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    World Where a Sore Throat Becomes a Death Sentence – The New York Times

    Once a year, doctors travel to Rwanda to perform lifesaving surgery on people with damaged heart valves a disease caused by untreated strep throat.... Read more via The New York Times – Get more World News
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    World World: Rwanda frees 2 critics of President –

    A prominent opposition leader and a popular gospel musician, both imprisoned after angering the government of Rwanda, walked free Saturday, after officials said that more than 2,000 inmates would be released. President Paul Kagame and his government, which has a record of … Read more via...
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    World Video: Father and son get swept away as Typhoon Mangkhut batters China – Laila’s Blog

    Here is a shocking video of a father and son being swept away as Typhoon Mangkhut battered China. Typhoon Mangkhut rocked Hong Kong before striking mainland China on Sunday, injuring scores and sending skyscrapers swaying, after killing at least 49 people in the Philippines and … Read more...
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    World Cholera death toll climbs to 28 in Zimbabwe – The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper

    The death toll in Zimbabwe’s cholera outbreak has risen to 28, state media said Sunday, as the health minister announced new antibiotics were being used after the disease strain was found to be resistant to some drugs. The cholera outbreak, first detected in a township outside the capital...
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    World Macron Walks Back On Pledge To End ‘Exit Tax’ On High Earners – Channels Television

    France will keep a less restrictive version of its “exit tax” on wealthy people who take assets out of the country, and not completely scrap it as President Emmanuel Macron pledged earlier this year. The 30 per cent levy was introduced by former president Nicolas Sarkozy.... Read more via...
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    World Britain tracks corrupt money from Nigeria, Russia, others – TODAY.NG

    Britain is significantly stepping up efforts to tackle the corrupt money funnelled by Russians and other “corrupt elites” from countries such as Nigeria and China into or through the United Kingdom, a senior police officer said on Friday..... Read more via TODAY.NG –