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‘Strong sperm’ can impregnate women in swimming pools, child health commissioner says

‘Strong sperm’ can impregnate women in swimming pools, child health commissioner says NEWS DIGEST - An Indonesian commissioner for Child health and Protection, Sitti Hikmawatty, has said that women can get pregnant from swimming in the same pool as men...

Amid coronavirus fears, Japan to shut schools March 2

Amid coronavirus fears, Japan to shut schools March 2 NEWS DIGEST--Amid concern over the spread of coronavirus, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday the government will request all elementary, junior high and high schools to close from Monday, March...

Trump sues The New York Times over “defamatory statements”

Trump sues The New York Times over "defamatory statements” NEWS DIGEST--The 2020 campaign team of the United States President Donald Trump has filed a libel lawsuit against ‘The New York Times’ alleging that the newspaper “knowingly published false and defamatory...

Departed Hosny Mubarak entitled to state burial–Egyptian Govt

Departed Hosny Mubarak entitled to state burial--Egyptian Govt NEWS DIGEST--Egypt will hold a military funeral on Wednesday for Hosny Mubarak, the country’s long-time president who was toppled during the Arab Spring protest wave, state media reported. Mubarak, who ruled Egypt for...

After killing 15, Coronavirus claims 4 more lives in Iran

After killing 15, Coronavirus claims 4 more lives in Iran NEWS DIGEST--Iran on Wednesday reported four more novel coronavirus deaths among 44 new cases in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of fatalities to 19 and infections to...

Tension as opposition seeks end to Gnassingbe’s 53 year-rule in Togo

Tension as opposition seeks end to Gnassingbe’s 53 year-rule in Togo NEWS DIGEST--There is rising tension in Togo as the West African country prepares for another presidential election on Saturday, February 22, 2020. Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe is all but certain...

Vote to strengthen Islamic republic, Khomeini tells Iranians

Vote to strengthen Islamic republic, Khomeini tells Iranians NEWS DIGEST--Iran’s supreme leader said Tuesday it is a “religious duty” for people to vote in this week’s general election and strengthen the Islamic republic against the “propaganda” of its enemies. “Participating in...

S/Africa marks 30 years of Mandela’s release from prison

S/Africa marks 30 years of Mandela’s release from prison NEWS DIGEST--South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday marked the 30th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from jail with an address from the spot where the anti-apartheid icon made his first...

Queen Elizabeth’s grandchild divorces Canadian wife

Queen Elizabeth’s grandchild divorces Canadian wife NEWS DIGEST--Queen Elizabeth’s oldest grandchild Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn have separated and will divorce, a spokesman said Tuesday, piling more misery on Britain’s most famous family. Phillips, 42, and his Canadian wife Autumn...

Obamas’ first film wins Oscar’s best documentary

Obamas’ first film wins Oscar's best documentary NEWS DIGEST--The Barack and Michelle Obama-produced film “American Factory” snagged an Oscar on Sunday for best documentary — a win for Netflix, which backed the story of a manufacturing plant in the US...

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Food Security: Kano Partners Group on Foreign Agricultural Research

Food Security: Kano Partners Group on Foreign Agricultural Research AREWA AGENDA - Kano State AgroPastoral Development Project, KSADP, will forge long-term collaboration with the Consultative...

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