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BREAKING: Former Ghanaian President, Rawlings, dies of COVID-19

Former President Jerry Rawlings of Ghana has died of coronavirus-related complications at the age of 73, according to multiple reports from Ghanaian media. The development comes less than a month after he buried his mother. Rawlings, who is one of the most respected African leaders, was a military leader in Ghana and later became a …

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Seven soldiers killed in Burkina Faso attack

Seven soldiers were killed and others wounded or missing after their patrol was ambushed in northern Burkina Faso, the centre of a five-year-old jihadist insurgency, security sources said on Thursday. The troops were attacked on Wednesday between Tin Akoff and Beldiabe in Oudalan province, which borders Mali and Niger, one source said. “The provisional toll …

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Hong Kong: China says opposition walkout is open challenge

  China’s government has condemned the mass resignation of most of Hong Kong’s opposition as a “farce” and an “open challenge” to its authority. On Wednesday, 15 opposition members announced their resignation in solidarity with four fellow lawmakers who had been dismissed. Beijing said the four were deemed a threat to national security. But many see it as …

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Biden urges unity in victory speech after beating Trump

 President-elect Joe Biden has called for unity and promised “a new day for America” in his first national address since he won the tense US election and ended the era of Donald Trump. After jogging onto the outdoor stage to the music of Bruce Springsteen in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, Biden delivered a message …

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‘If Trump Still Has COVID, We Shouldn’t Have A Second Debate’: Joe Biden

Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden has said the second televised debate should not take place if President Donald Trump is still infected. The debate is scheduled for 15 October in Miami, Florida. Trump tested positive on Thursday 1 October, but it’s not clear when he caught the virus or began to feel unwell. According to …

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US President Trump and first lady test positive for Covid-19

 US President Donald Trump has said he and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus and are now in quarantine. The president, aged 74 and therefore in a high-risk group, announced the news in a tweet. “We will get through this together,” he wrote. It comes after one of his closest aides tested …

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Family Of Black Man Killed By Police In US To Get $20 Million Settlement

The family of an African American man killed by a US police officer is to receive $20 million in a civil settlement, their lawyer announced Monday. In one of the largest such settlements ever in the US, Prince George’s County in the state of Maryland will make the payment to the family of William Green, …

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North Korea apologises for ‘unfortunate’ killing of South Korean official

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has issued a rare personal apology for the killing of a South Korean official, Seoul says. Kim reportedly told his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in that the incident should not have happened. South Korea has said the 47-year-old man was allegedly trying to defect to North Korea when he was …

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Trump plan to replace Ginsburg before November election ‘an abuse of power’, says Biden

Donald Trump’s move to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the presidential election is an “abuse of power”, his Democratic rival Joe Biden says. Trump has said he will nominate a woman to replace the longstanding liberal justice. Biden has urged Senate Republicans to delay a confirmation vote. Ginsburg, a liberal …

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Venezuela President Behind Crimes Against Humanity- UN Probe

Venezuela’s president and top ministers are responsible for probable crimes against humanity, UN investigators said on Wednesday, a report the country’s government quickly labelled as “riddled with falsehoods.” In their first report, the team tasked with probing a slew of alleged violations said they had found evidence that state actors, including President Nicolas Maduro, were …

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