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U.K. Introduces New Visa Application System, Begins December 16.

NAN The British High Commission in Nigeria on Wednesday announced a new system of visa application whereby U.K. visa would be paid for online in U.S. dollars. In a statement signed by its Press and Public Affairs Officer, Mr Rob Fitzpatrick, the commission said that the new system would begin[Read More…]

Student Rankings: Where Is Nigeria? Chinese Students Reigning Supreme Over American students

  The results from a global exam that evaluates students’ reading, science and math skills are in and, once again, Chinese students appear to be reigning supreme while American students continued to underperform. But Times Magazine believes China is Cheating the world student ranking it said Enough is enough. The Times[Read More…]

Hezbollah commander Hassan Lakkis killed in Beirut

The BBC reports that a senior commander of the Lebanese Shia militant group Hezbollah has been killed near Beirut, the group says. Hassan Lakkis was “assassinated” near his home in Hadath – 7km (4.3 miles) south-east of the Lebanese capital, Hezbollah TV channel Al-Manar said. Hezbollah blamed Israel for his[Read More…]

North Korea’s No. 2 Leader, Kim Jong Un’s Uncle Believed to Have Been Removed

By Alastair Gale (AP) SEOUL—North Korea’s de facto No. 2 leader and uncle of dictator Kim Jong Un may have been removed from power, South Korea’s spy agency said on Tuesday. Jang Song Thaek, vice chairman of North Korea’s highest decision-making body, the National Defense Commission, hasn’t been seen publicly[Read More…]

Elephant Poaching Could Wipe Out 20 Percent Of African Population In Next Decade, Report Shows

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — As many as 20 percent of Africa’s elephants could be killed in the next 10 years if illegal poaching continues at the current rate, according to new data released Monday at the opening of the Elephant Summit in Botswana. An estimated 22,000 elephants were illegally killed across[Read More…]

Metro-North Passenger Train Derails In New York City

NEW YORK (AP) — Police confirm that a Metro-North passenger train has derailed in the Bronx. A woman at the scene says numerous emergency vehicles have responded. Police sources told NBC and the New York Daily News that at least four people died after the commuter train headed towards Grand[Read More…]

30,000 Thai Protesters Force Prime Minister Out Of Govt Building

Reuters News agency reports that about 30,000 protesters launched a “people’s coup” on Thailand’s government on Sunday, swarming multiple state agencies in violent clashes, taking control of a broadcaster and forcing the prime minister to flee a police compound. Amy Sawitta Lefevre report indicates that Police fired teargas on protesters[Read More…]

Plane Crash In Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Authorities say a plane carrying a reported 11 people crashed Friday night near the western Alaska village of Saint Marys. Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters says “there are survivors and we are working our best to get them help.” She said she had no confirmation[Read More…]

Italy’s Senate expels ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi

The Italian Senate has voted to expel ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from parliament with immediate effect over his conviction for tax fraud. Berlusconi, who has dominated politics for 20 years, could now face arrest over other criminal cases as he has lost his immunity from prosecution. He told supporters in[Read More…]

Angola Bans Islam As Mosques Get Demolished

The African continent has been in shock over the news that Angolan authorities  have decided to ban Islam. They consider Islam as a cult and not religion. What Muslims are doing to non-Muslims, especially in some African countries has come to their notice and they decided to prevent the same[Read More…]