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Soldiers block major Ivory Coast city

Angry soldiers have blocked off access to Bouaké, the second largest city in the Ivory Coast, as a revolt over a pay dispute continues. One of the uprising’s leaders said the soldiers were “ready to fight” if attacked. Sergeant Seydou Koné said they did not want to negotiate with anyone, according to Reuters news agency. The unrest began after a …

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Korea missile test was ‘new type of ballistic rocket’

North Korea has claimed that the missile it tested on Sunday was a new type of rocket capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead. The missile, launched at a steep angle, reached an altitude of 2,000km (1,242 miles) and travelled about 700km, landing in the sea west of Japan. North Korea said on Monday it was a test of the …

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Emmanuel Macron inaugurated as France’s new President

Emmanuel Macron has been inaugurated as France’s new president at the Élysée Palace, a few days after an outstanding win against the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. In his first speech as President, Macron promised to reform and relaunch the embattled European Union during his time in office. The 39-year-old centrist takes over from President Francois Hollande, the Socialist whose …

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Pope Francis on special trip to Portugal’s Fatima shrine

Pope Francis is embarking on a high-profile pilgrimage to Fatima in central Portugal, a shrine where he plans to make two shepherd children saints. It is 100 years since the two – and a third child – reported seeing the Virgin Mary while tending sheep. The third is also on the way to sainthood. Portugal has boosted security and reimposed …

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South African lady killed and burnt by her boyfriend

A South African lady, Karabo Mokoena was declared missing on the 28th of April after she failed to return home. She was declared missing by her father, Tshepo Mokoena, after efforts to contact her proved abortive. Karbo was discovered to be dead as she has been killed and burnt by her missing boyfriend. After her burnt dead body was discovered, …

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Nicaraguan pastor jailed for woman’s exorcism death

An evangelical Nicaraguan pastor and four followers have been sentenced to 30 years for burning a woman to death in a so-called exorcism ritual. Vilma Trujillo, 25, died in February after being tied up and thrown on a fire. The group had denied killing her and said she was possessed by the devil. “The suffering that Trujillo was subjected to …

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Boeing halts test flight of new plane

Boeing has temporarily halted test flights of its new 737 MAX aircraft due to possible issues with the engine. The stoppage came days before the US plane maker was due to make its first delivery of the aircraft to a customer. But Boeing said it was sticking with plans to begin MAX deliveries this month, adding that production of the …

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Christopher ‘Big Black’ Boykin of ‘Rob & Big’ dead at 45

Christopher “Big Black” Boykin, the reality star who joined friend Rob Dyrdek on MTV’s “Rob & Big” in the 2000s, died Tuesday morning. He was 45. TMZ reported the news, which HuffPost confirmed with Boykin’s rep. No cause of death has been given at this time. Boykin rose to fame in 2006, getting up to ridiculous hijinks with Dyrdek on …

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CIA creates Korea Mission Centre focused on North

The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has announced the establishment of a Korea Mission Centre dedicated to dealing with North Korea. The Mission Centre will use all of the resources of the CIA and other US intelligence agencies to address ballistic and nuclear missile threats posed by North Korea, the CIA said on Wednesday. “Creating the Korea Mission Centre allows …

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Suspect in California drink-drive crash ‘deported 15 times’

A man charged in a drink-driving crash that seriously injured a California boy had been deported to Mexico 15 times in as many years, US officials say. Constantino Banda-Acosta, 38, drove his truck through a stop sign and hit a car carrying a family of three on their way home from a trip to Disneyland. They said they were one …

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