Kerala youth who had joined al-Qaeda believed to be dead in US attack in Syria (By The News Minute)

1. Manorama reports that one of Tahir’s relatives received news of his death through a message on social media.

2. According to the message, Tahir was killed on April 4 during an attack by US forces in Syria.

3. Abu Tahir had gone missing from Qatar in 2013, and later announced on Facebook that he had joined the terrorist group al-Qaeda.

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Syrian Air Force obliterates Al-Qaeda base in southern Idlib: video (By Masdar News (registration))

1. BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 A. M. ) – The Syrian Arab Air Force (SYAAF) carried out a strategic airstrike in the southern countryside of Idlib this week, targeting another Al-Qaeda camp with Russian help.

2. A Russian drone captured footage of the Syrian Air Force attacking this base in southern Idlib, showing the moment the Al-Qaeda camp was destroyed by the airstrike.

3. Since launching their counter-offensive in northern Hama, the Syrian and Russian air forces have intensified their airstrikes over the Idlib countryside in order to obstruct the flow of jihadists to the front-lines.

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Making history in South Africa (By

1. Kyalami, South Africa – Twenty-two-year-olds Shepherd Zira and Cyril Thabede had never heard of the South African Lipizzaners, an elite breed of horses trained to perform.

2. “Most of us, especially the people of colour, we have no idea about horses or anything because this is just a white people’s sport,” says Zira.

3. “Equestrian sport is a very exclusive, privileged sport seen by the whole world and it’s a very expensive sport to be in,” says Taylor.

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Anthony Joshua wanted to box for us at the 2008 Olympics but we turned him down say Nigeria boxing chiefs (By The Sun)

1. most read in boxing ‘i’m interested right now’ Wladimir Klitschko calls for instant Anthony Joshua rematch after losing Wembley fight OH MY JOSH Reaction as Anthony Joshua pulls off one of the best wins in British boxing history after stopping Klitschko BISH, BASH, JOSH Anthony Joshua sensationally climbs off the canvas to blast Wladimir Klitschko away in amazing 11th-round blitz at Wembley which will shoot him to superstardom a cut above Anthony Joshua’s devastating uppercut on Wladimir Klitschko will go down as one of boxing’s greatest ever punches sting like aj Anthony Joshua likened to greatest ever boxer Muhammad Ali having floored Wladimir Klitschko LONDON CALLING The five heavyweight bruisers who are competing to be Anthony Joshua’s next opponent at Wembley walk on wild side Deontay Wilder calls for London ‘mega fight’ with Anthony Joshua after Brit KO’d Wladimir Klitschko IN KLITSCH’S CLUTCH Meet Wladimir Klitschko’s stunning actress fiancee Hayden Panettiere who watches every fight HOME COMFORTS Anthony Joshua stills lives at home with his mum in council flat and she makes him packed lunches FIVE THINGS WE LEARNT Anthony Joshua is well and truly the real deal, while Wladimir Klitschko proves he still is world class Doshua How much is Anthony Joshua expected to earn from his stunning Wembley triumph over Wladimir Klitschko?

2. AJ in flames Anthony Joshua steals the show before mega fight against Wladimir Klitschko with epic entrance FURY DISHES OUT BANTER Tyson Fury dares Billy Joe Saunders to eat food off a stranger’s plate in Marbella restaurant ‘let’s dance’ Tyson Fury responds after Anthony Joshua calls him out following AJ’s stunning victory over Wladimir Klitschko BEAT THAT Anthony Joshua reveals why he has African symbol and ‘wisdom’ tattoed on his body ahead of world title mega-fight wlad the impaler Mike Tyson fears Wladimir Klitschko could shock ‘beast’ Anthony Joshua in Wembley showdown ‘I’m going to hurt you’ Tony Bellew claims Anthony Joshua threatened Wladimir Klitschko away from mics NOT JOSHING AROUND When is Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko, how can I get tickets and can I watch it on TV?

3. Getty Images 5 Anthony Joshua is said to have wanted a chance to compete for Nigeria at the 2008 Games but was turned down and lifted gold four years later for GB.

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‘Nigeria, Not Ripe for Muslim-Muslim Ticket’ (By THISDAY Newspapers)

1. Reacting to recent allegations by Bola Tinubu, national leader of the APC that Senate President Bukola Saraki and Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, blocked his chances of becoming the running mate of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015, Dangiwa maintained that Saraki and others took a patriotic stand to ensure the unity of the country.

2. “If Bola Tinubu felt that some people stopped him from being Vice President, he was not being fair to Christians in Nigeria, he was being self centred by advocating for a Muslim-Muslim ticket just to achieve his ambition.

3. Speaking in an interview with journalists yesterday in Kaduna, Dangiwa said the country was deeply divided along religion line and it would be suicidal for any political party to take that kind of decision and expect to win election.

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FG begs citizens abroad to return (By Daily Post Nigeria)

1. He said that one of the agencies under the ministry was already working on a cure for epilepsy and was only awaiting the final stages of trials by the National Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

2. “So we give it (research products) to you, knowing that you will keep the money in Nigeria; you will help employ Nigerians and you will help to grow our Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

3. Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, made the call at an investment forum organised by his ministry, in New York, for Nigerians in the United States.

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21 Brigade of the Nigerian Army gets new commander (By Vanguard)

1. He urged the officers to put in their best toward ensuring that the promise made by the Division to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. – Gen. Tukur Buratai to deliver a deep punch and finally wipe out all remnants of Boko Haram terrorists was achieved.

2. He thereafter welcomed the new Commander, 21 Brigade, Brigadier General Audu, to 7 Division in particular and Operation Lafiya Dole in general.

3. -Gen. Garba Audu has assumed office as the Commander of the 21 Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Bama, Borno.

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WorldStage News Online (By WorldStage)

1. By Yushau A. Shuaib– Preparatory to the daring and merciless military operations against Boko Haram members, top officers of security and intelligence agencies were in Lagos and Abuja, towards the end of 2014 to interact with critical stakeholders that matter in shaping public perception and opinions.

2. By Felicia Okoh– In Nigeria at the moment, there’s a word, or more appropriately buzzword that resonates everywhere: It is a word that even children in nursery school may be familiar with given every usual reference to it at the slightest opportunity.

3. Times and times again, the only news we hear about the upper legislative chamber is that of one indignity or the other which is apparently below what the legislative chamber was originally designed for within democratic tenets.

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15 local travel agencies join sales tour to Malaysia (By Jakarta Post)

1. Fifteen local travel agencies were part of a delegation led by the Tourism Ministry to forge business ties in three cities of Malaysia, namely Seremban, Malaka and Johor Bahru.

2. Among the speakers at the event were the ministry’s tourism and culture marketing department heads for Aceh and West Sumatra, Ramadhani M. and Didit Permadi Santoso, respectively.

3. The event follows on the heels of a similar sales mission to Kuala Lumpur, which highlighted tourist attractions in Yogyakarta.

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Re-stitching Malaysia’s social fabric – Nation (By The Star Online)

1. We found that Malaysians seem to live alongside each other, but apart – having little meaningful interaction with people from other races for most of their lives, preferring instead to spend time with people from their own racial groups; about 90% of Malay respondents, 80% of Chinese respondents and 70% of Indian respondents reported that almost all of their friends were from their own respective racial groups (see Table 1).

2. This is hardly surprising – in the workplace, people may have the chance to work cooperatively and as equals, especially when the workplace culture encourages inter-racial mixing, conditions that may not naturally exist in neighbourhoods.

3. For example, we should promote and fund cross-cultural clubs and associations in the neighbourhood and workplace, or between vernacular and national schools, in order to give people a chance to develop meaningful bonds and work together for a common purpose.

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