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Ghana: At least 60 die as two buses collide in Bono East

Buses were carrying about 50 passengers each at time of collision, say police WT24 Desk At least 60 people have been killed in a head-on collision between two buses in Ghana, said police, in the latest deadly crash on the country’s roads, AFP reports. The smash happened on Friday at about 2am (0200 GMT) in the Bono East region, about 430km ...

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5 mosques vandalised in central England

WT24 Desk London — Counter-terrorism officers in central England are investigating attacks on five mosques in which windows were apparently shattered by a sledgehammer, AP reports. The attacks in Birmingham are being treated as linked. No motive has been established. The incidents in Birmingham come just days after an attacker killed 50 worshippers in two mosques in New Zealand. The ...

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Brazil’s former president Michel Temer arrested in corruption investigation

Temer arrested as part of Operation Car Wash, which led to the convictions of numerous members of Brazil’s political elite WT24 Desk Brazil’s former president Michel Temer – who played a key role in the 2016 impeachment of his rival Dilma Rousseff – has been arrested by federal police, according to local media, The Guardian reports. The G1 news portal reported that Temer ...

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Thousands attend vigil in Dunedin for victims of Christchurch attack

Mixed emotions in city where gunman who killed 50 lived for two years WT24 Desk More than 18,000 people have attended a candlelit vigil for victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack in the New Zealand city of Dunedin, where the gunman lived for two years, The Guardian reports. Many of those in attendance at the Forsyth Barr Stadium, which is usually ...

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Italy rattles US and EU with likely support for China’s Belt and Road

Leaders set to endorse Italy’s role in ‘Silk Road’ trade network during Xi Jinping’s visit this week WT24 DeskItaly has signalled its determination to play a central role in China’s grand plan to build a Silk Road-styled global trade network, despite rattling its EU and US allies with its plan, The Guardian reports The country’s populist government is poised to ...

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Angela Merkel will ‘fight until final hour’ to avoid no-deal Brexit

German chancellor and EU leaders baffled and frustrated as they await UK’s next move WT24 Desk The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has said she will fight until the “final hour” of 29 March to avoid a no-deal Brexit, but admitted she cannot second-guess the outcome of an EU summit this week due to the chaos in Westminster, The Guardian reports. Following ...

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Cyclone Idai ‘might be southern hemisphere’s worst such disaster’

UN officials say floods up to six metres deep have caused incredible devastation WT24 Desk Cyclone Idai, the tropical storm ravaging southern Africa, is possibly the worst weather-related disaster to hit the southern hemisphere, with 1.7 million people affected in Mozambique and 920,000 in Malawi, UN officials have said, Reuters reports. Storm surge floods up to six metres deep had caused ...

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Whale dies from ‘gastric shock’ after eating 40 kg of plastic in Philippines

In a statement on its Facebook page on Monday, museum officials said they uncovered “40 kilos of plastic bags, including 16 rice sacks, four banana plantation style bags and multiple shopping bags” in the whale’s stomach after conducting an autopsy, IANS reports. WT24 Desk A young whale that washed up in the Philippines had died from “gastric shock” after eating ...

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