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‘Horror houses’ shed light on care crisis for Nigerian addicts

Loading... The drugs came to stay. Today, after suffering a heart attack, Jagunlabi is desperate to end his addiction but has no idea how to get help. “I don’t know where to go, I can’t trust (rehab) centres here,” he told AFP, sitting in a park in the nation’s economic …

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Chinese defector provides intelligence trove to Australia: report

Loading... The Nine network newspapers said the defector, named as Wang “William” Liqiang, had given Australia’s counter-espionage agency the identities of China’s senior military intelligence officers in Hong Kong and provided details of how they fund and conduct operations in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Australia. Wang said he was personally involved in …

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Uruguay prepares to shun left in presidential vote

Loading... Luis Lacalle Pou, leader of the center-right National Party, trailed ruling party candidate Daniel Martinez in the first round, but a voting pact with lower-placed candidates has given him a significant opinion poll lead. The latest poll shows Lacalle Pou, a 46-year-old former senator, would take 51 percent of …

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Cypriots from both sides rally for reunification

Loading... President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci are scheduled to meet in Berlin on Monday alongside United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres. A German foreign ministry spokesman said Berlin was providing financial and logistical support for the “informal, trilateral” meeting but not playing a part in the …

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British Airways ‘welcomes’ breakthrough in pilot pay dispute

Loading... The airline has agreed to an inflation-proof pay rise of 11.5 percent over three years, according to the report in the FT newspaper. The BALPA union, which represents most of the airline’s pilots, said in an email seen by the paper that its members would soon hold a ballot …

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Calls to probe Russian official over stance on domestic abuse

Loading... In a letter to Justice Minister Alexander Konovalov, relatives of four victims said his deputy Mikhail Galperin was unfit to occupy his position. In the letter whose excerpts were released by Zona Prava, a non-governmental group, the relatives said they “are deeply outraged” by Galperin’s position. Among them is …

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DR Congo police fire live rounds to break up protests

Loading... The demonstrators were protesting against local forces and UN peacekeepers for failing to stop the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militia from killing seven civilians in the town on Wednesday. Security forces moved in with gunfire and tear gas to disperse the protestors in the northern Boikene district at around …

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Central African summit calls for reflection on CFA franc

Loading... The extraordinary one-day meeting in Yaounde brought together leaders from Cameroon, Chad, the Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and the Republic of Congo. As members of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC), the nations jointly use the CFA franc, a currency rooted in the French …

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A frustrated Trump lashes out at impeachment probe

Loading... After a week of dramatic impeachment testimony from current and former administration officials, an embattled Trump took to a favorite broadcaster to air a long, occasionally incoherent list of grievances — against the FBI, his political adversaries, impeachment inquiry leaders, the “deep state,” and more. “These people are sick,” …

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S.Africa court to rule next week on Zuma’s appeal against graft trial

Loading... Zuma was forced to step down last year by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party after a nine-year reign marked by corruption allegations and dwindling popularity. He is alleged to have taken bribes worth four million rand ($270,000, 240,000 euros) when he was deputy president related to a $3.4 …

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