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At Least 22 Dead, 50 Injured, In Suicide Bomb Attack At Manchester Arena

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Greater Manchester police have confirmed children among the victims of the attack carried out by a man with an explosive device.

Japan Princess Mako To Swap Royalty For Love By Marrying Commoner

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A member of Japan's royal family, Princess Mako, is to surrender her royal status by marrying a commoner. The 25-year-old eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito will become engaged to law firm worker Kei Komuro, also 25, whom she met while studying together. Japan's imperial law requires a princess to leave the royal...

Religious Sect Members Attack DRC Prison, Free Leader, 50 Others

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Supporters of a jailed Christian sect leader on Wednesday attacked the prison in the capital of Democratic Republic of Congo where he was being held, freeing him and about 50 other inmates, the government said. A police officer and five attackers were killed in the raid on Kinshasa's Makala prison, said...

SADEC, North Africa Call For Rotational Pan AFRICAN Parliament Presidency

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The highly contested presidency of the Pan African Parliament continues to be a source of concern by members of the body.   The term of office for the current president, Roger Nkodo Dang of Cameroon is coming to an end soon. And members from the SADEC and North Africa are now...

Kenya's Government Slashes Maize Price By 50% To Curb Rising Food Prices

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Kenya’s government has slashed the cost of maize flour, a popular staple. Willy Bett, Kenya’s agriculture secretary, said that the price of sifted maize flour, will fall nearly 44 percent from 160 Kenyan shillings to 90 Kenyan shillings per two-kilogram packet. “A two-kg packet of maize flour will retail at 90...

Defiant Trump Says He Had 'Absolute Right' To Share Information With Russia

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President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday he had the right to share information with Russia related to terrorism and other issues, his first public response to the revelation he disclosed classified information at an Oval Office meeting last week. "As President, I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H....

Clapper: U.S. institutions 'Under Assault' From Trump

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Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Sunday that he thinks US institutions are under assault from President Donald Trump. "I think in many ways our institutions are under assault both externally -- and that's the big news here is the Russian interference in our election system -- and I...

Sub-Saharan Africa Economic Growth To Recover Slightly In 2017 – IMF

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Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa should recover slightly to 2.6 percent this year after a more than two-decade low in 2016 as commodity exporters faced lower prices, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. The IMF said in its regional economic outlook, that the slight rebound will be driven by a...

Liberal, Moon Jao-In Wins South Korean Presidential Election

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South Korea's presidential election has been won by Moon Jae-in, a liberal who favors a more open policy toward North Korea. Moon, the Democratic Party's candidate to replace ousted President Park Geun-hye, was declared the winner by the country's National Election Commission. With 100% of the votes counted, Moon won with...

India's Supreme Court Jails Judge For Blowing Whistle On Corrupt Judges

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India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday sentenced a sitting judge to six months’ imprisonment for contempt of court, an unprecedented development in the country’s judicial history, local media reported. Justice CS Karnan, 61, from the Calcutta High Court, was accused of contempt after he named 20 “corrupt judges” in January and sought...

Mystery Illness In Liberia Appears To Be Meningitis - Health Minister

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Medical samples from four of the victims of a disease in Liberia that initially baffled scientists have tested positive for a type of bacteria that causes meningitis, the minister of health said on Monday. So far a total of 31 cases of the so-called mystery illness have been reported, including 13...

Sally Yates: I Warned Trump's White House That Michael Flynn Was Vulnerable To Russian Blackmail

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The fired DOJ official testified before the Senate on Monday.

Emmanuel Macron: French President-Elect To Fight 'Forces Of Division'

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Emmanuel Macron has vowed to fight "the forces of division that undermine France" after easily winning the run-off election for the French presidency.

Obamacare Is 'Dead' Says Trump After Healthcare Victory

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President Donald Trump has declared Obamacare "dead" after the Republican healthcare bill was narrowly passed by the lower chamber of Congress.

Facebook Shares Jump As Users Near 2 Billion

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Facebook shares surged 15.5 percent on Thursday, their biggest percentage increase since July 2013, after the social networking service posted quarterly results that blew away expectations on every key measure. Facebook shares closed at $109.11, putting its market capitalization at about $308.6 billion. That would make it the fourth most valuable...

Somalia Minister, Abdullahi Sheikh Abas Killed In Mogadishu

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Somalia's security forces have shot dead a 31-year-old government minister after mistaking him for a militant Islamist, officials have said. He was killed in his vehicle near the presidential palace in the capital, Mogadishu, the officials added. The president has cut short his visit to Ethiopia following Abdullahi Sheikh Abas' killing, state...

Eight Malian Soldiers Killed In Ambush

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The army in Mali says suspected Islamist militants have ambushed and killed eight soldiers.  A spokesman said the troops were attacked while travelling in a convoy on Tuesday. No group was named and no one has claimed responsibility.  The government extended a state of emergency at the weekend in response to the...

Syria Likely To Feature As Trump Speaks With Putin By Phone Today

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President Donald Trump is set to speak by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, their first call since Russia denounced a US military strike against Syria last month.   Trump and Putin will talk Tuesday afternoon, a White House official said, in their third phone conversation since Trump took office....

Greece Reaches Deal With Creditors To Pave Way For Bailout Talks

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Euclid Tsakalotos says ‘negotiations are concluded’ and agreement has been reached ahead of meeting with eurozone ministers at the end of May.

US Missile Defence System Ready For Use In South Korea

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The US military says its missile defence system -known as THAAD – has reached initial operational capacity in South Korea. It won’t be fully functioning for some months but a South Korean Defence Ministry spokesman confirmed the system has early capability to respond to the nuclear and missile threat from the North. Not everyone...

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