News ‘Why would you die?’ Bereaved seek answers at plane crash site

From a quiet farmland at the base of rolling hills outside Ethiopia’s capital, the sound of wailing rang through the air. Devastated mourners flung themselves onto a ground littered with business cards, seat covers and shards of aluminium. They cried the names of loved ones who had been aboard the jetliner that nose-dived into the field, leaving a dark scar…

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Adamawa, Bauchi govs meet Osinbajo in Abuja

Adamawa State governor, Jibrilla Bindow and his Bauchi State counterpart, Mohammed Abubakar, on Thursday visited the presidential villa, Abuja, where they met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Governors Bindow and Abubakar, who are trailing behind their Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) opponents, are facing the battle to retain their positions for second term following a scheduled rerun of last Saturday’s gubernatorial…

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Five members of a family died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash and one of them had a premonition about the journey

A week before Carol Karanja boarded the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed Sunday on its way to Kenya, she sent a message to her sister, saying she had an uneasy feeling. “My heart isn’t really excited. I feel like there’s something bad ahead, but I don’t know what,” the WhatsApp message re Karanja was traveling from Canada to Kenya with…

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Outrage as court in Italy finds alleged rape victim too ugly to be raped

An alleged rape victim in Italy was denied justice after an appeal court ruled that she was too ugly to have been raped as she claims. The ruling sparked outrage in Italy, prompting a flash mob outside the Ancona court on Monday. The mob shouted ‘”Shame!’” as they protested the appeals sentence. The sentence was handed down in 2017 by an…

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Vietnam woman in N. Korea murder case has release bid rejected

A Vietnamese woman charged with assassinating the North Korean leader’s half-brother lost her bid for immediate release Thursday as Malaysian authorities refused to drop a murder charge, days after her Indonesian co-accused was freed. “In reference to the representation submitted on March 11 to the honourable attorney-general, we got an order to proceed with the case,” lead prosecutor Muhammad Iskandar…

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Eight killed, 37 rescued in Lagos building collapse

• Rights body demands audit, prosecution of govt officials • Buhari, Ambode, others condole with victims’ families Eight bodies were pulled out from a collapsed three-storey building in Lagos State yesterday. The structure, which contained a primary school, at 63 Massey Street, Itafaaji, Lagos Island, came crashing down around 10:00 a.m. Thirty-seven persons, mostly pupils, were rescued, according to figures…

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