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  • Ethiopia declares state of emergency amid unrest

    Washington : Addis Ababa , Feb 17 (ANI): Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency following the unrest in the restive Oromia and Amhara regional states, after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned on Thursday, according to a state television broadcast.

  • 22 killed in Nigeria suicide blasts

    Abuja : The death toll in Friday’s suicide bomb attack in Nigerias busy market has reached 22.

  • Ramaphosa targets graft, vows jobs in new dawn for S Africa

    Cape Town : South Africas freshly-appointed president, Cyril Ramaphosa, on Saturday hailed “a new dawn” as he pledged to tackle corruption that his predecessor Jacob Zuma is accused of fostering.

  • Twitterati mistook Trudeau for Theroux

    Washington : Turns out, Justin Theroux and Justin Trudeau’s super-similar names are confusing people into thinking that Jennifer Aniston called it quits with the Canadian prime minister.

  • Maldives police break up opposition protests; many injured

    Male: Dozens of pro-opposition supporters have been injured and many were arrested after police in the Maldives broke up countrywide protests demanding the resignation of President Yameen Abdul Gayoom and the release of his political opponents from prison. Thousands of people took part in the protests in the archipelago nation yesterday despite the country being under a state of emergency.

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    Billy Zane says Jack had to die in ‘Titanic’

    Los Angeles: Actor Billy Zane, who essayed the role of Cal Hockley in “Titanic”, says Leonardo DiCaprio’s character Jack had to die the blockbuster film. The James Cameron 1997 directorial has caused debates over the years over the fact that Jack perished in the icy water while actress Kate Winslet’s character Rose DeWitt Bukater stayed safe on a floating wooden door at the end of the movie.
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  • Ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal claims having affair with Donald Trump

    New York: A former Playboy model claimed that she had an affair with Donald Trump in 2006 and has also described the US President’s alleged system for concealing affairs, a media report said. The New Yorker in the report on Friday said that Trump met Karen McDougal in June 2006 after he taped an episode of his reality-television show, “The Apprentice”, at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. Late Playboy owner Hugh

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    7.2-magnitude earthquake jolts Mexico, no casualties reported

    Mexico City: An earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale struck southeastern Mexico, with the epicentre recorded in the state of Oaxaca, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported. Emergency authorities in the Oaxaca reported “only material damage and no loss of human life” during the earthquake on Friday night, reports CNN.

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    Belgian court orders Facebook to stop collecting users’ data

    Brussels: A Belgian court has ordered Facebook to stop collecting data on users or face daily penalty of 250,000 euros. The court found the social media site guilty of breaching Belgium’s privacy laws, www.deredactie.be reported late Friday. The Belgian Commission for the Protection of Privacy (CPP) had taken Facebook to court. “The judge agreed with the Privacy Commission’s view that Facebook had flouted our country’s privacy legislation,” the report said.