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South Africa Top Story World

ANC and Democratic Alliance Forge Historic Government Alliance in South Africa

In a groundbreaking development for South African politics, the African National Congress (ANC) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) have agreed to form a government of national unity. This unprecedented collaboration marks a significant departure after 30 years of ANC rule, allowing President Cyril Ramaphosa to secure a second term in office with 283 votes from Read More…

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U.S. Supreme Court strikes down federal ban on bump stocks, a blow to anti-gun campaigners

In a significant ruling on Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court declared a federal ban on “bump stock” devices unlawful. These devices enable semiautomatic weapons to fire rapidly like machine guns. The court’s decision, which rejected another firearms restriction enacted under former President Donald Trump, is a setback for anti-gun campaigners. In a 6-3 ruling authored Read More…

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Europe at work, please don’t disturb

THE on-going right wing shifts in European parliamentary elections give the impression that there are seismic shifts in the plates of its politics. Please don’t worry yourself. There are no possibilities of earthquakes. These are mere rumblings in the belly of its body politic. It is said that Europe’s far-right gained historic grounds in the elections, but the lesson for us Read More…

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G7 summit concludes with focus on China and historic papal appearance

The Group of Seven (G7) leaders are set to wrap up their annual summit on Friday, with discussions heavily centered on China before a historic appearance by Pope Francis to deliberate on artificial intelligence (AI). The inclusion of the Pope, alongside 10 other heads of state and government, including India’s Prime Minister and Jordan’s King, Read More…

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Hunter Biden convicted for illegally purchasing gun, first presidential child found guilty

On June 11, President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, was found guilty by a federal jury of lying about his drug use to illegally purchase a firearm. The conviction marks a historic moment, making Hunter Biden the first child of a sitting U.S. president to be convicted of a crime, according to Reuters. The jury Read More…

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Disaster Taiwan Top Story World

Taiwan Struck by Strongest Earthquake in 25 Years: Nine Lives Lost, 50 Missing

In a seismic upheaval that reverberated across the island, Taiwan was jolted by its most powerful earthquake in a quarter-century. The temblor, measuring 7.2 magnitude, claimed nine lives and left more than 900 injured. As the earth convulsed, 50 workers, en route to a hotel nestled within a national park, vanished without a trace. In Read More…

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Tragedy strikes: Aid workers’ lives lost in Gaza airstrike

In a heart-wrenching incident, an Israeli airstrike claimed the lives of seven aid workers associated with the World Central Kitchen (WCK) in Gaza. The tragedy unfolded during a humanitarian mission, leaving the international community in shock and prompting urgent calls for answers and justice. The airstrike, which occurred on a WCK convoy, resulted in the Read More…

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Senegal Top Story World

Senegal’s Bassirou Diomaye Faye sworn in as President, vows reform and stability

In a historic moment for Senegal, opposition candidate Bassirou Diomaye Faye, once imprisoned for his political beliefs, was inaugurated as the nation’s youngest president at the age of 44. Faye’s ascension to power symbolises a new chapter for the West African nation, marked by promises of stability and economic advancement. Following a landslide victory in Read More…

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Putin asserts Russia’s non-aggression towards NATO amid F-16 controversy

In a recent statement, Russian President Vladimir Putin has emphatically denied any Russian intentions to launch attacks on NATO countries, including Poland, the Baltic states, and the Czech Republic. This declaration comes amidst the ongoing conflict with Ukraine, which has seen the deepest rift in Russia-West relations since the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. Addressing Read More…

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UN report highlights global food waste crisis amidst hunger

The UN Food Waste Index Report 2024, released by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in anticipation of the International Day of Zero Waste, reveals a staggering 1 billion meals wasted daily across all continents in 2022. This alarming figure contrasts sharply with the 783 million people affected by hunger and the one-third of humanity grappling Read More…