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New Zealand PM, Jacinda Ardern Resigns

  New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Thursday she will stand aside for a new leader within weeks, saying she doesn’t believe she has the energy to seek re-election in the October polls. Speaking at a news conference, Ardern ...

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Nurses In England Begin Strike Over Pay

  Nurses across England today began two days of strike over pay, threatening fresh disruption for patients in the creaking state-run health service, as new figures showed inflation still surging. The walkout comes after nurses held their union’s first stoppage ...

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Canada Bans Nigerians, Other Foreigners From Buying Homes

A ban on foreigners buying residential property in Canada took effect on Sunday, aiming to make more homes available to locals facing a housing crunch. Several exceptions in the act allow individuals such as refugees and permanent residents who are ...

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Breaking: Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Is Dead

  Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has passed on. The Holy See Press Office announced that the 95-year-old Pope died at 9:34 am in his residence at the Vatican’s Mater Ecclesiae Monastery on Saturday. He had chosen the Ecclesiae Monastery as ...

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53 People Hospitalised In Canada Bus Accident

  More than 50 people have been hospitalised in western Canada after a passenger bus crashed on a highway, provincial authorities said. The cause of the Saturday evening accident, which occurred on a highway some 330 kilometers (200 miles) east ...

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Taliban Treatment Of Women May Be ‘Crime Against Humanity’ – G7

  The Taliban’s treatment of women and girls in Afghanistan may amount to “a crime against humanity”, G7 foreign ministers said on Thursday, demanding the ban on women attending university be reversed. “Taliban policies designed to erase women from public ...

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Buhari Meets Biden At The White House Amid US-Africa Summit (Photos)

President Muhammadu Buhari met with the United States President Joe Biden in Washington DC on Wednesday. Photos shared by the Presidency show Buhari in a meeting with Biden and the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the White House ...

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Thai Princess Next In Line To Throne Suffers Heart Attack

  The Thai King’s eldest daughter collapsed from a heart condition on Wednesday evening, Thailand’s royal palace says. Princess Bajrakitiyabha, the eldest daughter of King Vajiralongkorn, collapsed while training her dogs north-east of Bangkok, the palace said. The 44-year-old was ...

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South Africa To Decriminalise S€x Work

  South Africa on Friday said it would decriminalise S€x work, hoping to tackle high levels of crime against women in a country with one of the world’s highest HIV caseloads. The sale and purchase of S€xual services will no ...

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Pope Breaks Down In Tears At Public Prayer For Ukraine

Pope Francis broke down and cried as he mentioned the travails of Ukrainians during a traditional prayer in central Rome on Thursday. The traditional prayer took place at Madonna, at the foot of a statue on the Feast of the ...

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Indonesia’s Parliament Bans S3x Outside Marriage

  Indonesia’s parliament on Tuesday approved legislation that would outlaw s3x outside marriage in a move critics said was a huge setback to rights in the world’s most populous Muslim country. After the new criminal code was endorsed by all ...

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Coins Bearing Portrait Of King Charles To Enter Circulation

The first coins bearing the official effigy of the King will appear in circulation in post offices around the UK from Thursday. The King’s portrait will first appear on a 50p, with the reverse, or “tails”, side of the coin ...

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US, South Korea And Japan Impose Fresh Sanctions On North Korea

The United States, Japan and South Korea have imposed fresh sanctions on North Korean individuals and entities in response to Pyongyang’s recent slew of missile tests. Washington’s action on Thursday announced, blocks any assets of three North Korean officials in ...

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Letter Bomb Explodes At Ukrainian Embassy In Madrid

A letter bomb explosion has been reported at the Ukrainian Embassy in Madrid. One employee, who was handling a letter, was hurt in the blast according to Spanish Police. He suffered light injuries went to hospital under his own steam, ...

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Rats Eat 200kg Cannabis Stash Seized From Drug Dealers In India

  Police in India have blamed rats for destroying nearly 200kg of cannabis seized from criminals and kept in police stations. A court in the country heard how the rodents had in some cases eaten the marijuana being kept as ...

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Police Beat Protesting Workers At iPhone Factory

Police beat workers protesting over a pay dispute at the biggest factory for Apple’s iPhone, whose new model is delayed by controls imposed as China tries to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases. Foxconn, the biggest contract assembler of smartphones ...

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South African Court Orders Zuma Back To Jail

  South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal ruled on Monday that the decision to release ex-president Jacob Zuma on early medical parole was “unlawful” and he should return to prison to finish his sentence for contempt of court. Zuma was ...

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World’s Longest-Serving President Eyes Re-Election For Record Sixth Term

Equatorial Guinea went to the polls on Sunday, with President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo all-but-certain of winning a record sixth term in a the West African country with next to no opposition. Obiang, aged 80, has been in power for ...

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5 Killed, 18 Wounded In Colorado LGBTQ Nightclub Shooting

At least five people were killed and 18 wounded in a mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in the US city of Colorado Springs. “It’s with a heavy heart I have to tell you that we had a shooting at ...

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