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Ivory Coast President, Ouattara, Shuns Opposition Protest, To Run For Third Term

LAGOS AUGUST 7TH (NEWSRANGERS)– Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said on Thursday he would seek re-election in October, formally accepting the ruling party’s nomination to be its candidate and defying opponents who say the constitution forbids a third term. Ouattara, who has governed since 2011, said in March he would not run again. But his […]

Ex-Saudi Spy Accuses Crown Prince Of Trying To Assassinate Him In Canada

LAGOS AUGUST 7TH (NEWSRANGERS)-A former senior Saudi intelligence official said in a US lawsuit Thursday that the country’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman tried to have him assassinated in 2018, just weeks after dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in Turkey. Saad Aljabri said Prince Mohammed sent a “hit squad” to Canada, where he lives […]

Beirut Explosion: Port Officials Overseeing Storage, Security Placed ‘Under House Arrest’

LAGOS AUGUST 5TH (NEWSRANGERS)-All Beirut Port security and storage officials are reportedly under house arrest after a massive explosion that left thousands injured and killed at least 100 people has damaged around half of the city. The blast sent seismic shockwaves through the city on Tuesday evening, destroying dozens of buildings and shattering windows. The […]

Lebanon Blast Traced Welder As Death Toll Passes 100, With Over 4,000 Injured

LAGOS AUGUST 8TH (NEWSRANGERS)-It has been claimed that the huge explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, that killed over 100 people and injured more than 4,000, was caused by a welder at work. Close to where the welder was working, there was “highly explosive sodium nitrate” confiscated from a ship by Lebanese authorities and placed in one of the warehouses located near the […]

93-Years-Old Pope Emeritus Benedict Is Seriously Sick

LAGOS AUGUST 4TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Former Pope Benedict XVI, the first pontiff in 600 years to resign instead of ruling for life, is seriously ill, a German newspaper reported on Monday. The newspaper, Passauer Neue Presse, cited Benedict’s biographer, German author Peter Seewald, who met the 93-year-old emeritus pope at the Vatican on Saturday. A Vatican spokesperson […]

Queen Elizabeth’s Palace Bodyguard Arrested With 9 Bags Of Cocaine, Ketamine

LAGOS AUGUST 3RD (NEWSRANGERS)-One of Queen Elizabeth’s royal bodyguards, known for their statuesque stoicism, was arrested Tuesday on charges of ketamine and cocaine possession. A private in the ranks of the Coldstream Guards — yes, the ones with the iconic big furry hats — was suspected after a white, powdery substance was found in a […]

Teenager Loses Both Parents To Coronavirus Within A Week

LAGOS AUGUST 3RD (NEWSRANGERS)-A Georgia teenager who lost both his parents to COVID-19 within a week is urging people to take precautions during the pandemic. Justin Hunter told Atlanta ABC affiliate WSB that he and his parents had all tested positive for the coronavirus last month. He was asymptomatic, but soon his mom and dad […]

Boko Haram Massacres 15 In IDP Camp Attack

LAGOS AUGUST 3RD (NEWSRANGERS)-Suspected militants from Islamist group Boko Haram killed 15 people and wounded six others in a grenade attack on a camp for displaced people in northern Cameroon on Sunday, a security source and a local official told Reuters. In the early hours, assailants threw a grenade into a group of sleeping people […]

Australia Bound Plane Overloaded With 500 kg Of cocaine Crashes On Take-Off

LAGOS AUGUST 3RD (NEWSRANGERS)-A light aircraft overloaded with cocaine crashed on take-off on its way to Australia, police said on Saturday, exposing a Melbourne-based crime syndicate and leading to the arrest of five men with alleged links to the Italian mafia. The Cessna aircraft, which was stuffed with more than 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds) of […]

Nine Die After Drinking Hand Sanitiser Amid Liquor Lockdown

LAGOS  AUGUST 1ST (NEWSRANGERS)-Nine people have died in India from drinking alcohol-based hand sanitiser after liquor shops in their town were closed due to virus restrictions, police said on Friday. The group lost consciousness after consuming a “high quantity” of hand sanitiser mixed with water or soda, Siddharth Kaushal, police superintendent for Kurichedu town in […]

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