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IMF downgrades world growth, warns of ‘precarious’ 2020

Global trade tensions, continued uncertainty and rising prospects for a no-deal Brexit are sapping the strength of the world economy, which faces a “precarious” 2020, the International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday. Trade conflicts are undercutting investment and weakening manufacturing, and the IMF urged countries to avoid using tariffs to resolve their differences. In the
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Fleeing priest breaks hip in car accident, caught with $18,000 stolen parish fund

Emergency workers responding to a car crash in a California town last month found a priest with a fractured hip and, much to their surprise, bags of cash he allegedly stole from the local parish. The Diocese of Santa Rosa, north of San Francisco, said in a statement on Monday that $18,000 in church collections
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New implant, vaccine trial offer fresh hope for HIV prevention

A matchstick-sized implant could revolutionise HIV prevention regimes after early trials suggested the device could stop at-risk people contracting the virus for up to a year at a time, new research showed on Tuesday. Unveiling their findings from a clinical trial at the 10th annual International AIDS Society conference in Mexico City, developers said the
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Here are all the nominees for the 2019 MTV VMAs

The winners of the 2019 MTV VMAs will be announced on August 26, 2019.
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Regime strikes kill seven civilians in northwest Syria

Regime strikes kill seven civilians in northwest Syria Regime bombardment on northwestern Syria killed at least seven civilians including children on Tuesday, a monitor said, a day after dozens were killed in raids targeting the opposition bastion.
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Spain PM loses first parliament vote to remain in power

Spanish caretaker prime minister Pedro Sanchez lost a first parliamentary confidence vote on Tuesday as he seeks to remain in power after an inconclusive general election. A second, decisive vote has been scheduled for Thursday afternoon, before which Sanchez needs to reach a coalition deal with far-left Podemos, a party that was once arch-rival. If
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Why we withhold Imo North senator-elect’s certificate of return —INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said that it would not be stampeded into issuing a certificate of return to the senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress for Imo North in the last general elections, Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu. The Commission said this in a statement issued by the National Commissioner in charge of Information
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Air Peace aircraft makes hard landing at Lagos Airport

An Air Peace aircraft on Tuesday made a hard landing at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
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U.S. imposes visa restrictions on Nigerians involved in 'undermining democracy'

U.S. imposes visa restrictions on Nigerians involved in 'undermining democracy' WASHINGTON, July 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday it had imposed visa restrictions on Nigerians it said were involved in trying to undermine democracy in presidential and parliamentary elections this year.
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Ministerial list: Buhari nominates serving lawmaker who dumped APC

Samson Folarin One of the newly inaugurated members of the House of Representatives, Emeka Nwajiuba, is among the 43 ministerial nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari, The PUNCH can report. Nwajiuba, a native of Ehime-Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State, is representing Okigwe South federal constituency. He was elected on the platform of the Accord
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