Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe dies aged 95

BBC Report – Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s first post-independence leader, has died aged 95. His family confirmed his death to the BBC. Mr Mugabe had been receiving treatment in a hospital in Singapore since April. He was ousted in a military coup in 2017 after 37 years in power. Mr Mugabe’s early years were praised for […]

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YouTube star Grant Thompson killed in paragliding accident

YouTube star Grant Thompson, who rose to fame as host of the popular channel “The King of Random,” has died in a paragliding accident, his family announced. Authorities said the 38-year-old, who had 11 million subscribers on his channel and billions of views, was reported missing after he didn’t return on Monday from a paragliding […]

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US poised to formally abandon INF missile treaty

The United States will officially withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty on Friday, clearing the way for a new arms race with Russia — and throwing China into the mix. The treaty — concluded by then US president Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987 — limited the Cold War powers’ […]

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China, US officials meet for trade talks in Shanghai

Top US and Chinese trade officials met in Shanghai on Wednesday for talks in a bid to end a year-long trade war, despite low expectations for progress and combative remarks from US President Donald Trump. As US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin landed in the Chinese commercial hub on Tuesday, Trump accused Beijing […]

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British Prime Minister Names UK-born Nigerian as Minister

The new British Prime Minister, Mr. Boris Johnson, has named Kemi Badenoch, a UK-born Nigerian, a minister in his cabinet. Badenoch was appointed Minister of Children Affairs. Born in London to Nigerian parents, the 39-year-old spent part of her childhood in Lagos State She was elected to parliament in 2017, having previously served for the […]

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Trump unleashes Twitterstorm on China as trade talks resume

The US leader has also angered the Chinese side by claiming the slowing economy is forcing them to make a trade deal. US President Donald Trump ripped into China on Tuesday after US negotiators arrived in Shanghai to resurrect talks aimed at ending a year-long trade war between the world’s two top economies. Trump took […]

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London teens charged after attack on lesbians ‘who refused to kiss’

British police on Thursday charged four teenage boys over an alleged homophobic attack on a lesbian couple who refused to kiss in front of them on a London night bus. Melania Geymonat, 28, said she and her girlfriend Chris were robbed and left covered in blood after the incident in the trendy Camden Town area […]

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Election of gay lawmaker in Japan spurs hopes for same-sex marriage

Japan’s first openly gay male lawmaker said on Tuesday he believed the country would legalise same-sex marriage, months after Taiwan became the first place in Asia to allow gay unions. Taiga Ishikawa, 45, was elected to parliament’s upper house on Sunday, on a platform calling for marriage equality, with the main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party, […]

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Trump administration pursues rule that would remove 3.1 m people from food stamps

The Trump administration on Tuesday will propose a rule to tighten food stamp restrictions that would cut about 3.1 million people from the program, US Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials said. Currently, 43 US states allow residents to automatically become eligible for food stamps through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP, if they […]

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