American Missionary Killed in Cameroon Amid Armed Conflict

American Missionary Killed in Cameroon Amid Armed Conflict

YAOUNDE, Cameroon — An American missionary died in northwestern Cameroon after being shot in the head Tuesday amid fighting between armed separatists and soldiers, the director of a regional hospital said. Charles Trumann Wesco, a missionary from Indiana who had...
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Clampdown on violence against NHS staff

Clampdown on violence against NHS staff

Image copyright Getty Images New measures to protect NHS staff are to be introduced to try to reduce the thousands of assaults on them that take place every year. Staff are to be given better training in dealing with violent...
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Africa:How Nigerian Women Are Using Whatsapp to Chat, Learn and Earn

Africa:How Nigerian Women Are Using Whatsapp to Chat, Learn and Earn

analysisBy Naima Hafiz Abubakar, Bayero University, Kano and Salihu Ibrahim Dasuki, Sheffield Hallam University Mobile phones have become widespread all over the world, including in rural and low-income communities. As research shows, these devices have the po...
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Japan bullet train stops ‘scary’ safety drills

Japan bullet train stops ‘scary’ safety drills

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Japan has one of the world’s most reliable railways and is known for its Shinkansen bullet trains A Japanese railway firm has stopped an unusual training drill that required employees to crouch in tunnels while.....
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Africa:Trade Holds Key to Wealth Creation – Afreximbank’s Oramah

Africa:Trade Holds Key to Wealth Creation – Afreximbank’s Oramah

interview The African Export-Import Bank (AfrExImBank) is one of the long-established but lesser known continent-wide institutions. Created by African governments and private and institutional investors from Africa and elsewhere, the bank promotes and finances...
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Brazil: Bolsonaro plans threaten Amazon, say experts

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBrazil’s highly biodiverse Cerrado is being destroyed for soybean production, conservationists say Brazil’s far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro will merge the ministries of agriculture ...
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‘Stronger than hate’: Pittsburgh Penguins unveil special logo honouring shooting victims

‘Stronger than hate’: Pittsburgh Penguins unveil special logo honouring shooting victims

PITTSBURGH – The Penguins held a ceremony Tuesday to honour the victims of Saturday’s synagogue shooting in the Pittsburgh neighbourhood of Squirrel Hill.Story continues below The team held an 11-second moment of silence prior to a game against the New...
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As Merkel Eyes Exit, Nervous E.U. Wonders Who’ll Take the Stage

As Merkel Eyes Exit, Nervous E.U. Wonders Who’ll Take the Stage

BRUSSELS — The European stage Angela Merkel commanded for so long and so effectively may be cracking, if not collapsing. She has been the poster woman for Europe’s democratic center, but the center is imploding. She and Germany have been...
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Petra Laszlo: Hungarian camerawoman who kicked migrants is acquitted

Petra Laszlo: Hungarian camerawoman who kicked migrants is acquitted

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Hungarian camerawoman was sacked after being filmed tripping up fleeing migrants Hungary’s supreme court has acquitted a camerawoman who was filmed tripping and kicking migrants at the border ...
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Game on: Halifax votes to advance negotiations on potential CFL stadium

Game on: Halifax votes to advance negotiations on potential CFL stadium

Halifax regional council has voted to advance negotiations on a proposed 24,000-seat stadium, pushing a bid to land a Canadian Football League team for the East Coast’s largest city one step closer to reality.In a unanimous 15 to 0 vote, council...
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