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Nigerian President set to claim a second term after troubled election

In a last-ditch effort to stop the official declaration of a winner, top opposition challenger Atiku Abubkar demanded a halt to the proceedings, claiming that data from smart card readers used in the vote had been manipulated. His party called for fresh elections in four states: Yobe, Zamfara, Nasarawa and …

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Back injury might sideline Carlisle for up to five months

Loading “He’s going to need to see a specialist, things aren’t improving, he hasn’t been able to train properly since really most of January now and it’s not getting better so we need to assess whether surgery is going to be an option. If it is, that’s going to mean …

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US House votes to reject Trump’s border wall emergency

But Trump has vowed to veto the measure if it reaches his desk, and a veto override, which requires a two-thirds majority of both chambers, is seen as unlikely. Earlier on Tuesday, the house agreed by a vote of 229-193 to move to final debate and a vote passing the resolution. …

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Eagles’ Kennedy, Hurn sign AFL extensions

Hurn, who has captained the Eagles for the past four years, will become just the eighth West Coast player to reach the 250-game milestone when he plays his second match of the 2019 season. Two-time Coleman Medal winner Kennedy is the Eagles’ record goal kicker with 551 goals in his …

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Esava Ratugolea back for Cats on Friday night

Geelong forward Esava Ratugolea is set to be unleashed once again against West Coast in Perth on Friday night having recovered from the broken ankle that ruined his 2018 season and, arguably, the Cats’ flag hopes last season. The 20-year-old forward played in the VFL late last season in a gallant …

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Samsung called ‘first’ on foldy phones and 5G, but it wasn’t ready

The other, arguably even more exciting, phone announced at the event shows the next real step forward. Folding phones are how we’re going to be able to get bigger screens to multitask and one day replace tablets; perhaps even laptops. Folding a screen still seems a little like science fiction, …

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Huawei exec mocks US spying allegations at MWC tech show

A top executive at Chinese tech supplier Huawei has poked fun at US intelligence as he sought to reassure people attending the world’s biggest mobile industry fair that the company’s technology is secure. Guo Ping, Huawei’s rotating chairman, used his keynote speech at MWC in Barcelona to fight back against …

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Tanya Plibersek dismisses ‘confected’ claims of university free speech crisis

“And I don’t accept this confected argument that there’s some crisis of freedom at our universities. It’s nothing more than a sad attempt at culture war,” she will tell the conference on Thursday. Loading “The Liberals and their allies in the hard right think tanks want it both ways. They’ll …

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Today’s defence strategies will soon be outdated

The key to addressing a situation is obviously, firstly, to understand it. This means observing what’s happening and coming up with intelligent responses to new developments. That’s why we have politicians. To think ahead, see what’s coming, and develop responses. Now both Defence Minister Christopher Pyne and his shadow, Richard Marles, are …

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Scott Morrison’s pea-and-thimble trick

But as we also had confirmed last week, the government plans to use credits earned during the current Kyoto Protocol – the global climate accord Kevin Rudd signed Australia up to in 2007 – to count against the Paris target. Indeed, the “Climate Solutions Package” released on Monday makes no …

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