World News for Nigerians Today 29th January 2019

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1. Black Panther Wins Best Film at Screen Actors Guild Award

Marvel film, Black Panther won the top prize as the best movie at the screen Actors Guild Awards.

Black Panther won the award ahead of the following films BlacKkKlansman, Crazy Rich Asians, Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star is Born to win the prize at the SAG ceremony.

The movie featured a predominantly black cast such as Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira and Chadwick Boseman.

2. Genetically Modified Chicken to Lay Eggs with Cancer Drugs

Scientists from the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute have genetically modified chicken to lay eggs containing high quality cancer drugs in a latest breakthrough.

They believe the technique could offer a cost-effective way of producing drugs in the near future.

Professor Helen Sang said: “We are not yet producing medicines for people, but this study shows that chickens are commercially viable for producing proteins suitable for drug discovery studies and other applications in biotechnology.”

The reports say that chicken DNA was encoded with proteins produced from egg white – a human protein called IFNalpha2a, which has powerful anti-viral and anti-cancer effects, and also a human and pig versions of a protein called macrophage-CSF.

3. Teenager Threatens to Kill British Prime Minister

A 19-year-old has been arrested for making threats on the life of the British Prime Minister Theresa May.

The teenager in a malicious email sent on 11th January threatened to kill Theresa May.

He was arrested at a house in Milnrow, Greater Manchester.

4. Immigrants Paid to Go Home

Many Afghans have been paid by European governments to go home.

Over 400,000 Afghans lodged asylum claims in Europe for the first time from 2015 through 2017, according to European Union figures.

Some countries in middle-east including Afghanistan have been in security crisis and terror attacks by militant groups including the Taliban and the Islamic State.

However, not all asylum seekers have been accepted many were asked to go home.

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5. Venezuela’s Opposition Leade,r Juan Guaido Orders More Protests

The opposition leader, Juan Guaido has called for demonstrations to be held in every corner of Venezuela and around the world as tensions grow.

Venezuelan opposition leader called on people to protest in the streets to challenge President Nicolas Maduro’s legitimacy as the country’s leader.

Guaido in a live broadcast, urged the people of Venezuela to participate in two rallies planned for Wednesday and Friday this week.

The self-declared president asked British authorities to stop Maduro from accessing gold reserves held in the Bank of England.

6. Zimbabwe’s President Order Arrest of Soldiers for Beating Man

Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced the immediate arrests of some soldiers caught on camera beating up an unarmed man.

The incident gathered much condemnation from the international community, forcing the president to react.

Mnangagwa said the scenes captured in the pictures are “not the Zimbabwean way” as he promised to arrest those involved.

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7. Nissan to Face Probe over Executive Pay after Ghosn’ Arrest

The US probe compounds problems for Nissan following the arrest of its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn over an alleged financial misconduct.

The automaker said, “The US Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating Nissan over executive pay.

The probe from the US financial watchdog compounds problems facing the car manufacturing giant (Nissan) alongside the impact of the arrest of its former chairman Carlos Ghosn over alleged financial misconduct”.

The Ex- chief executive and chairman of the car maker Renault, Ghosn is facing two charges of under-stating his pay over eight years, and an alleged scheme to transfer personal losses to the Japanese automaker’s books.

At the moment, Ghosn remains in jail in Tokyo, following his failure to post bail twice.

8. Brazil Dam Rescue Resumes after Second Barrier was Certified Safe

The search for survivors after a dam collapsed at a mine in Brazil has resumed after a second dam has been ruled safe after an initial fear that a second adjacent dam could collapse too.

Authorities said the number of people confirmed dead was 58, with as many as 300 still missing.

However, about 200 persons were rescued alive, while 361 people have been found after being registered as disappeared.

SEE ALSO: About 24,000 People to be Evacuated after Brazil Dam Burst

9. Missing 3 Years Old Boy Hung Out With Bear for Two Days

Casey Hathaway was found safe and well after sparking a massive search and rescue operation in North Carolina.

The three year old who went missing for two days, on return told his family he “hung out with a bear” in the woods.

According to local reports, Casey Hathaway was found by professional search and rescue teams near Cayton in North Carolina on Thursday.

10. Denmark Builds Border Fence to Keep German Pigs Out

The 30m-kroner (N1.5Bn) border fence being built by the Germans will stand at about five feet (1.5 metres) tall.

The wall is being erected in an attempt to prevent the spread of African swine fever.

Danish officials said wild animals could pass through gaps in the fence where it crosses highways, roads and streams.

So, work began on Monday in Padborg, a town located on the border with Germany.

Danish politicians approved funding for the fence in June 2018 after the government warned the country’s pork exports to non-European Union countries could be affected by African swine fever.



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