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Ethiopia announces its first coronavirus deaths

Ethiopia's ministry of health on Sunday announced the country's first deaths as a result of Covid-19, the respiratory illness caused by coronavirus. The two deaths were announced one hour apart by Health Minister Lia Tadesse. Dr...

‘Hundreds die’ in India police custody

By BBC Nearly 600 people died in police custody in India between 2010 and 2015, says the US-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) in a new report. The rights group said no policeman was convicted for a...

Thailand allows ‘culture of torture’

By BBC Thailand's military government has allowed a "culture of torture" to flourish since assuming power, says a new report by rights group Amnesty International. The report lists 74 alleged cases of torture and other ill-treatment,...

Date set for Aretha Franklin funeral

Aretha Franklin's funeral will take place on 31 August in her home town of Detroit, Michigan. The late singer's publicist confirmed the service will take place at the Greater Grace Temple and will be attended...

Huge leak reveals elite’s tax heavens

By BBC A huge leak of confidential documents has revealed how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth. Eleven million documents were leaked from one of the world's most secretive companies, Panamanian...

US visa-free residency for Cubans ends

By BBC President Barack Obama has ended the longstanding policy that grants residency to Cubans who arrive in the US without visas. The 20-year-old policy allows Cuban migrants who reach US soil to become legal permanent...

US travel ban goes to Supreme Court

By BBC The White House has asked the US Supreme Court to reinstate a travel ban on people from majority Muslim countries. The ban has been blocked by lower courts which have said that it is...
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24 killed in deadly Kuala Lumpur school fire

At least 24 students and teachers have died in a fire at a religious school in Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur. The fire at the Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah broke out in the early hours of...

Trump makes first Afghan trip for Thanksgiving

President Donald Trump has made an unannounced visit to American troops in Afghanistan and said the US and the Taliban have been engaged in talks. "The Taliban wants to make a deal," Mr Trump told...

Kim killing suspect was ‘was paid $90’

By BBC An Indonesian woman arrested for the murder of the half-brother of North Korea's leader has said she was given 400 Malaysian ringgits ($90) to carry out a prank. Indonesian embassy officials met Siti Aisyah,...
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