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Madagascar minister sacked for plan to buy $2.2m sweets

Madagascar’s education minister was sacked after a plan to order $2.2m (£1.7m) worth of sweets was revealed. Rijasoa Andriamanana said last week she was ordering...

Libyan strongman’s last western stronghold captured

The forces of Libya’s UN-backed government have taken control of the town of Tarhouna, in a highly significant advance. Tarhouna was the last stronghold of...

World

Minneapolis says goodbye to George Floyd

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US - Hundreds gathered on Thursday for the first of several planned memorials for George Floyd, an unarmed Black man killed by...

Arctic Circle oil spill prompts Putin to declare state of emergency

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has declared a state of emergency after 20,000 tonnes of diesel oil leaked into a river within the Arctic Circle. The...