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Nigerian software engineer detained at airport, given test to prove skills
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Donald Trumps temporary immigration ban once again made headlines after authorities at Americas John F Kennedy Airport asked a 28-year-old techie to prove that his expertise as an engineer. In a weird instance, a Customs and Border Protection office, apparently trying to verify the identity of an immigrant, reportedly asked an immigrant questions related to his profession and demanded answer on pen and paper.Celestine Omin, who was traveling from Lagos, Nigeria, had to go through a horrendous ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago

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100 killed as Nigerian jet 'mistakenly' bombed refugee camp

More than 100 people have been killed after a Nigerian military jet mistakenly bombed a refugee camp in Borno state in northeastern Nigeria. The Independent quoted aid organisations and the local military as saying that a camp for internally displaced people in Rann, part of the Kala-Balge local government area on the Cameroon border was hit by the strike on Tuesday. Regional military commander Major General Lucky Irabor said the strike was mistakenly ordered by him based on intelligence that ...
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Chelsea's Mikel joins China gold rush with move to Tianjin

Nigeria midfielder John Obi Mikel has become the latest big name player to join the Chinese Super League gold rush after leaving Chelsea for Tianjin Teda.Mikel, who failed to make a single appearance for Antonio Conte's side this season, had a medical in the port city some 130 kilometres from Beijing on Thursday and the Asian Football Confederation confirmed the deal on Friday.The 29-year-old, who spent more than a decade at Stamford Bridge, was given a free transfer by the London club and will ...
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More than 100 million at risk of starvation globally

The number of people facing severe hunger worldwide has surpassed 100 million and will grow if humanitarian aid is not paired with more support for farmers, a senior United Nations official said.Dominique Burgeon, director of the emergency division at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization said latest studies showed 102 million people faced acute malnutrition - meaning they were on the brink of starvation - in 2016, up almost 30 percent from 80 million in 2015.The hike was mainly driven by ...
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This deadly Chinese drone could be an export hit

China's latest combat drone which made its maiden flight this week could become the biggest export item for the Communist giant as it is comparable to the US' Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle, a top official has said. A prototype of the Wing Loong II conducted a 31-minute test flight from an unidentified airport in northwestern China on Monday, a news release by the state-owned Aviation Industry Corp of China said. The drone, developed by the corporation's Chengdu Aircraft Design and Research ...
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Indian Bitcoin cos form self-regulatory body

Nishith Desai appointed as advisor to frame norms. Bitcoin start-ups Zebpay, Unocoin, Coinsecure and Searchtrade have jointly launched a Digital Asset and Blockchain Foundation of India (Dabfi), with the aim of orderly and transparent growth of the virtual currency market. The body will work as a self-regulatory organisation for this business. And, has appointed Nishith Desai Associates, an international law firm, to develop self-regulation norms for the segment. A committee for the SRO has ...
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They were educated youth, well aware about India: Indian doc freed from IS

Dr K Ramamurthy, Indian doctor who has been freed from the captivity of Islamic State in Libya narrates his ordeal.Thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and other officials for the help, he says he will never forget what he went through."They used to force me to get into operation theatres, but I never did any surgery or stitches. They did not do anything to me physically, but abused me verbally, they were educated youth well aware about India," Dr ...
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Here are the best photos from the World Press Photo Awards

The winners of the 60th annual World Press Photo Contest have been announced. The winning shot was taken by Turkish Associated Press photographer called Burhan Ozbilici, with an image he has simply titled An Assassination in Turkey. Showing Mevlut Mert Altintas shouting after shooting Andrei Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, at an art gallery in Ankara, Turkey, on December 19 2016. This year, 80,408 photos were submitted for judging, made by 5,034 photographers from ...
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The knockout girls: Miss Universe 2016 finalists

There is just one word for these Miss Universe contestants. Hottalicous! It is just one day away: The Miss Universe 2016 grand finale in Manila. These young women are putting their best high-heeled foot forward to win the title.  Presenting Part Three of the Miss Universe 2016 series. Scroll down to find out who these beautiful women are! Hot curves ahead: Miss Universe 2016 hopefuls Perfect 19: Meet the Miss Universe 2016 hopefuls Miss Nigeria Photograph: Mark Sullivan/The ...
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Why retail fuel prices are likely to remain high

Govt unlikely to cut excise duties to compensate for higher global prices, say analysts. Diesel and petrol prices are about 20 per cent more than what they were a year before at this time and seem unlikely to reduce. Global crude oil prices are inching upwards after output cuts by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries cartel. And, the government is not likely to cut the excise duty. Diesel is now Rs 57.82 a litre in Delhi, 25 per cent higher than in December 2015. Petrol is Rs ...
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