Peace Forum: Buhari departs for Paris

President Muhammadu Buhari will  depart Abuja on Friday for Paris, France, to participate in the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum which opens on Sunday and ends on Tuesday. Mr Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Friday. The Peace Forum is organised by the French…

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Kanye West: Rapper changes his name to Ye

Rapper Kanye West is changing his name – to Ye. Announcing the change on Twitter on Saturday, he wrote: “The being formally [sic] known as Kanye West. I am YE.” West, 41, has been nicknamed Ye for some time and used the moniker as the title for his eighth album, which was released in June. The change came ahead of…

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John McCain, influential US senator and presidential candidate, dies aged 81

McCain, who had brain cancer, was known for his heroism in Vietnam, his independent-mindedness and recently his rebukes of Trump

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L’Ange de Nisida review – Donizetti premiere delivered with passion and elan

Royal Opera House, London
Mark Elder and an outstanding cast prove that this once abandoned opera is more than a curiosity

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Australia scientist, 104, heads to Switzerland to end his life; says he’s too old to be alive

Australia’s oldest scientist, who caused a stir when his university tried to vacate his office aged 102, will fly to Switzerland in early May to end his life, reigniting a national euthanasia debate. David Goodall, who is now 104, does not have a terminal illness but his quality of life has deteriorated and he has secured a fast-track appointment with…

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Arsene Wenger: Arsenal boss to leave club at end of season after 22 years

Arsene Wenger is to leave Arsenal at the end of the season, ending a near 22-year reign at the club. The Frenchman departs a year before his latest contract was due to expire. The Gunners are sixth in the league and set to miss out on a top-four spot for the second straight season, with their hopes of reaching the Champions…

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MMM founder Mavrodi dies of heart attack

According to media reports, founder of the MMM series of financial pyramid schemes, Sergei Mavrodi, has died in Moscow. Mavrodi was taken to a city hospital from a bus stop overnight Monday after he felt weakness and pain in the chest area, reports Moskovsky Komsomolets. The emergency team has failed to save his life. “He died this morning,” the report…

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Stephen Hawking, cosmology’s brightest star, dies aged 76

The physicist and author of A Brief History of Time has died at his home in Cambridge. His children said: ‘We will miss him for ever’

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Huawei, Samsung launch new gadgets

China’s Huawei and Samsung launched new gadgets on Sunday,on the eve of the opening of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. While Huawei launched a new laptop and tablet to cement its place among the world’s three biggest electronic device manufacturers, Samsung unveiled its new flagship smartphone, Galaxy S9 with a focus on augmented reality features as it seeks to…

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Billy Graham Dies At 99

Billy Graham the famed televangelist who became known as “America’s Pastor,” has died at the age of 99, MSNBC and CBS reported. Born in 1918 in Charlotte, North Carolina, William Franklin Graham Jr. was the oldest of the four children of William and Morrow Graham. He was raised on a dairy farm, and little in his childhood suggested he would become a world-renowned…

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