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Highpoints from Mark Zuckerberg’s town hall meeting in Lagos, Nigeria

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The vibrant developer and entrepreneurial ecosystem attracted Mark Zuckerberg to Lagos. Earlier today at Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Mark had his signature town hall meeting with developers and entrepreneurs working out of Lagos. Mark in his opening remarks pointed out that in Lagos, and across the continent, things are changing really quickly. The economy is shifting from a resource based economy to an entrepreneurial and knowledge based economy and Nigerians are the ones leading that change, not only in remaking Lagos, Nigeria, but shaping the whole continent and influencing how things are going to work around the world for the next generation.

Mark Zuckerberg Lounges in Lagos #Crashes Music Video Shoot #Runs on Lagos Bridge

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Mark Zuckerberg7 hrs · Lagos ·  Quick run this morning across the Ikoyi Bridge with entrepreneurs in the Lagos Road Warriors running club. Best way to see a city!


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Brazil President Dilma Rousseff removed from office by Senate

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Brazil's Senate has voted to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office for manipulating the budget. It puts an end to the 13 years in power of her left-wing Workers' Party. Ms Rousseff denied the charges. Sixty-one senators voted in favour of her impeachment and 20 against, meeting the two-thirds majority needed to remove her from the presidency. Acting President Michel Temer will serve out Ms Rousseff's term, which ends on 1 January 2019. How will history look back on impeachment?Brazil impeachment: Key questionsWhat has gone wrong in Brazil?Profile: Dilma RousseffProfile: Michel Temer Mr Temer, from the centre-right PMDB party, is expected to be officially sworn in later on Wednesday. 'See you soon' Ms Rousseff did win one battle on Wednesday - a Senate vote on banning her from public office for eight years failed to pass, meaning she could in theory return to politics.

Saudi Arabian court sentences a man to 10 years in jail, £4k fine and 2,000 lashes for tweeting that he was an atheist

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In Saudi Arabia there's a law that places atheists and atheistic beliefs as 'terrorism', hence a man who tweeted that he was an atheist has been fined £4,000 and sentenced to 10 years in jail with 2000 lashes of the cane by a high court in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia's Islamic police found over 600 tweets by the 28 year old man denying the existence of God, ridiculing Koranic verses, accusing all prophets of lies and saying their teaching fueled hostilities, and after the Islamic court gave him all this punishments the man has refused to 'repent' saying he only aired his beliefs and he still stands by them. In 2014 the late King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia issued royal decrees aimed at clamping down on all forms of political dissent and protests that could “harm public order”. One of the articles of the decrees defined terrorism as “calling for atheist thought in any form, or calling into question the fundamentals of the Islamic religion on which this country is b…

50 Cent's take on Chris Brown and the alleged assault claim

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Rapper 50 cent took to his IG page to give his thoughts on Chris Brown's alleged assault case...

The first US passenger flight to Cuba in over 55 years just landed

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Water cannons are deployed as Jet Blue Flight 387 departs from Fort Lauderdale International Airport, for Santa Clara, Cuba, inaugurating the first regularly scheduled commercial flight between the US and Cuba in more than half a century, on August 31, 2016. For the first time in more than 50 years, an American airline provided a passenger flight to Cuba. This historic flight took place this morning from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and arrived in Santa Clara, east of the capital Havana. The successful flight took an estimated 51 minutes. According to a New York Times report, JetBlue's executive vice president Marty St. George explained that a propeller plane was used the last time a US airline regularly scheduled flights to the communist country.

Mark Zuckerberg visits Co-Creation Hub in Nigeria Lagos

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Mark Zuckerberg visits CcHUB— at Co-Creation Hub. Next stop: Lagos! This is my first trip to sub-Saharan Africa. I'll be meeting with developers and entrepreneurs, and learning about the startup ecosystem in Nigeria. The energy here is amazing and I'm excited to learn as much as I can. Our first stop is the Co-creation Hub Nigeria (CcHUB) in Yaba. I got to talk to kids at a summer coding camp and entrepreneurs who come to CcHub to build and launch their apps. I'm looking forward to meeting more people here!

Woman Who Says Chris Brown Pulled Gun Speaks Out

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At some point, Chris Brown will surrender to police on suspicion that he pulled a gun on a woman who was a visitor at his home early this morning. But probably not until the cops — who have already found a gun on his property —  get a warrant. You can check out a livestream of the standoff in front of Brown’s LA home here. Baylee Curran, the woman in question, defended calling the cops on Breezy in this video:

More ugly warning signs are popping up in Saudi Arabia

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Saudi youths demonstrate a stunt known as "sidewall skiing" (driving on two wheels) in the northern city of Tabuk, in Saudi Arabia December 3, 2014. A bunch of warning signshave been bubbling up in Saudi Arabia's economy over the past few months. The Saudi economy grew at just 1.5% in the first quarter compared to the prior year, its slowest rate since 2013. And while the oil sector grew by 5.1% year-over-year, the non-oil sector shrank by 0.7% - the weakest reading in at least five years. Moreover, output in the construction sector shrank by 1.9% year-over-year in July. And, most recently, a note from Al Rajhi Capital pointed out that the Saudi Interbank Offered Rate, or Saibor, has nearly tripled - to about 2.3% from less than 0.8% - over the past year and is now facing a "liquidity squeeze in the market." But over the last few days, a couple of other signs have emerged that economists are keeping an eye on.

Shkodran Mustafi signs for Arsenal

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The 24-year-old defender has been with the Spanish club for two seasons, making 64 league appearances. He began his senior career by coming through the academy at Everton before spending two years with Sampdoria in Serie A. Shkodran, who is currently on international duty with Germany, becomes our sixth signing of the summer. Lucas PerezGranit Xhaka, and the young trio of Rob Holding, Takuma Asano and Kelechi Nwakali have all recently joined.

Kefchild – Erin wo (Tribute To Oba MFS Olobayo) @kefchild

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Kefchild the oluwa crooner who recently dropped the video to his second single man which was shot in the uk is back but with unfortunately  a deep and touching tribute song to his late dad, his royal majesty oba mfs olobayo the obaro of kabba kingdom in kogi state who passed  15th may 2016,  this brought tears to my eyes even though I didn’t understand all he said but it was touching, if you love your dad or you’ve ever lost someone you love, 

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These photos show the desperate daily plight of migrants trying to enter Europe

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Migrants, most of them from Eritrea, jump into the water from a crowded wooden boat during a rescue operation in the Mediterranean Sea, about 13 miles north of Sabratha, Libya.AP Europe's migrant crisis is getting worse. The wave of poverty, political strife, civil wars, and religious persecution in countries in Africa and the Middle East has driven thousands of civilians to seek refuge in Europe. While the largest number of migrants traveling by boat hail from war-torn Syria, migrants from Eritrea form the second largest group, according to numbers compiled by The Economist. Eritrea's government is reputed to be a repressive regime "where individuals are routinely arbitrarily arrested and detained, tortured, disappeared or extrajudicially executed," according to a UN Human Rights Council report. Libya is also seeing a flurry of people leaving its shores as the country faces its own political crisis. On Monday, thousands of migrants — mostly from Eritrea — were rescu…

Man admits murdering mum and daughter and killing their pet dog with a hammer

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Karen and Jade Hales were found murdered at their home in AnfieldA man faces life in prison after admitting he murdered a mum and daughter and their pet dog with a hammer.Karen Hales, 53, and Jade, 28, were found dead at their home in Anfield, Merseyside, in June. Police said they died as a result of "severe blunt force head injuries". Their dog Tyson, a Staffordshire bull terrier, was also killed. Showers was charged with two counts of murder and pleaded guilty when he appeared at Liverpool Crown Court today. Prosecutor Richard Pratt QC said Jade was also raped shortly before, or after she died, but Showers did not face a separate charge because it was "part and parcel" of the murder. Anthony Showers, 42, who has pleaded guilty to the murders of mother and daughter Karen and Jade Hales

Chris Brown Accused of Threatening Woman With Gun, Police Currently Surrounding His House

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According to the latest TMZ update, police reportedly recovered at least one gun and unidentified drugs from a duffel bag Chris Brown threw from the window of his home. UPDATE 11:52 AM: TMZ reports that the SWAT team is headed to the house and that the LAPD is trying to obtain a search warrant. Police are reportedly looking for a gun that matches the description the woman who made the report gave to the police. Brown has still reportedly not left the home. When reached by phone, a spokesperson for the LAPD would not confirm whether or not a warrant was being obtained, but did say that police were currently investigating an incident at Brown's home. "All I can confirm right now is that our Robbery/Homicide Division is handling incident that occurred at Chris Brown's house earlier. There's no standoff or anything, just a matter of getting our Robbery/Homicide Division guys and our PIs down there to get some more information for you guys," said the spokesperson. Brown …

Gene Wilder dead at the age of 83: Legendary actor who played Willy Wonka passes away after battle against Alzheimer's

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The legendary film actor Gene Wilder has died, his family announced Monday. Wilder's nephew said that the actor and writer died late Sunday in Stamford, Connecticut from complications from Alzheimer's disease. The frizzy-haired actor was a master at playing panicked characters caught up in schemes that only a madman such as Mel Brooks could devise, whether reviving a monster in 'Young Frankenstein' or bilking Broadway in 'The Producers'. But he also knew how to keep it cool as the boozy sheriff in 'Blazing Saddles' and as the charming candy man in the children's favorite 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory'.

Astronomers have detected an 'interesting' and possibly alien radio signal coming from a sun-like star

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The Allen Telescope Array in California. If it sounds too good to be true it probably is, goes the famous adage - and so it goes with extraordinary claims of potential alien signals. Still, astronomers are puzzling over an incredibly powerful burst of energy that seems to have emanated from the star HD 164595, located some 94 light-years away in the constellation Hercules. "An international team of researchers has announced the detection of 'a strong signal in the direction of HD164595,'" book author Paul Gilster wrote at his blog Centauri Dreams, noting that a Russian radio telescope called RATAN-600 detected the signal last year. "No one is claiming that this is the work of an extraterrestrial civilization ... But the signal is provocative enough that the RATAN-600 researchers are calling for permanent monitoring of this target," he wrote. The signal's discoverers are urging the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) to take a long, hard look…

It looks like Russia hired internet trolls to pose as pro-Trump Americans

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Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russia's troll factories were, at one point, likely being paid by the Kremlin to spread pro-Trump propaganda on social media. That is what freelance journalist Adrian Chen, now a staff writer at The New Yorker, discovered as he was researching Russia's "army of well-paid trolls" for an explosive New York Times Magazine exposé published in June 2015. "A very interesting thing happened," Chen told Longform's Max Linsky in a podcast in December. "I created this list of Russian trolls when I was researching. And I check on it once in a while, still. And a lot of them have turned into conservative accounts, like fake conservatives. I don't know what's going on, but they're all tweeting about Donald Trump and stuff," he said.

"I've gone several months without being paid' Samson Siasia resigns from National football duty

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Samson Siasia, Nigeria's Bronze winning coach at Rio 2016 has resigned from his post as head coach despite his team's heroics this summer saying he's doing so because of 'a disrespectful system'
'I have reached that point where I have to say I have had  enough, I've gone several months without getting paid, years of being derided and disrespected by the sports authorities in Nigeria but I am done already." Siasia, whose contract expires at the end of the Olympics, told BBC Sport. It's sad that after all we went through to get to Brazil and end up winning a bronze medal, the players, coaching and backroom staff never received a 'thank you' in appreciation despite a turbulent time at the Olympics" Sisasia added.

Six storey building collapses in Abuja, 5 laborers trapped in the rubble

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A six story building under construction as a hotel collapsed this morning on 444 Crescent , Citec Villas , Gwarinpa. The incident happened at about 1.00 am. Five laborers were trapped inside and three have been rescued by combined efforts of the Police, NEMA and FEMA. The iron rods used for the pillars gave in like wood and the concrete work were said to be as brittle as ordinary sand. Efforts are still going on to rescue the two innocent laborers trapped under the rubble. More photos after the cut.

Photos of young black man and his elderly white lover goes viral

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These photos of a young black man and his alleged older white lover has been making the round on social media. The woman is said to be in her 70s. Love doesn't care about age...:-). More photos after the cut...

Justin Bieber and girlfriend Sofia Ritchie show massive PDA on vacation in Mexico

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Singer Justin Bieber and his new girlfriend, model, Sofia Richie were in the romantic Mexican hot spot of Cabo San Lucas on Saturday to celebrate Sofia's 18th birthday, where they put on extreme PDA while lounging in their bathing suits by the beach. The young couple couldn't keep their hands off of each other as they showered each other with kisses and at one point Justin Bieber seemed to have a visible erection.

For $25,000, You Can Meet Pope Francis

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If your answer to the age-old question—“Which famous person would you most like to have dinner with?”—includes the Pope, you can finally make that wish a reality. Quintessentially Lifestyle, the exclusive members-only concierge service, is offering its members the chance to meet Pope Francis (the 266th pope and current leader of the Roman Catholic Church) before his address in St. Peter’s Square on August 31, 2016.

Man strips to underwear before jumping security fence and crashing truck into plane at Omaha airport

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A man stripped to his underwear, jumped a security fence and rammed a pickup truck into a plane at an airport in Nebraska, police said. Dealario Koonce was arrested after driving the truck into the Southwest Airlines flight at Omaha airport on Thursday evening. Two crew members were injured in the incident, which happened as passengers were boarding the Denver-bound flight at 9.30pm local time (2.30am GMT). One of the 18 passengers was also injured when the truck smashed into the plane's nose gear, Omaha Airport Authority Chief of Police Tim Connahan said.

Mum drowns saving her two-year-old son who fell off their boat in Utah lake

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A 33-year-old mother, Chelsey J. Russell of Lakewood Colorado, died while rescuing her two-year-old son who had fallen into Lake Powell, Utah, from a boat they were travelling in. The whole family was out boating on the landmark lake when the 2 year old boy fell overboard. Chelsey jumped in after him to save him from drowning while other family members tried to stop the houseboat they were in and turn it around to pick both of them up.

Although the entire ordeal lasted just a few minutes, by the the time family members had reached the mother and son, Chelsey was unconscious. Neither she nor her son had been wearing life jackets at the time of the incident.

Dwyane Wade's cousin shot and killed while pushing baby in a stroller

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Dwayne Wade's cousin, Nykea Aldridge, was pushing a stroller with her child in it on Friday afternoon on a street in the South Side of Chicago when several men started shooting at each other. One of the bullets hit her in the head, while another struck her in an arm. She died about 45 minutes later at a hospital.

According to her aunt, Jolinda Wade, who is NBA Champion, Dwayne Wade's mother, said Aldridge was on her way to an elementary school when the shooting happened. She said:
"She wasn't bothering nobody,"."She was just going to register her kids at school."

‘I shot dad’: The tragic case of a child who killed his abusive, neo-Nazi father

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Jeffrey Hall was unequivocal about what he wanted. “I want a white nation,” he once told the Los Angeles Times. “I don’t hide what I am, and I don’t water that down.” An unemployed plumber who used to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border looking for illegal immigrants, Hall was a rising star among white supremacists. He would often speak at rallies, promoting the goals of the National Socialist Movement, the largest neo-Nazi organization in the country, with 46 chapters in 20 states. In a YouTube video of a 2009 anti-immigration rally in Southern California, Hall, the National Socialist Movement’s regional director there, is seen holding a megaphone with a smiling Hitler emoji sticker on it as he proclaims the need for “white immigration” and a “pro-white” America. But Hall’s rise in the movement ended abruptly. He died in May 2011, when he was shot at point-blank range while sleeping on his living room couch.

Woman held captive for 18 years CAN'T sue government for failing to supervise kidnapper on parole

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Jaycee Dugard was just 11 when she was abducted in 1991 A woman who was kidnapped and help captive for 18 years by a convicted sex offender cannot sue the US government for failing to properly supervise him on parole, a court has ruled. Jaycee Dugard was just 11 when she was snatched near to her California home by Phillip Garrido, who kept her prisoner in a warren of sheds and tents in his backyard. She was repeatedly raped and gave birth to two daughters in captivity in the northern California community of Antioch. Dugard's plight was eventually revealed in 2009 when Garrido brought her and her children to a parole office that had been contacted by police at the University of California, Berkeley, who had become suspicious of him.

Man who threw boiling water on gay couple will spend 40 years in prison

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A jury has convicted an Atlanta truck driver accused of pouring boiling water over two gay men as the couple slept in February. The jury deliberated for about 90 minutes Wednesday before finding Martin Blackwell guilty of eight counts of aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated assault, according to the Associated Press. Blackwell was sentenced to 40 years in prison. The 48-year-old wasn’t charged with a hate crime because Georgia is one of five states that do not have hate crime statutes. An FBI spokesman told Reuters that federal investigators are considering whether to charge Blackwell with a federal hate crime.

TORY LANEZ MAKES A REALLY WEIRD COMMENT ABOUT THE SUPPOSED BEEF BETWEEN HIM AND DRAKE

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It’s a really interesting time to have beef with Drake. When you’re the biggest rapper in the game, there will be a target on your back–ask Hov–and everyone from Meek Mill to Pusha T has taken shots in recent years. More recently, Tory Lanez found himself caught up in a riff with the Toronto rapper when Drake rapped “All you new Toronto n*ggas want to be me a little” on his January release “Summer Sixteen.” (That was a reference to Lanez New Toronto mixtape, which had been out a mere few weeks at the time.) Since then, Lanez and Drake have traded jabs and light shots at each other, be it in song or on stage at their respective shows. It was once rumored that Drake had been borrowing some of his artistic style from Lanez, then an underground artist, and chances are that Drake didn’t like the sound of that.

RICK ROSS Warning, Drake ... I WILL GO OFF LEASH!

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