Onize Ohikere

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

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Rescuers continue search for Mexico quake survivors

by Kiley Crossland, Leigh Jones & Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/20/17, 01:50 pm

UPDATE: Rescuers in Mexico continue to dig through collapsed homes, buildings, and schools looking for victims and survivors of Tuesday’s 7.1 magnitude earthquake that killed at least 225 people. On Wednesday morning, rescuers located a child buried alive under the rubble of a Mexico City school where at least 20 others have been found dead. The little girl raised her hand when rescuers at the Enrique Rebsamen school asked if she could hear them.

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U.S. to give $32 million in aid for Rohingya Muslims

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/20/17, 11:41 am

The United States will donate $32 million in humanitarian assistance to Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing violent clashes in Burma’s Rakhine state, the State Department announced on Wednesday. Officials said the assistance would help provide emergency shelter, food, and healthcare to refugees who have fled into neighboring Bangladesh and internally displaced persons still in Burma, also known as Myanmar.

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Spain works to quash Catalan independence vote

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/20/17, 09:03 am

Spanish police officials on Wednesday raided three Catalan regional government departments and arrested 12 senior officials in the latest crackdown against Catalonia’s independence referendum vote slated for Oct. 1. An Interior Ministry statement said the police carried out the operation to gather evidence for investigations into the referendum. Catalonia has continued to push for the independence vote despite a suspension order from Spain’s Constitutional Court and opposition from the central government.

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