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Tanzanian cholera outbreak kills 18

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An outbreak of cholera in Tanzania has left 18 dead in two months, the health ministry said Saturday, warning the situation could worsen as the rainy season continues. The ministry said the outbreak had left “18 dead out of 570 cases recorded” between September 1 and October 30, and urged local authorities to take measures to avoid the disease from ...

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Chile deports Mike Tyson

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Former boxing great Mike Tyson was barred from entering Chile on Thursday because of his criminal record, airport police said. Immigration police at Santiago international airport tweeted a photo of the 51-year-old former heavyweight champion being escorted by officers “re-embarking” him. It said he was being deported for “not complying with immigration law.” The police force explained it had the ...

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CAN meets Buhari, insists Nigeria must withdraw from religious groups

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Leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria on Friday met with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors, renewing their call for the Federal Government to withdraw the country from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and other international religious bodies. They also asked that Nigeria cancel all treaties it had signed with such religious organisations. Speaking on behalf of the association, ...

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750,000 march for separatists’ release in Barcelona

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Some 750,000 people protested in Barcelona on Saturday demanding the release of jailed separatist Catalan leaders, local police said. The march, organised by pro-independence groups, saw crowds line an avenue in the Catalan capital waving flags and chanting “freedom for political prisoners”.

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Mass graves holding 400 ISIS victims found in Iraq

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Mass graves containing at least 400 suspected Islamic State group victims have been found near the former jihadist bastion of Hawija in northern Iraq, the regional governor said Saturday. The string of grisly discoveries was made at a military base around three kilometres (two miles) from the city that the jihadists “turned into an execution ground”, said Kirkuk governor Rakan ...

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International body rates Nigeria Police the worst globally

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The World Internal Security and Police Index International has rated the Nigeria Police Force as the worst police organisation in the world. WISPI, in its 2016 report, described the NPF as the worst globally in terms of its ability to handle internal security challenges. The report showed that Singapore performed best on the index, followed by Finland, and then Denmark. ...

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