Journalist Didi Akinyelure looks at a fresh crop of young, enterprising men and women who have more reason than most to celebrate Nigeria's 56th year of independence.
news.bbc.co.uk | 30-Sep-2016 23:11
Children of Syria's Aleppo bear brunt of violent onslaught
BEIRUT (AP) — The 6-year-old girl was found trapped under the rubble of her home, destroyed by an airstrike in Syria's rebel-held city of Aleppo. "Dust!" she wailed as rescue workers pried away the stones and debris on top of her, finally freeing her and placing her on a stretcher as she screamed for her father.
Yahoo! News | 30-Sep-2016 23:07
'Annoying, opinionated loudmouth'
Electronic producer Moby has returned with a new project and pseudo-political manifesto Moby and the Pacific Void Choir
news.bbc.co.uk | 30-Sep-2016 23:06
American sweep and European rally at Ryder Cup
Yahoo! News | 30-Sep-2016 23:05
Sam Allardyce: Ex-England manager could face FA ban after newspaper revelations
Sam Allardyce could face an FA ban over the newspaper revelations that led to him stepping down as England manager.
bbc.co.uk | 30-Sep-2016 23:05
Animal TB threatens human health say vets and doctors
Animal tuberculosis, which is spread through contaminated food, is a greater threat to human health than previously realised, leading doctors and vets warn.
news.bbc.co.uk | 30-Sep-2016 23:04
5 soldiers killed in attack on Mexican army convoy
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The sons of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman were likely behind a brazen ambush on a military convoy using grenades and high-powered guns that left five soldiers dead and 10 wounded on Friday, officials said.
Yahoo! News | 30-Sep-2016 23:04
No.1 draft pick Simmons breaks foot
Number one draft pick Ben Simmons faces a delayed start to his NBA career after suffering a broken foot during training with the Phildalephia 76ers, the team confirmed on Friday. The 20-year-old Australian rookie sustained the injury after rolling an ankle during the session at Stockton University in New Jersey. X-rays and an MRI scan revealed a fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone on Simmons' right foot, the Sixers said.
Yahoo! News | 30-Sep-2016 23:02
The Latest: McIlroy's bow caps European comeback
Yahoo! News | 30-Sep-2016 23:02
Gary Johnson Is Probably The Healthiest Candidate For President
The 63-year-old Libertarian presidential nominee has run 17 marathons and four Ironman Triathlons. He doesn't drink or smoke cigarettes, though his doctor doesn't address his past marijuana use.
npr.org | 30-Sep-2016 22:58
Ryder Cup 2016: Europe fight to cut US lead to 5-3 at Hazeltine
Europe win three of the afternoon fourballs matches to cut the United States' lead on the first day of the Ryder Cup.
bbc.co.uk | 30-Sep-2016 22:57
Trump goes on offensive against former beauty queen, Clinton calls him 'unhinged'
By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump increased his attacks on a former beauty queen with a vague and unsubstantiated allegation about a sex tape in predawn Twitter posts on Friday that prompted Democratic rival Hillary Clinton to denounce him as "unhinged." Trump's refusal to drop his invective against Alicia Machado, the Miss Universe from Venezuela whom he criticized for gaining weight after she won the crown in 1996, threatened to damage his already weak standing among women and Hispanics. With less than six weeks to go until the Nov. 8 election, Trump made reference - without giving evidence - to a sex tape involving Machado, who had publicly denounced him all week as a humiliating bully.
Yahoo! News | 30-Sep-2016 22:55
Mexico prosecutors eye son in killing of film director, wife
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Officials say the murder of Mexican film director Leon Serment and his wife's subsequent death are believed to have been contract killings arranged by their son.
Yahoo! News | 30-Sep-2016 22:53
NTSB has yet to interview injured engineer in deadly crash
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — National Transportation Safety Board investigators held off questioning the engineer in the deadly Hoboken train crash because of his injuries Friday and struggled to lift clues from the train's black box recorders.
Yahoo! News | 30-Sep-2016 22:52
The Latest: Trump expects to spend about $100 million
Yahoo! News | 30-Sep-2016 22:51
The Latest: NAACP leader praises release of shooting videos
Yahoo! News | 30-Sep-2016 22:51
Syria conflict: Russia 'driving rebels into hands of extremists'
Russia's increasing military action in Syria is forcing moderate elements within the Syrian opposition into the hands of extremists, a US state department spokesman says.
news.bbc.co.uk | 30-Sep-2016 22:51
Mother sues airline for flying 5-year-old son to wrong city
Yahoo! News | 30-Sep-2016 22:49
NHL 2016-17: Odds stacked against Penguins repeating
After the Penguins paraded the Stanley Cup through the streets of Pittsburgh, Sidney Crosby took it to his hometown of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, Evgeni Malkin to Moscow and Phil Kessel to a children's hospital in Toronto as part of the summer-long celebration.
Yahoo! News | 30-Sep-2016 22:48
Managing the clock: staying calm along the chaos
Yahoo! News | 30-Sep-2016 22:45
76ers' Ben Simmons breaks bone in right foot
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons broke a bone in his right foot Friday during the Philadelphia 76ers' final training camp scrimmage at Stockton University.
Yahoo! News | 30-Sep-2016 22:44
Senators: Some mail-in voter registration deadlines defy law
Two Democratic senators say nine states are violating federal law with their mail-in voter registration deadlines for the November election, potentially disenfranchising thousands of people by blocking applications as many as three days earlier than other states.
Yahoo! News | 30-Sep-2016 22:43
Bid to block US net handover rejected
A judge rejects a last-ditch attempt to stop the handover of internet naming power from the US to a non-profit group.
news.bbc.co.uk | 30-Sep-2016 22:36
White House snafu: Obama transcript puts Jerusalem in Israel
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House rushed Friday to correct a diplomatic blooper after an official transcript listed Jerusalem as part of Israel, contradicting a delicate U.S. policy that takes no position on the city's status.
Yahoo! News | 30-Sep-2016 22:33
Doctor's letter says Gary Johnson 'extremely physically fit'
DENVER (AP) — Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, a triathlete who has climbed Mount Everest, released a letter Friday from his doctor declaring him "extremely physically fit" with no medical issues.
Yahoo! News | 30-Sep-2016 22:28
'Brangelina' reach stop-gap deal over kids
Angelina Jolie has reached a temporary agreement with Brad Pitt giving her custody of their six children and granting him visiting rights, reports said on Friday. Several celebrity gossip outlets reported that the divorcing couple were persuaded to agree to the detente by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. Both will get one-on-one counseling while Pitt has to undergo drug and alcohol testing, TMZ said, despite already voluntarily submitting to a test which came back negative.
Yahoo! News | 30-Sep-2016 22:22
Deutsche Bank pressure eases as US fine looks smaller
Heavy market pressure on Deutsche Bank eased Friday as a knowledgeable source told AFP the US fine over toxic debt it sold would be only $5.4 billion, not the $14 billion originally demanded. A person familiar with the talks between Deutsche Bank and the Department of Justice said an agreement could come in the next few days to settle the US government charges that the bank knowingly sold high-risk mortgage securities ahead of the 2008 financial crisis. Deutsche Bank and the Justice Department declined to comment on the news of a deal, as did the German finance ministry.
Yahoo! News | 30-Sep-2016 22:18
Feds list 7 Hawaii bee species as endangered, a first in US
HONOLULU (AP) — Federal authorities have added seven yellow-faced bee species, Hawaii's only native bees, for protection under the Endangered Species Act, a first for any bees in the United States.
Yahoo! News | 30-Sep-2016 22:17
Federal authorities list 7 species of Hawaii's yellow-faced bees as endangered, a first for any bees in the US
HONOLULU (AP) — Federal authorities list 7 species of Hawaii's yellow-faced bees as endangered, a first for any bees in the US.
Yahoo! News | 30-Sep-2016 22:16
Monarch holidays protection extended
Budget airline Monarch receives a temporary extension to its licence to sell package holidays and says it has secured "significant" new investment from shareholders.
news.bbc.co.uk | 30-Sep-2016 22:15
Murder charges filed in Amber Alert deaths of siblings
Yahoo! News | 30-Sep-2016 22:13
'Guac the Vote:' Houston taco trucks seek to register voters
At Tacos Tierra Caliente — a food truck parked in a section of Houston where Spanish is spoken as often as English — $1.50 can buy such street taco staples as pollo (chicken), barbacoa (shredded beef) ...
Yahoo! News | 30-Sep-2016 22:12
New York police to buy 1,000 body cameras
The New York Police Department, the largest city police force in the United States, has agreed to buy 1,000 body cameras, officials confirmed Friday. An official at the New York's mayor's office confirmed to AFP that the police department had agreed to order 1,000 body cameras from Seattle-based Vievu LLC. The city of more than 8.5 million people has around 34,500 uniformed police officers.
Yahoo! News | 30-Sep-2016 22:09
US official: Hackers targeted election systems of 20 states
Hackers have targeted the voter registration systems of more than 20 states in recent months, a Homeland Security Department official said Friday. The disclosure comes amid heightened concerns that foreign ...
Yahoo! News | 30-Sep-2016 22:08
IMF leader cites 'historic milestone' for China
WASHINGTON (AP) — Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, is calling the inclusion of China's renminbi as the fifth currency in an elite group of the world's reserve currencies an "important and historic milestone" for the international financial system.
Yahoo! News | 30-Sep-2016 22:03
Historic takeover of Puerto Rico's finances, agencies begins
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board on Friday took over Puerto Rico's finances and several government agencies for the first time in the U.S. territory's history in a bid to haul the island out of an acute economic crisis.
Yahoo! News | 30-Sep-2016 22:02
US rail safety under microscope after deadly crash
One woman was killed and more than 100 people injured when a commuter train traveling "at a high rate of speed" plowed into the station at Hoboken, New Jersey during the morning rush hour on Thursday. New Jersey's Republican Governor Chris Christie, a prominent ally in Donald Trump's race to become president, in July temporarily shut down $2.7 billion worth of New Jersey Transit projects in a political dispute with state Democrats. A federal law passed in 2008 required rail companies to adopt Positive Train Control, a technology designed to help prevent accidents, by the end of 2015.
Yahoo! News | 30-Sep-2016 22:01
The Latest: NTSB says probe into train crash is progressing
Yahoo! News | 30-Sep-2016 21:55
Harry Redknapp: Ex-Premier League boss filmed 'claiming players bet on match'
Ex-Premier League manager Harry Redknapp says his players bet on the result of one of their matches, the Daily Telegraph claims.
bbc.co.uk | 30-Sep-2016 21:54
US teen summer program sparks national backlash in Cuba
Yahoo! News | 30-Sep-2016 21:53
US blanks Europe in emotional Ryder Cup start
The United States whitewashed Europe 4-0 in Friday's opening alternate shot foursomes session at the Ryder Cup, the first time in 41 years the Americans blanked their rivals to start the team golf showdown. Not since a 1975 squad captained by Arnold Palmer, who died last Sunday at age 87, had the Americans dominated an opening session as they did at Hazeltine, never trailing to win two matches and coming from behind in two more with impressive late fightbacks. It has been an emotional couple of weeks with Arnold's passing.
Yahoo! News | 30-Sep-2016 21:52
Redskins' Norman fined $48,620 for hit vs. Giants receiver
Yahoo! News | 30-Sep-2016 21:50
Clinton calls Trump Twitter tirade 'unhinged, even for him'
Yahoo! News | 30-Sep-2016 21:49
USC football player accused of rape appears in Utah court
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A suspended University of Southern California football player charged with rape in Utah and facing allegations involving the same woman in California was ordered Friday not to contact the alleged victim.
Yahoo! News | 30-Sep-2016 21:45
Clinton moves to cement post-debate lead in pivotal Florida
Hillary Clinton embarked on a lightning swing through Florida on Friday, trying to strengthen a newly minted lead in the pivotal swing state and capitalize on a spasm of setbacks for her presidential opponent Donald Trump. The Democratic candidate barnstormed through populous southeast Florida, visiting Fort Pierce and Coral Springs, trying to rally reenergized supporters and boost her campaign war chest. Florida, with its prodigious number of electoral votes, has swung back toward Clinton since Monday's first presidential debate, polling shows, offering her a tantalizing opening to reach the White House.
Yahoo! News | 30-Sep-2016 21:44
Insurance tax rise 'a raid' on consumers, says industry
An increase in Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) which takes place on 1 October amounts to a "raid" on consumers, the industry says.
bbc.co.uk | 30-Sep-2016 21:37