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There was pandemonium on Monday at Orji, a suburb town in Owerri, the Imo State capital, after a gas plant exploded, killing four persons. The tragedy occurred just three days after a truck, laden with diesel, rammed into an 18-seater bus at the Umuaka bridge end of the Owerri-Orlu Expressway. …

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Bill Gates elected to Chinese Academy of Engineering

– Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft and chairman of TerraPower, was elected to the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) Monday. Gates is the founder and chairman of TerraPower, a leading nuclear innovation company. He was among the 18 new foreign academicians elected to the institution, including President of the London-based …

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Pope in Myanmar: Francis sets off for tricky trip

Pope Francis has departed the Vatican for Myanmar on the first papal visit to the country that has this year been widely accused of ethnic cleansing. Focus will be likely be on whether he uses the term “Rohingya” to describe the country’s Muslim minority. Myanmar officials strongly reject the term, …

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Eleven dead in Tanzania plane crash: aviation company

Eleven people have died after a plane belonging to a safari company crashed in northern Tanzania, according to the aircraft’s owners, Coastal Aviation. “We are deeply saddened to report that eleven people have died in a single-plane accident this morning in Northern Tanzania,” the company said in a statement published on its …

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