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US Lifts Ban On Refugees From 11 ‘High-Risk’ Countries, Including Muslim-Majority Nations

The President Donald Trump led administration of the United States announced on Monday that it was lifting its ban on refugees from 11 “high-risk” countries, but said those seeking to enter the US would come under much tougher scrutiny than in the past. It is understood that applicants from 11 …

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Liberian President George Weah cuts his salary by 25%

  Liberia’s newly sworn-in president, George Weah, pledged to cut his own salary by a quarter during a nationwide address in which he warned of tough times ahead for a “broke” country. “The state of the economy that my administration inherited leaves a lot to do and to be decided,” …

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Finland’s President Sauli Niinis to re-elected for a second six-year term.

Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto has been comfortably re-elected for a second six-year term. Mr Niinisto secured 62.7% of the vote in Sunday’s poll, easily beating his Green party rival (12.4%), according to official results. He is the first candidate to win in the first round of voting since the electoral …

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Czech President Milos Zeman wins second term

Czech President Milos Zeman has won a second term in office following a tight run-off vote against rival Jiri Drahos. Mr Zeman, who fiercely opposes immigration and objects to EU sanctions against Russia, took 52% of the vote to beat Mr Drahos, a pro-EU academic with no prior political experience. …

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Taliban kill 20 with ambulance bomb in Afghan capital Kabul

A suicide bombing has killed at least 20 people and injured 110 others in the centre of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, officials say. Attackers drove an ambulance laden with explosives past a police checkpoint into a street that was closed to public transport. It happened near the old interior ministry building …

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LCC to increase Lekki & Ikoyi toll fares by February 1

Fares paid at the tolls on Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge and Lekki-Epe Expressway will be increased come February 1, the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) has reportedly revealed. According to Punch, this was made known by the Managing Director, Mohammed Hassan, who said the increase is allowing “extensive consultations held with stakeholders in the Eti-Osa/Lekki-Epe …

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Oprah not interested in presidential bid

Oprah Winfrey has told the US magazine InStyle that she does not “have the DNA” to be US president. She had been widely touted as a future Democratic contender for the 2020 elections after a rousing speech at the Golden Globes earlier this month. But she told InStyle: “I’ve always felt …

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Zimbabwe President Promises Elections By July

Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Wednesday the country will hold transparent elections by July and he would respect the result if the opposition wins. The election will be the first big test of his legitimacy since he took power in November when the military ousted Robert Mugabe who …

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Princess Eugenie Reportedly Forced To Postpone Wedding For Prince Harry & Meghan Markle

This year is huge for people who love royal weddings (so… everyone?) Not only are Prince Harry, 33, and Meghan Markle, 36, tying the knot on May 19, but now Princess Eugenie, 27, is also engaged! The daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York is set to wed Jack Brooksbank, 31     They …

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Winnie Mandela hospitalized in Johannesburg

South African anti-apartheid veteran Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has been hospitalised for a kidney infection but is expected to make a full recovery. TimesLive, quoting her spokesman Victor Dlamini, said the 81-year-old had complained of a “loss of appetite” and that “one of her legs was painful”. She was taken to Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg on …

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