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CNN Fires Comedian Over Decapitated Trump Photo

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US television network CNN on Wednesday fired a comedian from its annual New Year's Eve coverage after she provoked outrage for being photographed holding up a prop depicting Donald Trump's bloodied severed head. The US president castigated Kathy Griffin saying she "should be ashamed of herself" for the grisly-looking photograph. "My...

Sri Lanka Floods Leave 600,000 People Displaced

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Foreign aid begins to trickle into Sri Lanka where the worst floods in more than a decade have killed 202 people.

Ethiopia Shuts Off Mobile Internet Without Explanation

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Ethiopia said on Wednesday it had deactivated mobile internet service, but offered no explanation for the countrywide outage that also briefly affected the African Union headquarters and a massive UN facility. This is the second time in recent months that Africa’s second most populous country has turned off its mobile data...

 

Former China Statistics Chief Gets Life For Corruption

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A Chinese court on Wednesday jailed for life the former head of the statistics bureau after finding him guilty of corruption, the latest official to be brought down in President Xi Jinping's war on corruption. A court in the city of Zhangjiakou found Wang Baoan had illegally accepted the equivalent of...

13 South Sudan Soldiers On Trial Over Rape Of Aid Workers

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Thirteen South Sudanese soldiers have gone on trial accused of raping foreign aid workers and murdering their local colleague. The incident in the capital, Juba, last July resulted in a UN report which accused UN peacekeepers of failing in their duty to protect civilians. It happened as rival forces in the civil...

Morocco Protests: Thousands Demand Release Of Nasser Zefzafi

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Thousands of people have demonstrated in the northern Moroccan city of Al-Hoceima, demanding the release of a well-known activist. Reports say riot police were involved in a tense stand-off with protesters, but later retreated. Protesters rallied after Nasser Zefzafi was arrested on Monday charged with threatening national security. Mr Zefzafi has organised months of protests...

Manuel Noriega Dead: Panama's Former Strongman Dies In Hospital Aged 83

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Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who spied for the CIA before his drug trafficking and brutal regime sparked a US invasion in 1989, has died aged 83. President Juan Carlos Varela announced Noriega's death on Twitter late on Monday, and said his passing marked the closing of a chapter in Panama's history. "The...

North Korea Warns Of 'Bigger Gift Package' For U.S. After Latest Test

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test of a new ballistic missile controlled by a precision guidance system and ordered the development of more powerful strategic weapons, the North's official KCNA news agency reported on Tuesday. The missile launched on Monday was equipped with an advanced automated pre-launch sequence...

United States Express Its Commitment To Support President Buhari In The Anti-Corruption On War

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The United States has expressed its commitment to continue to support Buhari administration in the anti-corruption on war. The acting deputy chief of mission, us embassy, Alan Tousignant stated this at a forum called the access Nigeria share for in Abuja. Tousignant noted the story partnership between Nigeria and the United States...

Trump To Create ‘War Room’ In White House

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Once President Trump wraps up an initial foreign trip that aides believe has gone very well, the Commander-in-Chief plans to strike quickly next week to beef up the White House staff with a “war room” aimed at taking the fight to the administration’s critics more aggressively, according to two advisers...

Ariana Grande Suspends European Concert Tour After Manchester Bombing

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Shows at London’s O2 Arena among those cancelled after Manchester suicide bombing kills 22.

Wenger Condoles Victims Of Manchester Arena Terror Attack

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Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger, has joined the growing number of tributes to the victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack. He said that for people to be killed while enjoying themselves at a concert is “absolutely unacceptable”. The 67-year-old joined those comments on Wednesday morning ahead of Arsenal’s FA Cup final against...

Ethiopian Tedros Adhanom elected as new head of UN's World Health Organisation.

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Ethiopia’s former foreign minister has been elected as the new head of the World Health Organisation, beating rivals from Pakistan and the UK after a gruelling campaign over many months to lead the UN agency. Victory in the secret ballot of the 194 member states gives Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus a five-year...

UK Police Name 22 Year Old Salman Abedi As Suspected Manchester Concert Suicide Bomber

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Manchester Police Chief Ian Hopkins identified the bomber as 22-year-old Salman Abedi, who authorities said died in the attack. Police raided two sites in the northern English city, setting off a controlled explosion in one, and arresting a 23-year-old man in a third location. Abedi was identified as a British citizen...

UN To Honour Two Nigerian Fallen Peacekeepers

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Two fallen peacekeepers from Nigeria, Commodore Christopher Ademu Abu and Sgt. Mayehm Norbert, are among the 117 that would be honoured with the posthumous Dag Hammarskjöld medal. The medal is named after Dag Hammarskjöld, the second Secretary-General of the UN, who died in a plane crash in what is now Zambia...

Malaria Ravages Namibia

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Namibia with a population of a little over 2 million, has recorded 22,596 cases of malaria since the southern African country announced an outbreak in January, local media reported. The most affected regions are Kavango East, Kavango West, Zambezi and Ohangwena, according to the The Namibian newspaper. It said malaria infections often...

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...