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Carnage in Kabul 😱 adds to US 🇺🇸 challenges in Afghanistan❗

Afghans had only just observed a day of mourning for 103 people killed by an ambulance packed with explosives when attackers struck again, this time targeting a military base in the capital Kabul.

The attacks underline the difficulties the Trump administration faces as it reiterates Washington's security commitment in Afghanistan …

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China dismisses ✋ 'absurd' African Union HQ spying 👀 claim

China has dismissed reports it bugged the African Union (AU) headquarters as "preposterous".

Kuang Weilin, the Chinese ambassador to the AU, told reporters in Ethiopia the "absurd" claim in France's Le Monde was "very difficult to understand".

He spoke out three days after the newspaper published an article claiming data …

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President George Weah’s 👑 First State of the Nation Address 🔉

Liberia's new President George Weah delivered his first State of Nation address earlier today in the presence of his countrymen. He began the speech by thanking god for his support and stressed on the historic election, its significance in Liberia's history and the peaceful transition of government.

He stated that …

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Iran frees woman who took off headscarf - lawyer

An Iranian woman detained after defiantly taking off her headscarf and holding it on a stick in Tehran has been freed, a human rights lawyer says. The woman - whose name remains unknown - became the face of protests in the country in December, and images of her were widely shared on …

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Lang'ata fire: 'Not enough water' to tackle Kenya blaze

Thousands of people have reportedly been left homeless after fire swept through a Kenyan slum on Sunday evening, killing at least four. Residents used sewage water in a desperate attempt to douse the flames which had engulfed their homes in the Lang'ata area of the capital, Nairobi. The MP for …

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German row over car exhaust tests on humans and monkeys

The German government has denounced experiments funded by German carmakers in which humans and monkeys reportedly inhaled diesel exhaust fumes. German media say the health impact research was done by EUGT, a body funded by Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW. Such tests could not be justified, the government said, demanding details …

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French floods: Seine river reaches peak in flood-hit Paris

The swollen River Seine in the French capital, Paris, has peaked at about four metres above its normal water level for the time of year. The flood level rose to 5.84m (19.2ft) early on Monday and is not expected to begin receding before Tuesday. Weeks of rainfall have …

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OnePlus 6 may get fingerprint sensor beneath display

OnePlus 6 will launch in the coming months, the Chinese company has confirmed. Not a lot is known about the next-generation flagship smartphone, besides the fact that it will be powered by Qualcomm’s top-of-the-line SnapDragon 845 chipset. However, new rumours suggest the so-called OnePlus 6 will ship with a …

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Fitness tracker Strava lights up military base

Military personnel around the world have been publicly sharing their exercise routes online - including those inside or near military bases. Online fitness tracker Strava has published a "heatmap" showing the paths its users log as they run or cycle. It appears to show the structure of foreign military bases in …

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Ecologist rates Thai coral reef decay rate as alarming

Asst Prof Thon, deputy dean of the Faculty of Fisheries at Kasetsart University, said 77% or 140,000 out of total 107,800 rai of coral reef area in the Thai seas is in a sorry state, with unhealthy coral reefs expanding at an alarming rate. In 2008, the Ministry …

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