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Jan 31, 2019
Toll rises to 52 after two boats carrying migrants from Yemen to Djibouti capsize; 16 people rescuedThe death toll from the sinking of two boats carrying migrants to Yemen from Djibouti rose to 52 on Thursday, the UN migration agency said
Jan 17, 2019
Toto Forever: Artist Max Siedentopf sets up installation in Namib desert which plays 'Africa' on 'eternal' loopMax Siedentopf states that the effort behind keeping Africa everlasting was worthwhile as Toto “made a song that is understood and liked all over the world”.
Dec 17, 2018
American souvenir-hunters causing 'silent extinction' of giraffes in Africa; it's time US put the animal on 'endangered' listGiraffes are losing their lives to tribal hunting and to souvenir hunters in yhe US. In the last 15 years, the population of giraffes has fallen by 40 percent. Now, there are less than 80,000 left and they reduce every day
Dec 06, 2018
World Bank report says child marriage costs African countries billions; West Africa has highest rate of marriage before 15Every year of secondary education reduces the likelihood of marrying before the age of 18 by five percent or more, it added in the report, "Educating Girls and Ending Child Marriage".
Nov 30, 2018
Ebola outbreak in Congo now second largest in history, says WHO; officials confirm 198 deaths due to diseaseMore than 37,000 people have received Ebola vaccinations, and Congo has begun the first-ever trial to test the effectiveness and safety of four experimental Ebola drugs.
Nov 23, 2018
Bharti Airtel completes tender offer to buyback $1.5 bn debt to manage capital structure, reduce gross debtBharti Airtel International (Netherlands) B V commenced cash purchase of $1.5 billion, 5.125 percent Guaranteed Senior Notes due in 2023.
Oct 26, 2018
Pope Francis stalls on Belgium bishops' suggestion to allow young married men to become Catholic priestsThe number of priests and nuns dropped sharply in 2016 in Europe — and the Americas to a lesser extent.
Oct 17, 2018
US conducts largest air strike in two years against Somalian militants, kills 60 Al-Shabaab fightersThe United States conducted its largest airstrike in nearly two years against militants in Somalia, killing about 60 Al-Shabaab fighters, the US military has said.
Oct 12, 2018
Sierra Leone cancels China-backed airport deal; Chinese foreign ministry rejects claims of rift between Freetown and BeijingSierra Leone has cancelled plans to build an airport with China's help in the outskirts of the country's capital, Freetown, saying it was economically unviable.
Oct 10, 2018
Imran Khan to visit Beijing: Pakistan PM's love for China will be tested by CPEC rethink, ill-treatment of UighursA CPEC under fire is a very real threat to the overall Belt and Road Initiative.