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Tim Cook has officially changed his name to Tim Apple after U.S. President Donald Trump flubbed the Apple CEO's name during a news conference on Wednesday. Trump has form for calling people by the wrong name, and also did the same thing to Marillyn Hewson - the CEO of Lockheed Martin - by calling her "Marillyn Lockheed".
  • PDP condemns ‘confiscation’ of Rivers election results

    PDP condemns ‘confiscation’ of Rivers election results

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    The opposition has been challenging the result of the election declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which declared Buhari as the victor of the presidential election. The PDP is hoping for victory in some of the 22 states now run by Buhari's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). In oil-rich Nigeria, some state governors control budgets larger than those of neighbouring countries and so these are often keenly contested.
  • Why the tyranny of clock changing twice a year needs to end

    Why the tyranny of clock changing twice a year needs to end

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    Daylight Saving Time was first introduced as a way to conserve energy during World War I . It wasn't a set practice and, as we mentioned before, in times of peace it wasn't observed. Daylight saving time began in 1918 but the rules around it changed in most recently in 2007. For this reason, the US Chamber of Commerce, the national lobby for convenience stores and Congress continue to push for extensions of daylight savings time .
  • Trudeau on Scandal: Nothing to See Here, Move Along

    Trudeau on Scandal: Nothing to See Here, Move Along

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    She has issued messages of support for Mr Wilson-Raybould on Twitter. He also admitted that an " erosion of trust " had occurred between his office and former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould, but said he was not aware of it. It's a major victory for the DPP and Wilson-Raybould, affirming the importance and need both for the attorney general's independence and the obligation of prosecutors to operate, and here Federal Court Judge Catherine Kane quoted from an earlier Supreme Court of ...
  • Murder Charge Dropped for Indonesian in Kim Jong Nam Killing

    Murder Charge Dropped for Indonesian in Kim Jong Nam Killing

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    Siti Aisyah was released from custody today after a Malaysian court dropped a murder charge against her. Huong and Aisyah were captured on surveillance footage smearing the DPRK citizen's face with the banned VX nerve agent on February 13, 2017, as he waited to board a plane to Macao at the crowded Kuala Lumpur International Airport, killing him within 20 minutes.
  • Ethiopian Airlines: Canadian university reacts to death of Pius Adesanmi

    Ethiopian Airlines: Canadian university reacts to death of Pius Adesanmi

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    Also speaking on Adesanmi's passing, Benoit-Antoine Bacon, President and Vice Chancellor of the university, said: "Pius was a towering figure in African and post-colonial scholarship and his sudden loss is a tragedy". The crashed plane was delivered to the Ethiopian company in November. "All we are asking for is information to know about their fate". A list of the dead released by Ethiopian Airlines included passengers from China, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Nepal, Israel, India and ...
  • Jaguar attacks woman trying to take photo at Arizona zoo

    Jaguar attacks woman trying to take photo at Arizona zoo

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    He said the same animal had previously attacked someone else who crossed the barrier, but not as seriously. The woman was attempting to take a selfie when the animal reached out and swiped at her, according to the Rural Metro Fire Department.
  • United Kingdom gives British-Iranian national diplomatic protection

    United Kingdom gives British-Iranian national diplomatic protection

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    He said his decision is "an important diplomatic step which signals to Tehran that its behavior is totally wrong". Asked if he was prepared to take Iran to global court, sanction it, or summon its ambassador, Mr Hunt said "all these things are possible, but we would like to solve this in an amicable way".
  • Lok Sabha elections: Polling in DK, Udupi-Chikkamagaluru on April 18

    Lok Sabha elections: Polling in DK, Udupi-Chikkamagaluru on April 18

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    The Lok Sabha elections will be spread across seven phases , beginning from April 11, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora announced on Sunday. and 6.00 a.m. In a hope to continue his winning streak, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to contest from Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi seat again in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
  • USA troops capture 400 Islamic State militants fleeing Baghouz

    USA troops capture 400 Islamic State militants fleeing Baghouz

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    The Syrian Democratic Forces , who are backed by air power of a US-led coalition, are waiting for all civilians to be evacuated before moving in to retake the last scrap of IS-held territory. "In my view this is a serious generational problem that if not handled properly will sow the seeds of future violent extremism", he said. A Yazidi woman who emerged on Thursday spoke of years of enslavement and abuse by the jihadists.
  • Bouteflika to return to Algeria on Sunday

    Bouteflika to return to Algeria on Sunday

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    The move comes the day after huge demonstrations in the capital Algiers, which drew tens of thousands of protesters. The ailing Bouteflika is in hospital in Geneva and has rarely been seen in public since suffering a stroke in 2013. On Thursday, he issued his first warning to protesters, saying the movement - now entering its third week - could create chaos in the oil- and natural gas-producing North African country.
  • Protesters Go On Feminist Strike in Madrid to Celebrate Int'l Women's Day

    Protesters Go On Feminist Strike in Madrid to Celebrate Int'l Women's Day

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    It is no longer news that women are still struggling to be at par with men in most sectors of the Nigerian economy, especially when it comes to leadership positions and other decision-making levels. "We live in a male-dominated world with a male-dominated culture", Guterres said in a statement, "Only when we see women's rights as our common objective, a route to change that benefits everyone, will we begin to shift the balance".
  • Tapes Released of Christopher Watts Talking About Murdering Family

    Tapes Released of Christopher Watts Talking About Murdering Family

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    Watts claimed his wife wasn't feeling well. "You're never gonna see the kids again", she reportedly told him. Authorities believe this is his first full confession. Watts whispered to his father, referencing his wife, during that confession, which has been obtained by Oxygen.com . He said he has read books about how dads could never hurt their children and wondered, "Was I even a dad at one point?" "It just felt like there was already something in my mind that was implanted that I was ...
  • Democrats now an ‘anti-Jewish party,’ Trump says

    Democrats now an ‘anti-Jewish party,’ Trump says

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    It comes one day after the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry. Omar (D-Minn.) drew strong criticism in recent weeks for her remarks about Israel and USA support of the Jewish state.
  • USA citizens will soon need European Union visas

    USA citizens will soon need European Union visas

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    The United States has previously been in a dispute with the European Union over requiring visas for Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland, Romania and Cyprus when they were not required for 23 other European Union nations. Starting in 2021, the European Union will require U.S. visitors to get a pre-approved, visa-like travel pass issued by the European Travel Information and Authorization System.
  • It’s time to spring forward. Daylight saving time is back

    It’s time to spring forward. Daylight saving time is back

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    Farmers, in fact, vociferously fought the proposals, arguing they cut productivity and made life overall tougher for them. It's always Daylight Saving Time . The National Institute of Standards and technology sets the official time for the US and keeps track of when the time changes on its website .