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Syria Refugees Found Dead

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Fifteen Syrian refugees - some of them children - have been found frozen to death while trying to cross the mountainous border into Lebanon. Thirteen bodies were found on Friday and two more were discovered on Saturday after the area was hit by a fierce snowstorm. Lebanese civil defence officials found the...

US Govt. Workers Stay Home Without Pay As Shutdown Drags On

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Hundreds of thousands of US federal employees were staying home without pay Monday after lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on ending a government shutdown before the start of the working week. Although, leaders of President Donald Trump’s Republican Party and the opposition Democrats said progress had been made in a weekend...

Osinbajo Attends Weah’s Inauguration

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, is attending the inauguration of president-elect of Liberia, George Weah, in Monrovia, Liberia.  Weah won the country’s presidential runoff election on December 26, 2017. From Monrovia, prof. Osinbajo will proceed to Davos, Switzerland, to attend the 48th world economic forum annual meeting taking place from the 23rd -...

George Weah Sworn In As Liberian President

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Former international football star, George Weah, was sworn in as Liberia’s new president on Monday, in the country’s first transition between democratically-elected leaders since 1944. Weah, 51, took over from Nobel laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who spent 12 years at the helm, steering the West African nation away from the trauma of...

Macron Suggests EU Special Trade Deal For UK After Brexit

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French President Emmanuel Macron has suggested the UK could get a special trade deal with the EU after brexit. But he warned that Britain would not have full access to the single market without accepting its rules. Speaking to newsmen during his first official visit to the UK, macron as Brussels has...

Six Killed In Gun Attack On Afghan Hotel

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Afghan security forces say an over night siege of a luxury hotel by gunmen in the capital has ended. The interior ministry told the media that six civilians, including a foreign woman, died during the attack in Kabul, along with three attackers. Some 160 people were rescued after afghan troops fought through...

Vice President Osinbajo To Attend The Inauguration Of President-Elect Of Liberia

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, will today attend the inauguration of President-elect of Liberia, George Weah, in Monrovia, Liberia. Weah won the country’s presidential runoff election on December 26, 2017. From Monrovia, Prof. Osinbajo will proceed to Davos, Switzerland, to attend the 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting taking place from the...

Cancer Blood Test ‘Enormously Exciting’

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Scientists have taken a step towards one of the biggest goals in medicine - a universal blood test for cancer. A team at Johns Hopkins University has trialled a method that detects eight common forms of the disease. Their vision is an annual test designed to catch cancer early and save lives....

Police Arrest California Couple Over Shackled Children

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Two parents have been arrested in California after Police found they allegedly kept their 13 children captive at home, some "shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks". David and Louise Turpin were held on charges of torture and child abuse. The couple's children – between the ages of two and twenty...

Rohingya Crisis: Bangladesh To Repatriate Thousands

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Bangladesh says it has agreed on a timeframe with Myanmar for repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who fled an army crackdown last year. Myanmar has agreed to accept 1,500 rohingya every week, adding that it aims to return all of them to Myanmar within two years. Over 650,000 Rohingya have fled...

Indonesia Stock Exchange Building Roof Collapse

1 week ago /

A mezzanine ceiling has collapsed at the Jakarta stock exchange building, with reports that dozens of people have been injured. The area was evacuated and cordoned off by police. Police say 72 people were hurt and are being treated in three different hospitals in Jakarta. An employee of the World Bank in Jakarta,...

Madagascar Cyclone Deaths Rise To 51

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The death toll from a cyclone that hit Madagascar about 10 days ago has risen to 51, with another 22 people reported missing.  Tropical Cyclone Ava passed through Madagascar last week, hitting mostly the eastern coast of the island with wind speeds of between 140-190 kilometers per hour. The death toll had...

Widow On Trial For Poisoning Elderly Suitors

1 week ago /

A French woman dubbed the “Black Widow of the Riviera” for allegedly seducing and poisoning wealthy elderly men, leading to the deaths of two of them, went on trial for murder in the resort city of Nice on Monday. Patricia Dagorn, 57, is charged with the fatal poisoning of two men...

Trump Denies Racist Charge

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President Donald Trump has denied that he is racist, after a row broke out over his alleged use of the word "shithole" to describe African nations. Trump reportedly used the term last week during a bipartisan oval office meeting on immigration reform. It is the first time the president has responded directly...

African Countries Ask Trump To Apologise

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The African Union has demanded that us president Donald Trump apologise after he reportedly called nations on the continent "shitholes". African union mission in Washington DC expressed its "shock, dismay and outrage" and said the trump administration misunderstood Africans. The us leader made the alleged remark in a Thursday meeting on immigration. But Trump...

Over 1,500 Evacuated From New Guinea Volcano

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About 1,500 people are being evacuated from islands off Papua New Guinea, where a long-dormant volcano has started erupting. The volcano on Kadovar Island began emitting smoke and ash last week, prompting the evacuation of more than 500 people to nearby Blup Blup Island. But as the eruptions have become more violent,...

Liberia’s President Expelled From Her Party

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Liberia's outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been expelled from her own party, for allegedly failing to support its candidate to succeed her. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is accused of encouraging people to vote against her vice-president, Joseph Boakai. Former Footballer George Weah won the presidential elections in December, defeating Boakai. Sirleaf, who is...

Malaysia To Resume Search For Flight MH 370

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The Malaysian government struck a deal with an underwater survey company to resume the search for missing Malaysia airlines flight 370. The US, firm ocean infinity; will only be paid if it finds the aircraft. The plane disappeared on 8 march 2014 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, with 239 people...

Zimbabwe Investigates Grace Mugabe’s Degree

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Zimbabwe's anti-corruption agency has launched an investigation into whether the former first lady grace Mugabe fraudulently obtained a doctorate degree. Mugabe undertook research into children's homes, according to state-run newspaper the herald. She was awarded the PHD just months after enrolling at the university when doctorates typically require years of full-time...

WHO Okays Chinese-Produced HIV, Hepatitis Vaccines

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Two Chinese-produced vaccines, a Bivalent Oral Poliomyelitis Vaccine (BOPV) and a Hepatitis “A” Vaccine (HAV), have received prequalification by the WHO. The move indicates that the WHO has given the vaccines its stamp of approval for the safety and efficacy, and UN procuring agencies may now source them. Mr Fabio Scano, an...


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