Onize Ohikere

Onize is a reporter for WORLD Digital based in Abuja, Nigeria.

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Iran and Europe clash over crumbling deal

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/15/20, 12:51 pm

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday threatened European soldiers in the Middle East. “Today, the American soldier is in danger, tomorrow the European soldier could be in danger,” he said during a televised Cabinet address.

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Disaster Down Under

International | Blazes rage on amid economic and political turmoil in Australia
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/14/20, 03:31 pm

Australian firefighters on Sunday celebrated a break in the weather that allowed them to get ahead of disastrous bushfires that have blazed since September. Firefighters near Bodalla, New South Wales, said the cooler temperatures and mild winds allowed them to pull down small trees and burn bushland in the fire’s projected path.

The fires have burned more than 25.5 million acres—a little more than the size of Indiana—killing 28 people and destroying more than 2,000 homes. Beyond the damages to lives and property, the fires also have kindled political and economic conflict.

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Iran probes plane crash

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/14/20, 11:50 am

Iranian authorities have detained an unconfirmed number of suspects in the downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane last week. The arrests followed “extensive investigations,” according to Iranian Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili. Wednesday’s incident killed all 176 people on board, many of them Iranians and Iranian-Canadians.

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