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Zambia marks Africa Freedom Day with call for economic emancipation
LUSAKA, May 25 (Xinhua) -- Zambia on Wednesday joined the rest of the African continent in commemorating the Africa Freedom Day with President Hakainde Hichilema calling for the exploitation of Africa's abundant natural resources to grow economies. While acknowledging that many countries on the...
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Congressional Budget Office says inflation to last into 2023
MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday announced a 10% raise to the minimum wage rate and pensions in the coming weeks, a move that comes as the Russian economy faces an unprecedented wave of international sanctions. Putin said in a government meeting that the minimum cost of living...
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Texas gunman posted Facebook messages before shooting school: Governor
The shooter that killed 19 children at an elementary school in the US state of Texas posted on social media that he would shoot the school, the state's governor said...
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Gambia ready to prosecute ex-dictator Jammeh for crimes against humanity
Gambia's truth commission has recommended prosecuting a list of officials responsible for human rights violations and abuses committed during Yahya Jammeh's 22-year reign. Victims also want the ex-leader to face justice. Gambian authorities on Wednesday released the long-awaited white...
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Charles meets Ukrainians at Romanian refugee centre
The Prince of Wales has travelled to Romania and met Ukrainians who have fled their homeland to escape the war with Russia. Charles was joined by distant relative Margareta, head of the Romanian royal family, for the unannounced...
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UK’s Johnson blasted for ‘Partygate’ culture
London: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson presided over a culture of lockdown-breaking parties that featured drunken fighting among staff, according to a long-awaited inquiry Wednesday that prompted renewed calls for his resignation. “Many of these events should not have been allowed to happen,” the...
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US saw sharp rise in ‘active shooter’ incidents in 2021, FBI data shows
The 2021 total, spread over 30 states, was 52% higher than 2020 and about double each of the three previous years, the agency said The United States experienced 61 “active shooter” incidents last year, the highest tally in over 20 years, according to new FBI data. The number of “active shooter”...
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Egyptian, South African FMs discuss int’l issues, their impact on continent’s security
CAIRO – 25 May 2022: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry is scheduled to discuss on Wednesday with his South African counterpart, Naledi Pandor, regional and international issues of mutual concern and their impact on security and stability of the African continent. This comes as...
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Indian court orders life in jail for Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik
An Indian court on Wednesday ordered life in jail for Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik for funding “terrorist” activities and other charges, a judge said, prompting street protests outside the politician's residence. Malik, head of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), earlier told a special...
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Russian assault on eastern Ukraine threatens to encircle Sievierodonetsk
Russian forces have launched fresh assaults on towns in eastern Ukraine, with the city of Sievierodonetsk increasingly in danger of being totally encircled. The head of Ukraine’s military intelligence, Kyrylo Budanov, said delays in western arms to the frontline had left Kyiv...
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