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    World Amsterdam invites tourists to ‘marry’ a local for a day – the Guardian

    I’m wearing a vintage bridal gown with a long train, and my groom, Julian du Perron (30), is in a top hat. He’s all smiles, but I’m a little nervous, which is unsurprising because we’ve only just met. Eventually, I relax into it. After all, the wedding is … Read more via the Guardian –...
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    World Melania Trump adds glamorous touch to a Downing Street garden party as she joins Philip May - Ladun Liadi’s Blog

    Melania Trump was well dressed for the weather yesterday afternoon, as she stuck with her favourite Celine trench coat outside of Downing Street for a garden party. The First Lady, 49, greeted children who waved British and American flags and handed her flowers, as she … Read more via...
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    World Baltimore didn’t pay Bitcoin ransom so hackers leaked sensitive data on Twitter – The Next Web

    Officials investigating the Bitcoin-fueled ransomware attack that hit Baltimore City last month believe the hackers have leaked government documents on Twitter. A Twitter account claiming to be owned by the hackers appears to have been used to leak the sensitive documents, The Baltimore Sun …...
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    World Modi slams Gandhi assassin comments ahead of India’s key final vote – Vanguard News

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday condemned a firebrand Hindu election candidate from his ruling party who called the assassin of independence hero Mahatma Gandhi a “patriot”. The conservative prime minister was forced to act as a backlash grew over comments by … Read more via...
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    World Five dead, dozens missing in Uganda landslides – Vanguard News

    Five people have died and dozens are missing after heavy rains triggered a series of landslides in eastern Uganda’s mountainous Bududa district, the Red Cross said on Wednesday. The organisation said that around 50 people were believed missing and 150 houses destroyed after the landslides on...
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    World KLM Airline Reveals V-Shaped Aircraft Design Where Passengers Sit Inside The Wing – Nairaland

    Dutch national carrier KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is funding a pioneering V-shaped, fuel-efficient airplane design known as the Flying-V that is intended to improve the sustainability of air travel. The Flying-V plane, named after the iconic Gibson Flying-V electric guitar, is being developed by...
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    World 51 killed, 1,000 people displaced by floods in S.Africa – Vanguard News

    Devastating floods in South Africa have left 51 dead and forced more than a thousand people from their homes, according to an updated toll issued Wednesday as President Cyril Ramaphosa flew to the deluged region. People walk through the flooded waters AFP PHOTO Heavy rains have lashed the …...
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    World Sri Lanka proposes new law on fake news after Easter attacks – The Guardian Nigeria News

    Sri Lanka’s government will introduce five-year jail terms for those caught spreading fake news and hate speech on social media, the government said Wednesday, following a surge in online vitriol and disinformation after the Easter suicide attacks.... Read more via The Guardian Nigeria News –...
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    World Islamic State claims first presence in Mozambique, denied by police – The Guardian Nigeria News

    The Islamic State group has claimed it was involved in an insurgent clash in Mozambique for the first time, but an expert expressed doubt and police dismissed the claim outright. A jihadist insurgency has been growing in the northern Mozambican province … Read more via The Guardian Nigeria...
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    World Trump, queen and world leaders remember D-Day heroes – Vanguard News

    US President Donald Trump and Queen Elizabeth II gathered with 300 veterans on the south coast of England on Wednesday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day — one of the heroic turning points of World War II........ Read more via Vanguard News – Get more World News
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    World Indian military plane missing with 13 on board – P.M. News

    An Indian military aircraft with 13 people on board went missing Monday in the northeast of the country, the defence ministry said. The Russian-built Antonov An-32 took off from Jorhat in Assam state at 12:25 pm (0655 GMT) headed for Mechuka in Arunachal Pradesh, bordering China.... Read...
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    World Ghana shuts 347 microfinance firms – Newtelegraph

    The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has revoked the licenses of 347 insolvent microfinance companies as part of efforts to protect the stability of the country’s financial system, the regulator said in a statement. According to the statement, the licences of 192 of the companies were … Read more via...
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    World Ebola outbreak: More than 2,000 cases reported in DR Congo – Daily Nation

    More than 2,000 cases of Ebola have been recorded in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the last 10 months, officials have said. Two thirds of the cases have been fatal, the health ministry added.... Read more via Daily Nation | Home – Get more World News
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    World Video: President Akufo-Addo heckled by gender activist – Myjoyonline

    Gender activists at the Women Deliver Conference in Canada were not too pleased with President Akufo-Addo’s submission on women empowerment in Ghana. The President has said, despite the majority being women in Ghana, not much political action had been witnessed in their push for greater...
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    World Trump approved Saudi nuclear transfers after Khashoggi killing: senator – Capital News

    President Donald Trump’s administration approved the transfer of nuclear technical expertise to Saudi Arabia twice after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Democratic senator said Tuesday. Those two times were part of seven occasions starting in December 2017 in which the...
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    World Xi Jinping in Russia to usher ‘new era’ of friendship – Capital News

    Chinese President Xi Jinping headed for Russia Wednesday to mark a new era of friendship and reinforce economic ties that had benefitted from Moscow’s isolation from the West. Due to arrive in the early afternoon, Xi will be received with full honours..... Read more via Capital News –...