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    Islamic State confirms al-Baghdadi’s death, names new leader

Islamic State confirms al-Baghdadi’s death, names new leader

The Islamic State has confirmed the death of its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.It also confirmed that Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, its former spokesman, died in a separate operation.President Donald Trump had announced that al-Baghdadi detonated a suicide vest, killing himself and three of his children during a US-led operation in Syria on Sunday, October 19.Trump had also said that the person expected to replace Abu [...]

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    US reps okay Trump’s impeachment inquiry

US reps okay Trump’s impeachment inquiry

The United States house of representatives has approved the rules governing the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.The resolution, which was reached during a plenary session on Thursday, passed by a vote of 232 to 196.All but two democrats and the chamber's sole independent voted for the measure, while all republican members voted against it. Three republicans and one democrat [...]

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    South African police arrest 100 foreigners protesting xenophobia at UN site

South African police arrest 100 foreigners protesting xenophobia at UN site

The police in South Africa have arrested 100 foreign nationals in an operation to disperse a group of protesters at the UN refugee agency in Cape Town.The protesters, who are refugees and asylum seekers camping outside the offices of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and asking to be relocated outside the country following attacks on foreigners, were arrested [...]

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    Trump: Islamic state’s replacement for al-Baghdadi killed

Trump: Islamic state’s replacement for al-Baghdadi killed

President Donald Trump says the person expected to replace Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as leader of the Islamic State is dead. Trump disclosed this via a tweet on Tuesday.Al-Baghdadi was killed on Saturday during a raid by US troops in Syria.Trump, however, did not disclose the identity of the individual whom he described as "number one replacement" for the IS leader.He also did [...]

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    EU extends Brexit deadline to January 2020

EU extends Brexit deadline to January 2020

The European Union (EU) has extended Brexit deadline to January 31, 2020.Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, disclosed this in a tweet on Monday.He said the regional bloc would allow for a "flexible extension" which means the UK could leave before the deadline if a deal was approved by parliament."The EU27 has agreed that it will accept the UK's [...]

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    Nigerian education advocate explains out-of-school issues to the UK royal family

Nigerian education advocate explains out-of-school issues to the UK royal family

Gideon Olanrewaju, founder of Aid for Rural Education Access Initiative (AREAi), met the members of the British royal family to discuss the challenges within the Nigerian education system, especially as it concerns out-of-school children. Olanrewaju, who was selected as one of 10 inspiring young leaders from across the world for the Deloitte One Young World summit in London, had a roundtable discussion [...]

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    ‘He died like a dog’ — Trump says Islamic state’s al-Baghdadi killed by US military

‘He died like a dog’ — Trump says Islamic state’s al-Baghdadi killed by US military

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of Islamic State, has been killed in a US military operation.The IS leader was killed in a midnight raid on Saturday in Brisha, a village near the Turkish border.In a televised address from the White House, US President Donald Trump said al-Baghdadi detonated a suicide vest, killing himself and three of his children after US special forces [...]

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    IMF/World Bank forum attendees asked to monitor symptoms as participant contracts chickenpox

IMF/World Bank forum attendees asked to monitor symptoms as participant contracts chickenpox

A participant at the International Monetary Fund/World Bank annual meetings held in Washington DC, US, has been diagnosed of chickenpox.In a statement on Friday, Jianhai Lin, IMF secretary, said the development was confirmed in a letter from the Washington DC department of health.However, the participant's name was not mentioned.Nigerian officials, led by Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, were among the [...]

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    Mark Zuckerberg grilled over Facebook’s ads and fact-checking policy

Mark Zuckerberg grilled over Facebook’s ads and fact-checking policy

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    39 found dead inside truck in UK

39 found dead inside truck in UK

The corpses of 39 people, including a teenager, have been found in a shipping container in Essex, a town not too far from London.According to BBC, the lorry driver, a 25-year-old man from northern Ireland, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.The lorry, found at Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, is believed to have come from Bulgaria.The police said the [...]

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