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British government now sends visa applicants a £5.48 bill – just for writing an e-mail

People who want a UK visa will now get a £5.48 bill – just for writing an e-mail to the British government. The charge comes into force this Thursday as part of a cost-cutting drive after UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) gave a private firm the contract for its customer enquiries. Any non-UK residents who want a visa will now have to pay the fee by credit or debit card ... Read More »

7th-grader becomes Baltimore’s first-ever national chess champion

In the back of the Reflection Eternal Barbershop in Baltimore’s Barclay neighborhood, owner Sundiata Osagie sits locked in an intense chess battle — with a 12-year-old boy. A skilled chess player, Osagie easily beats most of the customers who challenge him at his shop. But this is no ordinary challenger. This 12-year-old boy is Cahree Myrick, who has just been crowned the first individual national youth chess champion in the ... Read More »

Breast surgeon jailed for 15 years for carrying out unnecessary operations on his victims

A rogue breast surgeon who carried out a series of needless operations on patients has been jailed for 15 years. Ian Paterson was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court after he was found guilty of 17 counts of wounding with intent, leaving his victims scarred and disfigured. The 59-year-old denied all the charges, meaning the victims – nine women and one man, whom Paterson falsely told had breast cancer – had ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia: Gunman on rampage at private school in Riyadh

A gunman has opened fire at a school in Saudi Arabia. The US mission said there were no children present during the attack on the Kingdom School in Riyadh. Read All Here “Ongoing security incident at Kingdom School as of 3pm local time [1pm BST],” said a tweet. “Please avoid area due to heavy police presence.” Please follow and like us: Read More »

Suicide bomb: At least 80 dead and 350 wounded in one of Afghanistan’s deadliest blast

The death toll in a huge explosion that rocked Kabul’s diplomatic quarter has risen to 80 and another 350 people have been injured, Afghanistan’s Public Heath Ministry has said, in what is believed to be one of the worst terror incidents to ever hit the Afghan capital. Police spokesperson Basir Mujahid confirmed the damage on Wednesday morning was caused by a powerful suicide car bomb deployed during rush hour. The ... Read More »

US military successfully ‘intercepts and destroys’ target in missile test

The Pentagon successfully shot down an intercontinental ballistic missile using its own upgraded long-range interceptor missile on Tuesday in what was widely seen as a test of US ability to counter a North Korean missile launch. The Missile Defense Agency launched a ground-based interceptor from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to intercept a US-launched mock ICBM target over the Pacific Ocean, according to a US defense official. The interceptor ... Read More »

Russia Probe: Gen. Flynn to provide documents for investigation after initially refusing

After initially refusing, former national security adviser Michael Flynn will provide documents to the Senate intelligence committee as part of its investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, a person close to Flynn told the Associated Press. Flynn will turn over documents related to two of his businesses as well as some personal documents the committee requested earlier this month, a person close to Flynn said. Flynn plans to ... Read More »

Video: Tributes pour in for zookeeper killed by tiger in England

A zookeeper killed by a tiger in an enclosure at a UK zoo was doing the job she loved, according to her mother. Rosa King, 34, died on Monday in what was described as a “freak accident” at Hamerton Zoo Park in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. King’s mother Andrea told the UK Press Association she had worked at the zoo for 14 years. “She wouldn’t have done anything else, it’s what she ... Read More »

#BBNaija Winner Efe Named as “Youth Ambassador of Nigeria”

Big Brother Naija winner Efe Ejegba was has been announced as the “Youth Ambassador of Nigeria” by Youths and Sports Minister Solomon Dalung. The announcement was made on Tuesday when Efe paid a courtesy visit to the minister. “‘Who I be?’ the popular saying of the Big Brother Naija Winner Efe Ejegba is today a voice that reminds every young person that no matter your humble beginning, your dreams are ... Read More »

Watch Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde’s Interview on Using Movies to Promote Agriculture in India

Nollywood movie stars, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Omoni Oboli traveled to India for the 2017 African Development Bank Annual Meeting. Watch a quick interview with Omotola on how Nollywood can collaborate with both Bollywood and Hollywood to inform the young generation about agriculture, without them associating it with poverty. Watch Please follow and like us: Read More »

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