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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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Tensions Then Smiles As Kim And Trump Reach Hands Across History

Steadily, almost warily, the two leaders approached each other on a colonnaded verandah, their hands outstretched as a gaggle of media watched from a platform and the rest of the world looked on. Weeks in the making after decades of ...

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257 Dead As Military Plane Crashes In Algeria’s Worst Air Disaster

Algeria suffered its deadliest ever air catastrophe Wednesday when a military plane crashed after takeoff, killing 257 people on board, mostly army personnel and their family members, officials said. An AFP photographer at the scene saw the charred wreckage of ...

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Russia Retaliates, Expels 60 U.S. Envoys, Closes Consulate

Russia has expelled 60 U.S. envoys and also ordered the closure of the U.S. Consulate General in St. Petersburg, within 48 hours, the U.S. Department of State has announced. Russia’s actions were in retaliation to the expulsion of 60 Russian ...

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