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Kenya exports its first crude oil

Kenya has exported its first batch of oil as President Uhuru Kenyatta flagged off the crude shipment from the port of Mombasa on Monday morning. It is being described as a historic day and an important step on the way to the full exploration and development of oil in the …

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Chinese community in Ghana condemns the West over Hong Kong unrest

The Chinese community in Ghana is the latest among the Asian giants’ nationals worldwide to call for calm back home. The group is pointing fingers at the West for stoking fires which led to police and demonstrators clashing thereby leading to the situation degenerating. Demonstrations were sparked by an extradition bill but have since morphed …

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South African teacher admits killing teen with albinism for ritual

A 40-year-old South African teacher, Josiah Thubane, has admitted guilt to kidnapping and killing a 13-year-old girl with albinism, Gabisile Shabane, for a ritual referred to locally as muti. The man, who is only one of four men accused of the crime, also abducted a 15-month-old baby without albinism and …

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How a Nigerian scammer conned a woman out of $200,000

The relationship between a Japanese woman and a U.S. Army captain stationed in Syria started online, through an international social network for digital pen pals. It grew into an internet romance over 10 months of daily emails. It ended with the woman $200,000 poorer and on the verge of bankruptcy …

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At 19 hours, this is the world’s longest flight

Regular nonstop flights between the east coast of Australia and London or New York could soon become a reality. In preparation, Australian airline Qantas has announced three test flights, with 40 people traveling directly from London or New York to Sydney, to see how the human body copes with 19 solid hours of …

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Catholic cleric loses appeal against sexual abuse convictions

Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of sexual abuse, has failed in a legal bid to quash his convictions in Australia. Pell was jailed for six years in March after being found guilty of abusing two boys in a Melbourne cathedral in the 1990s. He …

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