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Journalist Who Exposed Panama Papers Killed In Car Blast

A prominent journalist who played a major role in the Panama Papers case has been killed in Malta. Daphne Caruana Galizia, whose investigative work focused on corruption, was killed when a car bomb blew her vehicle to pieces. A politician said her death marked the “collapse of the rule of law” in Malta, the smallest in the European Union. Tributes to ...

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Liberia Election: Weah And Boakai Headed For Run-Off

Former football star George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai are headed for a run-off in Liberia’s presidential election. Nearly all the results from Tuesday’s poll have been counted, the election commission says. Mr Weah, the first African to win the Ballon D’Or football award, is leading with 39%, while Mr Boakai is in second place with 29%. A second round ...

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Trump Threatens Broadcaster NBC After Nuclear Report

US President Donald Trump has raised the prospect of challenging media licences for NBC News and other news networks after unfavourable reports. He took aim at NBC, which made him a star on The Apprentice, after it reported he wanted to boost America’s nuclear arsenal almost tenfold. Mr Trump labelled the report “fake news” and “pure fiction”. NBC also angered ...

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Malawi Curfew Over ‘Vampire’ Killings

At least five people have been killed in southern Malawi after they were accused of behaving like vampires. The UN says it has pulled staff out of two districts as the vampire scare sweeps across the south of the country. According to reports, the victims were killed by vigilante mobs who suspected them of drinking human blood as part of ...

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Turkey and US suspend most visa services

Turkey and the US have become embroiled in a consular row, mutually suspending most visa services. The Turkish embassy in Washington said it needed to “reassess” the US government’s commitment to the security of the mission and personnel. A very similar statement was earlier made by the US embassy in Ankara. This comes after a US consulate worker in Istanbul ...

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Trump calls N Korea talks waste of time

US President Donald Trump has told his secretary of state that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with North Korea over its nuclear programme. “Save your energy Rex, we’ll do what has to be done!” Mr Trump tweeted, after it emerged the US had lines of communication with Pyongyang. Rex Tillerson disclosed the development on Saturday, saying North Korea ...

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Why Nigeria wants to remove police roadblocks

Nigeria’s police chief Ibrahim Idris has ordered the immediate removal of all police roadblocks across the country. Many Nigerians will welcome the news because these roadblocks are often little more than excuses to demand bribes from both ordinary travellers and those transporting goods. The police statement, however, said the move was intended to reduce time wasted at roadblocks and ease ...

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Mumbai railway station stampede kills 22 amid heavy rain

stampede at a Mumbai railway station during the morning rush hour has left 22 people dead and injured about 30, Indian officials report. The incident at Elphinstone station, which connects two of the city’s major local lines, was triggered by overcrowding and heavy rain, they said. The injured have been taken to a nearby hospital and senior railway officials are ...

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Deadly earthquake strikes off Mexico

A strong earthquake of magnitude 8.1 has struck off southern Mexico, killing at least five people. The epicentre was in the Pacific, about 87km (54 miles) south-west of the town of Pijijiapan and at a depth of 70km, the US Geological Survey said. A tsunami warning has been issued for Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama and Honduras. ...

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Half a million cars could be destroyed by Harvey

Up to 500,000 Houston cars may be destroyed by Hurricane Harvey. Analysis by Cox Automotive, which includes Kelley Blue Book and other brands, found that between 300,000 and 500,000 vehicles in Houston could be lost to the storm.  Jonathan Smoke, chief economist from Cox Automotive, said that estimate is based on how many cars were destroyed by Superstorm Sandy in ...

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