Toyota recalls 2.9m vehicles globally over airbags

Toyota recalls 2.9m vehicles globally over airbags

Toyota Motor Corp on Thursday said it was recalling a total of about 2.9 million vehicles in Japan, China, Oceania and other regions including its Corolla Axio sedan and RAV4 SUV crossover due to potentially faulty airbag inflators. Fuji Heavy...
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Severe drought uproots over 3,000 Somalis daily – Charity

Severe drought uproots over 3,000 Somalis daily – Charity

A global charity on Wednesday said over 3,000 Somalis were fleeing daily due to a severe drought ravaging several parts of Somalia. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said its latest data showed that 438,000 people in Somalia had been displaced...
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Anti-apartheid hero Ahmed Kathrada dies aged 87

Anti-apartheid hero Ahmed Kathrada dies aged 87

Ahmed Kathrada Celebrated South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, a Robben Island prisoner and one of Nelson Mandela’s closest colleagues in the struggle against white rule, died early Tuesday aged 87. Kathrada was among those tried and jai...
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Why some Nigerians faced extreme vetting at U.S. airports – envoy

Why some Nigerians faced extreme vetting at U.S. airports – envoy

Amb. Hakeem Balogun, the Chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Nigeria in Washington, says different reasons are responsible for the extreme vetting Nigerians face during entry into the US. Balogun, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)...
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Shell sells onshore Gabon oil assets for $587m

Shell sells onshore Gabon oil assets for $587m

The Carlyle Group has bought Royal Dutch Shell’s onshore assets in Gabon for $587 million, the firm said on Friday. The firm said in London that by the sale, Shell’s Gabon assets would be incorporated into Carlyle-backed Assala Energy. Carlyle-backed...
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French citizen kidnapped in Chad taken into Sudan: Security sources

French citizen kidnapped in Chad taken into Sudan: Security sources

The French citizen kidnapped in Chad on Thursday near the border with Sudan’s Darfur region has been taken into Sudan, a senior Chadian security source said on Friday. The Frenchman, who has not been identified, was kidnapped south of Abeche,...
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US, Israeli settlements talk ends in deadlock

US, Israeli settlements talk ends in deadlock

high-level round of talks on Israeli settlements ended late on Thursday without agreement over limiting future construction on land the Palestinians want for a state. The four days of high-level meetings in Washington marked the latest step by President Donald...
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S. Africa moves to rein in racist social media posts

S. Africa moves to rein in racist social media posts

The South African government on Friday condemned a “resurgence of racist posts” on social media and vowed to pursue the offenders. “Whilst government respects freedom of expression, it will not allow racism to disrupt the gains we have made as...
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Israeli-American teen arrested in Israel for over 100 JCC bomb threats

Israeli-American teen arrested in Israel for over 100 JCC bomb threats

— A Israeli teenager who also has American citizenship was arrested on suspicion of carrying out more than 100 bomb threats on Jewish institutions in the United States. Israel’s anti-fraud squad arrested the 19-year-old suspect at his home in southern...
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Nigeria, 29 nations deploy warships on special military exercise

Nigeria, 29 nations deploy warships on special military exercise

The Nigerian Navy on Thursday deployed three warships and a helicopter in a joint multinational maritime exercise comprising 29 foreign Navies. Rear Admiral James Oluwole, the Commander, Task Group 17.1, flagged-off the exercise tagged: “Obangame Express 201...
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