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Nigeria's Buhari urges other nations to speed up recovery of stolen money
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday urged other countries and the United Nations to speed up the process of repatriating stolen money held abroad, which he said was becoming "tedious". Since taking office last May, after winning an election largely on his vow to crackdown on corruption, Buhari has sought help from several nations including the United States and Switzerland to recover money he said was stolen by public officials. "We are looking for more cooperation from the EU, United States, other countries and international institutions to recover the nation's stolen assets, particularly proceeds from the stolen crude oil," said Buhari. "It is taking very long and Nigerians are becoming impatient," said the president, adding that the process had "become tedious".
Fri, 06 May 2016 03:08:49 -0400
'We got him,' victims' father says of 'Grim Sleeper' killer
Eakin's OT goal helps Stars even series with Blues
Cody Eakin scored just under three minutes into overtime as the Dallas Stars evened their second round Western Conference series at two games each with a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday. The Stars, who were blown out in game three of the best-of-seven series, responded with a spirited performance in game four in front of a crowd of 19,700 at St. Louis' Scottrade Center arena. "We were embarrassed," Dallas coach Lindy Ruff said.
Fri, 06 May 2016 03:07:01 -0400
Militants stage attacks between Libyan stronghold of Sirte and coastal Misrata
Islamic State militants staged attacks on Thursday between their Libyan stronghold of Sirte and the city of Misrata, killing five people, officials said. The jihadist group said it had taken control of several villages in the area following attacks on checkpoints, though reports that local security forces had retreated could not immediately be confirmed. Islamic State took advantage of Libya's security vacuum and political turmoil to establish itself in Sirte last year. Fri, 06 May 2016 03:06:37 -0400
Congo opposition leader denies hiring foreign mercenaries
By Kenny Katombe LUBUMBASHI, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Moise Katumbi on Thursday denied an accusation by the government that he hired foreign mercenaries, and said he had nothing to fear from an investigation into his conduct or from reports that he might be arrested. Tensions are high ahead of the election in part because Kabila has not declared his intentions. Justice Minister Alexis Thambwe Mwamba said authorities had proof Katumbi was involved in recruiting mercenaries including several retired American soldiers.
Fri, 06 May 2016 03:04:39 -0400
SpaceX rocket launches satellite, then lands on ship at sea
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Friday to put a communications satellite into orbit, then made a swift return landing on an ocean platform, a live webcast showed. It was the second successful landing at sea for entrepreneur Elon Musks Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, which intends to offer cut-rate launch services by re-using its rockets. "Woohoo!!" Musk wrote on social media website Twitter after the landing. Fri, 06 May 2016 03:00:20 -0400
Spain reports first case of Zika-related microcephaly
Spanish health authorities said they had detected the country's first known case of the microcephaly birth defect in the foetus of a pregnant woman infected with the Zika virus. "A pregnant woman was infected by Zika and dengue and the foetus has shown various defects," the health authority of the Catalonia region said in a statement. This was Spain's first case of Zika-related microcephaly, where babies are born with abnormally small heads and sometimes brain damage.
Fri, 06 May 2016 02:53:03 -0400
Vote-counting taking place across Britain
LA's Getty museum recreates China's Cave Temples of Dunhuang
LOS ANGELES (AP) For a thousand years China's Cave Temples of Dunhuang were a popular traveler's rest stop, marketplace and religious shrine on the fabled Silk Road. Now they are coming to Los Angeles, both in spirit and reality. Fri, 06 May 2016 02:43:08 -0400
Series tied 2-2 as Predators beat Sharks 4-3 in triple OT
Police: Ex-NFL player assaults man on Ohio golf course
HIGHLAND HILLS, Ohio (AP) A former Cleveland Browns player who had his sentencing delayed in an embezzlement case while he participates in a concussion study is now being accused of assaulting a man at a golf course over a loud radio. Fri, 06 May 2016 02:24:40 -0400
Pentagon spokesman says deadly IS attack was a surprise
Rebels capture village near Aleppo, 73 killed: monitor
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Friday reported that insurgent groups captured a strategically important village from government forces in fierce fighting south of Aleppo that killed 73 people. The insurgents, including the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, on Thursday launched an attack on government forces at the village of Khan Touman, which is important because of its location near the Damascus-Aleppo highway. (Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)
Fri, 06 May 2016 02:03:31 -0400
Scotland's pro-independence party scores big gains in vote
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) The pro-independence Scottish National Party Friday secured a third term in government with an historic third consecutive victory in the county's parliamentary elections. Fri, 06 May 2016 01:57:52 -0400
Rea takes no-hit bid into 7th; Padres beat Mets 5-3