Trump blasts media at Florida rally

  US President Donald Trump has launched another fierce attack on the media at a “campaign rally for America” event in the state of Florida. He told the crowd in Melbourne the media did not want “to report the truth” and had their own agenda. He also defended the achievements of his presidency so far, insisting that a spirit of optimism was sweeping the US. Trump had attacked the media at a press conference on Thursday, as pressure mounted on his presidency. His national security adviser Michael Flynn quit earlier…

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McCain: Free press is essential for healthy democracy

  Senator John McCain says a free press is vital “to preserve democracy as we know it.” And he cautions about efforts to muzzle a free press, saying “that’s how dictators get started.” The Arizona senator was asked in an interview for NBC’s “Meet the Press” how he felt about President Donald Trump’s tweet criticising “the fake news media” that said “it is the enemy of the American people.” McCain tells “Meet the Press,” ”The fact is we need you.” He adds: “When you look at history, the first thing…

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US navy begins South China Sea patrols

US aircraft carrier the USS Carl Vinson has started what it calls “routine operations” in the South China Sea, with a fleet of supporting warships. The deployment comes days after China’s foreign ministry warned Washington against challenging Beijing’s sovereignty in the region. China claims several contested shoals, islets and reefs in the area. It has been constructing artificial islands with airstrips in the South China Sea for a number of years. The aircraft carrier was last in the South China Sea two years ago, for exercises with Malaysia’s navy and…

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Last Colombian rebels reach demob zones

  The last 300 members of Colombia’s largest rebel group, the Farc, have arrived in their transition zone to disarm. Farc negotiators signed a revised peace deal with the Colombian government on 24 November to end more than five decades of armed conflict. Under the accord, the rebels agreed to leave to move into 26 transition zones. Most of the 6,900 rebel members arrived on foot, by bus and boat travelling long distances from jungle camps. The rebels have been complaining that the transition zones have not been finished yet…

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Many killed in Argentinian coach crash

  At least 19 people were killed when a coach overturned on a remote road in the Argentinian Andes, near the border with Chile, officials say. A survivor who was not identified said that the coach had been travelling too fast, despite the concerns of passengers. The crash happened near Aconcagua, the highest mountain outside of Asia. The Chilean company that operated the vehicle says it is striving to ascertain the identities of the dead. Mendoza Provincial Governor Alejandro Gulle was quoted by AFP news agency as saying said that…

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Top three richest Nigerian female media owners

Although, the representation of women in the media has not been a subject of concern, it is however not news that the media world is being dominated majorly by men. However, some of these women, against all odds stood up to take their place at the top of the ladder in the media world. ABIOLA ALABA PETERS brings to you, top three successful and famous Nigerian female media owners who are celebrated in their respective fields of play Linda Ikeji Regarded as the highest paid and richest blogger in Africa,…

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Church should not be one-man business –Evang Janet Oluwole

Evangelist Janet Oluwole is the wife of the General Overseer of Glorious Restoration Prophetic Ministry, Lagos, Prophet Johnson Oluwole. In this interview with ESTHER BAKARE, she speaks on the roles of pastors in maintaining peace and order in the country as well as issues pertaining to marriage and church planting How long has your husband been in the ministry? He has been in the ministry for about 28 years, but the church was established on June,1, 2010. Can you tell us about your journey into the work of God? I…

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