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Fake healer held over fake pregnancies

Fake healer held over fake pregnancies Police in Guinea say they have arrested a healer for conning hundreds of women into believing they were pregnant. N’na Fanta Camara gave women who had been unable to conceive a mixture of leaves, herbs and other medicines that caused them to bloat and look pregnant. For her services, patients paid...... more

UK Prime Minister appoints Minister for Loneliness

UK Prime Minister appoints Minister for Loneliness UK Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed a minister for loneliness in a drive to tackle social isolation, a problem endured by 9 million Britons. Tracey Crouch will take on the role and lead a cross-party group, honoring a recommendation made in a report on the 2016 murder of Jo Cox...... more

The world has gone in reverse: Guterres

The world has gone in reverse: Guterres UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the world, in the past year,  has gone in reverse as peace remains elusive. “I took office last year calling for us to make 2017 a year for peace. One year later, we must recognise that peace remains elusive,” Guterres on Tuesday told an informal meeting...... more

U.S. sexual assault hotlines flooded with calls

 U.S. sexual assault hotlines flooded with calls The phones at U.S. sexual assault hotlines have been ringing in record numbers as the #MeToo social movement spurs victims to reach out for help, sending organisations scrambling to keep up. Calls spiked when the movement began in October, with people waiting up to three hours to talk to someone at...... more

Trump makes U-turn on ‘shithole’ comment

Trump makes U-turn on ‘shithole’ comment U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday says he wants immigrants from around the world. “I want them to come in from everywhere,” he told reporters at the White House during an appearance with visiting President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan. Trump was responding to a reporter who asked if he wanted more immigrants...... more

Contaminated infant milk from France on sale in 83 countries •Over 12 million boxes of products being recalled

Contaminated infant milk from France on sale in 83 countries •Over 12 million boxes of products being recalled More than 12 million boxes of French baby milk products are being recalled from 83 countries for suspected salmonella contamination. The recall includes Lactalis’ Picot, Milumel and Taranis brands. The head of the French dairy Lactalis on Sunday confirmed that its products are being recalled from countries across Europe, Africa, Latin...... more

American woman bathes self with acid, accuses black woman

American woman bathes self with acid, accuses black woman Lizzie Dunn from Staten Island told police earlier this week she was attacked with acid when walking alone to a bus stop. The attacker was a panhandler, Dunn reported, a black woman in her 40s, who sprayed acid on her face when Dunn didn’t have cigarettes or spare change to give...... more

US lawmaker to table motion for Trump’s impeachment next week

US lawmaker to table motion for Trump’s impeachment next week Texas Democrat Al Green vowed on Friday to force another impeachment vote on the House floor next week. The announcement was made on the back of President Donald Trump’s reported description of African nations, El Salvador and Haiti as “shithole countries.” “Congressional condemnation of racist bigotry is not enough,” Green said...... more

Trump chickens out of UK visit, says will not unveil new U.S. embassy

Trump chickens out of UK visit, says will not unveil new U.S. embassy U.S. President Donald Trump canceled a visit to London scheduled for early this year, saying he was disappointed with the “Obama administration having sold” the U.S. embassy in the British capital. “(The) reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration...... more

Oprah Winfrey mulls running for US president

Oprah Winfrey mulls running for US president Oprah Winfrey is “actively thinking” about running for president, two of her close friends told CNN Monday. The two friends, who requested anonymity in order to speak freely, talked in the wake of Winfrey’s extraordinary speech at the Golden Globes Sunday night, which spurred chatter about a 2020 run. Some of...... more

Israel bans 20 foreign NGOs

   Israel bans 20 foreign NGOs Israel on Sunday banned representatives of 20 NGOs working in the country from its territory due to their supporting a campaign opposed to the occupation of Palestine. According to Israeli daily Haaretz, Israel published a blacklist of 20 organisations, including 11 European and 6 U.S. groups, due to their support for...... more

US prepares citizens for nuclear war

  US prepares citizens for nuclear war The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Friday that a scheduled panel discussion about how Americans should prepare for a nuclear war was a routine meeting. On Thursday night, the CDC published the date for a “Grand Rounds” discussion on the “Public Health Response to a Nuclear Detonation.” The...... more

Arabs to lobby U.N. to recognise Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as capital

  Arabs to lobby U.N. to recognise Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as capital  Arab states will soon embark on a diplomatic drive to persuade the United Nations to recognise a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital on territory captured by Israel in the 1967 war, Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said. Six Arab foreign ministers met in Amman on Saturday to follow...... more

Saudi Arabia arrests 11 princes after protest

Saudi Arabia arrests 11 princes after protest Eleven Saudi princes were reportedly arrested for protesting at a royal palace in the capital Riyadh, according to local media on Saturday.  The princes gathered at the Qasr a-Hokm to demand reversing a royal decree suspending payments for their water and electricity bills and compensations for the execution in 2016 of...... more

No-nonsense author disgraces President Trump •Dismisses him as a child, moron

  No-nonsense author disgraces President Trump •Dismisses him as a child, moron Michael Wolff, author of a bombshell book about Donald Trump’s White House, on Friday defended his scathing portrayal of the United States President and said “one hundred percent” of those around him questioned his fitness for office. Wolff, the author of Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, said he spent...... more

5 dead in US ‘bomb cyclone’

5 dead in US ‘bomb cyclone’ A massive winter storm roared into the East Coast on Thursday, dumping as much as 17 inches of snow in some areas and unleashing hurricane-force winds and historic flooding that closed schools and offices and halted transportation from the Carolinas to Maine. Forecasters expected the storm to be followed immediately by...... more

Bank of America bans bitcoin investments

 Bank of America bans bitcoin investments Bank of America Merrill Lynch banned clients from investing in one of bitcoin mogul Barry Silbert’s top funds last month, according to a memo, Reuters news agency reported. As of December 8, the Wall Street brokerage stopped approving new orders for the Bitcoin Investment Trust due to concerns about the “suitability...... more

10 explosive revelations from new Trump book

   10 explosive revelations from new Trump book Donald Trump was “befuddled” by his election win, did not enjoy his inauguration and was scared of the White House, according to a new book. Journalist Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House also purports to lift the lid on Ivanka Trump’s secret presidential ambitions. The book details...... more

Country makes it illegal to pay men more than women

Country makes it illegal to pay men more than women Iceland has made it very difficult to pay women less than men. Employers in the Nordic country now have to prove that they pay men and women in the same jobs equally. If they fail to do so, they risk being fined. Discrimination based on gender is already illegal in many...... more

‘Bomb cyclone’ forces closure of U.S. schools, offices, flight cancellations

‘Bomb cyclone’ forces closure of U.S. schools, offices, flight cancellations Closure of schools and offices across the U.S. have been announced on Wednesday while no fewer than 2,700 flights have been cancelled ahead of a major winter storm on Thursday, called a ‘bomb cyclone’. The National Weather Service said many states could receive up to 12 inches of snow as Blizzard...... more

Israel serves quit notice to African illegal migrants

Israel serves quit notice to African illegal migrants Israel has given a three-month notice to illegal African migrants to voluntarily leave the country or face incarceration. The country issued the order on Wednesday with a palliative for those who decide to leave on their own. It threatened who defy the order with jail if they are caught after the...... more

Trump, North Korean leader trade tackles over ‘nuclear button’

Trump, North Korean leader trade tackles over ‘nuclear button’ President Donald Trump boasted Tuesday that he has a bigger and more powerful “nuclear button” than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The president’s Tuesday evening tweet came in response to Kim’s New Year’s address, in which he repeated fiery nuclear threats against the United States. He said he has a...... more

Israel to give up parts of Jerusalem in peace deal

Israel to give up parts of Jerusalem in peace deal Israel set a higher threshold on Tuesday for any future vote on ceding parts of Jerusalem to the Palestinians. Palestinians wanted the eastern part of the city for a future independent state. The amendment passed by the Israeli parliament to existing legislation raised from 61 to 80 the number of votes...... more

The 7 things to watch out for from Donald Trump in 2018

The 7 things to watch out for from Donald Trump in 2018 Donald Trump’s first year in office was jam-packed. The US president attempted to turn Washington, DC, on its head, governing with the unpredictable, titillating and surreal style of a reality-show celebrity. And there’s no indication 2018 will be any different. Here are some things to watch out for this year, according...... more

42 soldiers arrested for raiding senator’s home

42 soldiers arrested for raiding senator’s home A total of 42 soldiers were arrested Saturday for raiding the home of a senator who claimed that it was done by troops “trained by the U.A.E.” Somali security forces raided the residence of Senator Abdi Hassan Awale Qaybdiid in capital Mogadishu. Abdi Qaybdiid was not at home during the raid....... more

No going back on relocation of embassy to Jerusalem: Guatemala

No going back on relocation of embassy to Jerusalem: Guatemala Guatemala’s foreign minister says her country’s decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem is final, urging the international community to “respect” this commitment. “It’s a decision that has been made ... It is not going to be reversed,” Sandra Jovel told journalists on Friday, according to a report from...... more

George Weah talks tough, vows to end corruption in Liberia

George Weah talks tough, vows to end corruption in Liberia President-elect George Weah has said corruption will have no place in his government. In his acceptance speech following Tuesday’s run-off election in capital Monrovia Saturday, Weah said in the next few days he would set up a government committed to delivering on promises made to the people. “Those chosen to serve...... more

Free laptops for college students in Cameroon

Free laptops for college students in Cameroon Cameroon has begun giving out free computers to all university students in what the government says will boost education and research. But the distribution of what is said to be a gift from Paul Biya, one of the longest serving presidents in the world, months before presidential elections has generated criticism....... more

Prime Minister fined for not wearing life jacket while at sea

  Prime Minister fined for not wearing life jacket while at sea  Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, was fined 250 Australian dollars (195 dollars) for not wearing a life jacket while moving his dinghy on Sydney harbour, a local media reported on Friday. Turnbull was moving the small vessel about 20 metres from a jetty to a beach near his harbour-side home when...... more

BREAKING: Ex-soccer star George Weah elected Liberian President

BREAKING: Ex-soccer star George Weah elected Liberian President Former footballer George Weah has become Liberia’s President at the second attempt. With most ballots from Tuesday’s run-off vote counted, Mr Weah is well ahead of opponent Joseph Boakai. He will succeed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first elected female president, in Liberia’s first democratic handover in decades. Mrs Sirleaf defeated Mr...... more

 

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