Death toll reaches 136 in Tanzania ferry disaster with scores missing

In an address to the nation, President John Magufuli declared four days of mourning and warned against politicizing the disaster. By: Reuters | Dar Es Salaam | Published: September 22, 2018 12:04:30 am Rescuers in Tanzania have retrieved at least 136 bodies a day after a ferry sank on Lake Victoria, the top police official said, but scores […]

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Congo confirms Ebola case at Ugandan border

Uganda’s health ministry said on Thursday it was preparing to deploy vaccinations against the virus should it spread to its territory. By: Reuters | Goma | Published: September 21, 2018 9:47:26 pm Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed a case of Ebola on its border with Uganda, a country so far clear of the deadly virus, authorities in […]

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Imran Khan can be face for peace or voice for hostility depending on Pakistan Army: Shashi Tharoor

Tharoor said the Army in Pakistan has ruled directly for 32 years and indirectly for the other 38 years. By: Reuters | New York | Published: September 21, 2018 2:19:10 pm Congress leader and author Shashi Tharoorsaid Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has a “fairly clear level” of military backing and could be a “wonderful face” for peace or an “effective […]

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Sterling falls after EU warns UK of a no-deal Brexit

Sterling has lurched higher and lower on almost every Brexit headline in recent weeks, although Friday’s drop was relatively measured. By: Reuters | London | Published: September 21, 2018 4:11:10 pm The British pound fell from near two-month highs on Friday after European Union leaders warned Prime Minister Theresa May that they are ready for a no-deal Brexit […]

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Toxic gas leak gives guests breathing problems at Sydney hotel

A worker accidentally mixed pool chlorine and hydrochloric acid, used as a cleaning agent, at the Pullman Hotel, Steve Vaughan, said acting superintendent of New South Wales Ambulance By: Reuters | Sydney | Updated: September 19, 2018 8:58:07 am About 30 people were affected, with symptoms ranging from eye irritation to breathing problems (Representational image)At least eight people […]

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Africa’s rapid population growth puts poverty progress at risk: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

“The conclusion is clear: To continue improving the human condition, our task now is to help create opportunities in Africa’s fastest-growing, poorest countries,” Bill and Melinda Gates wrote in the introduction of the report. By: PTI | Washington | Published: September 18, 2018 2:27:04 pm Two waves of poverty reduction in China and India have contributed to the […]

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Hurricane Florence plows inland, leaving five dead, states flooded

Florence had been a Category 3 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale with 120-mph winds as of Thursday, but dropped to a Category 1 hurricane before coming ashore near Wrightsville Beach close to Wilmington. By: Reuters | Wilmington | Published: September 15, 2018 9:16:11 am Florence plowed into the Carolinas and lumbered slowly inland on Friday, knocking down […]

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Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir dissolves government amid economic crisis

The announcement came just after Bashir called an emergency meeting of ruling party officials in the presidential palace on the back of growing economic concerns over price rises and shortages. By: Reuters | Khartoum | Published: September 10, 2018 7:40:48 am President Omar al-Bashir dissolved the Sudanese government on Sunday and named a new prime minister, moves aimed […]

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New York subpoenas 8 Catholic dioceses in sex abuse probe: report

The subpoenas are part of an ongoing civil investigation by Attorney General Barbara Underwood’s office into how dioceses reviewed and potentially covered up allegations of extensive sexual abuse of minors, said the source, who asked not to be identified. By: Reuters | New York | Published: September 7, 2018 12:04:29 am New York’s attorney general has issued civil […]

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Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro stabbed during event

Bolsonaro’s son Flavio Bolsonaro has posted on Twitter that his father is doing fine. Flavio says: says the wound “was superficial and he is OK.” By: AP | Rio De Janeiro | Updated: September 7, 2018 1:28:14 am A leading presidential candidate in Brazil was stabbed during a campaign event. Numerous videos on social media show conservative Jair […]

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