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ISIL claims responsibility for van attack in Barcelona

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has claimed responsibility for a deadly van-ramming attack in one of Barcelona’s busiest tourist areas. At least 13 people were killed and 100 injured after a suspect ploughed a white van into a crowd at around 5pm local time (15:00 GMT) on Thursday in the bustling Las Ramblas area, a 1.2-kilometre stretch ...

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GIGS backs humanitarian support for Sierra Leone

The Ghana Institute of Governance and Security (GIGS) has joined many across the world to extend its heartfelt sympathy to the government and people of Sierra Leone following the mudslide disaster in which hundreds have perished. “This is too much for a country to bear, and we, therefore,  urge the other African States, especially in the ECOWAS region to stand ...

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Australian leader stuns parliament with burka

The leader of Australia’s far-right One Nation party has worn a burka on the floor of the nation’s Senate. Pauline Hanson’s entrance drew audible shock from other senators ahead of a bid by her party to ban the garment in Australia. Government minister George Brandis condemned Ms Hanson’s stunt and “counselled and cautioned” her against causing offence to religious groups. ...

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Sierra Leone mudslide kills at least 200

At least 200 people have been killed in a mudslide near Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, the Red Cross says. A hillside in the Regent area collapsed early on Monday following heavy rains, leaving many houses covered in mud. A BBC reporter at the scene said that many people may have been asleep when the mudslide occurred.   Sierra Leone’s Vice-President ...

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Zuma survives no-confidence vote

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has survived his latest vote of no confidence – despite the ballot being held in secret. Opposition parties had hoped the secret ballot would mean some MPs from the governing ANC party might side with them against the president. But the motion, called amid repeated allegations of corruption, was defeated by 198 votes to 177. ...

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Peter Mac Manu leads team to observe Kenya’s election

Campaign Manager of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the just ended 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary elections, Peter Mac Manu, is leading a team of Democratic Union of Africa (DUA) International Observers to Kenya’s General Elections to be held on August 8, 2017. Mr. Mac Manu is a former National Chairman of the party is currently the Honourary Chairman of ...

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Grand jury used in Trump-Russia investigation

The special counsel investigating claims of Russian meddling in the US election has begun using a grand jury in Washington, reports say. The move suggests Robert Mueller may be taking a more aggressive approach to gathering data on possible collusion with Donald Trump’s campaign team. Grand juries are used to issue subpoenas to compel people to testify. The president has ...

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US sanctions are ‘trade war’ on Russia

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said new sanctions imposed by the US are tantamount to declaring a “full-scale trade war” against Moscow. He said the measures, signed by Donald Trump, demonstrated the complete impotence of the US president, who he said had been humiliated by Congress. The law aims to punish Russia for its alleged meddling in the 2016 ...

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Mugabe’s wife urges him to name heir

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, 93, has been urged by his wife to name his successor in order to end divisions over who the next leader will be. The president should not be “afraid” to choose his heir and his word would be “final”, Grace Mugabe said. Mr Mugabe is the world’s oldest ruler, and his Zanu-PF party has nominated him ...

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Angelina Jolie Reveals Bell’s Palsy Diagnosis — As She Says Children Are Still ‘Healing’ From Brad Pitt Divorce

Angelina Jolie is speaking out about her public divorce from Brad Pitt. “It’s just been the hardest time, and we’re just kind of coming up for air,” Jolie, 42, told Vanity Fair in its latest cover story. “We’re all trying to do our best to heal our family.” Jolie and Pitt called it quits after 12 years together in September. ...

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