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Trump implies that the late Rep. John Dingell is ‘looking up’ from hell

President Donald Trump attacked Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell and her late husband, Rep. John Dingell, during a rally on Wednesday, implying the former congressman was “looking up” from hell. “Debbie Dingell, that’s a real beauty,” Trump said of the congresswoman, noting he was watching her on television during impeachment proceedings. …

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Pervez Musharraf: Pakistan ex-leader sentenced to death for treason

General Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s former military leader, has been sentenced to death at a special court hearing in Islamabad. The three-member court sentenced him over a high treason charge that has been pending since 2013. Gen Musharraf seized power in a military coup in 1999 and served as the country’s …

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Pope scraps pontifical secrecy rule over sex abuse

Pope Francis has abolished a Vatican rule which forbade anyone who reported they had been sexually abused by a priest from talking about it. The rule, known as pontifical secrecy, is also lifted for those who testify in a Vatican trial over clerical sexual abuse. Church leaders called for the …

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Trump impeachment: Schumer calls for White House witnesses at trial

The US Senate’s top Democrat has called for current and former White House aides to testify at President Donald Trump’s expected impeachment trial. Chuck Schumer said he wanted senior officials including White House acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and ex-adviser John Bolton to be summoned. But the Republicans, who …

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How Africa will be affected by climate change

The African continent will be hardest hit by climate change. There are four key reasons for this: First, African society is very closely coupled with the climate system; hundreds of millions of people depend on rainfall to grow their food Second, the African climate system is controlled by an extremely …

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Israel will hold unprecedented third election in a year

Israel will hold an unprecedented third general election in less than a year after politicians again failed to form a majority coalition in parliament. Members of the Knesset voted to set the election date for 2 March hours after a midnight (22:00 GMT) deadline passed. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and …

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Sulawesi art: Animal painting found in cave is 44,000 years old

A painting discovered on the wall of an Indonesian cave has been found to be 44,000 years old. The art appears to show a buffalo being hunted by part-human, part-animal creatures holding spears and possibly ropes. Some researchers think the scene could be the world’s oldest-recorded story. The findings were …

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London Bridge attack: Reformed prisoner who fought knifeman ‘prepared to die

A reformed ex-prisoner who fought the London Bridge knife attacker with a fire extinguisher has said he was prepared to die to protect others. John Crilly, who was jailed for murder after a burglary went wrong, said he tackled Usman Khan while believing he was wearing a live suicide belt. …

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Macron pension reform: France paralysed by biggest strike in years

FRANCE’S LARGEST nationwide strike in years has severely disrupted schools and transport. Workers are angry about planned pension reforms that would see them retiring later or facing reduced payouts. Teachers and transport workers have been joined by police, lawyers, hospital and airport staff, and other professions for a general walkout. …

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Top Nigerian senator guilty of stealing $19.6m

PROMINENT NIGERIAN  senator Orji Uzor Kalu has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after being found guilty of 39 fraud charges amounting to $19.6m (£14.9m). Kalu is a member of President Muhammadu Buhari’s All Progressives Congress and a chief whip in the federal parliament’s upper house. He was accused, …

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