Farewell the well: Curtains come down on Queen Elizabeth II reign as she’s sent to eternal resting place

Farewell the well: Curtains come down on Queen Elizabeth II reign as she’s sent to eternal resting place

King Charles III led his family and the UK in the long, final goodbye to his mother Queen Elizabeth II from Westminster Hall on Monday, with invited guests taking their seats at Westminster Abbey since 8am, hours before the beginning of the funeral service. Former Deputy Prime Minister Sir Nick...

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It’s true Ronaldo still wants Man United exit, Red Devils’ stand-in skipper Fernandes reveals

It’s true Ronaldo still wants Man United exit, Red Devils’ stand-in skipper Fernandes reveals

Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes has admitted he may know a “thing or two” about Cristiano Ronaldo’s situation at the club after Monday night’s stirring 2-1 win over Liverpool. The Red Devils beat their fierce rivals courtesy of goals from Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford in either half. And their...

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Some 10,000 of 119,305 Afghan refugees who previously worked for UK bodies are resettled in London

Some 10,000 of 119,305 Afghan refugees who previously worked for UK bodies are resettled in London

Just over 10,000 applicants have been resettled as part of the UK’s Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP), a Freedom of Information request has found. The scheme was established in April 2021 to relocate those who worked for, and alongside the UK Armed Forces as the Taliban reclaimed Afghanistan following...

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World Bank study shows countries in north Africa are losing beaches faster than anywhere else in the world

World Bank study shows countries in north Africa are losing beaches faster than anywhere else in the world

Over the past 15 years, the fishermen of Ghannouch, a town around 400 kilometres south of the Tunisian capital, Tunis, say they have seen “radical changes” on the coastline they sail around. “The sand is decreasing and the rocks are starting to appear,” Sassi Alaya, a local seaman and the...

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Terrorism: Nigeria’s multiple conflicts – from jihadists and bandit militias to separatists will decide 2023 poll outcome   

Terrorism: Nigeria’s multiple conflicts – from jihadists and bandit militias to separatists will decide 2023 poll outcome   

After dividing themselves into three squads, more than a hundred gunmen stormed a Nigerian prison, using explosives to blast though a wall and free dozens of jailed jihadists. But the assault did not take place in some remote town in the country’s violence-torn northeast. Instead, the raid unfolded just 40...

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Somalia on the edge of catastrophe as drought kills livestock, exposes six million to food insecurity

Somalia on the edge of catastrophe as drought kills livestock, exposes six million to food insecurity

The war in Ukraine is worsening food insecurity in East Africa after a devastating locust invasion, the Covid-19 pandemic and the ongoing drought. In Somalia alone, six million people are food insecure. In January 2022, Hirsiyow Mohamed and her three children left her drought-stricken village of Drumo in Somalia. But...

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Biden credited with speedy and decisive crackdown on Russian hackers after Ukraine invasion

Biden credited with speedy and decisive crackdown on Russian hackers after Ukraine invasion

Since Russia launched its full-blown invasion of Ukraine in late February, a wave of predictable cyberattacks has accompanied that offensive, striking everything from Ukrainian government agencies to satellite networks, with mixed results. Less expected, however, was the cyber counteroffensive from the US government – not in the form of retaliatory...

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Experts say race factor in US abortion laws has mental and economic implications on well-being of Blacks

Experts say race factor in US abortion laws has mental and economic implications on well-being of Blacks

About one-quarter of people in poverty in the United States are Black. Joia Crear-Perry, president of the National Birth Equity Collaborative in Washington DC, warns that banning abortion would disproportionately harm the physical, mental and economic well-being of Black people with the capacity for pregnancy. In particular, Crear-Perry is concerned...

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China won’t recognise Afghanistan’s new regime, watching US cooperation with India

China won’t recognise Afghanistan’s new regime, watching US cooperation with India

China will not take the lead in recognising Afghanistan’s Taliban government and will only do so in a concerted move with Pakistan, Russia and Iran, an expert familiar with China’s foreign policy considerations says. The Taliban took control of Afghanistan in August and set up an interim government in September...

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