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Richest Woman in the World, Liliane Bettencourt Dies at 94

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Many family members and close friends have been left totally inconsolable as the richest woman in the world passes away. Liliane Bettencourt Liliane Bettencourt, the L’Oreal heir who was the world’s richest woman, has died, The Guardian reports. The woman whose old age was clouded by dementia, died at the age of 94, her family says. “Liliane Bettencourt died last night ...

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Seven Borno Local Councils Are Still Controlled By Boko Haram

In this photo of Thursaday, Oct.21, 2010,  Al-Shabaab fighters display weopons as they conduct military exercises in northern Mogadishu, Somalia A failed offensive by Somalia's strongest insurgent group has left at least 20 people dead as the Islamist group attempted to recapture a district in southwestern Somalia from government forces, an official and a witness said Friday.   The attempt by al-Shabab, an al-Qaida-linked Somali militia, to win back a district near Kenya's border left 12 people injured, said local resident Osman Gelle. Gelle said the violence, which started Thursday afternoon, was the worst he had seen in more than a year.   Somali government forces took over the Beled-Hawa district last Sunday in an offensive launched to take back areas held by militants. Al-Shabab militants took control of the area in Jan. 2009 after Ethiopian troops, who had entered to support Somalia's transitional government, withdrew from Somalia. The militia group briefly lost control of the town in Aug. 2009 to Ahlu Sunna Waljamea, a moderate Islamist group allied to the government.
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It has been revealed that as many as seven local government councils in the troubled State of Borno, are still controlled by Boko Haram. File photo: Boko Haram Buba Galadima, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has debunked a claim by the Federal Government that all territories have been reclaimed from Boko Haram, saying that at least seven ...

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Former Akwa Ibom state First Lady is Dead

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The wife of a former governor of Akwa Ibom State has passed away, a family source has disclosed to a correspondent on Thursday. Imo Isemin The wife of the first civilian governor of Akwa Ibom State, Akpan Isemin, has died in an undisclosed hospital in Uyo, the state capital on Wednesday. An aide to the former first lady made the ...

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19-year-old Dreaded Kidnapper Who Abducted a Traditional Ruler Arrested in Rivers State (Photos)

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The Anti-Robbery Team of the Okehi Division in Rivers state have arrested a deadly teenage kidnapper in the state. The criminals paraded by the police It is the end of the road for a 19-year-old notorious kidnapper and his gang member after they were arrested by men of the Anti-Robbery Team of the Okehi Division in Rivers state. Emeka Nwala ...

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Couple Chased Out of their Matrimonial Bed by a Venomous Snake in Australia (Photos)

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A couple was forced to flee their home after a venomous snake entered their home and crawled into their bed. Venomous snake on Australian couple’s bed It was a horrific scene for a couple in Australia, when a venomous snake entered into their home and twisted itself on their bed. The couple, resident in Murarrie south of Brisbane, were gripped ...

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Tears and Sorrow as NYSC Batch B Corps Member Slumps, Dies in Maiduguri (Photos)

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A member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) who was serving at the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, has slumped and died. The late corps member A corpse member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) identified as Kenechukwu Ejike Kennedy, who suddenly slumped and died on September 12, was on Wednesday morning, taken to ...

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Swaziland’s King, Mswati III marries a 19-year-old as his 14th wife (Photo)

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Mswati III, the current King of Swaziland and head of the Swazi Royal Family has married a 19-year-old girl as his 14th wife. According to Buzz SA, King Mswati’s new bride, 19-years-old Siphelele Mashwama is the daughter of Jabulile Mashwama, a Swaziland Cabinet Minister. Siphelele Mashwama who graduated from Swaziland’s Waterford Kamhlaba World University College is currently in the United ...

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Mexico earthquake: Death toll rises to at least 217 people, including school children found dead under rubble in their classrooms

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The powerful earthquake that struck on Tuesday near the town of Raboso in Puebla, about 76 miles southeast of Mexico City, has killed at least 217 people.   The quake toppled homes, schools, and apartment buildings. A volunteer worker said he and other rescuers managed to get into a collapsed classroom where they found all the people in the class ...

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