French Pacific islands vote on independence

French Pacific islands vote on independence

Image copyright AFPImage caption Long queues formed at polling stations in the capital, Noumea Voters in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia have rejected a bid for independence, partial results say. With two-thirds of the ballots in, some 59.5%...
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‘Genocide gems’: Highly-sought Burmese rubies and sapphires may be enriching Myanmar’s military

‘Genocide gems’: Highly-sought Burmese rubies and sapphires may be enriching Myanmar’s military

Jewellers have made it easy to buy a diamond while keeping your conscience clean. They’ve adopted a passport system showing the origin of every stone, so you can be sure that your hard-earned money isn’t funding a brutal militia in...
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Africa:How to Transform an Index Into Better Governance

Africa:How to Transform an Index Into Better Governance

guest columnBy Folorunso David The publication of this year’s Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) highlights the importance of both state and non-state actors in countries across the continent taking practical steps to address the shortcomings in ...
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Italy storms: Two families killed in Sicily house

Italy storms: Two families killed in Sicily house

Image copyright AFPImage caption The flooded house where the tragedy occurred Two families have been wiped out in Italy after a river burst its banks submerging their house in Sicily. Nine people died in the incident in Casteldaccia – from...
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China motorway toll crash: At least 15 dead in Lanzhou

China motorway toll crash: At least 15 dead in Lanzhou

Image copyright AFPImage caption The serious accident was a result of faulty brakes, according to the lorry driver More than a dozen people have been killed after a lorry lost control at a toll station in north-west China. Dozens more...
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Shaun Marsh requires surgery on buttock abscess

Shaun Marsh requires surgery on buttock abscess

4:05 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Shaun Marsh was ruled out of the opening ODI against South Africa due to requiring minor surgery on a buttock abscess. There were no further details given by Cricket Australia when the news was confirmed...
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Brexit: Business leaders call for second EU vote

Brexit: Business leaders call for second EU vote

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Authors of the letter say the original ballot did not reflect the choices now facing the UK More than 70 business leaders have signed a letter to the Sunday Times calling for a public vote on...
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Utah Mayor Brent Taylor Is Killed in Afghan Attack

Utah Mayor Brent Taylor Is Killed in Afghan Attack

KABUL, Afghanistan — A Utah mayor serving in Afghanistan was reportedly killed and another service member was wounded when an Afghan commando opened fire on them on Saturday in Kabul. Maj. Brent Taylor, the mayor of North Ogden, Utah, was...
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Perth ODI not quite behind paywall

Perth ODI not quite behind paywall

Nov 3, 2018 Australia’s first international match under the new terms of the broadcast rights agreement with Fox Sports will not take place entirely behind the paywall due to the fact the network’s flagship sports streaming app has not yet...
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Kavanaugh accuser admits to making up rape accusation as ‘tactic’

Kavanaugh accuser admits to making up rape accusation as ‘tactic’

One of Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s accusers admitted this week that she made up her lurid tale of a backseat car rape, saying it “was a tactic” to try to derail the judge’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.READ MORE: Brett...
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