ABUJA, NIGERIA - Nigerian authorities are commemorating United Nations Day with the official reopening of the U.N. building in Abuja. The building has been closed since a deadly Boko Haram suicide attack in 2011. The event Thursday opened with renditions of Nigeria's national anthem and the U.N. anthem played by Nigeria's National Assembly guards brigade. Then, the reconstructed U.N. building officially reopened. Mark Lowcock is U.N. Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs. "The reopening of U.N. house today is an act of defiance against such terror,” Lowcock said. “We stand together to say that we will not be cowed by violence. We will continue to support the Nigerian people, fulfill their dreams of a future of prosperity and security.” Twenty-three people including U.N. workers, guards, and visitors were killed in the 2011 blast. More than 60 others were injured. Edward Kallon, the U.N. representative to Nigeria, recalled the tragic experience. "What … [Read more...] about UN House in Nigeria Reopens Eight Years After Suicide Bomb Attack
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Former home of Dorothea Puente. Chronicle graphic Former home of Dorothea Puente. Chronicle graphic Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 Former home of Dorothea Puente. Chronicle graphic Former home of Dorothea Puente. Chronicle graphic Sacramento's garden of evil goes on market 1 / 5 Back to Gallery 2002-01-13 04:00:00 PDT Sacramento -- The powder-blue Victorian for sale on the edge of the capital's bustling hub seems to have it all, if you're looking for a fixer-upper: quaint decorative touches, century-old redwood walls, great location. What you don't get, thank goodness, are the seven rotting corpses that used to be buried in the side yard. This is not just any house. This is the house where Dorothea Puente, by all appearances a kindly grandmother, poisoned her elderly boardinghouse tenants and buried them in shallow graves in the mid-1980s. And now it can be yours … [Read more...] about Sacramento’s garden of evil goes on market
Click through the gallery to see what 19 SoMa restaurants, cafes and bars recommended in a 1995 food guide by Patricia Unterman look like today. Click through the gallery to see what 19 SoMa restaurants, cafes and bars recommended in a 1995 food guide by Patricia Unterman look like today. Photo: Douglas Zimmerman/SFGate.com Photo: Douglas Zimmerman/SFGate.com Image 1 of / 43 Caption Close Image 1 of 43 Click through the gallery to see what 19 SoMa restaurants, cafes and bars recommended in a 1995 food guide by Patricia Unterman look like today. Click through the gallery to see what 19 SoMa restaurants, cafes and bars recommended in a 1995 food guide by Patricia Unterman look like today. Photo: Douglas … [Read more...] about I tried to visit restaurants from a ‘95 SF guidebook. Almost everything was closed.
Lawmakers are bracing for a North Korean provocation as its year-end deadline for the United States to change its policies draws near.Rhetoric is already heating back up, with North Korea reviving its “dotard” insult of President TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans aim to avoid war with White House over impeachment strategy New York Times editorial board calls for Trump's impeachment Trump rips Michigan Rep. Dingell after Fox News appearance: 'Really pathetic!' MORE and saying “foolish” U.S. actions have already helped it make a “definite decision” on its next steps.Senators were loath to predict what exactly the unpredictable country might do after its deadline passes. But as analysts forecast a return to intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and nuclear tests, lawmakers warned of rocky times ahead.ADVERTISEMENT“If North Korea goes back to nuclear testing or they go back to ICBM testing, that will destroy their last best chance to have a … [Read more...] about Washington braces as North Korea deadline looms
close Video Democrats warn UK conservative landslide could signal Trump re-election Fox News contributor Mike Huckabee on 2020 Democrats being wary of Boris Johnson election. If I may paraphrase Karl Marx: A specter is haunting the Democratic Party – the specter of socialism. Democrats have every right to be terrified of this specter – because if they nominate socialist Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont or Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts as their presidential candidate, they could suffer a crushing defeat, just as Britain’s Labour Party did last week. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party won a landslide victory over the socialist Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn in parliamentary elections Thursday. Conservatives won 365 seats in the 650-seat lower house of Parliament, while Labour won only 203 seats – its worst election performance since the 1930s. Smaller … [Read more...] about Justin Haskins: Socialists in US beware – the lessons from Conservatives’ landslide win in Britain