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Saudi prince warns of Iran threat to world oil

Mohammed bin Salman said failure to act could embolden Iran and lead to war, which he said would ruin the global economy, following an attack on oil facilities which he blames on Tehran. Iran said the prince’s remarks would “bring [the Saudis] nothing but shame”. The prince also said he …

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Repeat Caesareans ‘often safer birth option’

Planned Caesarean delivery can be the safest option for women who have had a Caesarean in the past, according to new research in PLoS Medicine. Attempting a vaginal birth was linked with a small but increased chance of complications for mother and baby compared with repeat Caesareans. The findings come from …

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Israelis vote in second general election in five months

Israelis are voting in their country’s second general election in five months. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the snap election after failing to form a governing coalition with a viable majority after April’s vote. The final opinion polls put his right-wing Likud party neck and neck with its main challenger, …

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Nigerians offered free flight to flee xenophobic attacks

Nigerians in South Africa are being offered a free flight to return home “following the recent unfortunate xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals“, Nigeria’s foreign ministry has said. The owner of Air Peace Airlines was willing to evacuate Nigerians free of charge on Friday, it said. “Interested Nigerians are therefore advised …

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Xenophobia: Shun hate, reprisal attacks – Dangote

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, has admonished Africans to shun hate and any form of violence against their fellow Africans if they want the continent to prosper. The Nigerian business magnate made the comment in reaction to the ongoing xenophobic attacks on non-South African Africans, especially Nigerians resident in South …

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Nigeria reduces visa fees for US citizens

The Nigeria government has conceded to pressure by the US to reduce visa charges for Americans visiting the West African nation. Interior Minister Rauf Aregbesola told journalists that the government had approved a reduction in visa charges for US citizens from $180 (£147) to $150. The climb down comes after …

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