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Cojoined twin girls separated after 50 hours of surgery

Rare conjoined twins have been separated at a world-leading children’s hospital in London, surgeons have announced. Two-year-old sisters Safa and Marwa Ullah, from Charsadda in Pakistan, underwent three major operations to separate their heads at Great Ormond Street hospital (GOSH). The first operation took place in October 2018, when the girls …

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Restaurant in Japan bans Japanese customers, only serves foreigners

A restaurant owner on Ishigakijima Island, Japan, has had enough of his countrymen’s bad banners, so he banned all Japanese customers, serving only overseas tourists instead. Yaeyama Style, a small ramen restaurant in Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture should be packed this time of year, but owner Akio Arima says he only …

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Democrats considering a bill to ban Facebook from the finance industry

Democrats in Congress are considering a new bill that would stop Facebook’s cryptocurrency plans in its tracks. Dubbed the Keep Big Tech Out of Finance Act, the new bill would explicitly ban large platform companies from performing banking functions. The bill would be a direct rebuke to Facebook’s plans with the …

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WHO on high alert on possible Ebola outbreak

World Health Organisation has warned about the danger of an Ebola epidemic as the Democratic Republic of Congo authorities call for calm as the first case of Ebola haemorrhagic fever is reported in Goma, a populous town in Eastern DRC near the border to Rwanda. “And Goma is a warning, …

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Huawei will reportedly lay off hundreds of US workers

Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei is reportedly preparing to lay off hundreds of workers in the United States, reports The Wall Street Journal. The company has struggled in recent months after the Trump administration placed a de facto ban on US sales to the company, citing potential security threats and amidst …

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Family orders ‘Moana’ cake, gets ‘marijuana’ cake

A Georgia woman said a miscommunication while ordering her birthday cake led to dessert having a marijuana theme rather than the intended Moana theme. Kensli Davis of Milledgeville said her mother ordered the cake from Dairy Queen and asked for the decoration to be inspired by Moana, the 25-year-old’s favourite Disney cartoon. The birthday celebration …

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Mayor disguises himself as disabled person to test public Servants

As part of an unusual social experiment, a Mexican mayor disguised himself as a disabled person in need of assistance to test the attitude of local public servants first-hand. After receiving a number of complaints from disabled and other socially disadvantaged people about the treatment they received from social workers, …

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South Africa grants visa-free status to Ghana

Ghana is the latest country to be granted a visa-free status by the South African government. South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs has added Ghana to a list of seven countries whose nationals will be permitted to enter South Africa visa-free. South Africa announced in September 2018, that it was …

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South Korea Foreign Affairs Minister to visit Ghana

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Korea, Mr Kang Kyung-wha, is expected to pay a two-day working visit to Ghana from July 12 to 13, 2019. While in Ghana, she will pay a courtesy call on Ghana’s Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia. The Korean Affairs Minister will hold bilateral …

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