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Russia Set To Expel British Diplomats Over “Insane” Spy Poisoning Accusations By UK

The bitter row between Britain and Russia over the poisoning of spy Sergei Skripal intensified today as Moscow confirmed British diplomats would be expelled over what it branded “insane” allegations. Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov confirmed retaliatory sanctions after Theresa May declared in the Commons yesterday she was banishing more than 20 of Russia’s diplomats. He told Russian media expulsions ...

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Britain Expels 23 Russian Diplomats, Worst Battle With Moscow Since Cold War

Britain Wednesday plunged into the gravest battle with Russia since the Cold War as Theresa May unveiled a hardline response to the “reckless and despicable” attack on ex-spy Sergei Skripal. The Prime Minister announced 23 of Russia’s 58 London diplomats would be expelled as she condemned the nerve agent poisoning in Salisbury. “They have just one week to leave,” she declared ...

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Trump Sacks Tillerson On Twitter

US President Donald Trump has sacked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and immediately replaced him with the director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo. Thanking Mr Tillerson for his service on Twitter, Mr Trump said the new state secretary would do “a fantastic job”. Mr Tillerson, a former chief executive of ExxonMobil, was only appointed to the job just over a ...

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Zambia Wages War On Sex Dolls

Zambia is waging a fierce campaign against sex dolls, threatening offenders with heavy jail terms over the dolls which, it says, are “very unnatural”. “No one sells them openly, no one admits to owning one, and no one has been arrested,’’ report said. The government launched the crackdown on the sex toys last month. The action has propelled the issue ...

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Terrorists Attack Burkina Faso Army HQ, French Embassy

An explosion rocked Burkina Faso’s army headquarters in the capital Ouagadougou on Friday and black smoke could be seen billowing above. Simultaneously, the French embassy also announced a similar attack, attributing it to terrorism. A witness at the scene told Reuters that masked gunmen with backpacks attacked the army headquarters after the explosion. The AFP, quoting witnesses said five armed ...

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Rwanda Shuts 700 Churches

Rwanda has shut 714 churches in different parts of Kigali over the last one week for failure to meet minimum standards. New Times of Rwanda reported that the churches were found to lack basic infrastructure, hygiene, safety standards and had issues related to their legal status. The crackdown is being carried out by respective urban district authorities in partnership with the Rwanda ...

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Teacher Fires Gun In Classroom

A social studies teacher barricaded himself inside a locked classroom at a Georgia high school on Wednesday and apparently fired a single shot from a handgun, authorities said. No students were in the classroom at the time, and the only injury reported was a student who hurt their ankle running when Dalton High School was evacuated. Police spokesman Bruce Frazier said ...

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Somalia al-Shabab: Deadly Double Car Bombing Near Presidential Palace

Two car-bomb attacks have killed at least 38 people in the Somali capital Mogadishu, officials say. The first took place outside the presidential palace late on Friday. The second hit a nearby hotel. Dozens of people were wounded. The Islamist militant group al-Shabab, which has been trying to oust Somalia’s government, says it was behind both. A gun battle followed ...

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Syria War: UN Security Council Approves 30-Day Ceasefire

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to allow aid deliveries and medical evacuations. However, some of the biggest jihadist rebel groups, and their associates, are not covered by the truce, raising questions about its real impact. The Eastern Ghouta rebel enclave near Damascus has been bombarded by government forces for the ...

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