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South Korea Plead To North Korea To Avoid War.

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South Korea's President Moon Jae-in has called on the US to help bring about a "peaceful solution" to the deepening diplomatic crisis with its northern neighbour after days of threat and counter threat.

Donald Trump's recent comments that the US military is "locked and loaded" to deal with North Korea are part of an escalating war of words, with that warning coming in response to Pyongyang's threat to attack the US territory of Guam, a small Pacific island about 3,540 kilometres (2,200 miles) southeast of the Korean peninsula.

“There must be no more war on the Korean peninsula. Whatever ups and downs we face, the North Korean nuclear situation must be resolved peacefully,” Mr Moon told a meeting of senior aides and advisers. “I am certain the United States will respond to the current situation calmly and responsibly in a stance that is equal to ours,” he said.

Separately, Mr Moon met with the top US military officer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff …

Melania Trump Accused Of Imitating Michelle Obama.

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While President Donald Trump was condemned by Republicans and Democrats alike for not not calling out white supremacists for their "Unite the Right" march, which left one dead and at least 34 injured in its wake, first lady Melania Trump came in for criticism of a different kind despite her reaction to the violence hitting all the right notes.

Soon after the violence at the rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. "Our country encourages freedom of speech, but let's communicate w/o hate in our hearts. No good comes from violence. #Charlottesville.”

However, no sooner had the first lady put out her tweet that a meme started doing the round claiming that Meliania's response on Twitter was copied from a comment made by former first lady Michelle Obama last year.

Although it’s still an unproven claim whether Melania stole Obama's words, Twitter had a field day over the allegation as this would not be the first time that the first lady has been accused of plagiarisi…

NANS Calls On FG To Look Into The Plight Of The ASUU.

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The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called on the Federal Government to look into the plight of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to avert the indefinite strike.

Mr Chinonso Obasi, National President, NANS made the call in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Monday. “It is with deep pain and regret that NANS received the news of another indefinite strike by ASUU over the Federal Government’s indifference to their plight. “Nigerian students sees the break down in negotiations as a further proof that political leaders don’t care about their future. ” Consequently, we wish to call on the Federal Government to do all it can to get ASUU back to the classrooms.

 “The demands of ASUU are reasonable and touch on the integrity of government, especially in the light of the fight against corruption,” he said. According to him, NANS finds it hard to believe that past governments would fail to honour agreements with members of ASUU for more than se…

179 Bodies Recovered From Sierra leone's Mudslide.

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The Red Cross says 179 bodies have been brought to the central morgue in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, after a mudslide in the outskirts of the city on Monday morning.
Red Cross spokesman, Abu Tarawallie, said by telephone that the death toll is expected to rise as more bodies are recovered.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Vice President of Sierra Leone Victor Foh said that 200 people have likely been killed in a mudslide in the outskirts of Freetown.
“It is likely that hundreds are lying dead underneath the rubble,” Mr. Foh told Reuters at the scene of the mudslide in the mountain town of Regent, adding that a number of illegal buildings had been erected in the area.

“The disaster is so serious that I myself feel broken,” he added.
“We’re trying to cordon (off) the area (and) evacuate the people.”
The mudslide happened in the early morning in the mountain town of Regent, where dozens of houses were submerged after a night of heavy rain.

A major rescue operation is now under…