Metropolitan Police awaits BBNaija’s Khafi, Oprah struggles with pneumonia and many more
07 October 2019 | 9:29 am
On this weeks episode of The week in 5 minutes, we review the biggest stories that trend. Kevin Hart was in the news while BBNaija's Khafi says Metropolitan Police. Oprah Winfrey opens up on her battle with Pneumonia as D’banj welcomes new child an more.
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A court had banned the rally to commemorate the 2016 death of Adama Traore in custody, citing the risk of continued unrest. Meanwhile, the Foreign Ministry rejected UN accusations of structural racism in France.
Iran has resumed patrols by the so-called "morality police" to enforce its hijab law, which requires women to cover their hair and wear loose clothing in public.
Drones and animal trackers continue the hunt for a suspected lioness on the loose in a suburb of Berlin. Though some experts have said they aren't sure the animal was a lioness at all.
In power for almost 40 years, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen is Asia's longest-serving leader. In the run-up to the country's nationwide election, he is expected to maintain a dynasty by allowing his son to take over.
Climate activist Greta Thunberg was charged with disobeying police orders at a protest in Malmo, in southern Sweden, last month. She said she had acted out of necessity to fight the "climate crisis."
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Protesters called on Prime Minister Hasina to step down and form a caretaker government to lead the country during next year's elections. Several Western countries have condemned Hasina's government over rights abuses.
The arrests saved 13 children from further harm at the hands of the men, police said. The operation was carried out with the assistance of intelligence from the FBI in the US.
Dissident groups claim to have information about police officers following the incident. Authorities are advising officers how to deal with the risk.
A man was killed in Marseille after apparently being shot by a police blast ball. The incident took place during July riots that gripped France after the police killing of a teenager at a traffic stop.
Authorities said military police officers shared messages promoting a coup and had prior knowledge of the pro-Bolsonaro riots. They have been charged with attempted coup d'etat and other crimes.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi was detained shortly after giving a press conference in which he slammed authorities for seeking to delay the election. Some experts think the vote, due in November, could be pushed to next year.
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The White House is warning of severe economic consequences if Congress fails to pass a funding bill by an October 1 deadline. Far-right House Republicans are demanding deep spending cuts that are almost certain to be rejected by the Democratic-controlled Senate. Also in this edition: France asks its energy firms to sell fuel at cost, and Germany looks to semiconductor production to revive its flagging industrial sector.