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Russian opposition leader detained in Moscow

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Thursday he had been detained by police in Moscow, less than a month ahead of presidential polls he has been barred from contesting. The prominent Kremlin critic wrote on Twitter: “I came out of

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Famous Evangelist, Billy Graham Dies At 99

Evangelist Billy Graham — a confidant to presidents, a guiding light to generations of American evangelicals and a globe-trotting preacher who converted millions to Christianity — died Wednesday at the age of 99, his spokesman confirmed to CNN. Graham passed

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Trump ranks worst US President in poll

President Donald Trump has been ranked as the worst US President in history in a Presidents’ Day poll of political scientists that ranked all 44 of the people who have served as US president. Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Franklin Delano

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Zimbabwe’s Tsvangirai laid to rest in home town

Zimbabwe’s late opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has been buried in his home town of Buhera in a final farewell which was attended by supporters, diplomats and senior representatives of the ruling Zanu PF party. There were some surprises too, music

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Israel Tests World Most Powerful Missile Defense System

Israel has successfully tested its new Arrow missile defense system arguably the most powerful in the world. The Defense Ministry announced this in a tweet, noting that it was an accomplishment of a program that had seen a series of

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Botswana Man Gets Death Penalty For Murdering Son

A 28-year-old man was hanged in Botswana at the weekend after he was handed the death penalty for murdering his son, a prison official told AFP news agency. Joseph Tselayarona’s execution took place on Saturday at Gaborone Maximum Security Prison,

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Nigerian Ambassador downplays China job opportunities

The Consul-General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Guangzhou, China, Mr Wale Oloko, on Monday admonished young Nigerians aspiring to travel to China for employment purposes to look elsewhere. Oloko told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos

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Police Sanction Parents For Forcing Nine-year-old Child Into Prostitution

The parents of a nine-year-old girl have been placed under house arrest for forcing their daughter into prostitution, police in the southern Italian region of Sicily said on Monday. Two men aged 63 and 79, suspected of paying for sex

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Ethiopia Bans Protests For Six Months

Ethiopia’s state of emergency imposed on Friday includes a ban on protests and publications that incite violence, Defence Minister Siraj Fegessa said. The move was made a day after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced his surprise resignation in a televised

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Iran Plane Crash Kills All 66 On Board

Sixty-six people are feared to have been killed in a passenger plane crash in the Zargos mountains in Iran. The Aseman Airlines plane, en route from Tehran to the south-western city of Yasuj, came down near the city of Semirom

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