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MPs Pressure Theresa May To Reform Northern Ireland Abortion Rules

MPs Pressure Theresa May To Reform Northern Ireland Abortion Rules

🕔14:51, 27.May 2018

A spokeswoman for Theresa May said changing the rules on abortion is a decision that should be taken by a devolved assembly and the government is working to revive the power-sharing agreement.

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US Missionary Josh Holt Home After Two Years in Venezuela Jail

US Missionary Josh Holt Home After Two Years in Venezuela Jail

🕔14:46, 27.May 2018

“I’m just so grateful for what you guys have done, and for thinking about me, and caring about me, just a normal person,” Josh Holt said during the Oval Office meeting. “It really touches me,” he said, his voice breaking.

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South Africa DA Party Rejects ‘Rumours, Gossip’ Split

South Africa DA Party Rejects ‘Rumours, Gossip’ Split

🕔14:29, 27.May 2018

South Africa’s Democratic Alliance (DA), the biggest opposition to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s African National Congress (ANC), dismissed as “rumours and gossip” a Sunday newspaper report that said the party was about to split.

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Imran Khan Now Vows to Oust Pakistani ‘Corrupt’ Rulers

Imran Khan Now Vows to Oust Pakistani ‘Corrupt’ Rulers

🕔13:02, 27.May 2018

Imran Khan is hoping to achieve a years-long dream of leading the country as its prime minister, and his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party is the main challenger to the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), which was headed by Sharif until his ban.

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Terrorists Shot and Killed Russian Servicemen In Syria

Terrorists Shot and Killed Russian Servicemen In Syria

🕔09:25, 27.May 2018

Terrorists attacked Syrian and Russian troops, and the latter was forced to respond, according to the MoD. A total of 43 terrorists were killed in the clashes, and six vehicles were also destroyed, the ministry stated.

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Goodluck Jonathan to Nigerian Leaders: Make Nigeria Great Again

Goodluck Jonathan to Nigerian Leaders: Make Nigeria Great Again

🕔16:14, 26.May 2018

Goodluck Jonathan said: “I use this opportunity to call on Mr. President because I was there before, and I know that when you are there, there is so much pressure on you to use all the powers at your disposal to subjugate democracy.”

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New Emails Show EPA, Climate-Change Deniers Collaborated

New Emails Show EPA, Climate-Change Deniers Collaborated

🕔15:37, 26.May 2018

The EPA maintains close working relationships with a broad range of public and private groups, and Heartland is just one of many the agency engages with “to ensure the public is informed,” said EPA spokesman Lincoln Ferguson.

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US Vowed ‘Firm, Appropriate Measures’ To Bashar Assad

US Vowed ‘Firm, Appropriate Measures’ To Bashar Assad

🕔15:23, 26.May 2018

In a statement released Friday, the U.S. State Department said it was concerned by reports that Assad’s forces were preparing for an operation in southwestern Syria. It warned the government against “any actions that risk broadening the conflict.”

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Burkina Faso Formally Resume Diplomatic Ties With China

Burkina Faso Formally Resume Diplomatic Ties With China

🕔15:14, 26.May 2018

“Now Africa has only one country with which we have not yet established” diplomatic relations, Wang said. “We hope this country can join the big China-Africa family of friendship as soon as possible.”

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Ireland Overwhelmingly Repealed 1983 Constitutional Ban On Abortion

Ireland Overwhelmingly Repealed 1983 Constitutional Ban On Abortion

🕔15:06, 26.May 2018

“The people have spoken,” said Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, a medical doctor who campaigned for repeal in Friday’s historic referendum. “The people have said that we want a modern constitution for a modern country, that we trust women and we respect them to make the right decision and the right choices about their health care.”

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Kim Jong Un, Moon Jae-in Hold Surprise 2nd Summit

Kim Jong Un, Moon Jae-in Hold Surprise 2nd Summit

🕔14:50, 26.May 2018

The quickly arranged meeting seemed to demonstrate Kim Jong Un’s urgency to secure a summit with Trump, which may provide his best shot at saving his economy from crushing sanctions and win security assurances in a region surrounded by enemies, analysts say.

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Israel’s Supreme Court Orders Demolition of Palestinian Village in West Bank

Israel’s Supreme Court Orders Demolition of Palestinian Village in West Bank

🕔15:17, 25.May 2018

Critics have denounced the ruling saying that the decision, which will devastate a community of some 35 families belonging to the Jahalin Bedouin tribe, is another example of the Israel’s policy of ethnic cleansing.

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Women’s Interests Paramount – Okoya-Thomas Says

Women’s Interests Paramount – Okoya-Thomas Says

🕔14:58, 25.May 2018

The new Woman Leader of the Lagos State Chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Hon. Jumoke Okoya-Thomas, has promised to protect the interest of women across the state.

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Netherlands, Australia Blame Russia For MH17 Downing

Netherlands, Australia Blame Russia For MH17 Downing

🕔14:21, 25.May 2018

“It has now been indisputably proven that there is a direct link between the rocket that hit MH17 and the Russian army,” Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok told a news conference in The Hague.

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South Africa Authorities Probe $80m Bitcoin Scam

South Africa Authorities Probe $80m Bitcoin Scam

🕔11:30, 25.May 2018

The investigation follows a case this week where kidnappers demanded a ransom in bitcoin of nearly $120,000 to release a South African teenage boy.

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