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Prime Minister Morrison confirms Australian killed in Beirut explosion 

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said an Australian had been killed in Tuesday’s explosion in Beirut.


“It is very distressing, and I can confirm there has been one Australian that has been killed.

“Which is terribly devastating and obviously, we can’t give more details about the specifics at this time, but our sympathies to all of the people in Lebanon,” he told the Sunrise programme on Wednesday as quoted by the Seven News website.

A powerful explosion occurred in the port area of ​​Beirut on Tuesday evening.

The city governor said half of the city’s buildings were damaged, and hospitals were overcrowded due to a large number of those injured.

According to the Health Ministry, more than 4,000 people were injured, and at least 78 died.

The head of the country’s general security service, Gen. Abbas Ibrahim, said that in line with preliminary data, explosives that had been stored in the port for a long time detonated.

Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab said the blast was caused by improper storage of 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate in the port of Beirut.

The Lebanese government has declared a three-day mourning for the victims of the tragedy.

Edited By: Emmanuel Yashim (NAN)

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Sudan arrests 41 terrorists, seizes large amounts of explosives

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Khartoum Sudanese security forces have arrested 41 terrorism suspects and seized explosives that “could have blown up the entire capital,” the public prosecutor and police director general said on Wednesday.

The explosives included highly explosive ammonium nitrate, the public prosecutor Taj Al-Sir Al-Hibir and police director general Ezz El-Din Al-Sheikh told journalists in the capital.

The terrorism suspects were arrested during 12 ambush operations conducted by Rapid Support Forces (RSF) teams, and almost 3,600 explosive devices were seized, the attorney general said.

Some of the arrested are suspected to have been involved in an attack on the convoy of Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok in March, RSF spokesman Jamal Jumaa said.

Ammonium nitrate was the substance that caused a massive explosion in the port of Lebanon’s capital Beirut on August 4, killing 190 people and leaving at least 6,000 others injured.

Edited By: Emmanuel Yashi
Source: NAN

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UNICEF launches cash assistance programme in Lebanon

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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday launched an emergency cash assistance programme to support people affected by Beirut’s port explosions on Aug. 4, LBCI local TV channel reported.


The UNICEF noted that the programme will reach 80,000 children and adults affected by the explosions.

UNICEF Representative in Lebanon Yukie Mokuo noted that the assistance programme can play a vital role in supporting those who suffered the most from the blasts.

Two huge explosions rocked Beirut’s port on Aug. 4, destroying a big part of the city while killing around 190 people and wounding no fewer than 6,000 others.

Edited By: Abiodun Oluleye/ Maharazu Ahmed
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Trial begins of ex-Nissan boss Ghosn’s former right-hand man

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The trial of Greg Kelly, former right-hand man of ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn, on charges of financial misconduct, began in a Tokyo court on Tuesday.


Kelly, who is accused of violating Japanese stock market requirements, however, pleaded not guilty.

The two ex-managers are accused of misrepresenting levels of remuneration in official reports to the Japanese stock exchange, and in Ghosn’s case, underreporting them for years.

On Nov. 19, 2018, Ghosn and Kelly were arrested in Tokyo.

While Kelly stayed in Japan, Ghosn fled to Lebanon.

He reportedly hid in a musical instrument case to make his escape.

The court separated the trial of 64-year-old United States citizen, Kelly, from that of his former boss, after Ghosn fled.

However, Kelly said he did not break any laws in Japan.

If he is found guilty, he could face up to 10 years imprisonment.

Meanwhile, Japanese authorities are making efforts to secure extradition of Ghosn.

Japan has no extradition treaty with Lebanon.

Ghosn once saved Nissan from near bankruptcy and formed the alliance of Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi.

The scandal surrounding him left the grouping in a deep crisis.

The French justice department is also investigating alleged embezzlement of funds by Ghosn at Renault.

Japan, about half a year after his escape, called on the United States authorities to extradite two people suspected to be helping him.

The father and son were arrested in the United States state of Massachusetts in May.

Edited By: Abiodun Oluleye/Ijeoma Popoola
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Trial begins of ex-Nissan boss Ghosn’s former right-hand man

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The trial of Greg Kelly, the former right-hand man of ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn, on charges of financial misconduct began in a Tokyo court on Tuesday.


Kelly, who is accused of violating Japanese stock market requirements, pleaded not guilty.

The two ex-managers are accused of misrepresenting levels of remuneration in official reports to the Japanese stock exchange, and in Ghosn’s case, under-reporting them for years.

On Nov. 19, 2018, Ghosn and Kelly were arrested in Tokyo.

While Kelly stayed in Japan, Ghosn fled to Lebanon.

He reportedly hid in a musical instrument case to make his escape.

The court separated 64-year-old United States citizen Kelly’s trial from that of his former boss after Ghosn fled.

Kelly said he did not break any laws in Japan.

If he is found guilty, he could face up to 10 years in prison.

Japanese authorities are meanwhile making efforts to secure the extradition of Ghosn.

Japan has no extradition treaty with Lebanon.

Ghosn once saved Nissan from near bankruptcy and formed the alliance of Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi.

The scandal surrounding him left the grouping in a deep crisis.

The French justice department is also investigating an alleged embezzlement of funds by Ghosn at Renault.

Around half a year after his spectacular escape, Japan called on the United States authorities to extradite two people suspected of helping him.

The father and son were arrested in the United States state of Massachusetts in May.

Edited By: Emmanuel Yashim
Source: NAN

https://nnn.ng/trial-begins-of-ex-nissan-boss-ghosns-former-right-hand-man/
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