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Lawn mower man: Rodney Smith Jr completes 50 states challenge

A Bermudan man has mowed his way through all 50 US states, cutting lawns for veterans, single mothers, the elderly and disabled people. Rodney Smith Jr, who lives in Huntsville, Alabama, set off across the country in May and ended his epic journey on 17 July. His group, Raising Men Lawn Care Service, aims to […]

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Elon Musk apologises to Thai cave diver for Twitter attack

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has apologised to a British cave diver he called “pedo guy” in a row over the cave rescue in Thailand. He said he had “spoken in anger” after Vern Unsworth ridiculed a mini-submarine he had commissioned for the rescue effort as a “PR stunt”. “His actions against me do not justify […]

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Rose gold: The fashion trend that just won’t go away

Walk along a fashionable street, from London to Jakarta, and you’re likely to see passers-by wearing at least one item of rose gold clothing, or carrying a rose gold bag or accessory. The colour, an unusual shade of pink, seems to be everywhere these days, but it’s gone far beyond fashion and jewellery. At Milan […]

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Cliff Richard wins BBC coverage case at High Court

Sir Cliff Richard has won his privacy case against the BBC over its coverage of a police raid on his home. High Court judge Mr Justice Mann awarded an initial £210,000 in damages. The singer claimed the BBC’s reporting of the 2014 raid, which was part of an investigation into historical child sex allegations, was […]

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Warren Buffett donates $3.4 billion to 5 charities

Warren Buffett has donated roughly 3.4 billion dollars of Berkshire Hathaway Inc stock to five charities, the billionaire’s largest contribution in his longstanding plan to give away his fortune. Buffett’s 13th annual donation comprised about 17.7 million Class “B” shares of Berkshire, valued at 192 dollars each as of Monday’s market close. The largest block […]

Heung-Min Son has committed his long-term future to Tottenham by signing a new five-year deal with the north London club. The South Korea international has scored 47 goals in 140 appearances for Spurs since joining from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015. The 26-year-old forward’s new contract ends in the summer of 2023. Son becomes the latest […]

Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta, on Friday directed that no government agencies should embark on any new project until they have completed old projects. Kenyatta on his Twitter handle revealed that “the directive is aimed at stopping wastage of resources and the habit of government agencies abandoning incomplete projects before jumping onto others.” “There will be […]

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said he disliked controversial government moves to raise the pension age that have caused his approval ratings to plummet but insisted action must be taken. “I don’t like any (proposals) linked to raising the pension age,” Putin said in televised comments in the city of Kaliningrad. He added however […]

A fatal accident involving a bus and a train occurred at Old Abeokuta Road by Odejobi junction on Friday. According to the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority Twitter handle, the accident occurred on Friday morning. The number of casualties wasn’t stated, except that it hindered the flow of traffic at that end of town. As […]

The Senator representing Osun East , Senator Babajide Omoworare, and the Secretary to Osun State Government, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti, have withdrawn from the governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress holding in the state today. Adeoti’s announced his withdrawal from the exercise in a statement made available to our correspondent by the Director of […]


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