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Liberia presidential runoff set for Dec 26
Monrovia, Liberia | AFP | The runoff in Liberia’s presidential elections will be held on December 26, the country’s electoral overseer announced on Tuesday, clearing a last hurdle in a protracted saga. It means the final round of voting between the two leading candidates — ex-foo...
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In food waste fight, Brits turn bread into beer
Driffield, United Kingdom | AFP | At a brewery nestled in rolling farmland in northern England, the process of making beer begins with dropping dozens of unwanted loaf ends, thrown away by a sandwich factory, into a large stainless steel tank. Add water, hops and yeast, and out c...
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Burundi orders ‘voluntary’ tax to fund fresh elections
Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Burundi’s government has launched a fundraising drive for elections in 2020, presented as “voluntary” but condemned by rights groups as “organised robbery”. Western electoral aid was cut in 2015, when Burundi was plunged into crisis as President Pierre Nkur...
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Five things to know about India’s Nehru-Gandhi dynasty
New Delhi, India | AFP | Rahul Gandhi, the scion of India’s Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty, was Monday named as the new leader of the main opposition Congress party, which has ruled the country for much of its independent history. Here are five key things to know about India’s mo...
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Bodies of 14 UN peacekeepers flown to Tanzania
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | AFP | The bodies of 14 Tanzanian peacekeepers killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo by suspected Ugandan rebels were repatriated Monday, where the defence minister welcomed them as “heroes”. The arrival of the plane carrying 14 white coffins covered...
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Grenfell Tower fire probe ‘unprecedented’: UK police
London, United Kingdom | AFP | The criminal investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire in London in which 71 people were killed is “unprecedented”, a police spokesman said on Monday at the opening of a public inquiry into the blaze. “Outside certain counter-terrorism inquiries, t...
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Uber’s London licence battle set for May/June
London, United Kingdom | AFP | Uber’s appeal against losing its licence in London will be heard in May or June next year, a court determined Monday. London’s transport authority said in September that it would not renew the ride-hailing company’s licence to operate in the British...
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