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Ghana: John Mahama declared election winner

Ghana’s presidential election has been won by incumbent President John Mahama, the electoral commission has announced. John Mahama took office in July after the unexpected death of President John Atta Mills The commission said that Mr Mahama had won 50.7% against opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo on 47.74%...

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Troops rescue kidnapped US doctor in Afghanistan

An American doctor who had been abducted by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan has been rescued, the US-led international forces say. Gen Allen: “Proud of US and Afghan forces” Dilip Joseph, of the Morning Star Development aid group, was freed by US and Afghan forces in a joint operation that killed seven of his captors. US commander in Afghanistan, Gen John Allen, said he ordered the mission as intelligence showed the doctor was in danger of being killed or injured...

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Italy’s Berlusconi announces fresh run for PM

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has confirmed he will run for the office again next year. ...

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Immolations move US, asks China to start talks with Dalai Lama

Expressing deep concern over the increasing number of self-immolations by Tibetans, the US today asked China to initiate unconditional talks with the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. Dalai Lama “We call on the Chinese government to engage in dialogue with the Dalai Lama or his representatives without preconditions,” Special US Coordinator for Tibetan Issues Maria Otero said in a statement...

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French police arrest Chinese pair with 1.8 MILLION euros in cash stitched inside car seats

Two Chinese men were arrested at a French checkpoint near Strasbourg last month with more than 1.8million euros in cash hidden in their car seats, according to French Customs. The find, consisting of over 38,000 denominations of 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euro notes, was hidden behind the seatback of an Audi A6. Customs made the discovery during a ...

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Protestors clash with police in Mexico City as new president is sworn into office on a pledge to cut drug-related violence

MEXICO CITY — Enrique Peña Nieto, a telegenic and politically savvy former state governor, was sworn in as president of Mexico on Saturday in a raucous ceremony marked by violent protests that left several people wounded. One student demonstrator who clashed with police received a head wound and was in critical condition, the Mexican Red Cross said. The protests reflected discontent among some ...

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‘Necklace’ lynchings that shocked Africa: Agonising deaths of four students ‘mistaken for thieves’ who were burned alive posted online

GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING It may have been a simple misunderstanding that led to a horrific lynching. On October 5, four University of Port Harcourt students, Chiadika Biringa, Ugonna Obuzor, Lloyd Toku, and Tekena Elkanah left campus for the village of Aluu. According to Biringa’s mother Chinwe, Obuzor was owed some money and he asked his three classmates to accompany him ...

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