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[PHOTOS] Mass Protests As Five men gang-rape 19-year-old pregnant woman

INDIA – A pregnant teenager suffered a miscarriage after she was ganged raped in Banswara, western India. The woman, 19, from India’s lowest caste, was eight-weeks pregnant when five men attacked her and her boyfriend with swords and iron rods. According to Metro.co.uk, her boyfriend died by suicide following the attack. The couple were travelling from Banswara town to a nearby village on a bike around 10pm on July 13 when three men stopped them and attacked the boyfriend, before stealing his phone and forcing him to leave. Unable to save his girlfriend, he returned to his village and was later found hanging from a tree. Parbati Lal, the Banswara [Read]

BREAKING: El-Zakzaky refuses treatment from ‘strange’ doctors, as India Issues Him Ultimatum To Leave

INDIA – Facts have just emerged that the Leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky has refused treatment from unknown doctors put in place to treat him in India aside those billed and booked to treat him before his departure from Nigeria. A member of the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) who spoke to PRNigeria via an audio tape said the attitude of Indian government has portrayed El-Zakzaky as a common criminal when no court in Nigeria has convicted him. The source said that the Indian government has given Elzakzaky ultimatum to leave Indian soil if he refuses to receive treatment from unknown doctors billed to [Read]

[FOREIGN SCENE] President Trump Threatens To Pull Out Of WTO

US – President Donald Trump threatened Tuesday to pull the United States out of the World Trade Organization if conditions are not improved. “We will leave if we have to,” Trump told a cheering audience of workers at a Shell chemical plant in Pennsylvania. “We know that they have been screwing us for years and it’s not going to happen again,” he said. Trump has made the WTO the target of many previous attacks, and threatened before to withdraw, claiming unfair treatment toward the US and saying Washington does not have to abide by WTO rulings. He is especially critical about the terms granted to China when it joined the [Read]

Red Hot Lukaku Bangs – in Four goals On Inter Debut

ITALY  – Former Manchester United striker, Romelu Lukaku on Sunday marked his first appearance for his new club, Inter Milan with a four-goal haul. Lukaku scored four goals in Inter Milan pre-season friendly against Virtus Bergamo. Lukaku left Man United to join Inter Milan in a £74m Deal last week. He didn’t play at all for United during the pre-season because of back injury but Inter manager, Antonio Conte handed him an opportunity against Serie D minnows Bergamo. Wearing the No 9 shirt, Lukaku took advantage by scoring four times in an 8-0 victory. Inter start their Serie A campaign against newly-promoted Lecce at the San Siro on August 26. [Read]

JUST IN: Top Ivorian singer, DJ Arafat dies in road accident [SEE DETAILS]

ABIDJAN – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Ivory Coast’s DJ Arafat, a well-known singer in French-speaking Africa, has died following a traffic accident, state broadcaster RTI is reporting. He was admitted to hospital in the main city, Abidjan, with a fractured skull after his motorcycle collided with a car on Sunday, Jeune Afrique says. The 33-year-old died early on Monday. He has been referred to as the “king” of coupé-décalé dance music and one of his biggest hit songs, Dosabado, has over five million views on YouTube. The singer was also known for his love of motorcycles and featured them in his most [Read]

BREAKING: Super Eagles Forward, Henry Onyekuru Seals Monaco 5-Year Deal From Everton

MONACO – Monaco have signed Nigeria international Henry Onyekuru on a five-year-deal from Everton, the French club announced on Monday. “I’m very happy to join a great club like AS Monaco. I will give everything to improve and help the club to have a great season. I look forward to meeting my teammates,” the 22-year-old told Monaco’s website. Onyekuru, who has made 11 appearances for the Super Eagles, originally joined the Premier League side in 2017 but has spent the two past campaigns on-loan with Anderlecht and Galatasaray. The winger scored 14 league goals in Turkey last season and reportedly joins the Ligue 1 outfit for 17 million euros ($19 [Read]

JUST IN: Manchester United Tear Chelsea Apart At Old Trafford in EPL Clash [SEE FULL STATS]

Marcus Rashford’s double helped rampant Manchester United start the new season with a bang as Chelsea capitulated in Frank Lampard’s first match in charge. The Premier League kept the most eagerly anticipated of the opening weekend to last as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer started the Reds’ latest transitional season against a side buoyed by the appointment of a club great. Lampard’s side were on top for large patches but ended up being blown away at Old Trafford, where Rashford’s double complemented goals from Anthony Martial and debutant Daniel James as United’s curtain-raiser ended in a dream 4-0 victory. Solskjaer will be first to admit the display was far from perfect, but this win [Read]

Inter-communal conflicts leave 37 dead in Chad

CHAD – Chad’s President Idriss Deby has said at least 37 people were killed this week in intercommunal fighting in the countrys east. The violence broke out over three days in the province of Ouaddai, a strategic area for herder migration near the border with Sudan. “The intercommunal conflict has become a national concern,” Deby said at a news conference on Friday.   “We are witnessing a terrible phenomenon.”   This weeks killings marked the latest outbreak of violence believed to be involving nomadic camel herders – many from the Zaghawa ethnic group from which Deby hails – and sedentary farmers from the Ouaddian community. The latest fighting erupted on [Read]

EPL: Title Holders Man City Thrash Westham 5-0 In VAR-Dominated Game

Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick as Manchester City got their title defence off to a winning start with victory at West Ham in a game that saw the video assistant referee play a significant role for the first time in the Premier League. The technology is making its debut in England’s top flight this season and, after last night’s curtain raiser between Liverpool and Norwich passed off without incident, it took centre-stage on Saturday. VAR was first called on when Gabriel Jesus appeared to have put City 3-0 up midway through the second half, only for Raheem Sterling to be ruled fractionally offside in the build-up. After Sterling added City’s [Read]

Hungry Kid Dialed 911, So Cops Brought Him Pizza

FLORIDA – A little boy in Florida was hungry, really really hungry, so he made an emergency call and got more than he bargained for. Five-year-old Manuel Beshara called 911 on Friday and told the dispatcher that he was hungry and wanted to order a pizza, the Sanford Police Department said on Facebook. Officers were dispatched to the home, thinking that a well-being check was needed. They found Manuel and his 15-year-old sister, who explained that they were fine and that Manuel had grabbed the phone without her knowledge. The officers decided to use this moment to explain to the boy about the proper use of 911 — before ordering [Read]

Nigerian Yakubu Nura Emerges Winner of World Physics Competition

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Dr Yakubu Nura, of the University of Maiduguri, Borno has emerged winner of the world physics competition. The World Championship 2019 in Physics (Einstein’s Planetary Equation) acknowledged the outstanding international contributions of Dr Yakubu Nura. His selection was based on an international meritorious competition. Nura’s research article was adjudged the best and beating 5,721 nominations from 97 countries that were screened for the championship. The world champion Dr Yakubu Nura is now recognized as the father of modern Einstein’s Planetary Equation studies in Physics. The purpose of the award is to identify brilliant scientists and academicians around the world through world championship. The world championship [Read]

BREAKING: Man United, Inter Agree £74m for Lukaku Transfer

ENGLAND  – Inter Milan and Manchester United have reached an agreement over striker Romelu Lukaku for a fee that could rise to 80m euros (£74m), BBC has reported. In July, the Premier League side rejected Inter’s £54m bid for Lukaku, who was fined by the club after missing training on Tuesday. Belgium international Lukaku, 26, has trained at his former team Anderlecht for the past two days. Lukaku’s agent, Federico Pastorello, flew to London on Wednesday in an attempt to resolve Lukaku’s future. Later that evening, Pastorello posted a photo on Instagram of them on board a private jet with the caption: “Ready to take off. Direction Milano.” United and [Read]

EPL: Check Out All Mouth-Watering Fixtures For 2019/2020 Season

As the 2019/2020 Premier League kicks-off this weekend, here are all weekly fixtures for the entire season which will be subject to changes for television coverage, apart from the opening weekend of games which is already confirmed as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG: Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 Liverpool v Norwich City (8 p.m. BST / 3 p.m. ET)   Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019 West Ham United v Manchester City (12.30 p.m. BST / 7:30 a.m. ET) A.F.C. Bournemouth v Sheffield United (3 p.m. BST / 10 a.m. ET) Burnley v Southampton (3 p.m. BST / 10 a.m. ET) Crystal Palace v Everton (3 p.m. BST / 10 a.m. ET) Leicester [Read]

Drama As Female Lawmaker is Bundled Out of Assembly For Coming With Baby

NAIROBI – A female Kenyan lawmaker representing Kwale Woman Representative, Zulekha Hassan was on Wednesday ordered out of the country’s National Assembly for disrupting a parliamentary session. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the legislator was kicked out of the chambers after she walked in with a baby. Speaker of the National Assembly Hon. Chris Omulele, MP Luanda termed move as unprecedented. The Kwale Woman Rep said she had an emergency that’s why she came to parliament with the baby and suggested that a mother’s room be put in place to curb such situations. “I have tried really hard not to come with the baby, but today I had an emergency; [Read]

President Putin Threatens Trump With Nuclear Weapons

Russian President, Vladimir Putin, on Monday warned that Moscow would be forced to commence developing short and intermediate-range land-based nuclear missiles if the U.S. start doing so after the demise of a landmark arms control treaty, according to NAN. The U.S. formally left the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty with Russia on Friday after determining that Moscow was violating the treaty and had already deployed at least one banned type of missile, an accusation the Kremlin denies. The pact banned land-based missiles with a range of between 310 miles and 3,400 miles (500-5,500 km), reducing the ability of both countries to launch a nuclear strike on short notice. Putin on [Read]