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Chelsea striker, Sam Kerr and her Australian team-mates speak out after shocking allegations of sexual harrassment and bullying in the team
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Chelsea striker, Sam Kerr and her Australian team-mates speak out after shocking allegations of sexual harrassment and bullying in the team

Chelsea striker, Sam Kerr and her Australia team-mates have broken their silence by releasing a strong statement after shocking allegations of sexual harrassment and bullying within Australia's international women's football team. Lisa De Vanna, one of the country's most decorated footballers who has 150 caps for her nation, revealed bombshell details inside the 'toxic culture' of the Australia women's national soccer team last week, claiming she'd been sexually harrassed and humiliated by other players. 'Have I been sexually harassed? Yes. Have I been bullied? Yes. Ostracised? Yes. Have I seen things that have made me uncomfortable? Yes,' De Vanna told News Corp. The current playing group responded on Monday afternoon, with each senior member issuing a comment on De Vanna...
US, UK, Australia warn citizens and Afghans of ‘high terror threat’ at Kabul airport
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US, UK, Australia warn citizens and Afghans of ‘high terror threat’ at Kabul airport

The US, UK and Australia have warned their citizens and Afghans against going to the Kabul airport, citing a ‘high threat’ of a ‘terrorist’ attack. The warnings came late on Wednesday, August 25 and on Thursday, August 26 even as Western troops hurry to evacuate as many foreign nationals and Afghans as possible before a withdrawal deadline on August 31. “Those at the Abbey Gate, East Gate, or North Gate now should leave immediately,” the US State Department said in an alert, citing “security threats”. The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs said there is an “ongoing and very high threat of terrorist attack” and told people not to travel to the airport. The British foreign office announced: “If you can leave Afghanistan safely by other means, you should do so immediatel...
Melbourne back in lockdown as Sydney sees record COVID tally
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Melbourne back in lockdown as Sydney sees record COVID tally

Rueful authorities in Melbourne announced a sixth lockdown for the city and Sydney reported a record number of new coronavirus cases Thursday as Australia faltered in efforts to bring a virulent Delta outbreak to heel. Victoria premier Dan Andrews said he had "no choice" but to make the "very difficult announcement" to lock down Melbourne and the rest of the virus-weary state little more than a week after the last lockdown ended. "None of us are happy to be here, none of us," he said, citing the danger posed by eight "mystery" cases that have yet to be traced. "There is no alternative to lockdown" he added. "The alternative is we let this run that gets away from us, and our hospitals will be absolutely overwhelmed. Not hundreds of patients but thousands." When the Victoria l...
The Latest FIBA Power Rankings Have Been Released…Check Out Where Nigeria’s D’Tigers Rank
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The Latest FIBA Power Rankings Have Been Released…Check Out Where Nigeria’s D’Tigers Rank

According to the latest FIBA Power Rankings, Nigeria has been ranked the fourth-best team of the 12 countries that will be featuring at the 2020 Olympics behind Australia, Spain and the USA. The power rankings, which is different from the FIBA World Ranking presented by Nike, is based on the recent performances of the teams. It is determined by dividing the sum of all the win points, tie points, schedule points and bonus points by the number of games played. D’Tigers placed fourth after their astonishing victories over world No.1 USA and fourth ranked Argentina during their exhibition games in Las Vegas recently. The West Africans were beaten 108-69 by Australia, their opponents in their opening game at the Olympic Games on July 25 at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan. Austr...
Nigerian Basketball team honor Sound Sultan with a warmup shirt that has his face before their pre-Olympics match against Australia
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Nigerian Basketball team honor Sound Sultan with a warmup shirt that has his face before their pre-Olympics match against Australia

Nigerian Basketball team, D'Tigers honored late Nigerian veteran singer Sound Sultan with a warmup shirt that has his face on it before their pre-Olympics match against Australia last night. Sound Sultan who died on Sunday July 11 after a battle with lung cancer, was a basketball enthusiast during his lifetime. They also observed a minute silence for Sound Sultan before the game against Australia. Watch the video below.......... The team had earlier dedicated their victory against Argentina and the United States to the late singer.
Basketball: Australia defeat Nigeria 108-69 in exhibition game
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Basketball: Australia defeat Nigeria 108-69 in exhibition game

Australia trounced Nigeria 108-69 to win their third game in a row at the Las Vegas exhibition series on Wednesday as both teams continue their preparation for the Olympics. The loss is Mike Brown’s first since taking over as coach of D’Tigers in 2020. The efficient Aussies displayed grit and technical prowess as they swept D’Tigers apart in the first quarter taking a 13-point lead to end 26-13. The third ranked nation in the world continued their dominance in the second quarter ending with a comfortable 20-point lead – 49-29. The Australians opened a 38-point lead to end the quarter 84-46, then clocking the 100-point mark to win by 39 points ending the game 108-69. The Australians made it three wins in a row with Chris Gouding scoring 21 points, three rebounds and four ste...
Nigeria beat USA in Basketball friendly
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Nigeria beat USA in Basketball friendly

The match-up serves as one of the tune-up games arranged by the Nigeria Basketball Federation for the team as they prepare for the 2020 Olympics where they’ll face Australia, Germany, and Italy in Group B. Point guard Gabe Vincent, Caleb Agada, and forward Precious Achiuwa impressed in the encounter. Achiuwa had perhaps the night’s top defensive play with 1:23 left in the first half, reaching with his left hand to block a Kevin Durant dunk attempt. Nigeria converted 20 three-point throws from 42 attempts in the game with six of the 20 coming from Miami Heat guard Gabe Vincent who led the men in green in scoring with 21 points, four assists, and two rebounds. Caleb Agada had 17 points, three rebounds and two assists in 16 minutes while Ike Nwamu finished the game with 13 points...
D’Tigers, US clash in pre-Olympics friendly
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D’Tigers, US clash in pre-Olympics friendly

D’Tigers will play reigning world and Olympic champions USA in an exhibition game in Las Vegas on Saturday (today) ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Saturday PUNCH reports. The game will offer coach Mike Brown an opportunity to prune his 15-man squad down to 12 players for the Games. He is expected to announce his final squad on July 17, before the team’s departure to Kizarazu city in Japan two days later for the Pre-Games training camp, before moving into the Olympics Village. D’Tigers will play Italy, Germany and Australia in Tokyo. The upcoming Olympic Games will be the Nigerians’ third straight appearance in the history of the eagerly-awaited tournament. They made their debut at the London 2012 Games before making it to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016. Th...
Malian Halima Cisse gives birth to nine babies in world record
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Malian Halima Cisse gives birth to nine babies in world record

A Malian woman Halima Cisse gave birth to nine babies on Tuesday two more than doctors had detected inside her crowded womb. She joined a small pantheon of mothers of nonuplets. The pregnancy of Halima Cisse, 25, fascinated Malians and attracted the attention of its leaders. When doctors in March said Cisse needed specialist care, authorities flew her to Morocco, where she gave birth. “The newborns (five girls and four boys) and the mother are all doing well,” Mali’s health minister, Fanta Siby, said in a statement. Cisse was expected to give birth to seven babies, according to ultrasounds conducted in Morocco and Mali that missed two of the siblings. All were delivered by caesarean section. Nonuplets are extremely rare. Medical complications in multiple births of ...
Indonesia Navy Submarine Goes Missing With 53 On Board
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Indonesia Navy Submarine Goes Missing With 53 On Board

Indonesia's Navy is searching for a missing submarine with 53 people on board that went missing during a military exercise on Wednesday and is seeking help from neighboring Australia and Singapore in the hunt, Indonesian authorities say. The Indonesian Ministry of Defense stated the KRI Nanggala-402, a German-made submarine, lost contact during a torpedo drill in the Bali Strait a stretch of water between the islands of Java and Bali that connects to the Indian Ocean and the Bali Sea. The submarine asked for permission to dive, or submerge, at 3 a.m. local time (3 p.m. ET) before losing contact. 'After permission was given to dive according to the procedure, the submarine lost contact and could not be reached,' Indonesia's Defence Ministry said. The navy requested help ...
Wizkid’s ‘Come Closer’ Certified Platinum In UK, Gold In Australia
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Wizkid’s ‘Come Closer’ Certified Platinum In UK, Gold In Australia

Nigerian singer, Wizkid, has achieved another feat with his 2017 song, Come Closer, which features Canadian superstar, Drake. The song has been certified platinum in the UK and gold in Australia. His new achievement comes shortly after the iconic singer bagged a Grammy Award. Wizkid won the Best Music Video for his song with Beyoncé; Brown Skin Girl, from Lion King: The Gift album. According to the BRITS Certified Awards website, songs are awarded platinum status when they achieve 600,000 units of sales. The records are awarded the gold status for 400,000 units and silver for 200,000 units, but this would be based on Official Charts Company data. Reacting to the news, Leandro Hidalgo, who is the mixing engineer for the song, Come Closer, took to his Instagram account to show ...
Inside the ‘completely lawless’ town in Australia where horrific rape and violence runs rampant because they have no police
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Inside the ‘completely lawless’ town in Australia where horrific rape and violence runs rampant because they have no police

A small town in Australia has been branded "completely lawless" as its lack of police presence has made horrific sex attacks and violence run rampant. The town known as Fregon, in Southern Australia is totally off the radar of cops, and has now been thrust into the spotlight after a nurse was brutally raped and murdered. Fregon is an Aboriginal community, where Indigenous peoples of the Australian mainland live. It is one of six in the APY lands. Home to up to 300 people at any one time, the closest police are located more than half an hour away in Umuwa - which is not permanently manned by police itself. A nurse known as Gayle Woodford, 56, took up a job with Nganampa Health Council in South Australia, and often went to Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. ...
Baptist College Changed Dress Code To Accomodate Hijab In Australia
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Baptist College Changed Dress Code To Accomodate Hijab In Australia

A Singaporean father’s worry about his girl going to a Baptist college quickly vanished after the school authorities said they were changing the dress code to accommodate his hijabi daughter, World Of Buzz reported. “When Sumaiyah joined the local Baptist College, we were informed that she was the first hijabi student in the middle high school college,” Syahrom Rahmad, a Singaporean Muslim father who is currently living in Australia, said. “The principal of the college took the effort to prepare a praying area for Sumaiyah.” He elaborated further his wife had a discussion with the principal and they proposed to the board members that hijab and clothing that cover aurat (private parts) be included as part of the school uniform. The board members agreed on the proposal and st...
NDLEA Intercepts Cocaine and Heroine Concealed in Earrings and Cream Containers at Different Courier Companies in Lagos
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NDLEA Intercepts Cocaine and Heroine Concealed in Earrings and Cream Containers at Different Courier Companies in Lagos

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA has intercepted well-concealed parcels of cocaine, heroin, and other hard drugs that were to be shipped to the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Australia, Maldives, and New Zealand. A notorious drug trafficker, Sikiru Owolabi, who owned two of the parcels, has been traced and arrested after days of intelligence gathering and surveillance by NDLEA operatives. NDLEA undercover agents attached to two international courier companies in Lagos made the seizures. A statement by the spokesperson of the agency, Femi Babafemi today March 23, said the suspect was arrested after 1kg of cocaine concealed in cream containers and was to be shipped to Dublin in Northern Ireland was intercepted at one of the courier firms in Lagos. This was ...
Snake Seen Trying To Mate With Garden Hose After Mistaking It For Another Snake
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Snake Seen Trying To Mate With Garden Hose After Mistaking It For Another Snake

A deadly snake was captured after 'getting confused' and trying to mate with a garden hose. The eastern brown snake, one of the deadliest snakes in the world, had wandered into a woman's garden in Australia and may have been mating with another snake before getting mixed up and latching onto the hose Snake wranglers called to deal with the deadly reptile that had taken up residence in an elderly woman’s garden were stunned to discover that it had taken something of a fancy to her garden hose. The male eastern brown snake "must have been confused,” said the snake catcher, after finding another snake near the long rubber hose and getting the two mixed up. Writing on Facebook, a representative from Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 said: “When we arrived at a call for a big bro...
EndSARS: Nigerian Man Protests In Australia With His Daughters (Photos)
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EndSARS: Nigerian Man Protests In Australia With His Daughters (Photos)

A Nigerian man again rather than remain silent and complicit has taken to the police headquarters and the supreme court in Australia with his daughters to protest against police brutality, bad governance and most of all the unjust killings and massacre of peaceful protestors at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos, Nigeria during the "end sars" peaceful demonstrations. He wrote: 20|10|2020 For those of us free Nigerians who remain alive and well, our duty is to bring to justice to all those who directly or indirectly carried out or contributed to this carnage. If this cannot be done in Nigeria, then we must ensure it is done abroad. Waiting for them to stand on the judgement day will be too long. We ensure that their judgement day begins here on earth. We must build a new Nigeria and a new ...
Over 350 Pilot Whales Dead In Australia’s Worst Stranding In History (Photos)
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Over 350 Pilot Whales Dead In Australia’s Worst Stranding In History (Photos)

Nearly 380 pilot whales have been confirmed dead off the coast of Tasmania as rescuers battle to save the remaining few that are still alive in one of the world's largest ever mass strandings. Authorities have confirmed that a total of more than 470 of the marine creatures were discovered on Wednesday morning about five kilometres south of the original stranding site at Macquarie Harbour, the largest in the country's history. Some 50 whales were successfully rescued and coaxed back to the open ocean but the remaining 30 animals still alive remain stranded on a shallow sandbar off Tasmania's west coast. The search effort was initially launched on Monday after 270 were spotted struggling in shallow water on Monday. Rescue teams are now racing against the clock to save the wha...
EFCC arrests two pairs of brothers and three others for alleged Internet Fraud In Ibadan
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EFCC arrests two pairs of brothers and three others for alleged Internet Fraud In Ibadan

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, have arrested two pairs of brothers: Ayoola Timilehin, Olusola Timilehin, and Oladayo Fayemi, Tolulope Fayemi and three others suspected to be internet fraudsters. The other three suspects arrested with them are Temitope Kumuyi, Babatunde Oyelakin, and Olanrewaju Ibrahim. They are all between the 20 and 30.   They were arrested at their hideout on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at Alaka, Elebu area of Ibadan, Oyo State. The suspects were arrested based on intelligence linking them with opulence without any identifiable means of livelihood. Items recovered from them, include: four cars, laptops, exotic phones, and a stamp bearing the identity of the bursary section of Queensland Univer...
Super Falcons Home Kit Nominated For Best Jersey At 2019 Women’s World Cup
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Super Falcons Home Kit Nominated For Best Jersey At 2019 Women’s World Cup

The home kit of the Super Falcons at the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France has been nominated for best jersey at the tournament. This was announced on FIFA’s Women’s World Cup verified Twitter handle on Sunday. The Super Falcons home kit was selected alongside that of Australia, Norway and Germany. FIFA Tweeted that the jerseys were mentioned the most during the World Cup and decided to ask fans to chose their favourite in a poll on their handle. After the conclusion of the votes the jersey with the highest per cent will be declared the winner. The Super Falcons made it to the round of 16 at last year’s World Cup where they lost 3-0 to German in the first knock out stage. Since sportswear giants nike unveiled it in 2018, the current Nigerian home kit has continued to r...
Coal Miners Discover 160-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Footprints In Australia
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Coal Miners Discover 160-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Footprints In Australia

Ancient dinosaur footprints stumbled upon by coal miners in Queensland prove that a huge dinosaur larger than the average Tyrannosaurus Rex once roamed through the region's swampland, a local palaentologist says. The footprints, that measure up to 80cm in length, were discovered by miners in the 1950s and 1960s but were only recently studied by scientists at the University of Queensland. Head researcher and paleontologist Dr Anthony Romilio told Daily Mail Australia he had no idea why such significant fossils had not been analysed before. 'This is the largest footprint that we have of a meat-eating dinosaur,' he said. '(The footprint) is 80cm in length which translates to ten metres in (body) length from snout to tail tip, and to put that into perspective the largest known T-...
Over A 100 COVID-19 Cases Recorded In French Slaughterhouse
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Over A 100 COVID-19 Cases Recorded In French Slaughterhouse

At least, no fewer than 100 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus at a slaughterhouse in western France, the regional health authorities said Wednesday. The cases follow coronavirus outbreaks at meat plants not only in France but also in Germany, Spain, Australia, the United States and Brazil – where people tend to work in close proximity. A total of 109 personnel have tested positive for Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus, at a slaughterhouse in Cotes d’Armor following a second wave of testing, the ARS regional health authority said in a statement. Some 818 people have been tested at the plant, it added. Those diagnosed as having the disease are being contacted by employee insurance firms that have identified all their contacts at risk of catching th...
Rare Dinosaur That Roamed Antarctica 110 Million Yrs Ago Found In Australia
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Rare Dinosaur That Roamed Antarctica 110 Million Yrs Ago Found In Australia

Researchers in Australia discovered the fossil of a rare and still mysterious dinosaur they believe roamed Antarctica 110 million years ago. The fossil is a single vertebrae from the elaphrosaurs genus, part of the theropod family and a relative of the Tyrannosaurus rex and Velociraptor. According to a team of researchers from Swinburne University, the new species of elaphrosaurs had a long and thin torso - around four times as long as it was tall - and lived on a diet of mainly plants. The fossil was originally discovered in 2015 at a popular site on Cape Otway a few hours outside Melbourne, nicknamed Dinosaur Cove. The site is part of a volunteer-led initiative to help paleontologists search for new fossils, called the Dinosaur Dreaming Project. The elaphrosaur vertebrae...
How The World’s Most Dangerous Bird, Cassowary Got Its Unique Feathers
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How The World’s Most Dangerous Bird, Cassowary Got Its Unique Feathers

It's been called the world's most dangerous bird. Its long dagger-like middle toes, in fact, were responsible for the death of a man in Florida last year. But what excites scientists about the cassowary — a large, emu-like, flightless bird — is its distinctive look. With its black iridescent feathered body, its blue, turquoise and magenta neck and horned crest or casque, it's been described as looking like a "high-fashion dinosaur." "It's a little over a meter tall. It's pretty heavy. Their bones are dense. They definitely can cause some damage," said Chad Eliason, a staff scientist and postdoctoral fellow at the Field Museum in Chicago and an author of a new paper on the giant bird that published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances. The southern cassowary can inflict seri...
Australia Outlines Three-Step Plan For Easing Restrictions
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Australia Outlines Three-Step Plan For Easing Restrictions

Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison is speaking now. He is outlining the steps the country will take to achieve a “Covid-safe economy in July of this year”. Step one will “enable greater connection with friends and family” Things that will be allowed include: Gatherings up to 10 people, and five guests in your own home. Children back in classrooms and in playgrounds in their communities. Recreational activities such as golf, lap swimming and boot camps. Retail and small cafes and restaurants reopening. Interstate recreational travel, starting again. An easing of restrictions for funerals. Step two, Morrison says, “will allow larger size gatherings up to 20 people, including for venues such as cinemas and galleries, more retail openings on sector-based Covid-safe...
Australian Prime Minister Continues To Differ In Virus Origin
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Australian Prime Minister Continues To Differ In Virus Origin

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison spoked about Australia’s position on the theory repeated by Trump and Mike Pompeo that the virus emerged from a laboratory in Wuhan. Scott Morrison has carefully declined to buy into the lab origin theory over the past week, saying he had “not seen anything that suggests that conclusively”. First of all, in terms of Secretary Pompeo, I want to extend my best wishes to him and his family. He just lost his father, and I know from recent experience how difficult that must be. He’s an extraordinary fellow and I’m sure his father would have been incredibly proud of him. So, all my best to you, Mike. I’ve already made comment on these matters. I think what is important is we find out, and the world doesn’t yet know – I raised this at the meet...
Australia Ground International Travels As Govt Moves To Restore 850,000 Jobs
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Australia Ground International Travels As Govt Moves To Restore 850,000 Jobs

Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, says international travel will not be happening in the forseeable future. Australia’s treasury says that 850,000 jobs will be restored in coming months. Morrison says: Those 850,000 jobs I’m advised by treasury, that includes those who may be on JobSeeker or JobKeeper now. People stood down, going back to full employment. And those, that work is being done based on the steps you can see here today.”
Australia Lorry Crash Leaves Four Police Officers Dead
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Australia Lorry Crash Leaves Four Police Officers Dead

police officers have been reported dead following a crash involving a lorry in Melbourne. The police chief for the state of Victoria has expressed shock over he incident saying it was the death was the worst in the entire history of the state’s police force. According to the police, the late officers had stopped a car for over speeding on a motorway when the lorry ran into them. Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton stated that the lorry driver is under security watch in hospital and would undergo drug and alcohol test. Mr Ashton said the lorry driver has not been able to speak. Adding that “When it’s possible for him to be interviewed he will be interviewed.” “Tonight, somewhere in our city, four families’ hearts are breaking. Our hearts are breaking with them....
Australia To Force Google, Facebook To Pay Domestic Media To Use Content
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Australia To Force Google, Facebook To Pay Domestic Media To Use Content

Australia will force Facebook Inc (FB.O) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google to share advertising revenue with local media firms, the country’s treasurer said on Monday, becoming one of the first countries to require digital platforms to pay for content they use. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the move comes after talks with Facebook and Alphabet failed to yield a voluntary code to address complaints by domestic media players that the tech giants have too tight a grip on advertising, their main source of income. “We understand the challenge that we face, this is a big mountain to climb,” Frydenberg told reporters in Canberra. “These are big companies that we are dealing with but there is also so much at stake, so we’re prepared for this fight.” The government has now asked the...
Gospel Singer Yemi Oluwadaisi a.k.a Ododo Is Dead
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Gospel Singer Yemi Oluwadaisi a.k.a Ododo Is Dead

The Nigerian music scene has lost a talent following the death of Yemi Oluwadaisi (a.k.a Ododo). The news of the death of the gospel musician, voice-over artist and producer was shared by Lara Wise. In her sad announcement, Lara Wise revealed that Ododo died on Sunday although she wasn’t aware of it until another mutual friend in Australia called to share the news. Wise in her post described Yemi as a dead sister. She wrote: “I lost a friend yesterday. I didn’t know she passed A mutual friend called from Australia to inform me this morning Yemi Yemi Oluwadaisi ‘Ore-Ore’ Rest In Peace dear sister. You have joined the heavenly choir.” The late singer was the presenter of ‘How E Be’ with Ododo on Faaji 106.5 FM and also a co-producer and researcher of the morning show ‘Oyela’...
Tourists Forced To Write ‘I Am So Sorry’ 500 Times For Breaching Coronavirus Lockdown In India (Photo)
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Tourists Forced To Write ‘I Am So Sorry’ 500 Times For Breaching Coronavirus Lockdown In India (Photo)

Ten foreigners were forced to repent by writing “I am so sorry” 500 times for breaching Coronavirus lockdown in India. Recall authorities in India imposed a nationwide lockdown with residents only permitted to leave their homes only for essential services such as buying groceries and medicine. On Sunday, April 12, the ten travellers from Israel, Mexico, Australia, and Austria were caught taking a walk in Rishikesh, an ancient city where The Beatles sought spirituality in 1968. Local police officer Vinod Sharma said they were each made to write “I did not follow the rules of lockdown so I am so sorry” 500 times. More than 700 foreign tourists from the US, Australia, Mexico and Israel staying in the area had flouted the lockdown rules, Sharma said, adding the unusual punishme...
Relieve As Australia Scientists Discover Already Existing Drug That Kills Coronavirus
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Relieve As Australia Scientists Discover Already Existing Drug That Kills Coronavirus

The Scientists in Australia have found an already existing drug that kills COVID-19 in the laboratory within 48 hours. The drug, Ivermectin, is used to treat head lice and is available all over the world. Researchers at Monash University found that a single dose of Ivermectin stops the SARS-CoV-2 virus growing in cell culture. But the research is in its early stages and Ivermectin, an anti-parasitic drug, has not yet been tested on persons infected with COVID-19. According to British tabloid Daily Mail, the next step is for scientists to determine the correct human dosage, to make sure the level used in vitro is safe for humans. The scientists warned that it could take at least a month before human trials start. ‘We found that even a single dose could essentially remove...
Disgraced Cardinal Pell awaits appeal verdict
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Disgraced Cardinal Pell awaits appeal verdict

Cardinal George Pell will learn whether his appeal against child sex abuse convictions has been successful Tuesday when Australia’s High Court hands down its judgement. The former Vatican treasurer is trying to overturn a six-year sentence for sexually abusing two 13-year-old choirboys at a Melbourne cathedral in the 1990s. Pell, who once helped elect popes, is the highest-ranking Catholic Church official ever convicted of child sex crimes. He maintains his innocence. The 78-year-old was found guilty on five charges by a jury in December 2018 before losing his first appeal in Victoria state’s Court of Appeal last August. Judges could yet deny Pell’s appeal, order a retrial or quash his conviction altogether. One of Australia’s highest-profile court cases, the judgement w...
COVID-19 Will Be More Aggressive In The Southern Hemisphere As Winter Approaches
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COVID-19 Will Be More Aggressive In The Southern Hemisphere As Winter Approaches

Dr Wang Hu who studied the COVID-19 behavior since January say countries in the southern hemisphere should brace themselves for the worst fight against the COVID-19. “The virus transmission rate increases in low temperatures and we fear that if the countries in the southern hemisphere are not well prepared the virus would hit them very hard in the coming months. Winter is approaching in the southern part of the world and the climate of most of the countries in the southern hemisphere makes the perfect conditions for the virus to thrive” “Countries that will provide a climate that will be favorable for the virus to prevail in in May, June, and July are the following. Chile, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Uruguay and Brazil. South America could report t...
Nigerian Paralympic Gold Medalist, Ndidi Nwosu Is Dead
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Nigerian Paralympic Gold Medalist, Ndidi Nwosu Is Dead

One of Nigeria’s renowned power-lifters and star at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Ndidi Nwosu, is dead. The death of Nwosu was confirmed by Queen Uboh, the former President of the Nigeria Powerlifting Federation. According to Ms Uboh, the husband of the late powerlifter Ikechukwu Nwosu, called her to convey the sad news of the demise of the world champion. She said: “Ndidi sustained an injury from the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. She was a heavyweight powerlifter. I had actually assisted by paying for two of the surgeries she had in Owerri but after the surgery, she was never the same again. “She had been off and on in the hospital and that was why she couldn’t take part in this last World Cup. “Even before she died, she appeared to me in the dream....
‘Star Wars’ Actor Andrew Jack Dies From Coronavirus At 76
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‘Star Wars’ Actor Andrew Jack Dies From Coronavirus At 76

Andrew Jack, who appeared in ‘Star Wars’ and acted as a dialect coach on ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ film trilogy, has died of coronavirus complications. He was 76. He succumbed to the illness at a hospital in UK while his wife Gabrielle Rogers had to remain in quarantine in Australia unable to say goodbye in person. Jack’s representative Jill McCullough was reported to have said that social distancing restrictions have left doubt about whether a full funeral is feasible. Jack played a resistance officer in the first two movies of the new ‘Star Wars’ trilogy and also acted as a dialect coaching for his co-stars. Only this year he was coaching Robert Pattinson for The Batman which shut down production in Britain on March 14 Jack helped create the dialects for the various fict...
Tom Hanks announces positive test for coronavirus
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Tom Hanks announces positive test for coronavirus

Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have both tested positive for coronavirus, the US actor said Wednesday. Hanks, 63, said he and Wilson came down with a fever while in Australia, where he is set to film a new movie about the life of Elvis Presley. “To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the coronavirus, and were found to be positive,” he wrote in a statement posted to Instagram. Hanks is the first major Hollywood star to publicly state that he has the virus that is sweeping around the world. The pair will now be isolated and monitored, wrote Hanks. “We’ll keep the world posted and updated,” he added, along with a photo of a surgical glove placed inside a biohazard trash bag. The Elvis film directed by Baz Luhrmann features Hanks as ...
Lady, 24 Tattoos Whole Body Including Eyes And Privates (Pictures)
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Lady, 24 Tattoos Whole Body Including Eyes And Privates (Pictures)

A woman says her eyeballs tattoo was "worth" the "immense pain". Amber Breena Luke has splashed out more than £20,000 on tattoos all over her body and didn't stop at her skin. The 24-year-old tattoo fanatic from New South Wales, Australia, said: "My eyeballs caused me the most immense pain I've endured so far, but they're worth it. "Every morning when I wake up and look at my eyeballs, it makes me happy because blue is my absolute favourite colour." Amber said the first time she got inked was when she was just 16, and as soon as the tattoo gun "penetrated" her skin, it "felt like home". According to The Mirror Online, she said: "At first it was because I wanted to know what the feeling was like - I craved it even though I had no idea what it felt like. "Once the needle is ...
Bushfires, Cyclone, Torrential Rain Hit Australia’s Coasts
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Bushfires, Cyclone, Torrential Rain Hit Australia’s Coasts

After months of fires, Australia's east and west coasts grappling with torrential rain, strong winds, hail and heat. Severe bushfires have burned through parts of Western Australia (WA), while other parts of the state deal with the aftermath of a powerful cyclone and the country's east coast faces potential life-threatening flash flooding. After months of fires that destroyed millions of hectares of land, Australia has been hit in recent weeks by wild weather that has alternately brought heavy downpours, hail storms, gusty winds and hot and dry air. About a dozen fires were burning in WA on Sunday, with severe fire danger expected in several districts, according to fire services and the state's Bureau of Meteorology. Daytime temperatures in some of the districts were forecast...
Poeti Norac Dies at 24, Months after Moving to Australia to Start a new Life
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Poeti Norac Dies at 24, Months after Moving to Australia to Start a new Life

A French surfing champion has tragically died at the age of 24 just months after relocating to Australia to start a new life. The French Surfing Federation announced the death of Poeti Norac, a longboard champion. The young woman, who is believed to have been living in Australia for only a few months, is said to have died on the Sunshine Coast in southern Queensland, near Brisbane last Saturday. The circumstances of her death are still unclear. The federation said: "The surfing community has lost a family member, a beautiful person with a radiant smile, an artist on her big board and whose enthusiasm radiated in [the] Vendee [region] and everywhere else. "A ceremony in tribute to Poeti will take place soon, the date and place of which we will communicate to you." The ...
Coronavirus: Algeria, Morocco, Other Countries Evacuate Citizens From China
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Coronavirus: Algeria, Morocco, Other Countries Evacuate Citizens From China

Thousands of foreigners are among millions of people stuck in the central Chinese city of Wuhan as the country struggles to get to grips with the spread of a SARS-like virus which has claimed 132 lives nationwide. These are the plans so far by foreign governments to evacuate their citizens from the epicentre of the outbreak: – ASIA PACIFIC – Australia The foreign ministry said Tuesday it was working on a plan to transport home all Australian nationals, most of whom it said are dual nationals. Officials added they had received about 400 calls from Australians in China registering for evacuation. Canberra does not have a consulate in Wuhan but Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government is negotiating with Chinese officials over the arrangements. He said officials are talking...
Rolls-Royce Sold A Record 5,152 Cars In 2019, The Highest Ever
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Rolls-Royce Sold A Record 5,152 Cars In 2019, The Highest Ever

BMW-owned Rolls-Royce Motor Cars sold a record 5152 luxury cars across more than 50 countries in 2019, the highest annual figure ever in the Rolls-Royce’s 116-year history. That marked a 25% increase over the 4,107 vehicles it sold in 2018. The Americas remained the Rolls-Royce’s largest market in 2019, with about a third of its sales. This is followed by China and Europe. Russia, Singapore, Australia and Japan all reported record sales. Despite being dismissed as too big and expensive, the Cullinan was Rolls-Royce’s major contribution to the sales growth in 2019. The 3-ton high-riding SUV, which starts at $330,000, typically retails for over $400,000 after the usual add-ons and customizations. Rolls-Royce also claims their were high demands for Ghost, Dawn and its top of the ...
Pink pledges $500k to help Australia battle bushfires
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Pink pledges $500k to help Australia battle bushfires

Pink has pledged a donation of $500,000 to help firefighters battle the Australian bushfires that have left thousands fleeing their homes. "I am totally devastated watching what is happening in Australia right now with the horrific bushfires," Pink said on Twitter. "My heart goes out to our friends and family in Oz." The pop star, whose real name is Alecia Beth Moore, said she would be donating directly to local fire services. Pink is one of many celebrities, including LaMelo Ball and Nick Kyrgios, who have pledged donations to help fight the wildfires. Three fires combined on Saturday to form a single blaze bigger than the New York borough of Manhattan, as Australian firefighters battle what has been predicted to be the most catastrophic day yet in an already devastating bushfire s...
‘Naked Philanthropist’, Kaylen Ward Raises $60k For Victims Of Australia Wildfires In 24 Hours
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‘Naked Philanthropist’, Kaylen Ward Raises $60k For Victims Of Australia Wildfires In 24 Hours

A beautiful lady on social media identified as Kaylen Ward, has been tagged an Angel after she used a creative way to get people to donate money for the victims of wildfires in Australia. Ms. Kaylen, a sex worker, offered to send her n* des to people who donate at least 10$ to fundraiser for the victims of wildfire in Australia. “I’m sending n* des to every person who donates atleast $10 to any one of these fundraisers for the wildfires in Australia. Every $10 you donate = one nude picture from me to your DM. You must send me confirmation that you donated,” she tweeted. Kaylen, whose social media followers has skyrocketed to over 40,000, was able to use her body to draw donations from around the world after her tweet goes viral with thousands of retweets. As at the time of fili...
Australia Bushfires Death Toll Reaches 12 with  Four People Missing
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Australia Bushfires Death Toll Reaches 12 with Four People Missing

The death toll from the bushfires in Australia has reached 12 with at least four people missing. The deadly bushfires have now destroyed a bigger area and the military has been called in to help fight the flames which show no sign of being brought under control, Daily Mirror reports. A three-year drought in large parts of Australia created tinder-dry conditions and this led to the devastating bushfires. Twelve people have now lost their lives in fire-related deaths across Australia since blazes broke out a few months ago. The flames have been fanned by soaring temperatures with columns of fire and smoke blackening entire towns on Monday and Tuesday this week. Thousands of residents and holidaymakers were forced to seek shelter on beaches. Many stood in shallow water to ...
Mass Evacuation In Australia As Heat Risk Rises
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Mass Evacuation In Australia As Heat Risk Rises

Thousands of people were urged to evacuate parts of Australia's southeast on Monday, as a new heatwave left firefighters across the country bracing for another round of potentially catastrophic bushfire. Hundreds of blazes are burning across Australia, as a bushfire season that started earlier than usual in the southern hemisphere spring continues to wreak havoc. More than 30,000 people were told to evacuate Victoria state's popular East Gippsland region on Sunday amid fears soaring temperatures and gusting winds would increase three large blazes and cut off the last large road still open. Victoria Emergency Management agency warned it was "not possible" to provide assistance to all visitors in the area. "Although the area is quite remote, it is very popular at this time of...
Dad Killed 15ft Python Trying To Swallow His Son In Australia
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Dad Killed 15ft Python Trying To Swallow His Son In Australia

It was dragging him away. A 15 foot scrub python has attacked a four-year-old boy in north Queensland. He said screams of his son alerted him when the snake latched on to his son's leg. The brave father has told of the terrifying moment he saved his four-year-old son from a 15ft scrub python by killing it with a sledgehammer. Mr Thompson saw the snake with its jaws locked around his son as it tried to drag the terrified youngster away. Recalling the ordeal, he said: 'Clifford was holding onto the side of the boardwalk and it was pulling him, literally, pulling him under into the bush. 'I ran straight up and punched it at that stage and it let go. 'But as soon as I let go, it curled right back up and bit him again. So I grabbed it, pretty much, as hard as I could...
England’s Female Players Demand Equal Pay From FA After Australia’s Historic Deal
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England’s Female Players Demand Equal Pay From FA After Australia’s Historic Deal

Jordan Nobbs and Beth England have called for the English FA to pay men and women the same in football after Australia's landmark deal. The Matildas secured a historic deal with the Football Federation Australia (FFA) that will see them climb up the pay scale to match their male counterparts. Chelsea midfielder England believes it would be a "long process" for her international team to secure the same benefits. But the 25-year-old England international has insisted it is an "ongoing battle" that the Lionesses must continue to fight. "I think any women's footballer wants to be respected and equal to their male counterparts," she told BBC Sport. Australia's deal moves them in the same bracket as New Zealand and Norway for countries that put male and female players on the same ...
Australia Passes Law To Pay Male And Female Footballers Equal Pay
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Australia Passes Law To Pay Male And Female Footballers Equal Pay

Australia’s professional women soccer players will be given the same base pay as men in a one-year extension to a collective bargaining agreement. Players in Australia’s W-League will have their annual minimum remuneration hiked 33 percent to A$16,344 ($11,400), with their base hourly rate matching the men’s A-League, Football Federation Australia and the players union said on Friday. “We’re very proud that we have been able to anchor the minimum conditions for W-League players to those of A-League players,” Professional Footballers Australia CEO John Didulica said in a statement. “It’s a moment in time that the players should be proud of.” The deal will reduce the gender pay gap in Australian football but male players stand to earn significantly more due to their greater ...
Priceless Moment For A Fan, As He Finally Meets Wizkid In Australia
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Priceless Moment For A Fan, As He Finally Meets Wizkid In Australia

Here is a priceless moment for a fan as he finally meets Wizkid in Australia. After getting the chance to meet Wizkid in Australia, the excited fan acted in the most unbelievable manner while gasping for breath. Watch the video below Thank you Mr @sundayaree for allowing me to see @wizkidayo ????????!!! I’m a Fucken fan????!!! @wizkidayo u made my Fucken night ???? pic.twitter.com/lkkj1qgWus — Saint Κύριλλος 4PF ??? (@cyril_okan) October 11, 2019
Israel Adesanya Knocks Out Robert Whittaker Now UFC Middleweight Champion
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Israel Adesanya Knocks Out Robert Whittaker Now UFC Middleweight Champion

Nigerian-New Zealander professional mixed martial artist, kickboxer, and boxer, Israel Adesanya yesterday night knocked out his opponent Robert Whittaker to become the new UFC middleweight champion. Israel Adesanya made history yesterday in the biggest fight in Australian MMA when the interim middleweight champion faced 185-pound titlist Robert Whittaker for the undisputed middleweight title at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

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