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Egypt’s ousted Islamist president Mursi dies after court hearing

CAIRO (Reuters) – Former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi, the first democratically elected head of state in Egypt’s modern history, died on Monday aged 67 after collapsing in a Cairo court while on trial on espionage charges, authorities said. His victory marked a radical break with the military men who had …

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Harry and Meghan share an adorable picture of baby Archie holding on to his dad’s finger to celebrate the prince’s first Father’s Day – as it emerges he is set to be christened at St George’s in Windsor next month

Prince Harry and Meghan have posted an adorable photograph of Archie in a touching tribute on Father’s day. In the black and white image shared on the Sussex Royal Instagram account, one-month-old Archie can be seen cutely clutching the Duke of Sussex’s finger – which also features his wedding band. …

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Cairo’s ‘mother of Egyptian museums’ set for revamp

Egypt on Sunday launched a revamp of the Egyptian Museum, promising to preserve and enhance the storied site even as it loses its most famous collection. Located in the heart of Cairo on Tahrir Square, the Egyptian Museum has long been the foremost home for the country’s bounteous collection of …

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30 killed in Nigeria suicide bombing while watching TV match

MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA — Authorities in northeastern NigeriaMAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Authorities in northeastern Nigeria say at least 30 people have been killed by a suicide bomber. The victims had been watching a soccer match on television Sunday night in the town of Konduga in Nigeria’s Borno state. Usman Kachalla, head of …

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Supreme Court Adjourns Judgment On Adeleke’s Appeal

Nigeria’s Supreme Court Today  adjourned the judgement for the appeal filed by Ademola Adeleke against the election of Osun State governor Gboyega Oyetola till July 5. Adeleke, the People Democratic Party candidate for the Osun State September 2018 election, is asking the apex court to set aside the decision of …

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Places to go when visiting Zanzibar.

Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania. It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25–50 kilometres off the coast of the mainland, and consists of many small islands and two large ones: Unguja and Pemba Island. The capital is Zanzibar City, located on the island of …

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South America searches for answers after massive blackout

Power returned to much of Argentina and two neighboring countries following a massive blackout that left tens of millions in the dark on Sunday. Argentine President Mauricio Macri said the cause of the “unprecedented” outage was still unclear. Argentina’s grid “collapsed” around 7 a.m. (1100 GMT), leaving the entire country …

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Women’s World Cup on course for record-breaking turnout

More than 1.5 million supporters are expected to attend matches at the World Cup in France as the tournament is poised to set a new benchmark for the rising popularity of the women’s game, according to a study published on Thursday. Research conducted by Women’s World Cup in Numbers, which looks …

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Apapa gridlock forces Dangote’s firm to move operations

A subsidiary of Dangote Industries Limited, NASCON Allied Industries Plc, said it had shifted some of its operations away from Apapa to Oregun and Port Harcourt, in response to the gridlock in Apapa. The company is a refiner and distributor of household, food processing and industrial salt, with an installed …

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