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Daily Archives: January 11, 2019

CHINESE COUPLE FINED US$1,500 FOR COOKING ENDANGERED NAKED CARP (fish)

Pair cause a social media storm after uploading footage of themselves preparing the protected species for a special meal Naked carp, so named because they have almost no scales, are endemic to the saltwater Qinghai Lake, the largest in China A couple from northwest China who decided to treat their parents to a home-cooked meal found themselves in hot water ...

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TWO NEW CHARGES FOR CARLOS GHOSN FORMER NISSAN CHAIR

Prosecutors in Japan have indicted former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn with two fresh charges involving financial crimes. Mr Ghosn, who has been detained since November, was charged with aggravated breach of trust and understating his income. He had already been indicted on a separate charge of underreporting his pay over five years. Mr Ghosn, whose detention has drawn some criticism, ...

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TRUMP RENEWS NATIONAL EMERGENCY THREAT OVER WALL

US President Donald Trump has renewed a threat to declare a national emergency to fund the construction of a wall on the Mexican border. A row with Democrats over funding the wall has left the government partially shut down for 20 days, leaving some 800,000 federal employees unpaid. On Saturday, the shutdown becomes the longest in US history. Mr Trump ...

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KENYA PASSPORT RANKS EIGHTH MOST POWERFUL IN AFRICA

Henley & Partners, a citizenship and planning firm, has ranked Kenya’s passport as the eighth most powerful in Africa. The new research shows the country has, however, slipped down compared to the previous years which the country’s world rating was 62 as at October, 2018. The firm took into account how many countries can be visited without applying for a ...

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BOKO HARAM TERRORIST NABBED BY TROOPS

The Army has arrested a wanted Boko Haram member, Babagana Abubakar (aka Alagarno) at Bulabulim Ngarnam community on the outskirt of Maiduguri. Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, the army spokesman, said in a statement on Friday that Abubakar was arrested in a room in a house, where he was hiding in the community. According to Usman, items recovered from him are: two ...

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