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Mastercard, Visa agree to cut overseas card fees

Mastercard and Visa have both agreed to cut their fees for tourists using their cards in the EU, after a long-running battle with the European Commission. The credit card firms...

Single Indian rocket puts satellites in three orbits, in first for nation

An Indian rocket on Monday placed domestic and foreign satellites in three different orbits on a single flight, a first for the nation and a low-cost option that could...

IMF to start selecting new leader as Lagarde formally submits resignation

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board said Tuesday that it will initiate promptly the process of selecting the next managing director, after Christine Lagarde announced her resignation from the...

San Francisco becomes first US city to ban e-cigarettes

San Francisco has become the first US city to ban sales of e-cigarettes until their health effects are clearer. Officials on Tuesday voted to ban stores selling the vaporisers and...

Boeing Ethiopia crash probe ‘finds anti-stall device activated’

Officials probing the crash in Ethiopia of a Boeing 737 Max have preliminarily concluded that a flight-control feature automatically activated before it crashed, the Wall Street Journal says. The newspaper,...

Cubans march to end animal cruelty in possible first

Hundreds of Cubans have held a march against animal cruelty, in what is thought to be the first independent protest allowed in the country. Activists walked with their pets and...

US proposes rule banning asylum for illegal migrants

Migrants who cross the southern US border illegally will no longer be eligible for asylum under a new rule, the Trump administration has said. The new measures would deny asylum...

Americans vote in key election for Trump

Americans have begun voting in nationwide elections that are being seen as a referendum on Donald Trump's presidency. Polling stations opened on the East Coast amid a battle by both...

377 females deported from Gulf States in 2017– Immigration Service

The Migration Information Centre (MIC) of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) says 377 female Ghanaians were deported from the Gulf States in 2017. This was in a statistics received from...

Venezuela crisis: Aid lorries stuck in Colombia border city

The first lorries with US humanitarian aid for Venezuela have arrived in the Colombian border city of Cúcuta. The vehicles are currently parked near the Tienditas bridge, which remains blocked...

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Africa

Morocco pardons journalist Hajar Raissouni jailed on abortion charges

A Moroccan journalist sentenced to a year in jail for premarital sex and having an abortion has been pardoned by King Mohammed VI, officials...

UN official lauds Zambia for efforts to ensure everyone has legal identity

UN Resident Coordinator in Zambia, Dr. Coumba Mar Gadio on Wednesday lauded the southern African nation for how it is seriously dealing with civil registration...

World

Brexit deal agreed but Boris now faces battle back home

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson have announced that a Brexit deal has been struck between the...

Largest ever online child porn bust leads to 337 arrests

Three-hundred and thirty-seven suspects were arrested after a massive, international multi-agency operation knocked out a horrific child abuse site. Welcome to Video, a dark web...