World News for Nigerians Today 14th January 2019

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1. No Brexit Would Be Catastrophic for Britain – PM May

Ahead of Tuesday vote on Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May has warned the British Parliaments  that failure to support her plan to leave the EU would be catastrophic for the UK .

“Doing so would be a catastrophic and unforgivable breach of trust in our democracy,” May said.

“So my message to Parliament this weekend is simple: it is time to forget the games and do what is right for our country.”

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2. British Mastermind of Liberia Cyber Attack Gets 3 Years Prison Sentence

A British hacker, Daniel Kaye has been sentenced to 3 years imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to computer misuse.

The Briton was paid $30,000 by a rival company to disrupt the internet of a Liberian Mobile Company, Lonestar between October 26 and February 2017.

3. Macedonia Agrees to Rename Country

Macedonian parliament has agreed to rename the country to “Republic of North Macedonia” to end a 27-year dispute with Greece.

Most people in Greece consider themselves to be Macedonian’s because of their history and their cities therefore kicking against the current name bearers who they share little culture with.

4. Zimbabwe to Adopt New Currency as Dollar Shortage Hits Them

Zimbabwe has planned to introduce a new currency in the next 12 months.

It is being reported that a shortage of U.S. dollars has plunged the financial system into disarray and forced businesses to pack up.

In the past two months, the southern African nation has suffered acute shortages of imported goods, including fuel whose price was increased by 150 percent on Saturday.

Zimbabwe had to abandon its own currency in 2009 after it was wrecked by hyperinflation which prompted the nation to adopt the greenback and other currencies, such as sterling and the South African rand.

But now, there is not enough hard currency in the country to back up the $10 billion of electronic funds trapped in local bank accounts.

5. Venezuela’ National Assembly President Released After Detention

The National Assembly president, Juan Guaido had directly challenged the legitimacy of Nicolas Maduro who was sworn in as president for a second term on Thursday, calling for a transitional government ahead of new elections.

He was subsequently arrested and released in less than an hour after he was arrested by Venezuelan intelligence on Sunday.

“Thank you to everyone that reacted immediately with support against the dictatorship’s abuses against my husband,” said Fabiana Rosales on Twitter. “I’m already with him. The dictatorship cannot break his fighting spirit.”

6. The Most Insulting Question Trump Ever Heard

US President Donald Trump faced uncomfortable new questions on Sunday about his relationship with Vladimir Putin of Russia.

The Post reported that Trump has gone to unusual lengths to keep his private talks with Putin secret, withholding details from senior officials and at one point even taking away his own interpreter’s notes.

Asked in an interview with Fox News late Saturday “are you now or have you ever worked for Russia,” Trump responded: “I think that’s the most insulting thing I’ve ever been asked.”

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7. South African ‘Great Legend’ Philemon Masinga Passes On

Former South Africa star Philemon ‘Chippa’ Masinga died Sunday aged 49 in a Johannesburg hospital from cancer, the national football association announced in a statement.

A physically formidable forward, he net the ball that beat Congo Brazzaville 1-0 in Soweto and took Bafana Bafana to the 1998 World Cup in France.

8. Russian Teenager Dies after Overdosing on Contraceptive Pills

A 16-year-old girl has died after allegedly taking an overdose of contraceptive pills because she was terrified of getting pregnant.

The teen, whose name hasn’t been released, was rushed to a hospital in the city of Yoshkar-Ola, in western Russia, after collapsing at home.

She was taken to the hospital’s intensive-care unit in critical condition, but doctors were unable to save her and she died a few days later.

The girl is believed to have taken several contraceptive pills, and also paracetamol, after having unprotected sex with her 16-year-old boyfriend.

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9. Scientists Now Say They Have Ebola Cure

In northeastern Congo, more than 600 people have been infected with the Ebola virus, and at least 368 people have died from the disease.

The Democratic Republic of Congo is where Ebola was first discovered in 1976, when the country was called Zaire. The disease was named after the Ebola River where the virus was spreading. Between then and 2013, there was no cure for the disease.

But now scientists have found a cure. Researches produced a drug cocktail called MBP134 that helped monkeys infected with three deadly strains of Ebola recover from the disease.

The treatment only requires a single intravenous injection.

This Ebola cure was found by Thomas Geisbert, Ph.D.  at the University of Texas Medical Branch, part of a public-private partnership that also included Mapp Biopharmaceuticals, the U.S. Army Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, and the Public Health Agency of Canada.

10. Huawei Sacks Employee Arrested in Poland on Spying Charges

Huawei says it has sacked an employee arrested in Poland on spying charges in a case that could intensify Western security concerns about the company.

Poland’s internal affairs minister, Joachim Brudzinski, called for the European Union and NATO to work on a joint position over whether to exclude Huawei from their markets following the arrest of the Chinese employee and a former Polish security official on Friday.

In August, US President Donald Trump signed a bill that barred the US government from using Huawei equipment and is considering an executive order that would also ban US companies from doing so.

Trump’s move came over allegations that Huawei devices could be used by Beijing for spying.

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