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Somalia car bomb: 34 people killed

At least 34 people have been killed and about 50 injured in a car bomb blast in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The car blew up in the city’s southern Madina district, officials say. The blast – which ripped through shops and food stalls – is the first major attack in the capital since the election of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed …

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Church of England votes against gay marriage report

Members of the Church of England’s ruling body have voted not to “take note” of a controversial report on homosexuality and same-sex marriage. The report by the House of Bishops called for a “culture of welcome and support” for gay Christians. But it maintained that marriage in church should only be between a man and a woman, and services should …

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Andy Puzder withdraws nomination for labour secretary

US President Donald Trump’s choice for labour secretary has withdrawn from consideration on the eve of a long-delayed confirmation hearing. Andrew Puzder lost the support of several Republican senators after he admitted employing an illegal immigrant as a former housekeeper. The fast-food billionaire had been criticised for his remarks on women and employees at his restaurants. He was the first …

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US actor Ashton Kutcher urges end to child sexual exploitation

US actor Ashton Kutcher urges end to child sexual exploitation Actor and human rights campaigner Ashton Kutcher has urged US lawmakers to support efforts to help bring an end to child sexual exploitation. At a senate hearing on Wednesday, a visibly emotional Mr Kutcher said it was time for “society and government” to defend the vulnerable. He said that he …

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South Africa’s battle with armyworms

South African farmers are battling an alien armyworm invasion that has already caused devastation on their crops. The maize-destroying caterpillars have destroyed eight per cent of this farm. According to experts chemicals can be used to deal with the pest in its early stages, but after that it becomes much harder, and some populations of the fall armyworm have developed …

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Paul Walker Death Lawsuit, Porsche Emails Celebrate Carrera Crashes (DOCUMENT)

A Porsche employee gleefully shared news with fellow employees of a slew of crashes of the Porsche Carrera GT — the model in which Paul Walker died — saying it would boost the value of the remaining cars. In new legal docs obtained by TMZ, lawyers in Meadow Walker‘s wrongful death lawsuitagainst the car company revealed Porsche concealed emails from …

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Second woman arrested over Kim Jong-nam murder

A second woman has been arrested in the connection with the death of Kim Jong-nam, the brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Mr Kim died on Monday after apparently being poisoned while waiting to board a flight in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Police say they have now finished their post-mortem examination of his body, though the results have not yet …

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Yahoo and Verizon ‘near to agreeing revised sale terms’

Internet group Yahoo has reportedly agreed a price cut on its initial $4.8bn (£3.86bn) sale to Verizon. Verizon’s purchase of Yahoo’s core internet arm was put in doubt last year after disclosure of two cyber attacks. Several reports in the US said Yahoo has now accepted a price cut of up to $350m and agreed to share liability with Verizon …

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The Grammys aren’t racist – Organizers

Even Adele was shocked when she beat Beyonce in the best album category at the Grammys. “I can’t possibly accept this award,” she said as she (accidentally) broke it in two. Of course, she did accept it in the end; despite protesting that Beyonce was the more deserving winner. But the issue reignited claims the Grammys are racist – consistently …

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