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Somalis ‘starve to death’

At least 26 people have died of starvation in Somalia’s southern region of Jubaland, the government-owned Radio Mogadishu website has reported. It quoted regional Interior minister and Drought Committee chairman Abdirahman Mohamed Hussein as saying that the deaths occurred in the last 36 hours. He appealed for emergency aid to curb hunger, Radio Mogadishu reported.loading... UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who …

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Australian probe clears World Vision over Gaza case

An Australian government probe has found no evidence taxpayer money was misused by the World Vision NGO in the Gaza Strip, after Israel alleged millions of dollars were diverted to Hamas. In August 2016, Israel accused World Vision’s Gaza head Mohammed al-Halabi of siphoning off millions of dollars per year to the Islamist group which rules the Palestinian enclave, claims …

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Rooftop refugees plead for water in flooded Peru city

Stranded on their rooftops by flooding and mudslides, residents of Huarmey, Peru ironically need the one thing they see everywhere they look: water. As AFP toured the waist-deep rivers of mud that were once Huarmey’s streets, people in the small coastal city shouted from their rooftops, “Water, we want water!” Last Wednesday, the rain that has been pummeling Peru for …

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North Korea not afraid of US military strike

North Korea said Monday it is not frightened by US threats of possible pre-emptive military action to halt its nuclear and missile buildup. A spokesman for North Korea’s Foreign Ministry slammed US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s recent talk of tougher sanctions, more pressure, and possible military action, and said the North would not be deterred in its nuclear programme. …

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Veteran Northern Irish politician Martin McGuinness dies aged 66

Martin McGuinness, Northern Ireland’s former deputy first minister, died Tuesday of a rare health disease. He was 66. A key figure in the Northern Ireland peace process, McGuinness had been suffering from amyloidosis, a rare genetic disease, according to the Irish Times. The former leader of the Sinn Fein political party died at the Altnagelvin hospital in the northern Irish …

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US to ban laptops and tablets on flights from eight countries

The US is banning electronic devices such as laptops and tablets from cabin baggage on flights from eight Middle Eastern and North African countries. A US government source told the BBC that the measure would affect nine airlines operating out of 10 airports. US media reported the order was sparked by intelligence gathered overseas. It will reportedly include all large …

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Cristiano Ronaldo scoops Portugal’s player of the year award

After the mountain of individual and team trophies handed to Cristiano Ronaldo in 2016, the Real Madrid star will be forced to find some more space on his mantelpiece for the Portuguese player of the year honour. Along with the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, and Club World Cup titles picked up with Los Blancos, Ronaldo helped his country to …

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Don’t push me, I’ll go myself – Nyantakyi

Newly elected FIFA Council member, Kwesi Nyantakyi, believes he has learnt a huge lesson from Hayatou’s ousting in the recent CAF elections and will relinquish his Ghana FA position when the time is due. He has therefore called on his critics not to push him out through the media. Nyantakyi played a major role in Madagascar’s Ahmad Ahmad to end …

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