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Daily Archives: January 8, 2019

ROBBER ENDS UP WITH BLOODY NOSE

A Brazilian robber who tried to steal a cellphone from a young woman, Polyana Viana, in Rio de Janeiro learned the hard way that mugging a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter who goes by the nickname “the Iron Lady” is not an excellent idea. Viana, an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) strawweight, brought the hapless perp down with two punches and ...

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PDP SUSPEND DEPUTY NATIONAL CHAIRMAN (NORTH) OVER ANTI-PARTY ACTIVITY

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended its Deputy National Chairman (North) Sen. Gamawa Babayo, over allegation of dereliction of duty and anti-party activity. National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan said that Babayo was suspended by the National Working Committee (NWC). The committee held an extra-ordinary session on Jan. 5, where it critically reviewed the petition against the deputy national ...

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SAMSUNG RECORDS 30% CRASH IN PROFIT

Samsung Electronics on Tuesday flagged its first quarterly profit drop in two years and painted a grim outlook owing to mounting competition from Chinese smartphone makers and declining chip prices. The shock warning added to concerns about the broader tech sector after Apple sent shudders through world markets last week by slashing its revenue forecast blaming weak sales in China ...

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OIL VESSEL CAUGHT FIRE ON SEA

At least one person has died after an oil vessel caught fire off Hong Kong on Tuesday, sending a huge cloud of dark smoke billowing into the air. Twenty-one people have been rescued after those on the vessel either fell or jumped into the sea, according to a police spokesperson, but it is not yet clear if more people are ...

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KIM JONG-UN, NORTH KOREAN LEADER VISIT THE CHINESE PRESIDENT.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has arrived in Beijing for an unannounced visit, at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Mr Kim will be in China until 10 January with his wife Ri Sol-ju, according to state media reports. The visit comes amid reports that negotiations are under way for a second summit between Mr Kim and US President ...

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