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Boutros Boutros-Ghali, former UN head, dies at 93

BBC Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the former UN secretary general , has died aged 93, the UN Security Council has said. He died at a Cairo hospital on Tuesday, Egypt’s state news agency said, after being admitted with a broken pelvis. He took office in 1992 at a ...

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Eritrea ‘appalled’ by hoax forced polygamy story

BBC A satirical story that Eritrean men have been ordered to marry at least two wives, which has been shared across Africa, has upset Eritrean officials. “Even a madman in [the Eritrean capital] Asmara would know that this story was not true,” an Eritrean official ...

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Eritrea ‘appalled’ by hoax forced polygamy story

BBC A satirical story that Eritrean men have been ordered to marry at least two wives, which has been shared across Africa, has upset Eritrean officials. “Even a madman in [the Eritrean capital] Asmara would know that this story was not true,” an Eritrean official told ...

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Was 2015 hottest year on record? US to make big reveal

AFP News US government scientists are widely expected to announce Wednesday that 2015 was the planet’s hottest year in modern times, amid mounting concerns over the pace of climate change worldwide. Last year’s global average temperature over land and sea surfaces is scheduled to be ...

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Cecil the lion ‘died for a reason’, and has seen thousands raised for charity

metro.co.uk We all mourned Cecil the lion, but it turns out his death was not in vain. The chair of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, Johnny Rodrigues, has said: ‘Cecil didn’t die for a reason. He died for a cause.’ He is referring to the ...

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Killer of Cecil the lion was dentist from Minnesota: Zim Officials

Conservationists in Zimbabwe have accused an American man of being the alleged killer of Cecil, one of Africa’s most famous lions and the star attraction at the Hwange national park. On Tuesday, the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force said the man thought to have paid $50,000 (£32,000) for ...

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Philippine ferry: Survivors are clinging onto the overturned hull

Manila – At least 33 people were killed after a passenger ferry with 173 on board capsized in rough waters in the central Philippines on Thursday, a disaster monitoring official said. Rescue boats picked up dozens of survivors who clung to the overturned hull of ...

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Alabama lowers Confederate flag

Washington – The Confederate battle flag was taken down on Wednesday outside Alabama’s state legislature as Americans increasingly shun the Civil War era saltire (flag) after the Charleston church massacre. Two workers were seen quietly and quickly lowering the flag that has long flown alongside ...

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Nelly Murillo lays on a trolley as she and her baby arrive in Quibdo, Colombia, after the light aircraft in which they were travelling crashed in a forest. (Colombian Air Force, AFP)

‘Miracle’ mom, baby survive Colombia jungle plane crash

Bogota – A mother and her infant son who disappeared in a plane crash in the dense jungles of north-western Colombia several days ago were found alive and well on Wednesday in what authorities called a “miracle”. Nelly Murillo, 18, and her son Yudier Moreno, ...

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Titanic music composer James Horner dies

James Horner, the Hollywood composer who wrote the score for the Oscar-winning film hit Titanic, has died in a California plane crash aged 61. A trained pilot, he is reported to have been alone aboard a small private plane which crashed north of Santa Barbara ...

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