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Zimbabwe legalizes Cannabis Cultivation for Medical and Scientific use

Zimbabwe has become the second African country to legalize marijuana for medical and scientific purposes, The Herald reports. Dr David Parirenyatwa, the country’s health minister, said in a government notice that individuals and businesses would be able to apply for licences to cultivate cannabis for medicinal or scientific use. Recreational use, however, will remain …

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Kate Middleton & Prince William Announce Royal Baby’s Name, Prince Louis Arthur Charles

Kate Middleton, 36, gave birth on April 23, and her and Prince William‘s, 35, third little one has officially been named. The royals welcomed a baby boy, and they named the newest prince, Louis Arthur Charles — how cute is that? And we love how the name totally fits in with older siblings George, …

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Detained Nigeria Shiite leader El-Zakzaky charged with murder

Detained leader of Nigeria’s Shiite group, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, has been charged with murder amid growing street protests demanding his release from prolonged detention. Mr El-Zakzaky and his wife have been held by the Nigerian government since December 2015 despite court rulings authorising his release. The government claims he is held …

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EX-CIA Chief Mike Pompeo Confirmed as Secretary of State

The US Senate has confirmed former CIA director Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, ending a tough confirmation battle. Mr Pompeo had been accused by Democrats of being a war hawk and harbouring anti-Muslim and homophobic views. The Senate voted 57-42 to approve him as America’s top diplomat, the second …

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I am tired of Nigerians who read a headline without bothering to get details and context… – Chimamanda Adichie

US based Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie who was back-lashed by Nigerians on social media over her comment on Former American First Lady, Hillary Clinton, has given her response to the series of attacks on her. In her interview with Hillary Clinton at a PEN World Voices Festival lecture at the Cooper Union in …

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Armenian PM Serzh Sargsyan resigns after days of protests

There were scenes of jubilation on Monday in the Armenian capital Yerevan after protests forced the resignation of Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan. Opposition supporters accused Mr Sargsyan, who was made prime minister last week after serving 10 years as president, of clinging to power. “The street movement is against my …

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Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 92nd birthday with star-studded Commonwealth-themed concert

Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 92nd birthday on Saturday with a star-studded, Commonwealth-themed charity concert featuring Tom Jones, Kylie Minogue and Shaggy. The monarch took to the stage herself at the end of the show at the Royal Albert Hall, where her son and heir Prince Charles led the crowd …

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India introduces death penalty for child rapists

India’s Cabinet has approved the introduction of the death penalty for child rapists, amid uproar over a series of high-profile cases. The change to the country’s penal code applies to those convicted of raping a child under the age of 12. There have been nationwide protests in recent weeks over …

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Lauren Bush Lauren Welcomes Son Max Two Days After Grandmother Barbara Bush’s Death

Lauren Bush Lauren and her husband David have welcomed their second child. Just two days after Lauren’s grandmother Barbara Bush died at the age of 92, the 33-year-old and her husband welcomed their son Max. The pair are already parents to son James, 2. “We feel lucky and blessed to introduce our son Max Walker Lauren! …

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Prince Charles to be next Commonwealth head

The Prince of Wales will be the next head of the Commonwealth, its leaders have announced. The Queen had said it was her “sincere wish” that Prince Charles would succeed her in the role “one day”. Leaders of the Commonwealth have been discussing the issue at a meeting behind closed …

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