Samsung Beats Apple To Become World’s Biggest Phone Maker

Samsung Electronics is now the world’s largest maker of mobile phones, memory chips and most profitable tech firm, going by its record quarterly earnings released today, The figures show that the South Korean tech giant is on course to overtake Apple as the world’s most profitable tech. The firm said huge sales of its new Galaxy S8 smartphone and demand for its memory chips were behind the jump in April-June and predicted another blockbuster report for the current quarter to September. It said operating profit soared a forecast-beating 72.9 percent from…

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UK To Ban Sale Of Petrol And Diesel-Powered Vehicles By 2040

The UK has said that it will begin to ban the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles from the year 2040 in a bid to reduce air pollution. The British High Court demanded the government produces plans to tackle illegal nitrogen dioxide pollution, which is largely caused by diesel emissions. “Diesel drivers are not to blame and, to help them switch to cleaner vehicles, the government will consult on a targeted scrappage scheme, one of a number of measures to support motorists affected by local plans,” a government spokesperson said. The…

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Transgender Persons Will Not Be Allowed To Serve In U.S. Military – Donald Trump

US president Donald Trump has said that transgender persons will not be allowed to serve in the US military. Trump made the statement on Twitter, adding that the decision was made after consulting with generals and military experts. See posts below:

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“I Am Making Good Progress,’’ Buhari Writes Guinea’s President

President Muhammadu Buhari, in a letter dated July 24, 2017, was written to thank the President of Guinea,  Mr. Alpha Conde, for the nationwide prayers held last week by Guineans for his recovery and good health. In the letter dated July 24, 2017, President Buhari, said that the action of Conde, “ is a gesture that I will forever cherish and treasure’’. According to Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), Buhari had earlier phoned Conde on the subject. Conde is the current Chairman of…

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Guinea Devotes 24 Hours Prayers For Buhari

The President of Guinea, Alpha Condé on Thursday, requested that all Muslims in the country pray for Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, who has been away from the country on a medical vacation in London for over two months. He said that the whole of Friday should be set aside prayers for Buhari’s health. Alpha made this known while addressing the country after a meeting with the country’s Council of Ministers. The Guinean leader had reportedly been scheduled to visit Nigeria in March to meet with President Buhari, but had been unable to due to…

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Nigerian Girls In Italy Are Forced Into Prostitution

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) on Friday said thousands of Nigerian migrant girls brought to Italy were in great danger of being forced into prostitution in Europe. The number of female Nigerians, many of them minors, often naive about their fate at the hands of traffickers, arrived by sea in Italy surged over the past three years from 1,454 in 2014 to 11,000 in 2016. The organisation’s spokesman, Flavio Di Giacomo, said at a news briefing in Geneva that some 4,000 Nigerian girls had arrived so far in 2017….

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Resigns

Sean Spicer

45-year old White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has quit, reportedly in protest at an organisational shake-up. According to reports, Mr Spicer stepped down because he was unhappy with President Donald Trump’s appointment of a new communications director. Combative Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci has been picked for the role that Mr Spicer partially filled. Mr Spicer’s press briefings were a cable news hit, but he withdrew from camera in recent weeks. He told US media that the White House “could benefit from a clean slate”. The shake-up comes amid…

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North Korea Threatens UN

On Friday North Korea threatened to take “corresponding measures” if the UN Security Council adopts another sanctions resolution in reaction to the North’s test-launch of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) on July 4. The North’s foreign ministry said in a statement carried by the official KCNA news agency that the ICBM test was an exercise of its legitimate right to self-defense against nuclear threat from the United States. The U.S. has been trying to get China and Russia to back a new UN Security Council resolution imposing stiffer sanctions on North…

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Climate Change: France To End Sales Of Petrol, Diesel Vehicles By 2014

The Paris climate change accord is being adhered to as France will end sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 as part of an ambitious plan to meet its targets under the Paris Climate Accord, Hulot announced Thursday. “We are announcing an end to the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040,” Hulot said, calling it a “veritable revolution”. Hulot acknowledged that reaching the goal would be “tough”, particularly for automakers, but said that French carmakers Peugeot-Citroen and Renault were well equipped to make the switch, reported the…

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Protests Rocks Hamburg As G-20 Summit Gets Underway

The Group of 20 economic summit began Friday in this northern German port city after clashes between protesters and police that could send ripples through the two days of meetings. German security forces used water cannons and pepper spray on Thursday to clear an anti-capitalist march in which a group with anarchist sympathies had a prominent presence. The skirmish followed an hour-long standoff adjacent to Hamburg’s harbor, where protesters were attempting to move from a public square toward the downtown conference center where Germany’s chancellor, ­Angela Merkel, is hosting foreign…

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