Madonna arrives Marrakech for birthday party

Madonna, the Queen of Pop, appears to have travelled to the former imperial city of Marrakech in western Morocco to celebrate her 60th birthday on Thursday. “Walking thru the Labyrinth of the Medina during the Call to Prayer,” the American singer wrote on her Facebook and Instagram accounts on the eve of the big day. She posted a “birthday, magic, […]


Madrid lose Super Cup to Atletico as Lopetegui era begins

Saul Niguez and Koke scored in extra time as Atletico Madrid fought back to beat city rivals Real Madrid 4-2 and win the UEFA Super Cup in Tallinn on Wednesday, as Julen Lopetegui got off to a losing start with the European champions. Real had earlier looked set to win the trophy in their first competitive game since the departure […]

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Saraki: I want Buhari’s job

Senate President Bukola Saraki has confirmed he has been consulting and he is considering running against President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 2019 election. He made the confirmation in a wide-ranging interview with Bloomberg in Abuja. Saraki who had evaded the question on his interest in the country’s number one position at a press conference last week, was more forthcoming […]

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Trade war as US, China head for talks

China will send a senior negotiator to the United States in late August to resume trade talks, its commerce ministry said Thursday, the first public meeting on the dispute in weeks as the trade conflict intensifies. Beijing and Washington have slapped tariffs on tens of billions of dollars worth of each other’s goods since they held their last high-level meeting […]


Trial of Kim Jong Nam killers will continue: Malaysian court

The murder trial of two women accused of assassinating Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader can proceed, a Malaysian court ruled today. The ruling was a a blow to the families of the women who insisted the pair were tricked into carrying out the dramatic hit. After hearing prosecutors’ case, Judge Azmi Ariffin said there was sufficient […]

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Genoa bridge seen crumbing and killed 39 people

Fingers are pointing at the mafia who play a key role in Italy’s cement industry – amid allegations they sold inadequate materials involved in the construction of the 50-year-old bridge A shocking image of the Genoa toll bridge taken just weeks before its collapse shows just why locals claim to have been calling it a “tragedy waiting to happen”. The […]

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Government worker bound and gagged to chair by sexist colleagues

DeeAnn Fitzpatrick claimed a racist and misogynistic culture within her office drove her to contemplate suicide A government worker who claims she was tied to a chair and gagged by colleagues who bullied and harassed her has had her case thrown out. DeeAnn Fitzpatrick, 49, accused fellow fisheries workers of mocking and targeting her in a campaign of sexist harassment. […]


Ford to invest $740 mln in Detroit train station, city development project

Ford aims to turn the building into a campus of offices for up to 5,000 tech workers and software engineers focused on self-driving vehicles and ancillary technologies and services. Ford Motor Co disclosed Tuesday it will spend $740 million on a project to revamp Michigan Central Station, Detroit’s historic but dilapidated former rail station, as well as other neighborhood sites. […]