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North Korea Tensions: US Submarine Arrives In South Korea

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A US submarine has arrived in South Korea, amid worries of another North Korean missile or nuclear test.

French Election: Emmanuel Macron And Marine Le Pen To Fight For Presidency

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Centrist Emmanuel Macron has gone through to the second round of the French election, where he will face far-right leader, Marine Le Pen. Mr Macron, a former banker, is seen as a political newcomer - and ran without the backing of an established party. After topping Sunday's vote, he is now favourite...

Cameroon Ends Internet Shutdown On Orders Of President Paul Biya

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Internet services in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions have been restored three months after they were cut off, following protests. Before the ban, authorities had warned mobile phone users that they faced jail term for spreading false information. Communications and the economy were badly affected by the shutdown. Anglophone Cameroonians in the north-west and south-west...

Paris Shooting: Gunman Was 'Focus Of Anti-Terror' Probe

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The gunman who shot dead a policeman in Paris on Thursday has been identified from papers left in his car, but French officials are yet to release his name. Local media say the 39-year-old lived in the city's suburbs, and had been seen as a potential Islamist radical. The gunman wounded two...

US Accuses Iran Of 'Alarming Provocations'

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US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, has accused Iran of "alarming ongoing provocations" aimed at destabilising the Middle East and undermining America's interests in the region. "An unchecked Iran has the potential to travel the same path as North Korea and to take the world along with it," Mr Tillerson said. President...

French Soldier Faces Prison Over Burkina Faso 'Child Sex Abuse'

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Prosecutors in France have requested a sentence of six month in prison against a French soldier who has been on trial in Paris for child sex abuse in Burkina Faso.  The soldier initially denied the allegations before admitting inappropriate contact with two minors.  Prosecutors say 40-year-old Sebastien L, filmed himself touching two...

Cameroonian, Songwe Becomes First Female Head Of UN Economic Community For Africa

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Cameroonian economist and banking executive Vera Songwe has been appointed the new Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission on Africa (ECA). Dr. Songwe beat more than 70 candidates to clinch the post which was held by Dr. Carlos Lopes who stepped down from the organisation in September last year. ECA is one of...

Trump Congratulates Erdogan For Referendum Win

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US President Donald Trump has become the first Western leader to congratulate Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for winning a controversial referendum that grants him far-reaching, largely unchecked powers. Trump called the Turkish leader on Monday shortly after international monitors delivered a harsh verdict on the referendum on constitutional changes. They...

Theresa May To Seek Snap Election For 8 June

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to call a snap general election on 8 June.

US Strike Kill Dozens Of IS Militant

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A US military strike with a weapon known as the "mother of all bombs" (MOAB) killed 36 IS militants and destroyed their base, the Afghan defence ministry says. The most powerful non-nuclear bomb ever used by the US in combat was dropped on IS tunnels in Nangarhar province. No civilians were affected...

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Elected To The Prestigious American Academy Of Arts And Sciences

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The celebrated award-winning Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences - considered one of the highest honours for intellectuals in the US. She will be one of 228 new members to be inducted in October. Others named alongside her include mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani and...

Egypt Lawyer Gets 10-Year Sentence And Social Media Ban Over Facebook Posts

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The human rights group Amnesty International has condemned the jail term given to an Egyptian lawyer for criticising the government on Facebook. It called the conviction of Mohamed Ramadan a "blatant assault on freedom", and proof that anti-terror legislation was being used to silence critics. Ramadan was convicted, under a 2015 law,...

Zambia Opposition Leader Charged With Treason

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Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been formally charged with treason, the country's police chief says. He was arrested in connection with allegations that a convoy he was travelling in refused to give way to President Edgar Lungu's motorcade. "It has been established that the opposition leader disobeyed police orders to clear...

Malala Yousafzai Named Youngest UN Messenger Of Peace

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Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has been appointed a UN Messenger of Peace to promote girls education, more than four years after a Taliban gunman shot her in the head. At 19, Yousafzai is the youngest Messenger of Peace, the highest honour given by the UN for an initial period of two...

Syria War: Russian Officers 'Could Face Sanctions'

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G7 foreign ministers will attempt to agree a common position on the Syrian conflict, before the US secretary of state flies to Russia to try to persuade it to abandon its Syrian ally. Rex Tillerson will also meet officials from allied Middle Eastern countries before heading to Moscow. The UK has suggested...

China Navy Says It Foiled Pirate Attack On Ship Off Somalia

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China’s naval forces foiled an attack by pirates on a freighter in the Gulf of Aden, the navy said, but gave no word on arrests or other contact with suspects. The statement said 16 members of the Chinese special forces were lowered onto the Tuvalu-flagged ship OS35 by helicopter at dawn...

Egypt Declares 3-Month State Of Emergency After Church Bombings That Killed 44

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At least 44 people were killed in bomb attacks on two Egyptian Coptic churches on Palm Sunday that included the seat of the Coptic Pope.

Trump Seeks Options For Eliminating North Korea Nuclear Threat

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As a US strike group led by an aircraft carrier steamed toward the Korean peninsula Sunday, a senior official said President Donald Trump has asked to be provided with a range of options for eliminating the North Korean nuclear threat. The US naval move will certainly raise tensions in the region...

Oil Prices Jump After U.S. Missile Strike On Syria

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U.S. crude futures jumped more than 2% in early Friday trading after President Trump ordered the first direct American military action against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. They pared those gains later.   The strike, in which U.S. warships fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian government airbase, ramps...

Trump Launches Military Strike Against Syria

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The United States launched a military strike Thursday on a Syrian government target in response to their chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians earlier in the week.   On President Donald Trump's orders, US warships launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian government airbase where the warplanes that carried...


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