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Nigeria’s Abubakar launches bid to succeed Buhari as president

Abuja, Nigeria Reuters  —  Nigeria’s main opposition leader Atiku Abubakar launched his presidential election campaign on Wednesday calling for a sweeping victory to save the country from a “frightening descent” into anarchy. Official election campaigning started on Wednesday, ahead of a February presidential vote to choose a successor to President Muhammadu Buhari, who is serving […]

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Amazon launches its first Kindle e-reader to come with a stylus

Kindle Scribe Kindle Scribe is the tech giant’s first Kindle to come with a stylus – a pen-like device with a tip for ‘drawing’ on the display.  The 0.22-inch thin device has a 10.2-inch ‘glare-free’ display that ‘feels like real paper’ rather than a screen.  The battery-free stylus magnetically attaches to the side of the device and is […]

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UK dance competition show a ‘woke box-ticking exercise’

Sky News host Rowan Dean says UK reality dance show “Strictly Come Dancing” is being accused of becoming a “woke box ticking-exercise”. “Apparently it ain’t going so well,” he said. He discussed the issue with broadcaster and writer Esther Krakue.

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Banyana coach Ellis announces squad to face Australia

Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis has announced a 23-woman squad to face Australia in their 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup friendly match in London on 8 October. ALSO READ: Solomons proud of Du Preez despite poor showing at Bafana Banyana’s World Cup preparations began with a two legged friendly tie against Brazil, which saw the […]

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Marjorie Taylor Greene’s husband divorcing her

Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s husband, Perry Greene, says that their marriage is “irretrievably broken” and is divorcing her. The Rome News-Tribune: “Marjorie has been my best friend for the last 29 years and she has been an amazing mom! Our family is our most important thing we have done. As we go on different […]

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PSEi falls by 2.33% on global fears

Read this in The Manila Times digital edition. LOCAL shares breached the 6,000 psychological support level as the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) dropped by 140.39 points, or 2.33 percent, on Wednesday to close at 5,879.68. Analysts said that higher interest rates and global recession fears continued dominating the equities market, with other regional indices […]

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Russia set to annex four Ukrainian territories after ‘sham’ referendums

President Vladimir Putin will hold a signing ceremony in the Kremlin on Friday to add four territories of Ukraine into Russia, his spokesman said. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said a signing ceremony would take place at 1500 Moscow-time (10pm AEST) on Friday “on agreements on the accession of new territories into the Russian Federation.” Agreements […]

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Why plans for a UCLA football stadium likely won’t be revived

To hell with the hassle. Matt Phillipi is going to see his UCLA Bruins play football, no matter the headaches. The hour or so spent in Friday afternoon traffic. The bus that will deposit him on the opposite side of the Rose Bowl from his tailgate, requiring a long walk. The late-night ride back to […]

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Predator Turns 35: A Look Back at Sci-Fi’s Most Subversive Creature Feature

John McTiernan’s 1987 science fiction-horror hybrid Predator, apart from being the source of one of the funniest interactions in my immediate family, is one of the few late-20th century films featuring muscle-bound men shooting big guns that I feel I can make a case for actually being intelligent. Coming out near the end of the […]

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UN elects first female tech agency secretary-general

She will be taking the reins of the oldest UN agency, which is responsible for many facets of international communications. These include assigning satellite orbits globally, co-ordinating technical standards, and improving infrastructure in the developing world.

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