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May offers EU citizens post-Brexit status

EU citizens legally resident in the UK will be entitled to the same rights as British citizens after Brexit, the UK prime minister has told EU leaders. “No-one will face a cliff edge,” Theresa May said at a Brussels summit. A new “UK settled status” will grant those who have …

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Ghanaian pleads guilty to making bomb threat at US Uni

A Ghanaian who was arrested in April after telling his date that he was a terrorist and would blow up her University of Massachusetts dormitory pleaded guilty on Monday to a single charge of threatening to commit a crime. Abdul F. Ismail entered the plea in Eastern Hampshire Court, admitting …

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London: Man dies as van hits worshippers

A man has died and 10 people have been injured after a man drove a van into worshippers near a north London mosque. The Met Police said eight were taken to hospital and several were seriously injured in the “terrorist attack”. The van hit people just after midnight BST who …

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Nairobi building collapse: Two children found alive in rubble

Two children have been rescued from the rubble of a collapsed seven-storey building in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, nearly 24 hours after the incident. Rescue officials say a boy and a girl are now being treated in a hospital. A woman who was also pulled alive from the wreckage in the …

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Melania Trump and son Barron move into the White House

Melania Trump and son Barron have moved into the White House – five months after her husband Donald took office. Mrs Trump and the couple’s 11-year-old son had stayed behind in New York so Barron could finish the school year. The decision was seen as strange by some, as she …

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Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe is new ECOWAS chairperson

Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe has been named the new chairperson of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Liberia’s capital Monrovia. He takes over the rotational role from Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who faced a tough task in her 12-month tenure. Mr Gnassingbe’s election was announced at …

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Ethiopia shuts off internet over national exams

Ethiopia’s authorities shutdown the internet on Tuesday to avoid people leaking exam papers during national exam week, the Addis Standard newspaper has tweeted It is not clear how the Addis Standard managed to send that tweet but it has not posted its usual volume of tweets today. A year ago …

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Somalia’s al-Shabab stones man to death for adultery

Somali militants have stoned a man to death after an Islamic court convicted him of adultery. Dayow Mohamed Hassan, 44, was buried neck-deep and pelted to death with stones by al-Shabab fighters. He was convicted of being in an adulterous relationship with a woman and impregnating her, despite having two …

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Mark Zuckerberg finally gets his Harvard degree

acebook founder Mark Zuckerberg features in a long line of university dropouts who became millionaires after founding technology companies – Bill Gates and Steve Jobs among them. But 12 years after leaving Harvard to work on Facebook full time, he has returned to pick up his degree. Zuckerberg founded what …

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