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Coronavirus: Scottish diplomat Steven Dick dies in Hungary

A Scottish diplomat has died in Hungary after contracting coronavirus. Steven Dick, 37, served as the deputy head of mission at the British Embassy in Budapest. He died on Tuesday, the Foreign Office confirmed. It is not known whether Mr Dick had any underlying medical problems. His parents, Steven and Carol Dick, said their son […]

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Coronavirus: Americans from quarantined cruise ship flown from Japan

wo planes carrying hundreds of US citizens from a coronavirus-hit cruise ship have left Japan, officials say. There were some 400 Americans on board the Diamond Princess, which has been in quarantine since 3 February. On Sunday, Japanese officials said the number of infections on the ship had risen by 70 to 355, making it […]

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Moi’s body arrives for final day of viewing

The body of Kenya’s former President Daniel arap Moi has arrived in the country’s parliament buildings for the final day of public viewing. Thousands of mourners have been queuing since Saturday to view the body of the former president, who died last week at the age of 95. Mr Moi’s body has been lying in […]

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Harvey Weinstein trial: Sopranos actress Annabella Sciorra tells of ‘disgusting rape’

An actress has told a court she felt like she had a seizure as Harvey Weinstein raped her after barging into her apartment and pinning her to the bed. Annabella Sciorra, best known for playing Gloria Trillo in The Sopranos, went face to face with Weinstein at his trial in New York. The alleged attack happened […]

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Belgium’s ex-King Albert II admits fathering child after DNA test

World News Belgian artist Delphine Boël (L) had long said Albert II was her father Former Belgian King Albert II has admitted he is the father of a woman born from an affair, after he was forced to give a DNA test which came back positive. He had been fighting the paternity claim by Belgian […]

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Ivory Coast tests woman for Coronavirus

Health officials are dealing with a suspected case of coronavirus in Ivory Coast, the country’s health ministry has announced. An unnamed student, who returned to the West African country from Beijing on Saturday, is undergoing further tests after showing flu-like symptoms. If confirmed, it will be the first case of the deadly virus in Africa. […]

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Boris Johnson, African leaders urge investors to accelerate economic role on continent

UK companies must leap at the chance to deepen economic ties with Africa, a continent with unmatched investment opportunities, several African leaders said at a high-level panel. At an oversubscribed opening ceremony for the 2020 UK-Africa Investment Summit, Monday, attended by dignitaries and delegates from 16 African countries, including President El Sisi of Egypt, British […]

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China coronavirus: Death toll rises as disease spreads

The death toll from a newly-discovered coronavirus in China has risen to 41 on the day of the Lunar New Year. Another 15 deaths in the Hubei province, where the outbreak began, were announced on Saturday. Health officials are struggling to contain the outbreak as millions of people travel for the Chinese new year, one […]

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Boko Haram beheads Christian leader in Nigeria

Boko Haram insurgents beheaded a Christian leader in their captivity on Monday, according to Ahmad Salkida, a Nigerian journalist closely covering the crisis in Nigeria and across the Lake Chad region. The journalist in a tweet said Reverend Lawan Andimi along with a soldier were were killed by the the terrorists at the same time. […]

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Africa’s richest people and the tycoon who lost half his fortune

All it took was a new currency in Zimbabwe to wipe out half of Strive Masiyiwa’s net worth. The country’s only billionaire, Masiyiwa built a fortune primarily in telecom. He owns large stakes in two companies that trade on Zimbabwe’s stock exchange. But his country’s decision in June to ban all foreign currencies and use […]

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