Midwife murders reveal brutal IS tactics in Nigeria

Midwife murders reveal brutal IS tactics in Nigeria

The execution-style killings of two Muslim midwives in north-eastern Nigeria have raised fears that the Islamist insurgency is far from over.The Islamic State (IS) group and the political tensions ahead of elections in Africa’s most-populous nation are being blamed for

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Microsoft co-founder and billionaire dies

Microsoft co-founder and billionaire dies

Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft, has died aged 65 from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He had revealed the disease’s return only two weeks ago, after previously being treated for it in 2009. He had said he and his doctors were

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World’s largest underwater restaurant nears completion

World’s largest underwater restaurant nears completion

Five meters below the surface of the North Sea, near the southernmost tip of Norway, Europe’s first underwater restaurant is nearing completion. The 110-foot long structure, an oblique concrete slab that looks like a sunken periscope, was submerged in July

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U.K to allow prescriptions for medicinal marijuana from Nov. 1

U.K to allow prescriptions for medicinal marijuana from Nov. 1

Doctors in Britain will be able to legally prescribe medicinal cannabis from Nov. 1, after two highly publicized cases of young, epileptic patients dependent on marijuana-based treatments put pressure on the government to review its policy. The change was announced on Thursday

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Convicted former UBS trader to be freed from UK immigration centre

Convicted former UBS trader to be freed from UK immigration centre

The convicted former UBS trader Kweku Adoboli is to be released from detention at an immigration removal centre near Heathrow while he awaits a judicial review of his deportation. Adoboli said he expected to be freed on Tuesday after a judge ruled

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Greek road inferno ‘kills 11 migrants’

Greek road inferno ‘kills 11 migrants’

Eleven people thought to be migrants have died after their vehicle and a lorry collided head-on in northern Greece. Both the car and the lorry burst into flames but the lorry driver managed to escape without serious injuries. The car

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Wife of ex-Interpol chief receives threat from China

Wife of ex-Interpol chief receives threat from China

The wife of the former Interpol president who disappeared in China has revealed that she had received a threatening phone call warning of Chinese agents coming for her in France. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, Grace Meng

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Zimbabwe’s KFC ‘has no money to buy chickens’

Zimbabwe’s KFC ‘has no money to buy chickens’

Leading fast food chains in Zimbabwe have shut their doors as the cash crunch in the country worsens – just two months after President Emmerson Mnangagwa won elections. KFC put up notices at its branches in the capital, Harare, and

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Libyan forces capture Egyptian jihadist al-Ashmawy

Libyan forces capture Egyptian jihadist al-Ashmawy

Libya National Army shared a picture of Hisham al-Ashmawy on Facebook Security forces in Libya have captured one of Egypt’s most wanted jihadists during an operation in the eastern port city of Darnah. Hisham al-Ashmawy, a former army officer, is

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Skripal attack: Second Russian Salisbury suspect named

Skripal attack: Second Russian Salisbury suspect named

“Alexander Petrov” is actually a military doctor working for Russian intelligence, Bellingcat says The name of the second suspect in the Salisbury case is actually Alexander Mishkin, the BBC understands. The Bellingcat investigative website says the man who travelled under

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