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    Entertainment ‘It’s Crippling to See What’s Happened.’ Why TMZ Producer Confronted Kanye West - news

    Van Lathan had never met Kanye West before the rapper showed up at the offices of celebrity news site TMZ on Tuesday and proclaimed that dwelling on slavery is a “choice” for African Americans. But like so many fans, Lathan felt like he already had a relationship with West. … Read more via...
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    Oil Struggles Near $68 as Inventory Gain Overshadows Iran Fears – Bloomberg

    Oil’s recovery buoyed by potential supply risks was capped by expanding U.S. crude inventories while American President Donald Trump nears a decision on whether to reimpose sanctions on Iran. Futures in New York were little changed after rising 1 percent on Wednesday, the biggest gain in two...
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    Xiaomi Files in Hong Kong for World’s Biggest IPO Since 2014 – Bloomberg

    Xiaomi Corp. became the first major company to use Hong Kong’s new rules for going public, filing for what’s expected be the world’s biggest debut since 2014. The Chinese smartphone maker is taking advantage of changes in the former British colony that mean companies with different share...
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    World U.S. Transfers Two Aircraft To Chad For Anti-Terror Campaign – Channels Television

    The United States on Wednesday formally handed over to Chad two light reconnaissance aircraft intended to help its forces fight a jihadist insurgency. Two single-engine Cessna 208Bs planes were officially transferred to the Chadian air force in a ceremony at its base outside the capital...
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    How poor budgeting hampers Nigeria police operations – Premium Times Nigeria

    Most of the operational equipment used by the Nigeria Police Force, Armoured Personnel Carriers, vehicles, body armours, communications equipment and boats are provided by state governments and the private sector, a new report by the Network of Police Reform in Nigeria has shown. The report...
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    Train hits car in Nairobi, two escape unhurt – Daily Nation | Home

    Two people escaped unhurt after a train hit their vehicle at Mutindwa railway crossing on Wednesday morning. The accident occurred at about 7am when a train headed to city centre from Ruiru encountered traffic on the railway track. Confirming … Read more via Daily Nation | Home –...