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A suicide bomber blew himself up at a police station in Indonesia on Wednesday, killing himself and wounding six others. The blast happened around 8:45 am local time (0145 GMT) at the police compound in Medan on Sumatra island during morning roll call. “For now, we believe he was a lone wolf,” national police spokesman […]

A local radio station that has been involved in the fight against Ebola in eastern DR Congo said Monday it was closing down after one of its broadcasters was murdered. Joel Musavuli, head of Lwemba radio in Mambasa in Ituri province, told AFP that the station had been targeted by armed groups hostile to the […]

Zimbabwe has fired more than 200 public sector doctors who have been on strike for more than two months demanding better pay to protect them from soaring inflation.   The doctors were dismissed after disciplinary hearings held in their absence, as President  Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government takes a hard line against a restive labour force.   […]

Five candidates, including two former prime ministers under deposed president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, have been selected to run in Algeria’s December presidential poll, the country’s constitutional council confirmed Saturday. Twenty-three candidates had registered for the election which comes as Algeria has been mired in months of street protests demanding an overhaul of the entire political system. […]

Government services will be disrupted today as Zimbabwe’s civil servants start a nationwide strike to demand for better wages after last-minute negotiations with the government failed. They are pressing for higher wages that are pegged to the US dollar. Zimbabwe has the world’s highest inflation rate, which has eroded civil servants’ wages to around seventy […]

US Democrats have made gains in state elections, in what is being seen as a blow to President Donald Trump. Democrat Andy Beshear claimed victory in Kentucky’s governor vote, after a tight race in the conservative-leaning state. Democrats also seized full control of the legislature in Virginia for the first time in over 20 years. […]

The US has begun the process of withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, notifying the UN of its intention to leave, as other countries expressed regret and disappointment at the move. The notification begins a one-year process of exiting the global climate change accord, culminating the day after the 2020 US election. The US government says […]

The sister of former Islamic State group (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been captured in northern Syria, Turkish officials say. The 65-year-old, named as Rasmiya Awad, was detained in a raid on Monday near the town of Azaz, officials said. Turkish officials, cited by several media outlets, said the arrest could yield valuable intelligence […]

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has said he will give Members of Parliament more time to debate his Brexit deal, but only if they agree to a December twelfth general election. The prime minister said that he expect the EU to grant an extension to his October thirty-first deadline, even though he “really” did not […]

Chinese embassy staff members are heading to Essex in Britain to verify reports that thirty-nine people found dead in a truck were its nationals, the foreign ministry said today. The victims were discovered in a container on the back of a truck in Grays, east of London, on Wednesday, shortly after arriving by ferry from Belgium. […]


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