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John McCain Dies Of Brain Cancer At 81

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United States Senator John McCain, popularly called “The Maverick,” and a prominent critic of President Donald Trump’s administration, has died of brain cancer at the age of eighty-one.

McCain is known as a war hero, and a towering figure in national politics, representing Arizona as a member of the House and a Senator for more than three decades. He died a day after deciding to stop treatment for aggressive brain cancer he had battled for a year.

McCain has been in the public eye since the 1960s when, as a naval aviator, he was shot down during the Vietnam war, captured, and tortured for five years as a prisoner of war.

McCain was noted for putting country over party as he most often bucked his own Republican party to vote across the aisle. He spoke his conscience, and was revered by both his party members and democrats alike.

Memorial services will be held first in Phoenix, Arizona, then at the national cathedral in Washington DC after laying in state at the capitol.  He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Experts Support Trade Multilateralism

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Experts Support Trade Multilateralism

Several experts from different countries have voiced their support for multilateralism in trade.  They particularly pointed to china’s actions to promote cooperation based on win-win results.

Sanusha Naidu, a foreign policy analyst based in South Africa, said the recent G-20 summit has told the world the significance of multilateralism in trade which has played an active role for the global economy.

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150 Nations Sign International Agreement On Migration

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150 Nations Sign International Agreement On Migration

More than 150 nations have signed a landmark international agreement on managing migration.

The UN pact, which is not legally binding, was adopted at a meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco, but it has been shunned by some countries including the U.S., Australia and at least six EU nations.

Its objectives include the integrated management of borders and giving migrants access to basic services.

Critics fear it will increase migration but the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said the pact was based on co-operation and regulating migration.

He called it a source of “collective shame” that 60,000 migrants had died on perilous journeys since 2000.

All 193 UN members, except the united states, finalised the pact five months ago

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Nigeria Remains Third Most Terrorized Country In The World

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Nigeria Remains Third Most Terrorized Country In The World

Nigeria still holds the unenviable position as the third most terrorized country in the world.

The 2018 global terrorism index, released on Wednesday, says  this is as a result of the spate of terrorism in Nigeria.  It also points to what it called the “increase in violence involving Fulani extremists”.  The report says this is happening as deaths committed by Boko Haram are falling..

Nigeria is ranked only below Iraq and Afghanistan, both in first and second positions.

This year alone, hundreds of Nigerians have been killed in attacks by suspected herdsmen as well as clashes between the herders and farmers/communities.

States worst hit in the attacks are Plateau, Benue, Zamfara, Taraba and others.

The report also noted that, compared to the peak of “terrorist deaths” in 2014, “the largest falls in the number of deaths occurred in Iraq, Nigeria, and Pakistan.

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