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Tanitoluwa Adewumi in his family’s new apartment. Credit: Christopher Lee for The New York Times

Tani, 8-year-old homeless Nigerian Chess Champion, gets new apartment in New York

Three film companies are vying to make movies about Tani.

Donald Trump

Trump jubilates as Special Counsel Mueller finds no evidence of Russia collusion

The U.S. president has been under a sweeping investigation amidst suspicion he colluded with foreign elements to win 2016 elections.

3 million Britons sign petition to stop Brexit

More than 17 million Britons voted in favour of leaving the EU in a 2016 referendum while 16 million voted to remain.

Donald Trump

U.S. imposes new sanctions on Iran over weapon programmes

The U.S. says it will continue to apply maximum pressure to prevent Iran from developing weapons of mass destruction.

Kim Jong-Un

North Korea withdraws from joint liaison office with South Korean — Officials

The move follows a failed summit at the end of February between leaders of North Korea and the U.S., South Korea’s ally.

Kazakhstan on map (Photo Credit: Operation World)

Kazakhstan gets new leader first time in 30 years

President Nursultan Nazarbayev, 78, announced his resignation.

Indonesia flood (Photo Credit: India TV)

107 killed in Indonesia’s flash floods, 93 still missing

The natural disaster hit Jayapura district of the country last weekend.

Kazakhstan’s new President, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev[PHOTO CREDIT: BBC]

Kazakhstan gets new leader in 30 years

Former president Nursultan Nazarbayev, 78, announced his unexpected resignation in a televised address on Tuesday

Russian President, Vladimir Putin

Putin outlaws fake news, disrespect against Russian state

Mr Putin’s own human rights council last week condemned the parliament’s attempt to create such legislation, saying it would violate Russia’s constitution.

Plane Group Tails [Photo: AeroMorning.com]

German Pilots’ union concerned about pilotless planes

Mr Wahl also voiced concern about the increase in unmanned flying objects, such as drones.

Indonesian Capital city hit by flood [Photo: BBC]

Death toll in Indonesian floods rises to 79, dozens still missing

Over 350 homes were damaged and 43 people are still missing.

First respondents attending to an injured victim of the New Zealand mosque shootings [Photo: Daily Sabah]

Sports cancelled as traumatised New Zealand mourns shooting victims

A lone gunman killed 49 and wounded more than 20 at two Christchurch mosques on Friday.

British Prime Minister, Theresa May

British lawmakers back Brexit delay

The lawmakers also voted by 334 to 85 against a second referendum on EU membership.

Donald Trump

U.S. grounds 737 MAX jets, Boeing shares fall again

“We are going to be issuing an emergency order of prohibition to ground all flights of the 737 MAX 8 and the 737 MAX 9.”

U.S. soldiers

U.S. military to restrict transgender troops starting in April

The new rules will go into effect on April 12.

Syria forces used to illustrate the story [Photo credit: Al-Masdar News]

Heavy fight grips last Islamic State bastion in eastern Syria

Baghuz is the last significant territory still in the hands of the Islamic State.

Somali Police Force (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Eight killed in Somali market blast- Official

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Mullah Omar (Photo Credit: RFE/RL)

Taliban releases photos of mud house leader Mullah Omar hid in Afghanistan

In Kabul, the findings have angered government officials.

Ethiopian airlines

Ethiopia crash horror: China, Indonesia ground Boeing 737 MAX 8s

The Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max 8 plunged into farmland minutes after take-off from Addis Ababa for Nairobi on Sunday.

Nicolas Maduro

U.S. sanctions Russian bank over support for Venezuelan regime

The move is aimed at stepping up pressure on Venezuelan President Maduro’s embattled regime.

Nicolas Maduro

Venezuela is open to political dialogue not military force – Envoy

The official says his country is under economic and military attacks from the U.S.

A Catholic Church used to illustrate the story

French cardinal convicted of covering up sex abuse allegations

Philippe Barbarin, Archbishop of Lyon, was handed a six-month suspended prison sentence.

Thailand on Map used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Operation World]

Thai king sacks staff member for adultery

A three-time divorcee with seven children, the king ascended the throne unmarried.

Syria forces used to illustrate the story [Photo credit: Al-Masdar News]

Islamic State faces final territorial defeat in Syria battle

The SDF commander-in-chief said on Thursday that his force would declare victory within a week.

Zhores Alferov

Russian Nobel Prize winner for physics Alferov dies age 88

He was the first Russian to win a Nobel Prize since Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev won the peace prize in 1990.