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Death Toll From Weekend Kabul Wedding Attack Now 80

The death toll from an Islamic State attack on a Kabul wedding at the weekend has reached at least 80, an official...

Mexican Court Rules To Allow Recreational Cocaine Use

A Mexican judge has granted two people's requests to be allowed to use cocaine recreationally, the organisation behind the cases said Tuesday,...

Cameroon Anglophone Separatist Leader Gets Life Sentence

YAOUNDE - A military court in Cameroon on Tuesday handed a life sentence to the head of the country's anglophone separatist movement, Julius Sisiku...

Conservationists Push At CITES Conference To Ban Trophy Hunting

LONDON - A group of activists is trying to persuade an international conservation conference to ban trophy hunting, which outrages some animal lovers but...

Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir In Court To Start Corruption Trial

Sudan's deposed military leader Omar al-Bashir, who ruled the country for 30 years, arrived in court Monday in Khartoum for the start of...

Ebola Spreads To Remote Congo Town, 200km Away From Epidemic Epicentre

Congolese authorities have confirmed a new case of Ebola in the remote, militia-controlled town of Walikale, hundreds of kilometres away from where previous cases...

SADC Urges International Community To Lift Sanctions Against Zimbabwe

Southern African heads of state have decided to collectively voice their disapproval of continuing sanctions against Zimbabwe. This emerged...

Majority Of Economists Expect US Recession In Next 2 Years

A majority of economists expect a US recession in the next two years, but have pushed back the onset amid Federal Reserve...

First Confirmed Ebola Cases In Dr Congo’s South Kivu Province

The eastern DR Congo province of South Kivu has recorded its first confirmed cases of Ebola in the country's year-old epidemic, one...

El Paso Unites For Memorial Service To Honour Mass Shooting Victims

The grieving US community of El Paso came together Wednesday night, standing up to the hatred that took the lives of 22 people,...

Notre-Dame Cathedral ‘Still At Risk Of Collapse’ After Fire

Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris is still at risk of collapse after being gutted by a fire in April, with more stonework falling...

Hong Kong Airport Closed For A Second Day Due To Ongoing...

Hundreds of flights were cancelled or suspended at Hong Kong's airport on Tuesday as pro-democracy protesters staged a second disruptive sit-in at...

Scientists Hail Promise Of First Effective Ebola Treatments In Congo Trial

Scientists are a step closer to finding the first effective treatments for the deadly Ebola haemorrhagic fever after two potential drugs showed...

Australian Citizens Stop Deadly Knife Rampage

A knife-wielding man killed one person and attempted to stab several others in a central Sydney rampage Tuesday before being chased and...

Egypt Hosts Sudan Protest Leaders Summit Days Before Signing Landmark Deal

Egypt wrapped up a two-day summit with Sudan's main protest leaders Tuesday, its foreign ministry said, days before they are due to...

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Due to important feedback from our valued subscribers, we have edited this piece to include some information previously left out. Edited 18 August 2019

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