Onize Ohikere

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

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Earthquake in Italy kills two

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/22/17, 08:38 am

Rescue workers continue to assist victims after a 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Italian resort island of Ischia near Naples late Monday. At least two people have died and 39 have sustained injuries. Television images showed several buildings and a church that had collapsed after the quake struck just before 9 p.m. local time. One elderly woman died inside the collapsed church, and rescue workers have spotted a second casualty in the debris.

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Chinese human rights lawyer disappears

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/22/17, 08:05 am

Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng has disappeared from his home in the northern province of Shaanxi, where he was under house arrest, according to family members in exile in the United States. Gao’s wife, Geng He, told New Tang Dynasty Television she last tried to call her husband on Aug. 13, but could not reach him. She called Gao’s brother, who checked Gao’s cave dwelling and confirmed he wasn’t there. Geng said she also has lost contact with Gao’s brother since she last spoke to him.

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Suspected Barcelona van attacker killed by police

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/21/17, 12:57 pm

UPDATE: Catalan regional police say they have shot dead the suspected driver of the van used in Thursday’s terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain. According to authorities, Younes Abouyaaqoub was wearing what appeared to be a belt with explosives when he was killed in Subirats, 28 miles west of Barcelona.

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