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Australia scraps visa for skilled foreign workers

Australia’s prime minister says the country will scrap a temporary visa for skilled foreign workers, arguing that Australians must be given priority for Australian jobs. The 457 visa allows foreigners to live and work in Australia for up to four years. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Tuesday that it …

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BREAKING NEWS: Fire outbreak on FAAN Headquarters in Lagos Nigeria

The General Manager of Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, Corporate Affairs, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu has confirmed the fire outbreak reported at the headquarters of the agency. Assuring travelers of safety in a statement, she said normalcy has been restored, adding that the incident did not affect any operations. The …

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Somalia: Security forces rescue hijacked boat

Security forces recovered an Indian-registered boat hijacked by Somali pirates nearly a week ago, but nine of the crew are still being held hostage, a Somali official said. Security forces from the semi-autonomous Galmudug region rescued two crew members in the boat on Sunday night, but pirates escaped to land …

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Visa for Egyptians aimed at preventing ‘terrorists’: Sudan

Sudan said on Monday that its decision to make Egyptian men aged from 18 to 50 obtain entry visas was aimed at preventing “terrorists” from infiltrating the country. Since 2004 Egyptians have enjoyed visa-free access to Sudan, but on Friday Sudanese authorities made it mandatory for adult Egyptian men to …

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Trump to sell attack planes to Nigeria for Boko Haram fight

The Trump administration will move forward with the sale of high-tech aircraft to Nigeria for its campaign against Boko Haram Islamic extremists despite concerns over abuses committed by the African nation’s security forces, according to US officials. Congress is expected to receive formal notification within weeks, setting in motion a …

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homes with awesome hidden rooms and passages

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Hidden passages were once reserved to sprawling, labyrinthine abodes of barons and kings. Nowadays there are plenty of modern passageways discretely built into even the most modest of homes. From underground wine cellars to “Batcave”-like garages, homeowners are designing living spaces with plenty of concealed nooks and crannies to ensure a quick …

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