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Source: BBC

Nigeria elections postponed for a week

Today 11:44 GMT

In 2015, the country ordered the closure of all its land and sea borders ahead of tightly contested elections amid reports that foreigners planned to cross into Nigeria to vote.

Mr Yakubu said the decision was made following a "careful review" of the election "operational plan", adding that there was a "determination to conduct free, fair and credible elections". He said the delay was necessary to give the commission time to address vital issues and "maintain the quality of our elections", but did not provide further details.

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Source: DW

Nigeria postpones presidential, parliamentary elections

Today 11:44 GMT

Just hours before polls were scheduled to open, Nigeria's electoral commission on Saturday postponed presidential and parliamentary elections for one week.

He added that the commission has decided to reschedule the presidential and National Assembly elections to February 23. . "This was a difficult decision to take but necessary for successful delivery of the elections and the consolidation of our democracy," Mahmood Yakubu said.

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Source: Global News

Peel police disappointed over Amber Alert complaints for missing 11-year-old girl found dead

Today 11:45 GMT

Peel Regional Police are defending its use of the emergency Amber Alert system for a missing 11-year-old girl, who was later found deceased in Brampton, following complaints the cellphone notifications either woke people up or disturbed them late Thursday evening.

“I can’t even begin to describe how disappointing and upsetting it is to read the comments, emails and calls to our communications bureau complaining about receiving an Amber Alert late at night,” Peel police media relations officer Const.

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Source: BBC

Space harpoon skewers 'orbital debris'

Friday 12:40 GMT

These include Surrey Satellite Technology Limited, from where the mission is being overseen; and Airbus, which developed the harpoon technology.

More than 60 years of space activity have left something like 8,000 tonnes of material wandering aimlessly around the planet. From old rocket parts to broken fragments of spacecraft - this waste now poses a serious collision hazard to operational satellites that deliver important services, such as telecommunications and weather observations.

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Source: The Guradian

Fired for no reason US fast-food workers in fresh assault on unfair dismissals

Today 08:04 GMT

Researchers surveyed 539 New York fast-food workers and found that 65% of the 192 who had ever been terminated from a job reported that they had, in at least one instance, not been given any reason for being fired.

Tsedeye Gebreselassie, the chairwoman of the board of Fast Food Justice, a worker advocacy group, said, “Basically, employers have broad leeway to fire workers for no reason at all, and that wreaks havoc on workers, especially low-wage workers who live paycheck to paycheck.”

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Source: BBC

No-deal Brexit plan for Channel Tunnel

Wednesday 14:30 GMT

Trains will be permitted to use the Channel Tunnel for three months if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, under a proposed European Commission law.

Tuesday's proposal is aimed at mitigating the "significant impact" that a no-deal Brexit - the UK leaving the EU without any formal Withdrawal Agreement and no transition period - would have on rail transport and connectivity between the EU and the UK, the commission said. The proposals "are intended to ensure the continuity limited to cross-border operations and services," it said, warning that "an interruption in these activities would cause significant social and economic problems."

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Source: Fox News

Tim Tebow reveals his elaborate proposal to former Miss Universe: 'She's my universe'

Friday 12:41 GMT

It's only fitting that former NFL star Tim Tebow would talk about how he proposed to his fiancee, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, on their first Valentine's Day as an engaged couple.

TIM TEBOW GIVES 'PERFECTLY TIMED' RESPONSE TO SOMEONE YELLING 'JESUS' AFTER HIS SWING. "I surprised her with her family and best friends," he said. Then her favorite South African artist, Matthew Mole, played "The Wedding Song" for them as they danced.

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Source: Fox News

Florida woman’s jailhouse letters leads to her arrest for 1986 killing of missing son, 3, police say

Thursday 18:10 GMT

A Florida woman’s shredded jailhouse letters to her then-fiancé led police in January to arrest her in the 1986 murder of her 3-year-old son, who she claimed went missing in Nevada during a swap meet, authorities revealed.

Amy Elizabeth Fleming, 60, was extradited to Nevada following her arrest in Florida on Jan. 29, when officials found enough evidence to arrest her in the murder of her son, Francillon Pierre, more than three decades after she reported him missing.

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Source: Common Domain

Jack Dorsey says Elon Musk is his favorite Twitter user, misses the irony

Thursday 02:26 GMT

Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Jack Dorsey raised some eyebrows Tuesday during a chaotic live-tweet interview when he was asked who’s the most exciting and influential person on his platform.

Dorsey did not appear to pick up on the irony that his favorite tweeter is accused of using Twitter to harass other users, and his tweets are seen by some as a cautionary tale of what not to do. Speaking of harassment, Dorsey said he realizes Twitter has a problem, but offered no clear solutions, other than repeating an oft-said desire to improve the user experience while admitting the burden has fallen on the victims of abuse.

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Source: Fox News

Bill Gates slams Ocasio-Cortez, says her tax policy is 'missing the picture'

Wednesday 14:30 GMT

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who has a net worth approaching $100 billion, has slammed tax policies like the one put forth by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, saying they miss the larger picture and could create tax dodging.

Speaking on a podcast at tech website The Verge, Gates noted that while tax rates can be "more progressive," going to extremes such as the one put forth by Ocasio-Cortez, which would tax income above $10 million at a 70 percent rate, misses the broader scope. "Certainly, the idea of government being more effective in terms of how it runs education or social programs, there’s a lot of opportunity for improvement there," Gates said in the podcast.

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Source: Common Domain

Kicking yourself for missing the recent rally Here are 5 reasons you shouldn’t

Thursday 17:15 GMT

Wall Street experts argued there were some good reasons: Economic slowdowns in China and Europe, rising interest rates, trade war fears, looming conflicts between a Democratic Congress and President Trump, and weaker corporate earnings.

“One of the most common rhetorical bulwarks in the defense of buy and hold investing is to demonstrate the effects of missing the best 10 days in the market, and how that would affect the compounded return to investors,” Cambria Investments manager Meb Faber pointed out in a recent research paper. But, he warns, “This is perhaps one of the most misleading statistics in our profession.”

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Source: Fox News

Top GOP rep demands answers after Dems hire anti-Trump investigators for Judiciary Committee

Thursday 22:45 GMT

The top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee is demanding to know why the panel's Democratic leadership made the "costly" and "unusual" decision this week to hire two prominent anti-Trump consultants to conduct a purportedly impartial investigation of the the White House.

Berke, a litigation partner at the international law firm Kramer Levin, is based in New York City, and will commute four days per week to work for the Democrats on the Judiciary Committee.

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Source: The Guradian

Thailand election: princess apologises as future of Thai Raksa party in doubt

Thursday 07:00 GMT

The latest incident in a week that has stunned Thailand, saw the election commission recommend the Thai Raksa Chart party be dissolved by the constitutional court, preventing it from running in the election, for violating the rules of a constitutional monarchy.

The political turbulence in Thailand has continued to escalate in the build-up to the election, with a political party likely to be forcibly dissolved, the military suspending a critical TV station and the king’s sister apologising after she was disqualified from running for prime minister.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte