Tuesday, 7 December 2021

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Mali president and PM resign after arrest

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 20, 2021 Malian Prime Minister Moctar Ouane and his delegation attend the inauguration of the new river port of Konna in central Mali. – Mali’s transitional President Bah Ndaw and Malian Prime Minister Moctar Ouane have resigned after the military arrested them ...

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Dominic Raab urges two-state solution on Mideast visit

Picture by Andrew Parsons / No 10 Downing Street 10 Downing Street. LONDON – British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab urged an end to the “cycle of violence” via a two-state solution ahead of post-ceasefire talks Wednesday in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Raab s one-day trip comes after US Secretary of ...

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Blinken meets Egypt’s Sisi, heads to Jordan to shore up Gaza truce

Photo by EPA-EFE/Egyptian Presidency CAIRO – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken headed to Jordan Wednesday on the last leg of a Mideast tour that aims to shore up an Egypt-brokered ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza. After meeting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi — whom he praised ...

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‘Extremists’ kill 13 in DR Congo

AFP / File Photo Thirteen people in the eastern DR Congo have been killed in a suspected attack by the Allied Democratic Forces, a militia that the US says is linked to the Islamic State group, local officials said Wednesday. The massacre occurred late Tuesday in the village of Kisima-Vutotolia, ...

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Plane carrying baffled Belarusian opponent, France reacts

MINSK – Belarus on Sunday sent a fighter to intercept an airliner aboard an opposition activist who, according to the latter, was arrested on his arrival in Minsk by the security services of the regime of Alexander Lukashenko. Opposition media Nexta claimed that its former editor-in-chief Roman Protassevich was arrested ...

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Extreme Weather Kills 21 Ultramarathon Runners In China

Photo – Twitter BEIJING – Twenty-one people running a mountain ultra-marathon have died in northwestern China after hail, freezing rain and gale force winds hit the high-altitude race, state media reported on Sunday. After an all-night rescue operation in freezing temperatures involving more than 700 personnel, rescuers were able to ...

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Covid testing’s value shrinks in US as vaccines beat back virus

AP Photo/Jessica Hill NEW YORK – Federal health officials’ new, more relaxed recommendations on masks have all but eclipsed another major change in guidance from the government: Fully vaccinated Americans can largely skip getting tested for the coronavirus. The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said last week that most ...

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Iran says IAEA access to nuclear sites images has ended, extension possible

REUTERS/Mehr News Agency/Majid Asgaripour DUBAI – A three-month monitoring deal between Tehran and the United Nations nuclear watchdog expired on Saturday, Iran s parliament speaker told the country s state TV on Sunday, adding that access to images of nuclear sites would cease. The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), ...

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