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Malawi’s fearsome chief, terminator of child marriages

Mtakataka, Malawi – The mild-mannered woman who zips around a farmhouse packed with knick-knacks and insists her guests eat a meal before any introductions, presents a character at odds with her fearsome reputation of being Malawi’s top marriage terminator. Thirteen ...

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Israel: African migrants told to leave or face imprisonment

The Israeli government has issued a notice for thousands of African migrants to leave the country or face imprisonment. The migrants will be given up to $3,500 (£2,600) for leaving within the next 90 days. They will be given the ...

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US vs. UN: Who’s taking sides over Jerusalem and why?

This week’s emergency UN General Assembly (UNGA) session on President Trump’s decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem resulted in another non-binding resolution against Israel. UNGA votes on Israel are nothing new — because of US veto power at ...

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OIC declares East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has declared East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, rejected the US stance as “dangerous” and called on the international community to follow in its footsteps. At a summit held in Turkey a week ...

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Rescuing boys from Thailand’s northern sex trade by Clare Wiley

Chiang Mai, Thailand – Krit hangs out near McDonald’s most days, polishing the hood of his green tuk-tuk and waiting for customers. He can make as much as 3,000 Thai baht ($92) in a day driving tourists around this northern ...

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Palestinians warn Trump against Jerusalem embassy move

The international community, including the US, regards East Jerusalem as occupied territory [The Associated Press] On this day, Israel is celebrating what it calls “Jerusalem Day”, when it occupied East Jerusalem at the end of the 1967 war with Syria, ...

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Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa gives key cabinet jobs to military figures

Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has named his cabinet, appointing senior military figures to high-profile positions. Critics have said that it has dashed hopes of change in the country. Mr Mnangagwa was inaugurated as president last week. He took over ...

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Slobodan Praljak reported dead after drinking poison in Court at the Hague

A commander of Bosnian Croat forces during the Bosnian War has reportedly died after drinking what he claimed to be poison at the war crimes court for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague. The death on Wednesday was reported by Croatian state ...

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Top Chinese general under investigation for corruption hangs himself By Steven Jiang and James Griffiths

A top Chinese general hanged himself after coming under investigation for corruption charges, China’s state-run news agency Xinhua reported Tuesday. General Zhang Yang, the former head of the Chinese military’s political work department, was found dead at his home on ...

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How a West African lab made a 3D printer from toxic e-waste By Chris Giles,

Electronic waste is (literally) a mounting crisis in Africa. Digital dumps made of junk phones, computers and TVs shipped mostly from richer Western countries are growing across Africa, burned producing unhealthy and hazardous gasses. The problem is only getting worse. ...

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