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UK’s Princess Eugenie to marry boyfriend Jack Brooksbank

Princess Eugenie is to marry her long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank, Buckingham Palace has announced. The Duke and Duchess of York said their younger daughter and Mr Brooksbank became engaged while in Nicaragua earlier this month. The wedding will take place at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in the autumn. The …

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George Weah sworn in as president of Liberia

Former international footballer George Weah has been sworn in as president of Liberia. “I have spent many years of my life in stadiums, but today is a feeling like no other,” President Weah told crowds in the capital Monrovia. It is Liberia’s first transition between democratically-elected leaders since 1944. Mr …

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DR Congo: Several deaths in anti-Kabila protests

At least six people have been killed in widespread protests in the Democratic Republic of Congo, United Nations sources say. Protesters are demanding that President Joseph Kabila – a whose expected term of office expired more than a year ago – should step down. Police have used tear gas to …

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US Senate struggles to end budget deadlock

US senators are struggling to agree on a bill to fund the government, which is in its second day of the shutdown. A Senate session adjourned late on Sunday and a vote has been postponed to midday (05:30 GMT) on Monday. Democratic and Republican senators have so far traded blame …

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Drogba opens fully furnished school for Ivorian village

Former Ivorian international footballer, Didier Drogba, has inaugurated a school built in this region. It is specifically in the village of Onahio Pokou-Kouamekro. Under the auspices of the Didier Drogba Foundation and with support from Nestle and the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI), some 350 children can now have access to …

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Police tear gas traders angered by anti-cholera ban

Police in Zambia’s capital Lusaka on Monday fired tear gas at angry traders marching to the president’s office in protest over a ban on street commerce aimed at curbing a deadly cholera outbreak. Police in Zambia’s capital Lusaka on Monday fired tear gas at angry traders marching to the president’s …

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Scandals overshadow Pontiff’s meetings in Chile

Pope Francis will hold a closely watched meeting with members of Chile’s under-fire clergy on Tuesday, the first full day of his visit to a country whose Church is beset by sex abuse scandals. Pope Francis will hold a closely watched meeting with members of Chile’s under-fire clergy on Tuesday, the first full day …

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