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Two Namibian 🇳🇦Ministers Resign Following 👉Al Jazeera Investigation

Two Namibian government ministers resigned following allegations of corruption and money-laundering in the Namibian fishing industry.

The Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources Bernhard Esau and the Minister of Justice Sacky Shanghala were accused of receiving bribes in return for giving preferential access to Namibia's rich fishing grounds to Samherji …

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Islamic Jihad and 🇮🇱Israel Agree on🇵🇸 Gaza Ceasefire

An Egypt-brokered ceasefire between Islamic Jihad and Israel has taken effect in Gaza Strip after two days of cross-border fighting and Israeli air attacks killed at least 34 Palestinians.

The truce was in force from 5:30 am local time (03:30 GMT), the group's spokesman, Musab al-Braim, told Reuters …

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Sri Lankan🇱🇰 Author Attacked Ahead of👉 Key Presidential Polls

Armed men have stabbed and injured a Sri Lankan writer in the southern Galle district, a week after he published a book criticising the main opposition candidate in Saturday's presidential polls, police said.

The attackers stormed the home of Lasantha Wijeratne on Thursday, who released his book "Wasteful Development and …

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Tear Gas Grenades Kill 4⃣ Protesters in 🇮🇶Baghdad: Medics

Four protesters were killed by tear gas canisters in Baghdad on Thursday, medics told AFP, the latest deaths from what rights groups have slammed as a "gruesome" misuse of the weapon.

The medical sources said the protesters were hit near Tahrir (Liberation) Square, the epicentre of the weeks-long movement for …

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China 🇨🇳Completes Mars Lander Test 👉Ahead of 2020 Mission

China on Thursday completed a test of its Mars exploration lander ahead of Beijing's first mission to the red planet slated for 2020.

Beijing is pouring billions into its military-run space programme, with hopes of having a crewed space station by 2022.

Thursday's hovering and obstacle-avoidance test, which took place …

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Japanese🇯🇵 Emperor Begins👉 Last Accession Rite

Japanese Emperor Naruhito, dressed in pure white robes, was ushered into a dark wooden hall by torchlight on Thursday night to start his last major accession rite after becoming emperor this spring: spending the night with a goddess.

The "Daijosai" rite centers on Amaterasu Omikami, the sun goddess from whom …

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Hayabusa-2: Japan🇯🇵 Spacecraft Leaves👉 Asteroid to Head Home

Japan's Hayabusa-2 spacecraft has departed from a faraway asteroid and begun its year-long journey back to Earth.

The spacecraft left its orbit around Ryugu on Wednesday with samples of the asteroid in tow.

Hayabusa-2 is expected to return to Earth in late 2020, completing its successful multi-year mission.

Japan's space …

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Facebook Removes👉 5.4 Billion Fake Accounts

Facebook on Wednesday said it has taken down some 5.4 billion fake accounts this year in a sign of the persistent battle on social media against manipulation and misinformation.

Amid growing efforts to create fraudulent accounts, Facebook said it has stepped up its defenses and often removes the accounts …

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Clashes as Acting 🇧🇴Bolivia Leader Aims to👉 End Power Vacuum

Bolivia's interim president Jeanine Anez moved Wednesday to fill the power vacuum left by the resignation of Evo Morales, who said he was ready to return from exile in Mexico to "pacify" the country, as riot police clashed with his supporters and one was killed.

Anez, a 52-year-old deputy senate …

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