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Oil prices jump, Brent crude hits $70

Oil prices jumped on Friday, with Brent crude futures hitting their highest in more than two weeks as U.S. stock prices rose. Investors covered short bets ahead of a weekend in which the U.S. news programme “60 Minutes” will air an interview with Saudi Arabia’s crown prince. Brent futures rose to more

Woman kills her two children with rat posion

A 12-member jury in Guyana has found Awena Rutherford, 25, guilty of killing two of her children through poisoning.   Rutherford allegedly gave her one-year-old Jabari Codogan and four-year-old Odascia Codogan two halves of one carbon tablet, which caused their deaths on March 27, 2014. The accused, however, maintained that she thought she

Bhutan, Kiribati, 2 other countries, exiting `poorest ranking–UN

A UN expert committee has announced that four countries could soon “graduate” from the ranks of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable nations. The four countries are: Bhutan, Kiribati, Sao Tome and Principe and the Solomon Islands, according to Mr Jose Ocampo, chair of the Committee for Development Policy (CDP). Ocampo said

US students protest against powerful NRA, gun violence

US Students walked out of classrooms on Wednesday to stage the  largest grassroots protest against gun violence seen in years, demanding action one month to the day after a deadly shooting rampage at a Florida high school. The protest was staged from east to west,  fromWashington to Los Angeles. Hundreds of teenagers

Spy poisoning: allies back UK, blast Russia at UN security council

•UK to expel 23 Russian diplomats •Russia behind attack with ‘military-grade nerve agent’- Nikki Haley •Its a false-flag conspiracy theory- Moscow’s envoy replies Julian Borger, BBC Russia has claimed at the UN security council that it never made or even researched novichok nerve agents, which the UK says were used in the Salisbury attack on a former

Terrorists attack Burkina Faso army HQ, French embassy

An explosion rocked Burkina Faso’s army headquarters in the capital Ouagadougou on Friday and black smoke could be seen billowing above. Simultaneously, the French embassy also announced a similar attack, attributing it to terrorism. A witness at the scene told Reuters that masked gunmen with backpacks attacked the army headquarters after

Nigeria sues Alabama university

The Nigerian government has dragged a university in the United States, the Alabama State University, to court for allegedly mishandling the scholarship meant for students’ rent, books and food. According to a BBC report, Nigeria also accuses the university of charging them for accommodation they did not use and lessons they did not