US Air Force Admits to Clandestine Base in United Arab Emirates – News From Antiwar.com (By Antiwar.com)

1. This wing apparently is heavily involved in the ISIS air war, though overall ISIS war operations for Iraq and Syria are still run out of Central Command, based in neighboring Qatar.

2. The site is used as a battle-management command and control center since 2002, and is presently involved in the ISIS air war.

3. The US Air Force has admitted this week that they have been secretly basing an entire US air wing out of the al-Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates.

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When the world stood In loud ovations for Nigerian Army (By Vanguard)

1. These manifestations have earned them global recognition and endeared them to men of conscience around the world.

2. First, it was the celebration of TN’s first anniversary of birth on the newsstands as medium of information dissemination and, secondly, a stately celebration of what the Master of Ceremony (MC) repeatedly chanted as “the best of the best” from the pool of Nigeria’s distinctive, eminent leadership personalities and public institutions that have remarkably etched profound memories of performance on the Nigerian public in the year 2017. .

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Nigeria Army Neutralized Boko Haram Top Commanders (By NTA News)

1. The key Boko Haram terrorists Ameers neutralized within the week during the joint Artillery and Nigerian Air Force air bombardments include; Abu Dujana, Man Tahiru (Deputy to Boko Haram terrorists group Hisba leader), Man Chari, Malam Abdullahi Abu Sa’ad and Goni Bamanga.

2. Based on received information about the location of some suspected top Boko Haram terrorists’ leaders, the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Air Force have been carrying out heavy artillery bombardments and air interdiction on registered targets that have killed a large number of Boko Haram terrorists including some of the group’s key leaders.

3. The Nigerian Army artillery using Multi-Barrel Rocket Launchers has lobbed many rockets over the suspected location the terrorists’ leaders are hiding.

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Malaysia vacation: Things to do and what to eat (By CNN International)

1. Under the guidance of a trained pewtersmiths, travelers use traditional tools and techniques to create their own keepsakes.

2. While some estimate the caves to be millions of years old, the shrines within are about 130 years old.

3. Not to mention a few of the world’s best dive sites.

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With 145 gold medals, Malaysia takes SEA Games overall title for the first time in 16 years (By Sports Interactive Network Philippines)

1. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Host Malaysia won 145 gold medals at the Southeast Asian Games to emerge as overall champion for the first time in 16 years, making it a double celebration as it ushered in its 60th anniversary of its independence from British rule.

2. Thailand, which topped the medals standings in four of the last five games, placed second this time with 72 gold.

3. Vietnam had 58, Singapore 57, Indonesia 38, Philippines 24, Myanmar 7, Cambodia 3 and Laos 2.

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Malaysia Independence Day: Top ten facts about the Asian country (By Express.co.uk)

1. GETTY Malaysia’s Independence Day is also known as Merdeka Day.

2. It is also known as Merdeka Day, after the cry of “Merdeka!” (meaning independent or free) that went up when independence was declared.

3. Malaysia is the world’s largest supplier of rubber gloves.

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Ghana,IMF programme extended by a year (By Citifmonline)

1. Speaking to Citi Business News on the issue, the Chairman of Parliament’s Finance Committee, and Member of Parliament for New Juaben South, Dr. Mark Assibey-Yeboah explained that the first quarter of 2019 will present the IMF board an opportunity to assess the impact of the overall programme.

2. Freeze in government sector employment is expected to continue till April 2019 following an extension of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme with Ghana.

3. The extension to my understanding is to end in December 2018, but the fund will need a period after that to assess the entire programme,” he said.

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Going for the Gold: Ghana Skeleton – Story (By MyHighPlains)

1. It was about a Jamaican bobsled team that hoped to compete at the winter Olympics.

2. “Go head first, anywhere from 70-90 miles per hour with your chin about three inches from the ice, basically laying on a cooking sheet on my belly and going as hard as possible down the track,” said Frimpong.

3. “The letter that I wrote to myself that’s at my house in front of my mirror that I read to myself every day about positivity, being able to accomplish this goal.

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Ghana’s only infirmary rots away (By Myjoyonline.com)

1. Lack of basic requirements is stifling maintenance of Ghana’s only destitute home, the Bekwai Infirmary in the Ashanti Region, built to provide and care for the aged and other vulnerable persons.

2. Until help comes, the old men and women at the Bekwai Infirmary would continue to bank their hopes on what the struggling facility provides, inadequate as it is.

3. Matilda Dufie Darko, acting Warden of the rundown facility revealed subventions are inadequate to renovate the deteriorated blocks.

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FDA approval brings first gene therapy to the United States (By FDA.gov)

1. “We’re entering a new frontier in medical innovation with the ability to reprogram a patient’s own cells to attack a deadly cancer,” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M. D. “New technologies such as gene and cell therapies hold out the potential to transform medicine and create an inflection point in our ability to treat and even cure many intractable illnesses.

2. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration issued a historic action today making the first gene therapy available in the United States, ushering in a new approach to the treatment of cancer and other serious and life-threatening diseases.

3. The patient’s T-cells are collected and sent to a manufacturing center where they are genetically modified to include a new gene that contains a specific protein (a chimeric antigen receptor or CAR) that directs the T-cells to target and kill leukemia cells that have a specific antigen (CD19) on the surface.

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