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Here's the weekend edition for Saturday, February 23rd, 2019.

Sudan's Bashir declares state of emergency, dissolves government as protests mount

President Omar al-Bashir has declared a one-year state of emergency and dissolved government in Sudan. He is facing the most sustained challenge to his 30-year rule with repeated protests in recent weeks.

Security under the spotlight as Nigerians vote in critical elections

An attack in northeastern Nigeria by suspected Islamist militants just hours before polls were set to open in Nigeria’s presidential election Saturday underscored the challenges...

Nigeria votes — one week later than planned

Polls have opened in Nigeria. The country is hoping for free and fairly elected president — will it be incumbent Muhammadu Buhari or his main rival Atiku Abubakar?

Weekend Reading Long reads and features from the past week.

SNC-Lavalin, Jody Wilson-Raybould and Trudeau’s PMO: The story so far

Opposition parties are demanding answers from Justin Trudeau’s government amid allegations that the former justice minister was pressed to intervene in a Montreal construction giant’s legal case. H...

Why Jody Wilson-Raybould was destined to speak truth to power

In law, in Indigenous politics and as a cabinet minister, she has embodied the promise of her name: One Who Corrects the Chiefs’ Path. And while the SNC-Lavalin affair may have silenced her for now...

How did Gerald Cotten die? A Quadriga mystery, from India to Canada and back

One day, he was on his honeymoon, enjoying the opulence of Jaipur. Twenty-four hours later, he was dead in a mysterious circumstances – taking valuable secrets and cryptocurrency passwords with him...

How did Gerald Cotten die? A Quadriga mystery, from India to Canada and back

One day, he was on his honeymoon, enjoying the opulence of Jaipur. Twenty-four hours later, he was dead in a mysterious circumstances – taking valuable secrets and cryptocurrency passwords with him...

Beyond the Headlines Important stories from below the fold.

Iran is holding up its end of nuclear deal, shows IAEA report

Iran has been adhering to a deal with world powers limiting its nuclear programme, the UN atomic watchdog said Friday, as diplomatic wrangling continues over the future of the accord.

The view from Italy: How Brexit is viewed on the streets of Rome

From calls for Italy to quit the EU to worries about Brexit's impact on ordinary people, Italians share their opinions.

Teenager dies after shotgun and knife attack in north London

Police find injured men aged 19 and 20 after responding to reports of a fight in Wood Green

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Science and Technology Behind the scenes of our daily lives.

The clearest images of Ultima Thule reveal a strange-looking object

There are some interesting details to glean here.

Frontier demands $4,300 cancellation fee despite horribly slow Internet

Internet was often unusable, but ISP charges giant fee to one-person business.

Microsoft reportedly plans to discuss next-gen Xbox consoles at E3 2019

Sony may have decided to skip the video game industry’s largest annual expo this year, but Microsoft plans to be back at E3 2019 with its usual blow-out press conference. And now, French gaming news outlet JeuxVideo is reporting that Mic...

Questions and Answers What are people asking about today?

Biden's 2020 opening? Dem field missing foreign policy hand

WASHINGTON (AP) — In town halls, television interviews and social media posts, Democratic presidential candidates are touting their support for "Medicare-for-all," higher taxes on the wealthy and...

INF Treaty exit? Putin says he’s ready to escalate to Cuban Missile Crisis levels

And by the way, that unlimited range nuclear torpedo? It's ready to deploy.

How far has technology come since the last ‘smart border’ failed?

A spending bill recently signed by President Donald Trump allocates $100 million for a so-called smart border, or a virtual fence of cameras and sensors along the line between the United States and...

Business Moving finance and global economics today.

Trump says he's inclined to extend China trade deadline and meet Xi soon

President Donald Trump said on Friday there was "a very good chance" the United States would strike a deal with China to end their trade war and that he was inclined to extend his March 1 tariff deadline and meet soon with Chinese Presid...

Frenemies BMW, Daimler team up on ride-sharing, mobility services as partnerships become the norm

Traditionally fierce rivals, BMW and Daimler are teaming up to challenge a new wave of high-tech competitors, such as Uber and Alphabet's Waymo unit, by launching five mobi...

Twitter co-founder Ev Williams is leaving the company's board

Twitter Co-founder and former CEO Ev Williams is stepping down from the company's board after 13 years with the company.

Sports Headlines from international leagues and competitions.

Westbrook's record streak ends in OKC's 2OT win

Russell Westbrook finished with 43 points, 15 rebounds and 8 assists in 43 minutes in the Thunder's double-OT win over the Jazz on Friday night, ending his streak at 11 straight...

Holloway-Poirier set to headline UFC 236

Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier will headline UFC 236 with an interim lightweight title fight on April 13, UFC president Dana White told ESPN on Friday. Undefeated lightweight c...

Jay Bothroyd: Former England striker on playing in Japan, his one cap and epilepsy

In a wide-ranging interview, Jay Bothroyd discusses playing in Japan, his one England cap, facing Serie A legends, and dealing with epilepsy.

Entertainment News from the world of music, TV and cinema.

Tiffany Haddish, Patton Oswalt, more stars mourn comedian, Hangover actor Brody Stevens

The 48-year-old died Friday in Los Angeles from an apparent suicide.

Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid Bring the Star Power to the Versace Show

Milan Fashion Week is heating up! Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid all made their way down the catwalk at the Fall 2019 Versace fashion show during Milan Fashion Week...

Everything We Know About The Kissing Booth Sequel, Including the Worrying Plot of the New Book

Pucker up, Kissing Booth fans, because a sequel is on its way. A second installment of the popular Netflix original movie is happening, starring Joey King and Joel Courtney as...