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Woman fired for showing Trump motorcade the middle finger

A woman pictured raising her middle finger toward US President Donald Trump’s motorcade has reportedly been fired from her job over the photograph. The image went viral after it was taken on 28 October in Virginia, close to a Trump golf resort. Juli Briskman, who was identified as the cyclist …

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Egyptian TV Presenter Sentenced Over Pregnancy Remarks

An Egyptian TV presenter has been sentenced to three years in jail after she discussed ways of becoming pregnant outside a conventional marriage. Doaa Salah, a presenter on Al-Nahar TV, asked if her viewers had considered having sex before marriage, and also suggested a woman could marry briefly to have …

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Pope Francis Admits He Sometimes Falls Asleep While Praying

Pope Francis has admitted that he sometimes nods off while praying. “When I pray, sometimes I fall asleep,” he said in an episode of a Catholic TV2000 television programme published on Youtube. “Saint Therese used to do it too”, the 80-year-old pontiff said – in reference to the 19th Century …

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New York Truck Attack: Trump Vows To Tighten Vetting

US President Donald Trump has ordered the Department of Homeland Security to “step up” vetting measures, after a deadly truck attack in New York. Eight people were killed and 11 injured when the driver of the truck hit people on a cycle path in Lower Manhattan. Five Argentines were among …

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Akufo-Addo Meets Gnassingbe Over Togo Crisis

Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has disclosed that his government is very concerned about developments in neighbouring Togo. According to Mr. Akufo-Addo, efforts are being made to ensure that calm is restored in the tiny West African country. Addressing Chiefs of Aflao at the Flagstaff House when they …

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We couldn’t swallow Bawumia in 2016 – Solomon Nkansah

The National Democratic Congress (NDC)’s Communications Officer says the past government’s pathetic response to attacks by political opponents robbed it of victory in the 2016 polls. Solomon Nkansah said Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia’s reputation as an economist was bolstered last year because the NDC was not able to raise …

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Clinton team ‘funded’ Trump dirty dossier

US President Donald Trump has seized on reports that Hillary Clinton’s team bankrolled a sleazy dossier of allegations linking him to Russia. Unfounded claims that Mr Trump had been filmed with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel surfaced in the closing stretch of last year’s White House race. Mrs Clinton’s presidential …

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US wiped Raqqa off map, says Russia

Russia has accused the US-led coalition of bombing the Syrian city of Raqqa “off the face of the earth” during the fight against so-called Islamic State. Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) took Raqqa last week and on Sunday said they had taken Syria’s largest oilfield. Pictures suggest much of Raqqa is …

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Togo forces fire on protesters, seven wounded

Security forces in Togo fired bullets and teargas on Thursday, wounding at least seven people as they sought to break up violent protests against the 50-year ruling family dynasty in the West African banking and transport hub. Activists have been demonstrating since August against President Faure Gnassingbe’s refusal to give …

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