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    Brazilian governor arrested for ‘collecting bribe’

Brazilian governor arrested for ‘collecting bribe’

Luiz Pezao, governor of Rio de Janeiro, a municipality in Brazil, was on Thursday arrested over allegations that he took bribes as part of the sprawling "Car Wash" graft probe.Pezao was accused of receiving bribes when he was vice governor of the Brazilian city under Sergio Cabral, who is currently in prison after being sentenced to a cumulative 180 years [...]

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    Trump hints at starting international TV to counter CNN

Trump hints at starting international TV to counter CNN

US President Donald Trump may be planning to set up an international television network to counter what he called an "unfair and false" representation of the country by CNN.In a tweet on Monday, Trump said CNN had good ratings internationally because it had little competition, but that was not the case in the US.Statistically, CNN International is the most widely [...]

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    Mugabe no longer able to walk, says Zimbabwe president

Mugabe no longer able to walk, says Zimbabwe president

Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe has been receiving medical treatment in Singapore for the last two months and is no longer able to walk, according to President Emmerson Mnangagwa.Mugabe, 94, who ruled the country for nearly four decades since independence from Britain in 1980, was forced to resign in November 2017 after an army coup.Mnangagwa told ruling ZANU-PF supporters that [...]

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    Boko Haram kidnaps 15 girls in Niger Republic

Boko Haram kidnaps 15 girls in Niger Republic

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped 15 girls overnight in a village near Toumour, south-eastern Niger, the local mayor said on Saturday.Boukar Mani Orthe, the mayor of the town in Niger’s Diffa region near the border with Nigeria, said about 50 unidentified armed men seized the girls in a village about nine kilometres from the town centre.On Thursday suspected Boko Haram [...]

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    Interpol snubs Russian contender, elects South Korean as president

Interpol snubs Russian contender, elects South Korean as president

Interpol, the international criminal police organisation, on Wednesday elected Kim Jong-yang of South Korea as its new president.Interpol’s 194-member states, meeting in Dubai for their annual congress, elected Jong-yang to succeed China’s Meng Hongwei, who disappeared in September.Hongwei, whose term was due to end in 2020, later resigned after Chinese authorities said he was being investigated for suspected bribery.Jong-yang, who [...]

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    Muslim lawmaker pushes to end 181-year-old hijab ban in US Congress

Muslim lawmaker pushes to end 181-year-old hijab ban in US Congress

Ilhan Omar, a newly elected Muslim lawmaker, has co-authored a proposal for the relaxation of a 181-year-old ban on the use of head coverings in the US house of representatives.The change was jointly proposed by Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, incoming rules chairman Jim McGovern and Omar as part of a larger overhaul package.Hats of any kind and head coverings have been banned from the house floor [...]

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    Judge orders White House to restore CNN reporter’s press pass

Judge orders White House to restore CNN reporter’s press pass

A federal judge on Friday ordered the White House to reinstate the press credentials of Jim Acosta, a CNN reporter.Acosta's pass was suspended indefinitely after a heated exchange with President Donald Trump at a news conference on November 7.During the conference, Acosta had reportedly angered Trump when he persisted in questioning the president after he tried to move on to [...]

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    Botswana halts under recoveries, raises petrol pump price twice in a month

Botswana halts under recoveries, raises petrol pump price twice in a month

The Republic of Botswana has raised the retail pump prices for petrol, diesel and illuminating paraffin for the second time in the space of a month.In a statement on Wednesday, the Botswana Energy Regulatory Authority (BERA) said the retail pump prices for petrol, diesel, and illuminating paraffin will all be increased from 00:01 on Thursday, November 15.The country had increased the [...]

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    US freezes assets of Khashoggi’s killers

US freezes assets of Khashoggi’s killers

The US treasury imposed sanctions on 17 Saudi officials on Thursday for their role in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, the first concrete response by the Trump administration to the journalist’s death.The sanctions limit access to the US financial system and freeze the individuals’ assets.They will be implemented under the Global Magnitsky [...]

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    Saudi prosecutor: Intelligence officer ordered Khashoggi’s death

Saudi prosecutor: Intelligence officer ordered Khashoggi’s death

Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor has concluded that an intelligence officer ordered Jamal Khashoggi's death.Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident and journalist with Washington Post who was on exile in the US, was killed in October at the Saudi’s consulate in Turkey where he had gone to get documents for his marriage.His death had sparked international outrage with many pointing accusation finger at [...]

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