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Hong Kong airport shuts down amid pro-democracy protest

One of the world's busiest airports canceled all flights after thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators crowded into Hong Kong's main terminal Monday, while the central government in Beijing issued an ominous characterization of the protest movement as something approaching "terrorism."

The extreme action by the largely leaderless movement seemed calculated to prompt a stern response from Beijing, and Communist Party leader Xi Jinping's administration responded within hours.

Buhari, South African president to Meet in October for talks

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will meet with South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa in October for talks on trade and the security of citizens, Nigeria’s presidency said.

Buhari accepted an invitation to visit the South African leader to discuss “recurrent issues concerning well-being of the Nigerian community in South Africa, and the need to promote trade and investment,” Garba Shehu, a Nigerian government spokesman, said in an emailed statement. A specific date wasn’t given.

Village where no boys have been born for a decade

It was during a competition for junior firefighters that somebody first noticed something unusual about the small Polish village of Miejsce Odrzanskie. Every single one of the uniformed children showing off their skills was a girl.

The reason is as simple as it is surprising. No boys have been born in Miejsce Odrzanskie for almost a decade, while the village’s women in the rural backwater of 300 souls have given birth to 12 girls.

Pastor who sexualy abuses under-aged girls in police net

A pastor at a Ohio church has been charged with a sex crime involving a minor.

Cesar Guerrero, 38, a pastor at Misión Cristiana El Calvario in Sharonville, Ohio, has been charged with three counts of sexual battery stemming from an incident that occurred on August 5, according to court documents.

The man is accused of engaging in sexual conduct with a 17-year-old girl who is a member of his church. According to jail records, "multiple females" have made sexual abuse accusations against him.

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa fires minister for 'inappropriate behavior' after corruption charge

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has fired his tourism minister, who was last month charged with corruption involving $95 million, a senior government official said on Thursday.

Prisca Mupfumira is the first cabinet minister to be charged by the newly formed anti-graft agency, which says it is on a drive to bring to account senior government officials suspected of corruption.

Mupfumira has been in detention awaiting trial since a court appearance on July 26 on charges over money from the state pension fund after questioning by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission.

Nigerians in South Africa demand release of Sowore, others

Some Nigerians residing in South Africa on Wednesday protested the arrest of a former presidential candidate in the 2019 elections, Omoyele Sowore and other members of the Revolution Now protest who were arrested by State Security Service.

The protesters under the auspices of ‘Take It Back’ took to the nation’s High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa’s capital demanding among other things, a better governed Nigeria, better security, safety for Nigerians in the diaspora.

British man banned from travelling abroad because his name is 'too rude' for passport

A British man has been banned from going abroad - because of his name.

The 33-year-old changed his name from Kenny Kennard to Kenny ‘Fu-Kennard’ as a joke years ago but it appears to have backfired.

Now, after trying to renew his passport for a stag do in three weeks, he has been told by the U.K.’s Home Office that his name ‘may cause offence’ and they are refusing to make allowances.

After three failed attempts to contest the refusal, he says he feels like a prisoner in his own country.

Envoy of St. Vincent and Grenadin vists Imo governor (Photo)

L –R: Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, welcoming the Ambassador of St. Vincent and Grenadin, Levi Odoe, when the during a visit to the Government House, Owerri, Monday.

Outrage in Gambia over release of ex-president's assassins

Relatives of people murdered by death squads in The Gambia expressed outrage on Monday over the release of three former hitmen, who said they committed dozens of assassinations ordered by ex-president Yahya Jammeh.

The men, who were part of an unofficial paramilitary unit known as the Junglers, were freed from army custody two weeks after appearing before the West African country's Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC).

This is what happens to your body when you drink tea every day

By Reader's Digest

If you're sipping a cup of tea while reading this, you're supporting just about every organ in your body. Unsweetened tea is rich in antioxidants, which prevent chronic diseases and help repair cells in the body. "Tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant, which contains antioxidants known as catechins, most importantly epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG)," says Anthony Kouri, MD, an orthopedic surgeon in Toledo, Ohio. "These eliminate free radicals in the body and reduce inflammation."

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