Snakes force Liberian President George Weah out of office

Snakes force Liberian President George Weah out of office

President George Weah will return to his usual office on Monday Snakes have been found in Liberian President George Weah’s office, forcing him to work from his private residence, the BBC has learnt. Press secretary Smith Toby told the BBC

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Burned to death for reporting sexual harassment

Burned to death for reporting sexual harassment

Nusrat Jahan Rafi Nusrat Jahan Rafi was doused with kerosene and set on fire at her school in Bangladesh. Less than two weeks earlier, she had filed a sexual harassment complaint against her headmaster. Her courage in speaking out against

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South Africa hit by deadly Easter church collapse

South Africa hit by deadly Easter church collapse

Some people were reportedly sleeping when the wall collapsed photo: KZN EMS/ ARRIVE ALIVE At least 13 people have died and many were injured when a wall collapsed in South Africa at the start of an Easter service at a

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North Korea test fires new tactical guided weapon – state media

North Korea test fires new tactical guided weapon – state media

North Korea says it has test-fired a new “tactical guided weapon” with a “powerful warhead”, the first such test since talks between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un ended without agreement. State media gave few details, but analysts say this is

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Mali violence: PM and entire government resigns

Mali violence: PM and entire government resigns

The prime minister of Mali and his entire government have resigned, following an upsurge of violence in the country. On Wednesday, a motion of no confidence was submitted as MPs blamed Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga for failing to handle

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Notre Dame rector says ‘computer glitch’ likely started cathedral fire

Notre Dame rector says ‘computer glitch’ likely started cathedral fire

A “computer glitch” may have been behind the fast-spreading fire that ravaged Notre Dame, the cathedral’s rector said Friday, as architects and construction workers tried to figure out how to stabilize the damaged structure and protect it from the elements. The fire

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Measles cases triple globally in 2019, says UN

Measles cases triple globally in 2019, says UN

The number of measles cases reported worldwide in the first three months of 2019 has tripled compared with the same time last year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The UN body said provisional data indicated a “a clear

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Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on fire

Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on fire

The spire atop the iconic Notre Dame cathedral collapsed amid a devastating fire at the Paris cathedral on Monday, just days before Easter Sunday. Images and video showed flames and thick plumes of smoke billowing up and around the spire,

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Ex-soldier ‘admits double murder’ in Slovakia

Ex-soldier ‘admits double murder’ in Slovakia

An ex-soldier in Slovakia has confessed to the double murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée last year, Slovak media report. Miroslav Marcek and three others – all in custody – have been charged over the killings, which

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First privately funded moon mission ends in crash

First privately funded moon mission ends in crash

Israel’s Beresheet, the first privately-funded mission to the moon, has crashed. The spacecraft aimed to perform a soft landing on the moon and would have made Israel the fourth country to do so — and by far the smallest. Only

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