Day: February 3, 2019

Health Services To Be Paralysed As Nurses Strike Begins On Monday

February 3, 2019

The Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) has stood its ground on the strike slotted for Monday, February 4. The Union’s  General Secretary Seth Panyako Saturday said that if a return-to-work formula is not fully implemented, then they will have no choice but to down tools, except for nurses in Mombasa, Migori and Machakos counties […]

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Yemi Osinbajo helicopter crash: Nigeria’s VP thanks crew

February 3, 2019

Nigeria’s vice-president has said he is “safe and sound” after surviving a helicopter crash as he was on his way to an election campaign rally. Yemi Osinbajo also tweeted his thanks to the crew of the aircraft for the way they handled the situation in the central town of Kabba. He and President Muhammadu Buhari […]

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Bomb threat shuts Australia international airport

February 3, 2019

There have been growing fears of terror-linked attacks by radicals inspired by Islamic State and other groups, with a foiled effort to target an Etihad flight with a crude bomb in Sydney in 2017. One of Australia’s busiest international airports was locked down after a man brandished a knife and made a bomb threat at […]

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The tech giants won’t like it, but a digital tax must become a reality

February 3, 2019

The OECD’s bid to tax digital services across the world’s 34 richest nations is a step towards fairness Tax authorities across Europe are increasingly asking themselves why, in the digital age, an ordinary citizen would pay tax if they could avoid doing so. Amazon, Facebook, Uber, eBay and Google do all they can to avoid […]

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Man arrested at Heathrow airport for ‘threatening behaviour’

February 3, 2019

Armed police called to T3 after initial reports of man seen in possession of a knife A man has been arrested by armed police on suspicion of threatening behaviour at Heathrow airport. A Metropolitan police spokesperson said officers were called to the airport’s Terminal 3 building at 7am on Sunday over reports of a man […]

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How to Do a Data ‘Cleanse’

February 3, 2019

New year, new you, right? You may be headed to the gym, but what about the health of your phone, computer and all your precious data? Here are some tips to get your digital life in order. By David Pogue If we need a checkup on our health, our finances or our cars, we can […]

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Brexit: Theresa May ‘determined’ to leave EU in March

February 3, 2019

By BBC Theresa May has said she is “determined” to deliver Brexit on time ahead of talks on the Irish backstop. Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, the prime minister said she would return to Brussels with a “fresh mandate, new ideas and a renewed determination”. Calls for an “alternative arrangement” for the Northern Ireland border […]

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UN Khashoggi probe wraps up in Turkey: what next?

February 3, 2019

Saudi Arabia refused to cooperate with UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard’s inquiry into Jamal Khashoggi’s killing. United Nations, New York – As the United Nations ‘ investigator into the death of Jamal Khashoggi leaves Turkey this weekend, it remains unclear whether her inquiry will get world powers to push harder to bring the Saudi journalist’s […]

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Ivory Coast ex-President Gbagbo to go to Belgium after ICC acquittal

February 3, 2019

Belgium has agreed to host Ivory Coast ex-President Laurent Gbagbo following his acquittal by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. Under his conditional release, Mr Gbagbo will not be allowed to leave Belgium, pending an appeal. He was the first former head of state to go on trial at the ICC. He had […]

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Ontario government fines Costco $7 million after illegal kickbacks

February 3, 2019

The Canadian Press TORONTO — Ontario’s government has fined Costco more than $7 million after finding that the company accepted illegal kickbacks at 29 pharmacies in warehouses across the province from 2013 to 2015. The Ontario Ministry of Health announced Friday it would penalize CWC Pharmacies (Ontario) Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Costco Wholesale […]

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