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Mauritius blocks cruise ship over cholera fears

Mauritius has denied a Norwegian cruise ship permission to dock at the capital Port Louis over fears of a potential cholera outbreak on board. At least 15 people on the Norwegian Dawn have been in isolation over suspected illness. Mauritian authorities said the decision to block the ship was "taken in order to avoid any health risks". Samples were taken for testing on Sunday, with results expected to be known […]

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Pakistan’s election chaos casts shadow on next IMF deal

As Pakistan grapples with the aftermath of controversial elections, political chaos is threatening to cloud its $3bn deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which analysts say is key to the country’s economic stability. On Thursday, the global lender said Pakistan’s interim government had “maintained” economic stability. The IMF’s communications chief, Julie Kozack, said the interim government had managed to achieve fiscal targets while also “protecting” the social safety net. […]

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Wuppertal suspect held after students wounded at German school

A 17-year-old has been arrested after five students were wounded in an apparent knife attack at a school in the western German city of Wuppertal. A female teacher said the pupils were attacked with a knife and a pair of scissors, German media reported. Teenagers at the Wilhelm-Dörpfeld secondary school are said to have barricaded themselves in their classrooms. The suspect was among those wounded and reports say he is […]

today02/22/2024

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Former Bishop of Broome charged with rape in Australia

Australian bishop Christopher Saunders has been charged with rape and a string of historical sex offences - some against children. The 74-year-old was arrested in Broome on Wednesday, after parallel investigations ordered by Western Australian police and the Pope. Saunders has indicated he will plead not guilty to all charges against him. He is one of the most senior Catholic clerics to face charges of this nature. Saunders is charged […]

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Bridge under construction collapse in Dutch killing two

At least two people have been confirmed dead and two more injured after a bridge under construction collapsed in the Netherlands on Wednesday. According to a tweet posted on the official X handle of the regional safety authority, part of the bridge under construction in Lochem in the east of the country collapsed while under construction, though there was no indication on what may have caused the accident. However, following […]

today02/21/2024 1

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Two men charged with murder in shooting at Kansas City Super Bowl parade

Two men in the United States have been charged with murder for a gunfight on the fringe of a Super Bowl victory rally in Kansas City, which killed one person and wounded more than 20 others, according to prosecutors and court documents. Prosecutors in the state of Missouri told newsmen on Tuesday that Lyndell Mays and Dominic Miller were charged with second-degree murder and several weapons counts in the shooting, […]

today02/21/2024

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FBI source accused of Biden lies ‘linked to Russian intelligence

US prosecutors say an ex-FBI informant accused of lying about President Joe Biden and his son Hunter has high-level ties with Russian intelligence. The allegations against Alexander Smirnov, 43, were outlined in new Department of Justice filings in the case on Tuesday. Smirnov is accused of lying when he claimed bribes were paid to the Bidens via a Ukrainian energy firm, Burisma. He was charged last week with giving false […]

today02/21/2024

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US proposes a draft resolution to the UN Security

US has proposed a draft resolution at the UN Security Council which calls for a temporary ceasefire in Gaza and warned Israel against invading the overcrowded city of Rafah. The US has previously avoided the word "ceasefire" during UN votes on the war, but President Joe Biden has made similar comments. More than a million displaced Palestinians, who represent about half of Gaza's population, are crammed into Rafah after being […]

today02/20/2024

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Crew abandon cargo ship after Houthi attack in Yemen

The crew of a Belize-flagged, British-registered cargo vessel have abandoned ship off Yemen after it was hit by missiles fired by the Houthi movement. The Rubymar was in the Gulf of Aden near the Bab al-Mandab Strait when it was hit and the crew abandoned ship. The Houthis later claimed it had sunk. It is one of the most damaging attacks so far by the Iran-backed Houthis. They have launched […]

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