a world of horror and commitment as he films Tom Catena, the only remaining surgeon in Sudans war-torn Nuba Mountains.

The 11th annual National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award winners will be announced Dec. 2 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

03:24

Yemen forces cut off Saudi supply line "IndyWatch Feed World"

Yemens Ansarullah fighters and allied army units have cut off the main supply route used by invading Saudi Arabian forces between the Aden and Taizz provinces in the impoverished countrys southwest.

Yemens al-Masirah television reported the development on Friday, saying that the pathway had been being used as the main channel by the invaders to procure arms and ammunitions.

Separately, in west-central Yemen, the Yemeni forces recaptured the areas that had been seized by Saudi mercenaries in the Marib Province.

Sources, meanwhile, reported that a Bahraini trooper fighting alongside the Saudi forces had been killed during border clashes between the Yemeni forces and the Saudi military in northwestern Yemen. The soldier has been identified as Issa Abdullah Badr Aid.

Also on Thursday, two Saudi unmanned aerial vehicles went down in the Nihm district of the Sanaa province, similarly located in west-central Yemen, and the Saada province in the countrys extreme northwest.

Yemen has been under Saudi military strikes since late March 2015. The war was launched in a bid to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and to reinstate Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who has stepped down as Yemens president but is now seeking to grab power by force.

The aerial campaign, carried out without any international mandate, has killed about 10,000 people, most of them civilians, according to local Yemeni sources.

Recently, Paris-based relief agency Doctors Without Borders (MSF) announced that it was evacuating its staff from six hospitals in northern Yemen, following a recent Saudi bombing of an MSF-run hospital in Yemen.

The international charity organization said it could not get assurances that its hospitals will not be bombed Saudi Arabia again.

Subsequently, the Saudi-led troops central command expressed deep regret over the MSFs decision and said it was trying to set up urgent meetings with the medical aid group.

Saudi Arabia has several times targeted MSF-run hospitals. The most recent case was carried out on Monday on the Abs Hospital in Yemens Hajjah Province. The airstrike killed at least 19 hospital staff and patients and wounded 24 others.

03:23

Pro-government forces close in on rebel-held Yemeni city, killing at least 43 Houthis in ground offensive and air raids. "IndyWatch Feed World"

At least 43 Houthis have been killed in Yemens flashpoint city of Hodeidah over the past 24 hours as pro-government forces close in on rebel-held areas in the east of the city.

Medics at a hospital in Hodeidah said on Sunday the Houthi fighters had been killed in overnight ground fighting and air attacks by a Saudi-UAE alliance supporting Yemeni troops.

A source at Hodeidahs military hospital told the AFP news agency that dozens of wounded rebels were transferred to hospitals in the provinces of Sanaa and Ibb, further inland.

Meanwhile, a source at a hospital in the government-held town of Mocha, about 170km south of Hodeidah city, said that nine Yemeni soldiers had been killed in clashes there.

Hodeidah, a large city on Yemens Red Sea coast, is the latest battleground between the Houthis and the Saudi-UAE alliance which has been fighting for control over the country for the past three and a half years.

Since November 3, there have been more than 200 air attacks reported in the city, with the AFP reporting at lea

03:22

Heavy clashes as Houthis dig in near Hodeidah university "IndyWatch Feed World"

Yemen rebels also take up position near biggest hospital, forcing staff and patients to flee.

Yemeni government forces engaged in fierce clashes with Houthi rebels who entrenched themselves near the University of Hodeidah and the Al Rabsa neighbourhood in the south-west of the port city on Sunday.

The Yemeni Joint Resistance forces had imposed a tight cordon around the Houthis, who retreated into the residential areas in the centre of the city, Col Mamoon Al Mahjami, spokesman of the Al Amalikah Brigades, told The National.

The rebels stationed artillery and mortars in populated neighbourhoods and hundreds of snipers on the roofs of buildings near the university, Col Al Mahjami said

Residents in the southern outskirts of the port city said the battle had been raging since early Sunday morning, with huge explosions around of the university as well as in the 7 July neighbourhood in the east of the city.

Aircraft from the Arab Coalition supported the government troops, with Apache helicopters launching several strikes at Houthi fighters near the university and in the eastern areas of the 7 July district and the Al Khamseen Street area in the north-east of the city.

The residents said four civilians were injured in the fighting, three of them children.

The Houthi militia has been shelling the southern areas of the city randomly with mortars and with rockets which has spread fear and anxiety among the residents who havent fled the city and those who have been prevented from leaving the city centre by the Houthis to use them as human shields, a resident who asked not to be named told The National.

The resident said many people in Hodeidah who had co-operated with the Iran-backed rebels now wanted to defect to the government side. However, they feared reprisals because some activists in areas of Hodeidah that were already liberated had been threatening collaborators on social media, forcing those who wanted to defect to keep fighting for the Houthis.

The Houthi fighters had also taken up positions near Al Thawra hospital, the citys biggest, staff there told Reuters.

Sources at the hospital said several staff members and patients able to move had fled the complex. It was not clear how many patients remained inside.

The Houthis are reinforcing their positions near the hospital and that is what scared people, a staff member said.

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03:18

Battle for Hodeidah: 110 Houthis, 7 civilians killed in 24 hours "IndyWatch Feed World"

Pro-government forces close in on port city, killing at least 110 Houthis nearly a month ahead of planned peace talks.

At least 149 Yemenis, including seven civilians, have been killed in the past 24 hours as forces loyal to exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi close in on areas held by Houthi rebels in the strategic port city of Hodeidah.

Medics in hospitals across the city which is the main gateway for imports and relief supplies into Yemen said on Monday that 110 Houthi fighters and 32 pro-government soldiers had been killed in overnight fighting.

Sources at the Al-Alfi military hospital, seized by the Houthis during their 2014 takeover of the city, said charred body parts had been delivered there overnight.

Meanwhile, a military official in Hodeidah told the AFP news agency that seven civilians had died in clashes without giving further details.

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03:04

Martial, Pogba ruled out of key France Nations match Newtelegraph

Manchester United pair Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba will miss Frances key Nations League fixture against the Netherlands and a Uruguay friendly through injury, the French Football Federation announced on Monday. Both players arrived in Paris for assessment but were deemed unfit to feature for Didier Deschamps side who would qualify for the Nations League []

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02:53

Ex-Houthi minister gets a shoe thrown at him just like George W. Bush "IndyWatch Feed World"

Echoing the infamous shoeing attempt of George W. Bush in 2008, an ex-Houthi minister was stuck by the footwear of an angry Yemeni journalist during his first media outing since his defection to Saudi Arabia. The shoe went flying at Abdul-Salam Ali Gaber, who had served as the Houthi's information minister since civil war broke out in Yemen in 2014, as he spoke to gathered media in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Sunday. In Arab culture, the throwing of a shoe at someone is seen as a mark of deep contempt - and an insult - for the intended target. The practice came to the attention of those outside the Arab world in 2008, after Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi hurled both of his shoes at former US President George W. Bush during a press conference in Baghdad.

02:52

Man bags two years for stealing 600 tubers of yam Newtelegraph

A Chief Magistrates Court sitting in Ilupeju-Ekiti, Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti, on Monday sentenced one Adeleye Ajayi to two years imprisonment for stealing 600 tubers of yam. Chief Magistrate Joseph Ayodele found Ajayi guilty on the two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing against him. Delivering judgment, Ayodele stated: The prosecution has proven its []

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02:42

2 men jailed 7 months each for cheating Newtelegraph

A Karshi Grade1 Area Court in Abuja on Monday sentenced two men, Uchenna Kalu and Ndubuisi Nwankwo, to seven months imprisonment each for criminal breach of trust and cheating. The convicts, who reside at Mararaba in Nasarawa State, had pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of criminal breach of trust and cheating. The Judge, Mr []

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02:36

FG tired of waiting for Diezanis UK trial Magu Newtelegraph

The Federal Government said its renewed desire to extradite a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke to the country, was informed by the realisation that the United Kingdom was yet to begin her prosecution. Alison-Madueke, who was a super-powerful minister under the last administration, is being investigated over allegations that she diverted a []

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02:32

Snipper Beans: Traders lament decline in sale Newtelegraph

As the rage on the use of Snipper pesticide to preserve beans continues, some sellers of the staple food have complained of decline in purchase and heavy losses. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that beans traders in the popular Ketu Produce Market in Lagos and Magboro, Ogun State are already counting their losses []

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02:30

2019: PDP will win presidential election Gov. Ortom Newtelegraph

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would win the 2019 presidential election overwhelmingly. Ortom stated this on Monday in Makurdi when a former governorship aspirant on the platform of PDP, Mr Dave Iorhemba visited him. PDP will not only win in Benue but will win majority of the elective positions []

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02:30

Real Madrid appoint Solari as permanent manager Newtelegraph

Interim Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari was appointed permanent coach on Monday after overseeing a startling upturn in the European champions fortunes since he stepped in to replace Julen Lopetegui. Everything is in order. Real Madrid have worked out his contract and there are no problems, the Spanish football federation stated. Solari has led Real []

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02:26

Sen. Uzodinma denies arrest, as group condemns media report Newtelegraph

Senator Hope Uzodinma, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State has denied the report of his arrest by security men, just as National Association of Igbo Youths condemned the media report. Uzodinma made the denial of his arrest in a statement issued by the National Secretary of the Association, Chuks []

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02:21

Minimum Wage: NLC begs Buhari to expedite action Newtelegraph

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to expedite action on the proposed new national Minimum Wage by transmitting it to the National Assembly in good time. Dr Peter Eson-Ozo, NLC General Secretary said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja. Eson-Ozo said []

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02:15

1,801 killed, 50,212 displaced in recent Plateau attacks- Committee Newtelegraph

The Committee on Resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), set up by the Plateau Government, has said that 1,801 persons were killed in the recent attacks on the state. AVM Bala Danbaba (retired), Chairman of the committee, while presenting its report to Gov. Simon Lalong on Monday in Jos, added that 50,212 persons were forcefully []

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01:48

'Trolleyman' terror attack hero gets over $100K in GoFundMe campaign "IndyWatch Feed World"

The viral internet sensation from the Bourke Street terrorist attack in Melbourne, dubbed 'Trolleyman', is due to receive a major financial windfall after a GoFundMe campaign set up in his honor surpassed its original target. Homeless man Michael Rogers, 46, used a shopping trolley to intervene as Somali-born attacker Hassan Khalif Shire Ali was fighting with police. "I seen the trolley to the side and I picked it up and I ran and threw the trolley straight at him and got him but didn't get him down," Rogers told Seven News.

01:19

Israel-Gaza border falls quiet after botched Israeli operation "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Israel-Gaza border fell quiet on Monday after a botched Israeli undercover operation in the Gaza Strip led to fighting that killed a Hamas commander, six other Palestinian militants and an Israeli colonel.

Palestinians fired 17 rockets into southern Israel late on Sunday in response to the incursion and air strikes, which Hamas, the dominant armed group in Gaza, said were intended to cover the retreat of a car used by the Israeli troops.

There were no reports of injuries or damage in Israel, but the military said a lieutenant-colonel, identified only as M, had been killed in the raid and another officer wounded.

Hamas said the Israeli actions dealt a blow to Egyptian, Qatari and U.N. efforts to broker a long-term ceasefire between the Palestinian group and Israel and ease an Israeli blockade that has deepened economic hardship in Gaza.

Palestinians look at wreckage of car destroyed in Israeli air strike in Khan Younis (12/11/18)

 

But neither side appeared eager to pursue broader conflict.

Hamas received $15 million in Qatari-donated cash via Israel on Friday to pay for civil servants salaries and fuel to address Gazas energy crisis.

No new rocket launches were reported on Monday morning.

Violence has flared regularly along the Israel-Gaza border since Palestinians began protests there on March 30 to demand rights to land lost to Israel in the 1948 war of its creation.

Israeli gunfire has killed more than 220 Palestinians since the start of the demonstrations, which have included breaches of Israels border fence.

Hamas said that during Sundays fighting, assailants in a passing vehicle opened fire on a group of its armed men, killing one of its local commanders, Nour Baraka.

A pursuit ensued and witnesses said Israeli aircraft fired more than 40 missiles into the area. Palestinian officials said that in addition to Baraka, five other Hamas men and a member of the Popular Resistance Committees were killed.

In an apparent attempt to defuse tensions, Israels chief military spokesman said the special forces had not been dispatched to assassinate Hamas commanders, a tactic that led to wider conflict in the past and which has largely been abandoned.

The spokesman, Brigadier-General Ronen Manelis, told Army Radio that covert missions were mounted frequently, comments that suggested the Israeli force may have been gathering intelligence.

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00:29

Academies raise poor parents, childrens hope, offers education Newtelegraph

Children from low income families, who are being deprived unfettered access to learning opportunity and qualitative education due to their parents poor socio-economic background and inability to enroll them in high flyer schools now have every cause to smile.   Thanks to Bridge International Academies,  which established schools in rural communities to meet the education []

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00:11

Yemeni War Deaths Underestimated By Five To One "IndyWatch Feed War"

In April, I made new estimates of the death toll in Americas post-2001 wars in a three-part Intrepid Report series I estimated that these wars have now killed several million people. I explained that widely reported but much lower estimates of the numbers of combatants and civilians killed were likely to be only one fifth to one twentieth of the true numbers of people killed in U.S. war zones. Now one of the NGOs responsible for understating war deaths in Yemen has acknowledged that it was underestimating them by at least five to one, as I suggested in my report. One of the sources I examined for my report was a U.K.-based NGO named ACLED (Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project), which has compiled counts of war deaths in Libya, Somalia and Yemen.

00:07

Police re-arraign Badagry prince over alleged fraud Newtelegraph

The police on Monday re-arraigned Semasa James, the prince of Kweme Land of Badagry, Lagos in an Ikeja Special Offences Court for defrauding the estate of his late father Oba Afolabi James. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Semasa was initially arraigned on April 10 on a two-count charge of of stealing and []

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00:05

Brief Look At Military Situation In Yemen On November 12, 2018 (Map) "IndyWatch Feed War"

Brief Look At Military Situation In Yemen On November 12, 2018 (Map)

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There are little prospects for peace talks to settle the Yemeni conflict as the Saudi-UAE-led coalition continues its large-scale push against Ansar Allah (also known as the Houthis) and its allies across western Yemen.

The most intense clashes are still ongoing in the area of the city of al-Hudayday in the western part of the country. After an initial success of the coalition and its local proxies in the area, their advance has slowed down. Furthermore, coalition-led forces have suffered significant casualties hundreds of fighters and tens of pieces of military equipment.

Ansar Allah advance south of al-Hudaydah played an important role in the dfefense of the port city. The Yemeni movement cut off the coalitions supply line near Jabalia.

At the same time, clashes between Ansar Allah and coalition-led forces are also ongoing in the the areas of Qamt and Juban in southern Yemen as well as in the areas of Malahit and Kitaf in northern Yemen.

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00:04

2 Financial experts commend CBN forex intervention Newtelegraph

Financial experts have commended the foreign exchange intervention move of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), stating that it would defend the naira from depreciating and stabilise the economy. The experts gave their commendation in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan on Monday. NAN reports that CBN has injected 210 []

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00:04

NYSC to host Borno, Yobe 2018 Batch C stream II orientation in Gombe Newtelegraph

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is to host the 2018 Batch C stream II orientation course for corps members originally deployed to Borno and Yobe in Gombe State. Mr David Markson, the state coordinator of NYSC made this known on Monday in a statement signed by Ms Margaret Dakama, Head Public Relations Unit in []

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22:29

Omar Kicks off Congress Win With As-Salam-Alaikum "IndyWatch Feed War"

Minnesota Democratic Congressional Candidate (and winner) Ilhan Omar speaks at an election night results party on November 6, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo: Stephen Maturen / Getty Images)Minnesota Democratic Congressional winner Ilhan Omar speaks at an election night results party. (Photo: Stephen Maturen / Getty Images)

On Tuesday night,  Somali Muslim refugee Ilhan Omar became one of the first Muslim congresswomen in U.S. history, alongside Rashida Tlaib. At her acceptance speech, Omar greeted the audience with a powerful As-Salam-Alaikum.

Many Muslims felt this was a homecoming. American Muslims now had Muslim representation in Congress after what they felt were two tumultuous years of a Trump presidency. Writer and host Aymann Ismail shared how he felt transported by the gesture. However, others were not quite so sure they were comfortable with it.

Li Izmir runs a popular Facebook page called Secular Muslim Women Group. It was there she confided her conflicted feelings about Omars gesture, admitting, I feel mixed about this. Im happy to see Muslim representation (and I think both Muslim women support LGBTQ+ rights) but I dont like religious rhetoric coming from government officials regardless of which faith is being brought into politics. Why cant we just all swear on the Constitution and keep religion out of politics?

Izmir went on to add, I feel like theres a double standard coming from a liberal leaning side. If a Christian brings up religion, people will lose it but if a Muslim does the same thing, theyll celebrate. In reality, I think religion has no place in official government spaces and it should be equally called out.

Her honest admission brought forward a dialogue among the women, many of whom were also not quick to celebrate what they saw as religious rhetoric by an e...

22:24

Yemen war: 150 killed in battle for Hodeidah as civilians caught in crossfire "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Escalation in clashes comes as government loyalists push into the key port city with fears that trapped residents will be further endangered

21:53

Midnight Rambling 13: Lunar Station Training Summary "IndyWatch Feed World"



Video Link:

https://youtu.be/b4f6IaZs9yU



MIDNIGHT RAMBLING 13

Lunar Station Training Module Summary


by Karma Zarenzi

So, to me, it feels like Alien or interdimensional language translation. Id say a more symbolic language to translate. Egyptian hieroglyphs come to mind. I recently went to a museum and thought, whoa I know what those symbols MEAN. So, these symbols appeared on my laptop in a Word doc, like a symbol font language.



Symbol Font Text, picture of the screen after the font changed.

It looks like a floor plan of a Lunar Base.

MAIN CREW SHIP

This is on the Moon inside the Moon, within a giant structure full of technology never seen before. The crew ship is located in-between the giant floors, where the outrageous wide-open space is less unnerving, and more comfortable to the way we are used to being enclosed. Being in a smaller space makes us feel safer.

Theres a hallway, and then theres a bigger room, and then theres a neighboring bigger room. Theres different...

21:32

Iranian Pleads Guilty in US to Smuggling Nuclear Tech "IndyWatch Feed War"

Protest in Vienna during the talks between Iran and the world powers to negotiate a nuclear agreement with the Islamic Republic. (Photo: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)Protest in Vienna during the talks between Iran and world powers to negotiate a nuclear agreement with the Islamic Republic (Photo: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

An Iranian citizen pleaded guilty in a U.S. court to charges that he attempted to facilitate smuggling nuclear technology to Iran in violation of U.S. laws.

Arash Sepehri, 38, faces a minimum of five years in prisons for trying to obtain and export to Iran high-resolution sonar equipment, data input boards, rugged laptops, acoustic transducers and other controlled technology from the U.S. without obtaining proper licenses and in violation of economic sanctions.

Sepehri was an employee and a member of the board of the Iranian company Tajhiz Sanat Shayan (TSS) according to court documents.  TSS and other companies involved in the conspiracy were also listed by the European Union as entities sanctioned for their involvement in the procurement of components for the Iranian nuclear program.

As stated in the court documents, Sepehri and his co-conspirators sought to evade legal controls through a variety of means, including the use of a variety of aliases, United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based front companies and an intermediary shipping company based in Hong Kong.  Payments for the goods were arranged through the UAE, read a statement from the Department of Justice.

Iran has a history of trying obtain illegal nuclear technology. Since the nuclear agreement was made with world powers in 2015, Iran tried to obtain nuclear, chemical, biological and missile-related technology from Germany in violation of the agreemen...

21:09

Democrats want Beto ORourke to run again, and soon "IndyWatch Feed War"

Democrats want Beto ORourke to run in 2020 for the White House or Senate they dont really care for which; they just want him on the battlefield.

ORourke may have lost to Cruz in ruby red Texas Tuesday night, but he lost like no Democrat has in 20-plus years. ORourke came within 2.6 percentage points of Cruz, radically boosted turnout among young and minority voters, and he raised an ungodly amount of money.

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Critics pointed to the plethora of profiles written about ORourke for the mania surrounding the 46-year-old politician daring to run statewide in Texas, but the crowds came before the profiles. As ORourke traveled non-stop to all 254 counties in Texas his profile grew outside of the Lone Star State. Videos went viral of his answers to questions about NFL players kneeling in protest of police brutality against African Americans during the national anthem, or of his riding a skateboard in a Whatabuger parking lot.

He absolutely should consider running, Rep. Mark Veasey, D-Texas, said of a possible ORourke presidential run. It would be unwise for him to not to.

What Beto did, he changed Texas and put Texas in play, Veasey said, making clear that he hasnt endorsed anyone in the 2020 presidential contest.

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ORourke said he definitively will not run for president when asked in the aftermath of his loss, but a number of Democrats are already in his ear trying to change his mind. Fellow Texas Democrat Rep. Filemon Vela was with ORourke on election night and in the days since has urged ORourke to visit Iowa where presidential dreams get their start.

The excitement ORourke has generated among Democrats is palpable. At an election night party for a House Democrat in Virginia Tuesday, the loudest cheers outside of those for the local candidate Jennifer Wexton came when early results showed ORourke with a slight lead (only 2 percent of precincts were reporting at the time.)

Throughout the campaign, Veasey said he received texts from p...

21:07

Hypocrite UK FM travels to Saudi Arabia for Khashoggi murder probe, 'end bloodshed in Yemen' "IndyWatch Feed World"

UK Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt's Monday visit to Riyadh will be the first jaunt to Saudi Arabia by any top British official since the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, Reuters reported. Hunt will visit Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to press for an end to the war in Yemen and to call on Saudi leaders to cooperate with an investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Reuters reported. The international community remain united in horror and outrage at the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi one month ago. It is clearly unacceptable that the full circumstances behind his murder still remain unclear [...] We encourage the Saudi authorities to cooperate fully with the Turkish investigation into his death, so that we deliver justice for his family and the watching world [...] The human cost of war in Yemen is incalculable: with millions displaced, famine and disease rife and years of bloodshed, the only solution is now a political decision to...

20:59

Appeal Court reserves judgement in SCOAN trustees, engineers no-case submissions Newtelegraph

A Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal has reserved judgement in an appeal filed by the Registered Trustees of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) and the two engineers, Ms Oladele Ogundeji and Akinbela Fatiregun, who built the seven-storey building which collapsed within the churchs premises on September 12, 2014, against the dismissal []

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20:59

Telcos defy NCC over data auto-renewal Newtelegraph

  Despite a regulatory ban on auto renewal of telecommunications services, the four GSM operators in the country are still auto-renewing data subscriptions for the consumers. New Telegraph learnt that the ban, which took effect from May 21, has seen full compliance in the area of Value Added Services (VAS) on the telecommunications networks, but []

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20:59

Gender discrimination on the rise in law practice Newtelegraph

In this encounter, Mirian Obioma Okoro, an alumnus of Madonna University tells JOHN CHIKEZIE how her foray into law profession began   Background My name is Mirian Obioma Okoro. I hail from Ishiagu in Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. After successfully completing my elementary education in Living Word Academy, Abia state, I headed []

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20:59

Court hears suit challenging legality of Ikoyi marriage registry, others Newtelegraph

Justice Mohammed Aikawa of a Federal High Court in Lagos would today commence hearing in a suit challenging the constitutionality of Ikoyi marriage registry and others across the country being operated by the Federal Government through the Ministry of Interior. The suit filed by Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State, alongside others, is seeking []

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20:53

FG moves to end $2bn fuel imports revenue depletion Newtelegraph

  The Federal Government has put machinery in place to terminate the $2 billion biennial revenues depletion through importation of petroleum products into Nigeria. New Telegraph learnt that the country, through the pre-2016 crude swap regime, suffered the depletion, in just two years. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), legal holder of governments stakes in []

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20:49

Leaders meet in Italy to find settlement in Libya "IndyWatch Feed War"

A gathering of leaders of Libyas quarrelling factions and of countries keen on stabilizing the North African nation opens Monday in Sicily, aimed at finding a political settlement that would bolster the fight against Islamic militants and stop illegal migrants crossing the Mediterranean to Europes southern shores.

Italys Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and his Libyan counterpart Fayez Al-Sarraj previously met in Italy ahead of the Palermo conference. (File/AFP)

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But the meetings chances of success appear uncertain, not least because of the difficulties involved in any attempt to get all stakeholders two rival administrations, unruly militias with considerable firepower and an ambitious army general to agree on a road map that would reunite Libya after seven years of chaos and bloodshed while not infringing on their current spheres of power.

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Gen. Khalifa Haftar, commander of the self-styled Libyan National Army, is unlikely to go to the Palermo event, according to officials close to him. The Egyptian- and UAE-backed Haftar, who also maintains close ties with France, views the meeting as lacking a clear agenda and designed largely as a media event favoring Italy, the host, according to the officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.

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Haftars absence would render the meeting largely irrelevant.

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Dealing a further blow to the meetings chances of success, some European heads of state that Italy had hoped would come including US President Donald Trump and Russias Vladimir Putin are also staying away, sending lower-ranking State Department or Foreign Ministry officials instead.

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Frances foreign minister is expected, and Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte will be greeting arrivals Monday evening, ahead of the first event, a closed-door dinner.

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Italy has for years nervously eyed a lawless Libya across the Mediterranean. Like other European nations, Rome wants to contain the threat of militants based there carrying out terror attacks on its territory and the danger of a continuous flow of migrants arriving by sea.

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With hopes already effectively dashed that this weeks meeting would gather all the delegations from Libyas main factions in one room, Italian daily La Stampa on Saturday noted th...

20:46

BN General, Brokers celebrate awards Newtelegraph

FBN General Insurance has been adjudged the Best Customer Service Award (Insurance Category) at the 2018 Nigeria Brand Award held recently in Lagos. Speaking on the feat, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, FBN General Insurance, Bode Opadokun, thanked the organisers for finding the company worthy of the honour. At FBN General Insurance, we do not []

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20:43

CBN to banks: Comply with cheque standard, accreditation scheme Newtelegraph

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has directed deposit money banks (DMBs) and the Nigeria Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS) to ensure compliance with the guidelines on the second edition of the Nigerian Cheque Standard (NCS) and Nigerian Cheque Printers Accreditation Scheme (NICPAS). In a circular posted on its website last weekend, the apex bank stated: []

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20:40

I killed Bademosi for struggling with me Togolese cook Newtelegraph

says: My intention was robbery   Twenty-two-year-old Togolese cook, Mr. Sunday Adefonou Anani, has revealed in chilling details how he murdered Chief Opeyemi Bademosi, 67, at his No. 3B, Onikoyi Lane, Parkview Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos State. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), CSP Chike Oti, made Ananis confession available to journalists yesterday. Anani, []

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20:40

Youths to presidential candidates: No restructuring, no campaign in NDelta Newtelegraph

Niger Delta youth leaders at the weekend warned presidential candidates in the 2019 elections that anyone that failed to embrace restructuring as a political philosophy and pursue such would not be allowed to campaign in the region. They said such candidates should not bother to come to the region to campaign for the elections. The []

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20:40

Man City ease past Man United in derby Newtelegraph

Manchester City have returned to the top of the Premier League table courtesy of a 3-1 victory over local rivals Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium. David Silva opened the scoring for the champions early on, but City failed to build on that advantage until the opening exchanges of the second half when Sergio Aguero []

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20:38

CHI has paid dividends 7 times in 10 years Newtelegraph

  Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Plc had paid dividends to shareholders seven times during the last 10 financial years while some other firms are yet to pay any. Managing Director of the Insurance firm, Mr Eddie Efekoha, disclosed this in Lagos at an interactive session with insurance brokers on Emerging InsurTech Trend, Driving Growth in a []

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19:29

Uganda case could have implications for internet shutdowns in Africa "IndyWatch Feed World"

Digital rights advocates in Uganda are finally getting their day in court.

18:08

Hillary Will Run Again "IndyWatch Feed War"

Reinventing herself as a liberal firebrand, Mrs. Clinton will easily capture the 2020 nomination.

Its been quite a journey. In July 1999, Mrs. Clinton began her independent political career on retiring Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihans farm in upstate New York. Her Senate platform included support for a balanced budget, the death penalty and incremental health-care reform. It was a decisive break from her early-1990s self. Hillary Clinton 2.0 was a moderate, building on the success of her communitarian It Takes a Village appeals and pledging to bring home the bacon for New York. She emphasized her religious background, voiced strong support for Israel, voted for the Iraq war, and took a hard line against Iran.

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But Hillary 2.0 could not overcome Barack Obama, the instant press sensation. During the 2008 presidential campaign, Mrs. Clinton held fast to centrist positions that would have assured her victory in the general election. But progressive leaders and donors abandoned her for the antiwar Mr. Obama. Black voters who had been strong Clinton supporters in New York and Arkansas left her column to elect the first African-American president. History was made, but not by Mrs. Clinton. Though she won more delegates from Democratic primaries, activists in caucus states gave Mr. Obama, who had called her likable enough, the heartbreaking win.

Licking her wounds, Mrs. Clinton served as secretary of state while she planned her comeback. It was during this time that the more liberal Hillary 3.0 emerged. She believed she could never win a primary as a moderate, so she entered the 2016 primary as a progressive like Mr. Obama. Then she moved further left as Sen. Ber...

18:00

EU countries approve arms sales to Saudi, UAE worth 55 times aid to Yemen "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Europe's arms sector is unaccountable and highly influential in the corridors of power, with $86.7bn in approved sales to the Gulf since 2015

17:21

Inside story: the Bush gang "IndyWatch Feed World"

Barrick Gold, caught scrambling for loot amid the corpses in
Zaire, is a corporate front for the George Bush-allied covert
political apparatus. The Canada-based Barrick is Bushs only
known current business enterprise. The company, which
Bush now personally leads, was created by Bushs political
partners-British elite narcotics financiers, and arms traffickers
and money launderers.
Using the influence of this political faction, Barrick acquired
important interests, first in the United States, then in
Canada and South America. In South America, as Barrick
boasts in its 1995 annual report, the company has an aggressive,
long-term approach, with mines and projects established
in strategic locations in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, and
Brazil. Almost two-thirds of the exploration and development
drilling budget will be spent in South America, where
the company has decided to focus its efforts, the annual
report states. In addition, with its intended conquests in Indonesia
and Africa, the firm now says it aims to move from third
to first among the worlds largest gold mining companies.
We present here the results of EIRs investigation of the
Bush company, centering on the following principal figures:
George Herbert Walker Bush, whose father was a partner
in the powerful London-controlled private banking firm
Brown Brothers Harriman. Relevant to the Barrick story,
Bush was U.S. vice president and chief of covert operations
in the Reagan-Bush (1981-89) administration, and U.S. President
(1989-93). As a former President and power broker, Bush
is Barrick Gold Corp. s chief lobbyist, a stockholder in Barrick,
and honorary senior adviser to Barricks international
advisory board.
Adnan Khashoggi, a Bush-allied Saudi billionaire and
arms trafficker, founder of the Barrick Gold Corp.; famous
for his illegal weapons sales to Iran.
Peter Munk, a business failure who became a protege of
the British royal family, and Khashoggis partner. Munk is
chairman of Barrick Gold Corp.
Brian Mulroney, Canadian prime minister (1984-93)
and George Bushs errand boy; Barrick Gold lobbyist and
director, Bushs lieutenant on the Barrick international advisory
board.
Barrick Gold was founded in Toronto, Canada, in 1983
The majority investment in the firm was held by Khashoggi
and his arms-trafficking partners, who were just then gearing
up the Iran-Israel-Nicaragua guns and cocaine tangle which
would explode in 1986 as the Iran-Contra scandal.
The nominal chief of Barrick Gold was Peter Munk, a
...

16:46

BRICS: A Future in Limbo? "IndyWatch Feed War"

The BRICS are not what they intended to be, never really were.

Today its clear that fascist-turned Brazil is out so we are at RICS. There is not much to argue about. The worlds fifth largest economy, Brazil, has failed and betrayed the concept of the BRICS and the world at large. Whether you consider South Africa as a valid member of the BRICS is also questionable. Much of SAs social injustice has actually become worse since the end of apartheid. Ending apartheid was a mere political and legal exercise.

Distribution of power and money in SA have not really changed. To the contrary, it worsened. 80% of all land is still in the hands of white farmers. This is what President Cyril Ramaphosa wants to change drastically, by confiscating white farmers land without compensation and re-distribute it to black farmers, who have no formation of how to run these farms. This is not only utterly unjust and will create internal conflicts, the last thing SA needs, but it is also very inefficient, as farming and agricultural production will decline most likely drastically and SA, a potential exporter of farm and agricultural goods, will become a net importer, a serious hit on South Africans economy.

The principle of redistributing land to the black African society is a solid one. But not by force and not by confiscation without compensation, nor without an elaborate training program for African farmers to lead to a peaceful transfer all of which does takes time and cannot happen over-night. There are too many example of hush-hush land reforms that failed miserably and actually plunged entire societies into poverty and famine. Land reforms YES, but planned and well organized and strategized. Land reforms are long-term propositions. To be successful, they dont happen over night.

On a recent trip to SA, I spoke to several black people, including especially women from townships; i.e., SOWETO, who said they were better off under apartheid.

It is not a scientific statistic, but the fact that some black people dare say that the system that atrociously discriminated, exploited and raped them, was better than todays non-apartheid system, is significant. It is a sad testimony to a generation of SAs democracy.

So, now we could say, the BRICS are down to RIC Russia, India and China.

Does India deserve to belong to a club that has as a goal equality and solidarity?

The caste system, about which very little is written, is a horrible, horrible mechanism of discrimination. And there are no efforts under way to abolish it. To the contrary. The Indian elite likes it it provides cheap labor. Its actually legalized slavehood, totally submissive to the upper class, the higher castes. Its cultural, they say. Is such injustice excusable under principles of tradition? Hardly...

14:59

Defection: 84 Senators, Reps change parties in three years Newtelegraph

Ex-PDP national chair, Gemade, moved from APC to PDP to SDP NAssembly leaders, 26 senators, 56 Reps involved   A record 84 members of both chambers of the 8th National Assembly have, so far dumped the various political parties on which they were elected during the 2015 general elections, an investigation by New Telegraph has []

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14:57

Security operatives search Atikus private jet Newtelegraph

Ex-VP: Agents of state intimidating me, my staff PDP: Its attack on democracy FG: No, its a routine check     There was outrage yesterday as security operatives searched the private jet of former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as he and his political associates touched []

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14:56

APC: State chairmen split over plot to remove Oshiomhole Newtelegraph

Party chair: I didnt meet Tinubu in London   The move to remove the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has split the state chairmen of the party. The state party chairmen were divided over the call for Oshiomholes removal by some party chieftains, especially the governors. Some state chairmen, who spoke []

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14:55

New Telegraph Awards: Proof of public confidence in us BPE Newtelegraph

Transcorp Hotels: Honour shows our Corporate Excellence   The management of Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has commended New Telegraph for nominating the agency as The Most Productive Government Agency. Also, Transcorp Hotels Plc. has expressed joy over the award of Hospitality Brand of the Year, pledging its continued commitment to corporate excellence. The privatisation []

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14:53

8th National Assembly: Defection takes the shine Newtelegraph

It is an unprecedented rate of defection in the 8th National Assembly despite the constitutional provision, which clearly intends to discourage and penalise legislators for dumping the political parties on which they were elected except on rare and exceptional circumstances, FELIX NWANERI, chukwu david and philp nyam report   The framers of the Nigerian Constitution []

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14:52

Kogi gov commissions 3,000 Vigilante Officers to combat crime Newtelegraph

In a bid to maintain her status as one of the most secured states in Nigeria, the Kogi State Government has commissioned about 3,000 men and women as vigilante guards in Lokoja. The initiative, according to Governor Yahaya Bello, is to complement the efforts of other security agencies in the state. The guards, which were []

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14:50

Late-night eating raises heart disease risk Newtelegraph

Scientists in America said late-night meals may pose a risk to heart health. Findings from a new study presented at the American Heart Associations Scientific Sessions annual meeting, found that eating more later in the evening was associated with an increased risk of heart disease.The study was presented at the AHAs 2018 scientific session taking []

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14:44

Banks not negatively impacted by IFRS 9 execution Newtelegraph

Since January 1 2018, all Nigerian banks had adopted the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), which is believed to have negatively impacted lenders performance. But in this interview with Tony Chukwunyem, partner at Ernst & Young (EY) and Head of the firms Assurance business in Nigeria, Mr. Jamiu Olakisan, who specialises in the audit of []

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14:11

Nasrallah to Yemenis: US/Saudis have failed, victory closer than ever before "IndyWatch Feed War"

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14:09

2019: Sanwo-Olu to solve Lagos problems through technology if elected Newtelegraph

Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday promised to partner with technology sector to solve social issues such as creation of employment opportunity, mentoring, entrepreneurship, education, health, transportation and improve the revenue profile of the government if voted for in next years election in the state. Speaking []

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14:07

Unpaid salaries: Labour gives Akeredolu 24 hours ultimatum Newtelegraph

The organized labour in Ondo State has given Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu 24 hours within which to pay backlog of salary arrears being owed or face prolonged industrial action. In a letter signed by State Chairmen of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Joint Negotiating Council (JNC), Tayo Ogunleye, Soladoye Ekundayo and Abel []

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14:03

FG arouses investors interest in Nigerias oil Newtelegraph

Kachikwu, Tinubu advocate Nigerian Agenda for 1,900 CEOs, stakeholders The Federal Government has secured more interest from investors for the Nigerias multi-billion dollars oil and gas industry. The government did this at the just concluded African Oil Week (AOW) in South Africa through the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board []

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14:02

Champion Breweries: High costs cut earnings Newtelegraph

High cost of operations, the shift in consumer patterns in the light of the economic situation in the country and corresponding squeeze on disposal income are taking tolls on the earnings of Champion Breweries Plc. Chris Ugwu writes   With government revenues declining and public sector workers going unpaid for months, consumers of brewery products []

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13:47

Adepoju to Eagles: Finish the job in Joburg Newtelegraph

  says team will miss Ighalo   Ex-international, Mutiu Adepoju, has tasked the Super Eagles to complete the qualification job when they face the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in Johannesburg this weekend in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers. Super Eagles are currently top of the table after recording three successive wins against Seychelles []

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13:46

Buhari wants stringent actions against illicit financial flows Newtelegraph

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for stringent actions against perpetrators of illicit financial flows, including a crackdown on the safe havens. The Presisent warned that continuous impunity would encourage more pilfering of countries resources to the detriment of the poor and vulnerable populace. The President was speaking at the first edition of the Paris Peace []

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13:46

Man dies during sex with lover in Anambra hotel Newtelegraph

A 65-year-old man, Mr. Obi Nwoda, has reportedly collapsed and died while making love to his 34-year-old lover, Ifeoma Ayinka, in a hotel room. The incident occurred on Saturday at Desires and Leisure Hotel, Agu Awka in Aniocha Local Government Area of Anambra State. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Haruna Mohammed, confirmed []

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13:44

Curbing posting of nude pictures on Internet Newtelegraph

There appears a lacuna in Section 24 (1) of the Cybercrime Act 2015 which prescribes N7 million fine and 3 years imprisonment for an offence of posting nude pictures on the Internet without compensation for victims of the crime. But lawyers believe otherwise. AKEEM NAFIU reports   Sequel to her inability to raise N200, 000 []

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13:44

Amangbo charges Golden Eaglets over discipline Newtelegraph

affirms Zenith Banks commitment to youth sports     The MD/CEO of Zenith Bank, Peter Amangbo, has charged the players of the countrys U-17 team, the Golden Eaglets, to be more disciplined as their talents alone cannot take them to the pinnacle of their career. Amangbo made this appealed during the visit of the Golden []

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13:44

Ogunade: Nigerias insecurity is politically motivated Newtelegraph

Mr. Wale Ogunade is the President, Voters Awareness Initiative. In this interview with AKEEM NAFIU, he speaks on the on-going debate about new minimum wage for workers, bribery allegations against Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, proliferation and stockpiling of weapons ahead of 2019 polls and sundry issues     Do you agree with the Minister []

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13:44

Proof of Aliens In Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Relics Hidden In Rockefeller Museum "IndyWatch Feed World"

While the US government and its military industrial cutouts continue to drip-drip-drip the faucet of partial disclosure, we have evidence dating back to ancient Egypt and one of the most revered religious temples in the land pointing to an absolute existence of UFOs, and likely alien encounters by prehistoric people. The Temple of Seti was []

13:30

When milk turns sour "IndyWatch Feed World"

Farmers worldwide face an existential threat as milk prices slump, though dairy processing giants are making windfall gains. Jitendra takes stock in India, Kenya and Germany.

When milk turns sour "IndyWatch Feed World"

Farmers worldwide face an existential threat as milk prices slump, though dairy processing giants are making windfall gains. Jitendra takes stock in India, Kenya and Germany.

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Anna Von Reitz -- More Smoke and Mirrors from Manna World Holdings Trust "IndyWatch Feed World"

Sunday, November 11, 2018

More Smoke and Mirrors from Manna World Holdings Trust



Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz

So now Kim Goguen aka "Kim Possible" is going all the way back to Ramses to try to justify her position.

Ramses was my Uncle. We used to call him "Ram-bubba" behind his back. Take a look at my slanted toes and the gold flecks in my eyes. No, that isn't a sign of liver trouble. It's royal Egyptian DNA .

But nobody cares and neither do I.

When people die in actual fact --- as opposed to dying on paper due to government-led legal chicanery --- they leave behind their earthly possessions. By laws long established, their assets are passed on to their heirs. And that's that.

If their heirs lose those inherited possessions by fair means, there is no recourse for that.

If their heirs are the victims of fraud, however, there is recourse.

We, the American States and People, have been the victims of fraud.

Ramses and his Heirs just had bad luck.

They ran into the Romans, remember? And then the Romans ran into the Visigoths? (They were also my ancestors, BTW.) And then the Visigoths married into the French Celtic Kingdoms and that gave rise to the trans-English Channel Kingdom of Camailoth circa 500 A.D. ..... and that gave rise to William of Normandy.... who controlled both England and large sections of France...and that led to the Amoricans settling in England and Ireland and to their eventual migration to guess where?

America!...

11:36

France's Macron: Nationalism Is A Form Of Treason "IndyWatch Feed World"

While hosting an assembly of other fiat criminal organization leaders to commemorate the centennial of the 1918 Armistice, France's Macron stated that nationalism is a form of treason against "our values" (archived). He repeated tired Pantsuit talking points in a effort to cleave nationalism out of the definition of patriotism, by suggesting patriotism involves necessarily loving the Nation of Africa as much as one's own country. Further, the proponent of femal senior intergenerational marriage called for an era of progess built from "science", presumably using the common Pantsuit misconception of science as a belief system.

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GEORGIA ELECTION UPDATE: Kemp's Lead Shrinks, Abrams to File New Lawsuit 
Abrams campaign readies federal lawsuit seeking more ballots to be counted

November 10, 2018
JOHN AMIS/AP

The Georgia governors race between Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp has not been called yet.  The states votes, in which Kemp has the lead, are expected to be certified next week.

The unsettled race for Georgia governor tightened over the weekend as Democrat Stacey Abrams prepared litigation to force the counting of more provisional ballots, while Republican Brian Kemps campaign said her refusal to concede was a disgrace to democracy.

The clash heightened as a cache of 5,500 provisional and mail-in ballots were reported that showed Kemps lead over Abrams shrinking slightly to about 59,000 votes. Some came from counties that days earlier reported all votes had been tallied.

The newly-reported votes overwhelmingly tilted to Abrams and triggered a wave of celebration for Abrams supporters. But she still needs to net about 22,000 votes to force a Dec. 4 runoff, and there arent many votes that have yet to be reported.

Its unclear, however, just how many votes are still outstanding. Kemps campaign said there are so few remaining that its mathematically impossible for Abrams to win, but the Democrat said theres a larger cache of votes still unreported.

No major media outlet has yet called the race, and with a margin this tight they are likely awaiting the certification of the votes this week. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution does not call election contests.

Abrams hopes rest largely on provisional ballots cast by voters whose information often could not be immediately verified at polling places. Not all the ballots will be counted, but the Democrat hopes there are enough to gain ground on Kemp.

Race is not over

A federal lawsuit readied by the Abrams campaign could change the dynamic.

It asks the court to require absentee ballots rejected for arbitrary reasons, such as a mistake in a birthdate or missing information, to be counted. As many as 2,000 ballots were dismissed because of such problems.

And it would require counties t...

11:21

Black November: Its Time to Reaffirm the Resistance of the Brazilian People "IndyWatch Feed War"

Wesley Lima The National Black Consciousness Day, November 20, recalls the death of Zumbi dos Palmares, the late leader of the quilombo of Palmares, who was murdered in 1695. For decades the month of November has become a reference for activities that inspire struggle, resistance and the rebelliousness of black people, who historically have been...

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US Polls Neither Free Nor Fair
OPINION & ANALYSIS CONTRIBUTOR
Mehdi Hasan

Voter suppression. Disenfranchisement. Gerrymandering.

Can (last) Tuesdays midterms in the United States really be considered free and fair elections? Perhaps we should consult with the experts.

Few Americans have heard of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe; even fewer are aware that OSCE observers have been keeping tabs on US elections since 2002, at the invitation of the US State Department.

On October 26, the OSCEs Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights in Washington, DC, issued an interim report on the 2018 midterms. It didnt make for pleasant reading.

The right to vote is subject to many limitations, warned the report, with racial minorities disproportionately impacted.

This isnt the first time the OSCE has sounded the alarm.

In the wake of the 2016 presidential race, OSCE observers praised the US for holding a highly competitive election while also criticising a campaign characterised by harsh personal attacks, as well as intolerant rhetoric and changes to election rules that were often motivated by partisan interests, adding undue obstacles for voters.

Suffrage rights, the 2016 observers concluded, were not guaranteed for all citizens, leaving sections of the population without the right to vote.

Is that what a free and fair election is supposed to look like?

It should be a source of shame that the United States, once held up as a model to emerging democracies around the globe, now needs outside observers to remind it of its most basic democratic obligations.

The OSCE mission to the US began in 2002, in response to the serious shortcomings in the 2000 presidential election, which saw tens of thousands of black voters in Florida purged from electoral rolls and prevented from voting.

But have these international observers succeeded in nudging the US in a more democratic direction? Not quite.  The OSCEs final report on the 2016 presidential election issued a series of recommendations to US officials, including:

To meet requirements regarding the equality of the vote, states should consider the establishment of indepe...

11:20

US tells Saudi crown prince that Khashoggi killers will be held accountable "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Pompeo also reiterates US call for cessation of hostilities in Yemen, in phone call with crown prince

11:16

Afro-Colombians and Indigenous Peoples Struggle for Water "IndyWatch Feed War"

Francia Mrquez In a recent report from Colombias national health institute, only 15.1 % of people living in the Colombian countryside (barely 900,000 people) have access to good quality water. Water is guaranteed mostly to the urban people living in the city. The population that does not have water is mostly in the Colombian-Pacific and...

11:15

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Zimbabwe Bread Supply Begins to Normalize
LEVI MUKARATI
Zimbabwe Sunday Mail

Bread supplies have markedly improved after millers upped flour deliveries to bakers from 200 tonnes per day last month to 650 tonnes.

Bakers require about 800 tonnes of flour daily, and supplies are expected to normalise in a fortnight.

More than 200 trucks were dispatched to the Port of Beira, Mozambique last week to complement rail deliveries.

The National Railways of Zimbabwe has been moving an average of 20 wagons daily against a target of 60 wagons, which caused supply bottlenecks on the local market.

Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe chairperson Mr Tafadzwa Musarara told The Sunday Mail last week that they were expecting flour supplies to bakers to normalise by November 25.

Small bakeries and confectionaries, who had been cut off last month, are now receiving supplies.

We have procured another shipment of about 30 000 metric tonnes of wheat which will be docking at Beira on November 25. If this consignment is paid for in time we should have enough supplies for the festive season, said Mr Musarara.

The country is now on a recovery path and as of (last Friday), our flour supplies to bakeries have risen to about 70 percent and we anticipate that in the next 10 days, we should be able to meet demand.

This improvement is because of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, which has paid in full the entire wheat consignment we received last month.

Wheat harvests will augment supplies.

Zimbabwe expects to harvest between 120 000 and 200 000 tonnes of wheat about half of annual national requirements.

Panic buying has not helped the situation, with indications being that where Zimbabweans consumed 1,2 million loaves of bread daily, demand had shot up to 1,8 million loaves in the past two months.

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Hundreds Flee After Boko Haram Raid in Northeast Nigeria
Sun Nov 11, 2018 04:20PM
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Residents walk past burnt houses following multiple attacks by Boko Haram Takfiri terrorists at Dalori and other neighboring villages outside the Borno state capital of Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria, on November 1, 2018. (Photo by AFP)

Hundreds of villagers fled their homes in Nigeria's northeast late on Saturday after an attack by militants from the Boko Haram group, militia officials and witnesses said.

No casualties were reported but the raid highlighted fragile security in Nigeria's northeast, where the army is still battling to end a conflict that erupted in 2009.

Militants arrived in trucks in Jimmi, 5 km (3 miles) from Maiduguri city, and opened fire, setting homes ablaze and also attacking an informal refugee camp.

"Boko Haram terrorists this evening attacked Jimmi village," militia leader in Maiduguri Musa Ari said. They burnt homes in Jimmi and tents in the camp."

Military authorities scrambled reinforcements and fighter jets to repel the attack, said militia leader Ibrahim Liman.

Panicked villagers from the area fled to nearby Maiduguri, capital of Borno state which along with neighboring Yobe state has been at the center of the militant insurgency.

"We left our village to escape Boko Haram who attacked our neighbors in Jimmi," said Bale-Shuwa village resident Suleiman Balarabe.

He said villagers saw military jets flying overhead towards Jimmi.

"The sounds of guns coming from Jimmi terrified us and made us leave our homes because we were afraid they were going to attack our neighborhood," said Sanda Gini, a resident of Jiddari-Polo area on the outskirts of Maiduguri.

In April, scores of Boko Haram fighters launched a gun attack on Jiddari-Polo when they advanced on Giwa barracks where hundreds of their militant comrades are being detained.

Insurgents fired automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades at troops before they were repelled with aerial support.

Despite government insistence Boko Haram militants are near defeat, in recent months the militant group has carried out major attacks on...

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Nigeria Court Refuses to Release Zakzaky on Bail
Wed Nov 7, 2018 05:36PM
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The file photo shows supporters marching with a banner to press for the release of Nigerian Muslim cleric Ibrahim Zakzaky on May 14, 2018 in Abuja. (Photo by AFP)

A Nigerian court has refused to grant bail to top Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, days after more than 40 of his supporters were killed during protests demanding his release.

Zakzaky, the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), has been held in detention since December 2015 and was charged just in April with murder, culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, disruption of public peace and other accusations. He has pleaded not guilty.

 The court refused to grant him bail," Zakzakys lawyer Maxwell Kyon said.

His legal team had urged his release, saying he is suffering from health issues that require urgent medical care abroad but the court denied the request.

But the state high court in the northern city of Kaduna said on Wednesday that no substantial medical evidence was provided to grant Zakzaky bail.

Zakzaky would remain in custody throughout the period of his trial. The upcoming hearing will take place on January 22.

"We are disappointed with the court's decision," said Ibrahim Musa, an IMN spokesman.

He stressed that Zakzaky should have been granted bail due to poor health, adding that "We will keep on with our protests in Abuja and other cities."

The hearing comes after several peaceful protests staged by IMN supporters last month in demand for Zakzakys release. Nigerian security forces opened fire with live ammunition on IMN members in the capital, Abuja, leaving 47 people killed.

Before Zakzaky was charged, the Nigerian government has refused to set him free despite the ruling of a Federal High Court, which ordered Zakzakys unconditional release in 2016.

The top cleric, who is in his mid-sixties, lost his left eyesight in a raid which was carried out by the Nigerian army on his residence in the northern town of Zaria in December 2015.

During the raid, Zakzakys wife sustained serious wounds too and more than 300 of his followers and three of his sons were killed. Zakzaky, his wife, and...

11:00

Brazil: Army Chief Admits Threatening Supreme Court to Jail Lula "IndyWatch Feed War"

Editorial Comment:  It is clear that under the current regime, there is no security. Any political or ideological opponent is at risk of arbitrary arrest and detention. Brian Mier On April 3, on the eve of the judgment which resulted in the arrest of former President Luiz Incio Lula da Silva and his subsequent removal...

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Yemeni War Deaths Have Been Underestimated by 5 to 1 "IndyWatch Feed War"

Nicolas J. S. Davies An NGO responsible for reporting on war deaths in Yemen has acknowledged that it has underestimated the casualties in the three-year-old conflict by at least five to one. Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project had originally estimated that about 10,000 people had been killed in the war in Yemen, roughly...

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Top Saudis Discussed Assassinating Irans General Soleimani in 2017, Sources Tell NY Times
Sun Nov 11, 2018 08:54PM
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Irans Major General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of Irans Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)

Saudi Major General Ahmed al-Assiri, who has allegedly been fired over killing of Jamal Khashoggi, took part at a meeting in Riyadh in 2017 that involved plans to assassinate the kingdoms determined enemy, Irans Major General Qassem Soleimani as well as sabotaging Irans economy, The New York Times reports, citing three sources familiar with the matter.

The March 2017 meeting in Riyadh, brought together businessmen that pitched a $2 billion plan to use private intelligence operatives to sabotage the Iranian economy, read the report released Sunday.

Top Saudi intelligence officials close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman asked a small group of businessmen last year about using private companies to assassinate Iranian enemies of the kingdom, it said.

As the meeting came at a time that bin Salman was consolidating his power in the kingdom, the report concludes that planning for assassinations, like that of dissident journalist Khashoggi, started since the beginning of Prince Mohammeds ascent.

Assiris top aides also inquired about killing Irans General Soleimani as the attendees were trying to win Saudi funding for their plan, read the report by the US daily.

Irans foreign ministry has accused Washington of seeking to wage an extensive psychological war against Tehran, insisting that such US measures are not worthy of much concern.

The new revelation adds to the embarrassment the US ally is facing in the wake of Khashoggis assassination at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul as well as violation of human rights in the war on Yemen.

The interest in assassinations, covert operations and military campaigns like the war in Yemen overseen by Prince Mohammed is a change for the kingdom, which historically has avoided an adventurous foreign policy that could create instability and imperil Saudi Arabias comfortable position as one of the worlds largest oil suppliers, added the report.

A senior Turkish journa...

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Saudi-led Invaders Face Stiff Resistance in Push to Seize Hudaydah
Sun Nov 11, 2018 08:38AM
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Saudi-backed militants and mercenaries gather on the eastern outskirts of Hudaydah as part of their push to capture the port city on November 10, 2018. (Photo by AFP)

Yemeni officials say a massive Saudi push against Hudaydah on the west coast of Yemen has been defeated, with a number of Sudanese mercenaries killed or captured. 

Based on reports, fighting reached residential streets on Sunday, with locals and Houthi fighters mounting fierce resistance to the invaders.

Medics and military sources say more than 60 combatants have been killed on both sides over the past 24 hours.

A source with the Saudi-led militants was quoted by Agence France-Presse as saying that the toll included more than 40 Houthi fighters and about 20 loyalists to the former Yemeni regime.

The invaders have been pushing to enter the strategic port city since 10 days ago, trying to advance on Hudaydah's docks which are the lifeline for vital humanitarian aid to the impoverished country.

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have deployed thousands of additional troops after seeing their campaign launched in June to seize Hudaydah thwarted by Houthi fighters and their allies in the Yemeni army.

On Saturday, reports suggested the invaders had seized the main hospital in the city. The invading forces also saw the Jabaliyah and Matineh areas in Hudaydah retaken by the city's protectors.

According to AFP, Hudaydah fighters have put up fierce resistance to the Saudi push towards the city's vital docks, which are the point of entry for 80 percent of Yemen's commercial imports and nearly all UN-supervised humanitarian aid.

The recapture of Jabaliyah cut supply lines to the invaders, drawing praise from Sana'a-based Yemeni Defense Minister Major General Mohamed Nasser al-Atefi.

"The aggressors were defeated with all their power and equipment," he said in remarks aired on al-Masirah TV as he praised "the children of Tihamah," referring to the general area in Yemen's west coast.

"The children of Tihamah proved to the Yemeni nation that they are ready to sacrifice their lives in defending the west coast....

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Battle for Hodeidah: More Than 40 Houthis Killed in 24 Hours
Al Jazeera

Pro-government forces close in on rebel-held Yemeni city, killing at least 43 Houthis in ground offensive and air raids.

At least 43 Houthis have been killed in Yemen's flashpoint city of Hodeidah over the past 24 hours as pro-government forces close in on rebel-held areas in the east of the city.

Medics at a hospital in Hodeidah said on Sunday the Houthi fighters had been killed in overnight ground fighting and air attacks by a Saudi-UAE alliance supporting Yemeni troops.

A source at Hodeidah's military hospital told the AFP news agency that dozens of wounded rebels were transferred to hospitals in the provinces of Sanaa and Ibb, further inland.

Meanwhile, a source at a hospital in the government-held town of Mocha, about 170km south of Hodeidah city, said that nine Yemeni soldiers had been killed in clashes there.

Hodeidah, a large city on Yemen's Red Sea coast, is the latest battleground between the Houthis and the Saudi-UAE alliance which has been fighting for control over the country for the past three and a half years.

Since November 3, there have been more than 200 air attacks reported in the city, with the AFP reporting at least 400 dead fighters.

The United Nations has put the civilian death toll at 23 and has said that about 445,000 civilians have been internally displaced.

'Victory is coming'

On Saturday, Yemeni forces seized Hodeidah's main hospital and an industrial complex as they pressed further into the city.

"Today, with God's help, we've been able to take over Thabit Brothers Industrial complex in the east of the city," said a fighter from the Amalqa (Giants) Brigade, a military unit loyal to the Yemeni government.

"In the next hours, we'll have control of more areas of the city. Victory is coming."

Aid agencies have long warned that fighting in Hodeidah risks escalating the country's dire humanitarian crisis.

More than 70 percent of the country's food, aid, fuel and commercial goods used to enter into Yemen through the city's port.

Mariam Aldogani, Save the Children's field coordinator, spoke of intense air raids in the city.

"In t...

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Street Battles Rage in Yemen's Hodeidah, Civilians Caught in Crossfire
Mohammed Ghobari

ADEN (Reuters) - Street battles raged on Sunday in residential areas of Yemens main port city of Hodeidah, forcing medical staff to flee the largest hospital, as Houthi insurgents tried to repel forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition.

Residents said they saw bodies of seven civilians killed in clashes in southern suburbs, with both sides using mortar shells, anti-aircraft guns and assault rifles in the fight for the Houthi-held city, a lifeline for millions of Yemenis.

The coalition has renewed its offensive on Hodeidah as Western allies, including the United States, called for a ceasefire to support U.N.-led efforts to end the nearly four-year war that has killed more than 10,000 and pushed the country to the brink of starvation.

Medical sources at al-Thawra hospital told Reuters that several staff members and patients able to move had fled the complex. It was not immediately clear how many patients remained inside.

The Houthis are reinforcing their positions near the hospital and that is what scared people, said one staff member.

Hospital spokesman Khaled Attiyah told Reuters that doctors and nurses continued their work in departments such as intensive care, the burns ward and the emergency room despite the panic.

Last week, rights groups said the Houthis had raided the May 22 hospital in the citys eastern suburbs and posted gunmen on the roof, endangering doctors and patients.

The United Nations and aid groups have warned that a full-scale assault on Hodeidah, an entry point for 80 percent of the countrys food imports and relief supplies, could trigger a famine in the already impoverished Arabian Peninsula state.

More than two dozen senior Obama administration officials, including former National Security Advisor Susan Rice and former CIA Director John Brennan, called on U.S. President Donald Trump to cease all support for the war.

In a telephone call with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated Washingtons call for a cessation of hostilities and for all parties to come to the table to negotiate a peaceful solution to the conflict, the State Department said....

09:15

Journalist Throws Shoe at Dissident Yemeni Minister during Press Conference in Riyadh: Video "IndyWatch Feed War"

Journalist Throws Shoe at Dissident Yemeni Minister during Press Conference in Riyadh: Video November 11, 2018 The dissident information minister in the Yemeni salvation government Abdol Salam Jaber was surprised by one of the journalists throwing his shoe at him while attending the formers press conference in Riyadh. It is worth noting that the Yemeni []

08:57

Muslim Boys Attack Toddler Leaving 15 Bite Marks On Her Face Media Blackout "IndyWatch Feed World"

A toddler has been scarred for life after being bitten 15 times by Somali boys who took at least ten chunks out of her face and then strangled her until she was blue and [...]

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08:46

Houthis Kill Dozens Of Saudi-Backed Fighters And Repel New Attacks On Al-Hudaydah (Map) "IndyWatch Feed War"

Houthis Kill Dozens Of Saudi-Backed Fighters And Repel New Attacks On Al-Hudaydah (Map)

Click to see full-size map, By: iswnews.com

The Houthis repelled two attacks by the Saudi-led coalition and its Yemeni proxies near the area of Kilo 16 and south of the airport of the city of al-Hudaydah on the western Yemeni coast, Brigadier General Yahya Sari, a spokesman of the Yemeni Armed Forces [an ally of the Houthis], said on November 11.

Enemy warplanes attempted to support its forces by conducting dozens of airstrikes However, its forces failed to achieve any advance in the field, Brig. Gen. Sari added.

According to the Yemeni military spokesman, the Houthis killed 40 Saudi-backed Yemeni fighters and injured 60 others during the clashes around al-Hudaydah. 12 military vehicles of the Saudi-led coalition were also destroyed with anti-tank weapons.

The Houthis didnt only repel the new attacks, but also struck several positions and gathering of Saudi-led coalition troops on the western coast of Yemen with artillery and armed drones, according to the Yemeni al-Masirah TV.

The Saudi-led coalition failed to advance around or inside al-Hudaydah during the last three days, which indicates that the Houthis are once again re-gaining the initiative.

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07:00

Fabricated Guardian Stories Aid Violent Failed Coup in Nicaragua "IndyWatch Feed War"

Nora McCurdy Cathedral protests highlight Ortegas broken Alliance with Nicaraguas church an article in todays Guardian by Toby Stirling has no true facts this has become typical of The Guardians reporting on Nicaragua. Even the pictures used are full of lies. The opposition put a number of crosses around the Managua Cathedral a few...

06:34

The CFA franc, a colonial vestige from France in Africa (Ana Fuentes) "IndyWatch Feed World"

11/11/2018 - Since 1945, France has the last word on the currency used by 155 million people in 15 African countries.   Melania Trump wasnt very inspired in her visit to Kenya in October when ...

05:30

Hoopoe calls, video "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video is about the hoopoe bird and its call.

This species live in Europe, Asia and Africa.

05:20

US Ends Refueling of Saudi Coalition Aircraft in Yemen Conflict "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM)  One of the most visible aspects of direct US involvement in the Saudi invasion of Yemen, mid-air refueling of Saudi warplanes bombing the...

04:44

ASUU decries detention of Bauchi chapter chairman Newtelegraph

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) chapters of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) and Bauchi State University, Gadau, had decried the detention of ATBU chapter Chairman, Dr Adamu Babayo, by the Department of State Services (DSS). The Vice Chairman of the association, Dr Ibrahim Maina, condemned the action at a joint press conference []

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04:36

Osun poll: PDP wants NJC to probe relocation of election tribunal Newtelegraph

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the National Judicial Council (NJC) to probe the sudden relocation of the sitting of the Osun Governorship Election petition Tribunal to Abuja. The party, in a statement by its State Chairman, Soji Adagunodo on Sunday in Osogbo, said the tribunal was relocated without informing counsel to the []

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04:35

Archaeologists unearth 4,500-year-old 'untouched' tomb in Egypt "IndyWatch Feed World"

When archaeologists made their way through a 4,500-year-old necropolis and found an extraordinarily rare collection of mummified cats and beetles, they could hardly imagine their exploration would lead on to something even bigger. On Saturday, a team of explorers crept through walls dating back to about 2,500 BC and unearthed a collection of cat mummies and scarab beetles as they scavenged through the Sarraq necropolis on the edge of the King Userkaf pyramid complex. Two scarab beetles were found in a limestone sarcophagus with a vaulted, decorated lid, the antiquities minister said in a statement.

04:30

Boko Haram steals 200 cows, 300 sheep and goats in BornoNEMA Newtelegraph

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Sunday said Boko Haram insurgents came on a robbery mission on Saturday night at Bale Shuwa village in Jere Local government of Borno state and made away with cows, sheep and goats. Alhaji Bashir Garga, NEMAs Northeast Zonal Coordinator, made the disclosure in a statement in Maiduguri. Garga []

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04:28

Stop using sniper to preserve beans, Audu Ogbeh begs traders Newtelegraph

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, on Sunday expressed displeasure at the use of chemicals for food preservation and fruit ripening. Ogbeh said in an interview with journalists in Otukpo, Benue, that the act was detrimental to human health and the environment. Sniper is very dangerous; people also use carbide to []

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04:27

Troops kill 2 Boko Haram commanders, reclaim communities in Borno Newtelegraph

The Nigeria Army on Sunday said its troops had killed two Boko Haram commanders and reclaimed some communities in the ongoing clearance operations in Borno. The army in its twitter handles, said that the commanders identified as Abu Rajal and Tuja Sainna Banki, were killed in the operation. Recall that troops of 25 Task Force []

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04:26

65-year-old man dies during sex with lover Newtelegraph

A man said to be about 65 years has been reported dead while having sex at a hotel in Awka, Anambra. The man, identified as Mr Obi Nwoda, checked into the hotel with a lady on Saturday. According to the management of the hotel, the woman was leaving the hotel alone and when she was []

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04:23

EFCC confirms moves to extradite Diezani Alison-Madueke Newtelegraph

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says the process for the extradition of Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum, from the UK has begun. Tony Orilade, acting spokesman of the commission, disclosed this in an interview with NAN on Sunday in Abuja. Orilade said the EFCCs operations department has made a presentation to the []

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04:19

BREAKING: DSS searches Atikus plane as he returns from Dubai Newtelegraph

Operatives of the Department of State Services in the early hours of Sunday swopped on the private jet of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar. Mr Atiku made this known in a tweet from his official Twitter handle. The former Vice President, who had been in Dubai, []

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04:07

Why Yemeni War Deaths are Five Times Higher Than Youve Been Led to Believe "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Nicolas J S Davies, CounterPunch

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In April, I made new estimates of the death toll in Americas post-2001 wars in a three-part Consortium News report. I estimated that these wars have now killed several million people.  I explained that widely reported but much lower estimates of the numbers of combatants and civilians killed were likely to be only one fifth to one twentieth of the true numbers of people killed in U.S. war zones. Now one of the NGOs responsible for understating war deaths in Yemen has acknowledged that it was underestimating them by at least five to one, as I suggested in my report.

One of the sources I examined formy report was a U.K.-based NGO named ACLED (Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project), which has compiled counts of war deaths in Libya, Somalia and Yemen.  At that time, ACLED estimated that about 10,000 people had been killed in the war in Yemen, about the same number as the WHO (World Health Organization), whose surveys are regularly cited as estimates of war deaths in Yemen by UN agencies and the worlds media.  Now ACLED estimates the true number of people killed in Yemen is probably between 70,000 and 80,000.

ACLEDs estimates do not include the thousands of Yemenis who have died from the indirect causes of the war, such as starvation, malnutrition and preventable diseases like diphtheria and cholera. UNICEF reported in December 2016 that a child was dying every ten minutes in Yemen, and the humanitarian crisis has only worsened since then, so the total of all deaths caused directly and indirectly by the war must by now number in the hu...

04:00

Armistice Day First "IndyWatch Feed War"

By John LaForge

It gets harder to commemorate World War I, because of time and the publics embrace of, or indifference to, a permanent war economy.

About the Great War British novelist H.G. Wells wrote on August 14, 1914, This is already the vastest war in history. For this is now a war for peace. It aims straight at disarmament. It aims at a settlement that shall stop this sort of thing for ever. Every soldier who fights against Germany now is a crusader against war. This, the greatest of all wars, is not just another war it is the last war!

Optimists said it would be short, Home by Christmas! Instead, it was the worst bloodbath to date with an estimated 16 to 37 million dead. Combat and other acts of war killed at least seven million civilians and more than 10 million military personnel, while diseases, hunger, pogroms and targeted genocide killed millions more. Rather than for ever stopping war, the unprecedented wartime profiteering and victors imposition of vengeful reparations set the stage for World War IIs 70 million fatalities, and the nearly continuous string of money-making legalized murder that has continued since. One low estimate is that since war to end all war, about 100 million people have died in war zones.

Armistice Day was established in 1919 to revere the peace, and to remember and commemorate WW Is the suffering, horror, fear, pain, and loss. In 1918, the headlines roared: Armistice Signed, End of the War! and Armistice Day was grounded in the near universal revulsion against wars dreadful costs, futility, graft, pointlessness and particularly against the corruptions and cold ambitions of the politicians who prolonged the conflict. Todays US government annually spend hundreds of billions on weapons production jobs that our xenophobic fearmongering and its consequent wars sustain. As long as US allies keep trading their oil and cash for US guns, even barbaric, medieval dictatorships like Saudi Arabia (which has beheaded 600 prison convicts since 2014) are coddled, pampered, guided and supplied militarily in its ghastly war of deliberately induced pandemics and malnutrition against Yemen.

In September 2014, on a visit to Italys largest military cemetery, the Pope warned of a piecemeal World War III that may have already begun with dozens of ongoing, undeclared wars, official crimes, state-sponsored fighter jet and drone attacks, and specialized commando raids the world over. A short list of current warring includes US combat in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia; civil wars in Nigeria, Maghreb, Libya, and South Sudan; and the Mexican drug war. Pope Francis said about all this, Even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, and destruction.

I...

03:38

British and Israeli Assistance to U.S. Strategies of Torture "IndyWatch Feed War"

British and Israeli Assistance to U.S. Strategies of Torture and Counter- insurgency in Central and Latin America, 1967-96: An Argument Against Complexification

Ian Almond1

Although the role of the U.S. in supporting the anti-democratic, counter-revolutionary movements, governments, and dictatorships that flourished in Latin America from the 1960s to the 1990s is well known, this article examines the support provided to the U.S. by other countries. Principally this support was provided by Israel and the United Kingdom, but other countries were also involved, such as South Africa, Taiwan, France, and even Saudi Arabia. The article argues that a clear material framework underlies the assistance given by these countries. It also identifies a number of cultural and historical reasons why anti-democratic governments in Latin America found particular political empathy in Israel.

Further Reading: http://financeandsociety.ed.ac.uk/ojs-images/financeandsociety/JCGS_6_3.pdf



02:24

Western media suddenly 'discovers' Saudi war crimes in Yemen from Khashoggi fallout "IndyWatch Feed World"

Nothing illustrates the cynical and deceitful nature of Western "journalism" better than the recent, apparent US-Saudi fallout in the wake of the alleged death of Washington Post Saudi correspondent, Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi allegedly disappeared and has been reported killed at the hands of Saudi consulate staff in Istanbul, Turkey. Of course, the US, UK, EU, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia are among the most dubious actors in modern geopolitics. Ascertaining the truth regarding the events surrounding Khashoggi may ultimately turn out to be an insurmountable task. But the various narratives and reactions of Western political and media circles still provides us insight into the true character of Western international relations including extreme hypocrisy regarding human rights, the use and abuse of Western media platforms to selectively cover events around the globe to favor Western interests, and the ultimate fate that awaits other US "allies."

02:24

Muslim scholar: Humanity was relieved of oppression only when Islam spread its wings throughout the world "IndyWatch Feed War"

Humanity was relieved of oppression and exploitation, and of the plundering of resources and the denial of rights only when Islam spread its wings throughout the world. Before that what did the Romans do in Egypt? What did they do in Libya? What did they do in Syria and in Palestine? What did they []

01:31

Australia: Jihad murderers family is well known and respected within the Somali community in Melbourne "IndyWatch Feed War"

Police say his family is well known and respected within the Somali community in Melbourne. They attended the Virgin Mary Mosque in Hoppers Crossing, west of Melbourne. Shire Ali most commonly attended prayer in Melbournes northern suburbs. Are these mosques being investigated? If not, they should be. The tendency among law enforcement officials in the []

00:47

Overview Of Battle For Yemens Al-Hudaydah On November 11, 2018 (Map) "IndyWatch Feed War"

Overview Of Battle For Yemen's Al-Hudaydah On November 11, 2018 (Map)

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On November 11, forces of the Saudi-UAE-led coalition continued their push to capture the Yemeni city of al-Hudaydah from the Ansar Allah movement (also known as the Houthis). The current phase of the coalition forces advance is pursuing two main goals:

  • to encircle the city of al-Hudaydah;
  • to isolate the al-Hudaydah airport from the rest of the city;

If these goals are achieved, the coalition will be able to isolate two main resistance points of Ansar Allah and its allies in western Yemen from the rest of the Ansar Allah-controlled part of Yemen. Then, the coalition will be able to start storming the city itself engaging Ansar Allah forces by all existing means and mearues, including warplanes.

In turn, Ansar Allah is working to prevent the encirclement of al-Hudaydah. The most intense clashes are currently ongoing east of the city. At the same time, the Yemeni movement carried a successfull attack on supply lines of the coalition forces south of al-Hudaydah.

The ongoing battle for al-Hudaydah may become a turning point for the Saudi-UAE-led intervention in Yemen. If the coalition captures the city, it will increase its chances to take an upper hand in the conflict. However, if A...

00:40

Media, censorship and wars "IndyWatch Feed World"

Dr. David Hughes speaking in Lincoln, England on fake news, censorship and war

From the World Socialist Web Site in Britain:

10 November 2018

An important conference, held in Lincoln November 4 as part of the Economic and Social Research Councils Festival of Social Science, heard detailed reports on the relationship between media censorship and war.

Organised by Dr. David Hughes, Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Lincoln, it was titled Scrutinising the Media: Fake News, Censorship, and War. An audience comprising students and concerned members of the public listened attentively and posed questions.

Hughes delivered three half-hour sessions, each followed by a 15-minute Q&A. War and the media provided examples of the ways in which the media has historically been used to condition public opinion in favour of war. Beginning with the Committee on Public Information in the United States (1917-1919, also known as the Creel Commission) and World War I, it worked forward to today and British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) coverage, or non-coverage, of the Saudi-led intervention into Yemen.

Media suppression of the My Lai massacre in Vietnam and US carpet bombing of Cambodia was cited, as was the use of a PR firm to train the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador to the US to fake an emotional testimony about Iraqi soldiers removing babies from their incubators to legitimise the 1991 Gulf War.

The New York Times Butcher of the Balkans rhetoric in 1992directed against Slobodan Milosevicwas juxtaposed to the 2016 decision by the International Criminal Tribuna...

Sunday, 11 November

14:33

Palestinian National Unity and Class Conflict "IndyWatch Feed War"

Khaled Barakat The following article by Palestinian writer Khaled Barakat, coordinator of the Campaign to Free Ahmad Saadat, was originally published in Arabic in Al-Adab magazine on 2 November 2018. To read the original Arabic text, please visit the Al-Adab website. Khaled Barakat. Photo credit: Proletaren When the positions of national forces clash in a...

11:57

Global Migrants Converge on Mexico City to Assist Central American Migrant Caravan "IndyWatch Feed War"

Elliott Gabriel MEXICO CITY, MEXICO Over the past week, Mexicos sprawling capital has been transformed into the flashpoint of a global humanitarian crisis of forced migration that is rearing its head in all parts of the globe. The crisis, whose latest focal point is the migrant caravan from Honduras, as well as smaller caravans...

11:33

Revolution for the People: From Dream to Reality "IndyWatch Feed War"

Toms Valdez Rodrguez A personal tribute to Comandante Daniel Ortega Saavedra Next Sunday November 11th, Comandante Daniel Ortega will be setting a big table for his birthday. A special day for most of Nicaraguas people who are glad to celebrate  our Presidents birthday and, for me, a challenge to write an account of someone who...

11:20

Lawfare On Lula: The Sergio Moro Effect "IndyWatch Feed War"

teleSURs exclusive interview with Valeska Martins of Lulas defense team, asks what repercussions could arise from Sergio Moro as Bolsonaros Justice Minister. Brazil is living in political turmoil with a new scandal rising. On Nov. 1, far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro appointed Judge Sergio Moro as his justice minister. This Saturday marks the 218th day since...

11:11

Neo-Nazi Militia Trained by US Military in Ukraine Now Training US White Supremacists "IndyWatch Feed War"

Whitney Webb LOS ANGELES According to a recent FBI indictment, several American white supremacists were allegedly radicalized by and received training from Ukraines neo-Nazi Azov Battalion, which receives funding from the current government of Ukraine as well as the U.S. government. The group has also received weapons from the Israeli government.The indictment, filed in...

11:10

Fascism In Brasil, A Tragedy In Four Acts "IndyWatch Feed War"

Alfredo Saad-Filho Since the judicial-parliamentary coup that removed elected President Dilma Rousseff, the administration led by her former Vice-President, Michel Temer, has advanced a harsh agenda of neoliberal reforms. The economic crisis has continued unabated, and the campaign for the destruction of the PT has intensified, leading to the imprisonment of former President and PT...

11:00

Trumps Jaded View of Two World Wars "IndyWatch Feed War"

Wayne Madsen Donald Trump traveled to Paris to, as he put it in a tweet, celebrate the centenary of the armistice that ended World War I. Trump not only decided to skip a planned visit to the Aisne-Marne American cemetery at Belleau Wood, but also the inaugural ceremony of the Paris Peace Forum. The forum,...

11:00

World War I Homage: A Triumph of Lies and Platitudes "IndyWatch Feed War"

Finian Cunningham World leaders gathered in Paris on Sunday under the Arc de Triomphe to mark the centennial anniversary ending World War I. In an absurd way, the Napoleon-era arc was a fitting venue because the ceremony and the rhetoric from President Emmanuel Macron was a triumph of lies and platitudes. Among the estimated...

11:00

How the US War on Yugoslavia Laid the Groundwork for Modern NATO Imperialism "IndyWatch Feed War"

Geopolitics Alert Washington (GPA) The American-led destruction of Yugoslavia happened over 20 years ago but laid the foundations of NATOs post-Cold War imperialism that carries on to this day. The handful of small nations in the Balkans that used to comprise the former Yugoslav Federation may not seem to be a high priority of...

New Powerful Defense Alliance Changes European Security Landscape "IndyWatch Feed War"

Alex Gorka Ten European states have created a new defense coalition. It was launched on June 25 and held its first historic meeting in Paris on Nov.7 to start thrashing out details of how the force will operate and welcome Finland as the tenth participant. All founding nations are EU members, including Great Britain, which is to...

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