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US police officer charged with murder

A US police officer who shot dead a black woman in her bedroom on Saturday has been held and charged with murder. Police in Forth Worth, Texas, wrote on Twitter that...

Japan deploys 110,000 rescuers after worst storm in decades

More than 110,000 people are taking part in search and rescue operations after Typhoon Hagibis struck Japan on Saturday. The typhoon - the worst storm to hit the country in...

The Queen’s speech and what happens if MPs reject it?

The level of pomp likely to be displayed on Monday ahead of the Queen's Speech is second to none, even by British standards. But it's not all gold crowns and...

Hundreds’ of IS relatives escape camp in Syria

Hundreds of foreigners affiliated with the Islamic State group (IS) have escaped from a camp in northern Syria amid a Turkish offensive, Kurdish officials say. They say detainees attacked gates...

Ecuador imposes curfew amid violent protests

Ecuador's president has ordered the capital, Quito, and surrounding areas to be placed under curfew in a bid to curb violent protests. "We're going to restore order in all of...

Brexit plans center stage in Queen’s speech

Measures to help the UK prosper after Brexit are to be set out in the Queen's Speech, the government has said. Plans to end the free movement of EU citizens...

Japan hit by biggest typhoon in decades

Torrential rain and tornado-like winds are lashing large parts of Japan, as the country endures what could be its worst storm for 60 years. The eye of Typhoon Hagibis made...

Prez Akufo-Addo congratulates Ethiopian Leader for winning the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has congratulated the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for winning the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize award. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed award is to recognize...

Teenagers arrested over hacks to Met Police website

Two Scottish teenagers have been arrested over claims they hacked into the Metropolitan Police's website and posted a series of bizarre messages. The country's largest police force was hit by...

Man arrested on suspicion of terrorism after stabbings in Manchester

A man who stabbed three people in a shopping centre in Manchester on Friday was arrested on suspicion of an act of terrorism, British police said. Three people were taken...

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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...