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A court in Egypt has given human rights activist Amal Fathy a two-year-suspended sentence and a fine for "spreading fake news".   She has been in detention since May after posting...

Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee to Face FBI Inquiry

President Donald Trump has ordered an FBI investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against his nominee for the US Supreme Court. A Senate committee earlier voted to approve Brett Kavanaugh's nomination...

Press Freedom: 262 Journalists Jailed in 2017

The Committee to Protect Journalists says no fewer than 262 journalists were jailed in 2017 for “doing their work”. The group said at an event on the sidelines of the...

Swedish prime minister ousted after losing confidence vote

Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven will have to stand down after losing the support of parliament. The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats (SD) backed the vote to remove him, weeks after a...

Trump Attacks Iran Over Unrest in the Middle East

US President Donald Trump has attacked the Iranian leadership, accusing it of sowing "chaos, death and destruction" across the Middle East. Addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York,...

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An unidentified young man has been electrocuted on an electric pole at Karu site area of Abuja in the early hours of today. Confirming the...

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