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WHO: 300,000 undetected TB cases driving new infections

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has identified the undetected 300,000 cases of tuberculosis (TB) in Nigeria as a major challenge hindering efforts to eradicate the killer disease from the country and the world at large.

Also, the world body has called for the active involvement of the private sector in TB control programme nationwide.

Nicki Minaj would like sex from her male partners three times a night

On "Ellen," Minaj spoke frankly about her love life, specifically her demands of her male partners. At first Ellen DeGeneres played it coy, asking, “You enjoy ‘exercising’ three times a day?”
Minaj explained that technically if she were living with someone, she wouldn’t be so demanding but, “if you see someone once or twice a week, then yeah, three times a night. When I see you, three times a night!” Ellen dug deeper about Nicki’s nightly triathlons, asking if these sessions are spread out over the evening or back-to-back.

Typhoon floods Japan airport, damages other infrastructure

One of Japan's busiest airports remained closed indefinitely after the strongest typhoon to hit Japan in at least 25 years flooded a runway and other facilities while damaging other infrastructure and causing at least 10 deaths as it swept across part of Japan's main island.

Nigeria has highest number of very poor people in the world – Theresa May

Nigeria is home to the highest number of “very poor people” in the world, Theresa May, prime minister of the United Kingdom, has said.

Speaking in Cape Town, South Africa, on Tuesday, May said Africa is home to a majority of the world’s fragile states, and a quarter of the world’s displaced people.

“Much of Nigeria is thriving, with many individuals enjoying the fruits of a resurgent economy, yet 87 million Nigerians live below $1 and 90 cents a day, making it home to more very poor people than any other nation in the world,” the UK prime minister said.

UN ex-scribe, Kofi Annan, dies at 80

Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has died at a hospital in the Swiss capital, Bern, after a brief illness.

  The 80-year-old served as the seventh UN chief for almost 10 years from 1997 to 2006 and was awarded a Nobel Prize in 2001, which he shared with the UN.

  A statement shared by his Twitter account on Saturday described Annan as a "global statesman and deeply committed internationalist".

ope accepts Bishop McCarrick's resignation amid child abuse allegations

The Vatican announced on Saturday that Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the former Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, D.C., from the College of Cardinals.

A statement from the Vatican said the pontiff received the letter of resignation a day earlier by the former archbishop.
Besides agreeing to McCarrick's stepping down as a cardinal, Francis ordered him to conduct "a life of prayer and penance" until sex abuse accusations against him are examined in a Catholic church trial.

Why North Koreans eat dog

By AP

 In North Korea, summer is not a good time to be a dog.

  In the sizzling heat, North Korea's biggest brewery is pumping out twice as much beer as usual, Pyongyang residents are lining up to get their "bingsu" — a syrupy treat made with shaved ice — and restaurants are serving up bowl after bowl of the season's biggest culinary attraction: spicy dog meat soup.

Chinese man sets off explosive outside U.S. embassy

By AFP

Virgin Mary statue has been ‘weeping’ olive oil. Church leaders can’t explain it

Inside a Catholic church in New Mexico, a seven-foot-tall bronze statue of the Virgin Mary appears to be “weeping,” according to church leaders.

Indonesian villagers kill nearly 300 crocodiles in revenge attack

Indonesian villagers armed with knives, hammers and clubs slaughtered 292 crocodiles in revenge for the death of a man killed by a crocodile at a breeding farm, an official said.

Photographs released by Antara news agency showed bloodied carcasses of the crocodiles in a large pile in the Sorong district of the eastern Indonesian province of West Papua.

The head of Indonesia's Natural Resources Conservation Agency in West Papua said that the 48-year-old victim had entered the crocodile farm and was likely picking grass for animal feed when he was attacked.

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