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New Zealand: 49 Killed, Others Injured As Gunmen Attack Mosque

Forty-nine people have been killed and at least 20 others injured as gunmen attacked two mosques in New Zealand. The gunmen were reported to have opened indiscriminate fire at worshippers, including women and children, who had gathered for Friday prayers, ...

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Bernie Sanders Announces Second US Presidential Bid

US Senator Bernie Sanders says he will run again for president in 2020, making a second attempt to win the Democratic Party’s nomination. The 77-year-old Vermont senator became a progressive political star in 2016 although he lost his candidacy bid. ...

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World Bank President Steps Down

The World Bank Group president, Jim Yong Kim, on Monday announced he would be stepping down from his position effective February 1. Mr Kim’s announcement is coming more than three years ahead of the end of his tenure in 2022. ...

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Nigeria Contributes $710m To ECOWAS, More Than 13 Countries Put Together

Nigeria has contributed more money to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) than 13 other Members states put together in the last 12 years, statistics have shown. Statistics on payment of the Community Levy showed that between 2003 ...

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Nine Wounded As Woman Blows Self Up In Tunisia

Authorities said nine people, including eight policemen, were wounded when a woman blew herself up in central Tunis on Monday. A spokesman for the Tunisian Interior Ministry described the incident as a “terrorist explosion”. A witness reported an explosion on ...

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Gabon President Hospitalized In Riyadh

Gabonese President Ali Bongo has been hospitalised in Riyadh, Saudi state media said, without giving more details. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited Bongo in Riyadh’s King Faisal hospital and “inquired after the health of the president”, the official ...

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Sahle-Work Zewde Becomes Ethiopia’s First Female President

Ethiopia has elected its first female president, Sahle-Work Zewde. According to a report on BBC Africa, Ms Zewde was elected by members of parliament. Ms Zewde’s emergence to the ceremonial position comes as the former president Mulatu Teshome resigned from ...

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John McCain: Vietnam Veteran And Six-Term Senator Dies At 81

Senator John McCain, the Vietnam war hero turned senator and presidential candidate, has died aged 81. Mr McCain died on Saturday in Arizona surrounded by his family, a statement from his office said. He was diagnosed with an aggressive brain ...

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READ: Barack Obama’s Speech To Mark 100th Birthday Of Nelson Mandela

Barack Obama delivered the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture to mark 100th birthday of the former South African leader at the Wanderers stadium on Tuesday. Here is the speech: PRESIDENT OBAMA: (Cheers and applause.) Thank you. Thank you so much. ...

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Obama Calls Today’s Times ‘Strange And Uncertain’ In High-Profile Speech

Former U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday was making his highest-profile speech since leaving office, urging people around the world to respect human rights and other values under threat in an address marking the 100th anniversary of anti-apartheid leader Nelson ...

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