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Prince Harry to marry Meghan Markle early next year

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Britain’s Prince Harry will marry his US actress girlfriend Meghan Markle early next year after the couple became engaged earlier this month, Clarence House announced Monday. “His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle. The wedding will take place in Spring 2018,” said the official statement. The couple ...

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UPDATE: Spain PM threatens to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy


Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday threatened to suspend Catalonia’s regional autonomy after the region said it had a mandate to split from Madrid. In a televised address Rajoy said that he had asked Catalan leaders to confirm if they had declared independence, “which is a requirement for any measure the government can adopt under Article 155 of the ...

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British human rights activist barred from entering Hong Kong


A British human rights activist who has criticised the jailing of democracy campaigners in Hong Kong was barred Wednesday from visiting the semi-autonomous Chinese city. Benedict Rogers, who is deputy chairman of the Conservative Party’s human rights commission, arrived from Bangkok in the morning but was stopped by immigration, according to media reports. “They gave me no explanation at all,” ...

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North Korea hackers steal US war documents


U.S. and South Korean wartime operational plans, including a plan to wipe out the North Korean leadership, were stolen by North Korean hackers last year, a South Korean ruling party lawmaker said on Wednesday. Some 235 gigabytes of military documents were taken from South Korea’s Defense Integrated Data Center in September last year, Democratic Party representative Rhee Cheol-hee said in ...

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Qualifiers so far for 2018 World Cup


The 15 nations that have already booked their place for the 2018 World Cup in Russia with final qualifying matches still to be played: Europe: Belgium, England, Germany, Poland, Russia (as hosts), Spain Africa: Egypt, Nigeria Asia: Iran, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea North, Latin America: Costa Rica, Mexico South America: Brazil

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Deadly storm Nate hit Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras – kills 22

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Tropical Storm Nate has killed at least 22 people in Central America with torrential rains that forced thousands from their homes, uprooted trees, knocked out bridges and turned roads into rivers, officials said Thursday. Forecasters predicted it will strengthen into a hurricane headed for Mexico and the United States. The country hardest hit by the storm that began Wednesday was ...

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Brazil arrests Olympic committee chairman over Rio 2016 corruption charges

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Brazilian police on Thursday arrested the chairman of the country’s Olympic Committee as part of a probe into alleged buying of votes to secure Rio’s hosting of the 2016 Games. Police said in a statement that Carlos Nuzman, 75, was arrested on suspicion of corruption, money laundering and criminal association. Twenty police officers deployed early Thursday in Rio de Janeiro ...

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World War III holds from May 13-October 13, says mystic who predicted Trump presidency


A mystic claims to know exactly what date the World War 3 will begin. He had accurately predicted Donald Trump’s presidency and the US attack on Syria. Horocio Villegas, who claims to be the ‘messenger of God,’ believes nuclear war is just around the corner. The exact date is predicted to be May 13, 2017 – which is the 100th ...

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Japan’s Prime minister triggers snap election amid North Korea crisis


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday called a snap election, seeking a fresh term at the helm of the world’s third-largest economy as tensions with nearby North Korea reach fever-pitch. Abe hopes to capitalise on a weak and fractured opposition to sweep back into power, as polls show him regaining ground after a series of scandals. “I will dissolve ...

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Nobody can ban Ipob except the law court-UN


Declaration of indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) a terrorist organization: A position not founded in law, and where the Nigeria Military Authority goofed. In a brief but concise reaction to the purported declaration of IPOB a terrorist group, Barr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor observed with respect that the pronouncement is akin to a building not laid upon any foundation, which is certainly ...

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Vatican recalls diplomat from US in child porn probe

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The Vatican has recalled a priest serving as an envoy in Washington and opened a child pornography investigation after US officials asked the church to lift his diplomatic immunity. The Vatican said Friday that US officials complained in August “of a possible violation of laws relating to child pornography images by a member of the diplomatic corps of the Holy ...

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UPDATE: Islamic State group claims London attack


The Islamic State group on Friday claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on a packed London Underground train the same day that at least 29 people were injured. “The bombing on a metro in London was carried out by a detachment of the Islamic State” group, it said in a statement published by its Amaq propaganda agency. More details soon…

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Passengers injured in London Underground train explosion.


Passengers were seen “badly burned” following a possible explosion on a London Underground train, eyewitnesses said on Friday, as emergency services said they were responding to an “incident”. Witnesses reported seeing passengers who had suffered facial burns and had hair coming off, with at least two women seen being treated by medics amid scenes of panic during rush hour. “Explosion ...

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Singapore gets first female president without a vote

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Singapore got its first female president Wednesday, but the milestone was overshadowed by criticism that her selection was undemocratic after she was handed the job without a vote. Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament from the Muslim Malay minority, did not have to face an election for the largely ceremonial post after authorities decided her rivals did not meet ...

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North Korea vows to boost weapons programmes after sanctions


North Korea vowed Wednesday to accelerate its weapons programmes in response to “evil” sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council following its latest and most powerful nuclear test. The respected 38 North website in the US raised its estimate for the yield from the explosion, which Pyongyang says was a hydrogen bomb small enough to fit onto a missile, to ...

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Update: Death toll from Mexico quake rises to 96

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Authorities recovered more bodies Monday from the rubble of the Mexico’s huge earthquake, bringing the death toll to 96 as the president prepares to visit the worst-hit region, his office said. The latest deaths were reported in the southern state of Oaxaca, which bore the brunt of Thursday’s quake and which President Enrique Pena Nieto was expected to visit on ...

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Putin agrees to broaden proposed UN Ukraine mission

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Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Monday said he supported widening the terms for a proposed UN force to protect observers monitoring the conflict in eastern Ukraine, but his proposal was unlikely to get Kiev’s agreement. Putin told German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a phone call that he was willing to see the mission operate “not only on the front line ...

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Usain Bolt boast: “It may take 20 years to break my record”


Jamaican athlete , Usain Bolt who is the only sprinter to capture the 100- and 200-metre track titles at three consecutive Olympics and holds the world record of 9.58 seconds in the 100 and 19.19 in the 200 seems pretty confident despite the fact that he’s retired. At a recent event in Japan, Bolt spoke about hs achievements and records ...

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