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Myanmar Mine Collapses, Kills 54

More than 50 people are feared to have been killed in Myanmar when jade miners and machinery were buried under a mound of tailings late on Monday. Three bodies had been pulled from the debris, Tin Soe, a member of parliament representing the jade-rich Hpakant area of Kachin state, said …

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Amnesty International Wants Sudan’s Former Intelligence Chief, Ghosh, Probed

Sudan’s new authorities must investigate the role of the country’s former spy chief, General Kamal Abdelmarouf Salih Ghosh, the head of Sudan’s feared National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) in the killings of demonstrators, and journalists during months-long protests that preceded the fall of president Omar-al-Bashir, Amnesty International said. A …

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S A Govt Launches Manhunt for Caregiver Over Serial Abuse of Toddlers

The Department of Social Development (DSD) has asked anyone with information on alleged abuse taking place at a crèche in Carlteonville in Gauteng to come forward. “The Department of Social Development condemns the abuse of children and wish[es] to ask members of the public to identify the school and the care-giver …

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Algeria’s Interim Rulers Faces Call for more Change as Bouteflika Goes

Algeria’s caretaker government faces the prospect of persistent popular demands for the removal of an scletoric ruling elite and wholesale reforms after ailing 82-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika quit in the face of mass protests. “We want a president who understands what we want,” 25-year old Bouzid Abdoun, an engineer at …

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Bouteflika, Algerian President, Resigns

Algeria’s state news agency APS said late on Tuesday that the embattled president Abdelaziz Bouteflika sent his resignation to the Constitutional Council. The ailing, 82-year-old leader stood down shortly after the army chief of staff demanded immediate action to remove him from office, following weeks of mass protests against his rule. “There …

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Woman with Two Wombs Gives Birth Twice, Month Apart

A 20-year-old Bangladeshi woman gave birth to twins — 26 days after giving birth to her first child. Arifa Sultana gave birth to a boy in late February, according to Dr. Sheila Poddar, a gynecologist at Ad-Din hospital in Dhaka. After a normal delivery, the mother and baby were released …

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Horror in Mali, as Gunmen Kill 134

Armed men reportedly dressed as traditional hunters have killed 134 people, including women and children, during an attack on a village in central Mali, according to the United Nations. A further 55 civilians were hurt in the attack in Ogossagou in the Mopti region. The region’s Fulani ethnic community is …

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Trump Announces 100 Per Cent Defeat of ISIS

The United States President, Mr Donald Trump on Saturday announced the total defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in Iraq and Syria territories. Trump, in a statement issued by the White House Office of the Press Secretary, said ISIS had been defeated 100 per …

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London Locked Down as One Million People March Against Brexit

In one of the biggest demonstrations in British history, a crowd estimated at over one million people yesterday marched peacefully through central Londonto demand that MPs grant them a fresh referendum on Brexit. The Put it to the People march, which included protesters from all corners of the United Kingdom and …

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Alan Krueger, Obama’s Economic Adviser Commits Suicide

Alan Krueger, a prominent Princeton University economics professor who advised U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, took his own life over the weekend, his family said in a statement on Monday. He was 58. The statement did not elaborate about the circumstances of Krueger’s death, nor did the university …

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