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Vote leaders committed to disaster risk reduction – UN

The Head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (DDR) has asked citizens of member countries of the UN to demand commitment from their leaders on ensuring risk-informed sustainable development policies. Mami Mizutori also charges citizens to ensure the implementation of the Sandai Framework to save lives and infrastructure …

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The Czech ‘Church of Bones’: Inside Sedlec Ossuary

In the heart of the Czech countryside, Kutná Hora houses some of the most beautiful architecture in the whole of Bohemia. Positioned around 70 kilometers (about 43 miles) east of Prague, this medieval city competed politically, economically and culturally with the capital city during the 13th to 16th centuries, thanks …

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Obasanjo, 393 passengers escape plane crash

Disaster was averted at Murtala Mohammed International Airport on Wednesday as 393 passengers, including former President Olusegun Obasanjo, escaped air crash, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Other prominent Nigerians in the Ethiopian airline passenger aircraft, Boeing 777-300, included the Director General of Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and …

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Theresa May to resign as prime minister

Theresa May to quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving way for contest to decide new UK prime minister Mrs. May is due to meet the chairman of Tory backbenchers on Friday.  She has been under pressure to resign, after a backlash by her own MPs against her latest …

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Huawei’s use of Android restricted by Google

Google has barred the world’s second biggest smartphone maker, Huawei, from some updates to the Android operating system, dealing a blow to the Chinese company. New designs of Huawei smartphones are set to lose access to some Google apps. The move comes after the Trump administration added Huawei to a …

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Labour-Tory Brexit talks end without deal

Talks between Labour and the government aimed at breaking the Brexit impasse have ended without an agreement. Jeremy Corbyn said the discussions had “gone as far as they can”, blaming what he called the government’s “increasing weakness and instability”. Theresa May said the lack of a “common position” over a …

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