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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. […]

Turkish forces are stepping up air strikes and a ground offensive, as their incursion into Kurdish-held areas of northern Syria enters a second day. Turkey's military said it has seized designated targets. There are also reports of heavy fighting in the central area of the border region. Tens of thousands of people are reported to […]

Burundi has said that a first group of its refugees in Tanzania would return home on Thursday, as a mass repatriation planned by the two governments begins. The Burundi government’s general manager for repatriation, Nestor Bimenyimana, said that about 1,000 refugees are in the first group. He added that the process is “voluntary”. Burundi and […]

A Hong Kong pro-democracy protester has been shot in the chest after a police officer opened fire during clashes on Tuesday, as China celebrated the 70th anniversary of the communist-led government in Beijing. The incident was the first time a protester has been shot, in an escalation of the months-long unrest that has rocked the city. Report said […]

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered yet another setback today after Members of Parliament, MPs rejected his call to briefly suspend their business for his party’s conference, highlighting the hostility he faces in parliament just weeks before Brexit. In his seventh successive defeat in parliament, MPs voted to reject his call for three days off […]


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