Electoral commission says delay is needed to make vote free and fair and will now take place on 23 February
Nigeria?€?s presidential election, which was due to be held on Saturday, has been postponed to 23 February, the chairman of the country?€?s electoral commission said just hours before the vote was due to take place.
The Independent National Electoral Commission chairman Mahmood Yakubu, said proceeding as previously scheduled was not feasible.
Exclusive: Family break silence to express concerns that UK settled former spy in Salisbury
The parents of the woman who died in the Wiltshire novichok poisonings have broken their silence to express their anger and hurt at losing their daughter in an extraordinary international incident and say they believe there could be more of the nerve agent yet to be found.
Speaking as the first anniversary of the poisonings nears, Stan and Caroline Sturgess also revealed their concerns that the UK authorities chose to settle the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, exposing residents to risk.
Trump?€?s former campaign manager found guilty in August on eight counts of tax fraud, bank fraud and a foreign bank account
Paul Manafort, Donald Trump?€?s former campaign chairman, should be sentenced to up to 24 years in prison, the special counsel Robert Mueller said on Friday.
Mueller?€?s team said in a court filing that Manafort should face a prison term of 235 to 292 months, or between 19 and a half and 24 and a half years, for ?€?serious, longstanding, and bold?€? financial crimes.
Social media platforms under pressure by US congressman to crack down on anti-vaccine propaganda, citing Guardian investigations
Facebook enables advertisers to promote content to nearly 900,000 people interested in ?€?vaccine controversies?€?, the Guardian has found.
Other groups of people that advertisers can pay to reach on Facebook include those interested in ?€?Dr Tenpenny on Vaccines?€?, which refers to anti-vaccine activist Sherri Tenpenny, and ?€?informed consent?€?, which is language that anti-vaccine propagandists have adopted to fight vaccination laws.
Mueller?€?s team also confirmed in court filing that investigators have evidence of communication between Stone and WikiLeaks
A federal judge on Friday placed some limits on what the longtime Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone and his lawyers can say publicly about his criminal case brought by the special counsel in the Russia investigation.
But the US district judge, Amy Berman Jackson, stopped short of imposing a broad ban on public comments by the outspoken political operative, issuing a limited gag order she said was necessary to ensure Stone?€?s right to a fair trial and ?€?to maintain the dignity and seriousness of the courthouse and these proceedings?€?.
Concerns raised over registration data on eve of vote in corruption-plagued country
Voters in Nigeria, Africa?€?s biggest country by population, go to the polls on Saturday to choose between the incumbent Muhammadu Buhari, his main rival, Atiku Abubakar and more than 70 other candidates.
?€?Homosexuality is not an illness,?€? says health minister Jens Spahn
The German health minister, Jens Spahn, has said that he will seek to ban ?€?conversion therapies?€? that claim to change sexual orientation. ?€?Homosexuality is not an illness, which is why it does not need to be treated,?€? Spahn, who is gay himself, told the left-leaning Berlin daily Die Tageszeitung.
Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid settle collusion grievance with NFL
Parties have resolved grievances subject to confidentiality pact
The NFL and attorneys for Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid jointly announced on Friday afternoon they have settled a complaint of collusion by the players, who claimed the league?€?s owners blackballed them because they had protested by kneeling during the pre-game playing of the national anthem.
There?€?s a whole new craze in east Africa, fuelled by secondhand inline skates - and a desire to unite
Photos and story by Duncan Moore
Nairobi?€?s traffic congestion is notorious. Minibuses known as matatus battle for space with cars, motorbikes and hand-drawn carts, causing excruciating gridlock.
Through this automotive battleground dart the daring members of the Kenyan city?€?s inline skating community, deftly weaving between moving vehicles, holding on to buses for speed and jumping over potholes.
Idea of topping municipal plant in Copenhagen with urban ski resort won accolades for Danish architecture firm
It might be the first waste incinerator the neighbours actually want next door. The shop at the foot of the Amager Bakke waste-to-energy project in Copenhagen is packed with families desperate to be among the first to try its unique selling point: the ski slope on the roof.
?€?I live so close by that I could follow the development,?€? says Ole Fredslund, who lives in neighbouring Amager, as he helped his sons Felix and Victor strap on their boots as the slope opened its lifts for the first time on Tuesday. ?€?I guess 90% of the focus is on the fact that there?€?s a skiing hill coming, so in a way it?€?s very clever. Everybody talks about the ski hill to be, not the waste plant to be.?€?
Street artist Mr June brings facades to life with his abstract, colourful designs
The Dutch artist David Louf, who goes by Mr June, is the person behind these striking 3D hexagon murals, which have appeared on walls from Berlin to the Bronx.
Louf grew up in Amsterdam immersed in hip-hop and graffiti, and turned to graphic design as an adult. Eight years ago he moved back to street art and now combines his skills to create vibrant, abstract murals on buildings across the world.
Thousands of young people take time out of school to join protests across the country
Some wore school uniform, with ties askew in St Trinian?€?s fashion, others donned face paint, sparkly jackets and DM boots. The youngest clutched a parent?€?s hand as people gathered in the sunshine in Parliament Square in London, a few metres from the politicians they say are letting down a generation.
They carried homemade placards, with slogans full of humour, passion and hope that the voices of thousands of children and young people would be heard.
Alexander Lewis-Ranwell, 27, to appear at Exeter magistrates court on Saturday
A 27-year-old man has been charged with murdering three men in their 80s in Exeter, police have said.
Alexander Lewis-Ranwell, from Croyde, north Devon, will appear at Exeter magistrates court on Saturday, accused of murdering Anthony Payne, 80, and twins Dick and Roger Carter, 84, who all lived in Exeter. He has also been charged with two offences of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, Devon and Cornwall police said.
Family calls for her return to UK and considers legal action to stop government blocking it
The UK?€?s most senior counter-terrorism officer has said that Shamima Begum, who left the UK to join Islamic State as a 15-year-old, had ?€?potentially criminalised?€? herself as her family considers court action to stop the government blocking her return to Britain.
Government and counter-terrorism officials are still considering what to do after Begum, now 19, was discovered in a Syrian refugee camp after fleeing Isis?€?s last stronghold and said she wanted to return to Britain.
At a combative, rambling and at times incoherent press conference in the White House, the US president insisted he had no choice but to declare a national emergency to stop illegal immigrants spreading crime and drugs.
US president claims his name was put forward after opening dialogue with Kim Jong-un
Donald Trump has claimed that Japan?€?s prime minister nominated him for the Nobel peace prize for his work to open up a dialogue with North Korea. At a White House event to discuss his proposed border wall, Trump touched on his upcoming summit with North Korea?€?s leader Kim Jong-un in Vietnam.
The president said early exchanges with Kim were filled with ?€?fire and fury?€?, but since their first meeting last year the two had established a good relationship. He said: ?€?[Shinzo Abe] gave me the most beautiful copy of a letter that he sent to the people who give out a thing called the Nobel prize.
City of Melbourne says its findings can be made public when police finish their investigation
A woman who says she was sexually assaulted by the former Melbourne lord mayor Robert Doyle has criticised the City of Melbourne for failing to make its full investigation public, despite Doyle withdrawing legal action on Friday.
In the midst of Venezuela?€?s spiralling economic crisis, Natalia and fellow members of a Chavista collective have stepped in to take over production at a local bakery, La Minka. Authorities had suspended operations when the owners were accused of overpricing their loaves and hoarding flour. In March 2017, with the tacit support of the government, the collective began selling affordable bread. This is the story of their fight to safeguard the bakery?€?s future and keep the Chavista dream alive
The race to head the World Bank opened with the US candidate already known. Other countries must stand up and be counted
With characteristic lack of restraint, the Trump administration last week jumped the gun on the World Bank presidential election process by naming David Malpass as its preferred candidate to succeed Jim Yong Kim.
The formal nomination process, which did not begin until the following day, is based on selection principles agreed in 2011 that put the emphasis on an ?€?open, merit-based and transparent?€? appointment. It is high time those principles were put in practice.
Demonstrations over missing $4bn in development funds leave police overstretched, allowing 78 inmates to escape
The impoverished Caribbean nation of Haiti, hit by days of violent demonstrations that have claimed four lives, has suffered a mass prison breakout after 78 inmates escaped while police were dealing with protesters.
The demonstrations, the culmination of months of anti-corruption protests over the fate of almost $4bn (£3.1bn) in missing funds earmarked for social development - delivered via a controversial deal for Venezuelan petrol - have swelled in recent days under the slogan: ?€?Kot kòb Petrocaribe a??€? (?€?Where?€?s the Petrocaribe money??€?).
As state attorneys general across the country threaten to sue the White House over Donald Trump?€?s declaration of a national immigration emergency on Friday, Democrats and Republicans insisted Trump was overstepping his powers, while legal analysts warned of a dangerous new phase of the Trump presidency.
Political landscape fragmented amid Catalan secession crisis and re-emergence of far-right
Spain is heading into what could be months of political uncertainty after its Socialist prime minister called a snap general election for April - the country?€?s third in less than four years - against the backdrop of a continuing Catalan secession crisis.
It was always improbable that Pedro Sánchez, whose administration will be the shortest in Spain?€?s modern democratic history, would last long. He came to power in June only because his predecessor, the conservative Mariano Rajoy, lost a no-confidence vote after a string of corruption revelations about his People?€?s Party (PP).
Tabloid misses target with tasteless triviality. Plus: ABC and Fairfax HQs get a makeover
The Daily Telegraph gave the paediatrician Paul Bauert a huge slap for likening asylum seekers on Nauru to Jews at Auschwitz - but the tabloid made a rather tasteless comparison itself along the way.
?€?The main problem these people have is a lack of meaning, a lack of any end to what?€?s going on, a lack of certainty,?€? Bauert had said about the asylum seekers on Nauru. ?€?Even those that finally knew they were about to be condemned to the gas chamber at least found some sense of relief in knowing what was happening.?€? The medico later apologised.
Facts on the ground as much as ethical and legal factors may come into play in repatriating
US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria have almost completely dismantled Islamic State?€?s once sprawling ?€?caliphate?€?, with Isis fighters making their last stand in an area smaller than one sq km in the eastern desert near the border with Iraq.
Wives and children of the militants, along with thousands of civilians unconnected to the group, have fled, some making for al-Hawl refugee camp, where dozens of people, mostly children, have died in squalid and freezing conditions in recent weeks.
Residents of a coalmining region in Siberia have been posting online videos showing entire streets and districts covered in toxic black snow that critics say highlight a man-made ecological catastrophe in which British industry is compliant.
Brian Kauffman has spoken publicly on his encounter with a mountain lion. The ordeal, which happened on the 4 February on a trail in the mountains west of Fort Collins, Colorado, left the cat dead and Kauffman with 28 stitches.
Responding to Donald Trump's decision to declare a national emergency to fund his border wall with Mexico, House speaker Nancy Pelosi says he is setting a precedent that should be met with 'great unease and dismay' and the Democrats are considering making a legal challenge. 'You want to talk about a national emergency? Let?€?s talk about today,' Pelosi adds, noting that it is the first anniversary of the massacre at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school, in which 17 people died
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has said Donald Trump has indicated he?€?s prepared to sign a funding bill that will prevent another government shutdown but will also declare a national emergency on America?€?s border with Mexico. That move could allow him to circumvent Congress to tap funding for his long-promised border wall that has been at the centre of a fierce dispute with Democrats who say such a barrier is expensive and ineffective. Lawmakers of both parties have raised concerns.
Donald Trump and potential presidential candidate Beto O?€?Rourke held rallies in El Paso, Texas, on Monday night offering their contrasting views on Trump's US-Mexico border wall. The president addressed his crowd in front of a big US flag along with three 'finish the wall' banners. Meanwhile nearby, O'Rourke told supporters El Paso was, 'safe not because of walls but in spite of walls'.
Oppdatert for 9 år 258 dager 10 timer og 12 minutter siden: 4. juni 2009
Democratic Underground, eller DU for kort, er nettets heftigste sted om du er interessert i amerikansk liberalistisk politikk. Med mer enn hundre tusen registrerte brukere og over 30 millioner postinger er det et av de mest populære forum på det amerikanske kontinent, og debatten holder høy kvalitet ettersom snittalderen på medlemmene er over 35 år. DU Wiki
Informed Comment - Juan Cole Juan Cole er professor i historie og leder for Global Americana Institute. Han kommenterer hendelsene i Midt-Østen i sin blogg, som har blitt et vanningshull for newsjunkies over hele verden.
Bradblog - Brad Friedman Brad Firedman blogger om valgfusk og overgrep mot borgerrettighetene i USA. En skarp og gravende blogger det er verdt å få med seg.
Eschaton (Atrios) - Duncan Bowen Black Atrios er en av de mest kjente bloggerne 'over there', og har mer enn 100.000 daglige treff. Han er tidligere kommentator på Air America radio, og er tilknyttet Media Matters Institute siden 2005.
Rigorous Intuition - Jeff Wells Jeff Wells er av få som kan skrive intelligent om temaer som UFOs, HAARP og andre 'konspirasjonsteorier' uten å ha det konspiratoriske verdensbilde som utgangspunkt. Han graver uansett tema, og kommer med mange kloke betraktninger. Han poster på DU under nick Minstrel Boy.
Wake Up Call Krigsveteraner fra østkysten i USA driver denne bloggen, som inneholder tanker om krig og USAs rolle i verdenspolitikken. Flere av disse er med i den ambulerende fredskampanjen Eyes Wide Open.
Lukery Lukery blogger mest om Sibel Edmonds, og er en person i kretsen rundt henne. Bloggen er vel verdt å ta en kikk på.
Organized Rage Organized Rage er en EU-relatert anglo-irsk blogg som skriver om livet fra arbeiderklassens perspektiv.
(Alt stoff fra NIFS kan fritt siteres, men det er fint om du tar med en link til oss)